Vol. 13-No. 18 Friday, May 4, 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, May 6, 2018
9:00 a.m. – Sunday School
10:30 a.m. – Worship Service, Sanctuary
– SCRIPTURE: Acts 8:26-40
– MESSAGE: “Do You Understand?”
ATTACHMENTS: Calendar of Events, Friends to Remember in Prayer, & Sunday School Schedule
ATTENDANCE – April 29, 2018, 10:30 a.m. Worship Service – 76
COPIES OF this week’s e-news, the May calendar, and May Newsline Digest are available to be picked up on the table in the narthex and can be viewed at www.yorkfirst.org
Children’s Ministry Schedule:
|K- 5th Teacher
|6||Tom McCracken||Jill McCracken||Tom & Jill McCracken|
|13||Gail Rutland &
|John Anderson||Gail Rutland & Michele Gibbel|
|20||Audrey Ginder &
|Michele Gibbel||Sam & Alicia Weyant/
|27||Bob Stoolmaker||Stephanie Stoolmaker||Bob & Stephanie Stoolmaker|
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 email@example.com.
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.
With joyful anticipation, we celebrate with the Weyant family the recent 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
THIS WEEK . . . . . . . . . .
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 ~ OWLS will gather on Thursday, May 10th, 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.
YARD SALE – JUNE 9, 2018 ~ HEY FOLKS! We are looking for a lot of good household treasures. The church garage is open and calling. Please bring in your unwanted items. Call or see Kathy Kovacs if you have any questions.
Volunteers are also needed to help with food, cashiers, baggers, and individuals willing to walk around to help those who need assistance.
Food donations and baked goods are needed, helpers are needed to bring all yard sale goods from the garage to the fellowship hall on Wednesday night, June 6, and helpers are needed for cleanup afterwards.
Sign up sheets will be posted very soon in the Narthex. Please do your part for this worthy cause.
NEXT COOKING CLASS – “APPETIZERS”. Are you interested in making some different party appetizers? Email Dolly at firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 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 click one of these links for the details: PDF Link: http://yorkfirst.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Join-with-us-in-a-Family-Prom-1.1.pdf Webpage Link: http://yorkfirst.org/family-prom/
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 9, 2018 – Kick-off Dinner for the Brethren Disaster Relief Auction, Sat., June 9th at 6:00 pm at Yoder’s in New Holland, PA. Entertainment by the Taylors, Gospel Music. If you have any questions about this event, see Jolene Zeigler.
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 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 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.