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Moment Of Celebration-God’s Love

john : April 14, 2014 3:36 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Moment Of Celebration reflects on the power of God’s love.

According to First John 4:9, “this is how God showed his love among us. He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.”

God took the initiative to reach out to us with His love. The fact that He sent His one and only Son into the world reveals that He gave His very best for us. He knew what we were lacking, and provided the gift that we needed. Jesus is the expression of God’s love for us. He laid down his life as a sacrifice for our sins.

The power of God’s love frees us from bondage to sin and enables us to live in the freedom of His will for the purpose of His glory. If we say “yes” to Jesus as God’s plan to save us, then He will become our greatest joy and delight. We will learn to love Him more and more, and we will grow in love for other people, because God is love. His love transforms lives.

The power of God’s love is a reason to be glad in the Year of Celebration.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Palm Sunday Praise&Worship Playlist

kristi : April 13, 2014 6:00 am : Kristi Leigh, music, Staff Pages

It’s Palm Sunday!  This is the day we celebrate Jesus riding into Jerusalem on a donkey and receiving the royal treatment from a celebratory crowd.  Read the story in Matthew 21.  You’ll find a lot of the songs in today’s playlist fit right in to that theme of a majestic king being hailed as the One who has come to save.  Take a look at the playlist below.

Kristi Leigh – WJTL DJ

Kristi@WJTL.com

PALM SUNDAY: SING ‘HOSANNA!’ TO THE KING
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Hosanna Paul Baloche A Greater Song 2007
O Praise Him (All This For A King) David Crowder Band Illuminate 2003
Sing To The King Candi Pearson Passion: Sacred Revolution 2003
Crown Him (Majesty) (feat. Kari Jobe) Chris Tomlin Burning Lights 2013
Hosanna Hillsong United All Of The Above 2006
King Of Heaven (Isaiah 61) Charlie Hall Passion: Awakening 2010
Skeleton Bones John Mark McMillan The Medicine 2008
Majesty (Here I Am) Delirious World Service 2004
O Come Let Us Adore Him Matt Redman Passion: Sacred Revolution 2003
Before the Throne of God Above Shane & Shane Pages 2007
Praise The Lord The City Harmonic Heart 2014
Prepare The Way Charlie Hall Passion: Our Love Is Loud 2002
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He Reigns Newsboys Adoration 2003
Here Is Our King (Live Version) David Crowder Passion: How Great Is Our God 2005
Joyful (The One Who Saves) Brenton Brown Joyful 2010
Hosanna Jason Morant Open 2006
Let Us Adore Hillsong God He Reigns 2005
Hallelujah To My King Paul Baloche Our God Saves 2007
King Of Glory Chris Tomlin Arriving 2004
Glory To The King Anthony Evans The Bridge 2008
Hail The King Citizens Citizens 2014
King Of Nations Dave Lubben A Place Called Surrender 2003
Unto The King Darrell Evans Awesome God Is He 2013
Prepare The Way Jeremy Riddle The Now And Not Yet 2009
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We Crown You Steve Fee North Point Live: Awake 2009
Yours Is The Kingdom Hillsong God He Reigns 2005
Adoration Newsboys Adoration 2003
Come Worship the King (feat. Shane & Shane) Michael W. Smith Glory Revealed – The Word of God In Worship 2007
Wonderful King David Crowder Passion: Our Love Is Loud 2002
The Glory Of Our King Matt Redman We Shall Not Be Shaken 2009
Our God Reigns Delirious The Mission Bell 2006
Hosanna (Be Lifted Higher) Israel Houghton Love God. Love People. 2010
Praise To The Lord Citizens Citizens 2014
Majesty Of Heaven Chris Tomlin And If Our God Is For Us 2010
You Reign (Crown Him With Many Crowns) Dave Lubben A Place Called Surrender 2003
Hosanna (You Are Holy) Twila Paris The Ultimate Collection 2006
Hallelujah, God is Near Robbie Seay Band Better Days 2006
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Prepare The Way Jared Anderson Live From My Church 2009
Hosanna in the Highest Passage Passage 2001
When I Think of You (with the African Children’s Choir) Michael W. Smith A New Hallelujah 2008
Love Chris Tomlin & Watoto Childrens Choir Hello Love 2008
My Deliverer (feat. Rick Elias) The Ragamuffin Band The Jesus Record 1998
Forever Reign Kristian Stanfill Passion: Here For You 2011
Jesus Saves Tim Hughes Love Shine Through 2011
Raise Up the Crown (All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name) Chris Tomlin Passion: Hymns Ancient and Modern 2004
Hosanna Jared Anderson 51 Must Have Modern Worship Hits 2007
King Of Kings, Lord of Lords Stan Sinclair Jesus Day – For Your Glory 2005
King of Glory (Psalm 24) Third Day Offerings – A Worship Album 2000
Prepare Ye the Way Michael W. Smith A New Hallelujah 2008
Hosanna Christy Nockels Passion: God Of This City 2008
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Moment Of Celebration-Hosanna

john : April 11, 2014 5:49 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Moment Of Celebration reflects on the meaning of Hosanna.

It’s called the Triumphal entry. Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey. Matthew 21 records that a very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, “Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest.”

Hosanna means “Save, please.”  The origin of this word “Hosanna” shows up in Psalm 118:25 in the form of a prayer: “O LORD, save us; O LORD, grant us success.” By the time Jesus stepped onto the scene, the meaning of this word was changed to a shout of hope and exaltation.

So, it changed from a prayer request to an exclamation of praise. Hosanna reminds us that Jesus is the answer to our prayer for salvation. Those who gladly welcome Him as Messiah are filled with expressions of praise, because of what Jesus has done for us and what He means to us.

The meaning of Hosanna is a reason to be glad in the Year of Celebration.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend

phredd : April 11, 2014 8:54 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages

FIVE FUN FREE FAMILY THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND!!! April 11, 12 & 13, 2014

5) The Conservatory of Music Youth Orchestra and String Section will perform a free concert tomorrow (Saturday, April 12th) at The Trust Performing Arts Center in downtown Lancaster beginning at 7pm. More Info: L-C-M-I-N-C-PA.org

4)The “Hand’s 4 Him” Puppet Ministry Team will present the Easter musical “Countdown to Easter”, Sunday (April 13th) from 4-5pm at Mountville Church of the Brethren, Clay Street in Mountville. Light refreshments will be served afterwards. More info: Mountvillecob.org

3) Grace Baptist Church of Lancaster annual Easter Celebration and Egg Hunt tomorrow (Saturday, April 12th) from 10:00-noon.  Activities for infants through kids in 6th grade will include a Bounce House, games, crafts, prizes, the Easter story, and an egg hunt.

2) A Gospel Music Extravaganza Concert to Celebrate the 91st Birthday of the Crispus Attucks Community Center, Sunday (April 13) 4pm at Brightside Baptist Church, Hershey Ave, Lancaster. More Info: 717 394-6604

1) FREE EASTER EGG HUNT with OVER 40,000 EGGS!!!  for kids from birth to 12 years old (Food, games, & entertainment for kids of all ages!) tomorrow (Saturday, April 12) at New Life Church , Old Philadelphia Pike, Lancaster. Registration and entertainment begin at 9am. Egg hunt begins at 10am! Pre-Register online at www.newlifelancaster.org

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Moment Of Celebration-Evidence Of God’s Love

john : April 10, 2014 7:47 am : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Moment Of Celebration reflects on the evidence of God’s unfailing love.

Thomas saw the evidence in John 20. The disciples had seen Jesus and told Thomas, “We have seen the Lord!” Thomas was skeptical. He would not believe it unless he saw the nail marks in his hands.

A week later, Jesus appeared to doubting Thomas and made him a believer by showing him his nail-scarred hands. Thomas responded by saying “My Lord and my God.”

In that moment, Thomas was seeing three significant things. The first thing that he saw was that Jesus was brought back to life. His grief turned into joy after seeing His beloved leader alive again.

A second thing that Thomas saw was the power that Jesus had over the grave.  In seeing the resurrection power of Jesus, Thomas’s fears turned into hope.

A third thing that Thomas saw was the expression of love that was evident in the nail scars. His doubts turned into confidence that Jesus is alive, and he could trust that the love of Jesus would never fail him.

The evidence of God’s unfailing love is a reason to be glad in the Year of Celebration.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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New Tunes at 9 Roundup: Jessa Anderson

phil : April 9, 2014 8:28 pm : music, Radio Friend Phil, Staff Pages

RADIO FRIEND PHIL – Greetings! It’s time for this week’s New Tunes at 9 Roundup. (New Tunes at 9, one-hour of new and emerging music, weeknights at 9 p.m. on WJTL.)

Singer/songwriter Jessa Anderson releases her new project, “Whole,” this week. Jessa Anderson will be performing, Live from the Junction Center, this Sunday, April 13 at 7pm; more details at http://www.itickets.com/events/323045/Manheim_PA/Live_From_the_Junction_Center.html 

Over at Jessa’s facebook this week, a fan posted this statement: “These songs are a soothing balm to the spirit; beautiful melodies and thoughtful, inspired lyrics.”

The first single from “Whole” is a song called, “Idols.” Jessa was a guest this week on New Tunes at 9 and told me the story behind the song. http://wjtl.com/listen/wjtl-casts/

For more on Jessa Anderson, go to http://jessaanderson.com/

For the song “Idols,” Jessica writes, “All this time, addicted I, desperate for more and more. I chase the high, but every single time, I come down lower than before. These empty words are on repeat and I can see they’re killing me.”

Jessa’s new project, “Whole,” is available now.

phil@wjtl.com

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Praise & Worship Show Playlist (4/6)

kristi : April 6, 2014 6:00 am : Kristi Leigh, music, Staff Pages

A listener named Tom Hubbard spoke with me at the Rend Collective Concert at LBC and made a suggestion for a Praise & Worship Show theme:  ”Songs For Men To Sing”.  It’s a pretty good challenge–especially for a female to put together!  Thankfully, Tom also e-mailed me with some song suggestions for the playlist!  Now, I think this edition of the program will relate to and be enjoyed by all humans–so ladies, no need to skip this week!  Men (and women) of faith, rise up and sing!

If you have theme suggestions–or song questions–feel free to get in touch!

Kristi Leigh – WJTL DJ

Kristi@WJTL.com

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Shout To The North Delirious Cutting Edge 1997
Where I Belong Building 429 Listen To The Sound 2011
Today (As For Me And My House) Kathryn Scott Satisfy 2003
The Stone Jars Of Clay City On A Hill 2000
Only A Mountain Jason Castro Only A Mountain 2012
How He Loves John Mark McMillan The Song Inside The Sounds Of Breaking Down 2005
God of This City Bluetree God of This City 2009
Forgiveness Matthew West Into The Light 2012
You Never Let Go Matt Redman Passion: Everything Glorious 2006
All Over The World Tree 63 I Stand For You 2006
Everlasting God Lincoln Brewster Let The Praises Ring (The Best of Lincoln Brewster) 2006
Leaving Ninety-Nine Audio Adrenaline Worldwide 2004
The Lord is My Shepherd Jeremy Riddle Furious 2011
I Shall Not Want Audrey Assad Fortunate Fall 2013
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Psalm 23 Matt Papa You Are Good 2006
What A Friend We Have In Jesus Paul Baloche Amazing Grace 2007
Strong God Meredith Andrews Worth It All 2013
Solid Rock (feat. Toby Mac) Delirious The Mission Bell 2005
Extraordinary God (feat. Clay Crosse, Bob Carlisle) Russ Lee David – Ordinary Man…Extraordinary God 2003
In Christ Alone Kristian Stanfill Passion: Let The Future Begin 2013
The Fear Reuben Morgan Reuben Morgan 2005
You Are My Strength Hillsong Saviour King 2008
Give Us Your Courage Tim Hughes Happy Day 2009
Bravery Charlie Hall Flying Into Daybreak 2006
I Will Follow Chris Tomlin And If Our God Is For Us 2010
Father Hillsong United Aftermath 2011
What Life Would Be Like Big Daddy Weave What Life Would Be Like 2008
The Man You Want Me To Be Phil Joel Bring It On 2003
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New Man All Things New All Things New 2013
Always Kristian Stanfill Passion: Here For You 2011
Faithful Chuck Gibson Band Chuck Gibson 2012
Rock Of Ages Dustin Kensrue The Water & The Blood 2013
My Fathers World Jadon Lavik Roots Run Deep 2008
Forgiven (feat. Brian Johnson) Bethel Live For The Sake Of The World 2012
Come To The Water Kristian Stanfill Passion: Let The Future Begin 2013
Washed By The Water Needtobreathe The Heat 2008
Find Us Faithful Steve Green People Need The Lord 1994
Follow You (feat. Brandon Heath) Leeland Love Is On The Move 2009
Whom Shall I Fear (God Of Angel Armies) Chris Tomlin Burning Lights 2012
Your Love Is Strong Jon Foreman Limbs and Branches 2008
Faithful Sisterbrother Sisterbrother 2011
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Hallowed Father Jeremy Riddle Full Attention 2007
Revolution (feat. Jeff Deyo) Promise Keepers Uprising A Revolution Of The Soul 2004
Bless The Lord (feat. Rita Springer) Jeff Deyo Light 2003
I Will Not Be Shaken (feat. Jonathan Lee) Promise Keepers Uprising A Revolution Of The Soul 2004
Stronger Delirious The Mission Bell 2006
How Great Is Your Faithfulness Matt Redman We Shall Not Be Shaken 2009
Whom Shall I Fear Darrell Evans You Are I Am 1998
How Deep The Fathers Love For Us Promise Keepers Uprising A Revolution Of The Soul 2004
As For Me And My House John Waller As for Me and My House 2012
Mighty Jesus The Neverclaim The Neverclaim 2013
Lead Me Sanctus Real Pieces Of A Real Heart 2010
Father Let Me Dedicate Matt Redman Passion: Hymns Ancient and Modern 2004
More Love More Power Jeff Deyo Saturate 2002
I Have Decided To Follow Jesus Phil Wickham Singalong 2008
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Join WJTL & CMI Productions This Month!

ann : April 5, 2014 1:28 pm : Ann D'Alessandro, Staff Pages

-ANN D’ALESSANDRO

Now that it is April and it actually feels like Spring, we have some upcoming events to motivate you to get out of the house, have some fun, help others and grow closer to God!  Here are the events for April.  You can see the whole list of events and get tickets at http://thejunctioncenter.com/

**Thursday, April 10th- The Recalibrated Tour with Red, Disciple, Spoken, Benjah and A Life Set Apart at Warehouse 54 in Manheim.  Tickets will be available at the door.

**Sunday, April 13th- Jessa Anderson Live From The Junction Center.  You can listen to it live on WJTL OR listen this Winning Wednesday for your chance to win your way to this exclusive radio event!

**Friday, April 25th- Marty Shaughnessy & The Stars Are Spies Live From The Junction Center.  You can listen to it live on WJTL OR listen on Monday, April 21st for your chance to win your way to this exclusive radio event!

**Sunday, April 27th- The Ragamuffin Movie Tour: The True Story of Rich Mullins at The Junction Center Tent.  Everyone is encouraged to bring an unwanted pair of used shoes to donate to Lancaster Teen Challenge.

We have a lot of fun events planned including our FREE Family Movie Nights, so please check the website and make plans to join us soon!

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Happy Spring and hope to see you soon at one of our events!

Ann D’Alessandro – Thankful for Spring and the music of Rich Mullins!

ann@wjtl.com

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Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend

phredd : April 4, 2014 8:57 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages

FIVE FUN FREE FAMILY THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND!!! April 4, 5 & 6, 2014

5) Calvary Bible Church of Hanover will host Liberty University’s traveling team, Sounds of Liberty, in concert,Sunday, April 6, 10:30 AM. The vocal and instrumental group performs hundreds of concerts annually. More Info:  www.cbc-hanover.org

4) Spring Eggstravaganza, tomorrow (April 5) from 8:30am-1pm at St. Jacob’s Lutheran Church in Glen Rock. Egg Hunt and Easter Children’s  Program. More Info: 717-235-7313.

3) First Friday Lancaster, tonight (Fri. Apr 4) from 5-9pm in Downtown Lancaster, celebrating the arts, music and community in Lancaster every First Friday. More Info: lancasterarts.com

2) Scarlet Steps, tonight (Friday, April 4) from 4-9pm at The Trust Performing Arts Center in Lancaster. Harvest Lancaster is presenting an art exhibit featuring local artists expressing the gospel through various creative mediums, including live music on. More Info: www.scarletsteps.com

1) The North Museum of Natural History and Science and Lancaster General Health are having a free admission day featuring the interactive health exhibit “Eat, Well, Play Well” tomorrow, (Saturday, April 5) from10am – noon. There’s long list of area folks who will be dishing up fun for families and they will have samples. More Info: northmuseum.org

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New Tunes at 9 Roundup: Brian Campbell

phil : April 3, 2014 6:05 pm : music, Radio Friend Phil, Staff Pages

RADIO FRIEND PHIL – Greetings! It’s time for this week’s New Tunes at 9 Roundup. (New Tunes at 9, one-hour of new and emerging music, weeknights at 9 p.m. on WJTL.)

Singer/songwriter and worship leader, Brain Campbell, was my guest this week on New Tunes at 9. Brain took some time to talk about his kickstarter campaign, running through this Monday, April 7; more details at braincampbellmusic.com. Brian Campbell will be releasing a trio of new EP’s this year: “The One Worth It All,” “The French EP,” and “Born Again.”

Brian is continuing his work with Guitars for Glory, an organization committed to providing guitars and instruments for musicians across the globe. (The goal is to raise enough funds to send over 100 guitars, and guitar cases, to those in need, annually.)

As Brian wraps up his kickstarter campaign this Monday afternoon https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/briancampbellmusic/3-eps-in-2014-the-one-worth-it-all-french-ep-born?ref=live, he’s on his way to Australia to lead worship and play songs off his new EP, “The One Worth It All.” Brain spoke about his connection to pastors, posting testimonies online, and his vision for the project. (Listen here: http://wjtl.com/listen/wjtl-casts/.)

For more on Brian Campbell, go to http://www.briancampbellmusic.com/

phil@wjtl.com

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