Life Application Truth-Security in Changing Times

john : May 31, 2012 2:45 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – From Hebrews 13:8.

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.”

The implication of this truth is that the identity of Jesus as the Son of God never changes. He is a dependable source of grace for the person who needs forgiveness. He is a constant presence in the life of His followers. He is a constant support to strengthen our faith in times of weakness, just as He was there to lift up Peter after denying Jesus three times.

It’s been said that life’s only constant is change. However, in the midst of changing times, there is another constant that remains a source of stability, and His name is Jesus. He is the One who said, “Before Abraham was born, I am.” He is the One Reality that we can trust with our lives. His love never fails.

Security in Christ is a vital sign of a changed life in the Year of Transformation.

John Shirk

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Fun Events This Weekend!

ann : May 30, 2012 4:24 pm : Ann D'Alessandro, Staff Pages


If you are looking for something FUN and FREE to do this weekend here are a couple great ideas!

SATURDAY:  “The Day” on Saturday, June 2nd from 10AM-10PM at New Holland Park.  Music includes: Christopher Wright, SisterBrother, Brad & Rebekah, Brothers McClurg, and a percussion performance.  Acoustic cafe at 10 am. There will be food vendors. A kids zone features bounce houses, face painting, and a concert by Jim Rule. The rain location is at Petra Christian Fellowship in New Holland.  717-354-0056.

SUNDAY: “Sunday In The Park with LEFC” (Lancaster Evangelical Free Church) at Lititz Springs Park on Sunday, June 3rd with the Worship Service beginning at 11AM.  Please park at Warwick High School.  Kids Activities, Youth Activities and Grown Up Activities all day.  Food vendors will be there after the service.  4PM Seth Franco, former Harlem Globetrotter.  717.626.5332 Visit the website for the complete schedule.

Ann D’Alessandro – Happy June!

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Praise & Worship Show Playlist (5/27)

kristi : May 27, 2012 6:00 am : Kristi Leigh, music, Staff Pages

Praise & Worship Show Playlist

May 27, 2012

~THEME: Songs of Praise & Worship~

6:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.

“Call To Praise” by Jeremy Riddle from “Full Attention”

“Will You Worship” by Brian Doerksen from “Change Me On The Inside”

“Greatly To Be Praised” by Brian & Jenn Johnson from “We Believe”

“Praise The Father, Praise The Son” by Chris Tomlin from “Hello Love”

“Let It Bring You Praise” by Matt Hammitt from “Every Falling Tear”

“I Will Worship You” by Aaron Gillespie from “Anthem Song”

“All Praise” by Jared Anderson from “Worship Project H2.14″


6:30 a.m.

“Your Great Name We Praise” by Sovereign Grace Music from “Upward”

“We Will Worship The Lamb Of Glory” by Dennis Jernigan from “Hands Lifted High”

“Praise To You” by Parachute Band from “Roadmaps And Revelations”

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

“Sing Your Praise To The Lord” by Rich Mullins from “Songs”

“All My Praise” by Selah from “Hiding Place”


7:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.

“Praise To The One” by brad&rebekah from “The Things Of God”

“All The Earth Will Sing Your Praises” by Paul Baloche from “Offering Of Worship”

“Stand To Praise” by Aaron Shust from “Anything Worth Saying”

“Praise You With The Dance” by Casting Crowns from “Casting Crowns”

“Hear Our Praises” by Darlene Zschech from “Shout To The Lord”

“We Give You Praise” by Delirious from “Kingdom Of Comfort”

“Come, Now Is The Time To Worship” by Brian Doerksen from “Winds Of Worship 12″


7:30 a.m.

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

“God Be Praised/Our God Reigns” by Jon Egan, New Life Worship from “You Hold It All”

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

“Praise The Lord Who Reigns Above” by Leigh Nash from “Hymns & Sacred Songs”

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

“And Your Praise Goes On” by Chris Rice from “Hallelujahs”

“Praise To The LOrd, The Almighty” by Christy Nockels from “Passion: Hymns Ancient & Modern”


8:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.

“Glory, Honor, Power, Praise” by The Embers from “The Embers”

“Praise The Lord” by Kristene Mueller from “Those Who Dream”

“Let’s Worship” by Deluge, Kari Jobe from “Unshakeable”

“I Will Worship You” by Matthew Ward from “Even Now”

“Praise God” by Andy Piercy from “Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow”

“Praise The Lord (Psalm 150)” by Sovereign Grace Music from “Psalms”


8:30 a.m.

“Praise Song” by Third Day from “Third Day”

“Made To Worship” by Chris Tomlin from “See The Morning”

“Live To Worship” by Scott Krippayne from “It Goes Like This”

“Here I Am To Worship” by Tim Hughes, Martin Smith from “Happy Day”

“The Heart Of Worship” by Matt Redman, Martin Smith from “I Could Sing Of Your Love Forever”

“Let God Be Praised” by Pocket Full Of Rocks from “More Than Noise”

“Holy Praise” by Jared Anderson from “Desperation”


9:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.

“I Was Created To Worship” by Brian & Jenn Johnson from “We Believe”

“Surrendered To Praise” by Jeremy Riddle from “The Now And Not Yet”

“Hear My Worship” by Jason Ingram from “Hear My Worship”

“Praise You” by Martin Layzell, Promise Keepers from “Uprising”

“You’re Worship Of My Praise” by Big Daddy Weave, BarlowGirl from “Absolute Modern Worship”

“Let The Praises Ring” by Lincoln Brewster from “Amazed”

“Praise You In This Storm” by Casting Crowns from “Lifesong”


9:30 a.m.

“O Worship The King” by Chris Tomlin from “Passion: Hymns Ancient & Modern”

“Your Name Will Be Praised” by Laura Story from “Blessings”

“All My Worship” by Brian & Jenn Johnson from “We Believe”

“Praise Adonai” by Paul Baloche from “Rock Of Refuge”

“O Praise Him (All This For A King)” by David Crowder Band from “Illuminate”

“We Will Worship You” by Carlos Whittaker from “Ragamuffin Soul”

“Praise You Lord” by Relevant Worship from “Anthem Of The Redeemed”

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phredd : May 25, 2012 9:06 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages

FIVE FUN FREE FAMILY THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND!!! Memorial Day Weekend Friday May 25 thru Monday May 28.

5)Mount Joy Memorial Day Parade tomorrow (Sat. May 26th) beginning at 2PM.  Look for the WJTL vehicles including the Kids Cookie Break Smart Car!

4)  Jacobus Lions Ambulance 5th Annual EMS Open House tomorrow (Sat, May 26)10am- 2pm, S.Main Street
in Jacobus. TheOpen House features local EMS units, Fire equipment, Police vehicles, and aeromedical units including Life Lion from Hershey Medical Center.

3) Maytown School invites the community to join them for their closing celebrations thiss weekend. Tomorrow (Saturday, May 26th) through Monday (May 28th). Tours, Pig Roast, and fireworks on Saturday! A church service at 10 AM Sunday morning. Tours and exhibits Sunday afternoon, and an official closing at 2pm on Monday. More info: 717 426-2998

2)  Strasburg First Presbyterian Church invites everyone to a free cook out on Memorial Day (Monday, May 28). Immediately following the Strasburg Memorial Day Parade. free hot dogs, chips, and soda. More info: 717- 687-6030.

1) 4th Annual Mount Joy Community Popcorn Festival today (Friday May 25th) 5pm-10pm and Saturday (May 26th) 4pm-10pm – Kunkle Field in Mount Joy.  Food, live entertainment, inflatable rides, games, AND Popcorn contests such as a Popcorn Spitting Contest and a Popcorn Eating Contest. More info:

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New Tunes at 9 Roundup: MercyMe

phil : May 23, 2012 8:52 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: “The Loudest Sound Ever Heard,” from The Choir, “III,” by Family Force Five,” and new this week, “The Hurt and The Healer,” by MercyMe. “The Hurt And The Healer” is the follow up release to MercyMe’s 2010 project, “The Generous Mr. Lovewell,” a record that debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard Top 200. It was also in 2010 that MercyMe’s signature song, “I Can Only Imagine” surpassed 1 million digital downloads, making it the first song in Christian music to go platinum in the digital domain. (You can find “I Can Only Imagine” off MercyMe’s 2001 INO Records’ release, “Almost There.”) Led by vocalist Bart Millard, MercyMe is now regarded as one of the most successful worship-rock band’s in Christian-music history.  For more on MercyMe, go to!/ss:facebook You’ll find the band’s facebook and twitter links, youtube page and MercyMe store where you can order music and dvd’s.

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Life Application Truth-Fervent Prayer

john : May 23, 2012 2:12 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – from Genesis 32:10.

As Jacob was feeling tension about facing his brother Esau, he prayed, “I am unworthy of all the kindness and faithfulness you have shown your servant. I had only my staff when I crossed this Jordan, but now I have become two groups. Save me, I pray, from the hand of my brother Esau, for I am afraid he will come and attack me, and also the mothers with their children. But you have said, ‘I will surely make you prosper and will make your descendants like the sand of the sea, which cannot be counted.’”

This prayer is offered to God with earnestness and humility. Jacob expressed gratitude to God for His kindness and faithfulness. He acknowledged his need for God’s help, and reminded God of His promises.

Matthew Henry once said, “the prayers and supplications that Christ offered up were jointed with strong cries and tears, herein setting us an example not only to pray, but to be fervent.” Whether we are in a crisis or facing what seems like an ordinary day, God invites us to seek Him in prayer with our petitions and thanksgiving.

Fervent prayer is a vital sign of a changed life in the Year of Transformation.

John Shirk

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2012 Billboard Music Award Winners: Casting Crowns and Laura Story

phil : May 21, 2012 6:49 pm : music, Radio Friend Phil, Staff Pages

Radio Friend Phil – LAURA STORY and CASTING CROWNS took home the Christian awards in last night’s 2012 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS.STORY’s song “Blessings” won Top Christian Song.  “Many thanks to the fans that continue to request this song, talk about  it on FACEBOOK and TWITTER, and buy it,” said STORY.  “We are awed by how God continues to use this little  song to minister to so many.” CASTING CROWNS received Top Christian Artist and Top Christian Album for COME TO THE WELL.  “What we do is inspired by our faith in Jesus, our home churches and the incredible people we get to interact with on the road.  We feel honored  that our music would be recognized in this way,” said CASTING CROWNS lead singer MARK HALL.


Life Application Truth-The Return

john : May 21, 2012 2:15 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – From Revelation 22:20.

He who testifies to these things says, ‘Yes, I am coming soon.’ Amen. Come Lord Jesus.

Jesus specifically said that we would not know the specific day or hour of His return.  The implication of His promise to return is to be ready. Hebrews 9:28 tells us that Jesus will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.

Remembering His promise to return will challenge us to get our hearts right with God.  The way for sin to be removed as an obstacle to salvation is to call on the name of Jesus for salvation, to confess our sins, and plead for His forgiveness. He will not despise a contrite heart.

There are other ways that the promise of Christ’s return will benefit our lives once we are made right with God. Our faith will be purified. We will be greatly encouraged by the reality that God’s grace will overcome the troubles of this world. We will also be motivated to share the Gospel with others, so that they might be ready to meet the Lord with a faithful heart.

Anticipation of Christ’s return is a vital sign of a changed life in the Year of Transformation.

John Shirk

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Praise & Worship Show Playlist (5/20)

kristi : May 20, 2012 6:00 am : music, Staff Pages

Praise & Worship Show Playlist

May 20, 2012


6:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.

“Take Heart” by Hillsong United from “Aftermath”

“Great Is Thy Faithfulness” by Chris Rice from “Peace Like A River”

“Be Of Good Faith” by SisterBrother from “SisterBrother”

“I Love Your Name” by Brian Johnson from “Love Came Down”

“Bless Your Name” by Eddie Kirkland from “North Point Live: Awake”

“Lift The Name” by New Life Worship, Jared Anderson from “You Hold It All”


6:30 a.m.

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

“Praise To The Lord, The Almighty” by Christy Nockels from “Passion: Hymns Ancient & Modern”

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

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

“Furious” by Bethel Live, Jeremy Riddle from “Be LIfted High”

“This Is Why I Am Alive” by Rick Pino from “The Narrow Road”


7:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.

“Where The Spirit Of The Lord Is” by Chris Tomlin, Christy Nockels from “Passion: Awakening”

“Faithful” by Rend Collective Experiment, David Crowder from “Organic Family Hymnal”

“Tis So Sweet” by Jadon Lavik from “Roots Run Deep”

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

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

“Savior Called” by LCBC Worship from “Alive EP”


7:30 a.m.

“I Need Thee Every Hour” by Jars Of Clay from “Redemption Songs”

“Brokenness Aside” by All Sons & Daughters from “Season One”

“Joyful, Joyful” by Casting Crowns from “Until The Whole World Hears”

“Christ In Me” by SisterBrother from “SisterBrother”

“Better Is One Day” by Kutless from “Empty Me Vol. 1″

“Desert Song” by Hillsong United from “Across The Earth, Tear Down The Walls”


8:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.

“Dry Bones” by New Life Worship from “You Hold It All”

“God Ablaze” by Charlie Hall from “The Rising”

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

“Everything” by Tim Hughes from “Happy Day”

“Create In Me A Clean Heart” by Martin Smith from “Your Love Broke Through”

“Center/Turn Your Eyes” by Charlie Hall from “Passion: Everything Glorious”


8:30 a.m.

“Hallelujah, Jesus” by Evan Wickham from “Mysterious Things”

“O Praise Him” by David Crowder Band from “Illuminate”

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

“Forever And A Day” by Anthony Skinner from “Forever And A Day”

“I Am Free” by Jared Anderson from “51 Must Have Modern Worship Hits”

“Mighty Fortress” by Sovereign Grace Music from “From Age To Age”


9:00 a.m. — Legal I.D.

“Search My Heart” by Hillsong United from “Aftermath”

“Faithful” by SisterBrother from “SisterBrother”

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

“Come And Let Your Presence” by The Merchant Band from “The World Can Wait”

“You Are My Passion” by Jesus Culture from “Come Away”


9:30 a.m.

“More Of You, Less Of Me” by Brian & Jenn Johnson from “We Believe”

“The Potter’s Hand” by Darlene Zschech from “WOW Worship Red”

“Your Faithfulness” by Jon Thurlow from “Strong Love”

“Mystery” by Charlie Hall, Passion from “Passion: White Flag”

“Wonderful God” by Hillsong from “God He Reigns”

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

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phredd : May 18, 2012 8:58 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages


5) Elizabethtown’s Reading on the Square: tomorrow (Saturday May 19)from 10AM-1PM. Free books, reading time, programs, and the chance to win prizes from local businesses.
More info:

4) Freedom Fun Fair – tomorrow (Sat. May 19th) from 10AM-2PM at Lebanon Valley Bible Church.  Games, Pony Rides, Balloon Animals, A Petting Zoo, Cotton Candy, A Bounce House, Face Painting, Train Rides, Food, Fun for all ages and Much, Much More!  Rain or Shine!  (717) 867-4403. More info:   

3) A night of music with Singer/Songwriter/Multi-Instrumentalist – Terry Bone tomorrow (Sat. May 19th) at 7PM at Hosanna A Fellowship of Christians in Lititz.  A Choir, full band and special guests. A love offering will be taken. This is a goodbye concert, Terry is leaving to minister in Norway. More info:

2) 29th Annual Rhubarb Festival today (Fri, May 18) and tomorrow (Sat. May 19th) 9am – 6pm at Kitchen Kettle Village in Intercourse  “Best Rhubarb Dessert In Lancaster County” baking contest • World’s Only Rhubarb Race Car Derby • Rhubarb Stroll (min parade) • Whoopie Pie Filling Contest • Musical entertainment, food demonstrations & samplings. More info:

1) Sertoma Chicken BBQ at Long’s Park tomorrow (Saturday, May 19) Long’s Park LAncaster.  KCB Broadcasting live 9am to noon, then a full day on the Weaver’s Garage Stage from noon til 5pm featuring Bruce Fite, Kimberliana, Chuck Gibson Band, DKers, WJTL Talent Challenge, and The Beggar Folk.  More info at

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