phil : November 2, 2012 8:12 pm : music, Radio Friend Phil, Staff Pages

RADIO FRIEND PHIL – Greetings! Please take the new WJTL RadioTraks Music Survey! Everyone who rates the music qualifies to win free music from WJTL, including “Nothing Worth Knowing,” by Crossway Collective

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john : November 2, 2012 5:13 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – from Ephesians 5:16 and 17.

“Be very careful, then, how you live-not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore, do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.”

God has a purpose for our lives. He made us so that we might enjoy fellowship with Him and make Him known to others.

How can we discern where the Lord is leading us? There are various factors that help us to understand God’s will for our lives.

God’s will is consistent with His Word. So, we can be confident that God would not lead us to live in such a way that contradicts the principles found in His Word. As we commit ourselves to God, He increasingly gives us clarity on what to do.

God’s will is also revealed through opportunities. The talents He gives us, along with our passions can become a platform for us to glorify God. Awareness of people’s needs provides opportunities to make a difference for them.  The burdens that He gives us stir us to speak out and take a stand for Biblical virtues. Proverbs 3:6 tells us that as we acknowledge the LORD in all our ways, He will direct our paths. He will clear the way for us to do His will.

Making the most of God’s opportunities is a vital sign of a changed life in the Year of Transformation.

John Shirk

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ann : November 2, 2012 3:05 pm : Ann D'Alessandro, Staff Pages


November is another busy month for WJTL!   Here is a list of where we’ll be.  Hope to see you at one of our events!

*Fri & Sat. Nov. 2nd & 3rd from 9AM-5PM  – Baby & Toddler Expo at the Lancaster County Convention Center.

*Sat. Nov. 3rd  from 9AM-Noon – Kids Cookie Break Live at the Baby & Toddler Expo.

*Thurs. Nov. 8th  – THE CHOIR at Manheim Brethren In Christ Church /Warehouse 54 at 7:30PM.  Doors at 6:30PM. 717-459-3701 or   Tickets also available at the door.

*Fri. Nov. 9th  at 7PM – THE CHOIR Live From The Junction Center!  Be sure to listen on Winning Wednesday (Nov. 7th) for your chance to win a spot on our Guest List! (And keep this number handy 717-392-3690!)

*Sat. Nov. 10th – KCB Skate 10-Noon at Castle Roller Skating Rink in Lancaster.

*Sat. Nov. 10th  – The City Harmonic – I Have A Dream Tour with Daniel Bashta, Eric Brandon and speaker Geoff Moore at Lancaster Bible College at 7PM.  Doors at 6PM.   717-459-3701 or  Tickets also available at the door.

*Wed. Nov. 14th – Youth Group Night from 7-9PM at The Junction Center.  Youth leaders sign up here!

*Thursday, Nov. 15th from 4:30-7PM – Adoption Night at the Movies  at Penn Cinema.  FREE Movie Night includes “The Blind Side” and “Meet The Robinson’s”.  The King’s Strings will be performing in the lobby before the movies.

You can also find all or our events at the Events Calendar.  WJTL Events are in Orange and KCB Events are in Red.

Hope to see you soon!

Ann D’Alessandro – So excited for the Choir next week!!!

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phredd : November 2, 2012 8:49 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages


5) The Solid Rock Cafe is featuring singer Cristabelle Braden for a night of music, speaking, and fellowship tomorrow (Sat. Nov. 3rd) at 7PM. The Solid Rock Cafe is at the World of Life Center at Mount Zion Road Church of the Brethren. MOre info:  717-933-4926

4) Habitat for Humanity Praise Concert at Zion UM of Iona in Lebanon tomorrow (Sat. Nov. 3r)d from 6:30-9PM.  Groups featured are: Habitat for Humanity Guitar Choir,Damaskus Road, Zion UM of Iona’s praise team, Ring Leaders Quartet and more.  Raise awareness of the mission of Habitat Lebanon.  A goodwill offering will be taken.  More info: (717). 867-1044.

3) Harvest Fest 2012  – Trinity United Methodist will host a free community festival tomorrow (Sat. November 3rd) from 11am to 2pm. Pie, music, games, free food, petting zoo, kid’s zumba, door prizes, a pie bake-off and live music. and more!    A cross between a carnival and a good old community block-party. More info: 717-235-2544

2) A benefit coffee house for Compassion International held by MGBC’s young adult small group tomorrow (Sat. Nov. 3rd) 6:30pm at Manheim Grace Brethren Church. Coffee and desserts are FREE. Music from several artists including KimberLiana and Juliana Schnee, both featured on the Kids Cookie Break 4 CD. Also, an art gallery from local artists.  More info: 717-665-2334

1) Lititz Wesleyan Church Lititz Harvest Celebration. Enjoy free food, carnival style games and a barrel train ride for the kids. today, (Friday, Nov. 2nd) from 6-8pm. You are also invited to drop off a coat for the church’s annual Coat Drive. More info:   717-626-6100 **UNFORTUNATELY, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL NEXT FRIDAY, NOV. 9 6-8PM!**

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phil : November 1, 2012 8:28 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: “Lights of Distant Cities” by Bebo Norman and “Finding Our Way” from Hyland. Available next Tuesday: “For The Glory,” from the O.C. Supertones. Another disc I highly recommended is “You Got My Attention,” by Dara Maclean.  Dara Maclean is a singer/songwriter/guitarist from Ft. Worth Texas who, in recent years, has been drawing comparisons to Crystal Lewis, and for good reason. Dara began singing at age eight, led worship services at her church in her teens, and began writing songs and playing guitar at age 13. For more on Dara Maclean. go to You’ll find the iTunes music store, facebook and twitter, Dara’s video journal and more. Dara Maclean is currently on tour with For King and Country and Jason Castro. All three artists stopped by the Junction Center recently to play live before a captive radio audience. To see select videos from their performances (along with other recent guests, including Kutless and Charlie Peacock), go to and click on the videos tab.

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john : November 1, 2012 4:50 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – From Colossians 3:17.

And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

The Christian faith is meant to be full-time, not compartmentalized. So, when we are in Christ, that is our identity, and wherever we go, that is an opportunity for His influence to shine through us.

This passage points out the importance of our words when representing Jesus. Will we speak the truth in love? Will our conversation encourage people to love the Lord with a fully devoted heart? Will we praise God with the words we say?

This passage also emphasizes the use of our deeds to honor God, which includes being available to serve God with our gifts and abilities, whether through teaching, music, hospitality, or generous giving. These are just a few ways that the love of God compels us to serve others so that they might be drawn to Jesus Christ.

Serving God with a grateful heart is a vital sign of a changed life in the Year of Transformation.

John Shirk

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phredd : November 1, 2012 9:34 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages

FRED MCNAUGHTON – Christ in Action is going to Southern NJ to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy.  Our friend (and former Damascus Drummer – Daryl Stoltzfus) is the PA Coordinator for Christ in Action. They will begin receiving volunteers as soon as Friday (Nov2). Daryl will be taking a team down Saturday night and you could possibly travel with his team.  If you are available and want to help our neighbors in NJ who have been devastated by this storm, please go the Christ in Action website and fill out a volunteer form now.  If you want to go with Daryl Saturday please email him – Daryl at Christ in Action dot com and of course make that look like a regular email address.   Listen to Daryl’s interview at our WJTL Casts page.


3 things you can do for Christ in Action:

1) Volunteer to go to Southern NJ

2) Make a donation at the website to help underwrite their service there.

3) Pray for the Christ in Action team as they serve those in Southern NJ who have lost everything.

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john : October 31, 2012 5:57 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – from Exodus 29, verses 44 and 45.

The LORD said, “So I will consecrate the Tent of Meeting and the altar and will consecrate Aaron and his sons to serve me as priests. Then I will dwell among the Israelites and be their God.”

To be consecrated is to be set apart by the LORD for a special service. In this case, the process of consecration involved sacrifices of a bull and two rams, and the shedding of their blood.

This has relevance for us, not in the sense that we need to sacrifice animals in order to serve God, but that we are consecrated to the LORD through the cross. That is where Jesus died for our sins. His blood has the power to purify us and prepare us for service.

Second Corinthians 5:15 tells us that Jesus died for all, “that those who live should no longer live for themselves, but for him who died for them and was raised again.” By God’s grace, we are set apart for a particular purpose to bring glory to His name in our acts of service.

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

John Shirk

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john : October 30, 2012 3:47 pm : John Shirk

JOHN SHIRK – From Second Corinthians 3:16.

“Whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away.”

A veil is a piece of material that covers the face. In this context, it represents a barrier that keeps a person from seeing the Gospel. Verse 14 tells us that only in Christ is the veil taken away. Only in Christ do we have the permission to approach God’s throne of grace.

The lifting of the veil means that we have fresh new eyes for understanding the Bible. The Apostle Paul explained that whenever Moses was read, a veil covered the hearts of those who had not turned to Jesus for salvation. For the person who DID turn to the Lord, that was a different story. In the Old or New Testaments, we see the influence of Jesus. We learn how He fulfills the law and the prophets.  We also come to understand how He fulfills our lives with God’s spiritual blessings. Some of these benefits are found in this chapter, Second Corinthians Three, such as righteousness, freedom, and transformation into the likeness of Jesus Christ.

Turning to Jesus as Lord and Savior is a vital sign of a changed life in the Year of Transformation.

John Shirk

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phredd : October 29, 2012 9:49 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages

FRED MCNAUGHTON – Red Cross Responding to Hurricane Sandy In Central PA
Seventeen Shelters opening on Monday

Harrisburg, PA, Sunday, October 28, 2012 — The American Red Cross is responding throughout Central Pennsylvania as Hurricane Sandy bears down on the Commonwealth.

The American Red Cross will be opening shelters at the following Central Pennsylvania locations:
·         Adams County: Gettysburg Senior High School, 1300 Old Harrisburg Road, Gettysburg, PA 17325
·         Blair County: Altoona School District Junior High School, 1400 7th Avenue, Altoona, PA 16601
·         Centre County: Bald Eagle Area High School, 751 South Eagle Valley Road, Wingate, PA 16823
·         Clinton County: Renovo Fire Company, 230 Eleventh Street, Renova, PA 17764
·         Cumberland County: Silver Spring Presbyterian Church, 444 Silver Spring Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
·         Dauphin County: Harrisburg High School (John Harris), 2451 Market St, Harrisburg, PA 17103
·         Franklin County: Salem United Brethren Church, 4349 Letterkenny Road, Chambersburg, PA 17201
·         Huntingdon County: Cassville United Methodist Church, 30 Maple Street, Cassville, PA 16623
·         Lancaster County: Manheim Township Middle School, 150 School Road, Lancaster PA 17601
·         Lebanon County: Lebanon Valley Expo Center, 80 Rocherty Rd., Rocherty, PA 17042
·         Lycoming County: New Covenant United Church of Christ, 212 E Third Street, Williamsport, PA 17701
·         Northumberland County: Shamokin High School, 2000 W. State Street, Coal Township, PA 17866
·         Snyder County: Selinsgrove Area Middle School, 401 N. 18th Street, Selinsgrove, PA 17870
·         Tioga County: Knoxville-Deerfield Volunteer Fire Company, 105 Case Street, Knoxville, PA 16928
·         Union County: Donald H. Eichhorn Middle School, 2057 Washington Ave., Lewisburg, PA 17837
·         York County: Northern High School, 653 S. Baltimore Street, Dillsburg, PA 17019
·         York County: York County School of Technology, 2179 S. Queen Street, York, PA 17402
The shelters will open Monday at noon, except for locations in school buildings, where classes are in session. (If schools are in session, the shelter will open at 3:00 p.m. If classes are cancelled, the shelter will open at noon). Those coming to a Red Cross shelter should bring the following with them: identification, any medicines and medical equipment, pillows, towels, blankets, personal care items, bathrobes, change of clothes, books/magazines, personal care items. For children and infants, please also bring infant supplies such as formula and diapers and items to comfort and entertain the children. It is strongly suggested that you arrive as early as possible.

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