Vol. 14- No. 8 – Friday, February 22, 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, February 24, 2019
9:00 a.m. – Sunday School (classes for all ages)
10:30 a.m. – Worship, Sanctuary
– SCRIPTURE: Luke 6:27-38
– MESSAGE: “Give and Receive”
THIS SUNDAY: SOULFUL SINGING – Please come and join for a time of Soulful Singing at 4:00 pm in the Lounge. We have fun making soulful music as we joyfully worship our Lord! Shy and strong singers are all welcome to participate as we sing beautiful, joyful, healing music. No experience or special talent is necessary! Ruth is a former member of 1st church and has a ministry of music with the Society of Friends (Quakers). Hope to see you there!
ATTACHMENTS: Calendar of Events, Friends to Remember in Prayer, & Sunday School Schedule
ATTENDANCE – February 17, 2019, 10:30 a.m. Worship Service – 79
COPIES OF this week’s e-news, the February 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
YEAR END GIVING STATEMENTS are available for pick up on the table in the narthex.
2019 CHURCH DIRECTORY is available for pickup on the table in the narthex.
THIS WEEK . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
FEBRUARY 27, 2019 – NEW WINDSOR WORK DAY – Work Day at New Windsor is scheduled for Wednesday, February 27. We will assist in the Material Resources program by processing incoming Health Kits, preparing them for shipment. (It is mostly a sit down job.) You are invited to join us. Just be sure to sign the sheet in the narthex to reserve a seat on the bus and to be counted for lunch. We leave the church parking lot at 7:15 a..m. and return by 5:00 p.m. Lunch is provided. That’s WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27th. Any questions? Call Helen Stoner (717-624-3398)
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., 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)
THANK YOU. . . . . . . . . . .
I would like to thank pastor Joel for my healing service that I had in York hospital, it was a very powerful experience that helped me through a very tough time. I have had a wonderful outpouring of calls, visits, texts, emails, and cards LOTS of cards! It has been much appreciated. Collective prayer is powerful and has been felt. I know so many of you have been praying and I can’t thank you enough. Keep praying I do have a fast surgery (if there is such a thing) to get through. After surgery my life should get back to normal. ~ David Diehl
York First Church of the Brethren Children’s Ministry
February 24, 2019: Nursery 9:00-10:15 – Michele Gibbel
K-5th Teacher 9:00-10:00 – Alicia Weyant
Nursery 10:15-11:45 – 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 email@example.com.
Great news! We’ve reached our first goal – 10 participants! In the first 3 months, our online givers have donated…. $8,216.00 THANK YOU!
Let’s make it lucky 13!
A special treat for the next 3 givers who sign up.
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 . . . . . . . . . . . . .
MARCH 6, 2019 – CAMP EDER SENIOR DAY – Wednesday, March 6th – 9:30 Meet and greet with continental breakfast, 10:00 Morning Program – Elva Hurst-Pastel Pain Along-Join us and learn “painting in pastels” 12:00 Delicious Lunch, 1:00 Afternoon Program – Dave Peters-“Krystyna Skarbek, Sir Winston Churchill’s favorite spy”. The private and professional life of a Polish Countess. Cost is only $18
MARCH 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, March 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.
MARCH 14, 2018 – OWLS NEWS – The OWLS (Older, Wiser, Loving, Seniors, and friends) will gather in the Homebuilder’s Classroom 154 on Thursday March 14 at noon for lunch, followed by an interesting and informative program about the stars, moon, and sky, presented by Ron Bolton. Bring your bag lunch and a friend. Drinks and dessert will be provided. Please sign up on the sheet in the narthex by March 10 so we know how many to prepare for.
SAVE THE DATE – MEAT CANNING PROJECT – April 22, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30 & May 1 ~ More information to follow. Sign up sheets are posted on the board in the lobby.
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! – JUNE 23 – 27, 2019 York First Church of the Brethren Vacation Bible School – Mark your calendars and plan to help! Volunteer forms are on the table in the Gathering Area. Please complete and give to Michele Gibbel if you have willingness to serve.
If your birthday is in MARCH and it is not on the above list or is listed incorrectly, please call the church office.
5 Edward Sweigard
6 Kevin McCracken
10 Chris Baldwin
11 Jacob Boogher
13 Gail Rutland
18 David Diehl
22 Audrey Ginder
24 Anna Boogher
25 Sheldon Markel
28 Seth Brickner
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