Thursday, May 13, 2021
Church-Wide Events
This Sunday is Missions Sunday with focus on Local Outreach! Our Local Outreach Pastor Tracy Coles will be sharing on "Declaring God's Goodness to Those Around Us." We will have a large variety of displays available where you can learn all about different local and field ministries. You can also see an online version of our missions displays here. This is where you can go for information about Petra missionaries and local and field ministries.
BELONG: The Journey - The focus of BELONG this Sunday is on "Serve." Join us at 9:30 or 11:30 a.m. in the Welcome Center.

Songs This Sunday - Here For You, Anthem, Lord Jesus We Enthrone You, All Hail King Jesus, No Other
 
Sunday Morning Services - Our services are livestreamed through the Petra App, Facebook, YouTube, and our website at www.petra.church/live. To listen to the service over the phone, dial 717-481-4068.

Missing Something? Please take a moment on a Sunday morning to check the Lost and Found cabinet in the Guest Services Hub (to the immediate left of the Welcome Center) to see if anything belongs to you. We have a number of coats, hats. Bibles, and drinking cups. Also be sure to check the kids' Lost and Found table in the Student Life Center. Older items not claimed by the end of May will be donated to a charitable organization.
Missions Sunday
We will be celebrating Missions Sunday again on May 23 with a focus on Global Missions. Plan now to hear an inspiring message by Peter Greer, President and CEO of Hope International, a global Christ-centered economic development organization serving throughout Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe. Prior to joining HOPE, Peter worked internationally as a microfinance adviser in Cambodia and Zimbabwe and as managing director for Urwego Bank in Rwanda. He received a B.S. in International Business from Messiah University and an MPP in Political and Economic Development from Harvard’s Kennedy School. Peter and his wife, Laurel, live in Lancaster with their four children.

Missionary Zoom call – This Friday
Tune in this Friday, May 14, at 7 p.m. via Zoom (Use this code for the App: 856 0824 4878) to hear live updates about how God is moving around the world through the ministries of Daniel Jones (serving with InterVarsity Canada), Brad Ortenzi (serving with ZOE International in the USA), and Ben & Kayte Musselman (serving with ZOE International in Thailand). Each missionary will share approximately 20 minutes.

Save the date for next week's Missionary Zoom call: Friday, May 21, 7 p.m., with Trevor & Leah Derr, Tina More, and Arlen & Keturah King.
EHOP - Join us this Tuesday at 7 p.m. as Crystal Martin and her team lead us in a time of Devotional Worship. These times of worship and prayer create an atmosphere for individual Bible study, meditating on the Lord, and personal prayer times. We will spend time meditating on who God is and ask Him to come and break into our earthly reality as we focus on the Word. You are invited to take part in communion. We will also offer healing and prophetic ministry; you may register for that upon arrival. Childcare is provided through age 7. All are welcome!
The final session of the DOVE Global Leadership and Ministry School will take place at Petra this Friday night and Saturday, May 14 and 15. The theme is "Reproducing Kingdom Communities” – teaching that spiritual families are the core building block for the kingdom of God. The cost for the weekend intensive is $125 per person or $215 per married couple. If you would like to audit this class, you may register and pay at the door. For more info, visit this website

Graduation will take place this Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Oasis.
Child Dedication - Child dedication is a way in which we present our children to God for his purposes to be accomplished in their lives. If you are planning to dedicate your child on May 30, please register online by May 21 or by calling the church office by May 20.
Petra Prayer
Saturday Night Prayer - It's been cancelled for this Saturday, May 15, due to the Circuit Riders event.
Petra Men
All guys 13 and up are invited to our monthly Men's Breakfast at Shady Maple this Saturday, May 15, at 7 a.m. Eric Jensen will be sharing his story. Eric and his wife, Diana, have been married almost 34 years and have six sons, four daughters-in-law, and two grandchildren. Eric has served with Men's Ministry at Petra – including mentoring with Men of Iron – for many years. He has been in sales for various industries and has also experienced career transitions and unemployment; he has a heart to help men through transitions and take hold of their God-given purpose. Eric also serves with RTF Ministries, eager to see people healed and set free.
Men of Iron Strong27™ equips men to know God and their purpose by providing tools and training for growth in their faith, family, friends, fitness, and finances. The Strong27™ mentorship experience is a 1-to-1 or micro-group meeting between a Mentor and Protégé twice a month over the course of a year to experience accountability, balance, and spiritual growth. The 2021 Training Camp & Launch will be on Tuesday, May 18, at 6:30 p.m. For more info and to register, tap the button below. Deadline to register is tomorrow, Friday, May 14.
Kingdom Kids
Vacation Bible School - Kids, get ready for an epic adventure at our “Treasured” VBS this summer as you discover how precious you are to your Heavenly Father! All kids from age 4 through Grade 4 are invited to an incredible week of music, games, snacks, and amazing faith discoveries. VBS will run from Monday through Friday, June 7-11 from 6:30-8:45 p.m. Register online or at the Kids’ Hub on Sundays.

Remember, it takes a team of 250 volunteers – both youth and adults – to pour into the lives of these kids at VBS! Thank you to some many for responding the call! We still need 50 volunteers – 24 elementary volunteers, 2 check-out people, and 24 substitutes. Please visit the Kids' Hub to sign up!
Fellowship of Christian Athletes is hosting an ELANCO Power Camp at Petra for young athletes ages 8 to 12 who want to develop their sports skills. The dates are Monday through Thursday, June 14-17, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Young athletes may choose from baseball, basketball, field hockey, soccer, and lacrosse. The camp involves the local community with high school students and coaches leading the athletes. The cost is $150; a $25 discount is available to Petra families. Just use the code ELPC25. For more info, contact Aubrey Fulmer at afulmer@fca.org.
Global Missions
Mission Prayer Focus - Joe and Jeniece Kingman and their family are Petra missionaries serving on staff with YWAM Orlando. Joe oversees the maintenance of the vehicles at the YWAM base and Jeniece serves as part of the leadership team at the base. Pray for God’s wisdom, provision, and blessing in their ministry and in their relationships with other staff and students at the YWAM base. Pray for good times of connection with family, friends, and supporters as they spend some time in PA in the coming weeks. 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.
Local
Circuit Riders, a ministry of Youth with a Mission, is bringing its Jesus People Tour to Lancaster County. The Circuit Riders team, along with local believers, will be saturating our area with practical acts of love and sharing the Gospel of Jesus. The tour will culminate in two large, open-air gatherings for worship, preaching the Gospel, and activating believers to live like Jesus did. These gatherings will take place in the Petra Fields tomorrow and Saturday, May 14 and 15 at 6:30 p.m. For more info, and for free tickets, please visit this website.

Would you like to join the Circuit Riders' team for the City Serve and Outreach Day as they reach out to our community? if so, you are invited to come to the Oasis today and/or tomorrow, May 13 - May 14 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Petra Family News


Graduate
Congratulations to Andrew Zeiset who is graduating from the DOVE Global Leadership and Ministry School this Saturday.
 

Last Week Update
May 9, 2021
 
Attendance
1,397
General Fund
Weekly Budget:
$63,462
Last Week's Giving:
$79,746
Building Fund
$674