Vol. 9-No. 30 Friday, July 24, 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 26, 2015 Special Music – Frank Leaman 9:00 am – Sunday School
10:30 am – Worship Service
Sanctuary: “To Know This Love” – Reverend Nancy Jones
Scripture: Ephesians 3: 14-21, Psalm 14
WORSHIP ATTENDANCE – July 19, 2015, 10:30 a.m. – 98
SPECIAL ATTENTION, PLEASE NOTE: ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 9, There will be NO Sunday School and the Worship Service will be held at 9:30 AM and will feature the ministry of Leah Hileman, Brethren Pastor and Musician. An All Church Luau Picnic will follow the worship service.
Everest: Conquering Challenges with God’s Mighty Power
What a great week we’ve had at Everest VBS! The children enjoyed learning that God has the power to provide, to comfort, to heal, to forgive and to love us forever. Each day the lessons were taught at Base Camp, Bible Expeditions, Music in Motion, Mountaintop Treats, Glacier Games and Imagination Station. What fun the children had! We couldn’t have done it without the congregation. Thanks for all who volunteered their time and talents to make VBS possible. Thanks also to those who donated the many items we needed for the week and for the monetary donations that helped purchase VBS supplies. We are so grateful!!! Please join us on Sunday immediately after church as we dismantle the decorations in the sanctuary.
THANK YOU for all of my cards and phone calls for my birthday. I really appreciated it! ~ Irene Rauhauser
THANK YOU to all who participated in the Baby Bottle Boomerang ~ Dan Snook
#BringBackOurGirls~ See bulletin board for the poster and explanation of the artwork created by Sandra Jean Ceas for the 276 girls kidnapped by Boko Haram in April 2014.
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
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 11, 2015 – Ladies Bible Study on Tuesday, August 11 at 10 a.m in the Lounge. – we will be having a Sandwich Contest to coincide with our lesson on “Arrogance”. So if you plan to be part of this study on this day, please prepare your best sandwich, cut it in fours, and bring it along. We will then have judging before lunch. Elizabeth Eisenhart will be bring her delicious chicken corn soup and homemade pickles to share with all these wonderful sandwiches at noon. So please join us for a day of fun, food and fellowship in the lounge. Any questions, feel free to call Dolly Furst – 244-8218 or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
AUGUST 13, 2015 – OWLS PICNIC ~ It is time for the OWLS (Older, Wiser Loving SENIORS) INDOOR SUMMER PICNIC. Join us as we gather on Thursday August 13 at NOON in the Homebuilders Classroom 154 for lots of picnic goodies. We stay inside so we don’t have to worry about the hot sun or be bothered by ants! (What more could you ask for???) PLEASE SIGN UP BY August 9 so we know how many to prepare for.
September 10 – Bingo
October 8 – Women of the Bible – Andrea Adams
AUGUST 14, 2015 – 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, August 14, 2015, (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.
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.
AUGUST 26, 2015 – Senior Citizen’s Day – Schedule: 9:30 am Meet & Greet, Continental Breakfast, 10:00 am Morning Activities- Tom Jolin is an instrument builder specializing in the hammer dulcimer, mountain dulcimer, and the bowed psaltery. His programs include traditional American music, mixing vocals with a number of instruments. Tom has recorded 8 recordings and brings us a show full of Americana & “old timey” tunes laced with a rich and enjoyable humor. 12:00 pm Lunch (Menu: Barbecue Chicken, Corn on the Cob, Coleslaw, Baked Beans, Corn Muffins, Dessert), 1:00 pm Afternoon Program – Nancy Shoap shares through her program and uplifting music how she learned to rely and trust the Lord to heal her. She was inspired to write two books and create an outreach minis-try giving her testimony about her miraculous healings that gave “new sight” and focus to a seemingly hopeless situation. Following the program there will be a book signing for both books. ($15/Person covers all food & activities)
Camp Eder Events ~ Save the dates:
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)
If your birthday is in AUGUST and it is not on the above list or is listed incorrectly, please call the church office.
4 Sarah Kovacs
6 Violet Chronister
8 Margaret Eck
9 Bev Raney
10 Linda Wisner
11 David Hoover
12 Kevin Grier
14 Donna Sharp
18 Julie Poland
19 Robert Sharp
21 Bob Bingaman
22 Dennis Wisner
25 Judy Deitch
26 Allison Poland
27 Stephanie Stoolmaker
28 Betty Crowe
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.