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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 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 June 5, 2011 Prayer Sunday School Worship Service 8:15 A.M. 9:00 A.M. 10:00 A.M.

Service Celebrating the Ascension of Jesus Prelude Call to Worship Hymn of Praise Sylvia Eberly Offering Kristin Hollinger Sharing Time/Pastoral Prayer Pastor Phil Horning Worship in Song Worship Team Ascension Hymn, MH # 188 Sylvia Eberly Message :"Jesus Passed the Baton and Disappeared" Luke 24:45-53; Acts 1:1-11 James Martin (Congregation exits outdoors to grass area ) Gathering Song by Memory/Scripture/Release Balloons/Appearance of Two Men Benediction & Prayer for the Meal - James Martin Today: Greeters Ed & Marlene Martin Sunday School Nursery Chrystle & Carolyn Church Nursery Chrystle & Lydia Fellowship Meal today, all are welcome! Next Week: Greeters Matt & Shelby Kanagy Song Leader James Martin Scripture Reading Margaret Gockley Message Phil Horning Sunday School Nursery Marlene & Margaret Church Nursery Lamar & Michelle Offerings: The offering for June is for Gehman Missionary Support and budgeted items. Offering last week was $1,437.77, for Bridge of Hope. Attendance last week was 193.

June 5, Sun.-There will be a brief meeting after the worship service and before the fellowship meal for participants and parents of children participating in the power swing activity (Sat. 6/18/11) at Spruce Lake Retreat. Questions-see Doug Musselman. June 12-16-Vacation Bible School at Bowmansville Mennonite. June 13-17-Looking for volunteers to assist 1 or 2 Individuals with disabilities with activities and outings during Friends Together Week Camp, from 9 am-2 pm. For information, call Betty Hess at (717) 656-2466, ext. 165. June 19, Sun.-There will be no Sunday School due to the Spruce Lake Camping Weekend. The Worship Service will begin at 10 a.m. June 25, Sat.- Freedom Gate golf outing, for more info see David Mohler. July 17, Sun.-Freedom Gate Bike ride, for more info see David Mohler. July 17, Sun.- 6:30 p.m.-The annual outdoor historical and inspirational meeting will be held at the 1855 Alleghany Mennonite Meetinghouse. Kenneth L. Sensenig, speaker and historian from Akron, PA will speak on “The Rise and Decline of the Alleghany Mennonite Congregation". Congregational singing will include hymns in German led by a group of local men from the Groffdale and Weaverland Conferences, and hymns in English led by Greg Gehman. Please bring your lawn chair and a 1969 Mennonite Hymnal to this service. In the event of rain, the service will be held in the meetinghouse. For more information, call 610-777-3003 or 717336-0009. July 23, Sat.-Friendship Community welcomes bicyclists to raise funds for Friendship Ministries in the Dream Ride for Lancaster. Contact Betty Hess at (717) 656-2466, ext. 165 for more details. -Details for Spruce Lake campers- As is our tradition, on Sat. evening (June 18th) we will enjoy a fellowship meal/hot dog roast together. Meal time is 5:30 p.m. Paper products, condiments and drinks will be provided. Please bring a large hot or cold dish to share. Games for the children are planned for after the meal. -Mennonite Sports Organization (MSO), which provides sports opportunities for elementary age children, will offer boys soccer for pre-kindergarten through grade 6 and girls field hockey for grades 1-6 beginning in August. To register by the early discount deadline date of June 17, go to or e-mail Volunteer coaches are needed for both sports. -Movie Night Dates: are June 24, Aug. 5 (after VBS in the Grove) and Aug. 19. There will be no movie night in July. -Plans are in the works for individuals interested in a new members/baptism class in the near future. Contact Pastor Phil if you have interest in baptism and/or becoming a member of our church or have questions about this. -Pray for Muslims: Are you interested in receiving the Muslim Prayer Focus this year? If you are, write you name on the sheet in the foyer. Happy Birthday! Betty Martin and Luke Horst today, and Liz Good on Mon.