February 7, 2019
Church-Wide Events
This Sunday – Pastor Brian Coles will be bringing Part 2 of our Unshakable teaching series this Sunday with a message called "Unshakable in Adversity." The theme verse is 2 Timothy 2:3: "Endure hardship with us like a good soldier of Christ Jesus."

BELONG: The Journey - The focus of BELONG this Sunday is on "Grow." Learn how to develop lifetime habits for spiritual growth and how to help others grow as well. Join us at 9:30 or 11:30 a.m. in the Oasis.

Petra Church App - On Sunday we introduced a new feature in the Petra Church App. On Sunday mornings, during the message, the fill-in notes are now available on your device! You can take notes, save them to review later, and even send them to a friend. You can also view the entire bulletin, all from within the app. If you have not downloaded the Petra Church App yet, now's the time.

The Pastor/Elder-led prayer meetings on Saturday nights from 8 to 9 p.m. are now open to anyone who wishes to attend. Join us in the front of the Sanctuary. All are welcome!

Baby Bottle Boomerang - If you picked up a baby bottle on behalf of Susquehanna Valley Pregnancy Services, please fill it with money and return it to the East or West Hub by next Sunday, February 17. Please return any unfilled bottles as well.

Those of you on Realm Connect know how easy is to search for people in the online directory. But have you searched for someone – looking for a face – only to find that there’s no picture in their profile? If you have a Realm login, please take a moment to upload YOUR photo to your profile. If you need help, w e will be providing a photographer and an info table in the Atrium this Sunday through February 24 to have your picture taken. We will also upload photos for you. Not yet on Realm Connect? Just create your account login. It’s easy!
PETRACAST Podcast
 
Episode 131: Unshakable in Tragedy - A Conversation with Debbie Grube - Losing her daughter led her on a journey to discovering faith. Then her faith led her through the dark valley of losing her husband. You'll want to hear this part of Debbie Grube's life story.

ACTIVATE School of Prayer - Join us this Tuesday at 7 p.m. for Session 4 of our ACTIVATE School of Prayer as Jake Kail shares a powerful word on Intimacy and Friendship With God. Jake speaks at churches, conferences, retreats, and other events, preaching and teaching with a demonstration of the Holy Spirit’s power. He lives in Lancaster with his family and serves as the lead pastor of Threshold Church. Come and be encouraged and strengthened! Childcare is provided through age 7.
DOVE Hopewell Leadership and Ministry School - The theme of the training tomorrow (Friday) at 6:30 p.m. and Saturday at 8:30 a.m. is "Advanced Ministry Skills." Topics will include ministry motivation, the fear of the Lord, intimacy with God, intercession for Christian leaders, prophetic ministry, and men and women in leadership. If you want to audit the classes, you may register at the door; the cost is $125 per person or $215 per married couple For more information, go online or contact Pastor Brian Flewelling .
Listing of Petra Events - Check out what's happening over the next few weeks at Petra.
Petra Women
Widows' Valentine's Tea - Come for a delightful time of tea and finger food at a Valentine's Tea for widows on Sunday, February 17, at 12:30 p.m. in the Petra Café. Bring your tea cup, saucer, and a personal teapot, if you have one. Please respond with a "Yes" or "No" to your invitation via Realm and sign up for the finger food you wish to bring. For questions, contact Jon Ann at 717-201-6422 or Mary at 717-224-0771.

Watch for a rescheduled date for our Women's Night Out - Game Night, which was cancelled on Friday due to snow and ice.
Petra Men
Men's Breakfast - All guys age 13 and up are invited to a Men's Breakfast at Yoder's on Saturday, February 16, at 7 a.m. Maurice Kujat will be sharing his story. Maurice is a Commodity Specialist for the Commonwealth of PA in the Department of General Services. He has been a Men of Iron Mentor for several years and is on the Men's Ministry Leadership Team.
Lifespring
GriefShare begins tonight at 7 p.m. in Room N124 (North Hallway). If you are grieving the loss of a family member or friend, please join us. This group will meet through Thursday, May 2. You may come at any time. For questions, contact Pastor Titus Kauffman at titusk@petra.church .

"Light the Fire" Cleansing Stream Alumni Appreciation - If you ever participated in the Cleansing Stream Seminar – and found that it impacted you in a meaningful way – you are invited by the Cleansing Stream Leadership Team to a night of camaraderie and inspiration. This will be an opportunity for your spirit to be refreshed through worship, sharing, and intercession. There will also be an update on what is new at Cleansing Stream and how you can be involved with this ministry. It’s Saturday, February 23, in the Oasis; come from 6 to 7 p.m. for snacks and fellowship and from 7 to 8:30 p.m. for campfire strategies, Cleansing Stream opportunities, and powerful worship. Click here to register by February 17.
Youth Bible Quizzing
Youth Bible quizzing will take place at Calvary Monument this Sunday at 6:30 p.m. The quizzing will be on Matthew Chapters 17-20. Petra will be hosting the quiz matches on February 17. If you've never been to a quizzing event, come and check it out! It's exciting! To see the complete schedule, along with standings, visit this website .
Local Outreach
Petra Homestead Project - A work day is scheduled for this Saturday at the Petra Homestead, beginning at 8 a.m. The aim is to get the interior of the house totally ready for insulation and drywall. Work will include miscellaneous framing along with a total cleaning of the house. With the right help and the right weather, we might also work on exterior siding and soffit work. If you would be available to help, please contact Rich Esh at richesh125@gmail.com or call or text him at 610-401-6554. Thanks!
Global Missions
Mission Prayer Focus - Trevor and Leah are Petra missionaries transitioning to a new ministry location in Asia and awaiting visas for their new country of service. In the midst of this transition season, they are leading a short-term team to Asia in the coming months. Pray for God’s anointing and wisdom as they lead the short-term team, and for God’s leading and favor as they continue to prepare for their new, long-term ministry location. 
Last Week Update
February 3, 2019

Attendance
1,590
General Fund
Weekly Budget:
$57,692
Last Week's Giving:
$56,008
Building Fund
$1,000