Vol. 10-No. 19 Friday, May 13, 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, MAY 15 , 2016 ~ MUSIC APPRECIATION SUNDAY
9:00 a.m. – Sunday School
10:30 a.m. Worship Service
– Sanctuary: “O for a Thousand Tongues”
– Scripture: Acts 2:1-21
Thoughts on the Word: Don’t we just love a good party? This Sunday is a special day in the life of the Church! It is Pentecost Sunday, the birthday of the church. So let’s throw a birthday party for the church!
The church would not have survived and lived as long as it has if it weren’t for Servant Leaders within the on-going witness and work of the church. We have servant leaders all around us and within the body of the church. Every church has servant leaders or it doesn’t stay alive for very long. The servant leaders we are celebrating today are those who help lead us in our worship of God each week. The choirs and the worship leaders, the nursery workers and the altar committee, along with adio-visual crew and the ushers, to list just a few. So many people that we see and do not see each week. The Worship Team that meets each month to try and address the worship needs of the congregation. One person that serves and supports us all is Karen Bowman, our office administrator. Her work behind the scenes makes our worship truly amazing!
On another note, the servant leader of the larger church, Annual Conference Moderator for this year, Andy Murray, has asked that we celebrate Pentecost this year with prayer and fasting for this years Annual Conference in Greensboro North Carolina this Sunday. This Sunday we will have a delegate briefing at the Carlisle Church of the Brethren at 2 pm. It is open to anyone who wishes to attend, not just delegates. So if you would to be informed about what is going to take place at this years Annual Conference come on out.
We have all been called and strengthen for the tasks Christ Jesus is calling us to be a part of in the life of the church. Listening to God and each other is crucial to our time together as a community of faith. Above everything, put on the love of God from within your hearts, put on love for God and for each other, and indeed for the entire world!
Next Sunday: “Full of grace and truth” Text: John 1:14, John 16:12-15
ATTACHMENTS: Calendar of Events, Friends to Remember in Prayer, & Sunday School Schedule
WORSHIP ATTENDANCE – May 8, 2016, 10:30 a.m. Worship Service – 83
COPIES OF this week’s e-news, May calendar, and May Newsline Digest (formerly Mission and Ministry newsletter) are available to be picked up on the table in the narthex and at YorkFirst.org
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.
MAY 22nd DRIVEN YOUTH SERVICE – The message will be called “What is Religion?” where we will talk about what types of Religions are in this world. Service start at 6pm till 8pm. We will have worship, a message, and some games as well. Come join us!! Ages starting at 12 till 18, can’t wait to see you there!!!
JUNE 5, 2016 – Attention: Teacher Appreciation Breakfast, 9:00 to 10:00 am, Church Fellowship Hall – All are invited. Come to support and give thanks for all our Sunday School teachers do for us.
The barrel on the narthex table is collecting change for the Disaster Relief Auction…..coins for others in need. Let’s fill the barrel!
Andy Murray, 2016 Annual Conference Moderator wrote:
I am often asked: “What are your hopes for Annual Conference?” One of my fondest hopes is that each person who comes will be aware of the importance of what he or she brings to Conference; that each of us will consider that what we will give in Greensboro will be as significant as what we get.
Just a reminder that our briefing for delegates and all interested persons will be held on Sunday, May 15th, 2pm at the Carlisle Church of the Brethren.
Andy has called all who can to make that day a day of prayer and fasting.
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 for additional information or any questions
MAY 16, 2016 – The Mindful Christian – Presented by Blake Colaianne on Monday, May 16th, from 7:00 – 8:00 PM here at York First in the Sanctuary. After five years of inspiring high school students, Blake will pursue his Master’s Degree (Ed.M.) in Mind, Brain, and Education (MBE) at Harvard Graduate School of Education, the first graduate program in the U.S. to focus on the complex connection of biology, neuroscience, cognitive development, and education. He will continue the work he began at Dallastown in mindfulness education, currently one of the top research topics in the field of MBE. Eventually, Blake plans to obtain his Doctorate in Education in order to teach future educators. Please join us for an evening of learning about this new area in education and to wish Blake well as he embarks upon a new adventure in his life.
SYMPATHY AND CONDOLENCES:
To Barb Rollman and family on the passing of her aunt, Jeanette Utz.
To the family of Wayne Brant. Wayne passed away on April 23, 2016. Please keep his family in your prayers.
To the family of James Godfrey. James passed away on May 2, 2016. Please keep his family in your prayers.
DIRECTORY CHANGE: P. 12 – Bill & Betty Bernhardt ~ Add email address for Bill: Web9305@gmail.com (Betty Lynne remains: email@example.com)
LOOKING AHEAD . . . . . . . . . . .
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
JULY 24-28, 2016 – Vacation Bible School – July 24 – 28, – CAVE QUEST: Following Jesus The Light of the World! Christian Ed has chosen the week of July 24-28, 2016 for VBS. Many volunteers are needed to make this outreach to our community a success. Please contact Nancy Gipe, Vivian Hubbell, Stephanie Stoolmaker, Deb Klinedinst, Carol Gordon or Judy Deitch if you are willing to help in any way. Big brown packing paper and black fabric will be needed for decorations. If you have either of these items, please bring them to church and place them in the office or in the Christian Ed room. Thank you!
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Liaison between public school administration and the ministry
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For more information, please call Lisa at 717-764-1071
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: firstname.lastname@example.org