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Gehman Mennonite Church

Physical address: 127 Witmer Road, Reinholds, PA 17569 Mailing address: PO Box 842, Adamstown, PA 19501

717-484-4548 www.gehmanmennonitechurch.org Ministry Team Phil Horning - Lead Pastor - (church: 717-484-4548) (home:717-484-0998) Glen Martin - Associate Pastor- 717-484-2162 Steve McCosby - Deacon - 717-336-8275

Lets walk with Jesuspersonally, locally, and globally. February 23, 2014
Prayer Sunday School Worship Service 8:15 AM 9:00 AM 10:00 AM

Prelude Call to Worship Hymn of Praise John Miller Offering Abby Horning Worship in Song Worship Team Mennonite Disaster Service John Miller Message: Psalm 119:33-37 "Turn My Eyes From Worthless Things" Phil Horning Hymn of Response John Miller Sharing Time/Pastoral Prayer Phil Horning Benediction Today: Greeters Steve & Darlene McCosby Sunday School Nursery Dianne & Heidi Church Nursery Lamar & Michelle The offering for February is for Home Ministries: Reading churches and Missionary Retirement Fund and budgeted items. Last Week: Attendance: 119 Offering: $3,115.25 Next Week: Greeters Calvin & Roxanne Good Scripture Reading Song Leader Randy Sauder Offertory Message Phil Horning Sunday School Nursery Carolyn & Margaret Church Nursery Marlene & Lucy Feb. 25, Tues.-Salim Munayer presents Desert Safaris for Palestinian-Israeli Reconciliation at 7 p.m., at Elizabethtown Colleges Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies. Munayer, founder and director of Musalaha Ministry of Reconciliation in Jerusalem and professor of theology at Bethlehem Bible College,

will discuss his life experience and his ministry of peacemaking and reconciliation between Israelis and Palestinians. For more info, call 717-361-1470 or visit www.etown.edu/youngctr. Feb. 25, Tues.- Fitness and Fellowship- All ladies over 16 are welcome. Meeting at church at 6:45 p.m. Feb. 27, Thurs.- Jr. Youth will meet at the church at 7 p.m. Feb. 27, Thurs.-Duane Stoltzfus presents Narrating the Harrowing Journey of Four Hutterites during the Great War 7:30 p.m., at Elizabethtown Colleges Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies. Stoltzfus, professor of communication at Goshen College, will present highlights of the story of four Hutterite men who were chained in the dungeon at Alcatraz when they refused to perform military service during World War I. Stoltzfus will also describe the research process that led to his recent book, Pacifists in Chains. Copies of the book will be available for sale and signing. For more information, call 717-361-1470 or visit www.etown.edu/youngctr. Feb. 28, Fri. & Mar. 1, Sat.-Hinkletown Mennonite School middle school presents The Tortoise and the Hare Race Again and The Trial of Goldilocks, two one-act plays.(Fri. @ 5:30 p.m. dinner theater & Sat. @ 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.).These stories imagine what might have happened after the well-known tale, bringing laughs and lessons to children and adults. Reservations required for the dinner theater-$15 adults/$8 students grade 8 & under. Sat. tickets available at the door-$6. For tickets or more info: www.hmsk8.org or call 354-7100. Mar 2, Sun.- We will have our regular, first-Sunday of the month fellowship meal. Mar. 8, Sat.-The Pennsylvania Relief Sale is hosting a fundraising banquet at 6 p.m. at Yoder's Restaurant, New Holland. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. with the dinner starting at 6 p.m. A free will offering will be received to help cover the costs of the Pa Relief Sale and to benefit MCC. The evening program features the singing group The Horst Brothers. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED! To reserve a seat, contact Jane at 717-656-8530 or Amos at 717-626-4332. April 11, 12 and 13-Ladies retreat at Belleville. More details to follow. Happy Birthday! Ivan Opalko on Wed., Kenton Gehman on Thurs., and Verna Kautz on Fri. -Mennonite World Conference is still looking for 700 more guestrooms in private homes for the world assembly in Harrisburg in July 2015. Registration can be done on-line at www.mwc-cmm.org - click on the "Pennsylvania 2015" link. Registration for hosts is open through March 2014, so please consider signing up now. It is a wonderful opportunity to host our brothers and sisters from around the world. -Updated Church Photo Directory-We are beginning the process of updating our church photo directory. Please contact Phil Horning or Bethany Horning to arrange a time for a photo to be taken(Sun. after church might be good), or if you have a recent individual or family photo you would like to use, let us know that as well. -MCC has an Administrative Assistant position open at the MCC East Coast office and MRC based in Ephrata. This position is a service worker(volunteer) position. MCC pays for travel to and from assignment, and provides complete living expenses for service workers plus a small monthly stipend. Individuals interested in this position should send a letter of intent and resume to Emily Stednick at

eas@mcc.org. -There is a job opportunity for someone interested in cleaning and light personal care for a disabled couple who contacted our church. If interested, see Pastor Phil for contact info. There are several Sunday school class lunches scheduled after church as opportunities to pray together and get congregational input related to church growth and long range planning as outlined in a letter that was placed in mailboxes several weeks ago (copies available). These lunches are as follows: Downstairs piano-side adult class - Sun, February 23; Downstairs kitchen-side adult class - Sun, March 9; Upstairs adult class - Sun, March 23, Youth class - Sun, March 30. If you can't make it for the lunch for your class, you are welcome to sit in on another one. Your prayer and input is appreciated as we seek God's will together.