Vol. 13-No. 28 Friday, July 13, 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 15, 2018
9:00 a.m. – Sunday School
10:30 a.m. – Worship, Sanctuary
– SCRIPTURE: Matthew 18:1-5,10-14
– MESSAGE: “The Parable of the Lost Sheep:
Who is the Greatest?”
In Worship This Week:
Ruth Fitz will be providing Special Gathering Music beginning at 10:15 AM this Sunday. Please plan to make your way into the sanctuary a bit early for a taste of her “Soulful Singing”!
There will be a child consecration for Eliza Weyant within our Sunday worship service this week. A time to celebrate and bless the Weyant Family as we commit to walk with them as a family of faith.
2018 Summer Music Schedule at York First Church
July 15 Caroline Wolfe
July 22 Walter Crider – A Touch of Bluegrass
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 8, 2018, 10:30 a.m. Worship Service – 71
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.
Needed – School Supplies
It is hard to believe some schools will be beginning in mid-August. Where has the Summer gone? Jackson Elementary School in York is in need of the following Items for their students. Spiral notebooks, #2 pencils with erasers, crayons , and colored markers.
The school would greatly appreciate our help. Please place supplies in gray basket marked School Supplies located in the Narthex. Deadline is 8/12/2018. ~ Thank you, Witness Team
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 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 18, 2018 – SAVE THE DATE! On Saturday, July 18th, we will be going on a trip to Gettysburg. We will travel in the church vans and take a “Historic Tour of two Gettysburg Churches”. This is a professional tour that will tell how one of the churches was used as a hospital during the Civil War, and the other one will present a program about the African American Community and the Slave Refugee Society during the Civil War. We will have a picnic lunch at Camp Eder (sandwiches provided). After lunch we will visit the Pfoutz Meeting House where we will hear the Dunker perspective on the Civil War. Plan to go with us for a day of fun, fellowship, and learning.
JULY 19, 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 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 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!
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. You are invited to attend her Memorial Service on Thursday, July 19, 2018 at 11:00 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. A luncheon will be served following the service in the Fellowship Hall. All are welcome to attend. A graveside service of committal will take place at 2:00 PM at Susquehanna Memorial Gardens, 250 Chestnut Hill Rd, York.
Melinda Carlson wishes to apologize; on Sunday she stated Nadine was cremated, but that was not correct. There will be no viewing on Thursday, but Nadine is to be buried. Thank you for your understanding.
CAMP EDER – Help Wanted, Part-time Cook, Dinner Service
We pride ourselves on the delicious food served from our kitchen and are looking for an experienced and passionate Cook to help support our team. The ideal candidate for this position has previous experience cooking meals, enjoys working in a busy but fun environment and is capable of preparing meals, directing kitchen staff, multi-tasking effectively. We are a Christian camping ministry and are in full swing of summer camp. This position is for dinner service. If you have cook experience and a passion for cooking, leading, and strong customer service, please submit an application to us today. Start immediately $10/hr . This is a summer job but may open to more. We look forward to meeting you! Come and join the rich history of Camp Eder. If interested please send in a resume or call for more information! (717) 642-8256 0r firstname.lastname@example.org, see information on the bulletin board.
LOOKING AHEAD. . . . . . . .
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 August 10, 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.