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Weekly News:
SUNDAY SCHEDULE

9:00 AM - Sunday School Classes for all ages - click here for more information

10:30 AM - Worship, Sanctuary
THIS SUNDAY IN WORSHIP 
May 5, 2019

SCRIPTURE LESSON:
Acts 9:1-20

    THEME / MESSAGE:
“Who Are You, Lord?”

The following resources are available on the table in the Gathering Area:

  • This week's e-news and the May calendar, which can also be viewed here
  • May Church of the Brethren Newsline Digest
  • 2019 Church Directory
Click for Calendar of Events, Friends to Remember in Prayer, & Sunday School
Upcoming Events
MUSIC APPRECIATION SUNDAY will be held on Sunday, May 19, 2019. Please join us in honoring the music program here at First Church. Come, enjoy the music, and help us acknowledge the efforts of the musicians and others who give so faithfully of their time and talents to the worship experience throughout the year.

BAKE SALE MAY 19th (after worship in the Gathering Area).  We are in need of some baked items for this date. Proceeds benefit our yard sale profits. Plan to donate and purchase some goodies for that sweet tooth on May 19, and see Kathy Kovacs for details..

MEMORIAL DAY FAMILY CAMP AT CAMP EDER - May 24-26, Fabulous Activities, Great Food, Swim, Canoe, and time to UNPLUG! Don't Forget the S'mores! Also "Cultivate" Work Day, Sat., May 25th. See Information on bulletin board or contact Kathy Kovacs.
YARD SALE COMING SATURDAY, JUNE 8 - SO SAVE THIS DATE AND PLAN TO COME OUT FOR THE GREAT BARGAINS plus FOOD!    Volunteers are needed to help make this a success. We need donated baked goods, and other food items which will be listed in the Gathering Area.
Monetary donations welcome.  Sign up sheets will be posted in the Gathering Area, so sign up where you can help or donate.  NEW THIS YEAR - THE BREAKFAST "WAFFLEWICH" (egg & cheese on waffle) for $3.00.   Lunch will be available with Beef vegetable soup and Chicken Corn soup (sorry no soup carry outs) hot dogs, hamburgers in sauce, and ham or turkey pretzel sandwiches. So plan June 8 for a fun day with your family. ALWAYS SOMETHING FOR SOMEBODY! See Kathy Kovacs if you have questions.
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     
Thank you to everyone who made the Easter Egg Hunt a “hopping”success! The food was good, the Resurrection Story held the children’s attention and the weather was great. A fun time for all! - The Witness Team
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!!!!!
Save the Date  

71st ANNUAL WOMEN'S CAMP RETREAT , "Lord Speak to Me", June 10 & 11, 2019, Held at Camp Eder, 914 Mt. Hope Rd, Fairfield, PA, Sponsored by: Southern PA District COB. See information and registration forms on the bulletin board. 
Registration deadline is Wed., May 15, 2019.

NEW WINDSOR WORK DAY - JUNE 12th is the next Windsor Work Day - Mark your calendars.
V acation B ible S chool
Sunday - Thursday
June 23 - June 27
6:00-8:00 PM
Ages 4-5th grade


Do you like to have fun?
Do you like to spend time with kids?
Do you want to help spread the love of Jesus?

If you answered “Yes” to these 3 questions, then please consider being a Group Leader for Vacation Bible School . Group Leaders move with small groups of children from station to station, helping to keep kids engaged, involved, and safe. Please contact Michele Gibbel (717) 318-5442 mgibbel@yahoo.com   or Diane Gibble dmgibble1001@gmail.com if you would like to help out either as a Group Leader or in another VBS role. Thanks!        
LAST SUNDAY IN WORSHIP
Scripture Lesson:  1 Corinthians 10:13  
Message: “Led by Jesus, Not by Temptations”
Worship Attendance: 91
CONTACTING THE PASTOR
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”