Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend

phredd : October 25, 2013 8:59 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages


5) Bob Lenz Community Night -A fun evening for the whole family – Heart. Humor. Hope. tonight (Friday, Oct. 25th) 6-8:30pm at Conrad Weiser High School in Robesonia.  illusionist Josh Jordon and Jesse Baker Band will also perform. More Info: 610-763-8043

4) An evening with Holly Starr and special guest Zac Cambria tomorrow (Saturday Oct. 26th) 7-9pm at The Santander Performing Arts Center – formerly The Sovereign Performing Arts Center  in Reading. More info:

3) Cheri Keaggy will be performing a FREE concert tonight (Friday, October 25th) 8pm at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church in Elizabethtown. More Info:717-367-1889

2) 3 of the members of Rainchildren (Marty, Steve, and Aaron) will be joined by Mike Bitts (from the Innocence Mission) for a concert tonight (Friday October 25) 7-9pm at the Community Room on King in Lancaster. More Info: 717-572-5914

1) Petra Fall Fest tonight (Friday, October 25) 5-9pm at Petra Christian Fellowship in New Holland.  Carnival games, crafts, hay rides, bonfires, food, and lots of fun. More Info:

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New Tunes at 9 Roundup: JJ Heller

phil : October 24, 2013 6:19 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 JJ Heller was a recent guest on New Tunes at 9. (JJ and her husband, Dave, performed at the Junction Center earlier this year; click the ‘videos’ tab at JJ Heller’s sixth studio project is called, “Loved.”  JJ says, “Loved is a collection of songs that belong together; there’s a common thread connection in all of them. It’s setting our sights on the horizon instead of the few steps ahead.” For more on JJ Heller, go to You’ll find links to download her music on iTunes, plus facebook (where a fan recently commented, “Thank you for sharing your life with us. Most performers don’t; you’re so down-to-earth.”) I also recommend that you check out her creative lyric video for the new song, “Redemption.” The video is shot with a camera overlooking a table; JJ’s hand is seen holding markers and writing the lyrics to the song on a large, unruled notepad. Near the end of the video, the paper becomes sprinkled with cut-out butterflies and flowers. (You can find the the new lyric video at


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Lesson Of Faith-Jesus As Our Defense Attorney

john : October 22, 2013 5:46 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – A defense attorney represents someone facing a lawsuit or criminal prosecution.

In the courtroom of heaven, God is the judge, and Satan is the prosecuting attorney. He is our accuser. He makes a compelling case for our guilt, as he recites the list of sins that we have committed in our lifetime. But then another voice comes forward to defend us. Jesus makes the case for our innocence, not by denying we did those things, but by acknowledging the shedding of His blood to cover our sins. This is what it’s like for the person who confesses their need for Jesus to save them from their sin.

First John 2:1 says, “My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have one who speaks to the Father in our defense-Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours, but also for the sins of the whole world.”

The redemption of Jesus as a defense attorney in a courtroom is a lesson of faith worth remembering.

John Shirk

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Some Sort of Rock Show Playlist & Contest

promojohn : October 20, 2013 8:00 pm : John Staffieri

Your SSRS Playlist for October 20th, 2013.  Leave a comment below and you will be automatically entered into this week’s Big Contest!  Your prize is the self-titled project from We As Human.  Also pictured below is my cereal box prize which is not included in tonight’s Big Contest.  Sorry to disappoint!

Hour 1

Silverline – Vicious

Mike Mains and the Branches – Miracle

TobyMac – Eye On It

Great Transparency – How To Live

Hawk Nelson – Friend Like That

Day of Fire – Fade Away

Kingdom – At The Sound

Almost – I’m Down

KJ 52 – Brand New Day

Abandon Kansas – Turn It Into Gold

Anberlin – Feel Good Drag

Flyleaf w/Sonny Sandoval –  Something Better

David Crowder Band – The Veil

TFK – Light Up The Sky


Hour 2 

Cord of 3 – The Edge

Jars of Clay – After The Fight

Stellar Kart – Criminals & Kings

Lecrae – Don’t Waste Your Life

We Are Leo – Supernova Sunrise

Audio Adrenaline – Some Kind of Zombie

RED – Die For You

Manafest – Throw It Away

P.O.D. – Beautiful

Fireflight – Now

Found In The Fury – Strive

After Edmund – Thank God

Seventh Day Slumber – White Flag

Switchfoot – Dark Horse

EleventySeven – Love In Your Arms






Praise&Worship Playlist (10/20)

kristi : October 20, 2013 6:00 am : Kristi Leigh, music, Staff Pages

Here is all the song information for today’s Praise & Worship Show.  Note: there’s a “JOY” theme in the 7:00 hour and a “NEED” theme from about 9:20-10:00.

Kristi Leigh – WJTL DJ

For The Sake Of The World (feat. Brian Johnson) Bethel Live For The Sake Of The World 2012
Great I Am (feat. Jared Anderson) New Life Worship You Hold It All 2011
Awakening Chris Tomlin Passion: Awakening 2010
The Stand Kristian Stanfill Passion: Awakening (Delexe Edition) 2010
One Thirst and Hunger Jeremy Riddle Furious 2011
Wont You Come Sean Feucht Rebirth And Reclamation 2009
Lamp Charlie Hall The Rising 2010
Word Of God Speak Mercy Me Spoken For 2003
Let It Rain (feat. Chris Quilala) Jesus Culture Come Away 2010
Desert Soul Rend Collective Homemade Worship By Handmade People 2012
Back To The Start (Gods Great Dance Floor) Martin Smith Gods Great Dance Floor Step 1 2013
Make A Joyful Noise – I Will Not Be Silent David Crowder All I Can Say 1998
Tears Of Joy Phil Wickham The Ascension 2013
Joyful, Joyful Laura Hackett Joy (LIVE) 2010
I Want The Joy Rita Springer Effortless 2002
Count It All Joy Sovereign Grace Music Worship God Live 2005
What Joy Is Found Jeremy Riddle Full Attention 2007
Joy Has Dawned Bethany Dillon and Matt Hammitt (of Sanctus Real) In Christ Alone – Modern Hymns Of Worship 2008
My Joy Philip Herndon Love In Every Motion 2012
Joyful (The One Who Saves) Brenton Brown Joyful 2010
Joy Is In This Place Tim Hughes When Silence Falls 2004
Joy Phil Wickham Response 2011
You Are My Joy David Crowder Band Passion: Everything Glorious 2006
Rejoice Chris Tomlin See The Morning 2006
10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord) (feat. Passion) Matt Redman Passion: White Flag 2012
High Places Brian Campbell Hearts Wake To The Giver Of Life 2013
Heartbeat Bellarive The Heartbeat 2012
Brokenness Aside All Sons & Daughters Season One 2012
Furious (feat. Jeremy Riddle) Bethel Live Be Lifted High 2011
One Thing Remains (feat. Chris Quilala) Jesus Culture Come Away 2010
Come Lord Jesus Dustin Kensrue The Water & The Blood 2013
Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) Hillsong United Zion 2013
Alabaster Rend Collective Homemade Worship By Handmade People 2012
Clear The Stage Jimmy Needham Clear The Stage 2012
Love Came Down Brian Johnson Love Came Down 2010
Always Kristian Stanfill Passion: Here For You 2011
At Your Name (Forever) Tim Hughes Love Shine Through 2011
This Is Amazing Grace Jeremy Riddle Bethel Live: For The Sake Of The World 2012
Fall On Your Knees David Crowder Band Give Us Rest-A Requiem Mass in C (The Happiest of All Keys) 2012
Mystery (feat. Passion) Charlie Hall Passion: White Flag 2012
Lord, I Need You Chris Tomlin Passion: Here For You 2011
Oh How I Need You All Sons and Daughters The Longing 2012
All I Need (What A Privilege) Gateway Worship The More I Seek You 2010
Needful Hands Jars Of Clay Exodus 1998
I Need You The Swift Today 2005
All I Need Rhett Walker Band Come To The River 2013
God He Reigns/All I Need is You Hillsong God He Reigns 2005
All We Need Charlie Hall Flying Into Daybreak 2006
Everything I Need Ross Wright Band Light Of Your Grace 2004

Five Fun Free Things To Do This Weekend

phredd : October 18, 2013 8:58 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages


5) Fall Festival tomorrow (Saturday, October 19) 2-6pm at  Living Water Community Church in Harrisburg. Free food, games, crafts, inflatables, face painting, and live music. Followed by an outdoor worship service at 6pm.  More Info:

4) Bethany Christian Services – Finding Home: A Night of Compassion Concert tomorrow (Saturday, October 19) 7-9pm at Middletown Area Middle School, Oberlin Road, Middletown.  Doors open at 6:30pm. A free will offering will be taken for Bethany Christian Services

3) The Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation’s First Children’s Festival tomorrow (Saturday, October 19th) from 11am-2pm at Ashcombe Farm & Greenhouses in Mechanicsburg.  Children’s book launch, horse show, pumpkin painting, pony rides, mascots, carnival games, and the Turkey Hill Prize Wheel! The event is free for families to attend.  The Children’s Cancer Recovery Foundation nationally assists more than 13,000 children, and their families, who are facing the hardships of a cancer diagnosis. More Info: (717) 545-7600

2) Stuart Young in concert, tonight (Friday October 18) from 7-9pm at the Community Room on King for their 1st Coffeehouse and Open Mic Night in their new space.  The night will feature 2 sets by Stuart, and an open mic portion. More Info: 717-572-5914

1)  WJTLs Family Movie Night tonight (Fri. Oct. 18th) Gates Open at 6pm Movie begins at 7PM at The Junction Center Tent in Manheim. Pedal Cars before the movie. Free Event, but you must have tickets!  – More Info: click on the Junction Center tab at

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New Tunes at 9 Roundup: Needtobreathe

phil : October 17, 2013 6:26 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. Bo Rinehart from Needtobreathe was our guest this week on New Tunes at 9. Bo, his brother Bear, and the rest of the band are currently on the ‘Stomping Ground Tour.’ (Needtobreathe also played a Live from the Junction Center show last Thursday for WJTL listeners.) Needtobreathe are an Americana band from Possum Kingdom, South Carolina; their music is a mix of rock, Gospel, blues, and old-time, Appalachian melodies. Their latest project, “The Reckoning,” is a 14-song collection that debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard 200. Bo Rinehart talked about the band’s evolution of sound and approach to making music For more on Needtobreathe, go to You’ll find links to download their music on iTunes, plus facebook, fan photos and more. According to Bo Rinehart, Needtobreathe is currently writing and working on new songs during concert sound check, and plan to release a new project in 2014.

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Lesson of Faith-There Is A Cure For Heart Disease

john : October 17, 2013 5:01 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK-One of the foundational teachings of the Christian faith is the moral depravity of humanity. Apart from Christ’s influence, we are lost in sinful and selfish ways. Sin is at the heart of our problem.

Jeremiah 17:9 says “The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?”

The heart is so deceptive that it is possible for us to deceive ourselves into thinking we are in a better condition than we really are.

The good news about Jesus is that He is our remedy of hope. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. We can be set free from guilt and experience forgiveness through the sacrifice of Jesus for us on the cross. What is incurable for man is possible with God.

Jesus says in Luke 5:31, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.”  For the sickness of our sin, there is a cure, and his name is Jesus.

The heart of our problem and our remedy of hope is a lesson of faith worth remembering.

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Lesson Of Faith-Fall Of Adam and Eve

john : October 15, 2013 3:26 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – The fall of Adam and Eve.

After God created man in His own image, something terrible happened, which helps to explain why there is evil in this world to this very day. Adam and Eve ate fruit from the one forbidden tree that God commanded them to avoid.

Genesis 3:6 says, “When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it.”

From this account, we can learn a lot about the forbidden fruit of our own lives, whether it’s the temptation to steal from the cookie jar or take someone else’s possessions.

Before eating the forbidden fruit, the woman saw the fruit of the tree. It was pleasing to look at. It captured the affections of her heart. Then, after eating it, she exported the fruit to her husband, who also ate it. Forbidden fruit can be like that today. Our heart is drawn to disobedience when our focus is in the wrong place. Our own moral failures can have a contagious effect on others, just as Eve persuaded Adam to eat the forbidden fruit too.

Their failure teaches us to focus our vision on the good things that God has provided for us, rather than forbidden things.

The Fall of Adam and Eve is a lesson of faith worth remembering.


Some Sort Of Rock Show Contest and Playlist

promojohn : October 13, 2013 8:00 pm : John Staffieri, Uncategorized


We are giving away the new book from Manafest called “Fighter” tonight.  All you need to do is leave a comment below.  Let me know about your favorite SSRS snack or let me know what you think about tonight’s show.  Any comment will do.  Thanks!

Tonight’s SSRS playlist is listed below.


Your Some Sort of Rock Show playlist for October 13, 2013.

Hour 1

Nine Lashes – Break the World

Ashes Remain – On My Own

Manafest – Fighter

Red – So Far Away

The Current – I Choose Love

Hokus Pick – I’m So Happy

Sumerlin – The Fallback

Switchfoot – Love Alone is Worth the Fight

Skillet – Not Gonna Die

Spoken – Calm the Storm

Flyleaf – Perfect

Silverline – Speak This Name

Disciple – The One

Disciple – Only You

Toby Mac – Burn For You

Remedy Drive – Daylight


Hour 2

Rhett Walker Band – Can’t Break Me

Decyfer Down – Fight To Win

Needtobreathe – Devil’s Been Talkin

Rapture Ruckus/soul glow – In Crowd

Lybecker – In Between

Dustin Kensrue – Rock of Ages

Rush of Fools – Help our Unbelief

We Are Leo – Oxygen

TFK – Light Up the Sky

We as Human – Taking Life

7eventh Time Down – Just Say Jesus

This is Who I Am – Third Day

Scientist – Coming Up

Run Kid Run – Rescue Me

Seventh Day Slumber – White Flag

Manic Drive – Good Times

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