Vol. 13-No. 14 Friday, April 6, 2018
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, April 8, 2018
9:00 a.m. – Sunday School
10:30 a.m. – Worship Service, Sanctuary
– SCRIPTURE: John 20:19-31
– MESSAGE: “Peace Be With You”
SPRING CONGREGATIONAL FORUM WILL BE HELD SUNDAY, APRIL 8, 2018
This Sunday the Congregational Forum Packets will be available to be picked up on the table in the Narthex. There are two sections. The forum booklet and the treasurer’s report.
Home Communion: Any members desiring home communion, please contact Pastor Joel and he will see that you are served.
ATTACHMENTS: Calendar of Events, Friends to Remember in Prayer, & Sunday School Schedule
ATTENDANCE – April 1, 2018, 10:30 a.m. Worship Service – 149
COPIES OF this week’s e-news, the April calendar, and April Newsline Digest are available to be picked up on the table in the narthex and can be viewed at www.yorkfirst.org
2018 DIRECTORY is available for pickup on the table in the narthex.
Children’s Ministry Schedule:
K- 5th Teacher
Easter Breakfast – no classes
Tom & Jill McCracken
Kathy Kovacs & Gail Rutland
Kathy Kovacs & Gail Rutland
Bob & Stephanie
Sam & Alicia Weyant
Bob & Stephanie Stoolmaker
Jolene Zeigler & Michele Gibbel
Barbara Jo Brown
Judy Yingling & Audrey Ginder
Thank you to all those who help with Children’s Ministry. Your time, energy, and dedication are appreciated.
If you need to make a schedule change or would like to serve as a teacher or in the nursery, please contact Michele Gibbel.
LUNCH ANYONE? SUB SALE! Camp Eder Fund Raiser for First Church Yard sale in June. Taking orders Sunday, April 8. ORDERS DUE by FRIDAY, APRIL 13
DELIVERY – SUNDAY, APRIL 22 – pick up in church narthex
PlayAmerican Cold Cut Sub – $4 PlayItalian Sub – $ 4.50 PlayTurkey & Cheese Sub $4.50 PlayRoast Beef Sub – $4.50
See Kathy Kovacs
THIS WEEK . . . . . . . . . .
APRIL 8, 2018 – YORK COUNTY SENIOR HONORS CHOIR – Sunday, April 8, 2018, 7:00 pm performing here at York First. Under direction of Randy Yoder and Michal Buchanan, 90 select singers in grades 10, 11, 12 from 20 public and private school districts, homeschools, churches, and voice studios of York County, perform inspirational, patriotic, traditional, folk, and pop music. – See poster on bulletin board for more information.
APRIL 12, 2018 – OWLS APRIL ACTIVITY ~ Join with the OWLS on Thursday April 12 when we welcome back the READER’S THEATRE TROUPE from the Belmont Theatre to present some more of their comedy sketches. They have entertained the OWLS and the Lamplighter’s Class before, and we look forward to enjoying their comedy readings again. If you missed them before, you don’t want to miss them again. If you heard them before, you will want to hear them again as they will be presenting new material. Just bring your bag lunch. Drinks and dessert will be provided. We gather for lunch in the Homebuilder’s Classroom 154 at noon for lunch and the program will begin at 12:30. Please sign up on the sheet in the narthex no later than April 8 so we know how many to prepare for. Upcoming Event – On May 10 Kerry White, a Christian Singer, will present “The Greatest Songs Ever” songs from the 1930’s to the 1980’s. There will be songs interspersed with some commentary on the then-current events. He promises a program of good clean fun!
APRIL 13, 2018 ~ 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, April 13th, (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.
UPCOMING MEMORIAL SERVICES. . . . . . . .
APRIL 9, 2018 ~ A Celebration of Life Service for Elmer Allison will be held here at York First on Monday, April 9th . The service will begin at 11:00 am followed by a lunch in the Fellowship Hall. Pastor Joel will be officiating.
APRIL 14, 2018 ~ Memorial Service for Jason Knapp will be held here at York First on Saturday, April 14th. Visitation will be from 2:00-3:00 pm and the service will begin at 3:00 pm in the Sanctuary. Jason is the son of Deborah Boogher & John Knapp and the grandson of Anna Boogher. Pastor Keith Hollenberg will be officiating.
SOULFUL SINGING WILL BEGIN SATURDAY APRIL 28 AT 4:00. PLEASE MEET IN THE CHURCH LOUNGE AND PLAN TO SING JOYOUSLY UNTIL AROUND 5:30. THE GROUP WILL THEN DECIDE WHEN THEY WANT TO MEET AGAIN. ALL ARE WELCOME!!
Friends are invited to a time of Soulful Singing. Shy and strong singers are all welcome to participate in a time of joyful, beautiful, healing music in the oral tradition, led by Ruth Fitz…. No experience necessary! Ruth, a former member of 1st Church, has a ministry of music with the Society of Friends (Quakers), in which she engages participants to sing joyfully and harmoniously together in a variety of genre–spirituals, sacred chants, peace, fun, and world songs.
Thank-you to all who served in the Easter Egg Hunt. It was a special evening with delicious food, a great story, an Easter Bunny, joyful children, and parents and grandparents.
COOKING CLASS – Several individuals have shared an interest in a class for single ladies who cook for themselves. I also had a person who had an interest in making some different appetizers, which we can do at a later date. So if appetizers are your thing, watch the ENEWS for future dates and time.
So anyone that is single, divorced or widowed and you cook for yourself understands it is hard to buy and cook for one person. So call Dolly if interested. I will set a date and time in a few weeks to have a class on a Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in our church kitchen. I will share some kitchen tips and we will make a few recipes you can make up ahead of time and freeze.
Also, please note any future classes of interest could be for children, teens or men who like to cook. Give me a call. I am open for any interest, or suggestions.
Eric Zimmerman is looking for someone to mow his grass for him. He will provide the lawn mower and gas. If anyone is interested or if anyone knows of any teenager that is looking to earn extra money, please contact the church office.
LOOKING AHEAD. . . . . . . .
APRIL 16, 2018 – 2018 MEAT CANNING PROJECT, Eight Days, April 16, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25 & 26, Processed at: Christian Aid Ministries, Ephrata, PA, Sponsored by: Southern PA & Mid-Atlantic Districts COB, VOLUNTEER TODAY! Help with canning and labeling, there are 2 shifts each day, 6:45 am to noon and 9 am to 2:30 pm. Sign-up early to secure your preferred day and time. Volunteers are also needed to provide meals or finances to help cover the cost of meals. A sign up sheet is on the bulletin board in the Narthex. Contact John Anderson with any questions.
APRIL 17, 2018 – Elizabethtown College’s Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies presents “Narrative and Meaning: The Rich Complexity of Old German Baptist Brethren Belief, Culture, and Practice,” a talk by Tony Walsh, on Tues., April 17, 7:30 p.m., in Hoover 212. Walsh is director of the Centre for the Study of Irish Protestantism at Maynooth University in Ireland. For more information, call 717-361-1470 or visit www.etown.edu/youngctr/events.
APRIL 24, 2018 – The Lehman Center Auxiliary Presents 27th Annual Benefit Auction for Children’s Aid Society’s ~ York County 4-H Center, 771 Stoverstown Road, York, PA, Tuesday, April 24, 2018, Auction Preview & Food Servie Begin at 12:00 pm, Live Auction Begins at 5:00 pm , Live Auction Featuring: Art Collectibles, Sports Items, New Merchandise – Silent Auction includes: Art Collectibles, Theme Baskets, Gift Certificates – Kitchen will be open & serving: Homemade Soup, Bar-B-Que, Pies & so much more! For more information, please call 717-845-5771, or visit www.cassd.org
APRIL 28, 2018 – Southern PA District COB 2018 District Women’s Spring Luncheon, Sat., April 28th – Squaring up Fitness according to the Gospel of Dr. Luke held at Newville Church of the Brethren, 16 Carlisle Road, Newville, PA 17241.We build up the body with nutrition and exercise, but how do we build up the body of Christ? Through fellowship, training, and service in love. – A. Aronis. Please see the poster and brochures/registration form on the bulletin board. Registration Deadline: April 16, 2018
MAY 5, 2018 – Camp Eder Benefit Golf Tournament, Saturday, May 5th, Getting out on the green for Camp Eder is a fun and meaningful way to start spring. Mountain View’s Golf Club is a must play FOUR STAR Golf Digest golf course located just minutes from the Historic Gettysburg Battlefields. Schedule: 6:30 am Registration and Continental Breakfast, 8:00 am Shotgun Start (four player scramble), 12:00 pm Hors d’oeuvres & Refreshments at Camp Eder, 1:00 pm Lunch at Camp Eder Dining Hall
Registration is $75/person and $300 for a team of 4 – Limited to the first 100 registrations. Don’t have four? An individual golfer or groups less than 4 will be placed in a team prior to the event. Lunch will be served at 12 Noon at Camp Eder in Geigley Dining Hall. Prizes at the end of each play. See the bulletin board for more information and for the sponsor/registration forms. You will be mailed more information regarding the day after we receive your registration.
JULY 21-26, 2018 – CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN NATIONAL YOUTH CONFERENCE (NYC) in Fort Collins, Colorado. Youth who have completed grades 9-12 are invited to attend this exciting gathering of thousands of youth from across the country. It happens only once every 4 years, and includes many times of worship, small groups, workshops, service projects, recreation, social activities, and more! Visit http://www.brethren.org/yya/nyc/ for details. Please contact Pastor Joel if you or your children may have interest in attending. The church will cover most expenses, and it promises to be a life-giving experience that is not to be missed! Deadline to register is April 30th.
If your birthday is in APRIL and it is not on the above list or is listed incorrectly, please call the church office.
1 Jolene Zeigler
4 Louise Stremmel
6 Richard Brown
8 Meriam Copenheaver
9 Mike Martin
11 Nancy Jones
12 Vivian Fitzkee
14 Sara Stoolmaker
15 Brad Nicholas
19 Emily (Drawbaugh) Dietrich
20 Frank Leaman
22 Ken Gordon
23 Greg Metzger
26 Lennox Jan
28 Julia Sweigard
29 Trish Ryan (Martin)
30 Mary Esther Anderson
CONTACTING THE PASTOR: Pastor Joel 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 Joel is also available for Pastoral Counseling by appointment. If you need to reach the pastor outside of office hours, his home phone number is (717) 318-5442, and his cell number is (717) 271-4888 . You can also email him at email@example.com. 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.