Vol. 13-No. 30 Friday, July 27, 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 29, 2018
9:00 a.m. – Sunday School
10:30 a.m. – Worship, Sanctuary
2018 Summer Music Schedule at York First Church
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
Sept 2 Cathy Carson
ATTACHMENTS: Calendar of Events, Friends to Remember in Prayer, & Sunday School Schedule
ATTENDANCE – July 22, 2018, 10:30 a.m. Worship Service – 101
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
URGENT REQUEST for Volunteers at Camp Eder, Saturday, July 28, 2018, Flood Damage Clean-up beginning at 8am with lunch at noon.
Camp Eder suffered flood damage and needs your help. We praise God that all campers and staff are fine and enjoying ‘life in the hills’ at Camp Eder. Grateful for His protection during a historical flood of Middle Creek in the middle of Camp. Unfortunately, we lost several of our main bridges, and there is much debris to clean up. Our insurance does NOT cover flood damage, as its never been needed historically in this area. Please see the attached flyer and put out the word for a work day this Saturday.
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. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
AUGUST 5, 2018 – Tonight I Can FLY, Recital for Cello, Horn, Oboe, and Voice. Sunday, August 5, at 7:00 pm at Zion Lutheran Church, 2215 Brandywine Lane, York, Pa 17404. It is a program featuring both solo and small ensemble repertoire with the indispensable Randy Yoder on piano. Caroline Wolfe, her sisters Eva and Katrina, and her best friend Leah is holding this recital in order to further their musical studies, as well as to give back to the community. Admission is free, but they will be taking collections for Habitat for Humanity. Please come and listen to their music while supporting families in need all around the world! Please feel free to extend the invitation to your friends and family.
BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT. . . . . . . . . .
Jarret and Katie Stehr proudly announce the birth of their daughter, Tenley Ryan. Tenley joins her big sister, Calla. Tenley was born on Tuesday, July 24th at 6:25 pm. She was 20 inches long and weighed 8 lb. 3 oz. Her grandparents are Barry & Tammy Stehr and great grandmother, Dolores Mann.
THANK YOU. . . . . . . . . . .
I just wanted to thank everyone who came into the office while I was on vacation. It was so nice of each of you to give your time to keep the office running while I was out. Thank you again. ~ Karen Bowman
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 9, 2018 ~ OWLS AUGUST INDOOR PICNIC – Join the OWLS at the annual PICNIC on Thursday August 9 at noon in the Homebuilders Classroom 154. Come on out for an enjoyable afternoon with your friends and lots of good food. Burgers are provided. Sign up on the sheet in the narthex and indicate a side dish, dessert, drinks, etc. that you will bring to share. Please sign up on the sheet in the narthex by August 5 so we know how many to prepare for.
September 13 – Games, Conversation and plan for 2019
October 11 – Pictures & stories from Brad & Melinda’s recent trip to NOAH’S ARC
November 8 – Visit Jay Crist’s Vehicle Museum
December 13 – Annual Christmas Tea in the OWL’s Tea room
AUGUST 10, 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, August 10th, (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.
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.
AUGUST 18, 2018 – SAVE THE DATE! On Saturday, August 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.
AUGUST 25, 2018 – West Shore COB is taking a bus trip to the Museum of the Bible in Washington DC on Saturday, August 25th. The bus will leave West Shore COB at 8 am and return at 8 pm. Cost is $60/person, which does not include meals. There are 15 seats still available on the bus. Please call Pastor Ed Robbins 717-350-5415 to make arrangements to join the trip.
If your birthday is in AUGUST and it is not on the above list or is listed incorrectly, please call the church office.
4 Sarah Hamill
6 Violet Chronister
8 Margaret Eck
9 Bev Raney
10 Linda Wisner
11 David Hoover
14 Donna Sharp
15 Pastor Joel Gibbel
18 Julie Poland
19 Robert Sharp
21 Bob Bingaman
22 Dennis Wisner
25 Judy Deitch
26 Allison Poland
27 Stephanie Stoolmaker
28 Betty Crowe
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.