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10:30 AM - Worship, Sanctuary

November 17, 2019

   Isaiah 65:17-25
     “Rejoice Forever” 
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
DECORATE THE NARTHEX AND SANCTUARY - November 30 (Saturday) 9:00 AM to noon - Volunteers are needed to help decorate the narthex and sanctuary for the Advent and Christmas seasons. Come and lend a hand!
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list of Holiday Happenings
A Celebration of the Birth of Jesus,
Friday - Dec. 6th and Saturday - Dec. 7th , Daily 5 PM to 8 PM

Christmas Lights & Music Horse Carriage Rides Friday Night Hayrides Saturday Night Tree Decorating Contest Delicious Turkey Dinner & Soup (per donation)
Luminary Garden (honoring our loved ones) Decorated Trees Warm Drinks and Lots of Cookies (free) Bake Sale Kid's Activities Cozy Fires
"And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son." John 1:5-11

Come join us for an evening of family festive fun! The woods will be illuminated with lots and lots of Christmas lights, warm Fires, hot cocoa and children activities will be happening each night. This is a beautiful festival you most certainly will not want to miss!
Click on tab for the Sponsorship Form for this event.
This form is also on the bulletin board.
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     
Nursery Caregivers Needed!
In the recent weeks we have experienced a boom of young ones in the nursery during both Sunday School and Worship. This is so exciting! But to care for these little ones, we need more help. There are between 16-20 volunteer slots to fill each month. How can you help out?  
        * A love for children 
        * A desire to support and encourage parents of young children 
        * An interest in seeing our congregation grow 
         * Background checks are required.  
Please contact Michele Gibbel ( ) to be added to the rotation or with any questions. 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!
COOKIE BAKERS NEEDED - The Carlisle Truck Stop Ministry
REMINDER - Homemade Cookies Needed
Bring your homemade cookies to the lounge on Sunday morning, December 1, and place on the table. Thank you for sharing the love of Christ with others.
A WISH LIST for Heather Gibson and her 5 children that have been displaced due to a failed electrical inspection where they were told to leave quickly and was only able to take a few things from the house. These are the children that come to church with
Diane Gibble.  If you have any of the small items new or used you can give them to Diane. Thank you so much for helping and showing God's love. Pray they will find affordable housing. Please click on the tab for what they will need once they get housing.
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!
Dear YFCoB Family and Friends,
Spencer and I wish to ask God's blessing on our congregation, because we have been so very blessed by your prayers, cards, and love. I awake each morning feeling the love of God in my mind, body, and soul. It is truly amazing how strong and healthy I am feeling. Last Saturday, we had a huge party for 60 of our Artistic Children's Theatre members. It was a covered dish, so we only needed to provide the paper ware, drinks, and fun Frozen decorations. Spencer was concerned I'd get sick with all the germs. However, no sickness for me!
With Love, Spencer and Chris Ginder

P. 13 - Jess & Amie Dietrich's new address: 11 Sigsbee Ave., York, PA 17404
Phone number remains the same.  
"Notes from the Console," Article 17, By Mike Frock

"What are all those little numbers?" Part 7-Technical Considerations

DISCLAIMER: Very boring technical jargon coming up. In the first three articles about the Metrical Index, I explained everything that is in the Brethren Metrical Index, but if you look at some other hymnals, you may see some other notations like “76.76D Iambic” and “76.76D Trochaic.” Now you’re saying, “If it’s not in the Brethren hymnal, why do I care?” Precisely because the Brethren hymnal does not make these distinctions is why one must have a general understanding of the differences. In poetry, “meter” is broken into groups of two or three syllables called “feet.” There are five different types of feet—two types which have two syllables (Iambic and Trochaic), and three types which have three syllables (Dactylic, Anapestic, and Amphibrachic). Within each foot, some syllables are stressed, and some are unstressed. (The words “long” and “short” are used interchangeably with “stressed” and “unstressed,” respectively. The use of long/short probably derived from the ancient Greek practice where stressed syllables were given longer tones in music and unstressed syllables were given shorter tones. However, today there is no association between stressed/unstressed syllables and duration, and so I prefer to use stressed/unstressed to avoid confusion.)

An Iambic foot is an unstressed syllable and then a stressed syllable; Trochaic is stressed then unstressed; Dactylic is stressed, unstressed, unstressed; Anapestic is unstressed, unstressed, stressed; and Amphibrachic is unstressed, stressed, unstressed. “What does all this mean?” It means that if you interchange a Dactylic hymn and an Amphibrachic hymn, the em-PHA-sis will be on the wrong syl-LA-ble. So, if you interchange two hymns with the same poetic meter, and they sound a bit wonky, this might be a possible reason. In conclusion, I don’t expect anyone to remember any of these specific types of poetic feet, just know that different stress patterns exist, and keep that in the back of your mind when you try to interchange hymns. 
Scripture Lesson:   Luke 20:27-38
Message:   “Children of the Resurrection”    
Worship Attendance: 100
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”