FIVE FUN FREE FAMILY THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND!!! February 7, 8 & 9, 2014
5) First Friday Lancaster, tonight from 5-9pm in Downtown Lancaster, celebrating the arts, music and community in Lancaster every First Friday. More Info: lancasterarts.com
4) Turning Point, a Christian contemporary vocal group of students from Eastern University will present a concert Sunday, (Feb. 9) 7pm at Neffsville Mennonite Church, Lititz Pike, between Lancaster and Lititz.
3) Ichthus Coffeehouse held the second Saturday of every month, tomorrow (Feb. 8th) from 7-11pm at Immanuel Evangelical Free Church of York. Free organic & fair trade coffee and tea, other refreshments, open microphone for music or spoken word, board games and more. More Info: visit the Icthus Coffeehouse Facebook page.
2) Build with LEGO free-style bricks, Architecture Series Models, simple Technic models and play with an electric train tonight, (Fri. Feb. 7th) from 5-8:30PM at Hammel Associates, East Grant St. in Lancaster. More than 15,000 bricks, plates and specialty pieces. More Info: (717) 393-3713
1)Christian Artist and Worship Leader Dave Evans will be speaking at The Church of Cumberland Valley, tomorrow (SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8TH) and SUNDAY (FEBRUARY 9TH) at 7pm each evening. The church is located at 1704 Fisher Road in Mechanicsburg. More info: (717) 790-9377
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 Chuck Gibson was my guest this week on New Tunes at 9; Chuck stopped by to play some music and talk about his new project, “What Pleases You.” Chuck Gibson is the worship leader at Community Fellowship Church, Lancaster. Chuck Gibson will be playing another Live from the Junction Center event, on Tuesday, March 4. (Be listening to WJTL for your chance to win spots on the guest list. Chuck Gibson will also be in concert, with the Neverclaim, at Calvary Church, Lancaster, on Saturday, March 15—part of the Vision 14 Conference. For details, click on the Junction Center tab at wjtl.com.) The new Chuck Gibson song, “God Is With Us” is available now on iTunes and Spotify. Chuck talked about the song on New Tunes at 9. For more on Chuck Gibson, go to http://chuckgibsonmusic.com/. You’ll find music, facebook, videos, chord charts and more.
JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Moment of Celebration reflects on the blessing of a new day.
Psalm 118:24 says, “This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”
Each day is a gift of God, and provides an opportunity for us to give thanks to God for the life we have in a particular day. While there are reasons to celebrate the opportunities of this day and every day, this passage is referring to a new thing that God was doing to bring hope to the world. Jesus would appear to the world and offer the gift of eternal life to those who would receive Him.
The surrounding verses are applied to Jesus in the New Testament.
Verse 22 talks about the stone that the builders rejected, which has become the capstone. This refers to Jesus in the New Testament.
Verse 23 says that the LORD has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes. Jesus came on a divine mission to express God’s love.
Verse 25 says, “O LORD, save us, O LORD, grant us success.” Jesus is our answer to this prayer from an earnest heart.
A light has dawned, bringing new life and fresh hope for a bright future. His name is Jesus.
The blessing of a new day is a reason to be glad in the Year of Celebration.
JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Moment of Celebration reflects on the beauty of a snowflake.
The design of a single snowflake is unique from all other snowflakes. In a similar way, God has made each of us with unique features. There is only one of you, which reflects God’s creativity in designing you as a distinct personality. In pondering the way God knew him personally, David said in Psalm 139, “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Your works are wonderful. I know that full well.”
Another dimension of snow in the Bible is how it is compared to purity. The mercy of God toward his people purifies His people from the guilt of sin. In Psalm 51:7, as David was confessing his sin of adultery and murder, referred to snow with this statement, “Wash me and I will be whiter than snow.”
The beauty of a snowflake reminds us of the unique way that God has created us, and the refreshing way that God cleanses us. Because of God’s powerful love, our formation and spiritual transformation are reasons to be glad in the Year of Celebration.
JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Moment of Celebration reflects on the laughter of Sarah.
Laughter has been called the best medicine, but not all forms of laughter are healthy. Such was the case on one occasion when Sarah laughed. Three visitors came to visit her and her husband Abraham. One of those visitors was the LORD.
By this time, Sarah was well-advanced in years. She overheard a conversation that Abraham was having with the three visitors. The LORD said, “I will surely return to you about this time next year; and Sarah your wife will have a son.”
That is when Sarah laughed the cynic’s laugh. She thought, “After I am worn out and my master is old, will I now have this pleasure?”
When the LORD asked Abraham why his wife laughed, she denied it.
The word of the LORD proved true, and Sarah did give birth to Isaac, whose name means “laughter.” This time, Sarah laughed for a different reason. She was celebrating God’s miracle of new life.
The birth of Isaac reveals that God is able to turn human impossibilities into Divine opportunities. God’s people rejoice at the evidence of His mighty Hand.
Each miracle of new life is a reason to be glad in the Year of Celebration.
Tonight’s SSRS playlist! Next week we’ll talk with Sumerlin!
|Break The World||Nine Lashes||From Water To World|
|Enemy||I Anthem||West of Homeland|
|Dance Like You’re From The Future||After Edmund||Times Have Changed EP # 1|
|The One||Disciple||O God Save Us All|
|Wild Things||Andy Mineo||Heroes for Sale|
|A Clean Shot||The Myriad||With Arrows, With Poise|
|Everything’s Gonna Be Alright||Mike Mains & The Branches||Everything EP – Single|
|Deeper||Delirious?||King of Fools|
|Pain Killer||The Letter Black||Rebuild|
|This Is Your Moment||The Deep Space Network||Where You Belong|
|The Dark Hills||Day of Fire||Losing All|
|Not Gonna Die||Skillet||Rise|
|Gonna Be Alright||KJ-52||Five-Two Television|
|Atmosphere||Toby Mac||Welcome To Diverse City|
|After the Fight||Jars Of Clay||Inland|
|Only One||Scott Stapp||Proof Of Life|
|The Kingdom||Starfield||The Kingdom|
|Ride With Me||Decyfer Down||Crash|
|All I Need||Rhett Walker Band||Come To The River|
|Come Home||Relentless Flood||Come Home|
|Heartbeat||Calling Glory||From Heaven To Earth|
|Procrastinating||Stellar Kart||We Cant Stand Sitting Down|
|Return||Capital Lights||This Is An Outrage!|
|Catchafire (Whoopsi-Daisy)||Toby Mac||Welcome to Diverse City|
|Far Away||Finding Iris||We the Moon|
|Speak Life||Toby Mac||Eye On It|
Get a cup of your favorite breakfast beverage (juice, coffee, tea) and enjoy this morning’s playlist of praise and worship songs…I can’t think of a better way to start the morning!
Kristi Leigh – WJTL DJ
10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord) (feat. Passion) Matt Redman Passion: White Flag 2012
Be Lifted High Bethel Live Be Lifted High 2011
Great I Am (feat. Jared Anderson) New Life Worship You Hold It All 2011
Alabaster Rend Collective Homemade Worship By Handmade People 2012
Beautiful Phil Wickham Cannons 2007
Worth It All Rita Springer Effortless 2002
Everything Tim Hughes Happy Day 2009
God Is With Us Chuck Gibson Band What Pleases You 2014
Thank You God For Saving Me (feat. Phil Wickham) Chris Tomlin Burning Lights 2013
This Is Amazing Grace Jeremy Riddle Bethel Live: For The Sake Of The World 2012
After All (Holy) David Crowder Band Give Us Rest-A Requiem Mass In C (The Happiest of All The Keys) 2012
Always Kristian Stanfill Passion: Here For You 2011
At Your Name (Forever) Tim Hughes Love Shine Through 2011
Take Heart Hillsong United Aftermath 2011
Crown Him (Majesty) (feat. Kari Jobe) Chris Tomlin Burning Lights 2013
Almighty God (feat. Candi Pearson Shelton) Todd Fields North Point Live: Here + Now 2012
For The Sake Of The World (feat. Brian Johnson) Bethel Live For The Sake Of The World 2012
Fires Matt Redman 10,000 Reasons 2011
Forever Reign Kristian Stanfill Passion: Here For You 2011
Heres My Heart Crowder Passion: Let The Future Begin 2013
Keep Me Near Rend Collective Homemade Worship By Handmade People 2012
Come Thou Fount Audrey Assad 2013
I Need Thee Jadon Lavik Roots Run Deep 2008
This Is What You Do (feat. William Matthews) Bethel Live For The Sake Of The World 2012
Jesus, Only Jesus Matt Redman Passion: Let The Future Begin 2013
Furious (feat. Jeremy Riddle) Bethel Live Be Lifted High 2011
Future / Past John Mark McMillan Borderland 2014
Alive Hillsong Young & Free We Are Young & Free 2013
Jesus Saves Tim Hughes Love Shine Through 2011
In Christ Alone Kristian Stanfill Passion: Let The Future Begin 2013
Sparrow Audrey Assad Heart 2011
Victors Crown Darlene Zschech [digital single] 2014
Like An Avalanche Hillsong United Aftermath 2011
Heartbeat Bellarive The Heartbeat 2012
Perfect Love (feat. SisterBrother) Philip Herndon Love In Every Motion 2013
Here I Am To Worship (feat. Martin Smith of Delirious Tim Hughes Happy Day 2009
Here Is Love Matt Redman Passion: Hymns Ancient and Modern 2004
I Belong To You (feat. Derek Johnson) Jesus Culture Live from New York (with Martin Smith) 2012
Lord, I Need You Chris Tomlin Passion: Here For You 2011
My Delight Is In You Christy Nockels Passion: Let The Future Begin 2013
Come To The Water Kristian Stanfill Passion: Let The Future Begin 2013
One Thing Remains (feat. Chris Quilala) Jesus Culture Come Away 2010
All This Glory (feat. Passion) David Crowder Band Passion: White Flag 2012
Desert Soul Rend Collective Homemade Worship By Handmade People 2012
Oh How I Need You All Sons and Daughters The Longing 2012
FIVE FUN FREE FAMILY THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND!!! January 31, February 1 & 2, 2014
5) The Solid Rock Cafe, tomorrow (Sat Feb 1) 7-9pm located at Mount Zion Road Church of the Brethren, Lebanon. Featuring the band Right to Become, food, coffee, and fellowship. More Info: 717-933-4926
4)Emmaus Road Cafe – Trivia Night, tomorrow (Saturday,Feb 1) 7-10pm. Emmaus Road Cafe, Lancaster hosts its first-ever Trivia Night. Questions will cover a wide range of subjects. More Info: emmausroadcafe.org
3) Junior Art Workshops tomorrow (Sat, Feb 1) at Lancaster Public Library, North Duke St. [Ages 5-7, 10AM-12PM] [Ages 8-10, 1-3PM]Discover contemporary artists, create paper mache masterpieces, and learn watercolor painting. More Info:(717) 394-2651
2) Groundhog Day at the Slumbering Groundhog Lodge in Quarryville- Cold or warm, featuring Octorara Orphie – Sunday, Feb. 2. The 106th observance of Groundhog Day begins at 7am with Coffee & Donuts, Parade, a skit and more.
1) Ephrata Groundhog Day, tomorrow (Saturday, Feb 1) 9am at Ephrata Park in Ephrata. The 12th annual Groundhog Day celebration, featuring Cocalico Cal, a human-sized marmot who walks and talks. Plus a Pageant and Parade and a dip in the Cocalico Creek. More info: (717) 627-1105
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.) Casting Crowns released “Thrive,” their seventh project this week. “Thrive” is the follow-up to “Come to the Well” a record that debuted in 2011, at No. 2, behind Adele’s project, 21. (Coincidentally, “Come to the Well” included “Courageous,” a song whose music video promoted the film of the same name.) Fronted by singer Mark Hall, Casting Crowns began as a student worship band; they released their self-titled, 2003 debut, a disc that included their first radio hit, “Voice of Truth.” In spite of the group’s enormous success, Mark Hall remains focused on their mission, while remaining true to their roots in youth ministry. For more on Casting Crowns, go to https://www.castingcrowns.com/home. And don’t forget about the Thrive Tour: Thursday, March 20 (the first day of Spring), featuring Casting Crowns, Laura Story, and For King and Country, at the Giant Center, Hershey. (Tickets on sale now at 717-459-3701 or click the Junction Center tab http://www.thejunctioncenter.com/).
JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Moment of Celebration reflects on the key to God’s Divine pardon.
Many people today are familiar with the term “presidential pardon.” This is what happens when our nation’s leader chooses to forgive someone’s crime and the penalty associated with it. Interestingly, the acceptance of a pardon implies an admission of guilt.
According to the Bible, Jesus is the key that gives us access to God’s pardon for our sins. Facing the truth of our moral failures is essential for finding the release from guilt that we desperately need.
Through faith in Jesus Christ, our forgiveness is complete and our penalty has already been paid through the blood of Jesus shed at the cross.
Romans 8:1 says, “There is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus, the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death.”
Jesus, as the key to God’s Divine Pardon, is a reason to be glad in the Year of Celebration.