Vol. 12-No. 18 Friday, May 5, 2017
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 7, 2017 – MUSIC SUNDAY
9:00 a.m. – Sunday School
10:30 a.m. Worship Service
– SANCTUARY: “With a Song in my Heart”
– SCRIPTURE: Psalm 28:7
NOTICE AND A REMINDER –
MUSIC SUNDAY IS THIS SUNDAY, MAY 7 DURING THE 10:30 WORSHIP SERVICE.
BRING YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY AND HELP US CELEBRATE.
WITH SPECIAL MUSIC BY THE CHANCEL CHOIR AND JUBILEE RINGERS.
THIS IS ALWAYS A SPECIAL SERVICE, WHICH YOU WILL WANT TO EXPERIENCE.
NOTE THE CHANGE FROM THE USUAL DATE. IT IS THIS SUNDAY, MAY 7, AT 10:30.
WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU THERE.
ATTACHMENTS: Calendar of Events, Friends to Remember in Prayer, & Sunday School Schedule.
ATTENDANCE – April 30, 2017, 10:30 a.m. Worship Service – 104
COPIES OF this week’s e-news, the May calendar, and May Newsline Digest are available to be picked up on the table in the narthex and at YorkFirst.org
SHHH……..Come help us celebrate!! Jean Carson’s 90th Birthday. May 14th (the actual day) join us for a luncheon celebration after church. Please give Brian or Jackie LeGrand a rough idea of attendance so there is enough lunch…….and cake. Shhh……..it’s a Surprise.
Wanna help make Vacation Bible School a success? How can you? July 30 – August 3
1) Volunteer to help – leader, story teller, snacks, helper 2) Sponsor a part of the program – see Galactic Wish List on Narthex Bulletin Board (put your name on star when making donation for tax credit) 3) Start thinking about kids you know to invite. ~ Let Brian or Jackie LeGrand know of your willingness to help.
UPPER ROOM – Important Update – I spoke with Dawn, staff person at Upper Room/ on Wednesday and she said that she personally addressed and mailed all of our May/June copies last Thursday and Friday. We should begin receiving by now. Elizabeth Eisenhart
THE MAY SUGGESTION FROM THE SPIRITUAL ENRICHMENT TEAM IS TO USE PRECIOUS MOMENTS TO HELP YOU HAVE A CLOSER RELATIONSHIP WITH OUR LORD, JESUS CHRIST.
Moments ~ I have business friends who work with small business owners with the goal of helping them succeed by offering suggestions and coaching. Recently, they were meeting with a client who was receiving a variety of ideas and solutions from which to choose. He said to them “I don’t know if I have enough wisdom to think through all of this by myself.” And then he said, “Do you mind if I take a minute?”
And after they replied, “Certainly,” he bowed his head and closed his eyes. After a minute or so, he opened his eyes and said, “I’m ready!” You see, he had quietly taken that moment to share with his go-to source for decision making. A wise man.
All of us have moments in our day when we could make contact with our reliable Source of Wisdom and Strength. We wait impatiently for the signal light to change color so that we can step on the gas. We mutter under our breath waiting for the cashier at the market.
Why not take those precious moments and use them? Use them to give thanks to God or to share the burdens of the day. He beckons with open arms.
GET READY FOR FIRST CHURCH YARD SALE – JUNE 10
“Clean out that attic or garage of your trash
Turn it into a treasure for our Yard Sale Cash!”
TIME: 8:00 A.M. – 3 P.M.
NEEDED – Clothing, house hold items, tools, games, children’s toys, shoes, jewelry, bed clothing, trinkets, collector’s items or antiques, etc.
NO LARGE ITEMS – until Wednesday, June 7 or Thursday, June 8. and NO COMPUTERS OR ELECTRONIC PARTS accepted.
DONATED ITEMS NEEDED: Baked Goods, Ball Park brand hot dogs (please no beef), hamburger and hot dog rolls, CANS OF PEPSI, OR COKE, 7 UP OR SPRITE SODA, Bottled Water, oyster or saltine crackers, BAGS of ICE and Individual small bags of Martin’s Kettle Cooked chips – please no variety packs.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: Any time during the day – 1, 2, 3 hours or ALL day. We need your help. Anyone can help. Don’t let your disability hold you back. We will have something for you to do that fits you. Come and enjoy the friendship and fun!
SIGN UP SHEETS IN NARTHEX AND SUNDAY SCHOOL ROOMS!
THIS WEEK. . . . . . . . . . . .
MAY 6, 2017 – The community is invited to a Spring Fair at Black Rock Church of the Brethren on Saturday, May 6th, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The church is located south of Hanover at 3864 Glenville Road, Glenville, PA 17329. Featured entertainment includes the Werner Family Bluegrass Band, the EHMIS Show Choir, and the Black Rock Praise Choir. Activities include a tractor show, hay rides, children’s games, and a theme basket silent auction. Feast on pit beef, pulled pork and hot dogs, and funnel cakes. Visit our website at www.blackrockchurch.org or call 717-637-6170 for directions to the church or follow us on Facebook. May 6, 10 am to 4 pm! See you there!
MAY 12, 2017 ~ 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, May 12, 2017 (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.
MAY 13, 2017 – The National Association of Letter Carriers will hold its “Stamp out Hunger” food drive on Saturday, May 13, 2017. Please leave some non-perishable food items at your mailbox that morning. Fifteen York County food pantries will receive this food. Your participation is appreciated. Thank you.
LOOKING AHEAD . . . . . . . . . . .
JUNE 12 & 13, 2017 – 69TH Annual Women’s Camp Retreat, “Relax, Rejoice, and Rest” – Monday, June 12 and Tuesday, June 13, Location: Camp Eder, 914 Mount Hope Road, Fairfield, PA 17320. Retreat Leader will be Brandy Liepelt. Brandy is a busy wife and mother of two very active little girls. Brandy has been a single pastor, workshop and retreat leader, missionary to Nigeria, a sometimes instructor for Susquehanna Valley Ministry Center, a Sunday school curriculum author, and a pastor’s wife. Her most recent adventure is co-pastoring the Annville Church of the Brethren with her husband, Paul. Brandy wants you to take time in the midst of your hectic business to find ways to relax and let go of the stress you carry and to rejoice in Christ our Savior as we find rest in him. See bulletin board for additional information and the registration form. Please complete and return the enclosed registration form no later than Monday, May 15, 2017.
CONTACTING THE PASTOR: Pastor Bob can be reached most mornings in the church office Monday—Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to noon. Afternoons and evenings are set aside for visiting those in need, for meetings, and for other pastoral duties. Pastor Bob is also available for Pastoral Counseling by appointment. If you need to reach the pastor outside of office hours, his cell phone number is (717) 818-0653. You can also email him at Pastor@yorkfirst.org. By the way, HIPA laws prevent the hospital from contacting the pastor when you are admitted, so you will need to let hospital staff know 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