Vol. 12-No. 5 Friday, February 3, 2017
Karen Bowman, Editor, email@example.com
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, FEBRUARY 5, 2017
10:30 a.m. Worship Service
– Sanctuary: “Red Letter Christians… Growth is part of Life”
– Scripture: Mark 4:1-9, Mark 4:26-34
‘Have a Cup of Joe’ – Sunday, Feb. 5th following worship service, have coffee with the Youth.
ATTACHMENTS: Calendar of Events, Friends to Remember in Prayer, & Sunday School Schedule.
WORSHIP ATTENDANCE – January 29, 2017, 10:30 a.m. Worship Service – 98
COPIES OF this week’s e-news and the February calendar and Jan./Feb. Newsline Digest are available to be picked up on the table in the narthex and at YorkFirst.org
Copies of the pastor’s sermons will be available on our website at http://yorkfirst.org/sermons/ You may also contact the church office to request a copy.
Weather Related *CHURCH CANCELLATIONS
A. Cancellations will be announced through our church phone system.
Please use the following process:
1. Call the church office at 755-0307.
2. When answering machine message begins, press 6
3. A recorded message will indicate the status of church services/activities.
B. Cancellations will be announced on the church’s web site at www.yorkfirst.org, and when possible, emails will be sent to all online mailing list members and added to our Facebook page and Twitter, and in that 1, 2, 3, 4 order. *Weather related cancellations will not be announced on radio or TV.
FEBRUARY 9, 2017 – OWLS NEWS ~ JOIN the OWLS at noon on Thursday February 9 for lunch as we make plans for the remainder of the year and enjoy some games and conversation. Bring your bag lunch, a favorite game and any program ideas you want to share. We have folks signed up to provide drinks and desserts for the year, but we need program ideas for many of the months. We meet in the Homebuilders classroom 154. Everyone is invited. Drinks and dessert will be provided by Suzanne. Please sign up in the narthex by February 5 so we know how many to prepare for.
FEBRUARY 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, February 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.
YEAR END STATEMENTS are available for pick up on the table in the narthex.
2017 DIRECTORY IS AVAILABLE ON THE TABLE IN THE NARTHEX
The church email groups are moving to new email addresses! If you are a member of the Prayer Shawl, Prayer Concerns, Deacons, Chancel Choir, Hospitality Team and Lamplighter Sunday School class you should have already received emails containing information about the new email group addresses. If you have not received the test emails, please check your spam folder and then reach out to Tim Beckwith. If you would like to create an email group, please reach out to Tim.
The Camp Eder Board is pleased to announce Bryan Smith as our Executive Director, effective February 13, 2017.
Bryan, his wife Kelli, and their children are coming from Quakertown, PA. Bryan brings a vital & mature love for Christ, a strong background of experience as an executive director in Christian Camping leadership, and many ministry gifts for Camp Eder. We look forward to his leadership.
Leon Yoder, Camp Eder Board Chair
THANK YOU. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
My how the months and years fly by. It seems like it was only a couple of years ago that we took our marriage vows and before you know it 60 years flew by. We have been blessed with family, friends and many things in our life time. To repeat my Dad’s favorite expression: “We have a lot to be thankful for”. We are thankful for our friends here at York 1st Church and we want to Thank You for all the Anniversary Cards and Best Wishes that we received from everybody. Peg & Jay Crist
SYMPATHY. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
To Anita Jacobs on the passing of her husband, Bill on Jan. 30, 2017. Please keep Anita, their children, and grandchildren in your thoughts and prayers. A funeral service for Bill Jacobs will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 4, 2017 at First Church of the Brethren, 2710 Kingston Rd., York, with Pastor Bob Krouse officiating. A visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service. Burial will be private at Prospect Hill Cemetery. Heffner Funeral Chapel & Crematory, Inc., 1551 Kenneth Rd., York, is in charge of arrangements.
LOOKING AHEAD . . . . . . . . . . .
FEBRUARY 25, 2017 ~ INTERGENERATIONAL CHURCH GAME NIGHT, SATURDAY February 25th at 6:30 pm in the Gym presented by the Fellowship Team. Bring your favorite board/card/etc. game to share! Pickleball is back! This game is less strenuous than tennis, and is played with a paddle and a wiffle ball. Everyone can learn! Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in America. Come fine out what it is all about!!! Bring a dessert to share, drinks will be provided! Questions? Please contact a Fellowship Team member, Sid Innerst, Jayne Baldwin, Alicia Weyant or Tim Beckwith.
FEBRUARY 25, 2017 – MAN 2 MAN Workshop 2017 – Men’s Spiritual Leadership Summit & Breakfast: A Spiritual Man According to Jesus – The Call to Becoming a Spiritual Man, Characteristics of a Spiritual Man, and the Danger to Avoid.
Guest Speaker: Jim Myer, Minister, Teacher, and Speaker, Saturday – Feb. 25th, 8:00 am – 12:00 noon, Location: Mechanicsburg Church of the Brethren, 301 Gale St., Mechanicsburg, PA 17055, $16.00 Registration Fee, Sponsored by: The Nurture Commission, Southern PA District COB
FEBRUARY 25 AND MARCH 4, 2017 ~ MOUNT HOPE MAPLE MADNESS PANCAKE BREAKFAST – February 25 & March 4, Cost: Pancake Breakfast – $8 Adult, $4 Children
By partnering with our neighbors at Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve, we’re able to provide our sweetest program of the year. Come to Camp Eder to learn about “Sugaring,” the process of turning the sap from Maple trees into delicious Maple syrup! Strawberry Hill naturalists will demonstrate how to tap a Maple tree, collect the sap, and boil it down into syrup. You can also enjoy the fruits of our labor by sampling real Maple syrup at a pancake breakfast. Also featured will be local arts and crafts vendors.
APRIL 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, & 25, 2017 ~ 2017 Meat Canning Project – It is scheduled for six days a the Christian Aid Ministries. The goal is to can approximately 50,000 pounds of chicken. The meat canning project is a great way for us to minister to those in need during these difficult economic times. A shift of 25 persons is needed to work from 6 AM to Noon (20 of those persons should be able to process the chicken, while the others are needed for labeling) A second shift of 17 persons is needed to come in at 9AM and relieve some of the first shift. Canning will continue until approximately 11AM with labeling to continue until about 2:30 PM. Volunteers needed to provide meals ~ The meat canning committee is very grateful to those congregations who will be providing free snacks and a light lunch (for all workers) to be available during each shift. The Mid-Atlantic District will be partnering with some of the SO PA District congregations who are willing to prepare a meal, but are short on funds. Please contact your district office if your congregation is willing to provide a meal or funds. Please see John Anderson.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org