Vol. 13-No. 31 Friday, August 3, 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, August 5, 2018
9:00 a.m. – Sunday School
10:30 a.m. – Worship, Sanctuary
– SCRIPTURE: Ephesians 4:1-24
– MESSAGE: “Growing Up into Christ”
Pastor Joel will be out all week on vacation . Nancy Jones will be available for pastoral care concerns.
2018 Summer Music Schedule at York First Church
August 5 Susquehanna Chorale Quartet ~
Rebekah Ganley, Anne Moul, Brian Wood, Brian Moul
August 12 Handbell Duet Roy Rollman and Emma Stoolmaker
Emma Stoolmaker Vocal Solo
August 19 Singing Sisters – Michele Gibbel
August 26 David Diehl
Sept 2 Cathy Carson
ATTACHMENTS: Calendar of Events, Friends to Remember in Prayer, & Sunday School Schedule
ATTENDANCE – July 29, 2018, 10:30 a.m. Worship Service – 85
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
THANK YOU to all who served with Vacation Bible School! We had over 30 children attend, and we consider it to have been a wonderful program, teaching God’s way of peace through song, study, and action. To all who volunteered so willingly, our deepest appreciation.
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
|5||Tom McCracken||Jill McCracken||Tom & Jill McCracken|
|12||Kathy Kovacs & Gail Rutland||John Anderson||Kathy Kovacs & Judy Yingling|
|19||Bob Stoolmaker||Stephanie Stoolmaker||Bob & Stephanie Stoolmaker|
|26||Audrey Ginder, Gail Rutland||Michele Gibbel||Sam & Alicia Weyant|
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. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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.
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 11, 2018 ~ 58th Annual Chicken Barbecue Auction & Car Show – Sat., Aug. 11, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm or till sold out. Held at Cross Keys Village – the Brethren Home Community, 2990 Carlisle Pike. Come for great food, auction, car show, craft vendors, book sale, Herb Sell’s Jazz Quartet, Hagans Family Southern Gospel. All proceeds benefit The Friends of CKV-TBHC.
WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY ~ Jesus Calling – Dwelling in God’s Peace by Sarah Young will be the fall Women’s Bible Study book. Everyone is welcome on Tuesday mornings at 9:30 in the lounge beginning September 11. We will explore what the Bible says about the peace that God offers when you trust in Christ and rely on the Holy Spirit’s work in your life. The cost of the study book will be about $ 8.50. Please let Pat Trimmer know if you wish to order one. Definite Deadline for orders will be August 19. Looking forward to another year of fellowship and studying God’s word together.
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
DIRECTORY CHANGE. . . . . . . . .
- 15 – Ronald & Linda Horner’s new address is now 500 Northside Ct. Apt 513 Lititz PA 17543. Their cell phone numbers are Ron (717) 818-1473 and Linda (717) 515-8735.
BIG BLUE BLOCKS UPDATE
The VITAL Team worked with the CDC in May to host the Family Prom raising money to purchase a set of Big Blue Blocks. Thanks to all who helped with the event and donated to the Big Blue Blocks. Several people have asked about the status of the Blocks and we wanted to give you an update. The Family Prom raised a little over $1,000 and the CDC and the parents $1,600 through donations and additional fundraisers. The Big Blue Blocks have been ordered and we’re anticipating they will be here this fall. When ordering we were informed there would be an eleven week wait for the delivery of the blocks.
Thanks! Deb Klinedinst
After moving the coat racks out of the closet and developing the Gathering Place we found several items of clothing that we moved to the coat rack across from the Ladies Bathroom. They have been there since we moved them last November and want to ask that you take a look at these items and claim them if they belong to you. If they are still there at the end of August we will donate and unclaimed items to a charitable organization.
LOOKING AHEAD. . . . . . . .
AUGUST 18, 2018 – The Spiritual Enrichment Team is offering a trip to Gettysburg. – On Saturday, August 18, 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 church will present a program about the African American Community and the Slave’s Refuge Society during the Civil War. Afterward we will have a picnic lunch at Camp Eder (sandwiches provided). After lunch we will visit the Pfoutz Meeting House where we will hear history of the meeting house, and the Dunker perspective of the Civil War presented by Pastor Howard, York Second C.O.B. Plan to go with us for a day of fun, fellowship, and learning. We will leave our church parking lot at 8:30 and return around 4:30. Cost is $20. Carpool available if you would rather drive. If you wish we can pick you up at Cross Keys. The trip is handicapped accessible except for the meeting house where you may want to bring a lawn chair if you need to sit. Sign up available at church, or call the office by Monday August 13.
AUGUST 19, 2018 – We will be receiving new members by baptism on Sunday, Aug. 19th during worship. Be sure to attend and celebrate with us.
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.