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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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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