Thursday, July 22, 2021
Church-Wide Events
This Sunday - Three questions will help you practice the love of Jesus in your everyday relationships. Learn more as Pastor Brian Flewelling shares a message from Ephesians called "We Are the Bride of Christ."

BELONG: The Journey - The focus of BELONG this Sunday will be on the Holy Spirit. See how Jesus’ disciples interacted with the Holy Spirit and how we can relate to the Spirit today. Join us at 11:30 a.m. in the BELONG Room off the West Lobby (formerly called the Welcome Center).
Songs This Sunday - House of the Lord, Anthem, Fresh Wind, Oh Lord, You're Beautiful
Sunday Morning Services - Our services are livestreamed through the Petra App, Facebook, YouTube, and our website at
Eastgate House of Prayer - Join us this Tuesday at 7 p.m. as Jennifer Haak and family share a teaching on "Warring Well." This teaching will delve into various aspects of spiritual warfare and spiritual authority that will enable us to not only stand firmly but also advance the kingdom assignments and purposes that God has given us. A time of ministry and intercession will follow. All age groups are encouraged to attend as we will be hearing from adults, teens, and tweens! Childcare is provided through age 7.
Everyone is invited to Petra’s 12th Annual Cruise In this Sunday, July 25, from 1 to 4 p.m., rain or shine. Enjoy classic cars, muscle cars, and all sorts of interesting cars and trucks from both the past and the present! Admission is free. Food and beverages will be available for purchase throughout the day from New Holland Coffee Company, The Fry Shack, The Crazy Train, and Lickity Split. Bring the whole family for music, door prizes, and lots of fun!
Senior Adults
Senior adults are invited to a Barnstormers game with an All-You-Can-Eat Buffet of Hess's BBQ and sides on Tuesday, August 24, at the ballpark in Lancaster. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the game begins at 6:30. The cost is $24 per person. Register online or at the Resource Hub by August 9.
Marriage Ministry
Mini Golf Date Night – All engaged and married couples are invited to a fun, relaxing evening of mini golf and ice cream at Village Greens Miniature Golf and Snack Shoppe in Strasburg. It’s next Saturday, July 31, any time between 6 and 9 p.m. Village Greens has been voted the #1 miniature golf course in Lancaster County. The Snack Bar offers milk shakes, hand-dipped ice cream, assorted sandwiches, and French fries. Register online by next Friday and plan to self-pay at the event. Mention that you are with Petra Church for a discounted price of $6.25-$8.25 per person, depending on which course you choose. Feel free to bring some friends!
Kingdom Kids
Calling all Kingdom Kids volunteers, aka “Superheroes!” If you volunteer as a leader, helper, shepherd, worship team member, library volunteer, or SNAP buddy, you are invited to join us for a Volunteer Appreciation Meal on Saturday, August 14, at 6 p.m. in the Gym! Bring your whole family to enjoy food and fun! Register through Realm by August 9.
Global Missions
Mission Prayer Focus - Alan and Carol Wert and their family serve as Petra missionaries with Eastern Mennonite Missions in Wales, where they serve alongside local churches in various forms of equipping and community outreach in a multi-cultural urban setting. Pray for God’s anointing and wisdom as they seek to be salt and light, sharing God’s love to those in their community, and for perseverance as they minister in the midst of ongoing COVID restrictions. They are the featured Text-to-Give missionaries this week. Text PetraGive to 73256 and select their name from the list at the link provided.
Petra Family News

Medical Fund
Chad and Megan Kreider’s daughter Laela has recently been diagnosed with Burkitt’s lymphoma, and the expense of her ongoing treatment is growing. A Petra Medical Fund has been opened. Please designate your gift to the Kreider Medical Fund.
Last Week Update
July 18, 2021
General Fund
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Last Week's Giving:
Building Fund