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April 21, 2019

   Luke 24:1-12

“Seek the Living”  
The following resources are available on the table in the Gathering Area:

  • This week's e-news and the April calendar, which can also be viewed here
  • April Church of the Brethren Newsline Digest
  • 2019 Church Directory
Click for Calendar of Events, Friends to Remember in Prayer, & Sunday School
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 mgibbel@yahoo.com     
If you are not a regular church attender, please consider using our online giving. Even if you can’t make it on Sunday, you can still support our programs and outreach.
Go to our church website at: www.yorkfirst.org and click on the Online Giving Link or
go directly to the Online Giving website at:  www.acionlinegiving.com/4706 .
You simply complete the information including your name, address, email address, and bank or credit card information. Then choose the fund, date and frequency for your contribution. Choose General Fund for tithes/offerings. 
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!!!!!

I would like to thank everyone for the cards and prayers during my health issues. It was greatly appreciated! ~ Doris Plymire
HEY FOLKS! WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? CHURCH GARAGE IS OPEN AND EMPTY . Kathy and Jeanette are just sitting on their easy chair waiting to price your things for the Annual Yard sale coming June 8. Household Items, garden, jewelry, antiques, clothing, toys, knic knacs, tools, or whatever you have to get rid of, bring it in. We are collecting it ALL (EXCEPT BIG ITEMS). Large items, such as furniture will be collected on Wednesday, June 6. Please NO ELECTRONIC ITEMS. 
Upcoming Events
The Hershey Handbell Ensemble will present a concert on Sat., April 27, 2019 at 7:00 pm in the sanctuary. Everyone is invited. This is one of three concerts the ensemble is presenting during this spring season and the only one in the York area, so we are anticipating a full house. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to hear a first-class handbell ensemble. The concert is free and open to the public. A free-will offering will be collected to help cover expenses.
The Ensemble was formed in 2004 and is based in south-central Pennsylvania. It was formed to fulfill the need for an auditioned community ensemble comprised of persons able to play advanced literature, interested in advancing the art of handbell ringing through education and performance while uniting people through the musical arts. The fifteen- member group under the direction of Dr. Shawn Gingrich performs on seven octaves of Malmark Handbells, Hand-chimes, and other assorted instruments. 
The Ensemble will have their selection of popular CD recordings available for purchase at the concert.

APRIL 28, 2019 ~ "DOUGH 4 DOUGH"   - WE ARE IN NEED OF HOMEMADE BAKED GOODS -  any type (brownies, cookies, turnovers, candy, etc.) - anything finger-lickin' good! Please see Kathy Kovacs if you can provide a baked goodie to generate "seed" money for our yard sale in June. This event will be Sunday after Worship Service in the Narthex on April 28.
We are also planning to sell HAM & TURKEY SUBS at $3.00 each. Early bird gets the worm, so don't snooze on these. First come - first served.

APRIL 30, 2019 ~ 28 th ANNUAL BENEFIT AUCTION FOR CHILDREN'S AID SOCIETY - Preview & Food Service begin at 12:00 pm. Auction begins 5:00 pm. Located at York County 4-H Center, 771 Stoverstown Rd., York, PA. For more information, please call 717-845-5771, or visit www.cassd.org

MAY 10, 2019 ~ SOUP KITCHEN – PLEASE BRING CASSEROLES TO CHURCH BY 8:30 AM ON FRIDAY . Sign up in the narthex to make a casserole or to work at the Soup Kitchen on Friday, May 10, 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.
FOOD PANTRY REQUEST - Our Food Pantry budget is running a little low. We are providing food to more people since the beginning of the year and find we could use donations. Monetary donations will meet our needs best now. You can donate by using the envelope in the pew rack and placing it in the offering plate. Thank you from York First Church Food Pantry team.

 2 Emily Vuono
 3 John Minnich
 8 Eric Jones
12 Jussett Grier
13 Dale Paules
     Carole Bradfield
     Ruthanna Bowser
14 Jean Carson
15 Barbara Jo Brown
16 Paige Striebig

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

        18 Jean Lauver
              Amie Dietrich
         21 Stephen Carey
         23 Darrell Howe
         26 Doris Markel
               Rick Boogher
         27 Brenda Harlacher
         28 Marlet Naill
               Shea Martin
         30 Ron Rutland
Save the Date  
CHILD DEVELOPMENT CENTER 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION – Wednesday, May 8th at 5:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall, we will host a dinner and celebration for the Child Development Center marking 50 years in operation! If you plan to attend, please place your name(s) on the sign-up sheet in the Gathering Area or RSVP via email to secretary@yorkfirst.org. CDC staff and families will attend, and all church members are invited as well! Following the meal, there will be outdoor fun and games for children and an indoor program for adults. Come and celebrate 50 years of serving the children of our community!
Save the Date & Spread the Word
June 23-27, 2019
   Sunday-Thursday Evenings
Ages 4 - 5th grade
More info to come in the months ahead.
Scripture Lesson: Luke 19:28-44
Message: “Peace in Heaven”
Worship Attendance: 79
Love Feast: 57
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 pastor@yorkfirst.org. 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”