Vol. 9-No. 29 Friday, July 17, 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 19, 2015 Special Music- Special Music – In Harmony Vocal Band -April Billett ~Soprano, Andrea Stelts ~Alto, Matthew Sherman ~Tenor
9:00 am – Sunday School
10:30 am – Worship Service
Sanctuary: “Sheep without a Shepherd”
Scripture: Mark 6: 30-34/ 53-56
Thoughts on the Word: God is always working to bring us peace. After defeating Israel’s enemies, King David is intent upon building God a house, but God wishes only for David to continue his role as a shepherd for God’s people. That the people may know the blessings of peace. True kingship and lineage came through shepherding love and by bringing enemies together in friendship and kinship, not by keeping them as vassals under foot. The peace, Jesus brought, the peace attested in both Mark and in the Ephesians text, is not accomplished by force of arms or family lineage, but through sacrificial love – the love of a shepherd, the love that brings reconciliation of enemies into a new and holy people. Ultimately, the peace that David brought through force of arms could not stand the test of time despite God’s assurances that David’s line would last forever. Perhaps God realized that the peace Israel hoped for by vanquishing its enemies was not real peace at all?
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL begins this Sunday, July 19th, through Thursday, July 23rd, from 6 – 8:30 PM. Our theme is Everest: Conquering Challenges with God’s Mighty Power. We have great volunteers lined up to teach the children that God has the power to provide, to comfort, to heal, to forgive and to love us forever. Please plan on joining us on Thursday, July 23rd, at 7:00 PM in the fellowship hall to watch Blake, The Science Guy (our very own Blake Colaianne), present his science show themed around ice and Everest. Following Blake’s Science Show will be our Closing in the Sanctuary where you will hear the children sing the songs they have learned during VBS, see photos from throughout the week and learn our final lesson. Additional food items are needed for the dinner on Thursday evening, 7/23. Please see the bulletin board in the narthex to see what is needed and to sign up to donate these items.
WORSHIP ATTENDANCE – July 12, 2015, 10:30 a.m. – 89
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.
THANK YOU to all who participated in the Baby Bottle Boomerang ~ Dan Snook
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
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
FOOD PANTRY NEEDS: Peanut butter, tuna fish and other canned meats, vegetables (peas, corn, mixed veggie, carrots, beets, green beans), spaghetti sauce, macaroni, mac ‘n cheese, tomato soup (family size), cream of chicken soup (family size), bags of PA dutch soup noodles, chicken, beef, vegetable broths, 28 ounce canned fruit, jello, pudding, poptarts, saltines, coffee, tea bags, cocoa mix
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.
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 9, 2015 – CELEBRATE SUMMER SUNDAY- 9:30 AM Worship Service, Featuring the ministry of Leah Hileman, Brethren Pastor and Musician. Following Worship Service – All Church Luau Picnic, Join in the fun and fellowship with this Island Style picnic. All food is provided. A Free Will offering basket will be available. Picnic is rain or shine! Plan to attend this Sunday and invite your family and friends.
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.