Vol. 10-No. 29 Friday, July 22, 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 24, 2016
9:00 a.m. – Sunday School
10:30 a.m. Worship Service – Keith Andrew Grim
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 24 – Keith Grim (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 17, 2016, 10:30 a.m. Worship Service – 83
COPIES OF this week’s e-news, August calendar, and August/September 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.
WRAP UP of the 2016 ANNUAL CONFERENCE is available on the table in the narthex. You can find the Wrap Up at Annual Conference 2016 news index page at www.brethren.org/ac2016 .
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 ~ CAVE QUEST: FOLLOWING JESUS THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD – July 24 – 28, 6:00 – 8:30
The week of VBS is finally here! We have a great group of volunteers who are excited to share God’s Word with children from our church and from the community. Our congregation has been most generous with donations for snack time, dinner and supplies/gift items for VBS and for our service project, Operation Christmas Child. Thank you!!! The congregation is invited to our Closing Celebration on Thursday, July 28, beginning with dinner at 6:00 PM, followed by a chalk talk by Joe Hurst and our VBS wrap-up. We would love to have you join us! Many hands are needed to help take down decorations on Friday, July 29, beginning at 9:00 AM. Please meet in the sanctuary if you are able to help. We are so grateful for the many gifts of time and talents you share!
SAVE THE DATE! All-church Western themed picnic on Sunday, September 11th after worship. Come out and enjoy food, fun and fellowship! Food and Games provided….dust off your cowboy hat and other western themed attire! – Fellowship Team (Jayne Baldwin, Sid Innerst and Tim Beckwith)
SYMPATHY AND CONDOLENCES………..
To the family of Evamae Crist who passed away on July 11, 2016. ~ Please keep the Crist family in your thoughts and prayers.
BEN DETRICK TOUR DATES:
Those of you interested in hearing more from Ben Detrick– he is sharing his talent on these dates. You and your family/friends are invited to attend any of the free concerts.
Fri. July 22 – 7:00pm Normandie Ridge, 1700 Normandie Ridge Dr., York, in the Manchester Commons Building, Multipurpose Room.
Sun. July 24 – 3:00pm Brethren Village, 3001 Lititz Pike, Lancaster, in the Wolf Auditorium. Follow signs once on campus.
Tues. July 26 – 7:00pm Brethren Village, in the lower level of the Fieldcrest Building in the Great Hall.
Sun. July 31 – 6:00pm Concert at Cross Keys Village, 2990 Carlisle Pike, New Oxford, in the Nicarry Meetinghouse
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
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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 11, 2016 – OWLS PICNIC ~ SUMMERTIME! Time for the annual OWLS INDOOR PICNIC! A great time to gather in the COOL, ANT-FREE, Homebuilders Classroom 154 at noon on Thursday August 11 for lots of good food and fellowship. Hamburgers and hot-dogs are provided. Please indicate what side dish you will bring when you sign-up. PLEASE ADD YOUR NAME TO THE SIGNUP SHEET IN THE NARTHEX BY SUNDAY AUGUST 7 so we know how many to prepare for!
Upcoming events: September 8 – Home Care & Hospice Nursing Presentation
AUGUST 12, 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, August 12, 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.
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 – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Nicarry Meetinghouse & Campus. Come participate in all the fun & food! There will be chicken BBQ, pork BBQ, pie & ice cream, homemade baked & bread items. Vendors offering lots of goodies ~ from kettle corn, hamburgers, hot dogs, funnel cakes & more. Other activities to enjoy ~ kids activity area, hot rod car show, live auction, and entertainment. Don’t pass up the “Previously Read” book sale! It’s a family event, so there’s something for everyone! All proceeds benefit The Friends of CKV-TBHC.
Auction Items Needed ~ The Auction Committee at Cross Keys Village, The Brethren Home Community it looking for quality auction items to be donated. (Please no yard sale items.) The better the items, the better the auction and the better the contribution to the Good Samaritan Fund. So check in your closets, garage, china cabinet, drawers and under the bed for that item that will once again be loved by someone. Items should be able to attract bids of at least $ 25. To donate items or if you have any questions, please call: Carol & Jim Replogle, Auction Chairpersons, at (717) 624-3830.
AUGUST 18, 2016 – NEW WINDOSR WORK DAY ~ There will be a work day in New Windsor on Thursday, August 18th. We will be in the Material Resources area (which is air conditioned), working with the kits that are donated from all over the country. Our job will be to check that they have been put together correctly and ready for shipment around the world. As usual, we will meet at the church at 7:15 a.m. and return by 5:00 p.m. Lunch is provided there at the New Windsor Service Center. Hope you can join us. Call Helen Stoner (624-3398) if you have questions.
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
If your birthday is in AUGUST and it is not on the above list or is listed incorrectly, please call the church office.
4 Sarah Kovacs
6 Violet Chroniste
8 Margaret Eck
9 Bev Raney
10 Linda Wisner
11 David Hoover
12 Kevin Grier
14 Donna Sharp
18 Julie Poland
19 Robert Sharp
21 Bob Bingaman
22 Dennis Wisner
25 Judy Deitch
26 Allison Poland
27 Stephanie Stoolmaker
28 Betty Crowe
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