Vol. 13- No. 37 – Friday, September 14, 2018, Karen Bowman-Editor firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Site: yorkfirst.org Facebook: “York First Church of the Brethren”
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, September 16, 2018
9:00 a.m. – Sunday School (classes for all ages)
10:30 a.m. – Worship, Sanctuary
– SCRIPTURE: James 3:1-12
– MESSAGE: “Taming the Fire”
SEPTEMBER SERMON SERIES:
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!
The quilt hanging in the church entry was pieced by Nadine Diehl.
ATTACHMENTS: Calendar of Events, Friends to Remember in Prayer, & Sunday School Schedule
ATTENDANCE – September 9, 2018, 10:30 a.m. Worship Service – 96
COPIES OF this week’s e-news, the September calendar, and September Newsline Digest are available to be picked up on the table in the narthex and can be viewed at 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.
York First Church of the Brethren Children’s Ministry
|2||Bob Stoolmaker||Stephanie Stoolmaker||Bob & Stephanie Stoolmaker|
|9||Kathy Kovacs & Gail Rutland||Michele Gibbel||Kathy Kovacs & Gail Rutland|
|16||Michele Gibbel||John Anderson||Sam & Alicia Weyant|
|23||Tom McCracken||Jill McCracken||Tom & Jill McCracken|
|30||Jolene Zeigler & Audrey Ginder||Barbara Jo Brown||Ashley/Tanya DeHoff & Michele Gibbel|
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. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
SEPTEMBER 14-15, 2018 – DISTRICT CONFERENCE for the South PA District of the Church of the Brethren is being hosted by the Newville Church of the Brethren on Friday and Saturday Sept 14-15. Please hold all leaders and attendees in prayer for wise discernment, decision-making, and beneficial reports. Don Hubbell is serving as Moderator for the conference, and delegates representing York First Church are Becky Wenger, Brad Nicholas, Arlene Martin, and Pastor Joel Gibbel.
SEPTEMBER 21 & 22, 2018 – Brethren Disaster Relief Auction, Lebanon Valley Expo, Friday, Sept. 21 and Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 Auction Information: Free Admission, Free Parking, Auctions, Arts & Crafts, Baked Goods, Coins, Food, Theme Baskets, Quilts, Artisan Alley, and Again this Year! Amish Made Donuts & Pretzels while you watch!
➤THIS SUNDAY, Sept. 16, will be the last Sunday we will be collecting for the 5 K Run held at 8:00 am, Sat., Sept. 22. Let’s take it over the Top of our goal for $3,000.00! That amount will be Matched by our Generous Donor! Thanks to All!!
➤There will be a van going to the BDRA in Lebanon on Sat., Sept. 22, if there is anyone interested. It will depart from the Church 8:30 a.m., and leave the fairgrounds approx. 2:00 – 2:30 p.m. If interested call 717-767-4512, or sign up at the table in the lobby this Sunday.
SEPTEMBER 23, 2018 – INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE PRAYER SERVICE – We will be hosting a special service of worship and prayer on Sunday evening Sept 23 at 6:30 PM. We hope to hold this service outdoors on the lawn, so please plan to bring lawn chairs and join us for a time of spirited singing, prayer, and reflection. A snack and time for fellowship will follow.
Nadine Diehl Estate Auction: The First Auction will be held on Sat., Sept. 15th at 8:30 am. The items for this auction include all items related to quilting, sewing, all of her needle work, finished and unfinished items. This includes all her needlework, quilts, wall hangings, pillows, sewing machines, notions & supplies, as well as her jewelry and her automobile. The Second Auction will be held on Sat., Oct. 6th at 8:30 am. This auction will be for household items and furniture. These auctions will be held at the Steve Farmer Auction, Main St., Red Lion. There will be pictures and information online as well as live auction bidding available. If you have any questions, please contact Doris @ (717) 495-0853.
LOOKING AHEAD. . . . . . . .
SEPTEMBER 29, 2018 – COMPELLING VISION SESSION – York First Church is hosting a Listening and Visioning Session on Saturday afternoon Sept 29 at 1:30 PM. All members are encouraged to attend, as are many Brethren from nearby congregations. Donita Keister, current Annual Conference Moderator, will provide leadership and direction for all who gather. These sessions will play an important role in the greater work of the Church of the Brethren, which has committed to a process of discerning a “Compelling Vision” for our ministry and mission in the years to come. Please plan to attend as we seek God’s leading together.
OCTOBER 6, 2018 – Carlisle Truck Stop Ministry Fall Fundraising Banquet featuring the Vine Street Boys, Sat., Oct. 6th – 4:00-5:20 (only) Silent auction, 5:30 Meal served – New Fairview Church of the Brethren, 1873 New Fairview Church Rd., York, Pa 17403 Tickets are $12.00 and are available until September 22. No tickets sales at the door. For tickets or additional information, see Glenn & Anna Miller.
OCTOBER 7, 2018 – Love Feast following worship (Fellowship Hall)
OCTOBER 13, 2018 – First in a Series of “Neighbor Nites” this fall season. River Crossing Playback Theater, “When I was a Kid”, 7:00 pm. More information to follow.
OCTOBER 14, 2018 – Congregational Forum following worship (Sanctuary)
OCTOBER 20, 2018 – CAMP EDER Festival and Benefit Auction, Sat., Oct. 20th, 10:00 – 4:00, Live and Silent Auction (Auction begins at 10:30 am), Pig Roast, Turkey Feast, Lots of Kid’s Activities, Bake Sale, Apple Dumplings, Apple Bombs, Candy Treasure Hunt, Petting Zoo, Food Concessions, Live Music, Local Vendors. Proceeds go toward our scholarship fund & flood repair. The scholarship fund ensures every child, regardless of ability to pay, can attend camp….because THE GOSPEL CHANGES EVERYTHING. ~ See poster on bulletin board for additional information. If you have any questions, contact Kathy Kovacs at (717) 309-0678.
TRICK OR TRUNK: Tuesday, October 24, 5:30 PM. Come join us for this annual community event! Volunteers are needed to decorate trunks and distribute candy/trinkets to the children, assist with light snacks in Fellowship Hall, direct cars and participants in the parking lot, assist with cleanup. Signup sheets are available in the narthex.
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 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.
York First Church of the Brethren, 2710 Kingston Road, York, PA 17402, Ph: 717-755-0307, Fax: 717-755-1382, yorkfirst.org