Vol. 10-No. 31 Friday, August 5, 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, AUGUST 7, 2016
9:00 a.m. – Sunday School
10:30 a.m. Worship Service
– Sanctuary: “Jesus, the light of the world”
– Annual Conference Wrap-up video and comments from delegates, Ed Martin and Pastor Don Hubbell
Thoughts on the Word: Andy Murray, this years Annual Conference Moderator in Greensboro N.C. chose as our theme text the opening lines from the Gospel of John chapter 1. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being in him was life, and the life was the light of all people. the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not overcome it.” John 1:1-5 NRVS
“The Gospel of John opens with this magnificent hymn in tribute to the relationship between word, life and light. They were all present ‘in the beginning’ and they all came to focus in the person of Jesus of Nazareth. They were revealed in a person of history that we remember regularly in the act of communion; a person that recognize as a source of our salvation; a person who, we confess, lives with us in the Holy Spirit and whose body is alive in our worshiping community of faith.”
These words by our moderator challenged the gathered body to work in the light, love, joy, and peace of Christ’s presence with us in our fellowship, worship, and work together. With controversial issues on the agenda for the time together we did just that, worked in light, love, joy, and peace with the very presence of our Lord Jesus in our midst. I hope this Sunday you catch just a little of flavor of Annual Conference in our worship together. Blessings and peace, Pastor Don
Next Sunday: “Hypocrite!” Text: Luke 12:49-56
SUMMER WORSHIP MUSIC SOLOISTS
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 31, 2016, 10:30 a.m. Worship Service – 90
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.
2016 ANNUAL CONFERENCE WRAP UP DVD is available in the church office. The DVD can be checked out to view and return. Please contact the church office to make sure it is available when you want to sign it out.
There is also a printout of the Wrap-up on the table in the narthex for you to pick up. 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.
JUST A REMINDER FOR LADIES BIBLE STUDY – Next and last summer study time will be August 17 in the CHURCH LOUNGE (This is a change from original plans) starting at 9:30 A.M. and ending at 11:00 AM. Elizabeth Eisenhart will be our leader. Details for the Winter study will be forthcoming at a later date.
LADIES BIBLE STUDY GROUP LUNCHEON TO CAPUTO BROTHERS in Spring Grove: For those interested, we would like to take a field trip Lunch to Caputo Brothers in Spring Grove on Wednesday, August 17 for lunch. We will meet to car pool from the church at 10:15 AM and leave the lot no later than 10:30 AM. Lunch is served at 11:00 AM.
Ø For those of you who live in the West End, you may want to drive direct. For those who do not know of Caputo Brothers, it is a family owned farm-to-table Restaurant located right in Spring Grove in the old Sterner Chevrolet building located left side as you enter Spring Grove from the West (next door to Myers Dairy Bar). Address: 245 N. Main Street, Suite 1, Spring Grove, PA 17362. The Caputo’s say they are the only cheese-makers in the country who produce a fermented cheese curd, which allows consumers to stretch fresh pasta filata cheeses like mozzarella, stracciatella and burrata, and even aged cheeses like provola and scamorza.
We need NO reservations – so those of you who wish to go – either drive up on your own and we will meet at 11:00 AM., or those of you who want to car pool from the church, please be there at the time specified in this message. This will be a very educational and informative trip. Questions: Please call Dolly Furst.
AUGUST 27, 2016 – CAMP EDER CHICKEN BBQ ~ Enjoy southern style BBQ chicken, roasted potatoes, slaw, dinner roll and a tasty dessert. All packaged and ready for you to take home and enjoy! Pick up time is 2:00 pm, August 27th here at York First. Advance ticket sales only. We have 40 tickets. Deadline for tickets is August 20, 2016. For tickets, contact Melinda Carlson, Galen Trimmer, Arlene Martin, or Kathy Kovacs. Any questions, please contact Kathy Kovacs.
IGLOO COOLER ~ An igloo cooler with lemonade, water bottles, and box of chalk was found in the kitchen after VBS. If it belongs to you, please contact the church office.
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 13, 2016 – The National Christian Choir Presents an evening of musical worship! Saturday, August 13th, 7:00 pm, Central Manor Campmeeting, 798 Central Manor Road, Washington Boro, PA 17582 (Near Lancaster) – Free Admission- Offering Will be Received, 175 auditioned voices from over 100 churches surrounding our Nation’s Capital. Kathy Bowman Director of Music & Ministries
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)
THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! To all who helped with VBS, we extend a huge THANK YOU! We couldn’t have done it without you – decorators, teachers, station leaders, crew leaders, skit crew, tech crew, dinner crew, adults and youth…to all who donated items for snack, dinner, decorations and for Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes…and to the great children who attended to learn more about Following Jesus: The Light of the World! We raised $ 329.14 for Operation Christmas Child which surpassed our goal of $ 175.00. We had a wonderful week at Cave Quest VBS!
A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE YARD SALE ON JUNE 11. To those who donated items, or money, the volunteers who donated their time, donated food, helped sell food, or helped to price items, set up and clean up — WE THANK YOU SO MUCH. YOUR HELP HAS MADE THIS YARD SALE A GREAT SUCCESS!! GOD HAS BLESSED OUR CHURCH WITH A TOTAL PROFIT WAS $4,044.75. – now that…. is a good day!
SYMPATHY AND CONDOLENCES………..
To the family of George Hornock. George passed away on July 31, 2016. Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.
BLAKE A. COLAIANNE, former Jubilee Ringers and Chancel Choir member, and 2011 graduate of Juniata College, was selected by the National Association of Geoscience Teachers as the 2015 Outstanding Earth Science Teacher for the state of Pennsylvania.
(This information was taken from the 2016 Spring/Summer “Juniata College” publication)
LOOKING AHEAD . . . . . . . . . . .
AUGUST 18, 2016 – NEW WINDSOR 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. Sign-up sheet in the narthex to reserve a seat on the bus. Hope you can join us. Call Helen Stoner (624-3398) if you have questions.
AUGUST 24, 2016 ~ CAMP EDER SENIOR DAY – On Wed., Aug. 24th, 9:30 AM Gathering/Morning Program: Paul & Brandy Liepelt- Co-pastors of Somerset Church of the Brethren in Somerset, PA and former missionaries to Nigeria share with us some of the challenges faced by a country in conflict.; 12:00 Lunch; 1:00 PM Afternoon Program: Tom Harbaugh & The Flinestones Quartet – Enjoy the fun & entertaining tunes of this laughable an inspiring group of musicians. – See flyer on bulletin board for additional information or contact Kathy Kovacs.
AUGUST 27 – SEPTEMBER 4, 2016 ~ SIXTY-FOURTH ANNUAL CAMP MEETING of the Church of the Brethren – Held at Rhodes Grove Camp & Conference Center, 7693 Browns Mill Road, Chambersburg, PA 17202, The camp is located in a grove of trees and is a cool, restful, and ideal place for refreshing soul and body. Theme: The Attributes of God, Theme Versus: To whom then will ye liken me, or shall I be equal? saith the Holy One, Isaiah 40:25, Bible Study: Christian Perspective on Current Issues (COB continuing Education Units -0.5) This year’s main speaker and morning Bible study leader is Bro. Ray Mummert from the Pleasant Hill congregation. Camp & Conference Center Information/Lodging, please contact John & Sandy Shelly, 7535 Talhelm Road, Chambersburg, PA 17202, 717-375-2510. Also see program schedule and more information on the bulletin board.
SEPTEMBER 18, 2016 ~ 46th Annual Dunker Church Service – This annual worship service will be held in the restored Dunker Church at the Antietam National Battlefield, Sharpsburg, Md. on Sunday, September 18, 3:00 pm. This service will take place on the 154th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam and commemorates the peace witness of the Brethren during the Civil War. Belita Mitchell, pastor at Harrisburg (PA) First Church of the Brethren, will be the preacher. This service is sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic District Church of the Brethren and is open to the public. For more information, please call Eddie Edmonds, 304-267-4135; Audrey Hollenberg-Duffey, 301-733-3565 or Ed Poling, 301-766-9005.
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