February 13, 2020
Church-Wide Events
This Sunday we'll hear Part 3 of the TRUEish teaching series. Pastor Brian Flewelling will share on "Practicing Faith in Community."
 
BELONG: The Journey - The focus of BELONG this Sunday is on "Serve." Discover who God created you to be and the gifts and passions that make you unique. Join us at 9:30 or 11:30 a.m. in the Oasis.

Songs - Open The Gates, Anthem, Goodness of God, Another In The Fire, Tis So Sweet
Baby Bottle Boomerang - If you forgot to return your filled plastic baby bottle on Sunday, please be sure to bring it to the East or West Hub this Sunday or drop it off at the Church Office during office hours. Please return any unfilled bottles as well.
 
Pastoral Candidates – Both Matt Kauffman and Andrea Kauffman have been affirmed as Petra pastors: Matt as Small Groups Pastor and Andrea as Children’s Pastor. They will be credentialed during the services on February 23.
 
Petra Memorial Park - If you have been considering the purchase of a burial plot at our Memorial Park, come to the table in the Atrium this Sunday or on February 23. Pick up a packet and check out the options.
 
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, how to be Spirit led, intercession for Christian leaders, and tests of 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. Scholarships are available for Petra people. For more info, visit this website or contact Pastor Brian F .
 
Petra Prayer - If you need prayer, or would like to pray for others, you can use our new prayer-request tool on the Petra website! To submit a prayer request, fill out the request form on the Prayer page, set your privacy choices to share as much or as little info as you want, and click “submit.” You can choose to receive notes of encouragement from people praying for you. On that page you will also be able to submit a testimony, find links to several life-giving (healing) ministries, and learn more about the many Petra prayer groups meeting each week. For more info, contact Pastor Darrel Martin at darrelm@petra.church .
Listing of Petra Events - See what's happening over the next few weeks at Petra.
Eastgate House of Prayer
Join us this Tuesday at 7 p.m. for Session 5 of our ACTIVATE School of the Prophetic as Kara Sensenig discusses “Prophetic Flow and the Spirit of Prophecy.” She will unpack the difference between Old Testament and New Testament prophecy and share practical, everyday insights for using your gift. Childcare is provided through age 7. If you plan to attend with children, please respond directly to Andrea Michener, our EHOP Childcare Coordinator, at ajm7772930@yahoo.com . Don't miss this opportunity to be equipped to use your gifts in a safe and life-giving environment!
EHOP will be hosting a Night of Prayer for the Region on Sunday, March 1, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Oasis. We are honored and excited to have two guest worship leaders Stephen Jenks , Director of Global Operations at Eagles’ Wings, and Jamie Fitt , Director of Philadelphia Tabernacle of David.
 
Stephen, a gifted worship leader and psalmist, has ministered with Eagles’ Wings for 22 years. Through conferences and services across the United States, Europe, Central America, Asia, and the Middle East, Stephen and his wife Veronica have had the privilege of bringing tens of thousands of believers into a living encounter with the Presence and Person of Jesus Christ.
 
Jamie has been serving the Body of Christ in worship and teaching for over 20 years. He moves in breakthrough worship with a strong emphasis on prophetic worship and releasing the “song in the moment.”
 
Join us for a powerful time of worship and intercession as we pray for Heaven to impact our region! Childcare is provided through age 7. If you plan to attend with children, please respond directly to Andrea Michener, our EHOP Childcare Coordinator, at ajm7772930@yahoo.com .
EHOP is seeking childcare workers and helpers who either have their clearances or are willing to acquire them for our Tuesday evening equipping services. Helpers must be age 12 or older, and everyone age 14 and older must have their clearances to serve. A paid honorarium is offered. Please contact our Childcare Coordinator, Andrea Michener, at ajm7772930@yahoo.com if you are interested.
Regional Event
Region G (Gap area) Pizza & Fellowship Night - Join us in the Café for food and fellowship on Friday, February 28, at 6:30 p.m. Pizza and drinks will be provided. Please bring a finger food to share and some table games to play, if you wish. 
Senior Adults
Senior Adults age 62 and up are invited to a Chili Dinner and Movie Night on Saturday, March 7, at 6 p.m. in the Café (meal) and Oasis (movie). Come enjoy chili and cornbread with ice cream for dessert. The movie will follow. There’s no need to sign up! Just come. Donations will be received at the event.
Lifespring
2020 Cleansing Stream - Plan now for a life-changing experience through the Cleansing Stream Seminar! Choose between Sunday evening classes running from March 22 - May 3 from 6-8 p.m. (excluding Easter Sunday) or Tuesday evening classes running from March 31 - May 5 from 7-9 p.m. Childcare through age 7 will be provided on a donation basis for both evening seminars. The One-Day Event will take place at Petra on Saturday, May 2. For more info, please visit the table in the Atrium. Register online or at the Resource Hub by March 8.
GriefShare - Are you hurting from the death of a loved one? We believe GriefShare can help. GriefShare is a 13-week support group which begins on Thursday, February 27, at 7 p.m. Enter at the North Entrance. All are welcome at any time, and there is no cost to participate; workbooks are free. Please register online or by contacting Pastor Titus Kauffman at 354-5394 or titusk@petra.church .
Petra Women
Lipstick and Crayons , a Fellowship for Moms and Children - Aimee Weaver will be leading us in a DIY paint project this Wednesday at 9 a.m. This is just for those who have registered; the registration deadline was Tuesday.

Petra Widows - Join us for a Valentine’s Tea on Sunday, February 23, in the Petra Loft. Bring your teacups, saucers, and a personal teapot if you have one. If you received an invitation via Realm, choose the appropriate RSVP and sign up to bring a food item from the list. If you don’t have a login to Realm, please contact Jon Ann at 717-201-6422 or Mary Ann at 717-669-6474.
Petra Men
Men's Breakfast - You are invited to breakfast at Yoder's this Saturday at 7 a.m., where Jerry Musser will share his story. Jerry has been a sales rep for Hamilton Distributing for 48 years and is also an avid hunter. Jerry serves at Petra as the Team Leader for the Petra Memorial Park and also as an usher.
Men of Iron Strong 27 - Mentorship is an intentional journey preparing men to lead strong, to love strong, and to influence with integrity. The Men of Iron Strong27 mentorship experience provides the tools and the training needed for Mentors and Protégés to grow in their  faith, family, friends, fitness, and finances. For more info, tap the button below or see us in the Atrium.
Youth Bible Quizzing
Youth Bible quizzing will be hosted by Petra this Sunday at 6:30 p.m. The quizzing will be on Genesis 50:15-Esther 3:6.. Bible quizzing is an opportunity for young people to get together, study the Bible, and answer questions in a friendly competition. If you’ve never been to a quiz match before, come on out and cheer for the Petra teams. It’s fun! To see the complete schedule, along with standings, visit this website .
Student Ministries
High School Winter Retreat - High school students will enjoy a weekend away at Camp Hebron in Halifax, PA. It will include times of worship and teaching as well as free time to hang out in the gym and with friends. We will meet at Petra at 5 p.m. on Friday, February 21, and return home around 3 p.m. on Sunday, February 23. The cost is $99. TOMORROW (Friday) is the final day to register online.
Kingdom Kids
Elementary Easter Choir – Children from K through Grade 4 are invited to sing in an Easter choir during both services on Easter Sunday, April 12. The time commitment that Sunday is 9 to 11:30 a.m. Children must sign up at the Kids’ Hub on either February 23 or March 1 and be able to attend at least three practices. Practices will take place on March 8, 15, 22, and 29 in the Summit after the large group teaching.
Local Outreach
Gardeners - Apply now for a garden plot through Seeds for Hope Community Gardens. The gardens are located along Ranck Road a bit north of Airport Road. We have both raised beds and in-ground plots. The cost for an 8' X 4' or 10' X 4' raised bed is $15. In-ground plots of 12' X 20' cost $15 and 20' X 20' plots cost $25. New this year is the option of a 12’ X 10’ in-ground perennial plot (for the year) for $15. Those interested can apply for a plot online at petra.church/seedsforhope or pick up a print application from the church office. You can also apply and pay at the Resource Hub. Questions? E-mail seedsforhope@petra.church .
Global Missions
Mission Prayer Focus - Les and Suzanne Yoder serve as Petra missionaries, with Les giving leadership to AgConnect Ministries – a ministry that uses agriculture to meet the needs of people in less-developed regions of the world and empowers them to reach their own people for Christ. Pray for God’s wisdom, open doors, and provision for them in their ministry.
 
Kenya Info Meeting - Learn about an awesome opportunity to serve in Kenya this Monday , February 17, at 7 p.m. in the Café . A short-term mission trip is planned for August 8-22. Join Randy and Bonnie Martin to be the hands, feet, and voice of Jesus to the people of Kenya through evangelism, women's and children’s ministries, and light construction. To RSVP or ask questions, contact Cindy Stauffer at 717-336-0492 or  cynthiakayestauffer@gmail.com . Or just show up! We look forward to seeing you!
 
High School Fundraiser Meal - Enjoy a traditional Amish Wedding Meal overseen by Cordelia Stoltzfus on Sunday, March 1, at 12:30 p.m. The proceeds will go toward the High School mission trips to Orlando, Panama, and Barbados this summer. Take-outs will be available after the 9 a.m. service.
Petra Family News

Birth
Blessings to Nate and Wanita King upon the birth of their son, Jaxon Miles, on February 7.

Sympathy
Our love and sympathy to Woody and Esther Stoltzfoos and family upon the death of Woody's father on February 7.

Our love and sympathy also to Mary Ellen Garman upon the death of her mother on February 9.
Last Week Update
February 9, 2020

Attendance
1,467
General Fund
Weekly Budget:
$59,434
Last Week's Giving:
$70,803
Building Fund
$494