Vol. 12-No. 38 Friday, September 22, 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, September 24, 2017
9:00 a.m. – Sunday School
10:30 a.m. Worship Service
– SANCTUARY: “Jesus Uncut: How to Deal with Anger”
– SCRIPTURE: Matthew 5:21-26
ATTACHMENTS: Calendar of Events, Friends to Remember in Prayer, & Sunday School Schedule and the Summer Music Schedule.
ATTENDANCE – September 17, 2017, 10:30 a.m. Worship Service – 89
COPIES OF this week’s e-news, the September calendar, and September Newsline Digest are available to be picked up on the table in the narthex and at YorkFirst.org
Joel Gibbel’s Ordination Service. . . . . . . . . .
I wish to extend an invitation to anyone who is part of the York First congregation to attend my service of ordination next month. It is scheduled for Sunday October 15 at 2pm at the Lititz Church of the Brethren. It will serve as a time of worship, ministry credentialing, celebration, and sending for me and my family in preparation for my pastoral service. ~ Joel Gibbel
TODAY AND TOMORROW – BRETHREN DISASTER RELIEF AUCTION ~ Friday, Sept. 22nd and Saturday, Sept. 23rd, Held at Lebanon Valley Expo, 80 Rocherty Road, Lebanon, PA 17042
Don’t forget that the Auction runs tomorrow also, from 8:00AM.- 4:00 PM. There is much happening then, from 5K Run, to car show, to quilt auction, to children’s auction,
to arts and crafts, to mechanical bull riding, …and much more. Visit the information area to meet some old friends !
Good News!! Due to your generosity we went above our goal of $2,000. As we stated, we have a generous donor who said he would match up to $2,000. Thank You All Very Much!!!
THIS WEEK. . . . . . . . . . . .
SEPTEMBER 24, 2017 – CHANCEL CHOIR CONCERT at the Brethren Home will be held Sunday, Sept. 24th at 2:30 pm. Barb Rollman’s group, the Villager’s Chime Choir, will also be performing.
SEPTEMBER 27, 2017 – CAMP EDER’S Senior Day, Wed., Sept. 27th, Only $18., Pumpkin Palooza Enjoy Fall Themed Crafts, Great food, Awesome Fellowship – We welcome Elva Hurst a Chalk Artist from Barnyard Art Studio & Gallery in Lititz PA, 9:30 Meet & Greet with continental breakfast 10:00 Morning Program (fall themed crafts) 12:00 Lunch 1:00 Afternoon program. Menu – Chicken pot pie, side salad, dinner roll w/honey butter, broccoli w/cheese sauce, pumpkin pie w/ice cream. RSVP online www.campeder.org OR Call (717) 642-8256, If you have any questions, contact Kathy Kovacs.
TRICK OR TRUNK: Tuesday, October 24, 5:30 PM. Come join us for this annual
community event! Volunteers are needed to decorate trunks and distribute
candy/trinkets to the children, assist with light snacks in Fellowship Hall, direct cars
and participants in the parking lot, assist with cleanup.
Signup sheets are available in the narthex.
NAYLOR’S PEANUT CRUNCH, CASHEW, & BUTTERMINT ~ It’s time to place your orders for Naylor’s Peanut Crunch, Cashew Crunch, & Buttermints. They make the perfect gifts for around the holidays and they make wonderful gifts for you to enjoy as well. The Friends of CKV-TBHC thanks the members of your congregation for helping to make this candy sale a huge success every year. Sunday, October 8, 2017, is the deadline to place your candy order with your keyperson (Anna Miller) or place in box on church office counter. Payment must accompany order form and made payable to The Friends of CKV-TBHC. ~ Order Forms will be in Sunday’s bulletin.
2017 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.
Don and Vivian Hubbell have presented a book to the library of York First entitled The Building of the ARK ENCOUNTER with the following inscription inside:
Dear Brothers and Sisters of York 1st Church,
Thank you so much for giving us the gift of the ‘Ark Encounter’ Experience! Our trip was very enjoyable! We thought this book might give you a glimpse of what we saw. We hope each of you might have the opportunity to go and experience it for yourself some day!
In Christ’s love,
Pastor Don and Vivian Hubbell
Until the book is officially placed in the library, it can be found in the church office. Please let Karen know if you are interested in reading it. Don and Vivian also brought pamphlets of the ARK Encounter and the Creation Museum which will be placed on the informational bulletin board.
A SUGGESTION FROM THE SPIRITUAL ENRICHMENT TEAM ABOUT HOW TO HAVE A CLOSER RELATIONSHIP WITH OUR LORD
A simple way to feel closer to Christ is to have daily conversations with Him. These daily conversations can be in the form of prayer, Bible study, reading Christian magazines, blogs or websites, singing or listening to Christian music, or just talking with Him. We know that to remain close and in touch with family and friends we need to be in regular contact. We do this by phone calls, Facebook posts, face to face visits and cards or letters. Somehow, keeping in touch with family and friends is easier than daily contact with our Lord. First church has several opportunities available for developing daily conversations with our Savior.
One is The Upper Room daily reader. This little magazine is an easy way to start or maintain daily time in prayer and meditation. The daily articles are brief, but meaningful and suggest a short related scripture reading and prayer. The fact that they are written by Christians throughout the world makes them all the more meaningful. As Christians we are reminded that we belong to a great world-wide family made up of many men and women very different from us but also very similar. If you haven’t read The Upper Room recently I encourage you to pick it up this week.
Another magazine available in the church narthex is Today’s Christian Living. Each issue has articles about personal stories of God’s love, faith, Christian living, family problem solving, and Bible study as well as segments on travel, health, money, recipes, humor and puzzles. I find the cover story is always very inspirational and while often about and written by women, the stories would be interesting to everyone. This is another way to keep the conversation going, not only with Christ, but also with your church friends.
Another option is our Women’s Bible study that meets every Tuesday morning. It is starting September 12th after the summer hiatus. All women are welcome. This is a loving, supportive group that is always welcoming new members. There are several members from other churches who attend regularly. Each weekly meeting is filled with lots of sharing, laughter, prayer and fellowship in addition to the Bible study. You might want to give it a try to strengthen your connection with Christ and other believers.
THANK YOU. . . . . . . . . .
The Friends of Cross Keys Village/TBHC, On Saturday, August 12, 2017, we held our 57th Annual Chicken BBQ, auction and car show. This is our largest one day fundraiser every year and we cannot do this without support of MANY, MANY, PEOPLE . Our income for the BBQ is $34,120.35. Our expenses are listed at $12,350.90. that leaves us with a profit of $21,769.45. These present figures will change somewhat when all expenses come in. So a, HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL, none of this happens without our countless volunteers, which totaled 150+ people.
-BBQ Co chairs for 2017~ Annette Boyer, Mary Kay, and Roger Turner
I would like to thank my church family for being so supportive of me throughout my Distinguished Young Woman experience. All of the cards, messages, and prayers were so greatly appreciated! By the grace of God, I was honored to receive the first place awards at the state competition for the talent (singing) and self-expression categories. I also won 1st Runner-Up overall. Thank you again for your continued support, praise, and encouragement as I represent York County. It has been such an amazing motivation during this exciting time of my life. ~ Emma Stoolmaker
LOOKING AHEAD . . . . . . . . . . .
OCTOBER 7, 2017 – Carlisle Truck Stop Ministry featuring Harmony – Sat., Oct. 7th, Fall Fundraising Banquet – 4:00-5:20 (only) Silent Auction, 5:30 Meal Served-Full Course Dinner, Free will offering, ministry update, door prizes. Being held at New Fairview Church of the Brethren, 1873 New Fairview Church Rd., York, PA 17403. Tickets are $12.00 and are available from the following until September 23, No tickets sales at the door. For tickets or additional information, see Glenn & Anna Miller.
OCTOBER 13, 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, October 13, 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.
OCTOBER 14, 2017 – Women’s Luncheon, Oct. 14th, 11:00 am – 1 pm, Please join York First Church of the Brethren for a Women’s Luncheon in the Fellowship Hall. We will be hosting our guest speaker, Naomi Kraenbring, as she shares her story of call and vocation and continued journey. We will be serving a light lunch starting at 11 am with soups, fruits and cheeses. Our guest speaker will begin at 12 pm. Please RSVP by calling Karen at the church office at 717-755-0307 by Tuesday, October 3rd. There is no cost for the luncheon, donations will be accepted and appreciated. York First Church of the Brethren, 2710 Kingston Road, York, PA 17402
OCTOBER 21, 2017 ~ CAMP EDER FALLFEST, Festival and Benefit Auction, 10AM-4PM – CALL FOR ARTISTS AND CRAFTSMEN -We have a space just for you at the local Vendor and Arts/Craft Sale at our Annual FallFest. We are looking for artists and craftsmen to make this event fabulous for everyone! Spaces are still available for only $25! Vendors must supply their own tables, chairs, etc. All proceeds help fund our scholarship fund to ensure every kid can come to camp regardless of their ability to pay. Please Join Us!
AUCTION DONATIONS NEEDED – We need your help to make FallFest a success. Our goal is to make $20,000 this year to go towards our scholarship fund. It is our great hope you will join us in providing auction items for our live and silent auction. .
***PLEASE BE SURE ALL DONATED ITEMS ARE NEW*** THANK YOU! SPONSORS NEEDED – We are looking for businesses and individual sponsors to help us reach our scholarship goal. Now more than ever families need help financially. We are glad to honor our sponsors by including them on our website, FallFest newsletters, auction booklet, and on a prominently displayed sign at FallFest. For more information please see the poster on the bulletin board. If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Kovacs.
OCTOBER 21, 2017 ~ Please join us! 2017 Children’s Aid Society Annual Dinner – Sat., Oct. 21st , Check in begins at 5:30 and Dinner begins at 6:00, Business Attire, Held at New Fairview Church of the Brethren, 1873 New Fairview Church Road, York, PA. Please join us for a celebration of food, fellowship and another year of service to children and families. Ticket Prices: Adult $ 30.00/Children (12 and under) $ 15.00. Highlights: 30th Anniversary Celebration of The Lehman Center! Entertainment by Christian acoustic guitarist, Mark Cable. See poster on bulletin board.
If your birthday is in OCTOBER and it is not on the above list or is listed incorrectly, please call the church office.
2 Christopher Logue
5 Evelyn Chronister
Robert M. Wetzel
7 Dick Ault
8 Winnie Fickes
11 John Anderson
12 Dick B. Ault
14 Janine Logue
15 Marcus Carey
17 Anna Elise Stoolmaker
19 Larry Harlacher
21 Jared Beuschlein
23 Barry Stehr
24 Benjamin Gennarelli-LeGrand
25 David Gibble
28 Pat Gibble
29 Dylan Sauder
31 Vesta Statler
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