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Moment Of Celebration-God’s Gifts

December 5th, 2014 No comments

JOHN SHIRK -Today’s Moment Of Celebration reflects on good and perfect gifts.

James 1:17 tells us that “every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.”

Here we see that God is the giver of all good gifts. Some of those gifts might be tangible things. First Timothy 6 tells us that God is the One who provides us with everything for our enjoyment. But this blessing comes with a caution for us not to put our hope in wealth, but rather to put our hope in God. Love the Giver more than the gift.

Some of the good gifts provided by God might be resources that we need to survive. Acts 14:17 says, “He has shown kindness by giving you rain from heaven and crops in their seasons; he provides you with plenty of food and fills your hearts with joy.” This, too is a blessing from God and a reason to give thanks.

Some of His gifts are perfect. Jesus is the perfect remedy for our sin. God so loved the world that He gave His One and Only Son. The Holy Spirit is the perfect power source for living the Christian life. Jesus said in Luke 11, “how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him?”

Every good and perfect gift from God 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 5th, 2014 No comments

FIVE FUN FREE FAMILY THINGS TO DO THIS WEEKEND!!! December 5, 6 & 7, 2014

5.  The Lion The Witch & The Wardrobe – at Cavod Academy of the Arts Theatre, Main Street in New Holland – Tonight (Friday, Dec 5) at 7pm; Tommorrow (Saturday, Dec 6) at 2pm & 7pm AND Sunday, (December 7) at 4pm. More Info: cavodacademy.com

4. Lego Building Free LEGO Building Party tonight (Friday, Dec 5) 5-8:30pm at Hammel Associates Architects, Lancaster, PA.  Just one of many First Friday Lancaster Events. More than 25,000 bricks, plates and specialty pieces to build with. PLUS a very special 3D Printing Demonstration.  More Info: (717) 393-3713

3. Join Topher Kringle aka The Hip Santa for a Christmas Breakfast Singalong, tomorrow (Saturday Dec 6) 9:30am-11am at Commonwealth on Queen in downtown Lancaster. Free Admission. More Info commonwealthonqueen.com

2. Lititz Christmas in the Park Annual Carol Sing and Tree Lighting tonight (Friday, Dec 5) 6:30pm at Lititz Springs Park, Broad Street in Lititz. More Info lititzspringspark.org

1. Friendship Community Christmas Expressions of Love and Praise, tonight (Friday, Dec 5) at 7pm at Hempfield Church of the Brethren, Stevens Street in Manheim. The Friendship Community Family will share scripture, song, creative movement and more as they tell the Christmas Story in this celebration of Christ’s birth and this special worship experience. More Info: friendshipcommunity.net

New Tunes at 9 Roundup with Rend Collective

December 4th, 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.)

Rend Collective released “The Art of Celebration” earlier this year. The Irish band’s sound is celebratory, joyous and worshipful. Rooted in the Celtic-folk tradition, Rend Collective’s music is inspired by both Irish and Scottish artists, including U2, Van Morrison, and the Blue Nile.

Rend Collective’s second release this year is “Campfire Christmas Vol. 1.” This new seasonal project is now available at iTunes (and other digital platforms).

For more on Rend Collective, go to http://rendcollective.com/ You’ll find details on “The Art of Celebration” and “Campfire Christmas Vol. 1.”

 

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Moment Of Celebration-Joys Of Heaven

December 4th, 2014 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Moment Of Celebration reflects on the joys of heaven.

The Apostle John was given the view of a new heaven and a new earth in Revelation chapter 21.

In verses 3 and 4, he says, “And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

This is a description of heaven. This is where followers of Jesus have our ultimate citizenship. What is striking in these two verses is what is present and what is absent in heaven. What is missing is death. There will be no more funerals and no more good-byes among loved ones. Our tears will be dried as sadness is overtaken by gladness of heart. Hospital beds will be missing. Wheelchairs will not be needed. Heaven is a place of life and healing and pure happiness. What makes heaven so special is that Jesus will be present among His followers, who will have the opportunity to adore Him and praise Him for eternity.

The joys of heaven are reasons to be glad in the Year of Celebration.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Praise & Worship Playlist (Nov.30)

November 30th, 2014 No comments

Kristi Leigh – WJTL DJ

Kristi@WJTL.com

6AM

The Potters Hand

Darlene Zschech

WOW Worship Red

2005

Clear The Stage

Jimmy Needham

Clear The Stage

2012

Brokenness Aside

All Sons & Daughters

Season One

2012

Worth It All

Rita Springer

Effortless

2002

Holy

Matt Gilman

Holy

2008

Desert Song

Hillsong United

Across The Earth – Tear Down The Walls

2009

The Stand

Michael W. Smith

Stand

2006

Jesus Saves

Tim Hughes

Love Shine Through

2011

Rain Down

Delirious

World Service

2004

God Of Our Salvation

Phil Wickham

Response

2011

In Christ Alone

Kristian Stanfill

Passion: Let The Future Begin

2013

One Thirst and Hunger

Jeremy Riddle

Furious

2011

Holy Roar

Christy Nockels

Passion: The Road To One Day

2000

7AM

Here Is Love (feat. Brian Johnson)

Bethel Live

Here Is Love

2009

How He Loves

John Mark McMillan

The Medicine

2010

Glorified

Jared Anderson

Where Faith Comes From

2008

Lets Worship (feat. Kari Jobe)

Deluge

Unshakeable

2010

Awesome God

Michael W. Smith

Worship

2001

Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)

Chris Tomlin

Music Inspired By The Motion Picture Amazing Grace

2007

Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)

Hillsong United

Zion

2013

Open The Eyes Of My Heart

Paul Baloche

The Writers Collection

2008

Jesus, Only Jesus

Matt Redman

Passion: Let The Future Begin

2013

God of Wonders (feat. Caedmons Call)

Mac Powell

City on a Hill

2000

Here I Am To Worship (feat. Martin Smith of Delirious

Tim Hughes

Happy Day

2009

Majesty (Here I Am)

Delirious

World Service

2004

8AM

Here Is Our King

David Crowder Band

A Collision

2005

Forever Reign

Hillsong

A Beautiful Exchange

2010

Mercy

Parachute Band

Roadmaps And Revelations

2007

I Can Only Imagine

MercyMe

Almost There

2001

A Mighty Fortress

Christy Nockels

Passion: Awakening (Deluxe Edition)

2010

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

Agnus Dei

Michael W. Smith

Worship

2001

10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord) (feat. Passion)

Matt Redman

Passion: White Flag

2012

Rising Sun

All Sons & Daughters

The Longing – EP

2012

Cornerstone (My Hope Is Built)

Hillsong Live

Cornerstone EP

2013

Jesus Paid It All

Kristian Stanfill

Passion: Everything Glorious

2006

9AM

Marvelous Light

Charlie Hall

Flying Into Daybreak

2006

You Are Holy (Prince Of Peace)

NewSong

Newsong Rescue – Live Worship

2005

Offerings

Third Day

Offerings 2 — All I Have To Give

2003

We Fall Down (feat. Chris Tomlin)

Steven Curtis Chapman

WOW Worship Red

2005

Word Of God Speak

MercyMe

Spoken For

2003

Rock of Ages

Charlie Hall Band

The Death of Death

2013

Your Glory

All Sons & Daughters

Season One

2012

Holy Spirit

Bryan & Katie Torwalt

Here On Earth

2011

Waiting Here For You

Christy Nockels

Passion: Here For You

2011

You Are Good

Jeff Deyo

Surrender

2005

This Is Amazing Grace

Phil Wickham

The Ascension

2013

With Everything

Hillsong United

Passion: Awakening

2010

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New Tunes at 9 Roundup with Dara Maclean

November 26th, 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.)

Dara Maclean was my guest this week on New Tunes at 9.

Dara’s latest project is called, “Wanted,” which includes her new worship song, “Blameless.” (A fan of the song posted on Dara’s facebook page, “Thank you for those precious words of truth from our Father.”

For more on Dara Maclean, go to http://www.daramaclean.com/

phil@wjtl.com

 

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Moment Of Celebration-Greatness and Goodness Of God

November 26th, 2014 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Moment Of Celebration reflects on the greatness and goodness of God.

We see this in Psalm 95, which begins with the invitation for us to “Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. For the LORD is the great God, the great King above all gods.”

This is not a timid worship gathering described here. This is a jubilant celebration using music to convey love for God and to proclaim His distinct place of honor as the great King above all gods.

As we approach God with a thankful heart, we remember how we are blessed by His attributes. He is holy and is making us holy. He is merciful and pardons sin. He is wise beyond measure, and gives us wisdom as we take His Word to heart.

With a thankful heart, we also remember how He has blessed us with His precious gift when He sent Jesus to the world. First John 3:16 says, “This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us.” In Jesus, we see the evidence of God’s love for us.

The greatness and goodness of God are reasons to be glad in the Year of Celebration.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Some Sort of Rock Show

November 23rd, 2014 No comments

Here is your handcrafted playlist for tonight’s big show!  Tune in for John’s tips for maximizing your Thanksgiving experience!

Hearing Voices – Anberlin

Praise Him – Aaron Gillespie

Promises – Thrice

Dear Life – Remedy Drive

Cant Shut Up – Anthem Lights

Unbroken – Disciple

Never Back Down – Nine Lashes

Never Looking Back  - Silverline

Who Puts Rock n Roll In Your Blood? – The Elms

Bottle Rocket – House of Heroes

Records – The Lasting Hope

Nuthin’ – Lecrae

Let It Out – Switchfoot

New Way to Be Human – Switchfoot

Good To Be Alive – Skillet

Hour 2

Resuscitate – Fireflight

Disappear (feat. Stephen Christian)  - Number One Gun

The River – Decyfer Down

Miracle – Mike Mains And The Branches

All She Wants – Seventh Day Slumber

You Never Fail Me – Me In Motion

Between Love & War – I Anthem

My Dear – Matty Mullins

Set Me On Fire – Thousand Foot Krutch

Die For You – RED

VIP (feat. Manwell) – Manic Drive

In Crowd – Rapture Ruckus

Show Love – Family Force 5

Furious Love – Veridia

Here’s to the Ones – Rhett Walker Band

Beautiful Way – All Star United

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Praise & Worship Show Thanksgiving Edition

November 23rd, 2014 No comments

Happy Thanksgiving!

Kristi Leigh

6AM

Good to Me

Audrey Assad

Fortunate Fall

2013

Thankful

Caedmons Call

40 Acres

1999

After All (Holy)

David Crowder Band

Give Us Rest-A Requiem Mass In C (The Happiest of All The Keys)

2012

Because of Your Love

Paul Baloche

A Greater Song

2006

All Because of the Cross

Paul Baloche

The Same Love

2012

Give Thanks

Mylon Le Fevre

Faith, Hope and Love

1993

God is Good

Enter The Worship Circle

Third Circle

2003

Never Once

Matt Redman

10,000 Reasons

2011

We Are Blessed

All Sons & Daughters

The Longing – EP

2012

Thrill

Charlie Hall

The Bright Sadness

2008

Forever Reign

Kristian Stanfill

Passion: Here For You

2011

Desert Song

Hillsong United

Across The Earth – Tear Down The Walls

2009

Doxology

Eoghan Heaslip

Grace In The Wilderness

2004

Isnt He Good?

Sovereign Grace Music

Worship God Live

2005

7AM

Hes Always Been Faithful

Sara Groves

Conversations

2002

Come Ye Thankful People Come

Leigh Nash

Hymns And Sacred Songs

2011

You Are Good

Rita Springer

I Have To Believe

2005

The Purest Place (featuring Tim Hughes)

Watermark

The Purest Place

2004

Wonderful

Phil Wickham

The Ascension

2013

10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)

Matt Redman

10,000 Reasons

2012

You Are Good

Jeff Deyo

Surrender

2005

Thank You God For Saving Me (feat. Phil Wickham)

Chris Tomlin

Burning Lights

2013

Thank You For Hearing Me

David Crowder

All I Can Say

1998

Thank You for Healing Me

Matt Redman

Beautiful News

2006

Thank You For Saving Me

Delirious

Deeper

1998

Sovereign Over Us

Michael W. Smith

Sovereign

2014

You Are Good

Matt Papa

You Are Good

2006

8AM

Hungry (Falling On My Knees)

Kathryn Scott

Hungry

1999

All Who Are Thirsty

Kutless

Strong Tower

2006

Stir Up A Hunger

Paul Baloche

God Of Wonders

2001

We Are Hungry

Jeff Deyo

Surrender

2005

One Thirst and Hunger

Jeremy Riddle

Furious

2011

Remembrance (Communion Song)

Matt Redman

We Shall Not Be Shaken

2009

My Portion (Ps 73)

Shane & Shane

Everything Is Different

2009

My Portion Forever

Matt Papa

You Are Good

2006

My Portion And My Strength

Ellie Holcomb

As Sure As The Sun

2014

Only You Satisfy

Zach Jones

Fuse

2005

Gratitude

Nichole Nordeman

Woven And Spun

2002

We Give Thanks

Caedmons Call

In The Company Of Angels 2–The World Will Sing

2006

Be Of Good Faith

Sisterbrother

Sisterbrother

2011

9AM

For The Good

Shane & Shane

Everything Is Different

2009

You Have Been So Good (feat. Sara Groves)

Paul Baloche

A Greater Song

2006

A Grateful People/Bless the Lord

Watermark

A Grateful People

2006

Good To Me

Desperation Band

Everyone Overcome

2007

We Give You Thanks

All Sons & Daughters

All Sons & Daughters

2014

Good Forever (Live)

Matt Redman

Your Grace Finds Me (Live)

2013

All Creatures

Kings Kaleidoscope

Becoming Who We Are

2014

Faithful

Sisterbrother

Sisterbrother

2011

Thank You Lord

Paul Baloche

A Greater Song

2006

Youre Good Lord

Kathryn Scott

Satisfy

2003

He Is Faithful

Bryan & Katie Torwalt

Here On Earth

2011

King of Glory (You Restore My Soul)

All Sons & Daughters

All Sons & Daughters

2014

God Is Good

Dustin Kensrue

The Water & The Blood

2013

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THANK YOU EXTRAORDINARY GIVERS

November 22nd, 2014 1 comment

THANK YOU, WJTL LISTENERS!! Thank you for being part of the 2014 Extraordinary Give. Your support and generosity of WJTL truly is inspiring.  It was also wonderful to see so many other great orzanizations supported in an Extraordinary way.  Thanks also to the Lancaster County Community Foundation Team.  The idea of the Extra Give – to inspire people to give (with enthusiasm) is a wonderful idea. We are so thankful that we live in an area that so generously supports non-profit organizations and their mission. Almost four and a half million dollars was raised for all the organizations IN JUST ONE DAY.

You helped WJTL raise $113,085 during Extraordinary Give 2014. WJTL will also receive a percentage of the $315,000 stretch pool dollars.

Thank you again for believing in the ministry of WJTL!

The Third & Final Day of The Top 500

November 21st, 2014 No comments

Thank you for voting and listening to The Top 500 Countdown. We appreciated your input, comments and encouragement. Here is the remainder of the Top 500 list from day 3. Here is the complete list.

168 Natalie Grant . Your Great Name
167 Steven Curtis Chapman . Dive
166 Big Daddy Weave . The Only Name (Yours Will Be)
165 Chuck Gibson Band . Faithful
164 Capital Kings . Fireblazin
163 Amy Grant . Lead Me On
162 Carman . Lazarus Come Forth
161 Mark Schultz . walking her home
160 Glad . Be Ye Glad
159 Danny Gokey . Hope In Front Of Me
158 Ashes Remain . Here For A Reason
157 Family Force 5 . Superhero
156 Needtobreathe . Keep Your Eyes Open
155 Switchfoot . Love Alone Is Worth The Fight
154 Amy Grant . Thy Word
153 Moriah Peters . You Carry Me
152 Third Day . Cry Out To Jesus
151 Steven Curtis Chapman . cinderella
150 Third Day . Love Song
149 New Life Worship . Great I Am (feat. Jared Anderson)
148 Steve Taylor . I Want to Be a Clone
147 Sidewalk Prophets . The Words I Would Say
146 Keith Green . There Is A Redeemer
145 Skillet . Fire and Fury
144 Steven Curtis Chapman . The Great Adventure
143 Tenth Avenue North . You Are More
142 Toby Mac . City On Our Knees
141 Audio Adrenaline . Kings And Queens
140 Christy Nockels . Waiting Here For You
139 Meredith Andrews . Open Up The Heavens
138 Petra . This Means War
137 Five Iron Frenzy . Every New Day
136 2nd Chapter of Acts . Easter Song
135 Jason Gray . Good To Be Alive
134 Skillet . American Noise
133 Todd Agnew . My Jesus
132 Tenth Avenue North . By Your Side
131 Natalie Grant . Held
130 Matt Redman . You Never Let Go
129 Brandon Heath . Give Me Your Eyes
128 Keith Green . Oh Lord, Youre Beautiful
127 Casting Crowns . East to West
126 Meredith Andrews . Not For A Moment (After All)
125 Twila Paris . The Warrior Is A Child
124 Todd Agnew . Grace Like Rain
123 The Waiting . Hands In The Air
122 Casting Crowns . Jesus, Friend Of Sinners
121 Matt Redman . Blessed Be Your Name
120 Addison Road . What Do I Know Of Holy
119 Brad & Rebekah . All Youve Done
118 Newsboys . Something Beautiful
117 Toby Mac . Tonight (feat. John Cooper of Skillet)
116 John Mark McMillan How He Loves
115 Avalon . Testify To Love
114 Jars of Clay . Worlds Apart
113 Switchfoot . Dare You To Move
112 7eventh Time Down . Just Say Jesus
111 Selah . You Raise Me Up
110 Francesca Battistelli . This Is The Stuff
109 Sidewalk Prophets . Live Like That
108 Rhett Walker Band . When Mercy Found Me
107 Chris Tomlin . Gods Great Dance Floor
106 David Crowder Band . Oh Happiness
105 Jesus Culture . Your Love Never Fails
104 Jars of Clay . Flood
103 Francesca Battistelli . Write Your Story
102 Lecrae . Messengers (feat. For King & Country)
101 Chris Rice . Untitled Hymn (Come To Jesus)
100 Mylon Le Fevre and Broken Heart . Crack The Sky
98 Tenth Avenue North . No Man Is An Island
98 Third Day . Agnus Dei
97 Petra . Creed
95 John Waller . While Im Waiting
95 The City Harmonic with JJ Heller . Holy (Wedding Day)
94 Don Francisco . He’s Alive
93 Toby Mac . Me Without You
92 Switchfoot . Afterlife
91 Jeremy Camp . give me jesus
90 Sanctus Real . Lead Me
88 Chris Tomlin . Our God
88 Casting Crowns . Lifesong
87 Newsboys . Breakfast
86 Chris Tomlin . Jesus Messiah
85 Toby Mac . Boomin
82 Kutless . What Faith Can Do
82 Rich Mullins . Creed
82 Rhett Walker Band . Come To The River
81 Building 429 . Where I Belong
79 Aaron Shust . My Savior My God
79 Sara Groves He’s Always Been Faithful
77 Hillsong Young & Free . Wake
77 Jamie Grace . Beautiful Day
76 Royal Tailor . Ready Set Go (feat. Capital Kings)
75 Aaron Jeffery . He is
74 Britt Nicole . Ready or Not (feat. Lecrae)
73 Skillet . Hero
72 Crowder . Come As You Are
71 Rich Mullins . If I Stand
70 Lecrae . Tell The World (feat. Mali Music)
69 Petra . The Coloring Song
68 Phillips, Craig & Dean . Great I Am
67 Steven Curtis Chapman . The Glorious Unfolding
66 Michael W. Smith . Above All
65 Amy Grant . El Shaddai
64 Tenth Avenue North . Worn
63 Toby Mac (feat. Britt Nicole) . Eye On It
62 Rich Mullins . Hold Me Jesus
61 Toby Mac . Speak Life
60 Toby Mac . Steal My Show
59 Matthew West . Do Something
58 Colton Dixon . More Of You
57 dc Talk . In the Light
55 Matthew West . Hello My Name Is
55 Petra . Beyond Belief
54 Francesca Battistelli . He Knows My Name
53 Toby Mac . made to love
52 Mac Powell & Caedmon’s Call God of Wonders
51 Needtobreathe . Multiplied
50 The City Harmonic . Manifesto
49 Bebo Norman featuring Rich Mullins . Sometimes By Step
48 Chris Tomlin . Indescribable
47 Benny Hester . When God Ran
46 Bethel Music . You Make Me Brave (feat. Amanda Cook)
45 Audio Adrenaline . Big House
44 Big Daddy Weave . Redeemed
43 Phil Wickham . This Is Amazing Grace
42 Casting Crowns . Voice of Truth
41 For King and country . Fix My Eyes
40 Matt Maher . Lord, I Need You (feat. Audrey Assad)
39 Mandisa . Good Morning (feat. Toby Mac)
38 Casting Crowns . Thrive
37 Chris Tomlin . I Will Rise
36 Chris Tomlin . Whom Shall I Fear (God of Angel Armies)
35 Britt Nicole . Gold
34 Steven Curtis Chapman . I Will Be Here
33 Michael W. Smith . Secret Ambition
32 Plumb . Need You Now (How Many Times)
31 Rend Collective . Build Your Kingdom Here
30 Toby Mac Feat. Kirk Franklin & Mandisa . Lose My Soul
29 Casting Crowns . Who Am I
28 Hillsong Live . Cornerstone (My Hope Is Built)
27 Michael W. Smith . Sovereign Over Us
26 Michael W. Smith . Agnus Dei
25 Nicole C. Mullen . Redeemer
24 Casting Crowns . Glorious Day (Living He Loved Me)
23 Darlene Zschech . Shout To The Lord
22 Rend Collective . My Lighthouse
21 Carman . The Champion
20 Newsboys . We Believe
19 Big Daddy Weave . Overwhelmed
18 Darlene Zschech . Victors Crown
17 David Crowder Band . How He Loves
16 Newsboys . He Reigns
15 Newsboys . Gods Not Dead (Like A Lion)
14 Newsboys . Shine
13 Gateway Church with Kari Jobe . Revelation Song
12 Mercy Me . Greater
11 Mandisa . Overcomer
10 Hillsong United . Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)
9 Michael W. Smith . Friends
8 Chris Tomlin . How Great Is Our God
7 Casting Crowns . Praise You In This Storm
6 Laura Story . Blessings
5 Chris Tomlin. Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)
4 Matt Redman . 10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)
3 Rich Mullins . Awesome God
2 dc Talk . Jesus Freak
1 Mercy Me . I Can Only Imagine