RADIO FRIEND PHIL – After releasing several independent projects, a band called The Reel is making new fans with the title-track to the new compilation project, “Come Back Home.” “Come Back Home” was produced by Phillips Larue and Ben Phillips; the project is a partnership with Courage to Be You, Inc., an international, non-profit organization dedicated to building homes and providing care for underage victims of human sex-trafficking.
The Reel is a 5-piece band from Placerville, California. Lead singer Cameron Stymeist plays acoustic guitar in the band, and is the worship leader at Green Valley community Church. For more on The Reel, go to http://www.wearethereel.com/thereel/. You’ll find the band’s facebook and you-tube pages, a link to buy the disc on iTunes, and more. (Cameron Stymeist will be my guest, on New Tunes at 9, on Tuesday, June 25, at 9pm.)
JOHN SHIRK – Today, WJTL remembers the blessing of being poor in spirit.
Jesus told His followers in Matthew 5:3, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
To be poor in spirit is to recognize our need for God’s grace. We come to the place where we realize that we are inadequate to do anything about our sin and that we are incomplete without God’s love. As a result, we turn to Christ for salvation.
To be poor in spirit is a humble place to be. God makes Himself at home in the heart of the person who is humble before Him. In Isaiah 57:15, the LORD says, “I live in a high and holy place, but also with him who is contrite and lowly in spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite.”
The Blessing of being poor in spirit is a lesson of faith worth remembering.
This morning we talked with Dave and Susan from Red Lion Zion United Methodist Church about their upcoming first annual Alive! Outdoor Music Festival next Saturday and Sunday, June 22nd and 23rd.
The words “music festival” don’t do the event justice; the weekend is jam-packed with food, kids events, a craft show, a movie screening, and of course many wonderful artists. Susan told me how the church had thrown a small music festival a few years ago to benefit one of their congregation members, and about six months ago she started to feel called to put together a larger festival. After much hard work, the Red Lion Alive! Festival started to come together, and now the weekend is going to feature two full days of bands, activities, food and more! The lineup is quite diverse, including Derek Sandtrom, The Keystone State and Delta Road Singers, The Jazz Resurrection Project, Steven Courtney, Rainbow Puppet Ministry, Colleen Sherlock, Tim Storey Magic, and much more! There will be plenty of activities for the kids, including face painting, crafts, Bible stories and event finger nail painting. Dave and Susan are excited for the weekend, especially because there is currently no outdoor Christian music festival in York County. Admission to the entire event is free, and this festival looks like it’s going to be a blast! To get more information, including the entire lineup of events, you can visit redlionzionumc.org.
WJTL will be broadcasting live from Hickory Falls Family Entertainment Center in Hanover on Saturday, June 15th for a benefit mini-golf event.
All proceeds from mini golf from Noon-2pm will be donated to Tender Care Pregnancy Services a non-profit organization serving the Hanover area with free, confidential pregnancy services and support. Chicken BBQ from Little Everett’s will be available for lunch.
WJTL’s appearance is made possible by Hickory Falls Family Entertainment Center also featuring laser tag, an indoor play area, water wars, an arcade and new this year…Go Karts!
The WJTL Road Crew will have JTL stickers & giveaways. You can also sign up to win our contest.
There are 2 themes in today’s program. First, for all you early risers: the first 2 hours are themed with songs for you! Then, we’ll wrap up with a 4-song “Knees” mini-theme. If you have any song questions, theme suggestions or worship leader recommendations, get in touch. I’d be happy to hear from you.
Kristi Leigh – WJTL DJ
|First Song that I Sing||Sara Groves||All Right Here||2002|
|Awaken The Dawn (feat. Paul Meany of Mutemath)||Victory Fellowship Worship Band||Elevator Music||2010|
|Wake Up||All Sons & Daughters||Season One||2012|
|Wake Up||Tim Hughes||Love Shine Through||2011|
|Awaken||Kristene DiMarco||Safe Place||2012|
|The Great Awakening||Leeland||The Great Awakening||2011|
|Alive In Us||Hillsong||God Is Able||2011|
|Awaken (Let The Whole World Sing)||Dan And Lauren Smith||The Revive Project||2012|
|Sunrise||Nichole Nordeman||Recollection-The Best of Nichole Nordeman||2007|
|Dawn To Dusk||All Sons & Daughters||Season One||2012|
|Come Alive||Sean Feucht||Rebirth And Reclamation||2009|
|Arise||Paul Baloche||Offering of Worship||2004|
|Rise And Sing||Brett Younker||The New Has Come||2010|
|Alive Forever Amen||Travis Cottrell||Alive Forever||2004|
|Coming Alive||Phil Wickham||Heaven and Earth||2009|
|I Will Rise||Chris Tomlin||Hello Love||2009|
|Alive||Sovereign Grace Music||Risen||2011|
|Rise||Kari Jobe||Where I Find You||2012|
|This Is Why I Am Alive||Rick Pino||The Narrow Road||2010|
|King Of Heaven (Isaiah 61)||Charlie Hall||Passion: Awakening||2010|
|Alive||All Sons & Daughters||Season One||2012|
|Your Love Never Fails||Jesus Culture||Your Love Never Fails||2008|
|With Everything||Hillsong United||Passion: Awakening||2010|
|Forever Reign||Kristian Stanfill||Passion: Here For You||2011|
|Sing Along||Christy Nockels||Into The Glorious||2012|
|Strong God||Meredith Andrews||Worth It All||2013|
|Counting On Your Name||Tim Hughes||Love Shine Through||2011|
|Great I Am (feat. Jared Anderson)||New Life Worship||You Hold It All||2011|
|Revelation Song (feat. Kari Jobe)||Gateway Worship||Cover The Earth||2006|
|Wonderful Merciful Savior||Phillips, Craig and Dean||Let My Words Be Few||2001|
|Cornerstone (My Hope Is Built)||Hillsong Live||Cornerstone EP||2012|
|God of Wonders (feat. Caedmons Call)||Mac Powell||City on a Hill||2000|
|One Thirst and Hunger||Jeremy Riddle||Furious||2011|
|Come On My Soul||Rend Collective Experiment||Organic Family Hymnal||2010|
|My Soul Sings||Delirious||Kingdom Of Comfort||2008|
|10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)||Matt Redman||10,000 Reasons||2012|
|Always||Kristian Stanfill||Passion: Here For You||2011|
|At Your Name (Forever)||Tim Hughes||Love Shine Through||2011|
|None But Jesus||Hillsong United||United We Stand||2005|
|Closer (feat. Steffany Frizzell-Gretzinger)||Bethel Live||For The Sake Of The World||2012|
|Set Free (feat. Matt Redman)||Chris Tomlin||Passion: Here For You||2011|
|This Is Amazing Grace||Jeremy Riddle||Bethel Live: For The Sake Of The World||2012|
|Knees To The Earth||Christy Nockels||Passion: Sacred Revolution||2003|
|Hungry (Falling On My Knees)||Kathryn Scott||Hungry||1999|
|Find You On My Knees||Kari Jobe||Where I Find You||2013|
|Fall On Your Knees||David Crowder Band||Give Us Rest-A Requiem Mass in C (The Happiest of All Keys)||2012|
June 7, 8 & 9, 2013
5) A night of Christian Rock with the bands Souls Set Free and Emerson, tonight (Friday, June 7) at Conoy Brethren in Christ Church in Elizabethtown. Doors open at 6pm. Concert begins at 7pm. More Info: 717-367-7915
4) Lititz Area Mennonite School Auction tonight and tomorrow (Fri June 7 and Sat. June 8) at the school. The event kicks off tonight at 4 with the Down Home Dinner. Sat. begins with breakfast at 6. KCB live 9-noon with games, giveaways, free Chick-Fil-A cookies and more! More info: lamsauction.info
3) Get Outdoors Day, Sunday (June 9th) from 1-5pm at Kings Gap Environmental Education Center in Carlisle. Information and interactive samples of recreational activities at PA State Parks, including: disc golf, geocaching, kayaking, camping, and fishing. There is no pre-registration for this FREE event which will be held rain or shine on the mansion lawn at Kings Gap. More info: (717)486-3799
2) St. David’s Evangelical Congregational Church in Dover is having a Carnival for the Community tomorrow (Saturday, June 8) from noon to 3pm. Fun, food, entertainment, speakers, games, and local community organizations. More Info: 717-764-0033
1) LCBC Church will hold its 14th Annual Motorsports Show & BBQ tomorrow (Sat. June 8) from 9am-2pm at the Manheim Campus. The event is free to vehicle exhibitors and spectators; and features muscle cars, street rods, new & antique cars and motorcycles, scooters, trucks, and RC cars, airplanes and helicopters. More info: 717-653-6266
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.) Worship music is alive and well! Bands like Bellarive, Tim Timmons, Citizens and others are leading the way and pushing musical boundaries. Fellowship Creative is another group of artists dedicated to pursuing their craft, and in the process, forging their own identity. Fellowship Creative is comprised of members of the Fellowship Church in Dallas, Texas. The band states, “Creativity has been around from the very beginning. We believe we were made in God’s image-the ultimate creator. Therefore, we are creative beings. So the question isn’t ‘if’ we are creative, but how we use our inherent creativity.” To that end, Fellowship Creative presents itself as a multimedia voice for the Christian arts: audio, visual, dance, design and more. Fellowship Creative has released five projects to date. The latest disc, “Always Been About You,” includes 12 tracks, available at their homepage, http://fellowshipcreative.com/. While you’re there, you’ll also find the band’s facebook and you-tube pages, twitter and more.
JOHN SHIRK – We find this word of instruction in Hebrews 13:16: “And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.”
God’s design for our good deeds is for the righteousness of Christ to be exalted. The follower of Christ is motivated to good deeds because the love of Christ is active within us.
After the recent tornado outbreak in Oklahoma, various Christian relief groups moved in to help those devastated by the tornadoes. News broadcasts were drawing attention to the initiative of faith-based groups to come to the aid of those who were suffering.
The compassion of Christ is at the heart of many of these efforts. Doing good and sharing with others will involve sacrifices of personal time. It will require the heart of a servant. There might be a cost involved with making financial donations or buying items that other people need. The risk is worth the potential outcome. Jesus said, “Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” When we give sacrificially for Christ, God is pleased, practical needs are met, and the door is open for others to give glory to God as a result of our witness.
The “results of sacrificial giving” is a lesson of faith worth remembering.
This morning I went to the Underground Skatepark in Dillsburg, PA! I talked with Dan, Brittany, and Derek about their mission and upcoming summer events. Underground is housed in the basement of Celebration Community Church, and the area is completely filled with ramps and other structures made in-house by volunteers. The skaters with Underground are not only passionate about skating, but also creating relationships with the people that come to their events, and sharing the Gospel with them. At each event and skate night somebody will come up and share the Gospel with the crowd, and the crew has tons of amazing stories and testimonials to share.
These guys have found a way to share God’s love through their passion for skating, and their enthusiasm definitely shows.Underground keeps busy; they’ll be at Creation, both Northeast and Northwest, in addition to holding many skate events throughout the summer, including bringing pro skater Brian Sumner to the Underground this July! For more information on their weekly events, what they’re up to this summer, and their ongoing ministry, you can visit undergroundskatepark.org or check out their Facebook page at facebook.com/theundergroundskatepark.
Be sure to tune in Thursday mornings from 8-9 to see where else I’m going to be!
It’s that time of year again; it’s time to vote in the 13th Annual Readers’ Choice Awards sponsored by the Lancaster Newspapers, Inc. Cast your vote and support your favorites! WJTL is once again up for Favorite Radio Station and we’d be honored to have your vote! You can look for the ballot in the June 2nd Sunday News and in the Intelligencer Journal /Lancaster New Era this week. You can also vote at LancasterOnline.com June 3 through 6. Look for us in the Miscellaneous catetory. Be sure to fill out all of the pertinent information so that your vote is counted. Results will be published in the Sunday News on August 25.