Vol. 13-No. 27 Friday, July 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, July 8, 2018 ~ ANNUAL CONFERENCE SUNDAY
9:00 a.m. – Sunday School
10:30 a.m. – Worship, Sanctuary
– SCRIPTURE: Matthew 13:1-9
– MESSAGE: “A Charge to Keep: Keep Charged for 21st Century Ministry and Mission” – Leonard Sweet
Pastor Joel will be out of the office 7/3 through 7/8 for Annual Conference. In case of an emergency, you may contact Melinda Carlson, H – (717) 792-9511, C – (717) 891-4699
2018 Summer Music Schedule at York First Church
July 15 Caroline Wolfe
July 22 Walter Crider – A Touch of Blue Grass
July 29 Jay Gibble & Lisa Mattia
August 5 Susquehanna Chorale Quartet ~
Rebekah Ganley, Anne Moul, Andrew Vinton, Brian Moul
August 12 Handbell Duet Roy Rollman and Emma Stoolmaker
Emma Stoolmaker Vocal Solo
August 19 Singing Sisters – Michele Gibble
August 26 David Diehl and Mike Baldwin
Sept 2 Cathy Carson with Mike Baldwin
ATTACHMENTS: Calendar of Events, Friends to Remember in Prayer, & Sunday School Schedule
ATTENDANCE – July 1, 2018, 10:30 a.m. Worship Service – 79
COPIES OF this week’s e-news, the July calendar, and July/August Newsline Digest are available to be picked up on the table in the narthex and can be viewed at www.yorkfirst.org
Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Opportunity – if anyone has interest in serving on Saturday morning July 21st at a Habitat for Humanity home construction site, please contact Pastor Joel very soon. We have an opportunity to partner with another local church and contribute to the work of building homes for people in need. Thank you! We hope to have a team of 5 people to serve.
REMINDER: Time to turn in your baby bottle boomerang bottles to the office.
Children’s Ministry Schedule:
|K- 5th Teacher
|1||Tom McCracken||Jill McCracken||Tom & Jill McCracken|
|8||Kathy Kovacs & Gail Rutland||John Anderson||Kathy Kovacs & Gail Rutland|
|15||Tom & Jill McCracken||Michele Gibbel||Sam & Alicia Weyant|
|22||Bob Stoolmaker||Stephanie Stoolmaker||Bob & Stephanie Stoolmaker|
|29||Michele Gibbel, Jolene Zeigler||Barbara Jo Brown||Michele Gibbel, Judy Yingling|
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.
THIS WEEK. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
JULY 4-8, 2018 ~ The Church of the Brethren Annual Conference will take place in Cincinnati, Ohio. Nancy Jones is serving as our delegate this year. Please hold the work of the conference and its attendees in prayer this week, and feel free to tune in via video feed and view news updates at www.brethren.org/ac all week long. The conference theme is “Living Parables” and worship services are every evening at 6:45 PM.
JULY 11, 2018 – Vacation Bible School 2018: “Peace Lab” – We will be holding a meeting for all leaders and volunteers on Wednesday July 11 at 6:30pm. All who are willing to serve should attend this meeting for the sake of preparation and coordinating program and responsibilities at VBS. Also, volunteers are still needed to serve as “group leaders” for VBS, a position that requires no advance preparation and simply accompanies children to various activities each evening. Please contact Michele Gibbel firstname.lastname@example.org via email if you are willing to serve. We look forward to wonderful week of ministry together!
JULY 12, 2018~Weeknights for Women ~ Ladies, Join us this summer as we engage in the video/study guide discussion of Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist. If you feel exhausted from the pressures and expectations of life, this group is for you. If not, and you’ve got it all together, then this group needs you all the more. We will meet Thursday evenings in the church lounge from 6:30-8:00. (July 12, 19, 26). Please sign up in the gathering area. All participants will need the Present Over Perfect Study Guide. Reading the book Present Over Perfect is optional. Please pass this invitation on. Bring your friends, family, neighbors, co-workers. Just sign them up too. Feel free to direct questions to Brittney Beckwith or Michele Gibbel.
JULY 12, 2018 ~Come to the OWLS Gathering on Thursday July 12 at noon in the Homebuilders Classroom 154 for lunch and an hour of musical entertainment from the fabulous 50’s. Local entertainer Kerry White will be singing many of the familiar songs from that era and intersperse some comments about then-current events. It should be a program you don’t want to miss, and we would like to have a good turn-out to welcome Kerry. Bring your bag lunch at noon. Dessert and drink will be provided. Or just bring yourself at 12:30 and enjoy the music and trivia from the 50’s! Please sign up on the sheet in the narthex by July 8 if you plan to attend, so we know how many to prepare for.
Up-coming event – Our annual indoor picnic on Thursday August 9
JULY 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, July 13, 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.
JULY 13 & 15 2018 ~ Violinist, Ben Detrick, will be performing several recitals while home from Vienna (Austria). You are welcome to attend these free concerts.
Brethren-related concerts will be held:
July 13 – Cross Keys Village, New Oxford, Nicarry Chapel, Friday, 2:00pm
July 15 – Brethren Village, Wolf Auditorium, Sunday, at 3:00pm.
For additional information and total recital schedule call: Joe or Venona Detrick, 717-578-7997, or write Joeclergy@comcast.net
JULY 14, 2018 – York Revolution Baseball Game – Sat., July 14th, 6:30 pm, fireworks after the game. Tickets $ 8.00. See John Anderson for tickets and any other additional information.
DIRECTORY CHANGE. . . . . . . . . . .
- 14 – Elizabeth Eisenhart – Elizabeth’s new address and phone number is 1700 Normandie Dr., Apt. 102, York, PA 17408, (717) 309-1186
SYMPATHY AND CONDOLENCES . . . . . . . . . . .
NADINE DIEHL passed away Monday, July 2, 2018 at 11:30 PM. You are invited to attend her Memorial Service on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 11:30 AM at First Church of the Brethren. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to NADINE DIEHL, MEMORIAL FUND, FIRST CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN.
To the family of Linda Mioduszewski (Brenneman) has died after fighting stomach cancer. Linda and Tom, children Jennifer and Scott were members of York First until 25 years ago when they moved to Kentucky.
If you would like to send a card, please send to Tom Mioduszewski, 2557 Timbers Drive, Henderson, KY 42420
LOOKING AHEAD. . . . . . . .
JULY 22, 2018 ~ Soulful Singing with Ruth Fitz will meet Sunday July 22 from 4 to 6:30 in the church lounge. We will sing beautiful, joyful, healing music. Ice cream will be provided—bring your favorite topping to share. No special talent necessary—-all are welcome!! Hope to see you there!
JULY 29 – AUGUST 2, 2018 – Vacation Bible School – “Peace Lab”, 6:00-8:00pm – Save the dates, more information to follow.
AUGUST 16, 2018 – The Mel Markey Memorial Golf Benefit (formerly the FORE Children Golf Benefit), Thursday, August 16, 2018, Hanover Country Club, 4 Person Scramble, 12:30 p.m.—2:00 p.m. Registration, 2:00 p.m. Shotgun Start – Individual Golfer: $100 Foursome: $380 Registration Deadline is July 21, 2018 This event supports our services for children and their families: Art and play therapy for children up to age 18, Crisis nursery respite care for children ages newborn to 6, Family advocacy for families caught in a cycle of crisis, Parent support groups for any parent struggling with raising their children – Men’s, Women’s, and Mixed Divisions – Golfer registration includes cart, greens fees, range balls, snacks, prizes and dinner following the tournament. Mulligans and Powerballs will be available. See brochure and registration form on the bulletin board.
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.