Moment Of Celebration-Potter’s Hand

john : August 21, 2014 4:04 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Moment Of Celebration reflects on the work of the Potter’s Hand.

Isaiah 64:8 says, “Yet, O LORD, you are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.”

As the potter, God has a plan for our lives to make us useful instruments in His Kingdom. We are made to glorify Him.

He chips away at the parts of our lives that are not honorable to Him so that our vessel might be fashioned into a design that reflects His glory. Ephesians 2:10 says that “we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”

How can we become God’s masterpieces? It happens when we approach Him and say, “Have your way in my life,” and then, follow that prayer with a teachable spirit.

Lyrics from the song, “The Potter’s Hand” reflects the prayer of a tender heart to God. “Take me, mold me, use me, fill me, I give my life to the Potter’s hand. Call me, guide me, lead me, walk beside me. I give my life to the Potter’s hand.”

The work of the Potter’s Hand is a reason to be glad in the Year of Celebration.

John Shirk

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New Tunes at 9 Roundup with Laura Story

phil : August 20, 2014 9:01 pm : music, Radio Friend Phil, Staff Pages

RADIO FRIEND PHIL – Greetings! Welcome to 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, and worship leader, Laura Story, was my guest this week, on New Tunes at 9. Laura, who is expecting twins in early October, took some time to talk about motherhood, music, and her role as worship leader at Perimeter Church, Atlanta.

Laura Story is a gentle, reverent songwriter; her signature song “Blessings” has resonated with many people, especially those who have struggled with severe illnessnes. Recently, a fan posted on Laura’s facebook page: “I listen to your music while I get dressed in the morning; your music lifts me up every time I listen to it.” (“Blessings” is found on her second, self-titled project.)

The latest record from Laura Story is “God of Every Story”; it includes the first two singles: “Who Is Like Our God” and “O Love of God,” the latter of which includes the lyrics, “O Love of God, strong and true, in my barren soul, a river running through. O love of God swift and straight, you have washed away my sin and left no trace.” Here’s what Laura had to say about the song:

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Moment Of Celebration-God’s Watchful Eyes

john : August 19, 2014 5:37 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Moment Of Celebration reflects on the eyes of the Lord.

According to Second Chronicles 16:9, “the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.”

Let’s suppose for a moment that we are all children. The eyes of our parents or guardians on us may encourage us or disturb us, depending on the situation.

If they come to see us in a sports or musical performance, we might give our best effort because of their support. We are greatly encouraged by their attendance, which brings out the best in us.

On the other hand, we might not be inclined to welcome their focus on us if we are putting our hands into the forbidden cookie jar. The lawless one tries to hide their activity from the police officer.

Likewise, there are different reactions among people regarding God’s watchfulness over our activity. David, a man after God’s own heart, was in awe that God’s eyes would notice him. He said, “O LORD, you have searched me and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down. You are familiar with all my ways.” Then he said, “Such knowledge is too wonderful for me.” That’s because David was fully committed to the Lord.

The eyes of the Lord on us are reasons to be glad in the Year of Celebration.

John Shirk

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No More Tickets Available for Kids Cookie Break Fest 2014

phredd : August 19, 2014 11:40 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages

The 3rd Annual Kids Cookie Break Fest 2014 is now completely reserved.  There are no more tickets available for this year’s festival. If you have tickets, you are still able to purchase boxed lunches to help offset the cost of the event.

Order lunches for the 10am-2pm program.

Order lunches for the 3pm-7pm program.


If you were not able to get tickets OR if you have tickets you no longer need, here are a couple of suggestions:

Check with friends, family and church to see if they need/want tickets.

Post on the WJTL and Kids Cookie Break Facebook Page that tickets are needed/wanted.


Please be in prayer for a great event that impacts our families, the community and The Kingdom!  Thank You!

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Some Sort of Rock Show

promojohn : August 17, 2014 7:55 pm : John Staffieri

Your August 17th Some Sort of Rock Show playlist:

Gods & Kings – Finding Iris

Commodity – Remedy Drive

In Crowd ft. – Rapture Ruckus

BZRK (feat. KB) – Family Force 5

Everything Is Different Now – Stellar Kart

Never Back Down – Nine Lashes

Say Now That You’re Sorry – Plankeye

Something New – The Lasting Hope

Guiding Me Home – StompTown Revival

The Heart – Needtobreathe

The Mirror – Embers In Ashes

Saved My Soul – The Museum

Nuthin – Lecrae

What I Believe – Skillet

Eye On It – Toby Mac

Lonely Soul – I Anthem

Outlaws – Disciple

Take It All – Mike Mains & The Branches

Let Go – Lybecker

The Right Direction – Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

Slow Suicide – Scott Stapp

The River – Decyfer Down

Like It Or Not – Abandon Kansas

Deep Down – Scientist

Disconnected – VERIDIA

Hearing Voices – Anberlin

Readyfuels – Anberlin

Here For A Reason – Ashes Remain

Never Looking Back – Silverline

Born This Way – Thousand Foot Krutch


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Praise & Worship Show Playlist

kristi : August 17, 2014 6:00 am : Kristi Leigh, music, Staff Pages

Hi everybody,

Long-time Praise & Worship Show listener, Jill, suggested today’s theme: Peace & Reconciliation.  Check out the song details below.  If there’s a theme you’d like, please feel free to get in touch!

Kristi Leigh – WJTL DJ


Peace To Shine LaRue Reaching 2002
Lord, I Need You Chris Tomlin Passion: Here For You 2011
Restore Chris August The Upside Of Down 2013
Be Still My Soul Leigh Nash Hymns And Sacred Songs 2011
Beauty For Ashes Anthony Skinner Forever And A Day 2004
Desert Soul Rend Collective Homemade Worship By Handmade People 2012
Peace Watermark Watermark 1998
Restoration Phillips, Craig & Dean Phillips Craig & Dean Ultimate Collection 2006
Songs of the Redeemed Charlie Hall Flying Into Daybreak 2006
Redeemed Big Daddy Weave Love Come To Life 2012
Bring Us Back Bellarive Before There Was 2014
Peace Rich Mullins A Liturgy, A Legacy and A Ragamuffin Band 1993
Psalm 23 Matt Papa You Are Good 2006
The Lord is My Shepherd Jeremy Riddle Furious 2011
I Lay Me Down Michael W. Smith Sovereign 2014
A Song Of Peace Nichole Nordeman Listen To Our Hearts, Vol. 1 1998
The Purest Place (featuring Tim Hughes) Watermark The Purest Place 2004
Peace Jason Upton Open Up the Earth 2005
Spirit of the Living God Audrey Assad Fortunate Fall 2013
I Turn To You Selah Hope Of The Broken World 2012
Knees To The Earth Christy Nockels Passion: Sacred Revolution 2003
The More I Seek You Kari Jobe Deeper (Integrtity Music) 2008
I Will Give You Peace Echoing Angels Echoing Angels 2011
Whole World In His Hands Matt Redman Passion: How Great Is Our God 2005
Sometimes He Calms The Storm Scott Krippayne Wild Imagination 1996
8AM 2011
All Things Beautiful Shelly Johnson 2012
We Still Believe Kathryn Scott Songs 4 Worship Ultimate 2011
Mended Watermark The Purest Place 2004
Beauty of Your Peace Tim Hughes When Silence Falls 2004
All The Poor And Powerless All Sons & Daughters Season One 2012
It is Well (feat. Kristene DiMarco) Bethel Music You Make Me Brave (Live) 2014
Restoration David Brymer Unceasing
Thrill Charlie Hall The Bright Sadness 2008
You Are Holy (Prince Of Peace) NewSong Newsong Rescue – Live Worship 2005
Hostage of Peace Tenth Avenue North The Struggle 2012
Every Little Thing Delirious? Now Is the Time – Live At Willow Creek (Bonus Track Version) 2006
Beauty For Ashes Shane & Shane Carry Away 2004
Be Still And Know Steven Curtis Chapman Speechless 1999
Captivate Us (feat. Charlie Hall) Watermark The Purest Place 2004
Keep Me Near Rend Collective Homemade Worship By Handmade People 2012
Perfect Peace Laura Story Great God Who Saves 2008
Salvation (Psalm 71) Shawn McDonald The Message – Psalms 2005
Comfort Me (feat. Brenton Brown) Vineyard Lord Reign In Me 2003
Peace Robbie Seay Band 10,000 Charms 2002
Grace Michael W. Smith A New Hallelujah 2008
Peace Klaus The Invitation 2007
Psalm 23 Jason Upton Jacobs Dream – EP 2002
I Shall Not Want Audrey Assad Fortunate Fall 2013
Find You On My Knees Kari Jobe Where I Find You 2013
Be Still And Know Christy Nockels Deeper (Integrity Music) 2008


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Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend

phredd : August 15, 2014 8:55 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages


5)  Praise Community Church of York Community Day tomorrow (Saturday, Aug. 16th) from 4-9pm.  Music, games, arts and crafts.  Vote for the best chili and wings, Puppet show and a free family movie beginning at 7pm. More Info:

4) GBC Fun Fair tomorrow (Saturday, Aug. 16th) from 11am-7pm at Grace Baptist Church in York.  Bounce Houses, Dunk Tank, Crafts, Face Painting, Tug of War, Kickball, Pie Eating Contest and more.
Music from York County Gospel Choir, Christian School of York Band, Damascus Road, This Way Up and more. More Info:

3) Back To School Fun Day held at Winterstown United Methodist Church in Winterstown (York County) tomorrow  (Saturday, August 16, 2014) from 10am to 1pm. Inflatable rides, games, wagon rides, face painting and food. Backpacks and school supplies will be given away while they last to all elementary and preschool children. The York Revolution mascot “Downtown” will be present as well as the Zembo Shriner clowns. This year’s special project will support the Penn State Children’s Hospital in Hershey. More Info:

2) Touch a Truck at Colonial Park Community Baptist Church in Harrisburg tomorrow (Saturday, August 16) from 9:30 to 12:00, families are invited to come and see and experience trucks and other vehicles up close and personal. There will be tow trucks, a trash truck, snow plow, police car and more.  All children will get a free T-shirt.  More Info:

1)  Family Movie Night tonight (Fri. Aug. 15th) beginning at 7PM at The Junction Center Tent in Manheim.  Come early and ride the WJTL Pedal cars from 6-7pm.  FREE tickets still available, More Info:  -

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Moment Of Celebration-Mentoring Relationships

john : August 14, 2014 2:37 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Moment Of Celebration reflects on the value of mentoring relationships.

While friendships are relationships often among peers, mentoring relationships tend to have wider age differences. It might be the case where an elderly Christian is grooming a younger Christian to a place of leadership, such as Paul’s relationship with Timothy in the Bible.

Or it may be a situation where one believer is preparing another believer to succeed their role, such as Elijah preparing Elisha to become a prophet.

Another excellent example of mentorship is the parent-child relationship, where the parent brings them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.

The value of mentoring relationships can be found in the opportunity to pass the faith along from generation to generation.

Psalm 78:4 says, “We will not hide them from their children; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, his power, and the wonders he has done.” Verse 7 says, “Then they would put their trust in God.”

The value of mentoring relationships is a reason to be glad in the Year of Celebration.

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New Tunes at 9 Roundup with Sidewalk Prophets

phil : August 13, 2014 11:07 pm : music, Radio Friend Phil, Staff Pages

RADIO FRIEND PHIL – Greetings! Welcome to 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.)

Sidewalk Prophets played a show for an enthusiastic crowd last week at the Junction Center Tent. The band, led by lead singer Dave Frey, played several tracks off their first two projects: “These Simple Truths” from 2009; and “Live Like That,” from 2012. (Look for a new project in 2015.)

Dave Frey says, “It’s not always easy for any of us to do what God has called us to do; to go make disciples of the world.” Not only is Dave Frey a talented, soulful singer, he’s also a gifted songwriter and storyteller. On New Tunes at 9, he told the story of a Christian on a mission: to share the truth of Christ—one man’s encounter with illusionist Penn Jillette, and how that story ties in with the new Sidewalk Prophets’ song, Save My Life.” (Listen to the conversation here:

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Moment Of Celebration-Accountable Relationships

john : August 11, 2014 5:16 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Moment of Celebration reflects on the purpose of accountable relationships.

In seeking accountable relationships, we are enlisting the support of another to help us stay true to our commitments. In the context of faith, this relates to our commitment to following Christ.

Chip Ingram says there are a number of reasons why we need accountable relationships. We have the tendency to underestimate the power of our sinful passions. We have the tendency to overestimate our ability to handle temptation. And we have the tendency to believe that our struggles and temptations are unique.

One of God’s resources for helping us in temptation is the body of Christ. Discernment is important when establishing accountable relationships. It should be with a trusted friend who loves the Lord, and who is genuinely interested in seeing us grow in God’s grace.

Hebrews 3:12 supports accountable relationships with these words: “See to it, brothers, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God. But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.

An Accountable relationship is a reason to be glad in the Year of Celebration.

John Shirk

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