Sunday Bulletin - New Life Dresher Church

New Life Presbyterian Church
Northeast Community Church Partnership
Serge Gibraltar Team Partnership
Alpha Pregnancy Services
Bethany Christian Services
Eastern PA Presbytery Church Planting
Presbyterian Church in America
Whosoever Gospel Mission (Resurrection Offering)
ESL (Resurrection Offering)
International Justice Mission (Resurrection Offering)
Hunting Park Christian Academy (Resurrection Offering)
Children’s Jubilee Fund (Resurrection Offering)
Medical Ministry Int’l (Resurrection Offering)
Kianga Kids (Resurrection Offering)
David and Debra Almack, Philadelphia, CLC Int’l
Eric and Karen Brauer, Europe, Serge
John and Sue Burch, Atlanta, Mission to the World
Robert and Lois Carr, Philadelphia, Mission to N. America
Tom and Jan Courtney, Europe, Solas
Richard and Robyn Crane, Miami, Mission to the World
Ellen Dykas, Philadelphia, Harvest USA
Jon and Tracy Eide, HMA, Mission to the World
Meredith and Sandy Elder, Philadelphia, Serge
Jodee Fortner, Peru, Medical Mission Int’l—Canada
Dan and Gini Herron, Spain, Serge
Mike and Judy Hollenbach, Easton, Bridge Community
Andrew and Mary King, Penn State University, Intervarsity
Steve and Jessica Lutz, Penn State University, CCO
Jeff and Jodie McMullen, Philadelphia, Serge
Rose Marie Miller, England, Serge
Tom and Lisa Seelinger, Virginia, Mission to the World
David and Eowyn Stoddard, Berlin, Mission to the World
In addition, NLD maintains a presence in N. Africa
Dave Fischer
Rich Knudsen
Dave Frearson **
Scott Lauer
Brian Gill **
Rob Radcliff
Paul Thress *
Julie Courtney** Donna McLaughlin**
Dyan Fischer
Janet Snyder *
Patti Kane
Maryanne Soper
Ron Lutz, Pastor
Joshua Earman, Assistant Pastor
Anthony Gammage, Pastoral Assistant
Women’s Ministries
Annie Notary, Coordinator
Children’s Ministries
Debbie Leonard, Director
Beth Anne Lesshafft, Assistant
Presbyterian Church of Dresher
Student Ministries
Todd Hill, Director
Jacob Lee, Assistant
February 15, 2015
Tim Gorbey, Coordinator
Joyce Johnson, Coordinator
Outreach Partner
Laurel Kehl, Coordinator
Michael Todd, Treasurer
Ward Shope, Church Administrator
Carol Rhodes, Secretary
Fae Hicks, Secretary
Andrew Bors, Communication Specialist
Dave Almack
Jeff Nitz
Sam Chez
Bill Parr
Joe Johnson
Meredith Elder *
Paul MacQueen
Keith Humphreys
Ward Shope *
Don Joos
Dave Solt
Justin King *
Keith Soper
Jeff McMullen
Jim Baird
Jeff Stark
Currently on Sabbatical *
Currently on Extended Leave **
Church Office: 215-641-1100 Fax: 215-641-1107
New Life Church, 2015 S. Limekiln Pike, Dresher, PA 19025
New Life is a local church of the Presbyterian Church in America.
Call to Worship: Genesis 1:1-4
Praise to the Lord, the Almighty
The Greatness of Our God
Lament: Isaiah 5:20-23
Confession of Sin: Romans 3:10-12, 15-18
Lord Have Mercy
Assurance of Pardon: John 1:9-13
Here I Am to Worship
Affirmation of Faith: Hebrews 1:1-4
Ministry Update: Hunting Park video/ Jubilee
Children Dismissed
Rising Sun
Congregational Prayer
Sermon: “The Light of the World”, Anthony Gammage, preaching
General Offering
Be Thou My Vision
Please silence your cellular phones during the service.
New Life News
If you are visiting today we are glad you are here! Whether you
come with questions and curiosity about Christianity or are looking
for a church to call home we would like to get to know you. We
gather to encounter the living God who has made himself known
through the Bible and the person of Jesus Christ.
Here at New Life our mission is to build a community centered on
Jesus, active in the renewal of all things. Where Jesus is, new life
is always bursting forth. Where Jesus is, broken things are
redeemed. As a church we seek to make visible these realities
where we live, work, and play. This bulletin highlights some of the
ways we are doing this and we invite you to join us.
Worship Celebration
8:30 and 11:10am
“The Light of the World”
John 8:12
Anthony Gammage, preaching
Tim Gorbey/Casey Kreines, worship
Jeff Nitz, prayer 8:30 service
Keith Soper, prayer 11:10 service
Children’s Church at 8:30 and 11:10
Nursery care for infants and
toddlers is available throughout
the morning.
Children's Church is available after the
singing portion of worship. Children will
be dismissed to their classrooms at the
appropriate time. Please escort your
child to their classroom, and pick them
up promptly after the service.
Room 202: Infants-12 months
Room 201: 12-24 months
Room 208: New Mom’s Room
Room 203: 2 and 3 year old
Room 204: 4 and 5 year old
Room 206: K through 2nd Grade
GriefShare begins March 9. If you or someone close to you has lost a loved
one to death, the journey of grieving is a very painful road that we do not want
you to travel alone. New Life Church in Dresher will be hosting a 13-week
grief support-group called ‘GriefShare’ on Monday evenings, 7-9 pm, from
March 9th through June the 8th, 2015. Anyone interested in attending will need
to pre-register so that they can be assured a GriefShare notebook($15.00) and a
place in the group. If you are interested in signing up for the group, or have any
other questions about it, please contact Sandy Elder at (215) 884-5149.
The Food Cupboard Needs Your Help! We are in need of pasta products,
spaghetti sauce, macaroni and cheese, soups (except chicken noodle), tuna, rice,
canned fruit, peanut butter and jelly. Please no outdated food or dented cans.
All are invited and welcome to join NLD's Easter Choir! (singing at both
services on April 5) Rehearsal details to follow! For more information contact
Janae Robinson: [email protected] or Joyce Johnson:
[email protected]
NL Custodian Needed We are looking for a part-time custodian at New Life.
This person must have transportation and will have mostly evening and
weekend hours. Interested in knowing more? Contact Ward Shope at the office.
Jon and Tracy Eide are hosting a Ukraine Prayer & Dessert Night. Come and
hear more about how God has established His Church in Ukraine and how it is
surviving and being used in the current conflict there. Join us Saturday,
March 14 at 7pm in the New Life Dresher Sr. High Room.
New Life Bloggers Wanted. Interested in writing a 400-word blog for New
Life Notes? We are looking for stories of conversion, or ways the Lord is
working in your life now. Is there a helpful book you've read? Submit blogs to
Fae Hicks in the church office.
General Offering Stats as of February 8, 2015
New Life News
Children’s Ministries
School of discipleship
School of Discipleship for Children - 10:00-10:55am
Kids Clubs tonight from 6:00 - 7:30pm for all kids in kindergarten through
5th grade.
Next Mom/Tot playgroup is Tuesday, February 24th, from 10:00 11:30am.
Room 203
Room 205
Room 204
Room 206
Room 302
2 Year Olds
3 Year Olds
4 and 5’s
Grade 1
Room 301
Room 304
Room 305
Room 303
Room 207
Room 306
Grades 2 and 3
Grades 4 and 5
Junior High (6-8)
Senior High (9-12)
Special Needs (11:10)
Communicant’s Class
School of Discipleship Hour 10:00-10:55am
Sr. High Winter Retreat will take place from 2/20-2/22. The Sr. High will
not have youth group on Sunday evening 2/22.
Parenting Through the Ages
How People Change—Jayne Clark
Room 305
Ecclesiastes Part 2—Steve Carter
Room 102
All Youth Family Ski Trip will take place at Spring Mountain on Sunday,
March 1st. We will meet at the church at 2:00pm and return at
9:30pm. Please RSVP to Todd Hill or Jacob Lee by 2/22. More details can
be found on the church website.
Calendar of Events
Home Groups meet throughout the week
TODAY, 6-7:30pm
Kids Clubs, JH and SH Youth
Tuesday, 7-8:30pm
Women’s Evening Bible Study
Tuesday, 7-10pm
Crossroads (Young Adult)
All-Church Nursery Rotation
Wednesday, 9:15-11am
Women’s Bible Study
NEXT SUNDAY, 6-7:30pm
Kids Clubs, JH Youth
Early—Linda Priestley, Amanda
Gisondi, Justin Ruby
Early—Terri Burke, Jon and Shannon
Shope, Alex Pinguli, Cheryl Smalley
February 22: Joshua Earman, preaching
Sarah Osthaus/Anthony Gammage, worship
February 20-22: SH Retreat
March 6-7: Praying Life Seminar
March 9-June 8: GriefShare
Middle—Eloise Briscoe, Julie Lowe, Middle—Liz Hetrick, Kelly
Sarah Gammage, Katie Harper,
Yardumian, Becky Holcomb,
Jason Lehman
Jeff McMullen, Pam Monachello
Late—Kim King, Kassandra
Ruzicka, Lisa Leahy, Charlotte
Late—Trich Confer, Susan Geiger,
Mercer Geiger, Les Confer,
Maureen Joos
For a full calendar, visit our website at
Sermon Notes
New Life News
“The Light of the World”
Prayer Focus—Jubilee
Anthony Gammage, preaching
John 8:12
February 15, 2015
Prayer/Praise Requests:
Pray that God continues to raise up a community of givers to fund
scholarships so that the currently 1,389 empty seats in the Jubilee network
schools are filled with low-income urban K-12 youth from Philadelphia,
Norristown, Chester, and Camden.
Pray for wisdom, collaboration, and God's guiding for school leaders,
teachers, parents, and students at our Jubilee network of schools. Pray that
together, God may bless their joint efforts to disciple and empower our
Jubilee scholars to build God's kingdom through their lives in families and
urban communities.
Praise God that Jubilee is increasing the number of scholarships offered
for the 2015-2016 school year, based on a growing number of generous
donors this year.
Praise God that 414 scholarships were awarded in the 2014-2015 school
Hunting Park Christian academy
Thanks for praying for us!
Pray for some new students who started at HPCA in January, that they
would feel welcomed and would be able to adjust quickly.
Pray that our teachers would experience abundant energy and renewal
from the Lord.
Praise God for his continued faithfulness; He is doing amazing things in
the Hunting Park neighborhood.
Prayer of Belief: Lord Jesus Christ, I admit that I am weaker and more sinful than I
ever before believed, but, through you, I am more loved and accepted than I ever dared
hope. I thank you for paying my debt, bearing my punishment and offering
forgiveness. I turn from my sins and receive you as Savior. Amen.
English as a Second Language Teacher Training: This two-day workshop
sponsored by New Life Glenside will be held this Friday, February 20 from
6-9pm and Saturday, February 21, from 8:45am-6pm. Help an English
language learner hear and see the Good News! Nancy Booher, an ESL
trainer with Mission to N. America, will give practical tools to use in the
ESL classroom and talk on how God uses ESL ministry. Cost is $50
(includes an ESL manual, lunch on Saturday, and refreshments
throughout). Attendance both days is required. Contact Laurel Kehl at
[email protected]