FIVE FUN FREE FAMILY THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND!!! April 6, 7 and 8
5) First Presbyterian Church of Strasburg is hosting a community-wide Easter egg hunt tomorrow (Saturday, April 7th) from 10 AM – 12PM. There will be fun activites, snacks, and three age groups for the hunt. More info: 717-687-6030.
4) In the Light Ministries, Lancaster City will present a Passion play called “From the Well to the Cross” tonight (Friday, April 6) The story of a group of people gathered around a well, sharing their personal experiences about Jesus. The Easter story will be dramatically presented. More Info at 717-293-9287
3) Middlesex United Methodist Church will be hosting its third annual FREE Eggstravaganza tomorrow (Saturday, April 7) from 12-4 PM. The Easter Egg Hunt will include entertainment ,bounce house, food, crafts, and more. Two egg hunts will be held, at 2 and 4 PM.More info: 717-249-2449
2) Carry the Cross today (Friday, April 6, 2012) 4:00-6:30 pm in Elizabethtown. Meet at Elizabethtown Mennonite Church (300 S Spruce St) at 3pm to walk with others from the community throughout E-town while reflecting on seven of the many events that Jesus faced along his journey to the cross. The Journey will conclude at St. Paul’s UMC (398 N Locust St). Shuttle service provided between churches. Sponsored by the Elizabethtown Ministerium. More Info: 689-0263
1) Scarlet Steps a multi-sensory art exhibit, sharing the Easter Message with artworkbased on ten different themes taken from Saint Peter’s sermon in Acts 10. Tonight (FRIDAY, APRIL 6TH, 2012) 12-9PM at Lancaster Quilt & Textile Museum 37 N. Market St., right next to Central Market. A choir will also be performing in the evening. More info: scarletsteps.com
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. New projects available this week include: “No 1’s Volume 1,” by Steven Curtis Chapman, “Into The Glorious,” by Christy Nockels, and on iTunes, “The Same Love,” by Paul Baloche. Renowned worship leader Paul Baloche stopped by the Junction Center this week to play live in the studio, talk about the Easter Holy week, his new project “The Same Love” and living out his faith for Christ. For more on Paul Baloche, go to http://www.leadworship.com/; you’ll find a myriad of worship resources, including the worship band workshop, free music charts, “how to” instructional videos, and lots of music. For video footage of Paul’s appearance at the WJTL Junction Center, go here http://wjtl.com/videos/
KRISTI LEIGH — How are you celebrating Easter? I don’t just mean who are you eating ham with and where?… I’m talking about really celebrating! I’ve noticed that holidays are so much more meaningful when I find ways to be intentional about celebrating them. This week my husband, Sam, and I are planning on attending a Passover seder, watching the movie “The Passion Of The Christ”, doing egg hunts with our niece and nephews, giving flowers to the ladies in the family and celebrating with our church on Sunday. Even as I think about our plans for the week, my heart is touched with the real “reason for the season”. (Yeah, it’s not just for Christmas anymore!) So…what are your plans? If you’re looking for events happening in our listening area that will help Easter come alive to you, check out our Events Page at www.WJTL.com (click here). It’s my encouragement to you to do more than just eating ham and going to church on Sunday. Sometimes seasons in our lives don’t allow for much extra activity. Maybe you’re going through something tough like that. But take the opportunity if you can! Even if it’s reading the story in the Bible or just pausing for a moment and thinking about what your life is like because of Resurrection Day! Celebrate!
Happy Easter Week!
JOHN SHIRK – From First Peter 1:18.
“For you know that it was not with perishable things such as silver or gold that you were redeemed from the empty way of life handed down to you from your forefathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.”
The grace of God may be freely received, but it is certainly not cheap. The price for our spiritual freedom has been paid for in blood. Jesus shed His blood at the cross. Through faith in Jesus, we are set free from our sin that condemns us. No one can buy their way out of this kind of debt. That is why Jesus came-to do for us what we could not do for ourselves. His blood was the ransom payment to release us from being hostage to sin. That payment was enough. No amount of money compares with the value of Jesus’ precious blood.
Lottery winners may have millions of dollars in their estate, but if they don’t know Jesus, the Christian in Africa who lives in a hut is much richer, because their fulfillment is found in lasting, heavenly treasure-the riches of God’s grace.
Freedom in Christ is a vital sign of a changed life in the Year of Transformation.
STACEY GAGNE – Last night I had the pleasure of attending the Global Disciples Banquet: “For the Healing of the Nations” held at Willow Valley/Doubletree Palm Court. We’d been promoting the banquet on WJTL and when my friend asked if I’d like to attend with her I was excited to say, “Sure!” I was thrilled to find out that Ethiopia was the featured country of the night and that there would be testimonies from Ethiopia and even the traditional coffee that I enjoyed so much when I was there was to be served!
As we arrived we were greeted with music from the Tinsae Kristos Evangelical Church choir and Ethiopian women were ready with freshly roasted coffee and popcorn samples. I was excited for more people from Lancaster County to get to have a taste of Ethiopian culture, too.
It was encouraging to hear about the work being done in Ethiopia as Global Disciples is helping to equip leaders, to multiply disciples of Jesus and see them plant churches. I loved hearing testimonies of Gods healing and miraculous moves among the people.
On one of their pamphlets, they used a phrase that I have heard used often: What’s in Your Hand?” There are so many opportunities for us to use what gifts and resources God has given us for His glory. Through our local churches, local ministries, and those touching the world like Global Disciples, Compassion International, Eastern Mennonite Missions and so many others … there is no shortage of opportunities for us to help. We just need to make sure that we are making ourselves available for God to use us!
JOHN SHIRK – From Galatians 5:22 and 23.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
These are the qualities that are found in a person who is keeping in step with God’s Spirit and is living by the Spirit. Faith in Jesus Christ makes room for the Holy Spirit to dwell inside us, and form our character to honor Christ. The work of the Holy Spirit is to convict us of our sins, to point out those areas of our lives where we have missed the mark of what God wants us to do, and to guide us in the truth. He will impress on us the words of Jesus, so that we might have ears to hear what He is saying to us. As we cooperate with the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives, He teaches us to become more like Jesus, who is perfect in each of these qualities in the fruit of the Spirit. Which area do we see room for growth? Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. These are qualities that the Lord is eager to build into our character. Look for opportunities to demonstrate them.
The fruit of the Spirit is a vital sign of a changed life in the Year of Transformation.
KRISTI LEIGH – It’s time once again for the Palm Sunday edition of the Praise & Worship Show! All 4 hours of the show feature songs to prepare the way for the King and to sing Hosanna and Hallelujah–plus, a number of delightful songs featuring enthusiastic children’s choirs! We’re celebrating this morning and will celebrate BIG TIME again next week on Resurrection Day! :)
Happy Palm Sunday!!!
Praise & Worship Show Playlist
April 01, 2012
~Palm Sunday Edition~
6:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.
“Won’t You Come” by Sean Feucht from “Rebirth & Reclamation”
“Make Way” by Amber Brooks from “Still I Rise”
“Shout To The North” by Delirious from “Cutting Edge”
“Days Of Elijah” by Twila Paris from “He Is Exalted”
“Creation’s King” by Paul Baloche from “A Greater Song”
“Come Worship The King” by Michael W. Smith, Shane & Shane from “Glory Revealed”
“Generous King” by Sovereign Grace Music from “The Gathering”
“Prepare The Way” by Charlie Hall from “Passion: Our Love Is Loud”
“Light Of The World” by Matt Redman from “The Father’s Song”
“Here I Am To Worship” by Tim Hughes, Martin Smith from “Happy Day”
“Hosanna” by Selah from “You Deliver Me”
“My Deliverer” by Rick Elias, Ragamuffin Band from “The Jesus Record”
7:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.
“King Of This World” by Gateway Worship from “The More I Seek You”
“A New Hallelujah” by Michael W. Smith from “A New Hallelujah”
“Our God Reigns” by Delirious from “The Mission Bell”
“He Reigns” by Newsboys from “Adoration”
“All Hail The Power Of Jesus Name/Raise Up The Crown” by Chris Tomlin from “Passion: Hymns Ancient & Modern”
“Hosanna (Be Lifted Higher)” by Israel Houghton from “Love God. Love People.”
“Prepare The Way” by Jeremy Riddle from “The Now And Not Yet”
“Hosanna” by Jason Morant from “Open”
“Endless Hallelujah” by Matt Redman from “10,000 Reasons”
“Hallelujah Jesus” from Evan Wickham from “Mysterious Things”
“King Of Wonders” by Matt Redman, Tim Hughes, Joel Houston from “CompassionArt”
8:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.
“O Worship The King” by Chris Tomlin from “Passion: Hymns Ancient & Modern”
“Sing To The King” by Candi Pearson from “Passion: Sacred Revolution”
“Glory To The King” by Anthony Evans from “The Bridge”
“Hosanna In The Highest” by Passage from “Passage”
“When I Think Of You” by Michael W. Smith from “A New Hallelujah”
“Love” by Chris Tomlin from “Hello Love”
“He Is Yahweh” by 1,000 Generations from “Turn Off The Lesser Lights”
“All God’s Children” by Delirious from “Kingdom Of Comfort”
“Celebrate The Lord Of Love” by Paul Baloche from “Open The Eyes Of My Heart”
“Here Is Our King” by David Crowder from “Passion: How Great Is Our God”
“Prepare The Way” by Jared Anderson from “Live From My Church”
“Hail The Day” by Sovereign Grace Music from “Risen”
9:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.
“Hosanna” by Christy Nockels from “Passion: God Of This City”
“King Forever” by Brett Younker from “The New Has Come”
“Hallelujah” by Hillsong United from “United We Stand”
“Hallelujah, God Is Near” by Robbie Seay Band from “Better Days”
“King Of Kings, Lord Of Lords” by Stan Sinclair from “Jesus Day: For Your Glory”
“Sing Hallelujah” by New Life Worship, Glenn Packiam, Kari Jobe from “You Hold It All”
“King Of Glory” by Chris Tomlin from “Arriving”
“Prepare Ye The Way” by Michael W. Smith from “A New Hallelujah”
“Hosanna” by Jared Anderson from “51 Must Have Modern Worship Hits”
“King Of Glory” by Third Day from “Offerings”
“Hosanna (You Are Holy)” by Twila Paris from “The Ultimate Collection”
“Hallelujah To My King” by Paul Baloche from “Our God Saves”
“King Of Heaven (Isaiah 61)” by Charlie Hall from “Passion: Awakening”
FIVE FUN FREE FAMILY THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND!!! March 30, 31 and April 1
5) Ye Free Merry Little Old Egg Hunt tomorrow (Sat. March 31st ) at 9AM at New Life Church in Lancaster. (rain date is April 1st) More info at www.newlifelancaster.org
4) Resurrection Round Up Easter Egg Hunt and More tomorrow (Sat. March 31st) from Noon-2PM at Lighthouse Assembly of God in New Holland. More info at www.lighthouseag.com
3) Gateway Church, Elk Creek Campus, will hold its Helicopter Egg Drop tomorrow (Saturday, March 31st) 11am at the Oxford Area High School soccer field. Pictures with the Easter bunny, balloons and refreshments. The helicopter plans to drop 20,000 eggs around 1:00 P.M. This event is free for children ages 2-11. More info at gcwired.com
2) Comedian and illusionist, Will McDaniel will host a family fun night, Sunday (April 1) at Northeastern High School in Manchester, 6pm. For more info call: 717-266-4525
1) PILGRIM’S PROGRESS is reuniting w/ Steve Garrett for a FREE CONCERT tonight Praise Fellowship Church, Downingtown. The concert starts at 7pm. A free will offering will be taken. More inf at www.stevegarrett.net
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. New projects available this week include: “Gold” by Britt Nicole, “Live Like That” from Sidewalk Prophets, Jimmy Needham -“Clear The Stage,” and “The Songs You’ve Already Heard: Best Of Hawk Nelson.” Casting Crowns are currently on the “Come To The Well” tour with Matthew West, Royal Tailor and Lindsay McCaul. Casting Crowns’ sixth and latest project “Come To The Well” debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200. The record includes the songs “Jesus, Friend of Sinners,” and “Courageous,” a song whose music video promotes the film of the same name. Recently, between shows, Dave O’Connor from Lancasteronline.com spoke to Casting Crowns’ singer Mark Hall about his book “The Well”– and being a youth-pastor who strives to write songs about real-life experiences. You can connect with Casting Crowns at https://castingcrowns.com/node; you’ll find links to the band’s facebook page, twitter, you-tube videos and more.
Radio Friend Phil
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