Vol. 13- No. 42 – Friday, October 19, 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, October 21, 2018
9:00 a.m. – Sunday School (classes for all ages)
10:30 a.m. – Worship, Sanctuary
– SCRIPTURE: Job 38:1-21
– MESSAGE: “Where Were You?”
OCTOBER SERMON SERIES:
ATTACHMENTS: Calendar of Events, Friends to Remember in Prayer, & Sunday School Schedule
ATTENDANCE – October 14, 2018, 10:30 a.m. Worship Service – 82
COPIES OF this week’s e-news, the October calendar, and October Newsline Digest are available to be picked up on the table in the narthex and can be viewed at yorkfirst.org
CHANGE FOR A DAY~ The Friends of CKV-TBHC ‘change for a day’ is due Sunday, November 4, 2018 ~ Please place your donation in the container in the church narthex that is marked “Change for a Day”. Thank you! Keyperson – Anna Miller
The Hospitality and Fellowship Team are looking for interested persons to join the Kitchen Committee or be a greeter Sunday mornings. The Kitchen Committee assists with events, typically on a quarterly basis. Greeters are asked to greet one Sunday a month either before Sunday School or Worship. If you are interested or have questions, please see Tim Beckwith.
York First Church of the Brethren Children’s Ministry
|K- 5th Teacher
|7||Tom McCracken||Jill McCracken||Tom & Jill McCracken|
|14||Kathy Kovacs & Gail Rutland||Michele Gibbel||Kathy Kovacs & Gail Rutland|
|21||Ashley & Tanya DeHoff||John Anderson||Sam & Alicia Weyant|
|28||Bob Stoolmaker||Stephanie Stoolmaker||Bob & Stephanie Stoolmaker|
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. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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.
OCTOBER 20, 2018 – Neighbor Nites – 6:30 pm ~My Family Came From……….Bring a favorite dish! Celebrate your home country, ethnic heritage, or grandma’s cooking. And then come to the microphone and briefly share your family’s origin story. Free. For more information go to http://yorkfirst.org/neighbor-nites/
OCTOBER 20, 2018 – You are invited to the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies at Elizabethtown College for a Heritage Festival on Saturday, October 20 from 12 noon to 4 pm. Activities include quilting, crafts for children, and music groups. Free homemade ice cream and other snacks will be served. For more information call (717) 361-1470 or check our website, www.etown.edu/youngctr. The Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies, Elizabethtown College ▪ One Alpha Drive ▪ Elizabethtown, PA ▪ 17022
TRICK OR TRUNK
WE NEED YOU TO MAKE IT HAPPEN! Volunteers are needed..
OCTOBER 24, 2018 – Trick or Trunk ~ Wednesday, 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.
OCTOBER 27, 2018 – Neighbor Nites ~ “COCO” the Movie – 6:30 pm – Scott Krauser, principal, York Suburban Middle School-Scott will introduce this Disney animated contemporary classic. It’s an innovative exploration of Mexican culture and its entertaining and imaginative musical appreciation of the afterlife. Come and help yourself to the endless supply of popcorn. Free.
OCTOBER 28, 2018 – CDC Sunday ~ We plan to welcome children and staff from our Child Development Center to join us for worship next Sunday. We will hear the children sing, recognize staff for their service, and have an opportunity to view children’s artwork as well!
THANK YOU. . . . . . . . . . .
Thank you to everyone for the outpouring of prayers, support, and love given to Ron and our family before and after his heart transplant. Through your cards and comments on Caring Bridge, we felt like you were on this journey with us; you gave us strength and comfort, and we know we are not alone in our grief. ~ Gail Rutland and family
DIRECTORY CHANGE. . . . . . . . .
- 19 – Robert and Bonnie Wetzel – Bob’s Room # is now 3564.
LOOKING AHEAD. . . . . . . .
NOVEMBER 8, 2018 ~ OWLS NOVEMBER ACTIVITY – You are invited to gather with the OWLS and visit Jay Crist’s vehicle museum on Thursday November 8. We will meet at the museum at 11:00 am or meet at the church at 10:30 am to car pool. The museum address is 88 South Main Street, Manchester, PA. The building is a working shop with multi display rooms. The floors are level and there are restrooms. Chairs are available in the display areas. Dress is casual, and there is some walking. Jay will give us a brief introduction before touring. When we are finished with the tour we will be on our own for lunch at a local restaurant.
Please sign up on the sheet in the narthex by November 4 so we know how many to expect. IF YOU PLAN TO MEET AT CHURCH, PLEASE INDICATE THIS WHEN YOU SIGN UP.
Up-coming 2018 events: December 13 – Annual Christmas Tea in the OWL’s Tea room
NOVEMBER 9, 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, November 9, 2018 (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.
NOVEMBER 13, 2018 ~ LADIES’ BIBLE STUDY
Ladies, it’s time to think about our next study. “Pull Up a Chair – You, Me and the Gospel of John” by Lorie Looney Kune which walks us through the life of Jesus Christ. This study is open to ladies who want to learn more about the Bible, their spiritual walk with Christ or just want to join a great group of committed Christian women. We welcome any newcomers.
This study will begin on November 13 with November 6 as a bye week. Books must be ordered by October 28. Please let Pat Trimmer know if you want a book by that date. Any questions or concerns can be directed to Pat Trimmer at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dolly Furst at email@example.com or see us in church.
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, HIPAA 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