phredd : November 16, 2012 8:51 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages

FIVE FUN FREE FAMILY THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND!!! November 16, 17 and 18, 2012

5) 3rd Friday Coffeehouse and Open Mic Night, tonight (Friday November 16) from 7-9 PM at the Community Room on Prince (19 North Prince Street, 3rd Floor) The featured performer is the Juan Catorce Band. The Juan Catorce Band is a three piece band from Columbia made up of Brad Rhine, his wife Jen, and their friend Shawn Vago. More info: 717-572-5914

4) A Night of Worship with Nashville Worship Leader Shelly Johnson tonight (Friday, Nov. 16) at 6 p.m., with opening artists Cassondra Diaz and Cristabelle Braden. The free concert will take place in the narthex of Miller Chapel on the Campus of Lebanon Valley College. More info: LVC.EDU

3) Tumble Down the Rabbit Hole as the Senior High of the Learning Station Homeschool Cooperative performs “Alice in Wonderland”.  Tonight (Nov 16) 7pm at Lancaster Evangelical Free Church. Admission is Free, no ticket necessary. Donations are accepted.

2) Third Friday in Strasburg tonight (Fri. Nov. 16th) from 7-9 at Center Square An evening of food, shops and live music in Strasburg Square. More info:

1) Songs with Kelly Good today (Friday, Nov 16) 1pm at the Lancaster Public Library’s Bates Auditorium. For ages 0-5 (plus parents). More info – Children & Teen Services, 394-2651.

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promojohn : November 15, 2012 2:02 pm : John Staffieri, Staff Pages

I will be broadcasting live tonight from the Adoption Coalition of Lancaster County’s Free Movie Night at Penn Cinema.Held in conjunction with National Adoption Awareness Month, the event aims to help raise awareness of the need for foster and adoptive families.

The WJTL Road Crew is all set up and we have lots of great stuff for the kids including KCB pencils, our new WJTL/KCB wristbands, and all of our stickers and fun!

Tonight’s free events include:

-Your choice of 2 adoption-themed movies

The Blind Side is a semi-biographical story of how an adoptive family helped NFL lineman Michael Oher succeed in football and in life. Actress Sandra Bullock earned an Academy Award for her performance in the 2009 film.

Meet the Robinsons is a 2007 fanciful computer-animated tale of an orphan boy who achieves success as an inventor and in finding an adoptive home.

-The King’s Strings, a string ensemble comprised of John & Cindy King, of Mechanicsburg, and their seven children (two of whom are adopted) will perform in the lobby prior to the movie showings.

Of course, there will be lots of folks from the Adoption Coalition of Lancaster here to answer questions and connect with in the event you have questions about adoption or foster care.

The Adoption Coalition of Lancaster County is a group of agencies affiliated with the Statewide Adoption & Permanency Network (SWAN), who share the goal of finding permanent adoptive homes for children in the state foster care system. Members of the ACLC include Bethanna, Bethany Christian Services, COBYS Family Services, Families United Network, Pressley Ridge, and the Lancaster County Children & Youth Social Service Agency.

Penn Cinema is located at 541 Airport Road, Lititz. Click here for more details.


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stacey : November 15, 2012 10:11 am : Stacey Gagne, Staff Pages

STACEY GAGNE – Freedom Valley Church will have a box truck at their site in Gettysburg starting until it is filled up (probably this weekend) to take relief items to New Jersey victims.

Collecting: blankets, bottled water, non perishable foods, personal care items, feminine products, diapers, baby items, New sweat pants and shirts for children and adults (those are the only clothing items being accepted), batteries, trash bags.

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john : November 15, 2012 9:54 am : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – From First John 4:10.

“This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.”

Just about anyone can say the words, “I love you”, but the real test of that love will come in actions. God’s expression of love for us was not empty. He backed up His claim with a sacrifice of love. He gave us Jesus, who paid the penalty for our sins so that we could enjoy the gift of eternal life. There is no way we can outdo the love of God. But through Jesus, it is possible for us to tap into that love and let it flow through us to share with others. The next verse, First John 4:11 says, “Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.”

God’s love is not to be hoarded, but shared. As God’s love compels us in our activity, the Holy Spirit enables us to thrive where we are planted. We are refreshed by His love, even as we bring refreshment to others.

The expressions of sincere love are vital signs of a changed life in the Year of Transformation.

John Shirk

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phredd : November 15, 2012 8:46 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages

FRED MCNAUGHTON – Joell Ketcham of LOVE FROM LANCASTER COUNTY is asking WJTL listeners to donate new undergarments and socks for adults and children and new toys to those affected by Hurricane Sandy. LOVE FROM LANCASTER COUNTY is working with a church in Staten Island, NY to help families who lost everything in the flooding.  New items are being received at 348 Hollow View, Manheim, PA. You can also FACEBOOK – LOVE FROM LANCASTER COUNTY for more info.  You can also email Joell –, for more info.  You can also listen to Joell’s interview at the WJTLCasts page.

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stacey : November 15, 2012 5:39 am : Stacey Gagne, Staff Pages

STACEY GAGNE – Faith Bible Fellowship Church will be taking donations for Samaritan’s Purse to be delivered to NJ and NY victims of Hurricane Sandy.  They are asking for specific items only:  Baby Diapers, Baby food, Baby wipes and water.  These items can be dropped off at the church youth barn located on 151 Donnerville Road, Lancaster.  For questions call Dwayne at 717-917-0666.  Donations will be accepted Tuesday and Thursday nights between the hours of 7 – 8 pm.  Donations can also be written out to the church with  the memo section marked “for Samaritan’s Purse Relief Efforts”.

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stacey : November 15, 2012 5:39 am : Stacey Gagne, Staff Pages

STACEY GAGNE –  A local truck driver has coordinated with the Lititz Rec. Center to collect items to be taken to New Jersey this coming weekend.  Items an be dropped off at the Rec Center this week and there will be a special collection time on Saturday from 9 to 11 as well.

Specific Items Needed  (from

·         Work Gloves & Latex Gloves
·         Flashlights
·         Batteries
·         Bleach and other Cleaning Products
·         Rakes
·         Contractor Bags
·         Packing Tape
·         Markers (Sharpie-type)
·         Paper Towels
·         Rags
·         Sponges
·         Mops & Buckets
 ·        Firewood
·         Shelf Milk
·         Storage Bins
·         Cereal
·         Gatorade

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phil : November 14, 2012 6:38 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 Some of the best music currently playing on New Tunes at 9 comes from several artists who have recently stopped by the Junction Center to perform live on the radio. The list includes The Choir, Mikeschair, Dara Maclean, Charlie Peacock, Kutless, and Matthew West, among others. A few weeks ago, the City Harmonic lead singer Elias Dummer made a stop at the Junction Center, too. Elias played an acoustic set, featuring songs songs from the band’s full-length project, “I Have a Dream (It Feels Like Home)” and the City Harmonic’s debut EP, “Introducing the City Harmonic,” which included “Manifesto,” a top-5 hit at iTunes and theme song for numerous National Day of Prayer events. For more on the City Harmonic, go to, where you’ll find the band’s video page, iTunes music store, facebook, twitter and chord charts, too.  (Be sure to click to see the multiple pages of videos from artists who have stopped by the Junction Center.)

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john : November 13, 2012 5:18 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – From Proverbs 17:17.

“A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.”

Friends have a way of multiplying our joys and dividing our sorrows. One story of true friendship in the Bible is between David and Jonathan. The Bible says that Jonathan loved David as he loved himself. Jonathan spoke well of David. He looked out for his protection when he was in danger. David knew that he could trust Jonathan’s word. Those are the qualities of friendship where there is a mutual level of respect and honesty with each other. True friends keep each other’s secrets. We open the window of our soul a bit wider to a friend than other people, having the confidence that they will love us through our strengths and weaknesses, and we will do the same for them.

Jesus talked about friendship with His disciples in John 15:13.  He said, “Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command.” The next day, He died on a cross, expressing the purest form of friendship this world has ever known. As we follow Jesus, He teaches us how to be a good friend.

Being a faithful friend represents Jesus and is a vital sign of a changed life in the Year of Transformation.

John Shirk

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john : November 12, 2012 3:18 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – from Colossians 4:5 and 6.

Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.

Jesus once said that His followers were the salt of the earth, which indicates that we are called to flavor this world with the Gospel. One way that God helps us to do that is through our speech. When our words are full of grace, our witness reflects God’s love.

God’s grace is evident not only in the words we choose to say, but also how we choose to say them. A tone of gentleness and respect serves to build connections. When we hear of life challenges that someone is facing, we can offer to pray with them or remember them in our prayer time alone with God.

As we come into contact with unbelievers in our schools, our workplaces, and in other venues, God’s Word challenges us to look for those opportunities to share the Good News of God’s love with words of grace.

Conversation filled with grace is a vital sign of a changed life in the Year of Transformation.

John Shirk

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