February 14, 2019
Church-Wide Events
This Sunday – This is the third Sunday of our Unshakable teaching series. Pastor Brian Flewelling will share a message called "Unshakable in Character."
 
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.
The Pastor/Elder-led prayer meetings on Saturday nights in the Sanctuary from 8 to 9 p.m. are now open to anyone who wishes to attend. 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 this Sunday. Please return any unfilled bottles as well; we are asked to return all bottles to SVPS.

Petra Memorial Park - If you have been considering the purchase of a burial plot at our Memorial Park, come to the table in the lobby this Sunday or on February 24. Pick up a packet and check out the options.

Those of you on Realm Connect know how easy it 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 in the Atrium and Lobby this Sunday and next Sunday 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!
This Tuesday at 7 p.m., in Session 5 of our ACTIVATE School of Prayer , Apostolic Leader Keith Yoder will focus on Authority in Prayer. He will share on the importance of praying with God and walking in the understanding that you and I are the chosen vehicles through which the fullness of the power of God is meant to be expressed in the natural realm. Childcare is provided through age 7. All are welcome!
PETRACAST Podcast
 
Episode 132: Unshakable Character - A Conversation with Jamie Detweiler - Pastor Brian Flewelling and Jamie talk about how private decisions have a very real public cost. They also answer the question, When are we most susceptible to desire, temptation, and misconduct?
 
Listing of Petra Events - Check out what's happening over the next few weeks at Petra.
Regional Event
Everyone in Regions A & C (New Holland East and West) is invited to a Game Night on Friday, March 1, from 6 to 9:30 p.m. in the Petra Café. Bring board games and a snack to share and come for a great evening of food and fellowship! Pizza, beverages, and paper products will be provided. RSVP to Laurie Eadline at 717-725-8903 for Region C and to Pastor Darrel Martin at 717-354-5394 X126 for Region A. If you are not able to RSVP, no worries; just come!
Senior Adults
Senior Adults age 62 and up are invited to a Chili Dinner and Movie Night on Saturday, March 9, at 6 p.m. in the Café. Come enjoy chili and cornbread with ice cream for dessert. A movie will follow in the Oasis. There’s no need to sign up! Just come. Donations will be received at the event.
Petra Women
Widows' Valentine's Tea - Come for a delightful time of tea and finger food at a Valentine's Tea for widows this Sunday at 12:30 p.m. in the Petra Café. 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.

Lipstick and Crayons, a Fellowship for Moms and Children - "All About Food" - Join us this Wednesday at 9 a.m. as Kristi Martin shares about simple ways to prepare food for our families. There will also be a recipe swap!
Petra Men
Men's Breakfast - All guys age 13 and up are invited to a Men's Breakfast at Yoder's this Saturday 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
"Light the Fire" Cleansing Stream Alumni Appreciation - If you ever participated in the Cleansing Stream Seminar, you are invited by the Cleansing Stream Leadership Team to a night of camaraderie and inspiration. It’s next 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 this Sunday.
Kingdom Kids
Save the Date! We are thrilled to offer a live parenting seminar on Saturday morning, April 6, at Petra! This seminar is designed to give parents and grandparents new and powerful tools to help with the behaviors of children of any age! The focus of the seminar, presented by two speakers from the National Center for Biblical Parenting, is “Equipping Children with Skills for Life.” The cost of $15 per person includes a Chick-fil-A lunch. Childcare is available upon request. Register online or at the West Hub by April 1. 
The 2019 Pinewood Derby at Petra is coming soon! The doors open on Saturday, March 2, at 7 a.m., and the races start at 9 a.m. While you're here on Saturday, come on over to the concession stand for breakfast sandwiches, hot dogs, mac 'n cheese, snacks, beverages, and ice cream sundaes. Proceeds from the concession stand will go toward the upcoming seventh and eighth grade mission trip.

Parents, please come to the Pinewood Derby Workshop on Friday, March 1, from 6-8:30 p.m. We will help you get your car to its proper weight and size. This will help the registration process flow more smoothly on Saturday. Please enter at Gym Entrance. Thank you!
Youth Bible Quizzing
Youth Bible quizzing will be hosted by Petra this Sunday at 6:30 p.m. The quizzing will be on Matthew Chapters 21-23. 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 .
Global Missions
Mission Prayer Focus - Pastors Mario and Jeanette Araya serve part-time as Petra missionaries, overseeing Peniel Ministries, which ministers to Spanish-speaking people. Much of their ministry is with churches in Central America. Pray for God’s wisdom, anointing, and provision in their ministry as they provide counsel and equipping for Spanish-speaking church leaders and others.
Petra Family News

Birth
Blessings to Matt and Dorothy Garman upon the birth of their daughter, Harper Isabella, on Tuesday.
Last Week Update
February 10, 2019

Attendance
1,498
General Fund
Weekly Budget:
$57,692
Last Week's Giving:
$54,035
Building Fund
$310