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September 15, 2019

   Jeremiah 4:22-28
1 Timothy 1:12-17

“Judgment and Mercy”

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

  • This week's e-news and the September calendar, which can also be viewed here
  • September Church of the Brethren Newsline Digest 
  • 2019 Annual Conference Wrap-up
The wrap-up DVD is now available for anyone to borrow, view, and return. Please contact the church office to make sure it is available when you want to sign it out.
Click for Calendar of Events, Friends to Remember in Prayer, & Sunday School
Brethren Disaster Relief Auction will be held Fri., Sept. 27 &
Sat., Sept. 28 at Lebanon Valley Expo Center. Books now available in the gathering. Again this year a Donor will MATCH UP TO $4,000 for the 5K Run - register to run/walk and donate now for a double impact! All money raised will go to Disaster Relief efforts.
Cash should be put in envelopes and marked for 5K Run. Checks made out to York FCOB and on memo line PLEASE put 5K Run so it goes there and you will also get credit for tax purposes. Please place your donation envelope in the church offering. Thank You!
> There is a box in the Lobby for which we are collecting NEW TOYS for the Children's Auction. GAMES, BOOKS, PUZZLES, TOYS, ETC. will be Appreciated.
> Any items you may want to find a new home for, either for the Main Auction or the Pole Barn Auction would be appreciated. Thanks!
Friends of Cross Keys Village - The Brethren Home Community Annual Candy Sale
It’s time to place your orders for Naylor’s Peanut Crunch, Buttermints, & Cashew Crunch. They make the perfect gifts for around the holidays and they make wonderful gifts for you to enjoy as well. The Friends of CKV-TBHC (Cross Keys Village - The Brethren Home Community) thanks the members of your congregation for helping to make this candy sale a huge success every year. Sunday, October 6, 2019, is the deadline to place your candy order with your keyperson (Anna Miller) or place in box on church office counter.  Payment must accompany order form and made payable to The Friends of CKV-TBHC. ~The order forms will be an insert in the church bulletin Sunday, Sept. 22nd and Sept.29th.
Upcoming Events
OWLS VISIT to KING & BELVIDERE, September 26, 2019 (Thursday)
Everyone is invited to join the OWLS to visit our former 1st Church facility at King and Belvidere streets on Thursday September 26 , to learn about the clinic now operating there in the former church school area of the building. We will meet at our current church location at 11:00am with those who wish to car-pool to the Central Diner located on North George street for 11:30am lunch. (Or meet us at the diner.) We are scheduled to meet at the Clinic at King & Belvidere at 1:00pm. Park at the back of the church and enter by the back door.  Please sign up on the sheet in the narthex by Sunday September 22 and indicate if you are joining us to car-pool (11:00), at the diner (11:30), or at the clinic (1:00). We are looking forward to learning more about how our former facility is being used to serve the community around it.
Love Feast following Worship - October 6, 2019 (Sunday)
As has been our custom, we will observe the three-part Love Feast on World Communion Sunday, which is 10/6 this year. The service includes a meal, footwashing service, and bread and cup communion. The theme will be "Reaching into Joy" as we hear words of encouragement from several recent NOAC participants as we receive the Lord's supper together. Plan to remain following worship on this date and join us for this special time. There is a place for you at Christ's table.
Work Day at New Windsor, MD, October 9, 2019 (Wednesday ) - We will be working with the Hygiene Kits, preparing them to be shipped around the world. Transportation will be provided, leaving the church parking lot at 7:15 a.m. and returning by 5:00 p.m. COB Material Resources program, where we assist, will provide our lunch. Sign up in the narthex or call Helen Stoner (717-624-3398). 
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     
Beginning in September, we have started a second Sunday School class for our children. This means that we are in need of additional teachers and helpers.  We now have a class for PreK-1st Grade and a class for 2nd-6th Grade . Ideally we would like teachers to serve several weeks in a row to allow for continuity and to provide the best for our children. Helpers can be that extra set of hands and eyes and could be part of a more rotational schedule.  If you would like to teach or be a helper, please contact Michele Gibbel or Diane Gibble. Thank you!  
J.A.M. Choir News

Calling all children ages 4 to 6th grade J.A.M. (Jesus And Me) Choir will begin practicing Sunday Sept. 29th at 9:50 am to 10:10 am in the basement choir room. For those children in Sunday school you will be escorted to the choir room and return to the Sunday school room to meet your parents after practice each week.  J.A.M. Choir will sing in worship every 2nd Sunday of the month. We will be singing, moving, using puppets, and playing musical instruments. Join us every Sunday as we make music for our Lord!
Parish Resource Center Events

Church leaders and anyone else who is interested - click below or visit their website at parishresourcecenter.or g to view some of the many upcoming events through the Parish Resource Center in Lancaster - an organization that provides many class and study materials in addition to programs that serve to build up leaders and the church's witness. Take a look and see what may interest you or benefit us all!
Anyone interested in attending the below workshops at PRC and want to car pool
see Diane Gibble.
Godly Play Basics 2.0 (Oct. 8 7-8:30)
Explore Christian Response To Immigration (Oct. 15 7-8:30)
Children and Music Awesome Worship (Nov. 11 7-8:30)
What’s new at Online Giving?
5K Run – Brethren Disaster Relief Auction

Go to our church website at: and click on the Online Giving Link or go directly to the Online Giving website at: . 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     
(More information will be provided for these events)

Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019 - Congregational Forum following Worship

Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 - Camp Eder Fallfest, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Wednesday, Oct 23, 2019 - Trick or Trunk, 5:30 PM
Yard Sale Message:
We know you just can't wait for the next yard sale.  Not only do you get to clean the junk from your garage, attic or closets, but you get to have some fun too! Either by volunteering or just treasure shopping. Although, we love all the items that are donated, PLEASE keep in mind that we are NOT ACCEPTING DONATIONS UNTIL APRIL 2020.
Lost and Found......
If anyone could help us locate two tablecloths from the lounge it would be greatly appreciated. Please contact the church office. One was burgundy and other one was green or tan. Thank you!
" Notes from the Console ," Article 8, By Mike Frock
"What are all those little numbers?" Part 2 - Other Annotations
In the last article we learned what the numbers represent as well as the letter abbreviations of D, CM, SM, LM, CMD, SMD, and LMD. However, if you have perused the Metrical Index, you will see a couple of other annotations, namely "extended," "with refrains(s)," and "with allelulia(s)." Some of these are a little bit more self-explanatory, but for the sake of thoroughness, let's look at these as well. If we look at #366 "God of grace and God of glory," we see "87.87.87 extended." "Extended" means that there is a phrase, almost always, but not requisitely, at the end of the verse, that is repeated. So in this hymn the phrase "for the facing of this hour" is repeated at the end of the first verse. The first repetition of the repeated phrase is included in the poetic meter, but the second repetition of the repeated phrase is not included in the poetic meter (it is in addition to the stated poetic meter). Sometimes "with repeat" is used in place of "extended," as in The Celebration Hymnal, The United Methodist Hymnal, and the Lutheran Book of Worship hymnal.

"With refrain(s)" means that in addition to the normal poetic meter, there is a refrain added, usually at the end as in #197 "Angels We have heard on high." So #197 is listed as "77.77 with refrain," the refrain being the "Gloria in excelsis Deo" section at the end sung after every verse. However, sometimes refrains are also found at the beginning as in #321 "Lift high the cross." In at least one instance, #277 "I know that my Redeemer lives," there is an interjection of "glory, hallelujah" after each phrase. So this piece, as far as the poetic meter/Metrical Index is concerned, is considered to have four refrains within the piece, but again, those refrains are not included in the normal poetic meter. 

Similarly, "with alleluia(s)" means that in addition to the normal poetic meter, there are "Alleluias" added. Again these usually appear at the end of the hymn, as in #475 "Become to us the living bread," but also appear at the beginning as in #263 "The strife is o'er," and within the hymn such as #280 "Christ the Lord is risen today." And of course a hymn may have any combination of the numbers, letter abbreviations, and annotations which we have discussed so far. Hymn #14 "Come, we that love the Lord," is listed as "SM extended with refrain." The "SM" refers to the Short Meter 66.86 poetic meter, "extended" refers to the fact that both the phrases "join in a song with sweet accord" and "and thus surround the throne" are repeated in the first verse, and "refrain" refers to the "We're marching to Zion" section. Between this and the last article, we have now covered everything in the Metrical Index except the last portion listed as "Irregular." This section can get a little dicey, so it will be a separate article, and I will try my best to guide you through this part.  
Scripture Lesson:    Luke 14:27-35
Message:    “Costly Building, Total Commitment”
Worship Attendance: 105
Pastor Joel Gibbel 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 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”