Vol. 10-No. 24 Friday, June 17, 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, JUNE 19 , 2016
9:00 a.m. – Sunday School
10:30 a.m. Worship Service
– Sanctuary: “Legion”
– Scripture: Luke 8:26-39
Thoughts on the Word: Our text for today addresses some very timely issues in light of the ongoing violence in our world, especially in Orlando Florida this past week. Faith casts out fear, and with the strength of God’s love, all things are possible. The texts takes us across the Sea of Galilee to the region known as the “country of the Gerasenes.” Here Jesus encounters a man named “Legion” because he is possessed by many demons. The people of Gerasenes knew fear, but instead of listening to Jesus and finding their hope renewed, they chased him away. The man possessed with the demons is healed, he finds that faith casts out fear. When faith meets fear head on it drives is out! Faith speaks to our inner most fears and says peace and be still for the God of love lives here. Amen.
Next week’s text: Luke 9:51-62, Sermon title: “Cost of following Jesus”
ATTACHMENTS: Calendar of Events, Friends to Remember in Prayer, & Sunday School Schedule
WORSHIP ATTENDANCE – June 12, 2016, 10:30 a.m. Worship Service – 91
COPIES OF this week’s e-news, June calendar, and June 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.
MUSICIANS NEEDED for the Summer Season – contact David Diehl.
If anyone is interested being on the CDC Board, please contact Carol Gordon.
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
JUNE 25, 2016 ~ LIFE LINE SCREENING, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, is pleased to offer a preventive health event at First Church of the Brethren on 6/25/2016. Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries which is a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta; hardening of the arteries in the legs which is a strong predictor of heart disease; atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat which is closely tied to stroke risk; and a bone density screening, for men and women, used to assess the risk of osteoporosis. Register for a Wellness Package which includes 4 vascular tests and osteoporosis screening from $149 ($139 with our member discount). All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. In order to register for this event and to receive a $10 discount off any package priced above $129, please call 1-888-653-6441 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com/community-partners
SYMPATHY AND CONDOLENCES:
To Larry & Pat Gibble on the passing of their nephew, Benn Kipp. Ben passed away on June 12th. Please keep Larry, Pat, and Larry’s sister, Judith and her family in your thoughts and prayers.
To Elizabeth Eisenhart and her brother, Bill Gross, on the passing of his wife, Joyce. Please keep Elizabeth, Bill, and their family in your thoughts and prayers.
THANK YOU. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Thanks to all the “5’ers” who donated to the walk for Life at Cousler Park. It was all uphill!! I was able to raise $ 150.00 to benefit Human Life Services, a crisis pregnancy agency in York. ~ Dan Snook
LOOKING AHEAD . . . . . . . . . . .
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 8, 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, July 8, 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!
CAVE QUEST VBS DECORATIONS – The following items would be helpful for the VBS decorating committee: brown craft paper of any size, empty 2 liter bottles, rolls of black plastic or black fabric, empty spray bottles such as a windex bottle, and clear and/or colored cellophane paper. If you have any of these items, please drop them off in the church office or in the Christian Ed room. Thank you!
AUGUST 13, 2016 – The Friends of Cross Keys Village-The Brethren Home Community 56th Annual BBQ, Auction, Car Show, and Bake Sale – Saturday, August 13th. Mark the date on your calendar, round up the kids and grandkids and come enjoy the food, the sale and the fun for all.
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