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SUNDAY SCHEDULE

9:00 AM - Sunday School Classes for all ages - click here for more information

10:30 AM - Worship, Sanctuary

THIS SUNDAY IN WORSHIP 
May 19, 2019

SCRIPTURE LESSON:
Psalm 67

    THEME / MESSAGE:
“Sing for Joy”

The following resources are available on the table in the Gathering Area:

  • This week's e-news and the May calendar, which can also be viewed here
  • May Church of the Brethren Newsline Digest
  • 2019 Church Directory
Click for Calendar of Events, Friends to Remember in Prayer, & Sunday School
Upcoming Events
Good News Class Alumni Gathering - If you were a member of the Good News Class, you are welcome to the Good News Class Alumni Gathering on Sunday, May 26, at noon in the Fellowship Hall. It will be a time to share lunch and catch up with old friends. Health permitting, Curtis Dubble will join us! BRING YOUR PHOTOS of the way you were and how your families look now. Baked chicken and drinks will be served. Please bring a veggie, appetizer, salad, fruit or dessert to round out the menu. RSVP to davefitz999@gmail.com, or contact Greg Bachman, 717-793-1767.
YARD SALE SATURDAY, JUNE 8 - SO PLAN THIS DATE AND COME OUT FOR THE GREAT BARGAINS plus FOOD!  We are still in need of donated items, so bring them into the garage area. If you are unable to deliver your BOXED items, please contact Kathy Kovacs. 
WE WILL NOT ACCEPT ANY ITEMS AFTER JUNE 1  except for LARGE items (furniture, etc.)  Volunteers are STILL needed to help make this a success. We need donated baked goods, and other food items  Sign up sheets will be posted in different areas of the church, so sign up where you can help or donate.  
NEW THIS YEAR - THE BREAKFAST "WAFFLEWICH" (egg & cheese on waffle) for $3.00. Lunch will be available with Beef vegetable soup and Chicken Corn soup (sorry no soup carry outs) hot dogs, hamburgers in sauce, and ham or turkey pretzel sandwiches. So plan June 8 for a fun day with your family. ALWAYS SOMETHING FOR SOMEBODY!
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm at Yoder's Restaurant, 14 Tower Rd, New Holland, PA 17557.
Come join us for a family style, all-you-can-eat dinner, followed by LeFevre Quartet. 
Click on the link below for additional information about this event. 
If you need a ride to this event, contact Dan Snook, 717-846-1293.
Baby Bottle Boomerang
  > Pick up bottle in the Gathering Area.
  > Fill with change.
  > Return to the Church Office
Donations will be collected from Mother's Day to Father's Day.
Funds are used to help young families at Human Life Services.
Children's Ministry Schedule
Thank you to all who assist with Children's Ministry. Your time, energy, and dedication are appreciated. If you need to make a schedule change or would like to serve as a teacher or in the nursery, please contact Michele Gibbel (717)318-5442 or mgibbel@yahoo.com     
Meat Canning Project - We finished processing 46,480 lbs. of chicken for the meat canning project. The process ran very smoothly. On behalf of the Meat Canning Committee please pass our sincere thanks on to the folks who had any part in making this possible. It does not happen without a lot of volunteers & financial support. ~ Rich Shaffer, Meat Canning Chair, Southern PA District CoB
If you are not a regular church attender, please consider using our online giving. Even if you can’t make it on Sunday, you can still support our programs and outreach.
Go to our church website at: www.yorkfirst.org and click on the Online Giving Link or
go directly to the Online Giving website at:  www.acionlinegiving.com/4706 .
You simply complete the information including your name, address, email address, and bank or credit card information. Then choose the fund, date and frequency for your contribution. Choose General Fund for tithes/offerings. 
For assistance setting up your account, call Donor Support at:  
         800-348-2886 – Option 2 – Online Giving
Questions? Contact Sheryl Leaman - Thank you for your support!!!!!
Save the Date  

71st ANNUAL WOMEN'S CAMP RETREAT , "Lord Speak to Me", June 10 & 11, 2019, Held at Camp Eder, 914 Mt. Hope Rd, Fairfield, PA, Sponsored by: Southern PA District COB. See information and registration forms on the bulletin board. 
Registration deadline is Wed., May 15, 2019.

NEW WINDSOR WORK DAY - June 12, 2019
On Wednesday June 12, we are scheduled to pack Hygiene Kits in New Windsor MD. John Anderson will drive us in a church vehicle, leaving the parking lot at 7:15 a.m. Lunch will be provided and we will return by 5:00 p.m. We hope you can go along. Please sign the list in the narthex. Why do we do this?? One example of the need is 13,980 Hygiene Kits that were sent to communities affected by Hurricane Michael, in the U.S. Our work on June 12 will provide kits for the next disaster response. Questions - call Helen Stoner (717-624-3398)

CAMP EDER SENIOR DAY - June 12th - Meet our summer staff, enjoy a great meal and awesome program!
VBS Planning
Meeting

Wednesday
May 29th
7:00 pm

Please plan to come if you will be helping with VBS. We will discuss the theme, share expectations, provide time for questions, and discuss next steps.
V acation B ible S chool       
Sunday - Thursday
June 23 - June 27
6:00 - 8:00 PM
Ages 4-5th grade


Do you like to have fun?
Do you like to spend time with kids?
Do you want to help spread the love of Jesus?

If you answered “Yes” to these 3 questions, then please consider being a Group Leader for Vacation Bible School . Group Leaders move with small groups of children from station to station, helping to keep kids engaged, involved, and safe. Please contact Michele Gibbel (717) 318-5442 mgibbel@yahoo.com   or Diane Gibble dmgibble1001@gmail.com if you would like to help out either as a Group Leader or in another VBS role. Thanks!        
LAST SUNDAY IN WORSHIP
Scripture Lesson:  Song of Solomon 2:8-13
                               Acts 9:36-42
Message: " Arise, My Love"
Worship Attendance: 90
CONTACTING THE PASTOR
Pastor Joel can be reached most mornings in the church office Monday - Thursday from 9:00 AM to noon. Afternoons and evenings are often set aside for visiting those in need, for meetings, and for other pastoral duties. Pastor Joel is also available for Pastoral Counseling by appointment. 
If you need to reach the pastor outside of office hours, his home phone number is
(717)318-5442, and his cell number is (717)271-4888 . You can also email him at pastor@yorkfirst.org. Note that laws prevent hospitals from contacting a pastor without your permission when you are admitted, so you will need to let hospital staff know that you would like the hospital to contact your pastor.
Our Mission Statement:
“People dedicated to Spiritual Growth, Loving Relationship, and Sacrificial Service”
Our Vision Statement:
“To become a community of committed Christians who Love God, Share Christ, and Serve the World”