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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 26, 2019

SCRIPTURE LESSON:
Acts 11:1-18

    THEME / MESSAGE:
"The Same Gift"

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
June 2, 2019 - Next Sunday in Worship , we will recognize the many Teachers in our church who serve us, and we will also take Bread and Cup Communion together.

June 2, 2019 - The Fellowship & Hospitality Team invite you to a Game Night/Afternoon on Sunday, June 2nd from 3:00 - 5:30 PM in the Gym and Lawn Area. Bring a snack and game to share! The F&H Team will provide drinks. Questions? See Tim Beckwith. 
MOVIN & GROOVIN YARD SALE - be part of HELPING
HANDS on WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5 at 6:00 PM . Help move yard sale items from garage to fellowship hall.  Many hands are needed to accomplish this Ninja Warrior feat. The more hands we have, the quicker it gets done. 
PLEASE COME OUT AND HELP WEDNESDAY EVENING!

YARD SALE SATURDAY, JUNE 8  - COME OUT FOR THE GREAT BARGAINS plus FOOD!  We are still in need of donated items, so bring them into the garage area. If you are unable to deliver your BOXED items, please contact Kathy Kovacs. 
WE WILL NOT ACCEPT ANY ITEMS AFTER JUNE 1  except for LARGE items (furniture, etc.)  Volunteers are STILL needed to help make this a success. We need donated baked goods, and other food items  Sign up sheets will be posted in different areas of the church, 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!
June 8, 2019 - Brethren Disaster Relief Annual Kick-Off Dinner , Saturday, June 8th, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm at Yoder's Restaurant, 14 Tower Rd, New Holland, PA 17557. Come join us for a family style, all-you-can-eat dinner, followed by LeFevre Quartet. 
Click on the link for additional information about this event. 
If you need a ride to this event, contact Dan Snook, 717-846-1293.
June 10-11, 2019 - 71st ANNUAL WOMEN'S CAMP RETREAT, "Lord Speak to Me", , 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 has been extended until May 31, 2019.
JUNE 13, 2019 - OWLS NEWS - On Thursday, June 13th, Kerry White, Musician and Story Teller is returning for another fun-filled program of songs from our past. He was so well received last year that we asked him for a return engagement. We’re not sure what his topic will be, but you can be sure it will be different from last year. Join the OWLS in the Homebuilder’s Classroom 154 at noon for lunch or 12:30 for the program. Bring your bag lunch, and a friend. Drinks & dessert will be provided. Please sign up on the signup sheet in the narthex by Sunday June 9 so we know how many to prepare for.
Upcoming Events:
July 11 – Patriotic DVD
August 8 – Annual Indoor Picnic
September 12 – Visit the clinic at our former church at King & Belvidere in York
October 10 – Eleanor Issacson “Little Girl Survives the Holocaust”
November 14 – TBA
December 12 – Christmas Tea
Baby Bottle Boomerang
   > Pick up bottle in the Gathering Area.
  > Fill with change.
  > Return to the Church Office
Donations will be collected from Mother's Day to Father's Day.
Funds are used to help young families at Human Life Services.
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     
 
 1 Lauren Poland
 2 Ryan Sauder
     Brian LeGrand
 3 Dorothy Lehman
 5 Jeffrey Gipe
 7 Tanya Dehoff
     Suzanne Gray
     Jonathan Soyke
 8 Micah Gibbel
10 Becky Wenger
11 Michael Kovacs
If your birthday is in  JUNE and it is not on the below list or is listed incorrectly, please call the church office.

12 Shannon (McCracken) Kendig
     Michelle Yingling
     Deb Martin
13 Trey Bradfieldt
16 Nancy Gipe
19 Helen Lehman-Fay
20 Justin Stehr
21 Dale Campbell
22 Nancy Snyder
     Benjamin Thomas Miller
28 Roy Rollman
29 Marie Bachman
30 Arden Kile
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  

NEW WINDSOR WORK DAY - June 12, 2019
On Wednesday June 12, we are scheduled to pack Hygiene Kits in New Windsor MD. John Anderson will drive us in a church vehicle, leaving the parking lot at 7:15 a.m. Lunch will be provided and we will return by 5:00 p.m. We hope you can go along. Please sign the list in the narthex. Why do we do this?? One example of the need is 13,980 Hygiene Kits that were sent to communities affected by Hurricane Michael, in the U.S. Our work on June 12 will provide kits for the next disaster response. Questions - call Helen Stoner (717-624-3398)

CAMP EDER SENIOR DAY - June 12th - Meet our summer staff, enjoy a great meal and awesome program!

SOUP KITCHEN - June 14, 2019 -  Sign up in the narthex to make a casserole or to work at the Soup Kitchen on Friday, June 14, 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.
VBS Planning
Meeting

Wednesday
May 29th
7:00 pm

Please plan to come if you will be helping with VBS. We will discuss the theme, share expectations, provide time for questions, and discuss next steps.
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:   Psalm 67
Message: “Sing for Joy”
Worship Attendance: 100
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”