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Five Fun Free Family Things to do This Weekend

phredd : February 15, 2013 8:47 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages

February 15, 16, 17, 2013

5) Community Parents Night Out tonight (Fri. Feb. 15th)  from 6pm to 8pm at York Springs United Methodist Church. A night of games, ice cream, food, movies, crafts, and more.  More info:717-528-4314

4) A Night of Worship with the Jimmy Emig Band tomorrow (Sat. Feb. 16th) at 7pm at Strasburg Assembly of God, Gap Road, Strasburg. More info: (717) 687-6865

3) Chris Ivey “Character Juggler” will be performing at Central Manor Church of God in Washington Boro tonight (Friday February 15th) from 6:30-7:30PM.  Donations accepted but not required.  More info: 717-872-2772

2) THE NATIONAL CIVIL WAR MUSEUM, Resevoir Park, Harrisburg is having a Community Free Day tomorrow (February 16, 2013) from 10am-4pm. Family fun for all ages! Children’s games with Thompsons Battery C, Lectures, Living Historians, Music. More info: nationalcivilwarmuseum.org

1) Lititz Fire & Ice Festival, tonight, tomorrow and Sunday  (Feb 15- Feb 17) Ice Sculptures, Chili Cook-offs, Friday night block party tonight 5-9 includes a fire eater, marshmallow roast, wing eating contest, and more. The weekend will continue with an art show and auction, live entertainment,  a Winter Wonderland carnival and more! WJTL broadcasting live tonight. More info: lititzfireandicefestival.com

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New Tunes at 9 Roundup: Jenny Simmons

phil : February 14, 2013 6:17 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/vocalist Jenny Simmons, has just released her first solo project, “The Becoming.”  Jenny is the lead singer of the Texas-based the band Addison Road, whose hits include “What Do I Know of Holy,” among others. Not only is Jenny Simmons touring to support the new project, she’s doing so with her husband and small child coming along for the experience. too. “Thank you for believing in this project,” she says. “You’ve helped my album debut at number 7 on iTunes! I am completely grateful.”

When you have a chance, check out http://www.jennysimmons.com/#!/ss:facebook, and read her blog called, “Cupcakes, Sprinkles, and Other Happy Things.” The blog is a mix of lighthearted humor and personal thoughts. She recently posted: “The most beautiful part of my spiritual journey has been realizing that God does not tolerate our state of brokenness with disengaged disdain, but embraces us, lovingly, in the midst of it.”

For more details on Jenny Simmons, and her new project, “The Becoming,” go to http://www.jennysimmons.com/#!/ss:facebook You’ll find a link to buy the disc on iTunes, plus facebook, you-tube, twitter and more.

phil@wjtl.com

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Lesson Of Faith-Remembering God’s Faithfulness

john : February 14, 2013 2:15 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – In faithfulness, we fulfill our commitments. At work, we take responsibility for our assignments. At home, we fulfill our vows to our spouse, and responsibilities to our children to raise them up in the ways of the LORD.

As we look to the LORD and His strength, we see His faithfulness expressed in love. The cross is an example of His faithful love. That is where Jesus laid down His life so that we might be brought back to life and brought back to a relationship with God.

Deuteronomy 32:4 says about God, “He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just; a faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he”

Faithfulness is a dependable quality. We can fully rely on the love that God has for us because of His faithfulness. His influence on our lives motivates us to express our love for others with honesty and faithfulness. First Corinthians 13:6 says, “Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth.”

Faithfulness is a quality of love and is a lesson of faith worth remembering.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Lesson Of Faith-Remembering Forgiveness

john : February 13, 2013 2:43 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Forgiveness can be one of the hardest things to do and one of the most powerful things we can do.

God sent His Son to die a cruel death on the cross, and as He was dying, Jesus prayed for those who were putting Him to death. He said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” Someone nearby was noticing that Jesus was different, not like the others who were crucified. The centurion, who was a commander of 100 men in the Roman army, was near Jesus. When he heard Jesus cry and saw how he died, he said, “Surely, this man was the Son of God.” He probably would have heard that prayer for forgiveness that Jesus uttered on his behalf.

Forgiveness does not excuse sin as okay. Forgiveness does not give someone license to hurt us with the same actions again. Forgiveness does give someone a second chance, and forgiveness does release us from the attempt to seek revenge. Because we are sinners, we have a great need to be forgiven, and we have a need to forgive others.

In Luke 17:3 and 4, Jesus taught, “If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him. If he sins against you seven times in a day, and seven times comes back to you and says, ‘I repent’, forgive him.”

Forgiveness is a quality of love and is a lesson of faith worth remembering.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Lesson Of Faith-Remembering Patience

john : February 12, 2013 2:24 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – According to First Corinthians 13:4, “Love is patient.” By looking to the Lord, we see the ultimate example of patience and what it produces in the person who is responsive to His love. Second Peter 3:9 tells us why Jesus has not yet returned to take His followers to be with Him. “He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” He is giving people time to respond favorably to His grace and receive Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord.

He works with His people who are in process. Like the potter working with clay, His hand is at work in our lives producing a masterpiece that reflects His glory. It takes time for us to become mature in the faith and develop the character qualities that God desires for us.

We can express our gratitude to God for His patience by passing along the gift of patience with others in process, especially our loved ones. The closer we are to someone, the easier it is to see character flaws and weaknesses. That is when patience is necessary and effective.

Colossians 3:12 says, “As God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.”

Patience is a quality of love and is a lesson of faith worth remembering.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Praise&Worship Playlist (Love Theme)

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

This morning’s show is packed with love songs — from our hearts to His.  Plus, we’ll also hear an hour of songs from the heart at 9AM.  It’s a sweet lineup!

Feel free to get in touch with questions/comments,

Kristi Leigh — WJTL DJ

Kristi@WJTL.com

6:00 a.m. ~Love Songs Theme~
Love Song Glenn Packiam Desperation
Unashamed Love Ten Shekel Shirt Open The Eyes Of My Heart
Love Song Jason Morant Abandon
Your Love Is All Around All Sons & Daughters Season One
Love Song for A Savior Jars Of Clay Jars of Clay
Divine Romance Phil Wickham Phil Wickham
Deeper In Love Charlie Hall The Rising
Love Shine Through Tim Hughes Love Shine Through
Your Love Is Deep Jami Smith Home
Your Love Oh Lord (Psalm 36) Third Day Offerings
Jesus, Lover Of My Soul Passion Band Passion: The Road To One Day
The Love Of God Mercy Me Spoken For
Wondrous Love Jadon Lavik Roots Run Deep
7:00 a.m.
Pour My Love On You Phillips, Craig and Dean Let My Words Be Few
God Youre Beautiful Anthony Skinner Forever And A Day
Oh Lord, You’re Beautiful Plumbline Louder Than the World: Burn II
Your Love Is Strong Jon Foreman Limbs and Branches
Your Love Is Extravagant The Almost No Gift To Bring EP
My Jesus I Love Thee / Tis So Sweet (feat. Derek Webb) Bart Millard Music Inspired By The Motion Picture Amazing Grace
Amazing Grace/Jesus Loves Me Paul Colman Bridges – Classic Hymns, Modern Worship
How He Loves John Mark McMillan The Medicine
I Love You Lord The Katinas Lifestyle
We Love You Jesus Shane & Shane Pages
True Love Phil Wickham Cannons
Here Is Love Matt Redman Passion: Hymns Ancient and Modern
See The Way Misty Edwards Always on His Mind
8:00 a.m.
Oh The Deep Deep Love (feat. Melissa Farmer) Sovereign Grace Music Come Weary Saints
Your Love Never Fails Jesus Culture Your Love Never Fails
Sing My Love Sarah McMillan Under Your Bright Wings
Love Rescue Me Kathryn Scott I Belong
How Deep The Fathers Love For Us Bethany Dillon and Matt Hammitt (of Sanctus Real) In Christ Alone – Modern Hymns Of Worship
Love Divine Rend Collective Experiment Organic Family Hymnal
Beautiful Ross Parsley I Am Free
Prayer Medley (I Love Your Presence, Babylon) Anthony Skinner Forever and a Day
Love Came Down Brian Johnson Love Came Down
Amazing Love Bebo Norman WOW Worship Red
Love (feat. Watoto Childrens Choir) Chris Tomlin Hello Love
I Love You Evan Wickham Mysterious Things
Glorious Day (Living He Loved Me) Casting Crowns Until The Whole World Hears
9:00 a.m. ~Songs From The Heart Theme~
Create In Me A Clean Heart (Psalm 51) Martin Smith Your Love Broke Through: Worship Songs of Keith Green
Glowing Hearts Seven Places Glowing
Longing Heart Jeremy Camp Carried Me
I Give You My Heart Jeff Deyo Saturate
Heartbeat Bellarive The Heartbeat
My Heart Is Overwhelmed (Live) Hillsong God Is Able (Live)
I Give You My Heart Reuben Morgan Reuben Morgan
You Still Have My Heart Rita Springer Effortless
Joy Is In Our Hearts Sara Groves Fireflies And Songs
Brighten My Heart Sixpence None The Richer Exodus
The Eyes Of My Heart Tim Hughes Here I Am To Worship
Song From The Heart (feat. Michelle Nadja) Vineyard One Glimpse
Take Heart Hillsong United Aftermath
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Five Fun Free Family Things to do This Weekend

phredd : February 8, 2013 12:17 pm : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages

Feb 8, 9, 10 2013

5) FX Live is a 90-minute family production that builds character and faith – Glad Tidings Worship Center in West Lawn, tonight (February 8) 7pm (Doors open at 6 p.m.)  Glad Tidings will be collecting diapers, baby bottles and wipes for local crisis pregnancy centers. More Info: 610.678.0266 ext 290

4)  Free coffeehouse tomorrow (Sat. Feb. 9th) from 7-11pm at Immanuel Evangelical Free Church of York. August to October in concert. Open mic is before and after featured band. Games and activities are also provided. Held on the second Saturday of every month. More info: 717-755-2413

3) Family Hike in Landis Woods Park, tomorrow (Saturday, February 9) 9:30 am.  One and a half mile hike on trails. Hikers meet at the outdoor theater at the park just off the Lititz Pike in Neffsville. More info: (717) 892-2026.

2) Former Newsboy, Phil Joel will perform a free concert at Grace Fellowship Church in Shillington tomorrow (Sat. Feb. 9th) at 7PM. Doors open at 6pm. Galen Crew will open the program.  More info: 610-775-0151
1)  Steven Courtney and Phredd Concert-  Kids and family Show tomorrow (Sat Feb 9th) at 10:30 am at Manheim Brethren in Christ Church  in Manheim. Donations will be accepted, and proceeds will be going to help fund “Truth Matters,” a youth-oriented apologetics conference featuring Sean McDowell, on November 1-2, also at Manheim BIC. More info: 717-682-4746

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New Tunes at 9 Roundup: Reilly

phil : February 7, 2013 6:29 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.) The band Reilly is back with a new, live record, “Add Your Voice.” Reilly is a 5-piece band led by singer/songwriter John Reilly, who describes the music of Reilly as “violin-rock.” The twin-violinists in the group are husband and wife, Dan and Noelle Huey. Reilly has amassed a strong fan base primarily on the strength of excellent records like “Around the World” and heavy, regional touring; tour stops have included a WJTL Live from the Junction Center event, and the Vision Conference, Lancaster. The new record, “Add Your Voice” was recorded at the 2012 Vision Conference; the 11-song project is divided into two parts: “Live in Concert” and “Live Worship.” For more details on the “Add Your Voice,” go to http://reillytheband.com/. You’ll find a link to buy the disc on iTunes, plus facebook, you-tube and more. Reilly is playing a show this Saturday, February 9, 7 pm at Calvary Church, Lancaster: 1051 Landis Valley Road. (Tickets available at the door only.)

phil@wjtl.com

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Lesson of Faith-Remembering the Endurance of God’s Word

john : February 6, 2013 2:42 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – I Peter 1:23 and 24 says, “For you have been born again, not of perishable seed, but of imperishable, through the living and enduring word of God. For, ‘all men are like grass, and all their glory is like the flowers of the field; the grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of the Lord stands forever.’”

Generations have come and gone, but God’s Word is still with us and is still the best-seller. As surely as God exists, His word will endure with Him.

Some people might try to dismiss the Bible as an ancient book that is outdated and old-fashioned. However, through the prophet Jeremiah, we learn of the value of God’s word to our soul.

In Jeremiah 6:16, this is what the LORD says, “Stand at the crossroads and look; ask for the ancient paths, ask where the good way is, and walk in it, and you will find rest for your souls.”

The endurance of God’s Word means that the Bible is still relevant for our lives today, and it will be tomorrow, and into eternity. It will never wear out.

The endurance of God’s Word is a lesson of faith worth remembering.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Lesson Of Faith-Remembering The Impact of God’s Word

john : February 5, 2013 2:23 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Romans 10:17 tells us that “faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word of Christ.”

Through the expression and reception of God’s Word, faith is formed in our hearts. Not everyone who hears with their ears will believe with their hearts. However, if our hearts are thirsty for the truth, and craving for righteousness, the words of Jesus are sure to be a satisfying drink for spiritual nourishment.

Isaiah chapter 55 compared the acceptance of God’s Word to the rain cycle, which comes from heaven and does not return without watering the earth. The LORD says in verse 11, “So is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.”

Faith is born and thrives with the influence of God’s Word shaping our heart.

The life-changing impact of God’s Word is a lesson of faith to remember.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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