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West York Church of the Brethren Loving, Building, and Nurturing the Community of Christ

Morning Worship March 11, 2018 4th Sunday in Lent

Susan Parente


Tom Ausherman


Wonderful, Merciful Savior We Fall Down Spirit of the Living God


Children Dismissed for Children’s Church


Pastor Greg


Pastor Greg

The Beast from the Sea

Revelation 13:1-10


Pastor Greg



Pastor Greg

*Please stand as you feel comfortable.

West York Church of the Brethren Pastor: Gregory L. Jones 5101 Darlington Road, York, PA 17408 Phone: (717)792-9260; Prayer Line: (717)792-9260 Pastor: 717-320-2792 E-mail: Web Site: Find us on Facebook: Sunday School 9 am Wi-Fi Guest Password is guest12345 Worship 10:15 am

This Week’s Calendar

Monday Bible Study - 9 am Care & Share Women’s Group - 7 pm Wednesday Youth Meeting - 6:00 pm to 9:00 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. It is time to order Easter flowers to adorn our church on Easter Sunday. Order forms are available on the Informational Bulletin Board. The deadline for orders is NEXT SUNDAY!! We have included an alternate giving where you can honor or memorialize someone and the money goes to our benevolence fund instead of buying a flower. The money in the benevolence fund is used for members and friends of the congregation who are in need of help with food, utilities or any other needs. Please give orders with payment to Cindy Heist.

For your children Crib and Toddler Nursery Service is available up to age 3. Special children’s bulletins are available in the foyer.


Opportunities to Serve GROCERY CART MINISTRY Each month we are collecting certain items for our Food Pantry. For the month of March we are collecting PANCAKE MIX and SYRUP. You can place your donation in the shopping cart that is in the hallway. THE ITEMS WE ARE REQUESTING ARE THE ONLY ITEMS WE NEED THIS MONTH. Thanks for your help!!

Special Announcements PICTURE DIRECTORY We are in the process of publishing a new Picture Directory. You will need to submit a digital photo of you or your family and any updated information you would like to be included. If you do not have access to a digital photo, a photo can be taken on Sunday morning. We will assemble & print the directory ourselves. The Leadership Team is looking for volunteers to help assemble the directory. If you are willing to help with this project, please contact the church office or speak with Pastor Greg.

A new form for information is on the Informational Bulletin Board. See this form for more information.

April Newsletter Deadline for articles for the April Newsletter is

March 19, 2018 Thank you! 3

Today’s Important Reminders March 18 - 5th Sunday in Lent Fill Easter eggs, hand out flyers March 19 - Newsletter Deadline March 21 - Day of Prayer for Children and Youth March 24 - Egg Hunt

MEN’S BREAKFAST Saturday, March 17th

8:00 am

Dover Valley Restaurant 3720 Carlisle Road, Dover

Be sure to invite a friend.

March Special Offering Our special offering for March is

“One Great Hour of Sharing” More tha

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Shari g resour es through O e Great Hour of Shari g is a i itatio to i agi atio !

Gifts to this spe ial offeri g support the life- ha gi g i istries of Glo al Missio a d Ser i e, Brethre Disaster Mi istries, Glo al Food I itiati e, the Offi e of Pu li Wit ess, Co gregatio al Life Mi istries, the Offi e of Mi istr , a d a others. Bro hure & e elope are i luded i toda ’s ulleti . STATISTICAL INFORMATION for March 4, 2018 Attendance: Giving Sunday School: 32 General Fund: $3,258.00 Worship: 91 Received to Date: $29,043.65 Amount needed weekly without Special Funds: $5,483.77 58.85% of budget without Special Funds 4


Your help is needed for the Easter Egg Hunt (3/24/18) Donations of a healthy snack are needed. Please list your name behind the suggested snack on the donation sign-up sheet in the informational bulletin board area. You will also find a list of items needed for stuffing the eggs and prize baskets, i.e. candy, quarters, gift cards, and small prizes. PLASTIC EGGS ARE NOT NEEDED!! All items in any quantity would be greatly appreciated. Please add your name behind the item. Place your donations in the box marked “Easter Egg Hunt” in the informational bulletin board area or give it to one of the members of the Education Team no later than NEXT SUNDAY. Thank you. If you have any questions - please contact Linda Fulmele, Nicole Grove, Denise Hoover or Deona Schmittel.

Easter Egg Hunt Request We are in need of monetary support to help offset the cost of the gifts/prizes for the prize baskets. Each of the 5 baskets range in cost between $8-$ . If you would be willing to support this activity, please see me. Any $$ amount would be greatly appreciated! Thank you….See you at the hunt, Deona.

Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday, March 24, 2018 1:00 pm

Come one …...Come all

All children (ages 1-12) are invited to participate Those interested in joining in the fun, please bring a basket and meet in the sanctuary at 1:00 pm. (Registration begins at 12:30 pm)

Spread the word and invite your friends and neighbors!

Come celebrate the Risen Lord Easter Sunday April 1st, 2018 10:15 a.m. 5

Youth Meeting! Youth in Grades 6th through 12th Meeting weekly on Wednesday evenings 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm (This week only) Bible study, games and more March 14th - Movie Night

Attention Church….We need you! On March 18th, right after we worship together, we will be enjoying pizza and stuffing plastic eggs in the fellowship hall. After this we will be heading out into the neighborhoods to hand out flyers for the Easter Egg Hunt. If you are able to attend, please sign up in the informational bulletin board area so we have an accurate count for ordering the pizza. Mark your calendars - we’ll see you there. Thank you!

Love Feast Sunday, March 25th at 11:30 am Fello ship

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2018 MEAT CANNING PROJECT The 2018 “Meat Canning Project” is scheduled for

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18th. The work hours will be from 6:45 am to 12 noon (1 volunteer needed) OR 9:00 am to 2:30 pm (2 volunteers needed). Lunch will be served. Please contact Mike Parente if you are interested in volunteering or if you need more information.

2018 YARD SALE - Saturday, April 28th

Start collecting items for our spring yard sale. Donations can be placed in the fellowship hall closet. Pulled Pork sandwich and baked potato dinners (with coleslaw & pickle spear) for sale for $6.50. Pulled Pork Sandwiches alone: $4.00; drinks also available for additional charge. Tickets will be sold each Sunday before & after worship service.

ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES Adult Sunday School class - This class is using the weekly Bible Study found in the back of the Upper Room Devotional. (Tom Whitcraft) “Seeking Amazing Grace” Adult class - “30 Life Principles” (Larry Marshall)

BIBLE STUDIES Monday Morning Bible Study - Meets Mondays at 9 am Book of Romans (Janet Jones) Care and Share Women’s Group - Meets Mondays at 7 pm. “Discovering Joy” (Judith Wallace) Wednesday Night Bible Study - Meets Wednesdays at 6:30 pm We will be transitioning into a study of the books of the New Testament (Led by Pastor Greg)


Friends of Cross Keys Village The Brethren Home Community

Annual memberships are now being collected for the Friends of Cross Keys Village. Show your support for The Friends. Annual Membership: $10.00 Annual Patron Membership: $30.00 New Lifetime Membership: $100.00 (may be renewed) See Nancy Buckingham (Forms on hallway bulletin board)

******** FRIENDS’ PAINT NIGHT Thursday, March 15th 6:00 pm Gallery Room, 2nd floor of Mission Point Levato “Cookie” Shaw will guide us step-by-step in painting a “Robin in Spring” canvas (pictured on poster). $35.00 per person - seating limited! See the poster/sign-up form hanging on the hallway bulletin board. ******** York County Gospel Choir Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 7:00 pm Nicarry Meetinghouse

Presented free of charge

Community Lenten Services will be held at noon on Wednesdays during Lent. A soup and sandwich lunch is provided each time with a reading, a few hymns, and a message on the theme, Return to the Lord! The schedule is: March 4 - St. Paul Wolf’s ECC Wolf’s Church Rd March - Paradise ECC along Route 30

Please join with us to observe Lent with other Christians.

Community Good Friday Service March 30, 2018 at 7:00 pm Paradise Evangelical Covenant Church 6777 Lincoln Highway Thomasville, PA


Giant gift cards for CAS will be sold in the narthex Sunday, April 1 between 9:45 and 10:15. If you are unable to be at church that day, please call Nancy Anthony. ******************

26th Benefit Auction for The Lehman Center Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Begin thinking about items you can donate - handmade furniture, collectibles, sports items, theme baskets and baked goods. ******************

All three centers need paper goods - paper towels, Kleenex, wipes, toilet paper, paper plates, copying paper and construction paper. When these items are donated, the money that is saved goes to providing services for the children. There is a CAS box in the narthex where you may place your donations, or you can drop them off at the Lehman Center in York or the Nicarry Center in New Oxford. Thank you for your continued support for CAS.

The Child Education Center is accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year. Classes will be held Monday & Wednesday or Tuesday & Thursday. Applications are available through the church office. *********

The CEC is conducting a Butter Braids sale through THIS TUESDAY, March 13th. Pickup will be from 12 to 1 pm on Thursday, March 22nd. The Butter Braid is a 1 lb. 6 oz. frozen braided pastry (icing included) that will serve 11 people. Order forms are on the counter by the Informational Bulletin Board.

2018 Sponsor forms for the bulletin, newsletter and flowers are now available on the Informational Bulletin Board at the hallway coat rack. 9

SENIOR DAY Wed esday, Mar h st :


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Glass lo i g de o ith Mi hael Poluso The Histor of Ordi ar Thi gs ith Joh Maietta Lu h: Ha , ashed potatoes, St. Patt dessert Cost: $ /per perso ******** LIFE. OUTDOORS. life skills workshops

Beekeeping ‘bee ready for Spring’

Thursday, April 5, 2018 6:30 pm - 8 pm at Camp Eder This is the monthly Life Skills Workshop that is free and open to the public. Workshops will be held the first Thursday of each month. Come hang out & learn the basics of some awesome life skills. RSVP @ 717-642-8256 or register online (



Ha e fu , ha e fu , HAVE FUN!

These are rules e elie e i stro gl at Ca p Eder!

Che k out the differe t a ps! Su er Ca p s hedule is up a d registratio is ope ! . a A o e all, e at Ca p Eder, are a out shari g the essage of Jesus Christ a d i pa ti g o u ities e er here ith the hope e ha e i Hi . We hope a p i spires ou, e ourages ou, a d uplifts ou!

See posters i hall ay for ork & olu teer opportu ities for Ca p.


BUCKET BUILDING PROJECT The Brethe Disaster Relief Au tio

ill e asse li g Disaster Relief Clea -Up u kets at the Flori COB Mt. Jo . These -gallo u kets are filled ith ite s to assist i ti s of flood disasters & ill resto k the suppl at the Ne Wi dsor arehouse. Help is eeded o April & to set up & o plete the proje t. Frida / is set-up da & ill i ol e u pa ki g & prepari g asse l li es. Work egi s at a & o ti ues u til ork is fi ished. Saturda / egi s at a to asse le u kets a d is e pe ted to o lude oo . See i fo o hall a ulleti oard.


Prayer Requests Praise: The children and youth of our church Chad Whitcraft: recover and healing going well Carley McDowell & Hunter Eshbach: wonderful performances in their school musicals last weekend Janet & Ted Heiner: new great granddaughter, Abigail Frysinger New Concerns: Nancy Anthony: heart procedure on Monday Mr. Daley (Jayne Dettinger): recovering from triple bypass surgery Jim Verbjar (Heather Fluke): recovering from cancer surgery Kelby Klahold (Lindsey Kemfort): finishing military duty in Italy Michael Austin (Lindsey Kemfort): suffered a severe stroke Cindy & Larry Lehman family: death of Cindy’s mother, Mary Ellen Bailey Family of Galen Trimmer (Darlis Parker): upon his death Our schools - faculty, staff, students: that they will be safe Alicia Eaton (Karen Poist): heart issues Karen Poist’s son Ongoing prayer concerns: Melinda Avey: multiple sclerosis, Sharon Berger: multiple myeloma, Bob & Faye Breeden: health issues, Barb Fallert: breast cancer, Lillian Grove: recovery from bypass surgery, Ted Heiner: prosthesis, Pastor Omer King: recovery from knee replacement surgery, Marsha Kunkle: health issues, Cindy Lepley: cancer, Kathleen Lloyd: health concerns, Merl Messinger: health issues, Ken Miller: cancer treatment, Scott Miller: health concerns, Nancy Patterson: health concerns, Merle Senft: health issues, Bob & Mary Wildasin: health concerns and Lorraine Yohe: health issues. Ted & Julie Smoker & family: doing mission work in Guatemala Kume Mutah & the other Chibok school girls & their families: still missing in Nigeria The Church of the Brethren in Nigeria Persecuted Christians around the world All public servants who put their lives at risk every day Numerous individuals who are grieving the loss of loved ones The Leadership Team 11

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 Edu atio Depart e t a ts to let our hur h k o he a e er is i the hospital. PLEASE ide tify our hur h at registratio a d ad itta e 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 .


make sure ALL INTERIOR DOORS ARE LEFT OPEN. This includes the narthex, sanctuary and hallway doors.

SERVING TODAY: Pastor: Gregory Jones Worship Leader: Tom Ausherman Music Coordinator: Beth Marshall Pianist: Susan Parente Acolyte: Christine Abel Greeter: Lorraine Senft Power Point: Nathan Keefer Sound Board: Merl Keefer Head Usher: Dave Miller Children’s Worship: Dawn Keefer Nursery: Pat Eutzy & Nancy Buckingham Hospitality Table: Darlis Parker

SERVING NEXT WEEK: Pastor: Gregory Jones Worship Leader: Bill McDowell Music Coordinator: Beth Marshall Pianist: Judith Wallace Acolyte: Macey McDowell Greeter: Pat Eutzy Power Point: Bill Zumbrum Sound Board: Ron Buser Head Usher: Dave Miller Children’s Worship: Pennie Jacobs Nursery: Nicole & Steve Grove Children’s Story: Wendy McDowell Hospitality Table: Joyce Whitcraft



March 11 2018  
March 11 2018  

West York Church 10:15 am Worship Service