Vol. 12-No. 42 Friday, October 20, 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 22, 2017
9:00 a.m. – Sunday School
10:30 a.m. Worship Service
– SANCTUARY: “Jesus Uncut: Prayer”
– SCRIPTURE: Matthew 6:5-14; 7:7-11
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
Tax Free Charitable Giving Letter
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
Packets are available to be picked up on the table in the Narthex. There are three sections. The forum booklet, the affirmation of slate, and the treasurer’s report.
HERE YE – HEAR YE – Do not fear, CAMP EDER’S FALL FEST IS FINALLY HERE! Food, and games and Craftsman too, Pork and turkey dinner are just a few.
Come this Saturday from 10 to 4, and enjoy the day and take a tour. Homemade pies to eat with lunch, or take one home, and thanks a bunch!
THIS WEEK. . . . . . . . . . . .
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.
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.
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 Tim Beckwith or Patricia Carey, Worship Team Chair.
‘CHANGE FOR A DAY’~ The Friends of CKV-TBHC ‘change for a day’ is due Sunday, November 5, 2017 ~ Please place your donation in the container in the church narthex that is marked “Change for a Day”. Thank you! Keyperson – Anna Miller
DIRECTORY CHANGE, Page 24 ~ Address Change for The SO PA District Office: 6035 York Road, New Oxford, PA 17350 (Please discontinue using the post office box number.)
First Church received this message from former District executive Joe Detrick and that Leonard Stoner, church moderator, thought it should be shared with the congregation:
Hi: Just to let the folks at York First, if you don’t know already, the Rollman’s gave a generous gift to the York Symphony Orchestra for an endowed chair – Chorusmaster position. They were recognized at the concert this past Saturday night. I sing in the Chorus and my wife, Nonie, plays in the orchestra. Kathy Shannon is the current Chorusmaster. A lovely, talented, professional, inspirational Chorusmaster! York First can be proud of the generosity of the Rollmans not only within the church community but also for the wider community of York.
Joe Detrick, former DE for Southern PA, and currently Interim Director of Ministry for the Church of the Brethren.
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.
THANK YOU. . . . . . . . .
Thanks so much for all your prayers, cards, and phone calls since my surgery. What a blessing they have been during these long weeks of recuperation. Having the support of a warm and loving church family has meant so much to me. ~ Nancy Gipe
LOOKING AHEAD . . . . . . . . . . .
NOVEMBER 4 & 5, 2017 ~ SPIRITUAL RENEWAL WEEKEND at Hanover Church of the Brethren, 601 Wilson Avenue, Hanover, PA 17331, featuring guest speaker Rev. Leah J. Hileman. See poster on bulletin board for schedule of events.
NOVEMBER 9, 2017 ~ OWLS NEWS ~ On Thursday November 9 the OWLS welcome DON RYAN to our gathering at noon in the Homebuilder’s classroom 154. Don is the WHISTLE CAROLER who plays the steam whistle on Christmas Eve at midnight. Join us to find out more about this interesting Christmas tradition. The Millers will provide 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 November 5 so we know how many to prepare for. Upcoming events: December 14 – Annual Christmas Tea
NOVEMBER 10, 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, November 10, 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.
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.
If your birthday is in NOVEMBER and it is not on the above list or is listed incorrectly, please call the church office.
3 Barb Wueschinski
8 Jill McCracken
10 Erin Hand
15 Greg Klinedinst
16 Helen Naill
18 Dolores Mann
19 Tanner Martin
20 Carlyn Hoke
21 Elizabeth Eisenhart
22 Charles Innerst
24 Pat Paules
25 Laura (Thomas) Lash
27 Michelle Sauder
29 Tammy Stehr
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.