Vol. 10-No. 20 Friday, May 20, 2016
Karen Bowman, Editor, email@example.com
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 22 , 2016
9:00 a.m. – Sunday School
10:30 a.m. Worship Service
– Sanctuary: “Full of grace and truth”
– Scripture: John 1:14, John 16:12-15
Thoughts on the Word: This week’s scripture lesson comes from John 1:14 and John 16:12-15. In John 1:14, we have the very beginning of Jesus as the bringer of the Word or as being the very Word of God himself. I think of this as John’s version of the Christmas story. Each of the Gospel writers gives us different beginning points for Jesus’ advent in to the realm of creation. Matthew and Luke tell us about his birth as a human baby. One gospel writer, Matthew, shows us Jesus and his royal line back to King David while the other, Luke shows us his humble birth. in a manger in Bethlehem. Mark starts his gospel with the beginning of Jesus’ ministry in the Galilee. John takes us back to the very beginning of creation and has the Word become flesh in the life of Jesus on earth. All of these stories tell us parts of the journey and show us God’s wisdom in creation.
Our God is always about becoming known to creation. Revealing himself to every creature and demonstrating his love and power in any way that is needed to bring back creation to the place it was supposed to enjoy from the beginning. We need to see our God from as many different angels in order understand just how amazing the story really is. It is simple, God loves us, God loves you and God loves me and God loves everyone either of us knows and God loves….the whole world! Amen.
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!!!
WORSHIP ATTENDANCE – May 15, 2016, 10:30 a.m. Worship Service – 103
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.
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!
Baby Bottle Boomerang is “ON” 1) Pick up baby bottle in lobby ; 2) Fill with change ; 3) Return to office – Proceeds benefit Human Life Services –a crisis pregnancy agency
SYMPATHY AND CONDOLENCES:
To Barb Rollman and family on the passing of her aunt, Jeanette Utz.
LOOKING AHEAD . . . . . . . . . . .
JUNE 8, 2016 – CAMP EDER SENIOR DAY – Wed., June 8th, 9:30 Gathering/Morning Program: Around the Camp Campfire with Mike Kovacs. 12:00 pm Lunch, 1:00 pm Afternoon Program-Sharing Camp Memories – See poster on bulletin board for more details OR contact Kathy Kovacs
JUNE 9, 2016 – OWLS NEWS ~ The OWLS will gather in the Homebuilders Classroom 154 at noon on Thursday June 9 for a time of fellowship, games and conversation. Bring your bag lunch and a favorite table game to share after we eat. Jeanette Brickner will be providing drinks and dessert. PLEASE ADD YOUR NAME TO THE SIGNUP SHEET IN THE NARTHEX BY SUNDAY JUNE 5 or call Brad Nicholas so we know how many to prepare for! Upcoming events: July 14 – Patriotic Music August 11 – Annual Indoor Picnic
JUNE 10, 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, June 10, 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.
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!
Are you a person with a vision to see school children encounter God weekly? Would you like to be part of a growing team that reaches 3000+ students in over 80 public schools in Pennsylvania, Maryland and West Virginia with the gospel?
Joy El Generation Released Time Bible Program is seeking missionaries to oversee and provide leadership for public school ministry programs. These Equipping Coordinator roles (EC) are vital to expanding our ministry. The EC oversees a group of Released Time programs in a region, mentoring onsite volunteer coordinators so that they can minister most effectively.
Care for and expand volunteer teams
Liaison between public school administration and the ministry
Unify RT teams through Joy El’s mission and standards
Build relationships and visit RT programs to encourage and coach volunteers.
For more information, please call Lisa at 717-764-1071
If your birthday is in JUNE and it is not on the above list or is listed incorrectly, please call the church office.
1 Lauren Poland
2 Ryan Sauder
3 Dorothy Lehman
5 Jeffrey Gipe
7 Tanya Raney
10 Becky Wenger
11 Michael Kovacs
12 Shannon McCracken
13 Kevin & Kyle Hubbell
16 Nancy Gipe
19 Helen Lehman-Fay
20 Justin Stehr
21 Dale Campbell
22 Nancy Snyder
28 Roy Rollman
29 Marie Bachman
30 Arden Kile
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