New Christmas Music!

ann : July 25, 2012 3:36 pm : Ann D'Alessandro, Staff Pages

Ann D’Alessandro

Happy Winning Wednesday!  Since we are celebrating “Christmas in July” on this Winning Wednesday, I thought that it would be appropriate to share some new Christmas music!  (Brand New!)  I Love Christmas music, but New Christmas music – even better!  If you were at the “Called To Love Tour” concert on Nov. 4th then you got to see  Jason Gray.  That was the first time that I got to see him and just loved him and his music.  He is such a genuine and gentle person and his music is great too!  This song is called “Easier – Song of the Wiseman” and is written by Jason Gray and Joel Hanson (from PFR).  Enjoy & Merry Christmas in July!

Ann D’Alessandro – Jason Gray Fan & Lover of Christmas Music


Life Application Truth-Being A Prepared Witness

john : July 23, 2012 2:32 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – from First Peter 3, verses 15 and 16.

“In your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.”

Some key ingredients to being an authentic, effective witness for Jesus are found in these few words.

By setting apart Christ as Lord, we have a firm conviction in where our faith is planted. The Apostle Paul said, “I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him for that day.”

Being prepared to give an answer for our hope does not suggest that we have all the answers to the problems of the world. But this statement does challenge us to know why we believe in Jesus. Reading and applying God’s Word is an important step to being ready to share the hope of being a Christian.

Doing this with gentleness and respect indicates that our attitude is in the right place. God’s love teaches us to have sincere concern for unbelievers, and to be patient with them in the process of representing Jesus to them.

Being a bold and respectful witness for Jesus is a vital sign of a changed life in the Year of Transformation.

John Shirk

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Praise & Worship Show Playlist (7/22)

kristi : July 22, 2012 6:00 am : Kristi Leigh, music, Staff Pages


Praise & Worship Show Playlist

July 22, 2012

~Twin Spins!~


6:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.

“Moving With The Lamb” by Rita Springer from “Created To Worship”

“If You Say Go” by Rita Springer from “Vineyard: Sweetly Broken”

“Come Worship The King” by Michael W. Smith, Shane & Shane from “Glory Revealed”

“Grace” by Michael W. Smith from “A New Hallelujah”

“At Your Name (Forever)” by Tim Hughes from “Love Shine Through”

“All Glory” by Tim Hughes from “Love Shine Through”


6:30 a.m.

“Take Heart” by Hillsong United from “Aftermath”

“With Everything” by Hillsong United from “Passion: Awakening”

“Heartbeat” by Bellarive from “The Heartbeat”

“Hope Is Calling” by Bellarive from “The Heartbeat”

“Magnificent” by Matt Redman from “10,000 Reasons”


7:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.

“10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)” by Matt Redman from “10,000 Reasons”

“Nothing But The Blood” by Andy Cherry from “Nothing Left To Fear”

“Our God’s Alive” by Andy Cherry from “Nothing Left To Fear”

“Ever Lifting” by Christy Nockels from “Into The Glorious”

“Knees To The Earth” by Christy Nockels from “Passion: Sacred Revolution”

“Marvelous Light” by Charlie Hall from “Flying Into Daybreak”

“Thrill” by Charlie Hall from “The Bright Sadness”


7:30 a.m.

“Joy” by Phil Wickham from “Response”

“This Is The Day” by Phil Wickham from “Response”

“All My Fountains” by Chris Tomlin from “Passion: Here For You”

“Symphony” by Chris Tomlin from “Passion: Here For You”

“Come On My Soul” by Rend Collective Experiment from “Organic Family Hymnal”

“Movements” by Rend Collective Experiment from “Organic Family Hymnal”

“Things Above” by SisterBrother from “SisterBrother”


8:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.

“Faithful” by SisterBrother from “SisterBrother”

“God Of Wonders” by Paul Baloche from “God Of Wonders”

“Open The Eyes Of My Heart” by Paul Baloche from “The Writer’s Collection”

“After All (Holy)” by David Crowder Band from “Give Us Rest”

“You Alone” by David Crowder Band from “The Lime CD”

“My Only” by John Mark McMillan from “The Medicine”


8:30 a.m.

“How He Loves” by John Mark McMillan from “The Medicine”

“Oh Our Lord” by All Sons & Daughters from “Season One”

“All Praise To You” by All Sons & Daughters from “Season One”

“The Stand” by Kristian Stanfill from “Passion: Awakening”

“Jesus Paid It All” by Kristian Stanfill from “Passion: Everything Glorious”

“It Is Well” by Todd Fields from “North Point Life: Awake”


9:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.

“Glorious” by Todd Fields from “North Point Live: Awake”

“You Are My Passion” by Jesus Culture, Kim Walker-Smith from “Come Away”

“I Have Found” by Kim Walker-Smith from “This Is My Song”

“He’s Alive” by Laura Hackett from “Joy (LIVE)”

“Joyful, Joyful” by Laura Hackett from “Joy (LIVE)”

“There Is One Reason” by Sovereign Grace Music from “The Gathering”

“Isaiah 53″ by Sovereign Grace Music from “The Gathering”


9:30 a.m.

“What Does It Sound Like” by Bethel Live, Brian Johnson from “Here Is Love”

“My Soul Sings” by Bethel Live, Brian Johnson from “Here Is Love”

“Another Hallelujah” by Lincoln Brewster from “All To You (LIVE)”

“More Than Amazing” by Lincoln Brewster from “Real Life”

“You Are My Hope” by Cory Asbury from “Holy”

“So Good To Me” by Cory Asbury from “Holy”


Life Application Truth-A New Song

john : July 20, 2012 4:24 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – From Psalm 98:1.

“Sing to the LORD a new song, for he has done marvelous things, his right hand and his holy arm have worked salvation for him.”

The LORD has provided music as an instrument of worship. As time passes, we listen for new songs as instruments of worship.  Why is that? New songs have a fresh impact on us. They give us lyrics that stir us to holy passion, or maybe the lyrics connect with us because they describe an emotion or situation that we are experiencing at the current time. A new song may expand our awareness of God’s character as we praise Him for who He is and what He has done.

Have you ever thought of writing your own song to God? This can be a fulfilling exercise as we express personally what God means to us, or how He has transformed our lives by His grace. Whether we sing a new song that we have written or one written by someone else, music is a powerful expression of worship when it comes from the heart.

Singing a new song to the LORD is a vital sign of a changed life in the Year of Transformation.

John Shirk

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phredd : July 20, 2012 8:58 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages


5) SUMMER CARNIVAL  at Colonial Park United Church of Christ in Harrisburg, tomorrow (Saturday July 21) from Noon to 4pm. Pony Rides, A Bounce House, Games, prizes, storytelling, Face Painting, Music, Fire truck, Service Dogs and more.  More Info: 717-545-3782.

4) Free Community Pool Party/Night Swim - Tonight (Fri. July 20) from 8:30 – 10 PM at the Mechanicsburg Area Community Pool. Please bring a canned good for donation to New Hope Ministries. More info:

3) Praise Jam, outdoor event featuring praise & worship bands from around the local area, tomorrow (Sat. July 21) beginning at 6:30pm at Ephrata Church of the Nazarene. Bands include: Hosanna Christian Fellowship, Crossroads Community Fellowship, Ephrata Church of the Nazarene and Ephrata First United Methodist Church. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, picnics, etc.  Donations benefit Susquehanna Valley Pregnancy Services. More info: 717-733-8211 The event is rain or shine.

2) Community Day at West Earl Community Park, tomorrow (Sat, July 21) 4-8pm. Free food, games, rides, prizes, entertainment provided by DK Jugglers, meet the police and fire department. Sponsored by the churches in Brownstown. More info: 717-738-0508

1) Eastern Mennonite Missions Global Fair – An outdoor missions and culture festival tomorrow (Sat. July 21st) from 11AM-3PM at Lancaster Mennonite School in Lancaster. WJTL Broadcasting Live.  More info at

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New Tunes at 9 Roundup: Rhett Walker Band

phil : July 19, 2012 7:48 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.   WJTL has played some excellent Southern-rock bands throughout the years including Needtobreathe, Decemberadio and Samestate, among others.  This week’s roundup artist is Rhett Walker Band from Nashville, Tennessee. Led by Rhett Walker Canipe, a young outspoken musician, Rhett is the son of a southern preacher who says, “We moved away from my hometown when I was 16, and I didn’t like that. I just went nuts, doing whatever I wanted to do in the moment. I mixed with the wrong crowd, got into fights and drugs, and expelled from school. I was sent to a Christian school, the only one that would take me, met a girl, and it wasn’t long after that we found out she was pregnant. That was the stop in the path for me.” From there, Rhett and his girlfriend April decided to redirect their lives. He rededicated his life to God, and she accepted Christ for the very first time. As Rhett and April matured in faith, Rhett began leading worship at churches, decided to pursue music and songwriting, and move to Nashville. To read the complete story, go to You can sample music off the new project “Come to the River,” connect to the iTunes store, watch videos, and link to facebook and twitter.

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Life Application Truth-The Work Of God In You

john : July 18, 2012 5:47 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – From Philippians 2:13.

“It is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.”

This verse is packed with significant details concerning the Christian life. Let’s break down these phrases for a closer look:

God is working in us. He is actively working in the life of the believer to build godly character and make our witness fruitful for His glory.

To will and to act. His love is the compelling influence that motivates us to carry out His redemptive work in the world. It could be a burden to help the poor, to reach out to troubled youth, or comfort someone grieving the loss of a loved one. In God’s plan, good intentions are followed up by obedient actions.

According to His good purpose. The work that God has for us to do is always in line with His will, consistent with His character, and brings honor to His name.

The work of God carried out in a believer is a vital sign of a changed life in the Year of Transformation.

John Shirk


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A Fun Fall With CMI Productions!

ann : July 17, 2012 4:50 pm : Ann D'Alessandro, Staff Pages


It may be the middle of July, but CMI Productions is getting ready for an exciting and fun filled Fall!  Make plans now and mark your calendars because there are some upcoming shows that you won’t want to miss!!!  Tickets are on sale now!  717-459-3701 or

9/22 – Aaron Gillespie at Lancaster Bible College

9/28 – God’s Not Dead Tour with Newsboys, Building 429 & Luminate at Calvary Church

10/06 – The Believer Tour with Kutless, Fireflight, Rhett Walker Band & Hyland at Lancaster Bible College

10/14 – Into The Light Tour with Matthew West, Mikeschair & Lindsay McCaul at Lancaster Bible College

10/21 – Proof Of Your Love Tour with For King & Country, Dara MacLean & Jason Castro at Manheim Brethren In Christ Church

Hope to see you this Fall!  Until then, have a fantastic Summer!

Ann D’Alessandro -


Life Application Truth-Gathering In Jesus’ Name

john : July 17, 2012 9:20 am : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – From Matthew 18:20.

Jesus said, “For where two or three come together in my name, there am I with them.”

Jesus draws close to His devoted followers who come together in worship. One of the implications of the Lord’s presence in the midst of His followers is the evidence of unity. God’s love and purpose brings people together in a strong bond of fellowship. Those who enjoy this fellowship are refreshed by the reality of God’s grace, and the encouragement of the saints.

Where God’s presence is welcomed, there is respect for His authority. His Word is received as truth.  Sometimes, His voice will break through to challenge certain individuals to change some things in their lives. At other times, His wisdom will break through to give direction for their journey of faith. Jesus invites His followers to assemble together to enjoy His presence in fellowship and worship.

A commitment to Christian fellowship and worship is a vital sign of a changed life in the Year of Transformation.

John Shirk

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Rend Collective’s Creative Videos

kristi : July 15, 2012 3:29 pm : Kristi Leigh, music, Staff Pages

KRISTI LEIGH — We’ve been playing Rend Collective Experiment‘s new song “Second Chance” lately on WJTL.  This Irish group, now narrowed down to 5, is super creative with their music–especially when it comes to their music videos!  Check out these 3 examples below and you’ll see exactly what I’m sayin’!

Kristi Leigh – WJTL DJ

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