Vol. 10-No. 21 Friday, May 27, 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 29 , 2016
9:00 a.m. – Sunday School
10:30 a.m. Worship Service
– Sanctuary: “The Great Faith”
– Scripture: Luke 7:1-10
Next Sunday: Pastor Serving June 5th is Reverend Nancy Jones: “We are Witnesses!” Text: Acts 10: 34 – 43
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.
Pastor Don will be on vacation May 29 to June 5, 2016. He will return to the church office on June 6, 2016. In case of emergency you may contact Melinda Carlson.
ATTACHMENTS: Calendar of Events, Friends to Remember in Prayer, & Sunday School Schedule
WORSHIP ATTENDANCE – May 22, 2016, 10:30 a.m. Worship Service – 89
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.
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
SOMETHING GOOD TO ANTICIPATE: We are planning a retreat at Camp Eder during the weekend of October 28-30, 2016. It’s a beautiful place to be when the maples are showing their autumn colors! Carol and Ken Gordon are going to be our leaders and we look forward to sharing a time of learning and fellowship with you. Watch for more details to be revealed later. –Spiritual Enrichment Team
YARD SALE INFORMATION:
➤ Sunday, June 5 will be the LAST DATE for the collection of Yard Sale Items to be brought into the church garage. Please see Kathy Kovacs if you have questions.
➤ Yard Sale SIGN-UP SHEETS are now available in the Narthex. Get those pens and pencils out and sign up for donations, volunteer help or clean up. All are welcome and appreciated.
YARD SALE CHICKEN CORN SOUP SALE JUNE 11 – COLD SOUP WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR TAKE OUT WITH OR WITHOUT CONTAINERS THIS YEAR.
➤ COST OF SOUP WITH YOUR CONTAINER = $6 QT or $3.25 PINT
➤ SOUP WITHOUT YOUR CONTAINER = $6.50 QT or $3.50 PINT
“FIRST COME – FIRST SERVED.”
BOWLS OF SOUP AVAILABLE FOR LUNCH – $3.
LOOKING FOR DONATED QUART & PINT CONTAINERS. See Kathy Kovacs
CONGRATULATIONS to Michael & Danielle (Brant) Kovacs who were united in marriage on Sat., May 21, 2016. Best wishes are extended for your future.
CONGRATULATIONS to Shannon McCracken on her marriage to Brett Kendig on May 21 at Pemberly Farms. Shannon, the daughter of David and Cathy McCracken, is office manager at Livewire Digital. Brett is a land agent for NiSource, the parent company of Columbia Gas. Following a honeymoon in Aruba, the couple will reside at 4400 Davidsburg Road in Dover, PA. Best wishes are extended for your future.
CONGRATULATIONS to Tom McCracken: Brethren Benefit Trust News
BBT Board Members Re-elected:
Tom McCracken, who has served on the BBT Board since 2012, was elected by the Pension Plan members to serve a second four year term (representing the Retirement Communities).
Tom, along with Eric Kabler, who was elected in November by the BBT Board, and another Board member who will be elected by the 2016 Annual Conference delegates, will all officially begin their new terms in July.
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.
JUNE 30, 2016 – Children’s Aid Society 5TH Annual Franklin County Golf Outing, Thurs., June 30th. This tournament benefits the Frances Leiter Center’s play therapy services for at-risk children. Held at: Chambersburg Country Club, 3646 Scotland Road, Chambersburg, PA 17202. See flyer on bulletin board for additional information. Deadline: June 17, 2016
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: email@example.com