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

10:30 AM - Worship, Sanctuary

July 7, 2019

Romans 12:1-2,9-21

  “Proclaiming Christ as Lord”
Tim Harvey (via video from
the Church of the Brethren
Annual Conference)
The following resources are available on the table in the Gathering Area:

  • This week's e-news and the July calendar, which can also be viewed here
Click for Calendar of Events, Friends to Remember in Prayer, & Sunday School
Upcoming Events

YOUTH WORKCAMP - July 29-August 4, 2019 - Four youth and three adult advisors from our congregation will be participating in a Church of the Brethren Workcamp in Portland Oregon several weeks from now. Please be sure to pray for them and all who will be serving.
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     
Thank You! Thank You! Thank You! to all those who helped make VBS 2019 a success! We had a great time and could not have done it without all the support from so many of you. The kids had a blast and the adults did too. You all helped us to go “beyond what we could ask or imagine.”   

Our offering project this year helped support the work of Brethren Volunteer Service. The kids loved watching the fuel tank to our rocket ship fill up as the week progressed. If you would like to help us “Go Beyond…” to help support BVS, please make your financial contributions by July 7 th .  Checks should be made out to York First with “BVS” on the memo line. 

To help close the books on VBS 2019, if you are holding receipts (either to be reimbursed or not) please submit them to Sheryl Leaman by July 7 th . As well, if you would still like to make a financial contribution to support VBS, please also make those contributions by July 7 th .

VBS takes a lot of time, work, money, energy, and ….. But it is SO worth it! Thank you again for doing your part to help support the children of our church, the CDC, and our community.  
“Glory to God who is able to do far beyond all that we could ask or imagine by his power at work within us.”
Ephesians 2:30 
1    Kathy Kovacs
2    Doug Martin
3    Jeanette Brickner
7    Dave Bradfield II
11   Jay Crist
13   Robert Sharp II
15   Bill Bernhardt        
If your birthday is in  JULY and it is not on the below list or is listed incorrectly, please call the church office. 

17    Deb Klinedinst
18    Betty Lynn Bernhardt
22    Sheryl Leaman
25    Erin Ferro
26    Beth Brickner
30    Sally Bingaman
31    Jill Wueschinski
31 Bethany Taylor
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Vacationing this summer? 
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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    

TRIP TO GERMANTOWN - August 17, 2019 (Saturday). The Spiritual Enrichment Team is planning a trip to Germantown (Philadelphia) lead by Pastor Bob Krouse. We will be visiting the first Church of the Brethren in America as well as its first baptismal site in the nearby Wissahickon Creek. More details as we firm things up, but the basics are that we hope to travel in the church vans leaving early, and arriving home by 8 pm at the latest---possibly much earlier. It will be a day of learning, fun, and fellowship. Please plan to join us!

SPECIAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING - September 8, 2019 (Sunday). The Master Planning Team invites the whole church to attend a presentation and meeting featuring some proposed facility improvements. Lunch will be provided following worship, and the meeting will follow. More information will be forthcoming, but get it on your calendars now and plan to attend!
Click here to view the video that
was shown on Sunday, June 30th
Scripture Lesson:   Galatians 5:1,13-25
Message:   “Free to Bear Fruit”
Worship Attendance: 97
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 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”