Vol. 10-No. 1 Friday, January 8, 2016
Karen Bowman, Editor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Vision Statement: “To become a community of committed Christians who Love God, Share Christ, and Serve the World”
Our Mission Statement: “People dedicated to Spiritual Growth, Loving Relationship, and Sacrificial Service”
SUNDAY, January 10, 2016
9:00 am – Sunday School
10:30 am – Worship Service
Sanctuary: “Rebuilding the Wall”
Scripture: Nehemiah 2: 11 – 4:23
Thoughts on the Word: Jerusalem, for the sake of this week’s message is not the city over in the middle east. It is the people of God, it is you and me! God dwells in the midst of his people and is active in our lives. Just as in Nehemiah’s day there is a lot of rubble in our lives. There is a lot of rubble all around the Church. There is a lot of rubble in our community, nation, and world too, that needs to be cleaned up and re- built or perhaps reshaped and renewed! What is God calling us to do about it?
WORSHIP ATTENDANCE – January 3, 2016, 10:30 a.m. – 91
2016 DIRECTORY INFORMATION
There is a copy of the member’s pages of this year’s directory on the table in the narthex. PLEASE review and make any necessary changes on this copy.
We hope to have the most accurate information to print the 2016 directory.
SYMPATHY AND CONDOLENCES:
To the family and friends of Ruth Terrell, friend of Peg Eck, who passed away on December 22, 2015.
To the family and friends of Robert Ness, who passed away on December 26, 2015.
A most sincere “Thank you” to all church members that helped with infant center painting project. Many hands helped move items back and forth. It was much appreciated by CDC Staff. The painting looks great and was much needed.
Thank you very much for all of the support I received for my friend Ruth who recently passed away. I really appreciated the support everyone gave me through cards and prayers. Words cannot express how much this meant to me. – Margaret Eck
Thank you on behalf of Vivian and myself for the many expressions of love over the holiday season. The prayers, cards, and gifts are a very real blessing. May God’s blessing and peace be upon each member of God’s family here at York First. Vivian and Pastor Don Hubbell
Greg and Deb Klinedinst would like to thank all of members and friends of First Church for their prayers, cards and notes of encouragement during this most difficult times of both our mothers passing. Your concerns were heart felt and comforting.
JANUARY 19, 2016 – Carol Gordon and Pat Gibble are going to be starting a small prayer group that will begin on Tuesday, January 19 at 1:00PM and will meet weekly. The agenda will be simply prayer for our church and the congregation and for concerns God has laid on our hearts. Please feel welcome to join us. You can contact Pat at 717-755-0019 if you have questions. The sessions will be about 30 minutes in length.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 24TH – The Fellowship Team (Sid Innerst, Jayne Baldwin and Tim Beckwith) would like to invite you to the ALL-CHURCH BIRTHDAY LUNCH after worship on Sunday, January 26th! Please see the sign-up sheets posted if you would be willing to host/provide decorations for a birthday month, bring a food item or attend the lunch. If you have questions please see Tim or Sid. Looking forward to celebrating everyone’s birthday with fellowship, fun and a few games!
FEBRUARY 27, 2016 ~ MAN 2 MAN Workshop 2016 – 8:00 am -12:00 noon-Mechanicsburg Church of the Brethren, 301 Gale St, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055, $ 16.00 Registration Fee~ Men’s Spiritual Leadership Summit and Breakfast, DEEDS & DESTINY, Understanding the Times and Knowing What to Do. Attributes of a Decision-maker. Man UP! Guest Speaker: Ron Hostetler-Author, Educator, and Speaker – Sponsored by: Southern Pennsylvania District Church of the Brethren (See Bulletin for registration information and more details)
CAMP EDER UPCOMING EVENTS ~ more details for these events to follow:
January 29 -31 – Winter Camp
February 5 -6 – Women’s Retreat; “Come to the Banquet” Karen Dillon
February 17 – Senior Day: Elva Hurst (Chalk Artist)
February 27 – Mount Hope Maple Madness
March 5 – Mount Hope Maple Madness
Contacting the Pastor: Pastor Don can be reached most mornings in the church office Monday-Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to noon. The pastor reserves afternoons and evenings for visitation, meetings, and other pastoral-related activities. If you need to reach a Pastor Don outside of office hours, please call him at home at 792-4090, or cell phone 818-6266, and leave a message on his home answering machine. He will return your call at his earliest opportunity.If you would specifically like a pastoral visit, please contact the pastor. HIPA laws prevent the hospital from contacting the pastor when you are admitted. You MUST specifically note to hospital staff that you would like the hospital to contact your pastor.
Weather Related *CHURCH CANCELLATIONS
A. Cancellations will be announced through our church phone system.
Please use the following process:
1. Call the church office at 755-0307.
2. When answering machine message begins, press 6
3. A recorded message will indicate the status of church services/activities.
B. Cancellations will be announced on the church’s web site at www.yorkfirst.org, and when possible, emails will be sent to all online mailing list members and added to our Facebook page and Twitter, and in that 1, 2, 3, 4 order. *Weather related cancellations will not be announced on radio or TV.