Vol. 9-No. 44 Friday, October 30, 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, NOVEMBER 1, 2015
9:00 a.m. Sunday School
10:30 a.m. Worship Service
– Sanctuary: “He Cried with a Loud Voice”
– Scripture: John 11: 32-44
Thoughts on the Word: In the church year, this coming Sunday is known as All Saints Day. It is a day in which we remember and give thanks for the saints who have gone before us in the faith. I feel that it is fitting that we have the story of the raising of Lazarus for this Sunday’s lesson. This story tells us of God’s power, even over death itself. It is a story of faith and hope, two things that each of need in our lives. Two things that need to be renewed in us each and every day of our lives!
On another note, don’t forget to set your clocks back an hour Saturday night and that we have our fall Congregational Business Forum following worship this Sunday. Blessings in Jesus name, Pastor Don
FALL CONGREGATIONAL FORUM WILL BE HELD SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2015 (following worship)
Packets are available to be picked up on the table in the Narthex. There are three sections. The forum booklet, the affirmation of slate, and the treasurer report.
TIME CHANGE – November 1, 2015, FALL BACK!!! – Daylight savings time ends Sunday, Nov. 1st. Turn clocks back one hour
Pastor Don will be on vacation the week of November 9th to 15th.
ATTACHMENT: Calendar of Events, Friends to Remember in Prayer, & Sunday School Schedule
WORSHIP ATTENDANCE – October 25, 2015, 10:30 a.m. Worship Service – Total Attendance – 102
COPIES OF this week’s e-news, November calendar, and November Mission and Ministry newsletter are available to be picked up on the table in the narthex and at YorkFirst.org
Copies of the pastor’s sermons will be available on our website at http://www.yorkfirst.org/sermons.SHTML You may also contact the church office to request a copy.
On November 8, First Church of the Brethren calendars and pens will be available in the narthex. Please feel free to pick up your calendar and pen (one of each per family please). – Hospitality Ministry Team
REMINDER – STATEMENTS are available for pick up on the narrow table in the narthex.
APPLES, APPLES AND LOTS OF APPLES! So, what do you do with all those apples? Of course…WE MADE DELICIOUS, HOMEMADE APPLE BUTTER. Lots of hands were involved in this large project at Camp Eder on October 17. QUARTS – $10, PINTS – $6 and Half-PINTS – $3 … AND we did not forget those who cannot have sugar in their diet. SUGAR FREE APPLE BUTTER AVAILABLE TOO.
~ Starting this Sunday, Nov. 1st, see Kathy Kovacs in the Narthex either in the beginning or end of service for your APPLE BUTTER TREAT! Can’t you just taste your toast tomorrow morning for breakfast? YUM!
‘CHANGE FOR A DAY’ is due Sunday, November 1, 2015 ~ Please place your donation in the container in the narthex/church office that is marked “Change for a Day”. Thank you! Keyperson – Anna Miller
NOVEMBER 4, 2015 – W.E. GATHER – We will begin at 6 pm with a carry-in supper and then a study time starting at 7 pm. The theme this fall is World Religions. This week is Islam with a special guest. Final session for this fall. Come and share in the conversation as we consider faith and what it means to all the peoples of the earth.
NOVEMBER 7, 2015 – Children’s Aid Society Annual Dinner– This year the annual Children’s Aid Society fundraising dinner will be held on Sat., Nov. 7th. This annual dinner alternates its location between the three CAS centers and this year The Lehman Center in York will be hosting the dinner at New Fairview Church of the Brethren. This dinner is an occasion to celebrate special friends, share the joy of another year of service to children, and to raise funds to support the CAS mission. Funds from the annual dinner support services to children in crisis. Because CAS serves children without regard for their family’s income level, they rely on charitable gifts to support the costs of services for low income children. Additional information about the dinner can be found on the Children’s Aid Society website at www.cassd.org or by calling 717-624-4461
NOVEMBER 7 & 8, 2015 – Spiritual Renewal Weekend – All “ize” on God: Gifted with Promise for a Purpose, featuring guest speaker Belita Mitchell at Hanover Church of the Brethren, 601 Wilson Avenue, Hanover, PA. Sat. Nov. 7th – 6:15 pm Ice Cream Social in Fellowship Hall, 7:00 pm Worship:”Filled with the Power” and Sunday Nov. 8th – 10:30 am Worship “ We Have this Treasure”, 12:00 Noon Carry-in Fellowship Meal, 6:30 pm Hymn Sing, 7:00 Worship: “Serving from the Overflow” – refreshments in Fellowship Hall following the Service. See flyer on bulletin board for additional information.
ALTAR FLOWERS – You may donate altar flowers and the cost is $ 27.00. Please see the sign up on the chart on the bulletin board for available dates.
SPONSOR BULLETINS – You may sponsor bulletin covers throughout the year. If you are purchasing bulletins, you will need to purchase a 150 bulletins. If you are sponsoring a bulletin, you will need to donate $20.00. You should make the check payable to the church and give the check to Patricia Carey.
FOOD PANTRY NEEDS ~ Soup, cereal, grape jelly, canned meats (ham, spam, tuna, beef stew), instant potatoes, spaghetti, rice, canned broths, canned fruits, jello, cocoa mix
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 29th – Advent is fast approaching! The annual ADVENT BREAKFAST will be held on the first Sunday of Advent, November 29th. In the next few weeks, sign up sheets will be posted, so please pray about how you can help. Thanks!
JOY! JOY! JOY! The theme for our Advent breakfast on November 29th is JOY! Bill Waugh will be teaching a combined Sunday School class in the fellowship hall following the breakfast. His topic will be JOY! Advent is a season of JOY as we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ and the wonderful gift God gave us on Christmas Day. In addition to receiving JOY, our hope is that our congregation will help spread JOY this season by sponsoring a family at the Lehman Center. Below is a letter from the Lehman Center telling us about the family they have chosen for us to sponsor and the items they could use. Please keep Destiney (single mom), Dylan (5 year old boy) and Liyana (3 year old girl) in your prayers this holiday season and consider purchasing an item or more to help this precious family. Items needed will be posted on the bulletin board in the narthex, so pick up a “tree” with the listed item or choose from the letter below. Please bring your unwrapped gifts to the Advent breakfast
Sign up sheets for breakfast items and table sponsors will be posted in the narthex area, too, so please sign up to bring a casserole, baked oatmeal, fruit or fruit salad, juice, muffins, donuts and/or bread. We look forward to seeing you at the breakfast. Your presence will add to the JOY of the season!
What a successful “Trick or Trunk” we had on Tuesday! The weather held and a good time was had by all those who attended. The decorated cars were amazing. Thanks to the kitchen crew, car decorators, candy providers and for your prayers that made the evening a success ~
Jayne & Mike Baldwin
Joy on the birth of our 7th grandchild! Lydia Faith Dietrich was born on Sept. 25th, and is the daughter of Emily and Nathan Dietrich – Bob & Beth Drawbaugh
SYMPATHY AND CONDOLENCES…….
To Steve Jones’ brother Charles and his family on the passing of Charles’ wife after a long battle with cancer. Please pray for Steve’s brother Charles and family
To the family of Betty Arnold. Betty passed away on October 24, 2015. Please keep her son David and the Arnold family in your thoughts and prayers.
SMART911.com. The life you save might be a family member or your own! Recently, York County introduced a new emergency service called SMART911. By entering your data into the York County 911 system, when you make a 911 call, your file will be displayed immediately on the 911 dispatcher’s computer, whether it be for fire, police or ambulance assistance. It may assist them in their decision-making process to assist you more quickly..
For those on computers, to register key in SMART911.com and fill out the information blocks with as little or as much information as you desire.
911’s prime target is the elderly, those with problems, and school systems. 911 is anticipating that 10% of the total York County population will be registered by the end of the first year (mid-October 2016). The article appeared in the October 7, 2015 YDR.
LOOKING AHEAD . . . . . . . . . . .
NOVEMBER 11, 2015 – Camp Eder Senior Citizen’s Day – Wednesday, Nov. 11th : 9: 30 am – Continental breakfast bar & fellowship, 10:00 am – Christmas Craft or Brethren History Presentation by Leah Hileman, 12:00 pm – Lunch: Roast Beef, Mashed Potatoes & Gravy, Peas, Roll, & Salad, 1:00 pm – Leah Hileman Performance, Only $ 15/person (includes food & program) Reserve your spot by November 9th. If any questions, please contact Kathy Kovacs and see poster on the bulletin board for complete details.
NOVEMBER 12, 2015 – OWLS NEWS – THANKSGIVING HISTORY, TRADITIONS AND MEMORIES will be the theme for the OWLS gathering on Thursday November 12. Join us at noon in the Homebuilders Classroom 154 for lunch. Bring your bag lunch and any thoughts about Thanksgiving that you would like to share. Dessert & Beverages will be provided. PLEASE SIGNUP BY NOVEMBER 8 so we know how many to prepare for. Upcoming events: December 10 – Annual Christmas Tea
NOVEMBER 13, 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, November 13, 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.
NOVEMBER 13, 2015 – The “Grand Illusions” Jewelry Sale will be held Friday, Nov. 13th, 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. – This is a favorite as most items are only $ 6.00, this also includes scarves, wallets, and watches. Come to Cross Keys Village ~ The Brethren Home Community, Nicarry Meetinghouse. It’s the perfect time to pick up early Christmas presents! The proceeds will benefit The Friends of Cross Keys Village – The Brethren Home Community
NOVEMBER 14, 2015 – The 2015 Founders Club Dinner, Sat., Nov. 14th, 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM, Cross Keys Village-the Brethren Home Community ~The shooting of 10 innocent Amish schoolgirls at Nickel Mines, Pa., in 2006 shocked the world and then taught an amazing lesson in the forgiveness shown by the Amish. No one was more affected by that forgiveness than Marie Monville, wife of the killer. The author of “One Light Still Shines” is our guest speaker for the 2015 Founders Club Dinner, which is open to those who join the Founders Club by supporting its annual project. To find out more about the dinner and the Founders Club, call the Brethren Home Foundation at 717-624-5208.
NOVEMBER 14, 2015 – Christmas Craft Show, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm – Hanover COB, 601 Wilson Ave., Hanover, PA ~ Featuring: Our famous homemade soups, various homemade baked goods – Vendors include: Tupperware; Origami Owl; Chair Massages; Jewelry; Candles; Paintings; Scentsy; Christmas items; and much more!
NOVEMBER 24, 2015 – Women’s Tuesday Morning Bible Study- Starting Tuesday, Nov. 24th, we will be starting a new series of study. We will be using the book, To Live is Christ – The Life and Ministry of Paul by Beth Moore. It is not necessary that you buy the book but, you may desire to do so. If you would like to see the book first, see Pat Trimmer. Hopefully we can look forward to seeing some new faces.
If your birthday is in NOVEMBER and it is not on the above list or is listed incorrectly, please call the church office
3 Barb Wueschinski
8 Jill McCracken
10 Erin Hand
15 Greg Klinedinst
16 Helen Naill
18 Dolores Mann
19 Tanner Martin
20 Carlyn Hoke
21 Elizabeth Eisenhart
22 Charles Innerst
24 Pat Paules
25 Laura (Thomas) Lash
27 Tammy Stehr
30 Chad Eisenhart
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 rese rves 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.