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
July 21, 2019

SCRIPTURE LESSON:
Psalm 52:1-9

    MESSAGE:  
"Why Do You Boast?"
The following resources are available on the table in the Gathering Area:

  • This week's e-news and the July calendar, which can also be viewed here
  • July/August Church of the Brethren Newsline Digest 
Click for Calendar of Events, Friends to Remember in Prayer, & Sunday School
Upcoming Events

YOUTH WORKCAMP - July 29-August 4, 2019 - Four youth and three adult advisors from our congregation will be participating in a Church of the Brethren Workcamp in Portland Oregon several weeks from now. Youth attending are Ashley Dehoff, Emma Stoolmaker, Sara Stoolmaker, and Anna Stoolmaker . Advisors are Stephanie Stoolmaker and Sarah and Patrick Hamill . Please be sure to pray for them and all who will be serving. If you wish to write notes of encouragement for the youth , please get them to Stephanie by next Sunday, and she will find ways to get them to the youth during the trip. We will have a special time of commissioning and sending for these participants during worship on Sunday, July 28.

SOUP KITCHEN - August 9, 2019 Sign up in the narthex to make a casserole or to work at the Soup Kitchen on Friday, August 9, 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.
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     
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Vacationing this summer? 
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Go to our church website at: www.yorkfirst.org and
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call Donor Support at:  800-348-2886 – Option 2 – Online Giving
Questions? Contact Sheryl Leaman - Thank you for your support!!!!!
Brad Nicholas has a piano that he would like to give away for free.
If anyone is interested, please contact Brad Nicholas at (717) 624-7162.
Witness Team will be collecting School Supplies again this year.  Place your items in the bin marked school supplies just outside of the sanctuary from now until Aug 18. We will deliver the much-needed supplies to Bell Socialization. The shelter houses people for 30 days so they see a lot of families come and go within the year. For this reason, we will keep a school supplies bin there throughout the school year for donations. 
Thank you for your donations!  
Back Packs (new item for this year)
Pencils and Erasers
Composition Books
Individual tissues packs
Crayons
Colored Pencils
Glue Sticks
Dry Erase Markers with Erasers
Pencil Boxes
Note Books
Markers
Save the Date    

CAMP EDER SENIOR DAY - August 14, 2019 (Wednesday)
Meet our summer staff, enjoy a great meal and awesome program! 9:30 Meet and greet with continental breakfast, 10:00 Morning Program, 12:00 Delicious Lunch, 1:00 Afternoon program

TRIP TO GERMANTOWN - August 17, 2019 (Saturday)
The Spiritual Enrichment Team presents a trip to the Germantown Meetinghouse and adjacent cemetery, and the Wissahickon Creek baptismal site near Philadelphia. Our leader will be Pastor Bob Krouse who will tell us about the first Brethren in America. The trip will also include a picnic lunch, a scenic route home along East/West Drive, and a beautiful view of the city and the famous 'Rocky' statue. We will leave Saturday August 17th at 8 AM from the church parking lot and travel in the church vans, returning around 5:30. If you would rather drive, you can meet us there. All are welcome! Please plan to join us for a day of learning, fun, and fellowship! Cost is $20. Sign up soon to secure your seat on the van!

SPECIAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING - September 8, 2019 (Sunday)
The Master Planning Team invites the whole church to attend a presentation and meeting featuring proposed facility improvements and. Lunch will be provided following worship, and the meeting will follow. More information will be forthcoming, but get it on your calendars now and plan to attend!
Click here to view the video about upcoming improvements to sanctuary seating
"Notes from the Console," Article 1, By Mike Frock
On Sunday, July 28th, 2019, I will be attempting to play the "Toccata" by Widor (pronounced Vidor). This piece was requested by Terry Yeager.  The "Toccata" is the fifth movement of Charles-Marie Widor's "Organ Symphony Number 5 in F Minor, Opus 42 Number 1." The piece was originally written in 1879 with the composer making at least two published revisions. From what I can tell, the revisions were mostly articulation markings and not changes in notes. The piece is Widor's most famous piece and arguably one of the most famous pieces in organ literature after Bach's "Toccata and Fugue in D Minor." It is frequently played as recessional music at weddings such as wedding of the preeminent Roy and Barbara Rollman and the lesser known wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. The piece was played by the organist on Saturday night at the 2019 Annual Brethren Conference and has been played at more obscure events such as the midnight Christmas mass at St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City.

The piece was named a "Symphony" despite being written for solo organ. There are no other orchestral instruments, and the piece does not follow the standard four-movement (or earlier three-movement) form of a symphony. The term symphony  refers to the piece being inspired by orchestral symphonies, the fact that the Romantic or symphonic organs of the day incorporated more orchestral-sounding instruments, and the length and scope of the piece. The music winds through the Circle of Fifths, and eventually the main motif is played in all 12 major keys and many of the minor keys. The work showcases the full range of pitches on the organ, as well as the abilities of the organ as far as tonal registration, coupling, and dynamic range. It is not an overstatement to say that this composition requires a certain quality and size of organ or the piece will sound disappointing, if not being completely unplayable.  I need to give a special thanks to the church for supplying such an instrument.
LAST SUNDAY IN WORSHIP
Scripture Lesson:  Luke 10:25-37
Message: “How Do You Read?”   
Worship Attendance: 97
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.
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