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Moment Of Celebration-Chorus Of Praises

December 19th, 2014 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Moment of Celebration reflects on the chorus of praises surrounding the birth of Christ.

Christmas reminds us that Jesus is God’s ultimate gift to the world.

The birth of Christ was a cause for celebration for Mary, the mother of Jesus, who said, “My soul glorifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.”

The birth of Christ was a cause for celebration for the shepherds. After their encounter with the baby Jesus, they returned to their fields, glorifying and praising God for what they had heard and seen.

The birth of Christ was a cause of celebration for the wise men, who brought gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh to Jesus. They also bowed down and worshiped him.

The birth of Christ was a cause of celebration for the heavenly angels, who said on the night of His birth, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”

We can join the chorus of praises in response to a loving God who remembered us and came to meet us at our point of need.

The birth of Christ is a reason to be glad in the Year of Celebration.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend

December 19th, 2014 No comments

FIVE FUN FREE FAMILY THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND!!! December 19, 20 & 21, 2014

5.  Grantville UMC Live Nativity with Live Animals Tonight and Tomorrow ( Friday December 19, Saturday December 20) at Fabe’s Corner at Rt. 743 & Rt. 22 in Grantville.  The Live Nativity runs continuously every 15 minutes from 7-8:30pm.  Free hot chocolate & cookies! More Info: www.grantvilleumc.org

4.  Journey with Jesus is a Live Nativity tomorrow (Saturday, December 20) from 6-8pm at Ed’s Landscaping, 2623 North Market Street, Elizabethtown. Journey with Jesus tells the story of Jesus from birth to resurrection and includes live actors, animals and a rustic barn setting. More Info: 717-367-1006

3. Creator’s Jubilee Coffee House of Akron tonight (Friday Dec 19) from 6:30-8:30pm at Oasis Fellowship.  A monthly creative showcase featuring the gifts and talents of local Christian Artists. This month’s event will highlight the works of local pottery artist Mark Myer! More Info: www.oasisfellowshipakron.org

2. Join Topher Kringle aka The Hip Santa for a Christmas Breakfast Singalong, tomorrow (Saturday Dec 20) 9:30am-11am at Commonwealth on Queen in downtown Lancaster. Free Admission. More Info commonwealthonqueen.com

1. Messick’s Christmas Light Show “Miraculum” – Animated Light show to music, tonight, tomorrow and Sunday (Dec 19, 20 & 21) at Messick’s Farm Equipment, Mertz Drive in Elizabethtown. The light show runs continuously from 6:30-10pm each evening. Enjoy the 15 minute Christmas Display from your car. More Info: Messick Farm Equipment Facebook page.

New Tunes at 9 Roundup with Smalltown Poets

December 18th, 2014 No comments

RADIO FRIEND PHIL- Smalltown Poets just released their second Christmas project, “Christmas Time Again.” Danny Stephens (keyboards/vocals) talked about the new record this week on New Tunes at 9. (Listen to the conversation here http://wjtl.com/listen/wjtl-casts/.) Highlights from “Christmas Time Again” include the title-track (an original song that attempts to chronicle a man’s life, and how his views on the Christmas season change as he ages); “Children Go Where I Send Thee” (an a cappella version of the timeless African-American spiritual; and “This Day In Bethlehem” (which includes the lyrics: “Salvation for the sons of men. All hail to God’s almighty son.)” For more details go to http://smalltownpoets.tv/.

Merry Christmas

phil@wjtl.com

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Some Sort of Rock Show

December 14th, 2014 No comments

Here is your Some Sort of Rock Show playlist for December 14th!  Listen tonight at 8 on WJTL and the WJTL app.

Resuscitate – Fireflight

Dear Life – Remedy Drive

We Three Kings – After Edmund

What We Call Christmas – Bleach

Praise Him – Aaron Gillespie

Slumber – Needtobreathe

Wait For You – Versus Angels

This Isn’t Love – The Birdsongs

Set Me On Fire – Thousand Foot Krutch

Alive In You – 7eventh Time Down

Destiny – Devin Williams

Ayo! – Andy Mineo

Evergreen – Switchfoot

The Rebel Jesus – House Of Heroes

Miracle – Mike Mains And The Branches

Only A Ride – Steve Taylor & The Perfect Foil

Hour 2

Between Love and War – I Anthem

Everything Is Different Now – Stellar Kart

Angels We Have Heard On High – The Modern Post (Dustin Kensrue)

Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence – The Modern Post (Dustin Kensrue)

All She Wants – Seventh Day Slumber

Never Be The Same – RED

Gameface – KJ-52

Walls – Manic Drive

Show Love – Family Force 5

Records – The Lasting Hope

Unbroken – Disciple

Until The Sun Burns Out  - The Red Airplanes

Go Tell It On The Mountain – Needtobreathe

The Holly And The Ivy – Hawk Nelson

Nuthin’ – Lecrae

My Favorite Things – Family Force 5

 

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Praise & Worship Christmas Worship Playlist

December 14th, 2014 No comments

 

6AM (“Christ is BORN Theme 6-7AM)

Silent Night (Emmanuel)

Matt Maher

The Essential Christmas Collection

2010

He Is Born

FFH

FFH Christmas

1998

Christ The Lord Is Born Today

Sovereign Grace Music

Savior

2006

Born Is The King (Its Christmas)

Hillsong

Born Is The King EP

2011

Born That We May Have Life (feat. Christy Nockels and Ed Cash)

Chris Tomlin

Glory In The Highest-Christmas Songs Of Worship

2009

Born To Die

Shane & Shane

Glory In The Highest

2008

Jesus Is Born

Circleslide

Bethlehem Skyline

2007

When Love Was Born

Dave Barnes

A December To Remember

2013

Hope Was Born This Night

Sidewalk Prophets

Come Now Our King-EP (compilation)

2010

Be Born In Me

Francesca Battistelli

The Story (compilation)

2011

When Love Was Born

Mark Schultz

When Love Was Born

2009

Salvation Is Born

Sovereign Grace Music

Savior

2006

Born To Die

Bebo Norman

Christmas From The Realms Of Glory

2007

Born In A Stable

Level Heads

The Broken Christmas

1988

Light That Was Born

Esterlyn

Its A Shamrock Christmas Vol. 2 (compilation)

2011

Born In Bethlehem

Third Day

Christmas Offerings

2006

7AM

Birthday Of The King

Jami Smith

Hope Of All The Earth (Christmas)

2005

Our God

Lincoln Brewster

Joy To The World (A Christmas Collection)

2012

When Hope Came Down

Kari Jobe

Where I Find You (Christmas Edition)

2012

Joyful We Adore You

Michael OBrien

Christmas

2012

Hark The Herald Angels Sing/King Of Heaven

Paul Baloche

Christmas Worship

2013

Peace Has Come

Hillsong Worship

(digital single)

2014

Carol Of The Bells

Kim Walker-Smith

When Christmas Comes

2014

Love Came Down

Brian Johnson

Love Came Down

2010

O Holy Night

David Crowder Band

(single)

2010

Hallelujah (Light Has Come)

BarlowGirl

Home For Christmas

2008

God With Us

Roll Hill Church

(iTunes single)

2013

Little Drummer Boy

Future Of Forestry

Advent Christmas EP

2008

Glory To God In The Highest

Downhere

Bethlehem Skyline

2007

Shining Star

Rend Collective

Homemade Worship By Handmade People

2012

8AM

He Is More (Peace And Light)

Scott Krippayne

Not So Silent Night

2012

Come And Worship

Bebo Norman

Christmas From The Realms Of Glory

2007

Messiah (The Christmas Version)

Phil Wickham

Joy To The World – The Ultimate Christmas Collection

2006

Magnificent

Christy Nockels

Do You See What I See?

2006

Rejoice

Aaron Shust

Unto Us

2014

Who Would Have Dreamed

Sovereign Grace Music

Prepare Him Room: Celebrating the Birth of Jesus in Song

2014

Go Tell It On The Mountain

David Crowder Band

Oh For Joy

2011

Offering (the Christmas Mix)

Paul Baloche

Offering of Worship

2004

God With Us

Jeremy Camp

Christmas-God With Us

2012

O Come Let Us Adore Him

Hillsong

Born Is The King EP

2011

Joy To The World (Unspeakable Joy) (feat. Ed Cash)

Chris Tomlin

Glory In The Highest-Christmas Songs Of Worship

2009

Come and Stand Amazed

Citizens

Repeat The Sounding Joy EP

2013

Glory To God

Jeremy Riddle

Humble King – Christmas Around The World

2002

Messiahs Song

Jared Anderson

Worship And Adore-A Christmas Offering

2009

Angels We Have Heard On High

Dustin Kensrue

Lowborn King

2014

9AM

Messiah Has Come

Cindy Morgan

Come Let Us Adore Him – A Christmas Worship Experience

2005

O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

Jadon Lavik

(single)

2006

How Many Kings

Downhere

Bethlehem Skyline

2007

God Made Low

Sovereign Grace Music

Prepare Him Room: Celebrating the Birth of Jesus in Song

2014

The First Noel

Phil Wickham

Songs For Christmas

2010

God Has Come To Earth

Aaron Shust

Unto Us

2014

He Is Called Jesus (feat. Mike Weaver)

Big Daddy Weave

Do You See What I See?

2006

Winter Snow (feat. Audrey Assad)

Chris Tomlin

Glory In The Highest-Christmas Songs Of Worship

2009

Behold The Savior

Meredith Andrews

WORD Christmas Singles 2013

2013

We Have A Savior

Hillsong

We Have A Savior

2013

Glory In The Highest

Shane & Shane

Glory In The Highest

2008

I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day

Casting Crowns

Peace On Earth

2008

Light Of The World (feat. Matt Redman)

Chris Tomlin

Glory In The Highest-Christmas Songs Of Worship

2009

Hark The Herald Angels Sing (Glory In The Highest)

Rend Collective

Campfire Christmas  Vol. 1

2014

Noel

Young & Free

Noel

2014

Moment Of Celebration-The Gift Of God’s Love

December 12th, 2014 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Moment Of Celebration reflects on the gift of God’s love.

John 3:16 is one of the most quoted verses of the Bible. It’s a fitting verse for the Christmas season and the Easter season. It’s a fitting verse to describe how someone can be born again into the family of God.

“For God so loved the world that He gave His One and Only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish, but have eternal life.”

Here we see God’s love freely given to us as a gift through Jesus Christ. For a gift to be a gift, there needs to be a giver and a receiver. God clearly gave. That gift is ours to receive. This is why the Christmas season is so special among those who receive Jesus as Savior and Lord. We recognize that without the treasure of God’s grace, we would be lost in our sin and without God because sin separates us from God. But when Jesus enters our world, His light invades the darkness of our soul. Despair is replaced with hope. Doubt and fear are replaced with faith. Selfishness is replaced by love. In Jesus, we find the freedom to experience abundant and eternal life with Him. God invites us to say “Yes” to His invitation to live with Him forever.

The gift of God’s love through Jesus Christ is a reason to be glad in the Year of Celebration.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

We Hope to See YOU at Our Christmas Open House

December 12th, 2014 No comments

STACEY GAGNE – One of our new traditions since we’ve been here at The Junction Center is our annual WJTL Christmas Open Houses.  We love these evenings listening to music,  and visiting with listeners who stop in for cocoa, cookies and tours as we celebrate Christmas.

Drop by and join us next Tuesday (Dec 16) & Wednesday (Dec 17) anytime between 4pm and 8pm both evenings.   We’ll be here to greet you.  It’s  also a great time for you to drop off your end of the year donation and save a stamp.

We hope to see YOU, but either way, we wish you a Merry Christmas!

 

Carolyn Arends

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Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend

December 12th, 2014 No comments

FIVE FUN FREE FAMILY THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND!!! December 12, 13 & 14, 2014

5.  Middlesex United Methodist Church’s fifth annual Hayride to Bethlehem, tonight (Friday, December 12) 6-9pm and tomorrow (Saturday, December 13) from 4-8pm. Experience a live nativity while on board a hay wagon ride through several scenes of the nativity, including live actors, animals, and musicians.  Hot chocolate and cookies at the end of the ride.  Middlesex Church is located at 118 N. Middlesex Rd., Carlisle, PA.  More Info: http://www.middlesexumc.com/

4.  Winterstown United Methodist Church of Felton Drive Thru Nativity tonight, tomorrow and Sunday (December 12, 13 &14) from 6:30 – 8:30pm. This Drive Thru Nativity features 10 different scenes with over 40 cast members along with live camels, sheep, goats and cows, and more. More Info: 717-244-1984.

3. Limeville UMC in Gap annual kids Christmas Event tonight (Friday, Dec. 12) from 7-9pm.  Make a Christmas craft, visit with Santa, a live Nativity Scene and snacks.  More Info: 717-442-4010

2. Lancaster Academy for the Performing Arts traditional choral Christmas concert, tonight (Friday Dec 12) at 7pm at First Presbyterian Church, Orange Street in Lancaster. More Info: www.lancasteracademy.org

1. Journey with Jesus is a Live Nativity tomorrow (Saturday, December 13) from 6-8pm at Ed’s Landscaping, 2623 North Market Street, Elizabethtown. Journey with Jesus tells the story of Jesus from birth to resurrection and includes live actors, animals and a rustic barn setting. WJTL will be broadcating live. More Info: 717-367-1006

 

New Tunes at 9 Roundup with Family Force 5

December 11th, 2014 No comments

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.)

Just in time for the Christmas season, Family Force 5 has released a new digital single, “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.” The song is available now and follows the release of their record, “Time Stands Still.” Family Force 5 continue redefining their pulsating sound that fuses together euro-dance, synth-pop, electro- funk, hip-hop and rock ‘n’ roll.

Derek Mount, a.k.a., Chap Stique, was my guest this week on New Tunes at 9. (Derek told the story behind “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” which used their record “The Family Force 5 Christmas Project,” as a reference point, and Hollywood, their drummer, as a focal point.) http://wjtl.com/listen/wjtl-casts/

For more on Family Force 5, go to http://www.familyforce5.com/

phil@wjtl.com

 

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Moment Of Celebration-Gabriel’s Prophecy

December 10th, 2014 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Moment Of Celebration reflects on Gabriel’s prophecy of Jesus.

Gabriel was an angel who was given the task of telling Mary that she would give birth to Jesus.

He says in Luke 1:32, “He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end.”

This is a reference to Jesus as the king of Israel. Many kings had reigned over Israel in the past, but each of them had their blemishes. Even David, who was well-respected and regarded as a man after God’s own heart, had his faults. Nations today continue to have leaders with their faults and limitations. They make mistakes, and they do not stick around forever.

Jesus is different. His character is unblemished, and His kingdom will be without end. He is a capable king, not just for Israel, but also for our souls. His fame will never fade. It will only grow in the course of time. We can trust Him to save us from our sins, and lead us with grace and wisdom.

Gabriel’s prophecy of Jesus to be a great king is a reason to be glad in the Year of Celebration.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Praise & Worship Show Playlist (12/7)

December 7th, 2014 No comments

6am

Agnus Dei

Michael W. Smith

Worship

2001

Taste Of Eternity

Bellarive

The Heartbeat

2012

Revelation Song (feat. Kari Jobe)

Gateway Worship

Cover The Earth

2006

Great I Am (feat. Jared Anderson)

New Life Worship

You Hold It All

2011

You Are My Hope

Cory Asbury

Holy

2008

Dawn To Dusk

All Sons & Daughters

Season One

2012

A Mighty Fortress

Christy Nockels

Life Light Up

2009

Awakening

Chris Tomlin

Passion: Awakening

2010

Closer (feat. Steffany Frizzell-Gretzinger)

Bethel Live

For The Sake Of The World

2012

None But Jesus

Hillsong United

United We Stand

2005

Jesus, Only Jesus

Matt Redman

Passion: Let The Future Begin

2013

7am

Glory to the King

Eddie Kirkland

North Point Live: Here + Now

2012

Emmanuel

Martin Smith

Back To The Start

2014

This Is Amazing Grace

Jeremy Riddle

Bethel Live: For The Sake Of The World

2012

Forever (feat. Brian Johnson)

Bethel Music

Tides

2013

Rock of Ages

Charlie Hall Band

The Death of Death

2013

Heres My Heart

Crowder

Passion: Let The Future Begin

2013

Hundred Miles

Judah & the Lion

First Fruits – EP

2012

The One That Really Matters (feat. Kari Jobe)

Michael W. Smith

Sovereign

2014

Mercy

Casting Crowns

Songs 4 Worship Ultimate

2011

Hallelujah For The Cross

Newsboys

Hallelujah For The Cross

2014

All Because of the Cross

Paul Baloche

The Same Love

2012

Doubts Or Disbelief

Chasen

Shine Through The Stars

2007

8am

I Am Free

Jared Anderson

51 Must Have Modern Worship Hits

2007

Open Up The Heavens

Meredith Andrews

Open Up The Heavens

2014

I Was Created To Worship

Brian and Jenn Johnson

We Believe

2006

Lets Worship (feat. Kari Jobe)

Deluge

Unshakeable

2010

Captivate Us (feat. Charlie Hall)

Watermark

The Purest Place

2004

Tis So Sweet (feat. Fernando Ortega)

Jadon Lavik

Roots Run Deep

2008

We Fall Down (feat. Chris Tomlin)

Steven Curtis Chapman

WOW Worship Red

2005

More And More Of You (feat. Richie Fike, Jonathan Lee, Jennie Riddle)

Worship Mob

All This Glory (feat. Passion)

David Crowder Band

Passion: White Flag

2012

Your Glory

All Sons & Daughters

Season One

2012

Sparrow

Audrey Assad

Heart

2011

My Heart Is Yours (feat. Passion)

Kristian Stanfill

Passion: Take It All

2014

Holy And Anointed One

Elroy Mihailov

51 Must Have Modern Worship Hits

2007

9am

Clear The Stage

Jimmy Needham

Clear The Stage

2012

Your Grace Is Enough/Grace That Is Greater

Jared Anderson

Songs 4 Worship Ultimate

2011

Amazing Grace/Jesus Loves Me

Paul Colman

Bridges – Classic Hymns, Modern Worship

2005

Oh The Deep

West Coast Revival

Fuse

2005

Mystery (feat. Passion)

Charlie Hall

Passion: White Flag

2012

With Everything

Hillsong United

Passion: Awakening

2010

What Does It Sound Like (feat. Brian Johnson)

Bethel Live

Here Is Love

2009

Here Is Love

Matt Redman

Passion: Hymns Ancient and Modern

2004

Waterfall

Chris Tomlin

Love Ran Red

2014

Back To The Start (Gods Great Dance Floor)

Martin Smith

Gods Great Dance Floor Step 1

2013

Wake

Hillsong Young & Free

We Are Young & Free

2014

God Of Our Salvation

Phil Wickham

Response

2011

In Christ Alone

Kristian Stanfill

Passion: Let The Future Begin

2013

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