Vol. 13-No. 15 Friday, April 13, 2018
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, April 15, 2018
9:00 a.m. – Sunday School
10:30 a.m. – Worship Service, Sanctuary
– SCRIPTURE: Acts 3:1-19
– MESSAGE: “The Author of Life”
ATTACHMENTS: Calendar of Events, Friends to Remember in Prayer, & Sunday School Schedule
ATTENDANCE – April 8, 2018, 10:30 a.m. Worship Service – 88
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.
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.
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.
THIS WEEK . . . . . . . . . .
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.
UPCOMING MEMORIAL SERVICE. . . . . . . . . .
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 Joel Gibbel will be officiating.
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.
YARD SALE COMING – JUNE 9 – CHURCH GARAGE OPEN AND COLLECTING!
Time to clean out folks! Spring has sprung and I am sure many of you have items that you want to rid your basement, closets or garage. Keep First Church in mind as you clean out this Spring.
The Church garage is open and collecting your items for the sale now. Large items are on hold and can be delivered on either Thursday, June 7 or Friday 8.
Please call Kathy Kovacs or see her on Sunday morning for delivery days, times or questions.
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 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 26, 2018 – Elizabethtown College’s Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies presents “World War I and Lancaster Peace Churches,” a talk by Steve Nolt, on Thurs., April 26, 7:00 p.m., in Hoover 110. Nolt is senior scholar at the Young Center. For more information, call 717-361-1470 or visit www.etown.edu/youngctr/events.
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.
MAY 19, 2018 – Family Prom! -More information coming soon.
JUNE 11 & 12, 2018 – 70TH Annual Women’s Camp Retreat, Camp Eder, Fairfield, PA ~ We are called to….. “PASS IT ON” Be the “Spark” – Monday, June 11 and Tuesday, June 12th – Guest Speaker, Jill Hastings – Registration deadline is May 18, 2018, Late registrations will NOT be accepted. You can find a brochure and registration forms on the bulletin board. (Urgent Update: There is an error on the registration form. Under the section for Overnight Guest, these prices do not include the cost of the meals/beverages.) If you have any additional questions, please contact Kathy Kovacs.
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.
JULY 29 – AUGUST 2, 2018 – Vacation Bible School – Save the dates, more information to follow.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.