Vol. 12-No. 24 Friday, June 16, 2017
Karen Bowman, Editor, email@example.com
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 18, 2017 – HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!
9:00 a.m. – Sunday School
10:30 a.m. Worship Service
– SANCTUARY: “You’re a Good, Good, Father”
– SCRIPTURE: Romans 8:14-17
ATTACHMENTS: Calendar of Events, Friends to Remember in Prayer, & Sunday School Schedule.
ATTENDANCE – June 11, 2017, 10:30 a.m. Worship Service – 80
COPIES OF this week’s e-news, the June calendar, and June Newsline Digest are available to be picked up on the table in the narthex and at YorkFirst.org
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.
Baby Bottle Boomerang is “ON” 1) Pick up baby bottle in lobby ; 2) Fill with change ; 3) Return to office – Proceeds help young mothers, babies, and families through Human Life Services, located on George St, here in York. The bottles will be available from now until Father’s Day.
Secretary’s Office Hours from June 12th until August 18th – 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM
CONGRATULATIONS to our high school graduates: Alex Baldwin, Dan Beuschlein, and Josh Kovacs.
The Spiritual Enrichment Team is organizing a trip to the Ephrata Cloister for our church. ~ Jeff Bach, director of The Young Center For Anabaptist and Pietist Studies at Elizabethtown College, will be going with us as a guide. He will be explaining the beliefs of the Cloister and provide information about the C.O.B. involvement in it. Jeff is very knowledgeable about C.O.B. history and will be tying this all together for us. He will be with us for the day and be available for questions and discussion. It will be a day of learning, understanding of our C.O.B. roots, and fellowship together.
All are welcome to come and bring guests if you wish. The trip will be Saturday August 5, leaving at 9 from the church and returning around 4. We will travel using the church vans, but if you would rather drive yourself you can simply meet us at the Cloister. The 2 main buildings that are toured are handicapped accessible. There are other buildings you can peek into, but 4 of them are not handicapped accessible. The tour involves about 2 city blocks of walking, there are shady places to sit and rest around the grounds, and a gift shop with well made reproductions of antique items such as were used at the Cloister.
The cost is $15. ( includes admission). We will have lunch together in Ephrata (at your expense), and we will also spend one hour at 10,000 Villages in Ephrata. This is a large free trade store with many unusual items from all over the world—–similar to our SERRV at New Windsor. The store is handicapped accessible and has a café where people can relax with a snack or drink if you don’t want to shop.
Seats on the church vans will be given to those who sign up first. If we have more people than can be accommodated, printed driving directions will be provided for car pooling
Save the date and plan to join us on this trip! We will begin to take reservations and payment next Sunday, June 25.
THIS WEEK. . . . . . . . . . . .
JUNE 17, 2017 – SUMMER OUTDOOR GAME NIGHT, Saturday, June 17th starting at 6:30 pm! Rain or Shine (if it does rain we will move to the gym)!
Bring your favorite lawn activity and lawn chair for a night of fun, fellowship…and ice cream! Ice Cream, snacks and drinks will be provided. We will plan to meet on the grass next to the gym. Please see the Fellowship Team (Sid Innerst, Jayne Baldwin, Alicia Weyant or Tim Beckwith) with questions.
Chambersburg Church of the Brethren is accepting applications for two (2) teaching positions for our Nursery School, starting with the 2017-18 school year. Preferred background includes some early childhood training and/or two (2) years of teaching experience, a Christian world view, a love for young children and an out-going personality. Interested persons should send a resume to the church at 260 S. Fourth St., Chambersburg, PA Or by using our email address at firstname.lastname@example.org –either should be directed to Jamie Rhodes. Questions can be answered by contacting the church at 717-264-6957. Deadline for resume submission is June 30, 2017.
THANK YOU. . . . . . . . . . .
I want to thank everyone for their concern and prayers when I went to the hospital last week, and I am thankful for answered prayers. Your congregation is so caring and thoughtful and I really appreciate it. – Karen Bowman
SYMATHY AND CONDOLENCES. . . . . . . . . . .
Pat Gibble’s brother, Charles W. Martin passed away on Tuesday, June 9 at his home in Oceanside, California. Pat, along with her sister and her two brothers will be traveling to California for the services to be held June 20. Please pray for the family.
LOOKING AHEAD . . . . . . . . . . .
JULY 20, 2017 – NEW WINDSOR WORK DAY – The next work day at New Windsor is scheduled for Thursday, July 20th. We will be located in Material Resources and work on kits that are received in the warehouse. Our job is to check the contents and replace items that have been improperly packed, so that the kits are ready for shipment. Their destination might be to disaster sites within the U.S. or to refugees in other countries. Meet in church parking lot by 7:15 a.m. Lunch will be provided and we will return by 5:00 p.m. Sign up in church narthex to reserve a seat. For more information, call Helen Stoner.
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