Vol. 10-No. 16 Friday, April 22, 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, APRIL 24, 2016
9:00 a.m. – Sunday School
10:30 a.m. Worship Service
– Sanctuary: “Living it ”
– Scripture: John 13:1-35
Thoughts on the Word: This week we will be talking about living out our faith and what that means for us as we seek to be Servant Leaders in our lives, community, places of work and play, indeed every aspect of our lives. When we think about the term, Servant Leader, it might seem a bit strange or perhaps even a mistake in terms. Yet the very people we revere, Martin Luther King Jr., Mother Theresa, to name just a couple of them, are people who determined to use their lives to help others. No, they were not perfect people, no one is accept for our prime example of Servant Leadership, Jesus.
Our world is at war with itself whether we realize it our not. One vein of thought says, “If it feels good do it.” Or perhaps whatever seems right to you is ok. We call this school of thought, hedonism. The other vein of thought is what we see in the example of Jesus’ life and in the lives of so many others. Seek to be a blessing to others and help lift them up in their struggles and journey, and in so doing you actually lift yourself up as well. The Bible is filled with examples of both kinds of people. We must ask the question, which one are we?
Next Sunday: May 1st, Youth Sunday, Garrett Page will be bringing the morning message.
ATTACHMENTS: Calendar of Events, Friends to Remember in Prayer, & Sunday School Schedule
WORSHIP ATTENDANCE – April 17, 2016, 10:30 a.m. Worship Service – 88
COPIES OF this week’s e-news, April calendar, and April Newsline Digest (formerly Mission and Ministry newsletter) are available to be picked up on the table in the narthex and at YorkFirst.org
2016 DIRECTORY IS AVAILABLE ON THE TABLE IN THE NARTHEX
Copies of the pastor’s sermons will be available on our website at http://yorkfirst.org/sermons/ You may also contact the church office to request a copy.
A video showing the ministry of the Children’s Aid Society will be shown in the sanctuary every Sunday between Sunday School and Worship during the month of April. Please plan to view it at your convenience. The Leadership Team has made a decision to match the contributions made by members up to $ 10,000.00 total. There are informative contribution packets in the Narthex and we encourage you to pick one up and use it for your gift.
Dear youth, parents of youth and congregation,
Garrett Page’s six month trial period is at an end. The Leadership Team is evaluating his work thus far and would like input from youth, parents of youth, and the congregation. Please contact either Pastor Don at email@example.com 717-818-6266 or Judy Deitch at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-887-0251 to share reflections and comments? All comments will be held in strict confidence and used only to help the Leadership Team and Garrett in their work together. Blessings and peace as we seek to be faithful in our life together “for the glory of God and our neighbors good.”
On Sunday, April 24 at 9 am there will be a Combined Sunday School session for all adults & youth in the Fellowship Hall. Mike Kovacs will be there speaking about all the great things that are being planned for Camp Eder for both old & young. Plan to be there.
HELP IS NEEDED on April 29 & 30 to pack 15,000 Gift of the Heart Health Kits for The Brethren Disaster Relief Auction. April 29 is set up starting at 12 noon, and April 30 is the assembly starting at 8:00 am at Florin Church of the Brethren. See Auction website for details and contact person. You may contact Larry Hollingshead (717) 817-4033.
Our Peace Pole will be “planted” in the next couple weeks. Watch for it outside the main church doors. There will be a brief dedication ceremony following the worship service on Youth Sunday, May 1, 2016.
Mark your calendars and plan to join us for the ceremony. ~The Spiritual Enrichment Team.
APRIL 24, 2016 – Elder Care Presentation sponsored by the Bermudian Deacon Body- Sunday, April 24th, 12:30 – 3:00 pm, Light lunch will be served between 12:00 and 12:30 pm. This event will be held at Bermudian Church of the Brethren in The Gathering Place, Speaker: Linda Thompson from Adams County Office of Aging. See information on bulletin board. Please contact Associate Pastor of Visitation, Georgia Markey at 292-6002
APRIL 26, 2016 ~ THE 25TH ANNUAL AUCTION BENEFITTING THE LEHMAN CENTER will be held Tuesday, April 26th at the York County 4-H Center, 771 Stoverstown, Rd., York PA. Doors will open for auction preview, silent auction and food an Noon. Live Auction begins at 5:00 pm.
I would like to thank Pastor Don, Church members and families for the visits, calls and cards. It was greatly, greatly appreciated! ~ Elmer Allison
To Elmer Allison on the passing of his daughter, Georgeann. Please keep Elmer and his family in your thoughts and prayers.
To the family of Linda Smith. Linda passed away and she was a member of our Women’s Bible Study Group.
The Baldwin Family welcomes Brock Francis to the clan of 3 sons and 5 grandsons. The proud grandparents are Jayne & Mike. God has truly blessed us!
LOOKING AHEAD . . . . . . . . . . .
MAY 7, 2016 – CAMP EDER SPRING FLING RUMMAGE/YARD SALE – Sat., May 7th, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm – Huge Rummage Sale featuring clothes, furniture, books, housewares, and much, much more! Free Hayrides, Site/Building Tours, Picnic @ noon (per donation). All proceeds benefit Christian summer camp for kids!
MAY 13, 2016 ~ SOUP KITCHEN – PLEASE BRING CASSEROLES TO CHURCH BY 8:30 AM ON FRIDAY.
Sign up in the narthex to make a casserole or to work at the Soup Kitchen on Friday, May 13, 2016 (10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) PLEASE add your name and number of casseroles, to the SIGN UP sheet, so we can let the Soup Kitchen know how many casseroles to expect.
MAY 14, 2016 – CARLISLE TRUCK STOP MINISTRY, INC 2016 SPRING DINNER CONCERT – Featuring Mercy’s Vessel. On Sat. May 14th at 5:30 pm held at First United Presbyterian Church, 111 West Big Spring Ave., Newville, PA 17241. Cost $ 12.00/ticket, Ticket Deadline: May 2, 2016. If you have any questions, please see Glenn & Anna Miller
MAY 14, 2016 – 2016 ANNUAL CAMP EDER GOLF OUTING – Sat., May 14th at Briarwood East Golf Course, 4775 West Market St, York, PA 17408, Registration: $ 75. Per person/ $ 300 per-four person team. See bulletin board for more information, the registration form, and the sponsorship form. Contact Kathy Kovacs at 717-309-0678 for additional information or any questions concerning this event.
JUNE 13 & 14, 2016 – 68th Women’s Camp Retreat – Southern PA District COB ~ Monday, June 13th and Tuesday, June 14th. Retreat Leader: Leah Hileman. Registration deadline: Monday, May 16, 2016. See pamphlet and registration form on the bulletin board. If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Kovacs at (717) 309-0678
If your birthday is in MAY and it is not on the above list or is listed incorrectly, please call the church office
2 Emily Vuono
3 John Minnich
8 Eric Jones
11 Mary Giambalvo
12 Jussett Grier
13 Dale Paules
14 Jean Carson
15 Barbara Jo Brown
16 Paige Striebig
17 Fran Seiffert
18 Jean Lauver
20 Betty Viering
21 Stephen Carey
22 Nadine Diehl
23 Darrell Howe
26 Doris Markel
27 Brenda Harlacher
28 Marlet Naill
30 Ron Rutland
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.
Contacting the Youth Director, Garrett Page: His phone number is (614) 400-9533 or by email at: email@example.com