Vol. 13- No. 44 – Friday, November 2, 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, November 4, 2018
9:00 a.m. – Sunday School (classes for all ages)
10:30 a.m. – Worship, Sanctuary
– SCRIPTURE: Ruth 1:1-18
– MESSAGE: “Where You Go, I Will Go”
ATTACHMENTS: Calendar of Events, Friends to Remember in Prayer, & Sunday School Schedule
ATTENDANCE – October 28, 2018, 10:30 a.m. Worship Service – 155
COPIES OF this week’s e-news, the November calendar, and November Newsline Digest are available to be picked up on the table in the narthex and can be viewed at yorkfirst.org
TIME CHANGE – November 4, 2018 FALL BACK!!! –
Daylight savings time ends Sunday, Nov. 4th, TURN CLOCKS BACK ONE HOUR!
LAST SUNDAY FOR 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 serve as Greeters 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.
COOKIE BAKERS NEEDED ~ First Church cookie bakers are needed to put their talent to work because we are again packing homemade cookies for the truckers which will be handed out to them during the month of December at the Carlisle Truck stops. The Carlisle Truck Stop Ministry chaplains will do so. The goal for our church is to pack at least 200 bags with about 6 cookies in each bag. That calls for ALOT of cookies!! We usually exceed our goal so I am expecting the same this year, friends. Please put your freshly baked homemade cookies in the church lounge on the table on Sunday, December 2. They definitely MUST be there by 9:30 AM Tuesday morning, December 4. The Ladies Bible Study group will pack them in the decorated bags that morning. Thank you so much for helping to brighten a trucker’s day! Elizabeth Eisenhart
York First Church of the Brethren Children’s Ministry
|K- 5th Teacher
|4||Tom McCracken||Jill McCracken||Tom & Jill McCracken|
|11||Gail Rutland & Kathy Kovacs||Michele Gibbel||Kathy Kocavs & Gail Rutland|
|18||Audrey Ginder & Jolene Zeigler||John Anderson||Sam & Alicia Weyant|
|25||Michele Gibbel||John Anderson||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.
➤To avoid volunteer burnout, and to provide the best care for our children, come the new year, we will be in need of some additional Sunday School teachers and Nursery Care helpers. Please consider having your name added to the list. Contact Michele Gibbel if you are interested or have questions. Thank you.
THIS WEEK. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
NOVEMBER 3, 2018 – Neighbor Nites ~ Sat., Nov. 3, 6:30 PM – Not My Child – Informal talks, Q&A, about opioids and suicide with two York experts. Free, No reservations, Child care provided. For more information go to http://yorkfirst.org/neighbor-nites/
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 10, 2018 – Neighbor Nites ~ Sat., Nov. 10, 6:30 PM – What Your Kids Don’t Tell You But You Wish You Knew – A psychologist and his police officer son help us create family dialog about sensitive subjects. Free, No reservations, Child care provided.
For more information go to http://yorkfirst.org/neighbor-nites/
THANK YOU. . . . . . . . .
A big Thank You to all the volunteers who made the Trick or Trunk a wonderful event. It sure was fun for the children as well as the helping hands that make the event a success. Approximately 250 adults and children attended the event. The Witness Team
Thank you for the cards, phone calls, visits, and transportation during my recuperation for knee replacement surgery. I hope to be back early November. ~ Becky Wenger
LOOKING AHEAD. . . . . . . .
NOVEMBER 14, 2018 – CAMP EDER SENIOR DAY – Wed., Nov. 14th – 9:30 Meet and greet, 10:00 Morning Program- Elva Hurst of Barnyard studios doing a Thanksgiving harvest themed chalk talk, 12:00 Lunch- Turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, roll butter, green beans, side salad, pumpkin pie with ice cream, 1:00 Afternoon Program – Thanksgiving themed craft time extravaganza. Cost: $18.00
NOVEMBER 15, 2018 – Elizabethtown College’s Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies presents the Snowden Lecture “Mental Health Treatment in the Plain Communities,” by Charles Jantzi on Thurs., Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m., in the Bucher Meetinghouse. Jantzi is professor of psychology at Messiah College. For more information, call 717-361-1470 or visit www.etown.edu/youngctr/events.
NOVEMBER 18, 2018 ~ In-Gathering Service – Sunday, November 18th – The tradition of giving food to our Food Pantry has been an event for many years. Food donated to the pantry has helped meet the nourishment needs of many persons and families. This year the Witness Team is asking for the following items for the Pantry : Soups- tomato and chicken, Mac and Cheese(boxed), pasta sauce, cereal (low sugar), small canned ham, crackers, breakfast bars, pasta, spaghetti. In response to the on going needs of the Lehman Center we are also asking for the following supplies : Garbage bags (30 gal. and kitchen). toilet paper, diapers size 4, paper towels, children toothbrushes. Bring your donations to the front of the sanctuary before the 10:30 Service begins. Monetary donations can be placed in an envelope. Checks made out to First Church of Brethren with memo – Food Pantry. Place in offering plate.
Thank you for your continual support to this important ministry. ~ The Witness Team
If your birthday is in NOVEMBER and it is not on the above list or is listed incorrectly, please call the church office.
3 Barb Wueschinski
8 Jill McCracken
10 Dianne Hollinger
15 Greg Klinedinst
18 Dolores Mann
19 Tanner Martin
20 Carlyn Hoke
21 Elizabeth Eisenhart
22 Charles Innerst
24 Pat Paules
25 Laura (Thomas) Lash
27 Michelle Sauder
29 Tammy Stehr
FRIENDLY REMINDER: This is simply a reminder to make sure all kitchen items and utensils and completely clean when putting away, and that use of the dishwasher is required, per the instructions on the wall. Thank you.
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