Vol. 9-No. 39 Friday, September 25, 2015
Karen Bowman, Editor, email@example.com
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, SEPTEMBER 27, 2015 9:00 am – Sunday School
10:30 am – Worship Service
Sanctuary: “Being a “Little One”
Scripture: Mark 9: 38 – 50
Thoughts on the Word: This week’s lectionary lessons are from Esther 7:1-6, 9-10; Psalm 124; James 5:13-20; and Mark 9:38-50. I invite you to take time and read them in preparation for worship this coming Sunday. May God’s Spirit open and fill you as you do so. We have often asked the question, “where is God when I am in trouble?” It is my firm belief that God is closest to us in our moments of distress in life. But it is also in those moments, because of the level of distress we are facing, that we find it hardest to know of God’s presence with us. It is not until we are able to look back and gain perspective that we realize just how close God was in the trials of our living. The Psalmist says: “If it had not been the Lord who was on our side…” Psalm 124:1a. Turn to God no matter what issue you may be facing in your life today and find God’s peace and love for you.
OCTOBER 4, 2015 ~ Love Feast as a part of the morning worship will be held. Please let Pastor Don or one of the deacons know if child care is desired.
OCTOBER 18, 2015 ~ During the month of October we will be emphasizing on Renewal. The Sermon series based on Luke 15: 11-31, the story of the prodigal son. A light lunch and brief gathering open to everyone will be held on Oct. 18th following morning worship. Break-out groups will be invited to share positive things about York First.
WORSHIP ATTENDANCE – September 20, 2015, 10:30 a.m. – 92
Purchased hat and t-shirt orders are ready for pick up!!
Please see the labeled bundles on the table in the Narthex for your purchased hat and t-shirt order!
If you have an interest in purchasing a hat or t-shirt: Please see Brittney after service on the below listed dates.
Any issues with size: Please see Brittney after service on the below listed dates. There have been extra shirts ordered in different sizes.
*while supplies last*
OCTOBER 3, 2015 – Naylor’s Peanut & Cashew Crunches and Buttermints ~ Order forms will be in the bulletin on September 20 and 27th. Deadline to order is Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015. The proceeds benefit The Friends of CKV.
NEW AT FIRST CHURCH ~ Free table in Room 156 Bring your give-away items such as extra calendars, coffee mugs, etc. and place them on the free table. Please take items you need from the free table. Any questions, please see John Anderson.
First Church CDC is in NEED of child care substitutes. Flexible hours, we will paid for clearances. Contact Sharon 757-6390 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for everyone’s support as we celebrate my Grandmother’s (Carrie Beckwith) life! She passed away on Saturday, September 19th with the Memorial Service in La Verne, California on Wednesday, September 23rd. – Tim and Brittney Beckwith
OCTOBER 8, 2015 – OWLS NEWS ~ Join the OWLS at noon on OCTOBER 8 in the Homebuilders Classroom 154 for lunch and a presentation by ANDREA ADAMS, who will be representing one of the WOMEN of the BIBLE. (We don’t know which one.) We have enjoyed her earlier presentations and look forward to her visit with us in October. Bring your bag lunch. Dessert & Beverages will be provided. PLEASE SIGNUP BY OCTOBER 4 so we know how many to prepare for.
November 12 – TBA
December 10 – Annual Christmas Tea
OCTOBER 9, 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, October 9, 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.
AL, CAR SHOW, BREAD & BAKE SALE will return to Cross Keys Village-The Brethren Home Community – 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the Nicarry Meetinghouse, Healthcare Center and outdoors ~ It’s a fun day of family fun; enjoy apple boiling, entertainment, good food, hayrides, car show, and displays from antique engines, to “Pull” tractors. There is something for all & without the huge crowds or fighting for a parking space. The proceeds benefit The Friends of Cross Keys Village – The Brethren Home Community.
OCTOBER 10, 2015 – APPLE BUTTER FESTIVAL, CAR SHOW, BREAD & BAKE SALE will return to Cross Keys Village-The Brethren Home Community – 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. in the Nicarry Meetinghouse, Healthcare Center and outdoors ~ It’s a fun day of family fun; enjoy apple boiling, entertainment, good food, hayrides, car show, and displays from antique engines, to “Pull” tractors. There is something for all & without the huge crowds or fighting for a parking space. The proceeds benefit The Friends of Cross Keys Village – The Brethren Home Community.
October 17, 2015 ~ CAMP EDER’S 37th ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL – Sat., Oct. 17th, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm ~Kettle Cooked Apple Butter & Kettle Corn, A La Carte Food Court, Craft & Vendor Areas, Live Music & Entertainment, Children’s Games, Activities & Shows, Blacksmith, Glass Blowing & Pottery Demonstration, Live Fundraising Auction, FREE TO ATTEND, also featuring The Puppet and Story Works and Drymill Road, Contact Kathy Kovacs for meal tickets: Purchased before the event is Adults $10 and Children 6 – 12 $ 5 Day of the event the cost is Adults $12 and $7 for Children. Help is needed in the kitchen and other areas. Contact Kathy Kovacs @ 717-309-0678 if you can volunteer or if you have any additional questions.
OCTOBER 21, 2015 – New Windsor Work Day – Wednesday, October 21ST – I tried to choose a cool day for us to work in SERRV. (These 90’s can’t go on forever.) Since we didn’t go this summer, hopefully we will have a good group in the fall. Marvin Gibble will meet us in the church parking lot at 7:15 a.m. to drive us to New Windsor. Please reserve a seat by signing the list in the narthex. After lunch, the gift shop will be open for us to start our Christmas shopping. We will return to the church by 5:00 p.m. If you have questions, call Helen Stoner (624-3398). OCTOBER 27, 2015, Tuesday ~ Trick or Trunk ~Don’t get Spooked! – Rain or Shine! 5:30 to 7:00pm/York First Church Parking Lot and Fellowship Hall. This is a church sponsored community event. We need your help; decorate a car, work in the kitchen, park cars, donate candy, donate money, or dress in a costume. We are planning for a large crowd.
If your birthday is in OCTOBER and it is not on the above list or is listed incorrectly, please call the church office
2 Christopher Logue
4 Dave Yingling
5 Evelyn Chronister
Robert M. Wetzel
7 Dick Ault
8 Winnie Fickes
9 Erika Bergmann
11 John Anderson
12 Dick B. Ault
14 Janine Logue
15 Marcus Carey
17 Anna Elise Stoolmaker
18 George LeGore
19 Larry Harlacher
21 Jared Beuschlein
23 Barry Stehr
24 Benjamin Gennarelli-LeGrand
25 David Gibble
26 Jean Sheaffer
28 Pat Gibble
29 Dylan Sauder
31 Vesta Statler
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.