Vol. 13-No. 34 Friday, August 24, 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 26, 2018
9:00 a.m. – Sunday School
10:30 a.m. – Worship, Sanctuary
– SCRIPTURE: 1 Kings 8:1,6,22-30, 1 Corinthians 3:9-11,16
– MESSAGE: “Building God’s Temple”
THIS SUNDAY FOLLOWING WORSHIP ~“BRING A FRIEND SUNDAY” ~ The Hospitality and Fellowship Team is sponsoring a CHURCH INDOOR PICNIC. Hot dogs, BBQ and drinks will be provided, please bring a side dish to share! Please see Tim Beckwith with any questions.
2018 Summer Music Schedule at York First Church
August 26 David Diehl
Sept 2 Cathy Carson
ATTACHMENTS: Calendar of Events, Friends to Remember in Prayer, & Sunday School Schedule
ATTENDANCE – August 19, 2018, 10:30 a.m. Worship Service – 94
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
THIS WEEK. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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.
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. . . . . . . . .
To the beloved Congregation of First Church. I wanted to express my thanks & appreciation to everyone who supported me in anyway with my recovery from surgery. Your many efforts have made a world of difference. May God richly bless your faithfulness. ~ Eric Zimmerman
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
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. . . . . . . .
SEPTEMBER 14, 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, September 14th, (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.
SEPTEMBER 16, 2018 ~ MISSION OFFERING, Sunday, Sept. 16th, UNITED Pursuing peace together – “Let us then pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding.” – Romans 14:19
This Church of the Brethren special offering highlights our relationships with international partners and churches. It supports Core Ministries like Brethren Volunteer Service. Global Mission and Service, and others as we pursue the peace of Christ around the world.
Your gifts do great things! Thank you for giving to the Mission Offering and supporting the Church of the Brethren!
SEPTEMBER 21 & 22, 2018 – SAVE THE DATE! – Brethren Disaster Relief Auction, Lebanon Valley Expo, Friday, Sept. 21 and Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018
- There is a box for New Children’s Toys, Games, Books in lobby for Children’s Auction.
- Bakers can find pans, etc. in lobby.
- Register to run in 5K Race on Sat., Sept. 22.
If you register through York First, you need not pay the fee. (Deadline to guarantee a tee shirt is Aug. 31. You may register after that, but shirt is not guaranteed.)
We once again have a generous donor who will match up to $3,000. Please consider giving. Your donation will be doubled! All money will go directly to Disaster Relief. You may use the tan envelopes in back of pews – mark on front 5K Run. If you write a check, make it payable to York FCOB, and note on memo line 5K Run. (That is important so it goes there.)
- Consider signing up to help at the Information Stand for 3 hours either day. (Help will be greatly appreciated.)
- Check Bulletin Board in lobby for all ways to help.
THANK YOU. Hope to see you at the auction!
If your birthday is in SEPTEMBER and it is not on the above list or is listed incorrectly, please call the church office.
2 Sarah Dietrich
4 Lisa Striebig
5 Ed Martin
6 Leonard Stoner
7 Evan Brickner
8 Joann Klinedinst
10 Ruby Minnich
11 Linda Horner
12 Bonnie Wetzel
13 Steve Jones
14 Michele Gibbel
15 Peg Crist
16 Bernetta Kile
17 Dave Jacobs
23 Arlene Martin
25 Hannah Taylor
26 Bob Drawbaugh
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 at 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.