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September 8, 2019

 Luke 14:27-35

  “Costly Building,
Total Commitment”
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 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
Brethren Disaster Relief Auction will be held Fri., Sept. 27 &
Sat., Sept. 28 at Lebanon Valley Expo Center. Books now available in lobby. Runners for 5-K Run can pick up papers to register. Turn in as soon as possible. Registration is FREE, if turned in at our Church.
AND***Again this year a Donor will MATCH UP TO $ 4,000.00 for the Run. All money raised will go to Disaster Relief.
Cash should be put in envelopes and marked for 5-K Run. Checks made out to York FCOB and on memo line PLEASE put 5-K Run so it goes there and you will also get credit for tax purposes. Thank You!

There is a box in the Lobby for which we are collecting NEW TOYS for the Children's Auction. GAMES, BOOKS, PUZZLES, TOYS, ETC. will be Appreciated. Thanks!
Upcoming Events
PEACE DAY - September 22, 2019 (Sunday)
The Spiritual Enrichment Team invites everyone to a special service and meal to mark International Peace Day this year. We will host Pastor Belita Mitchell as our preacher during worship and speaker for a program following the lunch hour. Mark your calendars for this important time of witness and prayer for peace in our world. Please sign up on the sheet in the Gathering Area so that we can plan adequately for the meal. A main course will be provided, and attendees are asked to bring a side/salad or dessert to share.
OWLS VISIT to KING & BELVIDERE, September 26, 2019 (Thursday)
Everyone is invited to join the OWLS to visit our former 1st Church facility at King and Belvidere streets on Thursday September 26 , to learn about the clinic now operating there in the former church school area of the building. We will meet at our current church location at 11:00am with those who wish to car-pool to the Central Diner located on North George street for 11:30am lunch. (Or meet us at the diner.) We are scheduled to meet at the Clinic at King & Belvidere at 1:00pm. Park at the back of the church and enter by the back door.  Please sign up on the sheet in the narthex by Sunday September 22 and indicate if you are joining us to car-pool (11:00), at the diner (11:30), or at the clinic (1:00). We are looking forward to learning more about how our former facility is being used to serve the community around it.
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!
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!!!!!

2    Sarah Dietrich
4    Lisa Striebig
4    Daniel Beuschlein
4   Alexander Baldwin
5    Ed Martin
5    Judy Richcreek
6    Leonard Stoner
6   Diane Colvin
7    Evan Brickner
8    Joann Klinedinst
10  Ruby Minnich      
If your birthday is in  SEPTEMBER and it is not on the below list or is listed incorrectly, please call the church office.  

11    Linda Horner
11    James Knaub
12    Bonnie Wetzel
13    Steve Jones
14    Michele Gibbel
15    Peg Crist
16    Bernetta Kile
17    Dave Jacobs
23    Arlene Martin
25    Hannah Taylor
26    Bob Drawbaugh
Save the Date     
(More information will be provided for these events)

Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019 - Love Feast following Worship

Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019 - Work Day at New Windsor

Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019 - Congregational Forum following Worship

Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 - Camp Eder Fallfest, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Wednesday, Oct 23, 2019 - Trick or Trunk, 5:30 PM
"Notes from the Console," Article 7, By Mike Frock
  "What are all those little numbers?" Part 1-Introduction to the Basics

The next several articles will be devoted to addressing a question from Peggy Metzger who wants to know about the little numbers and letters that appear in the hymnal below the hymn name and after the tune name. So, if we look at #120 in the Brethren hymnal, we see "Holy, holy, holy!" (the hymn name), NICEA (the tune name), and "11 12.12 10". Very simply, those four numbers are the number of syllables in each phrase of text, i.e. the poetic meter of the text. The first phrase has 11 syllables, the second phrase has 12 syllables, the third phrase has 12 syllables, and the fourth phrase has 10 syllables. So the poetic meter of "Holy, holy, holy!" is 11 12.12 10, not to be confused with the musical meter, or time signature, of 4/4. These poetic meters are then collated in the Metrical Index, usually found in the back of a hymnal (page 893 in the Brethren hymnal). Not all hymnals list meters and/or have a Metrical Index, but I would say that it is more common to be included than excluded. Sometimes the Metrical Index is included as a supplement or part of a supplement. Most, if not all, of the hymnals issued by specific denominations include a Metrical Index. The hymnals where a Metrical Index is not included are generally either hymnals not associated with a specific denomination (i.e. someone quickly threw together a hymnal just to sell and did not put the time into compiling a Metrical Index), or hymnals that are mostly contemporary music (since a lot of contemporary music does not easily follow set poetic patterns).

If we look at #71 "Joyful, joyful, we adore thee," we see "87.87D". The designation "D" is an abbreviation for "Double" or "Doubled," and so 87.87D is simply shorthand for  If we look at #143 "Amazing grace!," we see "CM." Some meters are used so frequently that those meters are given specific names. CM stands for Common Meter, and is shorthand for 86.86, SM stands for Short Meter (or rarely Simple Meter) and is shorthand for 66.86, LM stands for Long Meter and is shorthand for 88.88, CMD is Common Meter Doubled (, SMD is Short Meter Doubled ( and LMD is Long Meter Doubled (  Common Meter is sometimes rarely called Ballad Meter, as English poets frequently used to use 86.86 when writing ballads. These are the only abbreviations in the current Brethren hymnal, as well as any other current hymnal that I have seen. However, the black 1901 Brethren Hymnal lists HM for Hallelujah Meter (66.66.88), CHM for Common Hallelujah Meter (86.86.88), and CPM for Common Particular (or Peculiar) Meter (88.68.86). There also exists SHM for Short Hallelujah Meter (66.86.88), SPM for Short Particular (or Peculiar) Meter (66.86.68), and LPM for Long Particular (or Peculiar) Meter (88.88.88). While the numerical representations of these meters are still listed in the modern hymnals, these six shorthand notations of HM, CHM, SHM, CPM, SPM, and LPM have fallen into disuse. Tune in next week for Lesson 2 on the Metrical Index, but for the time being you can test your understanding of the above on Sunday when you inspect the poetic meters listed for the three service hymns: #8 "Brethren, we have met to worship," #119 "Praise God from whom," and #437 "Count well the cost." 
Scripture Lesson:  Proverbs 25:6-14
   Luke 14:1,7-14 
Message:      “A Humble Place”
Worship Attendance: 66
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”