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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

Let’s walk with Jesus … personally, locally, and globally.

March 11, 2012

Prayer

8:15 AM

Prelude

9:15 AM

Worship Service

10:00 AM

Prelude Call to Worship Hymn of Praise Offering Worship in Song Message : John 1:1-18 "Jesus the True Light"

(Further Reflections on the Adult Sunday School Lesson)

Hymn of Response Sharing Time/Pastoral Prayer Benediction Today:

Greeters Sunday School Nursery Church Nursery Next Week:

Clair Mast Sylvia Eberly Jessica Horning Worship Team Bishop Carl Sensenig

Sylvia Eberly Phil Horning Bishop Carl Sensenig

Jim & Sue Musser Karen & Tamarah Travis & Carolyn

Greeters Call to Worship Song Leader Message Sunday School Nursery Church Nursery

Randy & Karen Sauder Luke Horst Darlene McCosby Glen Martin Maria & Margaret Kelly & Bethany

Offerings: The offering for March is for EMM and budgeted items. Offering last week was $2,788.10. Attendance last week was 116. Mar. 12, Mon.-Ministry Team Meeting at 6 p.m. and Board of Elders at 7 p.m. Thanks for your prayers for these meetings. If you have questions, encouragement, suggestions, etc. for our church, please share them with the ministry team. Your input is welcomed. Mar. 14, Wed.-JBA/JGA will meet at the Bowmansville Mennonite Church from 7-8:30 p.m. Jr. Youth will also meet that evening from 5:45 to 9 p.m. They will be having a Mystery Dinner. Come hungry! Mar. 16-18, Fri.-Sun.-Celebration of Church Life-Editor of The Mennonite, Everett J. Thomas, will sign copies of his new historical novel, Johann, on Sat.,

Mar. 17 at LMS-over lunchtime in the dining hall, during the Celebration of Church Life. Join him for a short talk and reception next door at Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society at 4 p.m. For more info, call (717) 393-9745. Mar. 19, Mon.-Friendship Community is hosting an important meeting at 7 p.m., at Neffsville Mennonite, 2371 Lititz Pike in Lancaster. This 2-hr meeting will outline in detail the policy changes and the funding cuts Friendship and other providers are facing which put these services in jeopardy. Mar. 19, Mon.-Open House at LAMS from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. and in the evening from 6-8 p.m. If you have questions call 717-626-9551 or visits www.lams.info. Mar. 21, Wed.-Sewing Circle at Bowmansville Menn-The sewing circle project for this month will be school kits. Mar. 22, Thurs-R.E.A.L. Youth Ministry Banquet held at Weaver's Banquet Facility at 6:15 p.m. Come enjoy a FREE family style meal, hear updates from Rod Redcay, International Youth Leader and Executive Director Jamie Johnson. A free will offering will be taken after the meal. For more info, or to reserve or sponsor seats call 717-368-7133 or visit our website http://www.realym.org/banquet.php. Mar. 24, Sat.-The Mennonite Children's Choir of Lancaster, along with Bel Canto Children's Chorus and Children's Choir of Lancaster at 7 p.m. at the Hempfield United Methodist Church, Lancaster, for an evening of music. April 5, Thurs.-Our annual Maundy Thursday service, 6:30 p.m., will be held in the Fellowship Hall. The meal will be followed by a worship time that includes communion and feet washing. Child care will be provided (which will include a meal for the children). April 13-15-Please sign up today(or by next Sun. at the latest)for the Ladies Retreat. Each lady will be receiving the book that goes along with the DVD series we will be using and we need to place our order so we have them in time. The sign up sheet and more info is on the bulletin board. April 19,Thurs.-"Ladies Night Out" at Woodcrest Retreat at 6 p.m. Enjoy an evening with a delicious light buffet and Lu Ann Wise will present "Enjoying This Journey Called Life"Cost:$15 Call 717-738-2233 by April 10 for reservations. -New email address for Phonsavan phonsie9o@gmail.com. Thank you ! -MCC is appealing for $500,000 to support people of Syria who are fleeing, due to violence in Homs and the surrounding areas. Please consider giving money, relief kits or joining in prayer for people in the region-checks can be sent to your nearest MCC office designated for "Middle East Crisis" or visit mcc.org/middleeastcrisis to find out more. -Welsh Mountain Home is hoping to grow it's volunteer program. Some current needs include: spring house cleaning, landscaping and care for a small pond, holiday decorating, nail care, and arts and crafts with the residents, and making baked goods and other food items for the annual auction. For more info call 717-355-9522. -The Family Workshop Series are for everyone, members and community. Please signup on a sheet in the narthex for baby sitting if you would like to do that and also sign up if you plan to attend any or all of the meetings to give us an idea of how many people to plan for the meal. Mar. 15-deals with stress and busy schedules, Mar.-22 deals with single, blended and divorced families and Mar.-29 deals with caring for elderly and loss of loved ones. Thanks! -Outreach Committee Happy Birthday! Wilbur Martin on Fri. and Ruth Horst on Sat.