Vol. 13-No. 32 Friday, August 10, 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 12, 2018
9:00 a.m. – Sunday School
10:30 a.m. – Worship, Sanctuary
– SCRIPTURE: Ephesians 4:25 – 5:2
– MESSAGE: “To Tell the Truth” ~ Reverend Nancy Jones
Pastor Joel will be out all week on vacation. Nancy Jones will be available for pastoral care concerns.
Pastor Joel will return to the office on Monday, August 13th.
2018 Summer Music Schedule at York First Church
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 – August 5, 2018, 10:30 a.m. Worship Service – 88
COPIES OF this week’s e-news, the August 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 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.
AUGUST 15, 2018 ~ Camp Eder Senior Day – Come join us for Senior Day at Camp Eder , Wed., Aug. 15th, 9:30 AM-2:00 PM. Morning Program – livestock demo w bees, sheep & geese, Afternoon Program- cocoa or cookies in jar activity.
Lunch Menu: Chicken, baked potatoes, gravy, carrots, rolls, ceasar salad, cole slaw, and dessert. Cost is only $18
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.
Brethren Disaster Relief Auction booklets are available for pickup on the table in the narthex.
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.
The Prayer Shawl Ministry will resume its regular monthly meetings on Tuesday, September 11th at 1:00 in the church lounge. We would like to welcome new members to this important outreach of First Church of the Brethren. All levels of knitters and those that crochet are welcome. If you can’t knit, we would enjoy helping you learn. We also make hats and scarves for the children in the city schools. Hope to see you at our next meeting. Questions-contact Barb Wueschinski
THANK YOU. . . . . . . . .
We would like to express our heartfelt thanks to those who expressed their sympathy through cards, prayers, or a tender word on the death of our loved one William (Bill) Mann. – Dolores Mann, Tammy Stehr, and family
I would like to thank everyone for their prayers, cards and thoughts for my healing this past month. ~ Barbara Rollman
The family and I wish to thank our church family for all the kindness you’ve shown us at Mike’s passing. Each prayer, each hug, and all of your words meant so much to us. ~ Jayne and family
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 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.
AUGUST 26, 2018 – The Hospitality and Fellowship Team is sponsoring a church indoor picnic on Sunday, August 26th after worship. Hot dogs, BBQ and drinks will be provided, please bring a side dish to share! Please see Tim Beckwith with any questions.
SEPTEMBER 21 & 22, 2018 – SAVE THE DATE! – Brethren Disaster Relief Auction, Lebanon Valley Expo, Friday, Sept. 21 and Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018- More details will follow
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.