Vol. 10-No. 28 Friday, July 15, 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, JULY 17, 2016
9:00 a.m. – Sunday School
10:30 a.m. Worship Service
– Sanctuary: “Welcomed Him as a Guest”
– Scripture: Luke 10: 38-42
Thoughts on the Word: Ah hot, hazy, humid, days of summer. Vacations to the beach or mountains, time spent with family and friends, perhaps a special guest drops by for a visit. In our text for this Sunday, Jesus is a “special” guest in the home of his friends, Martha, Mary, and Lazarus. How do you welcome special guests at your house? Do fix a special meal? Do a little extra cleaning perhaps? Plan a family gathering so that others can enjoy the company of your special guest? Perhaps we do all these things and more to make the time with our special guest something really special. We could say that Jesus is the special guest in our hearts and lives and that we want to invite others to know him too. Truly Jesus is the most special guest of all, let’s make ready for his coming in our lives in whatever way we need to!
Pastor Don will be on vacation July 18 to July 24, 2016. He will return to the church office on July 25, 2016. In case of emergency you may contact Melinda Carlson.
SUMMER WORSHIP MUSIC SOLOISTS
July 17 – Ben Detrick
July 24 – Keith Grimm (Also doing worship service)
July 31 – Jackie LeGrand and Hannah Taylor
August 7 – Caroline Wolfe
August 14 – Cathy Carson
August 21 – Julie Poland
August 28 – Morgan Orndorff
September 4 – Emma Stoolmaker
ATTACHMENTS: Calendar of Events, Friends to Remember in Prayer, & Sunday School Schedule
WORSHIP ATTENDANCE – July 10, 2016, 10:30 a.m. Worship Service – 105
COPIES OF this week’s e-news and the July calendar 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.
WRAP UP of the 2016 ANNUAL CONFERENCE is available on the table in the narthex.
LETTER FROM THE COB Leadership concerning violence in our nation: Follow this link http://support.brethren.org/site/R?i=OMtatwXeqF93zHBR20mjrQ to view the letter Church leaders call the Brethren to be ‘a landmark of refuge’ in a time of ‘great civil violence’
CHILDREN’S STORY ~ Consider signing up to do Children’s Story. A sign-up sheet is located on the bulletin board in the narthex with available dates. Any questions, please contact Dan Snook.
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. Thank you!
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL DONATIONS – Our service project for Cave Quest VBS this year will be having the children pack boxes for Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child. We will need many items to fill the boxes for boys or girls ages 5-9. These boxes are delivered during the Christmas season to children in need throughout the world. The boxes will be delivered to a local collection center later in the year, so we will not have any shipping costs. ALL ITEMS MUST BE NEW AND MAY NOT INCLUDE ANYTHING LIQUID OR BREAKABLE. Items such as dolls, musical instruments, stuffed animals, balls, jump ropes, crayons, markers, coloring books, picture books, toothbrushes (a local dentist donated toothbrushes and dental floss for 50 boxes and toothpaste for 30 boxes, so we have all that we need of these items), soap, combs, socks, hats, sunglasses, hair clips, jewelry, etc. may be purchased to put into the boxes. Here is a web site that shows items that may or may not be included if you would like to see how a box is filled – https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/what-goes-in-my-shoeboxsuggestions/. REMEMBER THAT ALL ITEMS NEED TO FIT IN THE SHOE BOXES.
The bulletin board in the narthex will have additional items listed that you may want to donate such as the Cave Quest outdoor banner sign, the Cave Quest starter kit, CDs for each family attending VBS, the chalk talk by Joe Hurst after the dinner on the last evening and more. New items will be added each week as we discover what is needed for snack time, story time and game time. Dinner items have been added this week, and when these items are brought to church, please have them labeled and dated for VBS dinner. All other food items posted on the board are for snack and should be marked accordingly as well. If you take a lantern, hiking boot or campfire paper off the bulletin board with a requested item, please put your name and item on the list on the easel. We are still in need of 2 LITER SODA BOTTLES and clear or colored cellophane. Your donations will help spread joy to children in our local area and throughout the world! There will be a donation box by the bulletin board or you can place your donations in the church office. Thank you!!!
MENNONITE DISASTER SERVICE is announcing an two employment opportunities at the Binational office in Lititz, PA.
1) Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS), Lititz PA, is looking for a multi-tasking and self-motivated Executive Assistant to directly support the Executive Director, Board, and Leadership team members. The role requires attention to detail, efficient organizational skills and the ability to balance competing priorities. Applicants must be active in an Anabaptist church and committed to the Anabaptist faith and peace position.
2) Mennonite Disaster Service (MDS) is seeking a full time Development Manager in the Lititz, PA office. In this new position, the manager will effectively shape and execute the development plan and implement the information technology systems to support the function. Applicants must be active in an Anabaptist church and committed to the Anabaptist faith and peace position.
See the full job description at https://mds.mennonite.net/who-we-are/employment/ Resumes may be sent to email@example.com or MDS, Attn: Human Resources, 583 Airport Rd, Lititz, PA 17543. Review of resumes begins immediately. Recruitment continues until the position is filled. ~ Thank you, Ronald A Guenther, Assistant Executive Director, Mennonite Disaster Service
JULY 17, 2016 – VBS TRAINING – There will be a short training for VBS volunteers on Sunday, July 17th, directly after church to answer any questions you might have. We will meet in the lounge. Hope to see you there!
SYMPATHY AND CONDOLENCES………..
To the family of Evamae Crist who passed away on July 11, 2016. Funeral services are scheduled for 12 p.m. Monday, July 18, 2016, at Gateway Church, 50 Blunston Lane, York, with her son, the Rev. Johnny D. Crist, officiating. Visitations will be 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Kuhner Associates Funeral Directors, Inc., 863 S. George St., York, and 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Monday at the church. Burial will be 3 p.m. Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at The Barton Family Cemetery, McMullen Highway, Pinto, Md. ~ Please keep the Crist family in your thoughts and prayers.
THANK YOU. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
A late and very sincere THANK YOU all for the beautiful and meaningful cards and gifts on my 91st birthday. Also as the oldest member of the family, the opportunity during the afternoon gathering of friends and family to share a photo pre-view of our soon to be the youngest member.
We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of baby Liam. Again thanks to Pastor Don and our Church of Brethren friends and family for a beautiful and memorable day. I so much appreciated that day and the memories will last forever.
GRATITUDE is too small a word to describe how my family and I feel about the outstanding way my furniture was moved to Boiling Springs on June 25th. Considering the amount and size of the furniture and the heat of the day, this was not a small task! Nor was the wrapping and packing the breakable and delicate items in my home that Carol and Judy spent hours on. ~ Thanks and Blessings to all, Sincerely, Dottie Lehman
LOOKING AHEAD . . . . . . . . . . .
AUGUST 6TH AND 7TH, 2016 – Dunkard Valley Live Christian Music Festival, Sat., Aug. 6th 11:00 am – 8 pm and Sunday, Aug. 7th 10:30 am – 6:00 pm (Rain dates Aug. 13 and 14) This event will be held at Codorus Church of the Brethren, 1129 Dunkard Valley Rd., Dallastown, PA 17313. This event is free and open to the public. Come hear the gospel being shared through song and the spoken word. For updates and more info visit www.dunkardvalleylive.com
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.
AUGUST 18, 2016 ~ 20TH ANNUAL FORE CHILDREN GOLF BENEFIT ~ Thursday, August 18th. This tournament benefits Children’s Aid Society’s therapy services for at risk children. Funds raised make it possible for us to provide therapy services for low income children.
This year’s golf benefit will be held at: Hanover Country Club, 200 East Water St, Abbottstown, PA 17301, Phone: 717-259-8422, www.hanovercc.com – See Flyer on bulletin board for details and registration form. Or contact Jan Zeigler at 717-624-4461 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration and Sponsorship Deadline is August 5, 2016
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.