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July 28, 2019

Luke 11:1-13

"Talking with God"
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 

The choir had the month of February off this 2018-2019 season. To make up that time we sang through the first 3 Sundays in July. It was a welcome change for our summer season due to the fact that the choir was not absent for so much of the summer. Soloists for the remainder of the summer are practicing their music to inspire you through the end of the summer season.

July 28 - Mike Frock - Organ - Our own Mike Frock will be playing one of the great Toccatas written for organ by Widor.

Aug 4 - Susquehanna Choral Quartet - They will be singing acapella for us. The group is singing for a fee to help pay for their music for next season. I have donated to this cause. Please feel free to do the same. Just mark your donation for the Quartet and place it in the offering plate.

Aug 11 - Our soloist from our choir and praise singers Pam Baldwin will be singing for us.

Aug 18 - Guest Soloist Caroline Wolfe will be singing. Caroline has blessed us with her voice on Christmas Eve with her "O Holy Night" and she has joined us for our cantatas in recent years. Caroline will be starting her junior year at Oberlin Conservatory.  She directed and performed Miss Havisham's Wedding Night" written by Dominic Argento in York this summer. Some of you attended that performance.

Aug 25 -York Symphony violinist and our dear sister Nonie Detrick will be playing her violin. She will be doing contemporary arrangements of familiar hymns.

Sept 1 - Dan Snook, our choir member and wonderful storyteller will be blessing us with some music from the piano. I am excited to hear him play the offertory.
For Special Music, our baritone Chancel Choir soloist Barry Hollinger will be singing for us.

Sept 8 - Our 2019-2020 choir season starts.

David Diehl
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Upcoming Events

OWLS INDOOR PICNIC ~ Everyone is invited to gather with the OWLS on Thursday, August 8 at noon for an indoor picnic in the coolness of the Homebuilder’s classroom 154. Come rain or shine, no ants or bugs to bother us. What could be better?! When you sign up on the sheet in the narthex, also indicate what dish you plan to bring after reviewing the selections already there. As of this writing we still need drinks and burger rolls. Please sign up by Sunday August 4 so we know how many to prepare for.
Upcoming Events: 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

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.

AUGUST 10, 2019 - 59TH ANNUAL CHICKEN BARBECUE CAR SHOW & AUCTION , Sat., Aug. 10th 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Pond area, PC Parking Lot, Nicarry Meetinghouse - Classic Cars, Live Music, Used Books, and Crafts. Drive through service starts at 10:30 am and Auction starts at 1:00 pm

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 Sat. 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!
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     
Support the Church through Online Giving!
Vacationing this summer? Set up your automatic giving now!

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!!!!!
ALL who donated yard sale items, ALL who donated monetarily,
ALL who donated baked goods, food items or other items, AND
ALL who donated their time and tireless effort to help in any way is so appreciated.
WITHOUT YOUR DONATIONS AND HELP, this ministry to help children through scholarships who, otherwise, could not afford to attend Camp Eder for the “Summer Youth Program” are able to enjoy the camp activities, but most importantly receive the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ - which is a GIFT OF LOVE!
FOR ALL YOUR EFFORTS OF LOVE – THE GRAND TOTAL PROFIT FROM THE YARD SALE IS:  $7, 177.75. Please mark your calendar for next year’s yard sale, Saturday, June 13
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
Colored Pencils
Glue Sticks
Dry Erase Markers with Erasers
Pencil Boxes
Note Books
  4  Sarah Hamill
  6  Violet Chronister
  8  Margaret Eck
  9  Bev Raney
10  Linda Wisner
11  David Hoover
14  Donna Sharp
15  Pastor Joel Gibbel
18  Julie Poland
19  Robert Sharp        
  If your birthday is in  AUGUST and it is not on the below list or is listed incorrectly, please call the church office.  

21 Bob Bingaman
21 Betty Bortner 
21 Irene Hearn 
21 Dan Vuono
22 Dennis Wisner
22 Eric Zimmerman
25 Judy Deitch 
25 Abby Dierdorf
26 Allison Poland
27 Stephanie Stoolmaker
28 Betty Crowe 
28 Tom McCracken
Save the Date    

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
As a reminder, this Sunday, July 28th, 2019, I will be attempting to play the "Toccata" by Widor (pronounced either "Veh-door" or "Vee-door"). The composer's full name is Charles-Marie Jean Albert Widor, and he lived from 1844-1937. Among others he studied organ technique with Jacques-Nicolas Lemmons who is remember to history for his emphasis on pedal technique and his affinity for the organ music of Bach. At the age of 24, Widor was appointed as the assistant to Camille Saint-Saëns at a church in Paris, and at 25 he was appointed to the most prominent organist position in Paris, a position which he held for 64 years. Widor was regarded as one of, if not the, greatest organists of his time. He succeeded César Franck as the organ professor at the Paris Conservatory. Widor's assistant/student was Marcel Dupré, and other students included Albert Schweitzer, Oliver Messiaen, and Darius Milhaud, all of whom became successful composers in their own right. He co-founded and was the Director of the American Conservatory in Paris where Nadia Boulanger was employed. He was succeeded as Director by Maurice Ravel. I was unable to find any connection between Widor and Claude Debussy, but I find it inconceivable that they could have both lived in Paris at the same time and not have known of each other, and find it unlikely that they would not have had some interaction.
As was stated in the last article the "Toccata" is the fifth movement of Widor's fifth Organ Symphony, of which he composed ten. The piece became popular within his lifetime, and he was pleased with the recognition. However, it is well documented that he was displeased with the high speed at which other organists played the piece. There is a recording on YouTube of Widor playing his Toccata. If the piece is played too quickly it loses its musicality and begins to sound like an etude exercise, but if played too slowly sounds like a dirge. I will try to play at a tempo in the middle where the excitement of the music can be retained yet still be played cleanly. I said previously that 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.  I will be using about 2/3 of the stops on the organ with stops from all five divisions of the organ (the pedal, the three manuals, and the movable Solo division), and about 1/2 of the couplers. The piece calls for dynamics from pp to fff . I will play at fff , but with that many stops pulled, even at the huge block chords at the end of the piece, I will not play at more than 50% of the volume of which the organ is capable, because I do not want to blowout anyone's eardrums, including my own!
Scripture Lesson:  Psalm 52:1-9
Message: "Why Do You Boast?" 
Worship Attendance: 99
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 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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