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September 22, 2019

John 14:27-28
Romans 12:17-18

  “Living as Peacemakers”

Faith Markers - Sunday September 29 The Education Team will present "faith markers" (Bibles and/or books) to numerous children and youth within our church during the worship hour on September 29th. Please plan to be there and show your support, greeting our children and praying a special blessing on them as they continue to grow among us.
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 AC 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
Upcoming Events
Membership Class - Starting October 6th
Starting in a few short weeks, Pastor Joel will be teaching an "Inquirer's Class" for prospective church members and other interested learners. The class will meet each Sunday at 9:00 AM for approximately 2 months, and cover topics including introduction to the Bible, Church history, Brethren beginnings, and an in-depth survey of core beliefs and practices of the Church of the Brethren today.

What makes the Brethren unique or distinct among other Christians? What are our deepest commitments and core values? Theses questions and more will be covered. This course will prepare persons to enter church membership, but such a commitment is not necessary to be part of the class. Any who are already members may attend as well.

All adults are welcome to attend, but please contact Pastor Joel in advance, so that he can have materials and study guides prepared in advance. Thank you, and we look forward to a wonderful time together!
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). 
Soup Kitchen - October 11, 2019 (Friday) Sign up in the narthex to make a casserole or to work at the Soup Kitchen on Friday, October 11, 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. 
Congregational Forum following Worship - Oct. 13, 2019 (Sunday) - Plan to attend this semi-annual meeting following the worship hour. In addition to affirming leaders for the coming year and receiving reports from ministry teams, an important item of business will be the building project(s) as presented by the Master Planning Team. All members should plan to attend.
Camp Eder Fallfest & Live Auction - Oct. 19, 2019 (Saturday) - 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM - Live Auction with Larry Schwartz, pit roasted pork & turkey meal - Adults $12. Kids (12 + under) $ 8., 4 + under free, silent auction, apple butter, Strawberry Hill Nature Center, vendors, Eder's Fallfest Fries & Sandwiches, kid's games & prizes, candy treasure hunt & bounce house, food court & bake sale, live music with Werner Family Bluegrass Band, face painting by Elizabeth, Michael Peluso glass demo, bee keeping demo, fiber arts demo, and more.
Trick or Trunk, Oct. 23, 2019 (Wednesday ) - 5:30 PM, Come join us for this annual community event! Volunteers are needed to decorate trunks and distribute candy/trinkets to the children, assist with light snacks in Fellowship Hall, direct cars and participants in the parking lot, and assist with cleanup. Signup sheets are available in the narthex.
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!!!!!
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.
Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019 - "Life Chain" 2:30 pm - 3:30pm will be held across from Home Depot alone E. Market Street. Come stand/sit/pray for the safety of the unborn. If you have any questions, please contact Dan Snook.
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 9, By Mike Frock
"What are all those little numbers?" Part 3-The Irregular Section

In every Metrical Index, there is a section at the end called "Irregular." This is sort of a catch-all section which can mean a couple of different things depending on the hymnal. In some hymnals, if there is only one hymn with a given meter, they are all lumped together in the Irregular section, instead of listing them all separately. However, this is a pretty rare use of the Irregular section, and is not the case in the Brethren hymnal (there are plenty of poetic meters listed in the Brethren Metrical Index with only one conforming tune). More often the Irregular section includes hymns which, while a person may be able to assign numbers of syllables to particular phrases, there is generally no pattern and therefore cannot be considered a "poetic meter," such as #112 "O Lord, our Lord, how majestic." You can also use the Irregular section to find hymns with different structures and textures such as Call-And-Response (#268 "See the splendor of the morning"), Canon or Round (#324 "Seek ye first the kingdom of God"), Liturgical Chant (#231 "Oh, blessed are the poor in spirit"), part singing with different rhythms (#435 "May the Lord, mighty God"), or something like #298 "Veni Sacte Spiritus" where the congregation sings an ostinato part under a melody line. Many of these types of Irregular hymns have only one verse (e.g. #427 "You shall go out with joy").

However, the majority of the tunes in the Irregular section are ones where there is not an equal number of syllables when comparing the same phrase in two different verses. For instance, if one counts the syllables in each phrase of #212 "O come, all ye faithful," verse one is 12.10.11 with refrain, verse two is 11.10.12 with refrain, verse three is 11.10.11 with refrain, and verse four 11.9.11 with refrain. Because there is not a consistent poetic meter between verses, the hymn is therefore listed as "Irregular." A good indication of Irregular Meter is when you see those dashed ties (or slurs) in the music, which indicate that the syllabic placement is going to be different between verses. Not every hymn that is Irregular will have the dashed ties/slurs, but if the dashed ties/slurs are there, it is more than likely Irregular. Just to round things out there is a section called "Irregular with refrain," such as #199 "The first Noel, the angel did say." Sometimes in older hymnals such as the black 1901 Brethren Hymnal, "PM" or "Peculiar Meter" or "Particular Meter" is used in place of "Irregular." However, in the Lutheran Book of Worship hymnal, there is a separate Irregular section and a separate Peculiar Meter section. In this case, the Irregular section refers to the hymns where there is not a set number of syllables per phrase between verses, and the Peculiar section lists hymns which do not follow standard poetic meters. For instance the meter for one hymn in the Peculiar section titled "Christians, to the Paschal Victim" (tune: VICTIMAE PASCHALI) is listed as Now, kudos to whomever figured that out, but again, in no way could this string of phrases with random numbers of syllables ever be considered a standard poetic meter. 
Scripture Lesson:  Jeremiah 4:22-28, 1 Timothy 1:12-17
Message:    “Judgment and Mercy”
Worship Attendance: 98
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”