Vol. 12-No. 26 Friday, June 30, 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, July 2, 2017
9:00 a.m. – Sunday School
10:30 a.m. Worship Service
– SANCTUARY: “A Refreshing Cup of Cold Water ”
– SCRIPTURE: Matthew 10:40-42
ATTACHMENTS: Calendar of Events, Friends to Remember in Prayer, & Sunday School Schedule and the Summer Music Schedule.
ATTENDANCE – June 25, 2017, 10:30 a.m. Worship Service – 81
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
YARD SALE $$ UPDATE – We are so excited to announce that the Indoor Yard Sale for 2017 netted approximately $5,075.00. Kathy and the committee of ‘worker bees’ want to “thank” all of you who have either donated household, food, baked goods or volunteered your time because you ALL made this happen! It takes a community of believers to accomplish something this BIG! We could have never done this without your help. THANK YOU!
SUB SALE (to benefit Youth Yard Sale project) – Turkey & Ham Subs – $3 TAKING ORDERS – Sign-Up Sheet in Narthex. DELIVERY WILL BE JULY 23 (before and after church)
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.
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! Reservations and payment were due Sunday, June 25. Are you signed up?
Looking for a family friendly activity for a summer evening?
Don’t have a lot of money, but tired of staying home and watching the same old TV shows? Wishing you knew some of your church friends better?
We have the answer!
Join the Lamplighter’s Sunday School Class for a York Revolution baseball game.
What: Revs ball game Saturday, July 15th
When: Game starts at 6:30 PM
Where: Peoples Bank Park, North George Street, York
How: See John Anderson for $8 tickets
Why: Fun and fellowship
It’s Faith and Family night at the game. There is always lots of fun between innings. Then stay to see the free fireworks display after the game.
Great fun, good fellowship and fresh air while cheering on the home team.
What more could you ask for? See you there.
LOOKING AHEAD . . . . . . . . . . .
OWLS NEWS – On Thursday, July 13 the OWLS are planning a tour of LIFE PATH MINISTRIES (formerly The Rescue Mission) located at 363-373 West Market Street in downtown York. There is some walking involved. We will car-pool from the church parking lot promptly at 11:00 a.m. for an 11:30 guided tour. Parking is available at the Farmer’s Market next to Life Path Ministries. After the tour, we will stop for lunch at the Central Restaurant on North George Street (formerly PennSupreme). Please sign up on the sheet in the narthex by July 9 so we know how many are going. Also, please indicate if you plan to car-pool. NEXT EVENT – AUGUST 10 ANNUAL INDOOR PICNIC
JULY 14, 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, July 14, 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.
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.
If your birthday is in JULY and it is not on the above list or is listed incorrectly, please call the church office.
1 Kathy Kovacs
2 Doug Martin
3 Jeanette Brickner
6 Don Hubbell
7 Dave Bradfield II
11 Jay Crist
13 Robert Sharp II
15 Bill Bernhardt
17 Deb Klinedinst
18 Betty Lynn Bernhardt
21 Irene Rauhauser
22 Sheryl Leaman
25 Erin Ferro
26 Beth Brickner
27 Robert Crist
30 Sally Bingaman
31 Jill Wueschinski
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