Vol. 13-No. 17 Friday, April 27, 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 29, 2018 ~ YOUTH SUNDAY
9:00 a.m. – Sunday School
10:30 a.m. – Worship Service, Sanctuary
– SCRIPTURE: Colossians 3:12-15 (Paraphrased)
– MESSAGE: “Bound Together: Clothed in Christ” ~ Nancy Jones
This Sunday is Youth Sunday! We welcome several youth who will be leading us in worship along with Nancy Jones who will be preaching the message. The theme follows that of the Church of the Brethren National Youth Sunday resources, “Bound Together: Clothed in Christ” . Please plan to attend and show your support for our young people as they minister among us.
Pastor Joel will be away for the weekend at a Pastor’s retreat.
ATTACHMENTS: Calendar of Events, Friends to Remember in Prayer, & Sunday School Schedule
Family Prom Information
ATTENDANCE – April 22, 2018, 10:30 a.m. Worship Service – 108
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
PRAYER CHAIN REQUESTS – If you would like to receive prayer chain requests via telephone instead of email, a sign-up sheet will be in the Gathering Room on the small table. If that is not convenient, please call the church office and let our secretary know you would like to be part of the telephone prayer chain. THE PRAYER REQUESTS WILL BE THE SAME FOR EITHER THE EMAIL OR THE TELEPHONE PRAYER CHAIN—THIS JUST OFFERS AN ALTERNATIVE TO USING EMAIL.
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.
With joyful anticipation, we celebrate with the Weyant family the upcoming arrival of their new baby. If you would like to help in this time of transition by providing a meal, please use the following “Take Them a Meal” link. All meals should be labeled and placed in the church freezer in disposable containers. Please avoid using any nuts or products made in a factory with nuts. Eggs should be used sparingly. Thank you for welcoming this new child into our church family and continuing to support the Weyants in the days and weeks ahead. http://www.takethemameal.com/meals.php?t=RMWF9841
Children’s Ministry Schedule:
|K- 5th Teacher
|1 (Easter)||Tom McCracken||Easter Breakfast – no classes||Tom & Jill McCracken|
|8||Kathy Kovacs & Gail Rutland||Michele Gibbel||Kathy Kovacs & Gail Rutland|
|15||Bob & Stephanie||John Anderson||Sam & Alicia Weyant|
|22||Bob Stoolmaker||Stephanie Stoolmaker||Bob & Stephanie Stoolmaker|
|29||Jolene Zeigler & Kathy Kovacs||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 (717) 318-5442 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
THIS WEEK . . . . . . . . . .
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.
NEXT COOKING CLASS – “APPETIZERS”. Are you interested in making some different party appetizers? Email Dolly at email@example.com or call 717-244-8218. I will contact you with a date. We have a lot of fun – join us in the church kitchen on a Saturday that suits your schedule.
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.
THANK YOU. . . . . . . . .
Our grandson, Ian, death has been the most difficult time in our lives. Your kindness touched our hearts. The phone calls, e-mails, visits, food, and cards were so appreciated by our family. Thank you, Suzanne & Ronnie Gray
From the Spiritual Enrichment Team:
Peace – a state of calm and quiet (Webster)
Do we know and understand the background of our church stand on peace?
Do we diligently practice peace in our home?
Do we encourage our children to apply this peace in school?
Do we share this peace with friends?
Do we apply this peace in our church? In committee and leadership meetings?
Do we each encourage our children to study the information on Conscientious Objections? Do we assure our children of our support if they choose CO?
Do we have peace in our heart?
The Lord gives strength to his people, the Lord bless his people with peace. Psalms 29:11
And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7
The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26
LOOKING AHEAD. . . . . . . .
MAY 9, 2018 – New Windsor Work Day has been scheduled for Wednesday, May 9th. We will assist in checking and packing kits in the material resources building. The bus will leave the church parking lot at 7:15 a.m. and return before 5:00 p.m. Lunch will be provided. Please sign the sheet in the narthex to reserve a seat on the bus. If you have questions, call Helen Stoner (717-624-3398)
MAY 10, 2018 ~ On Thursday May 10 the OWLS will gather in the Homebuilder’s Classroom 154 for lunch and program titled “THE GREATEST SONGS EVER” – SONGS AND THEN-CURRENT EVENTS from the 1930’s to the 1980’s. The program will be presented by Kerry White – a Christian singer and story teller. He promises a program of good, clean fun for all to enjoy! EVERYONE IS INVITED. Just bring your bag lunch. Drinks and dessert will be provided. Please sign up on the sheet in the narthex no later than May 6 so we know how many to prepare for.
Upcoming Event – On June 14 the program will be skits presented by Dolly, Mary Esther, Nina, Janet, and others.
MAY 11, 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, May 11, 2018 (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.
MAY 12, 2018 – Cultivate Friends of Camp Eder Workday, Sat., May 12th, Arrive 8am & sign-in, Work begins 9am, Lunch 12pm -Cultivate is our ongoing work project that will be held 2X a year for the purpose of cultivating community and relationships while giving back to Camp Eder. We have a variety of tasks so bring your whole family and everyone can serve together. Coffee and donuts will be served at sign-in and a delicious lunch will close out our day. Bring your own chainsaw, rakes, shovels, gardening gloves, or landscaping tools – if not, we have equipment for you to use! Cut wood, plant flowers, clean up leaves, tidy buildings, and get ready for summer camp…..because, The Gospel Changes Everything. Call Camp Eder at 717-642-8256.
MAY 19, 2018 – Family Prom! – ATTENTION KIDS, FRIENDS, PARENTS, AND GRANDPARENTS! We’re having a Family Prom on Saturday, May 19th to help raise funds to buy a Big Blue Blocks Imagination Playground set for our Child Development Center. Please see the attachment for the details.
MAY 23, 2018 – Camp Eder Senior Day will be held Wednesday, May 23rd, the morning program will be a piano program by Leah Hileman. The afternoon program will be a nature craft. We will be painting pots and planting flowers in them.
The menu will be ham, parsley potatoes, corn, rolls/butter, salad, devil eggs glaze on the side, fudge brownie Sunday.
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 at (717) 309- 0678.
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! Visithttp://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.
If your birthday is in MAY and it is not on the above list or is listed incorrectly, please call the church office.
2 Emily Vuono
3 John Minnich
8 Eric Jones
12 Jussett Grier
13 Dale Paules
14 Jean Carson
15 Barbara Jo Brown
16 Paige Striebig
18 Jean Lauver
21 Stephen Carey
22 Nadine Diehl
23 Darrell Howe
26 Doris Markel
27 Brenda Harlacher
28 Marlet Naill
30 Ron Rutland
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 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.