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On the Third Day - Easter Sermon Pastor Bill Lentz, Lehman Memorial UMC Hatboro PA

SERMON SERIES – ON THE 3RD DAY 

In the Bible's symbolic language, a three-day period signifies and points to an act of divine intervention that brings rescue and salvation. 

 

4th Sunday of Easter - Abraham Unbinds Isaac

Abraham's near-sacrifice of Issac is a defining moment for them both. They will never again speak to each other. It is on the third day of the journey to the sacrifice that Abraham sees the place where his obedience will be tested. We learn it is Abraham's obedience that saves his son Issac as well. Come to service this week to learn how this story parallels Jesus' life and provides meaning to our lives as Christians today. 

 

God Creates the Land

God created the land and made it possible for the land itself to co-create with God. Life turns to death turns to new life throughout the Bible and throughout our world. In his sermon on Sunday, Pastor Bill points out God's deeply embedded message — God will intervene to bring forth new creation from death, and bring hope and joy into the most distressing situations. When Jesus first appears to his disciples after the Resurrection, he brings peace to a distressing atmosphere of fear. Listen to Pastor Bill's message about creation, intervention, and a definition of the only real sin...

Family Movie Night Lehman Memorial UMC Hatboro PA

FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT
A DOG'S PURPOSE, FRIDAY, MAY 5

Bring your family, your friends, and your favorite snacks and join us at Lehman Church in Room MPR (B14) for Family Movie Night, Friday, May 5 at 6:30 PM. This is a family event, not a drop-off event, so plan to stay and enjoy the fun! Please bring a blanket for the kids; chairs will be provided for adults.

Ladies' Tea Saturday May 6 at Lehman Memorial UMC Hatboro PA

LADIES' TEA

The 2nd Annual Ladies' Tea, sponsored by Lehman Women’s Ministry, will be held on Saturday, May 6 from 1 – 3:00 PM.  Please join us for tea, a light lunch, and a lively discussion with our "Chat" panel. Our first topic is "How Does Church Fit Into Your Life," and our second topic is "The Sandwich Generation — How Are Your Coping?" Spend a lovely afternoon with friends and friends-to-be. There is no charge, but we ask you to bring a canned good for the Food Pantry. Please put your name on the sign-up sheet in the annex. We're looking forward to seeing all of our wonderful Lehman women!

GERANIUMS FOR MOTHER'S DAY

You have the opportunity to have a geranium placed in church in honor of, or in memory of, your mother or any special woman in your life.  Envelopes have been placed in the pew racks for your orders, which are due no later than May 7. The cost for each plant is just $5.

Good Steward' Garden Lehman Memorial UMC Hatboro PA

JOIN THE GOOD STEWARD'S
GARDEN CLUB!

It's time to get our Good Steward's Garden ready for another fruitful growing season! The fresh vegetables grown in the garden are donated to Lehman's Food Pantry to nourish those in need in our community. Join the Garden Club and enjoy the rewards of doing something good for your neighbors, the environment, and your body, mind and soul! Please contact Heather Zadroga at 215-828-4499 or hmzad@msn.com.  

CONGREGATIONAL ASSESSMENT TOOL

You may have received an email or a letter asking you to complete our Congregational Assessment Tool to help us obtain a picture of the status of our local church. If you have already completed and returned the questionnaire, please accept our thanks. If you have not completed the CAT, please consider helping us with this important research by completing and submitting your responses as soon as possible. Thank you.

THE BIBLE & YOU

The Bible is the decisive source of our Christian witness. In our theological journey, we study and reflect on the Bible, and ask the Holy Spirit to help us discern the original intention of the text and its meaning for our own faith and life. Read more about the authority of Scripture from the Book of Discipline, and deeply consider joining a Bible Study group at Lehman Church. 

UMC College Internship Reading PA Lehman Memorial United Methodist Church Hatboro PA

INTERNSHIPS AVAILABLE

College internships are available this summer for a UMC missionary program in Reading, PA. Interns are paid $1,800 and receive lodging, meals, and local transportation. Find out more... 

Compulsive Eating Spiritual Solution Flyer Lehman Memorial UMC Hatboro PA

SPIRITUAL SOLUTION

Compulsive eating is an illness of the body and the mind. There is a solution. An information session on the 12 steps program of OA will be held on Saturday May 6, 2017. Find out more...

Loaves and Fishes Pantry Lehman Memorial United Methodist Church Hatboro PA

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED MAY 13
for our Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry

Every year, we receive a large donation of food from the Postal Workers' Food Drive. On Saturday, May 13, the food will be delivered to the church. We need a volunteer to coordinate the delivery and additional volunteers to check-in the food, check expiration dates, and put the food away. If you can help, please contact Phyllis Carter at 215-840-4276. Thank you for your help!

Lehman Memorial United Methodist Church Hatboro PA Isabelle Lyttle Scholarship

ISABELLE LYTTLE SCHOLARSHIP

Each year, the Isabelle Lyttle Scholarship is awarded to a graduating high school senior who is active in the church and will be continuing education after high school. Applications are available now in the church office or by contacting the Director of Christian Education. Read more...

Lehman Memorial United Methodist Church Hatboro PA Higher education gratns

HIGHER EDUCATION GRANTS

From MAY 1 through MAY 15, the EPAUMC will accept grant applications to assist worthy individuals with the expense of higher education for the 2017-2018 school year. For more details and an application, see Section II, "Education Society Grants to Defray Higher Education Costs" here.

Healthy Living Seminar Lehman Memorial UMC - Hatboro, PA

HEALTHY LIVING SEMINAR
TOPIC: Care of the Spine and Joints

Join us on Tuesday, May 16 from 11 AM - 1 PM in Fellowship Hall for this informative seminar, followed by lunch and dessert. All are invited! Come and bring a friend! Please call the church office, 215-675-2110 or Karen Douglass, parish nurse, 215-674-0412 to sign up.

Holy Moly Summer Sunday School Lehman Memorial UMC Hatboro PA

Holy Moly Summer Sunday School
Bible Stories, Activities, and Games

This year, Lehman's Summer Sunday School will be held downstairs in Room MPR (B14) on these dates:
June 25, July 2, July 9, July 16, July 23, July 30, August 6, August 13, August 20, August 27
for children who have finished kindergarten through
6th Grade. We are looking for teen and adult volunteers each week. Please download a registration form here, or email lmills@lehmanumc.org for more information.

FREE COMMUNITY DINNER
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 • 6:00 - 7:30 PM

We invite all who are in need of a FREE, hearty meal and a time of fellowship to join us for a delicious dinner of hot dogs, baked beans, sides, a beverage and dessert. Anyone who would benefit from a no-cost, shared meal is welcome! If you would like to help with the dinner or have any questions, please contact Vicki Coleman at vicole@comcast.net. Thank you for spreading the word!

OUR FOOD PANTRY NEEDS ITEMS

Essential items are needed for our Food Pantry, especially soup, peanut butter, jelly, oatmeal, cereal, mac & cheese, pasta and pasta sauce, ravioli and other canned meals. Also needed are personal items such as soap, toothpaste, and deodorant. Please consider picking up a few extra items when shopping and bringing them to church. Thank you!

Anawim School of Music Casa del Pueblo Lehman Memorial UMC Hatboro PA

CONFIRMATION SUNDAY

Confirmation Sunday is June 4. Please join the Lehman Church family in welcoming our Confirmation group into the body of Christ. May the Holy Spirit work within them that they, having been born through water and the Spirit, may live as faithful disciples of Jesus Christ.

Liturgical Dance Casa del Pueblo Lehman Memorial UMC Hatboro PA

CANDLELIGHT VIGIL

On May 23, 2017 at 7 PM, a Candlelight Vigil will be held at the Bucks County Justice Center to remember those who have lost their battle with the disease of addiction, to support those in recovery, and to offer hope to those who are still struggling. Find out more ...

Confirmation Sunday Lehman Memorial UMC Hatboro PA

ANAWIM SCHOOL OF MUSIC

Registration for Friday evening classes in guitar, violin, piano, and Latin percussion is now open for children, youth and adult learners of all ages and abilities. Join us!  Find out more....

Vacation Bible School Lehman Memorial United Methodist Church Hatboro PA

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

Vacation Bible School dates are July 31 through August 4. This year's theme is Hero Central, Discover Your Strength in God!  Please watch for more details and registration information!

www.lehmanumc.org

Lehman Memorial United Methodist Church

300 S. York Road
Hatboro, PA 19040

 

"Best of all, God is with us." ~ John Wesley

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