Vol. 9-No. 28 Friday, July 10, 2015
Karen Bowman, Editor, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, July 12, 2015 Special Music- Kathy Bowman
9:00 am – Sunday School
10:30 am – Worship Service
Sanctuary: “Many Blessings are Offered”
Scripture: Ephesians 1: 3-14, 2 Samuel 6: 1-5/12-19, Mark 6: 14-29
WORSHIP ATTENDANCE – July 5, 2015, 10:30 a.m. – 92
Pastor Don will be out of the office…….
Annual Conference – July 10 to July 15, Pastor Don will return to the office July 16, 2015. In case of an emergency, you may contact Melinda Carlson OR Frank Leaman.
JULY 14, 2015 – SWEET FROG FUNDRAISER to benefit The Friends of CKV-TBHC will be occurring on Tuesday, July 14, 2015, from 12:00 – 9:00 pm at 151 Wilson Avenue, Suite D, Hanover, PA 17331, and at 2071 Springwood Road, York, PA 17403. The Friends will receive 15% of the sales during that time period. Don’t forget to say “The Friends of CKV” at the register!
JULY 19, 2015 – SPECIAL MUSIC – In Harmony Vocal Band -April Billett ~Soprano, Andrea Stelts ~Alto, Matthew Sherman ~Tenor
JULY 19 – 23, 2015 ~ Only 9 more days to go until Everest VBS begins! Wow! Time sure is flying by!!! Once again, we’re so excited to share Everest VBS with our church members and community. Registration forms are available on-line or in the narthex to give to family and friends. Also, please see the bulletin board in the narthex for a list of items you may want to donate – “Mountaintop Treats” snack items are needed for the hungry hikers; other supplies such as zip lock bags are needed for “Imagination Station”, and sponsoring a science project or providing Everest CDs for each family can be made through monetary donations. If you make a monetary donation, please place your money in the beige envelopes in the back of the church pews and mark “VBS”. Supply donations can be placed in the Everest box by the bulletin board. Let’s continue to Gear Up for Everest!
CONGRATULATIONS to Bob & Viv Fitzkee who celebrate their 65th Wedding Anniversary on July 8, 2015
THANK YOU to my church family and friends for all the lovely birthday cards in recognition of my 90th birthday. It was much enjoyed and appreciated! ~ Dottie Lehman
THANK YOU to everyone at York First for your concern, thoughts, and prayers for my parents. Words cannot express what this means to my family. Thank you to prayer shawl ministry for the beautiful shawl and prayers. Unfortunately, my mom is now in a nursing home and my dad began his treatments for his cancer. Please continue to pray for them as they both adjust to their current situation. Again, I greatly appreciate your thoughtfulness. ~ Karen Bowman
CONGRATULATIONS to Julie Poland who will be singing the National Anthem at Sunday evening’s Rev’s game.
REMINDER: Please return the Baby Bottles for Baby Bottle Boomerang as soon as possible.
LADIES BIBLE STUDY – will begin a new session every Tuesday morning starting Sept., 15 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM in the church lounge. We are currently studying Max Lucado’s “Traveling Light” and we are always looking for new ladies to join us. So if you want to dig deeper into your own faith and strengthen your walk with Christ plus meet new sisters – this is the place to be on Tuesday mornings. Pat Trimmer and Dolly Furst are the leaders of this group. If you wish to participate, please let one of them know to order you a book. Cost is $12. Pat or Dolly
LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS: Spiri Trust Lutheran Home Care & Hospice provides grief services to our bereaved families for at least 13 months after their loved one dies. Their “Bereavement Bread” program is designed to extend condolences to our families and to introduce the bereavement support services. Shortly after the death, a staff member or volunteer delivers a freshly baked loaf of sweet bread to the family to let them know they are not alone. The bread is baked by volunteers who have eagerly grasped this opportunity to serve those grieving the loss of a loved one. We are looking for volunteers who are willing to bake bread to support this wonderful program. Bread can be baked by individuals or groups and one time donations are greatly appreciated! If you are interested in helping to support this effort or for more information, please call us at: 717-757-0774.
JULY 25, 2015 – The Lamplighter’s Sunday School class invites you to join them for a York Revolution ballgame on Saturday evening, July 25, 2015 at 6:30 PM. It is Christmas in July/Bike Night with post game fireworks. The Revs play the Camden Riversharks.
Tickets are reduced rate for group seating. See John Anderson for more details and to reserve your tickets. Invite your friends and join the Lamplighters for fun and fellowship at the ballgame.
AUGUST 2-9, 2015 – Young Adult Canoe Trip at Camp Eder – Ages: 18-35, Tents furnished by Camp Eder, Arrival: 7:00 pm, Sunday, August 2nd at Camp Eder/Departure: 3:00 pm, Sunday, August 9th at Camp Eder. Registration online www.CampEder.org/registration or by phone (717)642-8256. Canoe cruise on the scenic Saranac Lakes in upstate New York. We’ll spend the days paddling on beautiful lakes reflecting the surrounding mountains and then spend the nights talking around the campfire and sleeping under the stars. See flyer on bulletin board or contact Kathy Kovacs for additional information.
AUGUST 3 – 7, 2015 – Basketball Camp- This will be held here at York First Church of the Brethren. Sign up now! Register online, mail or bring information to: Emmanuel Christian Fellowship, 2309 East Philadelphia St, York, PA 17402 OR register online at http://registration.upward.org/UPW58041, Camp for 1st through 5th grade will be held Monday, August 3 through Friday, August 7, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. each evening. Flyers are available at York First COB office. For more information contact Betsy Rubadue, email@example.com, 717-840-0840
AUGUST 8, 2015 – The Friends of CKV-TBHC are celebrating their 55th Annual Barbeque, Auction, Car Show and Bake Sale on Sat., Aug. 8, 2015, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Remember the years gone by where family and friends gathered and enjoyed a day of good food, good music, lots to see, and your day of celebrating helped with our mission? Well it’s still available and we are ever adding and changing to make this day special. Bring your children and grandchildren to enjoy the kids bounce area, games and animals. Be prepared for shopping either with the vendors, Almost New Shop or at the auction. All proceeds benefit The Friends of CKV in meeting the goals in 2015…Good Samaritan Fund, Professional Artists Series Programming, BHEAP Scholarship, and holiday decorations.
AUGUST 22, 2015 – Susquehanna Valley Ministry Center & Church of the Brethren Office of Ministry present Emotional Intelligence ~The Difference that Makes a Difference with Dr. Dan Booz on Sat., Aug. 22, 2015 10 am – 3 pm at the Nicarry Meeting House, The Brethren Home, New Oxford, PA. Registration $ 30. (includes lunch and 0.4 CEU’s) Registration Deadline: August 3, 2015. See flyer/registration form on the bulletin board.
Camp Eder Events ~ Save the dates:
August 26, 2015: Senior Citizen Day
September 4-7, 2015: Labor Day Family & Friends Camp
September 19, 2015: Lumberjack Wood Cutting Day
September 18-20, 2015: Fall Scrapbook Retreat (See flyer on bulletin board)
Contacting the Pastor: Pastor Don can be reached most mornings in the church office Monday-Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to noon. The pastor reserves afternoons and evenings for visitation, meetings, and other pastoral-related activities. If you need to reach a Pastor Don outside of office hours, please call him at home at 792-4090, or cell phone 818-6266, and leave a message on his home answering machine. He will return your call at his earliest opportunity.If you would specifically like a pastoral visit, please contact the pastor. HIPA laws prevent the hospital from contacting the pastor when you are admitted. You MUST specifically note to hospital staff that you would like the hospital to contact your pastor.