Vol. 14- No. 4 – Friday, January 25, 2019, 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, January 27, 2019
9:00 a.m. – Sunday School (classes for all ages)
10:30 a.m. – Worship, Sanctuary
– SCRIPTURE: Luke 4:14-21
– MESSAGE: “Sight, Freedom, and Favor”
Guest Preacher this Sunday – Jon Brenneman: Jon and his wife Sara live with their three children just minutes from Hersheypark. Jon was formerly pastor of Mount Wilson COB and now works as an Industrial Engineering manager with Schindler Elevator Corporation. They all now attend Harrisburg First Church of the Brethren.
ATTACHMENTS: Calendar of Events, Friends to Remember in Prayer, & Sunday School Schedule and Tax – Free Charitable Giving Document
ATTENDANCE – January 20, 2019, 10:30 a.m. Worship Service – 63
COPIES OF this week’s e-news, the January calendar, and January/February Newsline Digest are available to be picked up on the table in the narthex and can be viewed at yorkfirst.org
2019 DIRECTORY INFORMATION
There is a copy of the member’s pages of this year’s directory on the table in the narthex. PLEASE review and make any necessary changes on this copy. We hope to have the most accurate information to print the 2019 directory.
We are very excited to announce that we will be starting a Children’s Choir and Diane Gibble will be leading the children. This is for children ages 3 yrs. old to 5th grade. Practice will be held 9:50 – 10:10 am in the kids Sunday School room every Sunday, except for Jan. 27th. The first time they will sing will be Sunday, Feb. 17th. All children are welcome! Feel free to pass on the word and invite friends and neighbors.
Please take the time to welcome the Praise Singers new guitar player Chelsea Sorrels.
Chelsea, a junior at Dallastown participates in various music and arts programs at
Dallastown Area High School. She is a member of Choir, Vocal Ensemble, Symphonic Band,
and will be playing Cosette in the upcoming production of Les Miserables.
In addition she is Vice President of the Dallastown Performing Arts Club and participates in
all of their productions throughout the year, including the fall play, winter dinner theater,
and the spring talent show.
York First Church of the Brethren Children’s Ministry
(birth-K) K-5th Teacher
9:00-10:00 Nursery 10:15-11:45
6 Tom McCracken Jill McCracken Tom & Jill McCracken
13 Kathy Kovacs & Gail Rutland Michele Gibbel Kathy Kovacs & Gail Rutland
20 Michele Gibbel & Audrey Ginder John Anderson Sam & Alicia Weyant
27 Bob & Stephanie Stoolmaker Alicia Weyant 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.
Did bad weather keep you home from church last week? Are you heading south for a few weeks? Here’s an easy way to help even if you can’t get to church — on line giving!!
Sign up now for Online Giving by going to our church website at: www.yorkfirst.org and click on the Online Giving Link or go directly to the Online Giving website at: www.acionlinegiving.com/4706.
You simply complete the information including your name, address, email address, and bank information. Then choose the fund, date and frequency for your contribution. Choose General Fund for tithes/offerings.
For assistance setting up your account, call Donor Support at: 800-348-2886 – Option 2 – Online Giving
Questions? Contact Sheryl Leaman – Thank you for your support!!!!!
LOOKING AHEAD . . . . . . . . . . . . .
FEBRUARY 7, 2019 ~ Donald Kraybill presents “’I Just Want a Red Convertible’: Surprising Stories from 30 Years of Research and Publishing Amish Life” on Thurs., Feb. 7, 7:00 p.m., in Elizabethtown College’s Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies. Kraybill is senior fellow emeritus at the Young Center and the author or coauthor of numerous books on Anabaptist groups. For more information, call 717-361-1470 or visit www.etown.edu/youngctr/events.
FEBRUARY 8, 2019 ~ 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, February 8, 2019 (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.
FEBRUARY 14, 2019 ~ OWLS NEWS – The OWLS (Older, Wiser, Loving, Seniors) will gather in the Homebuilder’s Classroom 154 on Thursday February 14 to celebrate VALENTINE’S DAY with some games & conversation. Bring your bag lunch, a friend, and a game to share. Drinks and dessert will be provided. We also heard that Dolly is bringing soup to share. Please sign up on the sheet in the narthex by February 10 so we know how many to prepare for.
FEBRUARY 23, 2019 – MAN 2 MAN Workshop 2019, Men’s Spiritual Leadership Summit and Breakfast at Mechanicsburg Church of the Brethren, for the Southern PA District. All men are welcome to attend, and leaders are especially encouraged to do so. Pastor Larry Dentler will present on the theme “Living as a Man of Christ in Divisive Times.” The event will run from 8:00 AM – 12:00 noon. Please contact Pastor Joel if interested so that we can coordinate transportation.
FEB. 23, & MARCH 2, 2019 ~ STRAWBERRY HILL’S ANNUAL MOUNT HOPE MAPLE MADNESS maple sugaring festival – Held at Camp Eder, 914 Mount Hope Road, Fairfield, PA 17320 – Sat., Feb. 23 & Sat., March 2, 7:30 – 11:30am Pancake Breakfast and Local Art & Craft Vendors 9:00am – 12:00pm Maple Sugaring Tours (90 minute tour; last tour begins at 12pm and runs until 1:30pm) Tickets available at the door. All-you-care-to-eat Pancake Breakfast: $8 Adult / $4 Child Maple Sugaring Tour: $8 Adult / $5 Child “SWEET DEAL”: Best Price — Breakfast & a Tour $14 Adult / $7 Child (under 3 Free)
FEBRUARY 27, 2019 – SAVE THE DATE – NEW WINDSOR WORK DAY – Work Day in New Windsor to prepare kits for shipment, will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 27th. More information later.
SAVE THE DATE – MAY 8th, 2019 – CDC 50th Anniversary Celebration – Wednesday Evening, May 8th we will be hosting a dinner and celebration for the Child Development Center marking 50 years in operation! Mark your calendars now and plan to attend. More information to follow.
SAVE THE DATE! York First Church of the Brethren Vacation Bible School – Mark your calendars and plan to help!
June 23-27, 2019
If your birthday is in FEBRUARY and it is not on the above list or is listed incorrectly, please call the church office.
2 Lori Beuschlein
Christopher Jon Baldwin
4 Christina Snook
8 Sidney Innerst
9 Calla Michelle Stehr
10 Darrell Gipe
14 Patricia Carey
16 Barry Hollinger
17 Joshua Kovacs
18 Doris Plymire
21 Judy Yingling
22 Becky McCracken
23 Pat Trimmer
25 Ruth Schmidt
26 Jayne Baldwin
27 Owen Statler
CONTACTING THE PASTOR: Pastor Joel will be out of the office and not be available for two weeks, from Jan. 14 – 28. For any pastoral concerns during this time, please contact the church office at (717) 755-0307.
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