Lesson Of Faith-Chasing Away The Grumbles with Gratitude

john : November 21, 2013 4:59 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Philippians 2:14 gives us a direct word of instruction that will affect our relationships and our witness for God if we heed the message.

“Do everything without complaining or arguing.” Persistent complaining or an argumentative spirit saps the energy from relationships. The Israelites in Moses’ day were known for complaining about their plight on the way to the Promised Land, and they got nowhere fast. Complaints focus on the problem, without seeking a solution or without turning to prayer. A thankful person will recognize problems, but can also see opportunities through life’s challenges.

Paul, the writer of Philippians, knew that complaining or arguing undermined the strength of the church’s witness for Jesus. And so, he proceeds to explain why we should do everything without complaining or arguing-“So that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe, as you hold out the word of life.”

With gratitude to God, we can chase away a complaining or arguing spirit, and shine the light of the Gospel to this generation.

The credible witness of a thankful person is a lesson of faith worth remembering.

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Some Sort of Rock Show

promojohn : November 17, 2013 8:00 pm : John Staffieri, Uncategorized

Here is your handcrafted playlist for your November 17th.  Leave a comment below to enter tonight’s Big Contest.  Your prize?  A brand new Hyland CD & a versatile WJTL Cinch pack!

Hour 1

Manic Drive – Positive Radio

Switchfoot – Hello Hurricane

Andy Mineo – Wild Things

Skillet – Not Gonna Die

Spoken – Through It All

Plankeye – Say Now That You’re Sorry

Pioneer – Lights

Five Iron Frenzy – Into Your Veins

Found In The Fury – Strive

Toby Mac – Thankful For You

Toby Mac – J Train

Stellar Kart – Criminals and Kings

Flyleaf – Fully Alive

Abandon Kansas – Turn It Into Gold

TFK – Light Up The Sky

Dustin Kensrue – Grace Alone


Hour 2

Mike Mains and the Branches – Noises

RED – Die For You

I Anthem – Enemy

Scientist – Coming Up

Hawk Nelson – Live Life Loud

Remedy Drive – Make It Bright

Jars Of Clay – After The Fight

Manafest – No Plain B

Silverline – Vicious

Rapture Ruckus – In Crowd

Nine Lashes -Break The World

I am Empire – Gravity Bomb

We Are Leo – Supernova Sunrise

Needtobreathe – Devil’s Been Talkin

Submission Red – Fight For You


Praise&Worship Playlist (Nov.17)

kristi : November 17, 2013 6:00 am : Kristi Leigh, music, Staff Pages

Today’s theme on the Praise & Worship Show is “Names Of God”.  These names reveal who He is.  I hope you enjoy tuning in for a few songs–or all 4 hours!

Kristi Leigh – WJTL DJ


Praise Adonai Paul Baloche Rock of Refuge 2000
Yahweh Shawn McDonald Simply Nothing 2004
Your Great Name We Praise Sovereign Grace Music Upward – The Bob Kauflin Hymns Project 2003
You Are Holy (Prince Of Peace) Michael W. Smith Worship Again 2003
Hallelujah What A Savior Vicky Beeching Painting The Invisible 2007
I Will Sing Of My Redeemer (feat. Barlow Girl) Selah Bless The Broken Road 2006
God of All Glory Jeremy Riddle Full Attention 2007
What A Friend Ive Found Delirious King Of Fools 1998
Hallelujah Jesus Evan Wickham Mysterious Things 2005
Messiah Phil Wickham Phil Wickham 2006
Light Of The World Matt Redman The Fathers Song 2000
Wonderful King David Crowder Passion: Our Love Is Loud 2002
Fairest Lord Jesus Christy Nockels Passion: Hymns Ancient and Modern 2004
Yahweh (feat. Passion) Chris Tomlin Passion: White Flag 2012
Beautiful Savior Casting Crowns WOW Worship 2004
Redeemer Tim Hughes Here I Am To Worship 2001
Jesus Messiah Chris Tomlin Hello Love 2008
He Is Aaron Jeffery Aaron Jeffery 1994
Yahweh Hillsong Faith+Hope+Love 2009
Wonderful Merciful Savior Phillips, Craig and Dean Let My Words Be Few 2001
Jesus, Friend Of Sinners Casting Crowns Come To The Well 2012
I Love Your Name Brian Johnson Love Came Down 2010
God Of Justice Tim Hughes Happy Day 2009
Who You Are Desperation Band Who You Are 2006
Wonderful Savior Tim Reimherr Unceasing – 10 Years Of Night And Day Worship (Kansas City IHOP) 2010
Your Name (feat. Paul Baloche) Phil Wickham Your Name 2008
O, For A Thousand Tongues To Sing David Crowder Band Passion: God Of This City 2008
Adonai Hillsong Mighty To Save 2006
God Of Our Salvation Phil Wickham Response 2011
Beautiful Jesus Kristian Stanfill Passion: God Of This City 2008
Youre The Lion Of Judah Travis Cottrell Beloved Disciple 2002
He Is Yahweh 1000 Generations Turn Off The Lesser Lights EP 2009
God of Wonders (feat. Caedmons Call) Mac Powell City on a Hill 2000
Counting On Your Name Tim Hughes Love Shine Through 2011
Jesus Lord Of Heaven Phil Wickham Cannons 2007
Our Messiah Reigns (feat. Glenn Packiam) New Life Worship You Hold It All 2011
Come Worship the King (feat. Shane & Shane) Michael W. Smith Glory Revealed – The Word of God In Worship 2007
The Lord is My Shepherd Jeremy Riddle Furious 2011
Blessed Redeemer Leigh Nash Hymns And Sacred Songs 2011
Almighty God (feat. Candi Pearson Shelton) Todd Fields North Point Live: Here + Now 2012
At Your Name (Yahweh, Yahweh) Phil Wickham Response 2011
King Of Kings, Lord of Lords Stan Sinclair Jesus Day – For Your Glory 2005
Father, Spirit, Jesus Casting Crowns LIfesong 2005
Great Redeemer Paul Baloche Our God Saves 2007
Your Name Will Be Praised Laura Story Blessings 2011
Emmanuel (feat. Rick Elias, Nicole C. Mullen) Gabriels Harp One 2000
The Lord Is My Shepherd (23rd Psalm) Keith Green Songs for the Shepherd 1981
When I Speak Your Name (feat. Kari Jobe) Klaus Glory 2008
Love Song For A Savior Jars Of Clay Closer EP 2008
The Solid Rock Charlie Hall Passion: Hymns Ancient and Modern 2004
Your Name Paul Baloche A Greater Song 2006
Who You Are Bethel Live Feat. Jenn Johnson For The Sake Of The World 2012
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Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend

phredd : November 15, 2013 8:58 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages


Music Friday Lancaster, tonight (Friday, Nov. 15th) throughout Downtown Lancaster.  Live music the third Friday of every month. More Info:

4)  Lancaster Mennonite School Art Show, Barbecue and Concert, tonight (Friday, Nov. 15th) at the Lancaster Campus.  Activities also include the Iron Bridge 5k Run/Walk, 3v3 Basketball Tournament, Alumni music performances and Auction. More Info: (717)509-4459

3)  Free Concert by Damaskus Road Band at Myerstown Church of the Brethren, Sunday (Nov. 17th) from 6-8PM. An evening of music and testimony with an inspiring message of God’s grace. Love offering will be taken. More Info: 717-866-5517

2) African Community Church of Lancaster is hosting the Mwamba Children’s Choir of Uganda, tomorrow (Sat. Nov. 16th) at 6PM.   A love offering will be received. More Info:717 340 1041

1) Pajamarama at Lancaster Public Library. – Sunday, Nov. 17th a 6:45PM.  In the mood for some stories before bed? Hop in your pajamas for this evening storytime! Open to all ages. More Info: 717-394-2651


New Tunes at 9 Roundup: Dave Barnes

phil : November 14, 2013 6:13 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 Dave Barnes was our guest this week on New Tunes at 9. Dave talked about his new projects, “Golden Days” and “A December to Remember”; and he took the time to reflect on the international success of his number one hit, “God Gave Me You,” a song he wrote and, subsequently, was taken to a whole new level of appreciation, by country singer, Blake Shelton. Barnes’ new project, “A December to Remember,” is available now on iTunes, Amazon and CD; the forthcoming project, “Golden Days,” is set to release on January 28. Dave spoke about the first-single, “Good,” and you can hear the conversation here For more on Dave Barnes, go to You’ll find facebook, iTunes, You-Tube and much more.

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Extraordinary Give Has Begun

phredd : November 13, 2013 4:22 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages
Today is the day  (Friday, November  22nd), you can support WJTL with the Extraordinary Give – Lancaster County’s Largest Day of Giving.

Any donation made online by midnight tonight at  will be stretched by $300,000 from the Lancaster County Community Foundation and Rodgers & Associates. Last year almost $30,000 was raised in support of WJTL

Tell your friends, show your support for WJTL and GIVE EXTRAORDINARY!



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Ways to Help Typhoon Victims in the Phillipines

stacey : November 12, 2013 12:03 pm : missions, Stacey Gagne

There are many organizations and ministries lending aid to those impacted by the storm in the Phillipines.  Please pray for the victims and prayerfully consider how and where you can pitch in to those in need:

AMG International :  AMG has a large ministry presence in the Philippines, including in the hard-hit Visayas Region. Our field staff there, led by national director Hector Araña, has sprung into action collecting relief supplies, working to establish communication with our partners in the affected areas, and preparing to travel into the disaster zone to assess damage and distribute supplies to the thousands of families AMG serves through our childcare ministries providing relief supplies from our Disaster Relief Fund (, and funds are urgently needed to sustain this response. You can donate now at, over the phone at (423) 894-6060, or by mail to AMG International, 6815 Shallowford Rd., Chattanooga, TN 37421.

HarvestNet International: Gifts through this link will be entrusted to pastors with congregations in the devastated area.  Locally based HarvestNET International has over 100 partner churches and ministries in the Philippines.

World Vision:  World Vision is launching an emergency response to help affected children and families in the Philippines.

Compassion International:   Your gift makes possible interventions such as: emergency food and water, temporary shelters, personal items, cooking utensils, trauma counseling and spiritual support, replacing clothing, school supplies and household items, restoring supplies a family needs for earning income, providing continued counseling and support as needed

Samaritans Purse:  A Samaritan’s Purse disaster response team is in the Philippines to help in the aftermath of one the strongest storms ever recorded.  “Our multinational team is coordinating relief efforts on the Leyte and the neighboring island of Samar, working with local Christians to deliver relief to those most in need. Community water filters, protective tarps, blankets, hygiene kits, and emergency family food packets are being rushed to affected areas.”

SEND International:  SEND has set up a Typhoon relief option that will allow people to give to Filipino churches who will aid in disaster relief

MCC:  Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is responding to Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, providing funding for relief, supporting an initial assessment team of an MCC partner organization and working with partners to determine needs for longer-term recovery.

CCT: Center for Community Transformation:  HOPE International’s local partner, the Center for Community Transformation (CCT), works in the regions hit hardest by the typhoon, and they are currently mobilizing to provide these communities with immediate help.

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Some Sort of Rock Show

promojohn : November 10, 2013 8:17 pm : John Staffieri

Welcome to Episode 15 or Some Sort of Rock Show.  I’d say this is a pretty hot playlist tonight!  Let me know what you think.  Just leave a comment below.  Thanks for listening!

Hour 1

We As Human – Taking Life

Rhett Walker Band – Can’t Break Me

Family Force 5 – Superhero

Toby Mac -Tonight

Spoken – Calm The Storm

Superchick – So Bright (Stand Up)

The  Wedding – In The End

Cord Of 3 – The Edge

Philmont – Where To Start

Kutless – You Alone

Kutless – Run

Audio Adrenaline – King Of The Comebacks

Run Kid Run – Modern March

Manafest – Heart Attack

The Red Airplane – Until The Sun Burns Out

Sky Terminal – Don’t Close Your Eyes


Hour 2

The Classic Crime – Dead Rose

Lecrae – Power Trip

P.O.D. – Lost In Forever

7eventh Time Down – Wait For You

Hyland – Til Death

RED – So Far Away

Remedy Drive – Glory

Disciple – The One

Lybecker – In Between

Scott Staap – Slow Suicide

The Almost – I’m Down

Anberlin – Feel Good Drag

Third Day – I Can Feel It

Kingdom – God of Fire

Rocket Summer – Revival

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Praise&Worship Playlist (Nov.10)

kristi : November 10, 2013 6:00 am : Kristi Leigh, music, Staff Pages

We have a couple of themes this morning on the program.  At 7:oo, it’s songs for National Adoption Month and from 8:00-10:00, it’s a “Life & Living” Theme!

Kristi Leigh

One Thing Remains (feat. Chris Quilala) Jesus Culture Come Away 2010
At Your Name (Forever) Tim Hughes Love Shine Through 2011
Your Glory All Sons & Daughters Season One 2012
Lord, I Need You Chris Tomlin Passion: Here For You 2011
Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) Hillsong United Zion 2013
Great I Am (feat. Jared Anderson) New Life Worship You Hold It All 2011
10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord) (feat. Passion) Matt Redman Passion: White Flag 2012
This Is Amazing Grace Jeremy Riddle Bethel Live: For The Sake Of The World 2012
This Is What You Do (feat. William Matthews) Bethel Live For The Sake Of The World 2012
Take Heart Hillsong United Aftermath 2011
7AM National Adoption Month Theme(7-8AM)
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
How Deep The Fathers Love For Us Bethany Dillon and Matt Hammitt (of Sanctus Real) In Christ Alone – Modern Hymns Of Worship 2008
Into The Light Sisterbrother TBD 2013
Abba Father (feat. Kari Jobe) Klaus Glory 2008
My Fathers World Jadon Lavik Roots Run Deep 2008
All The Poor And Powerless All Sons & Daughters Season One 2012
Children Of God Third Day Move 2010
You Made Us Your Own Sovereign Grace Music Sons And Daughters 2009
Abba, Father Sovereign Grace Music From Age To Age 2012
Our Father Bethel Live Feat. Jenn Johnson For The Sake Of The World 2012
All Gods Children Delirious Kingdom Of Comfort 2008
Children Of The Living God Fernando Ortega Give Me Jesus 1999
8AM Life & Living Theme (8-10AM)
Alive All Sons & Daughters Season One 2012
Wonderful God Hillsong God He Reigns 2005
Praise The Lord Kristene Mueller Those Who Dream 2008
Live To Worship Scott Krippayne It Goes Like This 2003
Live To Praise Twila Paris Small Sacrifice 2008
Made Alive Citizens Citizens 2013
Alive Hillsong Young & Free We Are Young & Free 2013
Our Gods Alive Andy Cherry Nothing Left To Fear 2011
Coming Alive Phil Wickham Heaven and Earth 2009
My Savior Lives New Life Worship Its All Worship 2007
Take My Life Jadon Lavik Roots Run Deep 2008
Make Me Alive Charlie Hall The Rising 2010
Reason I Live Planetshakers Open Up the Gates 2004
Love Come To Life Big Daddy Weave The Ultimate Collection 2011
Come Alive Sean Feucht Rebirth And Reclamation 2009
Life Light Up Christy Nockels Life Light Up 2009
This Is Why I Am Alive Rick Pino The Narrow Road 2010
Giver Of Life Tim Hughes When Silence Falls 2004
Hes Alive Laura Hacket Joy (LIVE) 2010
Alive In Us Hillsong God Is Able 2011
Lifesong Casting Crowns Lifesong 2005
More Than Life Jared Anderson Hope Of The Nations 2003
Come Alive Deluge Unshakable 2010
With Long Life Israel and New Breed A Deeper Level 2007
You Give Me Life Rita Springer Rise Up 2004
Dry Bones (feat. Jon Egan, Mia Fields) New Life Worship You Hold It All 2011

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend

phredd : November 8, 2013 8:57 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages


5) Second Friday E-town Tonight (Friday, Nov 8)  5-9pm. Local Artist, Music & Kids Activities in Downtown Elizabethtown. Visit

4)  Second Friday Lititz Tonight (Friday, Nov 8) 5-9pm. It’s a Fall Festival Friday in Lititz, featuring food, art, and celebration in downtown Lititz. More Info:

3) Ichthus Coffeehouse tomorrow (Saturday, Nov 9) at Immanuel Evangelical Free Church of York. from 7-11pm.  Music, Board games, and more. Open mic for music or spoken word . More Info: 717-755-2413

2) The 14th Annual Pumpkin Olympics tomorrow (Saturday, Nov. 9) 11am-4pm at Glen Run Valley View Farm in Atglen. Pumpkin chunkin’ team “The Smokin Lamas,” as seen on the Discovery Channel will be on hand.   There will be a large variety of Pumpkin games, Pumpkin Decorating & Carving Contest, Pumpkin Pie Eating contest, Pumpkin Races, Special Events, Food, AND the Pumpkin Avalanche.  All proceeds benefit the Parkesburg Point youth center. More Info: 610-593-5656

1) A Salute to Veterans tomorrow (Sat Nov 9) from 9-11am at Marticville Middle School in Pequea. Former WGAL Newsman Dick Hoxworth will emcee. The featured Speaker is Larry Alexander – a journalist and military historian who has written a number of books about World War II.  All donations go to Keystone Wounded Warriors.  More Info:717-291-9854

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