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Gehman Mennonite Church Jan. 15, Wed.

-Bowmansville District Sewing Circle will be held in the morning and afternoon
Physical Address: 127 Witmer Road Reinholds, PA 17569 at the Bowmansville. There are opportunities to knot comforts, quilt, sew baby kimonos. A
Mailing Address: PO Box 842, Adamstown, PA 19501 special thanks for the ladies that do projects at home. We will have our first covered dish meal
717-484-4548 of the yr. Bring enough to share, hot or cold, salad or dessert. Infant Care Kits will be the MCC
www.gehmanmennonitechurch.org project for January-Donations for some or all items are appreciated. The kits are distributed to
hospitals, clinics and refugee camps. Contents:(New items only, size 3-9 months), 2
Ministry Team
gowns/sleepers (flannel or similar warm, soft material), 2 undershirts/ onesies (short or long
Phil Horning – Lead Pastor – (church: 717-484-4548) (Home: 717-208-4424)
sleeves), 4 cloth diapers (flat- fold preferred), 1 receiving blanket (lightweight fleece or flannel;
Travis Sauder – Associate Pastor (717-271-1811) min. 36 in.), 4 safety pins (2 in.), 1 lg bar mild soap (leave in wrapper), 1 pair socks, 1 cap
Todd Carvell – Associate Pastor (717-572-8622) Instructions: Remove pkging material (except soap) Fold items into the receiving blanket and
Steve McCosby – Deacon – (717-336-8275) fasten together with safety pins. Items can be purchased or hand-sewn of new material.
Let's walk with Jesus...personally, locally, and globally. Completed kits can be dropped off at Sewing Circle where they will be delivered to the MRC
warehouse.
Prayer 8:15 AM Jan. 19 Sun.-You are invited to join in a time of singing together at Landis Homes at 2 p.m.
Sunday School 9:00 AM (not 2:30 p.m. as originally announced) in the meeting room of the new Crossings/High
Worship Service 10:00 AM Wellness building. This is a good opportunity to fellowship with members of our church family
who reside at Landis Homes (as well as any other Landis Homes residents who may join us).
The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Please mark your calendars and plan to participate. See Mary Ellen or Darlene for more info.
Psalm 19:1 Jan. 23, Thurs.- We will be providing the Community Meal at Trinity UM Church in Denver.
Sign up sheets for food and volunteers are in the narthex. Thank you for helping to serve our
January 12, 2020 community. Any questions, see Loretta.
Prelude
Hymn o f Praise Paul McCosby -On behalf of the Bishop Discernment Team serving the Bowmansville-Reading District,
Offering Darlene McCosby the Weaverland-Northeast District and the Hammer Creek congregation, thank you for your
Worship in Song Worship Team prayers and counsel as we anticipate Bishop Carl Sensenig's retirement in 2020. As result of a
Message: “The Heavens Declare the Glory of God!” Todd Carvell bishop search among the seventeen congregations, five lead pastors have been nominated for
Hymn of Response Paul McCosby the role of bishop. Nominees are: Eric Marshall (Blainsport); Brian Martin (Weaverland); Dave
Sharing Time/Pastoral Prayer Todd Carvell Pegarella (Nanticoke); Jim Snyder (Maranatha); and Jim Weick (Bethlehem). Discernment is
Benediction ongoing for an oversight structure to best serve for the future. Exploration includes the
Today: continuation of a full-time bishop role, or the development of a bishop team. Please pray for
Greeters Travis & Carolyn Sauder these nominees and our discernment with them. The next discernment meeting is scheduled for
February 7. Also, please share additional counsel you may have with our team chair, Keith
Sunday School Nursery Heidi & Kelly
Weaver, by phone at (717) 293-5246 or by email at kweaver@lmcchurches.org. Thank you!
Church Nursery Karen & Janae -The Bishop Discernment Team
Next Week: -The Great Winter Warm-up–Making 6,500 comforters for those in need! MCC begins its
Greeters Matt & Shelby Kanagy year-long celebration of its 100-year anniversary in 2020 by bringing volunteers together in
Song Leader Darlene McCosby January to make comforters for people in crisis around the world. You are invited to participate
Offertory Maria Musselman in this event on Saturday, January 18, from 8:30-4:30 at the Material Resources Center,
Message Phil Horning
Sunday School Nursery Janae & Danae Ephrata. A light lunch will be provided. Contact Betsy at BetsyKennel@mcc.org or 717-
Church Nursery Travis & Carolyn 733-2847 for more info on this local event, or see country-wide project at
The offering for January is for Eastern Mennonite Missions and budgeted items. mcc.org/centennial/great-winter-warm. See Sylvia if interested in planning to go
Last Weeks Offering: $ Last Weeks Attendance: together to help with this event.
-Thank you for your gifts, cards, and visits and especially the Caroling during the Christmas
Jan. 12, Sun.-The 2020 Bible Quizzing season begins next Sunday at Petra Christian Fellowship. season. Esther Gehman
Our church has been asked to provide 20 dozen cookies for the snack. If you are willing to -The Choice Books ministry has a job opportunity for a route driver/bookrack service rep, to
contribute cookies (homemade or purchased), please sign the sheet on the narthex table, and have service stores including the areas of south central and eastern PA and southern NJ. The ideal
the cookies here at church next Sunday morning. Also, please pray for and encourage the Bible candidate would live in eastern Lancaster, southern Berks or Chester County. This is a paid
quizzers as you are able. Thank you! position and servicing vehicle is provided. For more information please email Rob Troxell at
Jan. 13, Mon.- Ministry Team Meeting at 6 p.m. and Board of Elders at 7 p.m. Thanks for your troxellr@pa.choicebooks.org
prayers for these meetings. If you have questions, encouragement, suggestions, etc. for our church, Happy Birthday! Nelson Horning on Mon., Bob Musser on Wed., John Miller on Thurs., and
please share them with the ministry team. Your input is welcomed. Travis Sauder on Fri.
Jan. 15, Wed.- Youth Group Bible Study will meet at 7 p.m. at the church.
Find more church and ministry related info at www.gehmanmennonitechurch.org under the "Resources" tab and
labeled "Online Church Bulletin Board"