Vol. 13-No. 33 Friday, August 17, 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, August 19, 2018
9:00 a.m. – Sunday School
10:30 a.m. – Worship, Sanctuary
– SCRIPTURE: John 3:22-30
– MESSAGE: “He Must Increase”
From Pastor Joel:
This Sunday during worship we will receive new members through baptism. I hope that all church members who are able will be in attendance in order to welcome them and celebrate this commitment. Baptism also serves as an opportunity to reaffirm our vows of faith and be encouraged by the faith of one another. I thank God for all of you, and I look forward to this special time together.
2018 Summer Music Schedule at York First Church
August 19 Michele Gibbel & Audrey Myer
August 26 David Diehl
Sept 2 Cathy Carson
ATTACHMENTS: Calendar of Events, Friends to Remember in Prayer, & Sunday School Schedule
ATTENDANCE – August 12, 2018, 10:30 a.m. Worship Service – 82
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
2018 ANNUAL CONFERENCE WRAP UP DVD is available in the church office. The DVD can be checked out to view and return. Please contact the church office to make sure it is available when you want to sign it out.
There is also a printout of the Wrap-up on the table in the narthex for you to pick up.
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 email@example.com.
THIS WEEK. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
AUGUST 18, 2018 – Trip to Gettysburg – To all who registered, meet at church prepared to leave at 8:30 am.
AUGUST 26, 2018 – “BRING A FRIEND SUNDAY” ~ 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.
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. . . . . . . . .
A Big Thank You to persons who donated school supplies to Jackson Elementary School. The school was very appreciative of the items donated. The supplies will aid students in the educational development. ~Witness Team
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.
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 31 to SEPT. 2, 2018 – CAMP EDER-Labor Day Family and Friends Camp, Fri., Aug. 31-7:00 pm to Sun., Sept. 2-9:00 am. Why should kids have all the fun? Bring the whole family to Camp Eder for a long weekend of quality time, adventure, and fun! Popular Summer Camp Activities for all ages! -See poster on the bulletin for additional information or contact Kathy Kovacs @ (717) 309-0678.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.