Vol. 9-No. 1 Friday, January 2, 2015
Karen Bowman, Editor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Vision Statement: “To Love God, Share Christ, and Serve the World”
SUNDAY, January 4, 2015
9:00 am – Sunday School
10:30 am – Worship Service
Sanctuary: “Go Home Another Way”
– Scripture: Matthew 2: 1 – 12
Thoughts on the Word: When we read the story of the coming of the wise men to the manger in Bethlehem and how they followed the star, we are reminded that our God has given the greatest gift that could ever be given, his one and only son for the sins of the whole world. This Christmas I have been blessed with many gifts and I am sure you have as well. None of them will come close to meeting that great need that exists within each of our hearts, the need for God’s love. May God be with you in whatever comes your way in the new year and may you feel God’s presence in real and powerful ways as you seek to be faithful.
WORSHIP ATTENDANCE – December 28, 2014, 10:30 a.m. Worship Service – Total Attendance – 102
COPIES OF this weekly e-news, the monthly tapestry and monthly calender are available to be picked up on the table in the narthex and at YorkFirst.org.
TO THE ADVENT DECORATORS. – A BIG THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK IN MAKING THE CHURCH BEAUTIFUL FOR THE CHRISTMAS SEASON.
SPECIAL THANKS TO BEV RANEY WHO TOOK ON THE TASK AT HAND WHEN I COULDN’T BE THERE.
ALSO TO JAYNE AND MIKE BALDWIN WHO WENT OVER AND ABOVE WITH THEIR HELP. AND TO JUDY DEITCH WHO STEPPED UP TO DO A WONDERFUL JOB WITH THE ADVENT BREAKFAST ON SHORT NOTICE. ABSOLUTELY EVERYONE WHO HELPED DID A TERRIFIC JOB.MANY THANKS AGAIN,
JOLENE ZEIGLER, ADVENT CHAIRMAN.
THANK YOU for making Christmas 2014 a blessing – The Hubbells
THANK YOU, THANK YOU to those people who faithfully helped serve the food at Our Daily Bread soup kitchen…the 2nd Friday of the month. Also those people that stepped up to help when we needed help. And to LARRY GIBBLE who carried the casseroles to the soup kitchen.
CHOIR ANNOUNCEMENTS: First Thursday to rehearse after the New Year is Thursday, Jan. 8th. First Sunday to sing after the holiday is January 11th.
2015 DIRECTORY INFORMATION – There is a copy of the member’s pages of this year’s directory on the table in the narthex. PLEASE review and make any necessary changes on this copy. We hope to have the most accurate information to print the 2015 directory.
BACK UP NEEDED – Leadership Team is searching for someone to serve as a back-up for our church secretary in the event she would need to be away for a prolonged time frame. There will be hourly compensation provided. The work would involve bulletin and e-news preparation.
JANUARY 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, January 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.
NEW WINDSOR WORK DAY – Wednesday, February 11, 2015
It is time to return to New Windsor to assist in the SERRV program. On Wednesday, February 11th (weather permitting), we will board the bus in the church parking lot at 7:15 a.m. to travel to New Windsor for a day of work and fellowship, including lunch and shopping in the gift shop. Shipments from many countries are waiting to be unpacked, priced and packed for sale in gift shops around the country and through the catalog sales. We always have a fun day. Please join us. There is a sign up sheet in the narthex for you to reserve a seat on the bus. If you have questions, call Helen Stoner
SAVE THE DATE – The Friends of Cross Keys Village – The Brethren Home Community presents “OPERATION HELPING HANDS” A Fundraising Event Featuring “The National Christian Choir” – Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 3:00 PM
New Oxford High School Auditorium – All seats assigned. Ticket Prices: VIP seats $ 100. Helping Hand seats $ 25. www.crosskeysvillage.org/friends and click on Purchase Tickets button or Phone 717-270-2112
If your birthday is in JANUARY and it is not on the above list or is listed incorrectly, please call the church office.
6 Ruby Nicholas, Tom Klinedinst
7 Greg Minnich, Warren Edris
9 Jeffrey Yingling
11 Nathan Beuschlein
13 Leah Marquet
14 Beth Drawbaugh, Clarence Sauder
15 Ron Horner, Steven Fitzkee, Jim Poland
16 Cathy McCracken
18 Melanie Schaefer
19 Luke Miller
20 Spencer Ginder
25 Valerie Sauder
27 Larry Gibble
28 Vivian Hubbell
31 Mikel Kile-Flickinger
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.