Vol. 12-No. 39 Friday, September 29, 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, October 1, 2017 ~ Love Feast Service following Worship Service
9:00 a.m. – Sunday School
10:30 a.m. Worship Service
– SANCTUARY: “Jesus Uncut: Relationships”
– SCRIPTURE: Matthew 5:27-37
ATTACHMENTS: Calendar of Events, Friends to Remember in Prayer, & Sunday School Schedule and the Summer Music Schedule.
ATTENDANCE – September 24, 2017, 10:30 a.m. Worship Service – 71
COPIES OF this week’s e-news, the October calendar, and October 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
THIS WEEK. . . . . . . . . . . .
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.
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.
THANK YOU. . . . . . . . . .
AMAZING! – That’s what the head of the 5 K Race said when we presented him with the check. He said “I don’t know how you people at York First do it, but keep doing it”!
Now there is an update: $500. more was added on Sunday for a grand total of $5,100.00!! Yes, Brothers and Sisters of York F.C.O.B. you are AMAZING!!
A TREMENDOUS THANKS to You All!!
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
Meat Canning – I received an e-mail from Roy Winter. The meat canning committee has agreed to send the chicken to the Caribbean. Please let your congregations know of this change. When I know exactly where it went I will let you know. Thanks, Rich Shaffer, Meat Canning Chair
AV TEAM is looking for people, male or female, to join the AV team. If interested, please contact Jon Beuschlein or Tim Beckwith.
October 1, 2017 ~ Life Chain, Sunday, Oct. 1, 2:30-3:30 pm along Market St. across from Home Depot. Come stand, sit, and pray for babies in the womb.
HELP WANTED!~Want to earn a few extra dollars? The lawn at our cabin in Cumberland County needs to be mowed. It’s about 40 miles from First Church and takes about an hour of travel time in each direction. The lawn and driveway will require 1-1/2 – 3 hours to mow (plus the 2 hours travel time). It is preferred if you bring your own mower. Call Larry Gibble for more details.
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
OCTOBER – beautiful colors, cooler weather, earlier evenings, school –Harvest (pumpkin and corn shuck, turnip and potato). All in order and at the proper time. Do we have all things in order? Do we have our Faith Life in order? Have we planted seeds of love, faith, services, peace? Review these scriptures and evaluate how you feel we stand with our harvest of seeds.
Genesis 8:22, Deuteronomy 16:15, Proverbs 10:5, Matthew 10:37, Luke 10:2, 2 Corinthians 9:10-15, Galatians 6:9, James 3:18
Let us work together diligently to reach a rich harvest of Christians to serve the Kingdom of God.
LOOKING AHEAD . . . . . . . . . . .
OCTOBER 12, 2017 ~ OWLS NEWS – Join the OWLS on Thursday October 12 at noon for an interesting program about one of the homes in Gettysburg that sustained some damage during the conflict at Gettysburg. Dolores Mann’s son-in-law will be here to tell us about some of
his experiences as a park ranger and with this Gettysburg home. Margaret Eck will be providing drinks and dessert, so just bring your bag lunch and come along for an enjoyable and informative afternoon. Please sign up on the sheet in the narthex by October 8 so we know how many to prepare for.
November 9 – All about The York Factory Whistle Christmas Music
December 14 – Annual Christmas Tea
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 LIKE 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.
PIES, PIES, PIES – CAMP EDER FALL FEST!
SING A SONG of sixpence a pocket full of rye, Four and twenty blackbirds baked in a pie.
Pies for the Fall Fest are what we need, So get out that rolling pin and do a good deed.
Cherry, apple, blueberry or peach – it’s all for the Fest! So remember – no blackbirds are needed – because it’s all for the best.
I do hope your pies will have fruit and not blackbirds! FALL FEST IS APPROACHING at Camp Eder. So any pie is acceptable that needs NO REFRIGERATION. The Festival is held on October 21 at Camp Eder. We are in need of 30 pies. Can you do it? Lets really roll out the dough $$$ Bring to the church lounge on Friday, October 20 by noon. Any questions, 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