phredd : April 27, 2012 8:56 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages


5) Manheim Christian Day School Family Fun Days tonight (Friday, April 27) and Tomorrow (April 28) on the grounds of the school, Lebanon Road, Manheim.  Airplane Candy Drop, Barrel Train Rides, Bounce House, games, music, food and Auction.  More

4)The Mennonite Children’s Choir of Lancaster will perform Sunday (April 29) 6 p.m. at Mount Joy Mennonite Church. The concert is free, but an offering will be received. The 110-voice choir involves singers in grades 2-12. For more information

3) Healthy Kids Day, tomorrow (Sat, Apr 28)1:30-3:30pm at the Lampeter-Strasburg YMCA, Village Road, Lancaster. Free community event for children. Interactive activities such as camp crafts, mini-sports camps, healthy eating demos, kids Zumba, story time and canoe and kayak demonstrations. Meet NFL Super Bowl champion and former Pittsburgh Steeler, Dan Kreider. More info

2) Lancaster City-Wide Clean Up with Water Street’s Teen Haven tomorrow (Saturday, April 28) 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Volunteers will meet at Teen Haven’s Lancaster City Center, 205 South Queen Street, Lancaster. Event will end at the Mix at Arbor Place, 520 North Street, Lancaster. All are invited to take part in A City-Wide Clean Up covering large portions of the Southeast and Southwest quadrants of Lancaster City. More Info:

1) Kids Cookie Break Earth Day event at Sahd Salvage Center in Columbia tomorrow (Sat. April 28th from) 9AM-Noon. FREE celebration of recycling! Games, Prizes, KCB Cookie Car, Shredding, Rita’s Italian Ice and A Bake Sale to benefit the Columbia Food Bank and much more–fun for the entire family! Benefits the ministry of WJTL . More

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Life Application Truth-Loving Our Neighbor

john : April 27, 2012 8:42 am : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – From Matthew 22:38.

After Jesus was questioned about the greatest commandment in the Bible, Jesus responded by saying, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” Then, He gave a bonus for us to obey. The second greatest commandment in the law is found in verse 38.

“Love your neighbor as yourself.” This is consistent with the Golden Rule, which was also taught by Jesus. He said, “Do to others what you would have them do to you.”  These simple commands prompt us to treat others with respect, dignity, and consideration.

As we have been blessed by God’s love, He motivates us to be mindful of others, and to translate genuine concern into action. It would be an oxymoron to love God and NOT care about people. There are many practical ways to help people. But the important thing about loving people in the name of Jesus is that people who benefit from our expressions notice the power of God’s love working through us, and recognize His care for them.

Love for our neighbor as ourselves is a vital sign of a changed life in the Year of Transformation.

John Shirk

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New Tunes at 9 Roundup: TobyMac-Dubbed and Freq’d (A Remix Project)

phil : April 26, 2012 8:47 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.  New projects available now: Steven Curtis Chapman, “No. 1’s Vol.1,” the compilation “Passion: White Flag,” and Toby Mac, “Dubbed and Freq’d: A Remix Project.” “Dubbed and Freq’d” is another magnificent remix project from TobyMac, and the latest in a long line of projects that delightfully blur musical boundaries. Toby, whose real name is Toby McKeehan, rose to prominence as one-third of the seminal group, DC Talk. Toby’s singular vision is creating art that expresses his love for Christ. He says, “I’ve been doing this for a while; as long as you are still discovering new things, creating new things and climbing new mountains, it will always be fresh.” “Dubbed and Freq’d: A Remix Project” is another musical stew effortlessly combining elements of rock, funk, soul, Latin, reggae, pop and gospel. And as always, executed flawlessly by the members of the Diverse City Band. You can connect with TobyMac at you’ll find links to facebook, twitter and youtube. (TobyMac is currently working on a new project, set to release August 28th.)

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Hawk Nelson Announces New Lead Singer

phil : April 26, 2012 7:16 pm : music, Radio Friend Phil, Staff Pages

Radio Friend Phil – TOOTH & NAIL RECORDS band HAWK NELSON announced that guitarist JON STEINGARD will take over as the band’s new lead singer.  STEINGARD has been with the band for the past eight years. “I am blessed to announce that HAWK NELSON will be fronted by none other than the talented Mr. JONATHAN A. STEINGARD,” said band co-founder and bassist DANIEL BIRO.  “The chemistry we share as a band cannot be fabricated.  In other words, we know we have something special here.  We’re very excited to be working on a bunch of new songs for everybody.  It’s a new day, and we want to make the most of it.” “Moving forward, I couldn’t be more excited to step into the role of lead singer,” said STEINGARD on his new role. The band is currently writing new music and preparing to introduce the new line-up to fans. Former frontman JASON DUNN announced his departure from HAWK NELSON earlier this year to pursue his solo project LIGHTS GO DOWN.

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ann : April 26, 2012 12:26 pm : Ann D'Alessandro, Staff Pages


At Lancaster Bible College

National Day of Prayer is Next Week! Mark your calendars now for this great event!
Because our nation continues to navigate through extremely challenging and pivotal days, the National Day of Prayer Task Force has chosen “One Nation Under God” as the 2012 theme.  The inspiration is found in Psalm 33:12, which offers this important reminder: “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord…”
There are a lot of events taking place on Wednesday, May 2nd and Thursday, May 3rd.
You can find them all at the website Two of the main events are the Youth Edition on Wednesday from 6:30-8:30PM and the Celebration of Prayer on Thursday from 6-8:30PM at Lancaster Bible College. Dr. David Jeremiah will be the special guest speaker on Thursday. There will be food vendors on site on Thursday from 2-8PM. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs! There is plenty of parking on Thursday at Calvary Church and Intelligencer Printing. Shuttle Buses will be running to take people back and forth. You can find out more information at the website.

All activities will be held Rain or Shine.

Lancaster County National Day of Prayer


Lancaster Bible College – 901 Eden Road, Lancaster, PA  17601

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Life Application Truth-Loving God First

john : April 25, 2012 3:45 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – From Matthew 22:37.

Jesus responded to the question, “Which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” He quoted Deuteronomy 6:5: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.”

The Good News of Jesus Christ emphasizes God’s love for the world to send Jesus into the world to save sinners. What is the proper response to this amazing grace?  Jesus tells us that the most important thing we can do is to respond to God’s love with a fully devoted heart.

Jesus wants us to make our relationship with God the most important priority of our lives. This relationship, built on love, is a sustainable foundation for having the incentive to carry out His other commands. His grace is worth more than gold, or any of the treasures of this world. His words deserve our full attention. His glory merits our full worship.

Love for God is a vital sign of a changed life in the Year of Transformation.

John Shirk

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phredd : April 24, 2012 4:14 pm : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages

FRED MCNAUGHTON – Congratulations to Lisa Landis, Kristi Leigh and the entire WJTL team for winning 2 prestigious awards at this year’s PAB (Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters) Awards Banquet.  Lisa won for Outstanding Radio Program for Children for the Kids Cookie Break.  This is the eighth time Lisa and KCB has been recognized.  Kristi and the WJTL team won for Outstanding Promotional Announcement/Contest for Feedback Giveback.  WJTL is pleased to be recognized by our contemporaries in broadcasting as being outstanding in our field.  Thanks PAB.


Remembering Chuck Colson 1931-2012

john : April 24, 2012 2:57 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Chuck Colson died on Saturday, April 21 from complications resulting from a brain hemorrhage. He was 80 years old.

He was the first member of the Nixon Administration to be sent to prison for Watergate-related charges in the 70’s. He was known at the White House as the “hatchet man.” However, in 1973, a miracle happened. He became a follower of Jesus Christ.

His friend Tom Phillips gave him a copy of Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis. Tom said, “Once you read this, you might want to read the Book of John in the Bible.”  It turned out to be a soul-winning combination in Chuck Colson’s life. The words from C.S. Lewis and  from John’s Gospel appealed to his mind and heart, leading him to trust in Jesus Christ as Savior.

After his conversion to Christ, Chuck Colson started Prison Fellowship Ministries, which was designed to reach out to prisoners and their families with the Gospel. In addition, he gave oversight to the Colson Center, which is a teaching and training center focused on the Christian worldview.  Chuck Colson was reconciled to God and thoughtfully challenged others to be reconciled with God. His dramatic turn from the Watergate years is an example of the dynamic change that God provides for the person who places their trust in Jesus.

The journey of his life is a vivid of example to me of how Jesus can profoundly change lives. If you have started life on the wrong foot, taken wrong turns, or made wrong choices, it’s not too late to turn the ship around. Forgiveness from the past, transformation in the present, and hope for the future. This was Chuck Colson’s experience. This can be our journey too as we follow Jesus with a trusting heart.

John Shirk


Praise & Worship Show Playlist (April 22nd) with Special Worship Leaders at the Junction Center Mini Theme!

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

KRISTI LEIGH — Here’s the playlist for today’s show.  I’m also really excited about the mini theme from 9-9:30!  I’ll play the live recordings of some of the songs that worship leaders brad&rebekah, Paul Baloche and Jared Anderson have sung when they stopped by WJTL’s new home: The Junction Center.  Don’t miss it!  (And check out video footage of their time with us here.)

Enjoy and be blessed!


Praise & Worship Show Playlist 

April 22, 2012

(Mini Theme from 9:00 – 9:30 a.m. of Worship Leaders who have played live on WJTL at the Junction Center)


6:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.

“Shine On Us” by Phillips, Craig & Dean from “My Utmost For His Highest”

“Praise The Name Of Jesus” by Shane & Shane from “Psalms”

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

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

“Knees To The Earth” by Watermark from “A Grateful People”

“My Salvation” by Shawn McDonald from “Ripen”

“You Give Me Life” by Rita Springer from “Rise Up”


6:30 a.m.

“There’s No One Like Our God” by Vineyard from “Hungry”

“Forever Reign” by Kristian Stanfill from “Passion: Here For You”

“White Flag” by Chris Tomlin, Passion from “Passion: White Flag”

“Show Me Your Glory” by Jesus Culture from “Come Away”

“How He Loves” by John Mark McMillan from “The Song Inside The Sounds Of Breaking Down”

“Wonderful Savior” by Tim Reimherr from “Unceasing”


7:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.

“Whole World In His Hands” by Tim Hughes from “When Silence Falls”

“Love Came Down” by Brian Johnson from “Love Came Down”

“When I Am Afraid” by Laura Hackett from “Laura Hackett”

“You Alone Can Rescue” by Matt Redman from “Passion: Awakening”

“Indescribable” by Laura Story from “Great God Who Saves”

“Full Attention” by Jeremy Riddle from “Full Attention”


7:30 a.m.

“You Are Good” by Jeff Deyo from “Surrender”

“Take Heart” by Hillsong United from “Aftermath”

“On Thing Remains” by Jesus Culture from “Come Away”

“I’ll Always Love You” by Tim Hughes from “Here I Am To Worship”

“Always” by Kristian Stanfill from “Passion: Here For You”


8:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.

“Holy” by Matt Gilman from “Holy”

“Be Lifted High” by Bethel Live from “Be Lifted High”

“Glowing Hearts” by Seven Places from “Glowing”

“Like An Avalanche” by Hillsong United from “Aftermath”

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

“King Of Heaven” by Charlie Hall from “The Rising”


8:30 a.m.

“Set Free” by Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman from “Passion: Here For You”

“Jesus Saves” by Tim Hughes from “Happy Day”

“Reign In Us” by Starfield from “I Will Go”

“Wonderful Maker” by Newsong from “Rescue”

“I Stand In Awe” by Ross Parsley from “I Am Free”

“I Can Only Imagine from “Rita Springer from “Effortless”


9:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.

MINI THEME!  Worship Leaders Live From The Junction Center!

“With Me” by brad&rebekah from February 3rd Live Recording In WJTL Studio

“We Are Free” and “You Are Great” by brad&rebekah from March 9th “Live From The Junction Center” mini concert

“Hosanna/Open The Eyes Of My Heart” and “The Same Love/Above All” by Paul Baloche from April 2nd Live in WJTL Studio

“Rescue/I Have Decided To Follow Jesus” by Jared Anderson from April 11th Live in WJTL Studio


9:30 a.m.

“Great I Am” by Jared Anderson & New Life Worship from “You Hold It All”

“There Is Nothing Like” by Hillsong from “God He Reigns”

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

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

“Beautiful” by Phil Wickham from “Cannons”

“A New Day” by Ben Cantelon from “Everything In Color”


Life Application Truth-The Peace of God through Prayer

john : April 20, 2012 5:17 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – From Philippians 4, verses 6 and 7.

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God with transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.”

Here we see that the peace of God serves as a form of protection for our hearts and minds.

The peace of God gives us a true sense of security, having the assurance that our soul is in the Lord’s hands, no matter what may happen around us today.

The peace of God gives us a true sense of stability, formed out of a faith that is rooted in the foundation of His Word.

The peace of God gives us a true sense of serenity, a calm spirit in the midst of stormy conditions.

Whatever challenges we face in a given day, God invites us to talk to Him about them. He cares for us, and He is near enough to hear our every word and understand the emotion behind those words.

Prayer from a thankful heart is a vital sign of a changed life in the Year of Transformation.

John Shirk

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