Morning Worship January 15, 2017 Sanctity of Human Life Sunday Loving, Building, and Nurturing the Community of Christ
WELCOME & ANNOUNCEMENTS WORSHIP IN SONG PRELUDE
He Leadeth Me
Above All He Knows My Name The Love of God CHILDREN’S STORY
#157 Pennie Jacobs
Children dismissed for Children’s Church
WORSHIP IN PRAYER
WORSHIP IN THE WORD
Sanctity of Human Life Sunday WORSHIP IN GIVING
Ezekiel 18:4 Pastor Greg
*CLOSING HYMN Dear Lord and Father of Mankind #639 *BENEDICTION Please stand as you feel comfortable.
West York Church of the Brethren Pastor: Gregory L. Jones 5101 Darlington Road, York, PA 17408 email@example.com Phone: (717)792-9260; Prayer Line: (717)792-9260 Pastor: 717-308-7499 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Web Site: www.westyorkcob.org Find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/westyorkcob Sunday School 9 am Wi-Fi Guest Password is guest12345 Worship 10 am
This Week’s Calendar
Monday Congregational Forum Information Due Bible Study - 9 am Care and Share Women’s Group - 7 pm Wednesday Day of Prayer for Children and Youth Food Pantry - 11 am to 2 pm Bible Study - 6:30 pm AA meeting - 8 pm Thursday Choir Rehearsal - 6:30 pm Praise Team Rehearsal - 7:30 pm Saturday Men’s Breakfast - 8 am
Welcome to all who are visiting with us today. Please sign the sheet on the table in the narthex. Thank you.
Congregational Forum Sunday, January 29, 2017 Please have all reports for the Congregational Forum to Barb in the church office no later than
TOMORROW Please sign up on the sheets in the narthex for the meal. Thank you. For your children Crib and Toddler Nursery Service is available up to age 3. Special children’s bulletins are available in the foyer. 2
Opportunities to Serve GROCERY CART MINISTRY Each month we are collecting certain items for our Food Pantry. For the month of January we are collecting PANCAKE SYRUP AND JELLY (any flavor). You can place your donation in the shopping cart that is in the narthex. THE ITEMS WE ARE REQUESTING ARE THE ONLY ITEMS WE NEED THIS MONTH. Thanks for your help!!
Souper Bowl Sunday - February 5, 2017
Once again this year we are challenging our congregation to top the total donations of soup we collected last year. We collected 1,981 cans of soup last year. OUR GOAL IS 2,000 CANS! You can bring your donations of soup to the church until February 5th. The cans we collect will benefit our Food Pantry and the Harvest of Blessing food pantry in York. PLEASE NOTE: THE DEACONS NEED SOMEONE TO HELP WITH COORDINATING THE DISTRIBUTION OF THE CANS COLLECTED. If you can help, please contact Tom Ausherman.
“TAKE A COAT OR GIVE A COAT MINISTRY” There are some cold months ahead as we move into winter. Perhaps you have a serviceable winter coat or jacket that you no longer use. If so, please consider donating it to the “Take a Coat” rack in the Fellowship Hall. Likewise, if you are aware of someone who could use a coat, please take one. Coats on the rack are free to anyone who needs one. If you have questions, please see Judith Wallace or Bill Fulmele.
LAST PERSON TO LEAVE THE CHURCH: Please
make sure ALL DOORS ARE CLOSED. This includes the narthex, sanctuary and hallway doors.
Today’s Important Reminders January 23 - Newsletter Deadline January 24 - Child Education Center Board Meeting January 29 - Congregational Forum February 5 - Souper Bowl Sunday February 7 - Leadership Team Meeting
Sunday School classes for all ages 9:00 am
See You There!
January Special Offering Our special offering for January is
“The Child Education Center” This offeri g supports our pres hool progra . Please use the ro e elopes that are a aila le o the arthe ta le.
STATISTICAL INFORMATION for January 8, 2017 Attendance: Giving Sunday School: 19 General Fund: $3,547.00 Worship: 89 Received to Date: $6,464.00 Amount needed weekly without Special Funds: $5,386.00 60.01% of budget without Special Funds 4
Special Announcements MENâ€™S BREAKFAST Saturday, January 21st - 8 am Join us for All You Can Eat breakfast at the Old Country Buffet (905 Loucks Rd, York 17404) oldcountrybuffet.com Only $8.29 Be sure to invite a friend.
February Newsletter Deadline for articles for the February Newsletter is
January 23, 2017 Thank you! READ THROUGH THE BIBLE - 2017 If you are interested in reading through the Bible in chronological order in 2017, please contact Pastor Greg or the office. Copies of the Chronological Bible Reading Plan are on the narthex table. Contact the office for copies of the monthly Bible Study Companion. If you did not do this reading plan in 2015, perhaps you are interested in doing it in 2017.
If you would like to provide food or be a sponsor for the Hospitality Table please see Ted Schmittel.
The Newsletter can now be viewed on our church website. Check it out! Let Barb know if you no longer need a printed copy of the newsletter. 5
2017 Offering Envelopes are now available. If you do not use envelopes and would like to start so that your giving is recorded with an end-of-year tax statement, please see Nancy Ausherman or Bill McDowell or call the church office.
In the event of bad weather, please check the Home page of the church website for cancellations. Also check out the church Facebook page. No internet or Facebook? Call Larry Marshall or Pastor Greg (cell phone).
Through the Eyes of John
A study on the gospel of John Join us for this continuing sermon series.
SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES There is an opportunity for the people of WYCOB to help offset the cost of printing the bulletin each week or the newsletter each month. For $10.00 you can sponsor the bulletin for 1 week; or for $15.00 you can sponsor the newsletter for 1 month. Also, you can provide flowers for on the altar for our worship service on a Sunday morning. New sign up sheets to sponsor the bulletin, newsletter and flowers in 2017 are hanging in the narthex by the door.
~ Memorizing Scripture…..one verse at a time ~ for all children and youth of the church
It’s not too late to join the group. We’re just getting our scripture memorization underway and we need you. This is how it works….. Each week you get a new verse to memorize. Memorize the book, chapter and verse and get a punch on your index card. When you receive 8 punches - you get to choose a prize. This program runs the whole year. It’s a great way to keep your family connected with scripture. See Deona or Nicole before or after church to join in on the fun!
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES Adult Sunday School class - A Guide for Biblical Studies: Creation: A Divine Cycle. God’s ongoing action in blessing and reconciling the whole creation. (Tom Whitcraft) “Seeking Amazing Grace” Adult class - Book of Matthew (Larry Marshall)
BIBLE STUDIES Monday Morning Bible Study - Book of Mark (Janet Jones) Care and Share Women’s Group - Meets Mondays at 7 pm. “Bless These Lips: 40 Days of Spiritual Renewal” (Judith Wallace)
BIBLE STUDY FOR ANYONE INTERESTED Christian Apologetics: Knowing what you believe and how to defend what you believe in a world that doesn’t believe. Pastor Greg is leading a small group study for anyone who is interested in: The Truth, The Existence of God, The Historical Jesus, The Reliability of the Bible, The Question of Evil, Ethics in an unethical world. We meet Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm at the church.
Friends of Cross Keys Village The Brethren Home Community DON’T FORGET TO SAVE YOUR HOLIDAY POSTAGE STAMPS for The Brethren Home. You may put them in the box on the table in the narthex. Thank you!
MAN 2 MAN
WORKSHOP 2017 Men’s Spiritual Leadership Summit & Breakfast
Saturday, February 25, 2017 8:00 am to 12:00 noon
Mechanicsburg Church of the Brethren (301 Gale St. Mechanisburg, PA 17055)
Guest Speaker: Jim Myer
Minister, Teacher, and Speaker
A Spiritual Man According to Jesus
The Call to Becoming a Spiritual Man, Characteristics of a Spiritual Man, and the Danger to Avoid.
$16.00 Registration Fee Brochure with registration form is available on the narthex table. Sponsored by The Nurture Commission of Southern PA District Church of the Brethren
Messenger, the magazine of the Church of the Brethren, is now ready for you to read and learn about the Church of the Brethren. If you want a subscription, it is $14.50 for 1 year or $27.00 for 2 years. Make your check payable to WYCOB and give to Barb in the church office by January 22, 2017. Any questions, see Darlis Parker, Messenger Representative. 8
Giant gift cards for CAS will be sold in the narthex Sunday, February 5 between 9:30 and10:00. If you are unable to be at church that day, please call NANCY AUSHERMAN. ******
CAS is always in need of paper goods - paper towels, Kleenex, wipes, toilet paper, paper plates, copying paper and construction paper. Articles can be placed in the CAS box in the narthex. Donations of these items mean that CAS will have more money to spend on services for the children. Thank you for your continued support of CAS.
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If you are interested in attending Messiah College or any other Christian college, please contact the church office. We have some materials that we can share with you.
CHECK THE HALLWAY BULLETIN BOARD FOR INFORMATION ON THE FOLLOWING:
Dementia Care Support Group (Providence Place - Dover) Veterans’ Memorial Garden (Spring Grove High School) Healing Hearts Support Group (3rd Thursday of the month) Grief Recovery Support Group (St Matthew York)
Camp Eder Winter Camp 2017 January 27th - 29th Grades 1stâ€”12th
Join us for an action packed weekend full of camp fun and friends. Grab your sleds and pack your bags. Winter Camp 2017 is going to be a blast!
Registration Fee: $98
See poster hanging in the church narthex. Registration forms are on the narthex table.
SEEKING TREASURER FOR SOUTHERN PA DISTRICT The District Board of Southern PA is seeking a treasurer. Interested persons should contact Board Chair, Terry Smith at 717-463-3311 or email@example.com or District Executive, Bill Waugh, at 717-624-8626 (office), 724-875-0958 (cell) or firstname.lastname@example.org. This position offers an honorarium.
The Child Education Center We are now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 school year. Classes will be held Monday & Wednesday or Tuesday & Thursday. Applications are available through the church office.
Courageous & Contagious Christian Women! Finding the courage to stand strong in your faith!
Womenâ€™s Conference Led by Karen Knight, Founder of Heartsongs Ministries Saturday, March 4, 2017
9:00 am until 3:30 pm
Saint Paul Lutheran Church
250 Trinity Road, York, PA
Cost: $25.00 (includes breakfast and lunch) Brochures which include a registration form are on the narthex table. Registrations due February 18, 2017. (You can give your registration to Barb Sloat)
Prayer Requests Praise: The children and youth of our church All first responders Bob Witmer (Cindy Heist): home, doing well, improving every day New Concerns: Jim (Janet Jones): coping with cancer diagnosis Family of Mark Kreiser: upon his death Niemonds Independent Church: suffered a fire last Sunday Kevin Hoover: recovering at home following truck accident John Fluke (Heather Fluke): recovering from surgery from brain tumor that went well Family of Pearl Anderson (Pennie Jacobs): upon her death (Merl Keeferâ€™s grandmother) Ted Heiner: healing, making adjustments in his life following amputation of his foot Sue Anderson (Dave Miller): now home and being treated for lymphomatic cancer in the lung Ongoing prayer concerns: Nancy Anthony: improving from compression fracture in back, Melinda Avey: multiple sclerosis, Bob Breeden: health issues, Lillian Brenner: recovering from pneumonia, Alicia Eaton: stomach pain, Marsha Kunkle: health issues, Cindy Lepley: cancer, Kathleen Lloyd: health concerns, Charleigh McDowell: tumor in abdomen, Merle & Sue Messinger: health concerns, Scott Miller: health concerns, Nancy Patterson: health concerns, Bob & Mary Wildasin: health concerns and Lorraine Yohe: health issues. Kume Mutah & the other Chibok school girls & their families: still missing in Nigeria The Church of the Brethren in Nigeria Ted & Julie Smoker & family: doing mission work in Guatemala Numerous individuals who are grieving the loss of loved ones The Leadership Team
If you have a prayer request you would like to share with the church, please fill out a prayer card (found in the narthex) and give it to Pastor Greg or the Worship Leader. The Wellspa Spiritual Care a d Educatio Depart e t a ts to let our hur h k o he a e er is i the hospital. PLEASE ide tify our church at registratio a d ad itta ce i to the hospital. A ordi g to HIPAA regulatio s, if ou pro ide this i for atio to the hospital, our hur h a e otified of the ad issio . We’d like to thank the congregation for the cards, prayers, food and well wishes for Ted and I since his surgery and now his rehabilitation. At this point the healing progress is going good as expected by the medical staff. Thanks again! Ted & Janet Heiner
SERVING TODAY: Pastor: Gregory Jones Worship Leader: Bill Fulmele Music Coordinator: Beth Marshall Organist: Janet Jones Pianist: Susan Parente Acolyte: Alana Grove Greeter: Lorraine Senft Power Point: Nathan Keefer Sound Board: Merl Keefer Head Usher: Dave Miller Children’s Worship: Linda Fulmele Nursery: Joyce Whitcraft & Brenda Myers Children’s Story: Pennie Jacobs Hospitality Table: Ted Schmittel
SERVING NEXT WEEK: Pastor: Gregory Jones Worship Leader: Don Ausherman Music Coordinator: Beth Marshall Organist: Janet Jones Pianist: Judith Wallace Acolyte: Carley McDowell Greeter: Joann Rohrbaugh Power Point: Bill Zumbrum Sound Board: Ron Buser Head Usher: Dave Miller Children’s Worship: Linda Fulmele Nursery: Denise & Kevin Hoover Hospitality Table: Pat Eutzy
GREETERS: IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU BE READY TO SERVE BY 9:30 A.M. ON THE SUNDAY YOU ARE SCHEDULED TO GREET.