Vol. 12-No. 41 Friday, October 13, 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 15, 2017
9:00 a.m. – Sunday School
10:30 a.m. Worship Service
– SANCTUARY: “Jesus Uncut: Mammon”
– SCRIPTURE: Matthew 6:1-4; 19-24
Upcoming events regarding Joel Gibbel and Bob Krouse:
October 29 – Informal gathering in the narthex to celebrate Bob and Carol’s time with YFCOB
November 1 – Joel Gibbel’s first day with York First
November 5 – Bob’s last Sunday preaching; Congregational Forum; Joel will be attending church and the CF
November 12 – Joel’s first Sunday preaching
November 19 – Transfer of membership for Joel and Michele Gibbel during worship service
Installation service for Joel Gibbel during worship service
Informal gathering in the narthex to welcome Joel, Michele, Micah and Danielle
ATTACHMENTS: Calendar of Events, Friends to Remember in Prayer, & Sunday School Schedule and the Summer Music Schedule.
ATTENDANCE – October 8, 2017, 10:30 a.m. Worship Service – 104
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
FALL CONGREGATIONAL FORUM WILL BE HELD SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2017
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, 300 W. Orange St., Lititz, PA 17543-1815. 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 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. 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 19, 2017 – Elizabethtown College’s Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies presents “Beards, Bonnets, and Football: Eastern Mennonite University & Elizabethtown College, 1900-2000,” by Donald B. Kraybill on Thurs., Oct. 19, 7:00 p.m., in the Susquehanna Room of Myer Hall. Kraybill is senior fellow emeritus at the Young Center and the author of the new social history of EMU, Eastern Mennonite University: A Century of Countercultural Education. For more information, call 717-361-1470 or visit www.etown.edu/youngctr/events.
OCTOBER 21, 2017 ~ CAMP EDER FALLFEST, Festival and Benefit Auction, 10AM-4PM – COUNTDOWN……..We are in the final weeks of Fallfest preparation! We are so thankful for you!
AUCTION ITEMS NEEDED! ~ We are still in need of auction items. We need your help in making sure every kid can come to camp! Every item makes a difference because proceeds go into our camper scholarship fund.
IDEAS ~ Quilts, gift baskets, creative and unique artwork, signed memorabilia, golf lessons, sports or theater tickets, handmade items. (new items, please) You can drop items off at the camp office or call us and we can arrange an item pick up with you.
***PLEASE BE SURE ALL DONATED ITEMS ARE LIKE NEW***If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Kovacs.
CANDY DONATIONS NEEDED ~ We are EXCITED to include a CANDY TREASURE HUNT this year! Every child will receive a bad and map and hunt for CANDY treasures! We need new bags of candy treats (treasure). You can drop the candy off at the office or if needed we can arrange a pickup. THANK YOU SO MUCH! You are an amazing part of Camp Eder’s ministry!
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.
TRICK OR TRUNK: Tuesday, October 24, 5:30 PM.
Come join us for this annual community event!
A few persons still needed to decorate trunks and distribute treats!
Please sign up asap in the narthex!
AV TEAM is looking for people, male or female, to join the AV team. If interested, please contact Jon Beuschlein or Tim Beckwith.
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 27, 2017 – Human Life Services’ Fall Banquet – Keynote Speaker: Pat Layton, Author, Speaker, Coach. Join us as we enjoy a wonderful meal together then share how we’ve been partnering with God this year at Human Life Services at our annual fall fundraising banquet! Friday, Oct. 27, doors will open at 6 pm at Wyndham Garden York (formerly Holiday Inn) 2000 Loucks Road, York near West Manchester Mall. Reservations are required and seating is limited. For more information and to register, please visit website, www.humanlifeservices.org or call Valerie at (717) 854-7615, Ext 29. Any questions, see Dan Snook.
CAMP EDER ~ LIFE OUTDOORS ~ LIFESKILLS WORKSHOP, Free and open to the public RSVP @ 717-642-8256, Workshops will fill fast. Please R.S.V.P. – Register online now
First Thursday of every month. 6:30p – 8p at Camp Eder
November 2, 2017 – Microgreens ‘grow and eat’
December 7, 2017 – Rockclimbing ‘gravity is a myth’
January 4, 2018 – Knit & Crochet ‘woven together’
February 1, 2018 – Terrariums ‘warm in Winter’
March 1, 2018 – Outdoor Survival Skills ‘no problems’
April 5, 2018 – Beekeeping ‘bee ready for Spring’
Come hang out & learn the basics of some awesome life skills.
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.