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October 27, 2019

Luke 18:15-17

“Let the Children Come”
The following resources are available on the table in the Gathering Area:

  • This week's e-news and the November calendar, which can also be viewed here
  • November Church of the Brethren Newsline Digest
Click for Calendar of Events, Friends to Remember in Prayer, & Sunday School
Upcoming Events
SOUP KITCHEN - Nov. 8, 2019 (Friday)Sign up in the narthex to make a casserole or to work at the Soup Kitchen on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019 (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. 
SENIOR DAY AT CAMP EDER - Nov. 13, 2019 (Wednesday) - Meet our summer staff, enjoy a great meal and awesome program! 9:30 Meet and greet with continental breakfast, 10:00 Morning Program, 12:00 Delicious Lunch, 1:00 Afternoon program.
OWLS NOVEMBER EVENT - Nov. 14, 2019 (Thursday) - At noon in the Homebuilders Classroom 154 – That’s the time and place to gather, to see the interesting wall hanging made by Marie Bachman and hear the story of its creation. If you missed Marie’s presentation at NOAC this summer or want to learn more, this is your opportunity to do so. Join us on November 14. Bring your bag lunch and join us for lunch at noon. (Drinks and a dessert will be provided). Or join us at 12:30 for the presentation. Please sign up on the sheet in the narthex by November 10 so we know how many to prepare for.
Coming events – The Annual Christmas tea – December 12
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
Children ages 4 to 6th grade J.A.M. (Jesus And Me) Choir is practicing Sundays from 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 is scheduled to 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!
Friends of Cross Keys Village - The Brethren Home Community
CHANGE FOR A DAY - is due Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019 - Please place your donation in the container in the church narthex that is marked "Change for a Day".
Thank you, Keyperson, Anna Miller
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 workshop at PRC and want to car pool
see Diane Gibble:
Children and Music Awesome Worship (Nov. 11- 7-8:30)
If you wish to begin contributing to the church using online giving, please visit our 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 if necessary, and thank you for your support!
Thank you to the ladies of the prayer shawl ministry for knitting 35 hats and 12 scarves for the children in transition at Bell Socialization.
If anyone is need of a shawl or would like to join this outreach group, please contact Barbara Wueschinski.  717-792-9860

I would like to thank everyone for the cards, kind words, concerns, thoughts, and prayers during my step-mom's passing. I really appreciated it. ~ Barry Stehr
3 Barb Wueschinski
4 Dolly Furst
8 Jill McCracken
8 Jan Vuono
8 Brad Striebig
10 Dianne Hollinger
10 Jess Dietrich
15 Greg Klinedinst
18 Dolores Mann
19 Tanner Martin
20 Carlyn Hoke

If your birthday is in  NOVEMBER and it is not on the below list or is listed incorrectly, please call the church office.

20 Bob Fitzkee
20 John Copenheaver
21 Elizabeth Eisenhart
21 Dan Snook
22 Charles Innerst
22 Bernadette Snook
24 Pat Paules
25  Laura (Thomas) Lash 
27  Michelle Sauder
29  Tammy Stehr
29 Luke Baldwin
"Notes from the Console," Article 14, By Mike Frock

"What are all those little numbers?" Part 4-Basic Use

The first three articles should have given you a basic understanding of most of the notations in the Brethren Metrical Index, but if you weren't previously familiar with the Index, you're probably asking what is its purpose? Why did someone go through all that trouble to figure out the poetic meter of every hymn in the hymnal? Well, here's the cool part. The most common use of the Metrical Index is that it allows you to mix-and-match tunes and texts. If two hymns have the same poetic meter, you can technically interchange their tunes and texts. So, for instance, #143 "Amazing grace!" and #110 "Oh, for a thousand tongues to sing" are both listed as CM (Common Meter 86.86). First, say to yourself the lyrics of the first verse of "Amazing grace." Really, go ahead and do it. I’ll wait. Then hum to yourself the tune of "Oh, for a thousand tongues to sing." Finally, sing the lyrics of "Amazing grace" to the tune of "Oh, for a thousand tongues to sing." Pretty neat trick, huh? The opposite works too. You can sing the lyrics of "Oh, for a thousand tongues to sing" to the tune of "Amazing grace." And you can do this nifty little switcheroo with any two hymns that fall under the same poetic meter (in this example, CM).
Scripture Lesson:    Luke 18:1-8, 2 Timothy 3:12-17
Message:       “Persistent Inspiration”
Worship Attendance: 94
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”