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Q and A-Celebrating Christmas in a Meaningful Way

john : December 8, 2016 4:36 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Q and A Segment explores the question, “How can I celebrate Christmas in a meaningful way this year?”

The noise, shopping lists, and busy schedules can cause us to lose the joy during the Holiday season. Here are some words to add meaning to our celebration of Christ’s birth.

The most important action word is to “Receive” the gift that God has offered. Jesus is God’s greatest gift to the world. Being receptive to this gift makes all the difference in having a meaningful celebration.

Another word to bring focus into the Holiday season is “Remember.” Take time to read about Christ’s birth in the Bible. Reflect on why Jesus came, and the miracle of His love.

The third word is “Recognize.” This involves coming to terms with the worth of Jesus’ birth. Ephesians 1:7 says about Jesus, “In him, we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins.”

If we receive, remember and recognize God’s greatest gift, our hearts will be filled with praise for God who provided what we need most in the Year of Exploration.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Reason To Believe-Relevance of the Gospel

john : December 8, 2016 4:28 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Exploration, today’s Reason to Believe is the relevance of the Gospel for every generation.

There is no generation in history, present, or future that can say they do not need the Lord. Jesus is the worthy Savior who came for all people in all generations of history. This is why we have the calling to pass along the Gospel to the next generation-to make His salvation known to future generations. His righteousness is what we all need, and His righteousness is applied to those who trust Jesus for salvation.

Psalm 22, verse 30b and 31 says, “Future generations will be told about the Lord. They will proclaim his righteousness, declaring to a people yet unborn: He has done it!”

Methods of presenting the Gospel may change over time, but the actual message remains the same, and is changing lives daily from the inside out.

The relevance of the Gospel for every generation is a reason to believe in God’s good news.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Praise & Worship Show Playlist

kristi : December 4, 2016 6:00 am : Kristi Leigh, music, Staff Pages

Kristi Leigh – WJTL DJ
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Song Title

Artist

Album

Year

6:00 a.m. 

Angelic Proclamation

BarlowGirl

Home For Christmas

2008

O Come To The Altar

Elevation Worship

Here As In Heaven

2016

Prayer Medley (I Love Your Presence, Babylon)

Anthony Skinner

Forever and a Day

2003

Holy Roar

Christy Nockels

Passion: The Road To One Day

2000

Spirit Break Out (Live)

Kim Walker-Smith

Still Believe (Live)

2015

Lion and the Lamb

Leeland

Invisible

2016

Behold the Lamb of God (feat. Brian Weaver)

Lara Landon

(single)

2010

King of My Heart

John Mark & Sarah McMillan

You Are the Avalanche – EP

2015

Joy to the World-The King Is Coming

Christy Nockels

The Thrill of Hope

2016

Im a Lover of Your Presence

Bryan & Katie Torwalt

Here On Earth

2011

Evermore

Phil Wickham

Songs For Christmas

2010

I Will Exalt (feat. Amanda Cook) [Live]

Bethel Live

Be Lifted High (Deluxe Edition) [Live]

2011

Alabaster

Rend Collective

Homemade Worship By Handmade People

2012

7:00 a.m.

Great Are You Lord

All Sons & Daughters

All Sons & Daughters

2014

Glory To God

Jeremy Riddle

Humble King – Christmas Around The World

2002

Here For You

Matt Redman

10,000 Reasons

2011

No Longer Slaves (feat. Jonathan David & Melissa Helser)

Bethel Music

We Will Not Be Shaken (Live) [Deluxe Edition]

2015

He Is Faithful (feat. Bryan Torwalt)

Jesus Culture

Jesus Culture Awakening: Live From Chicago

2011

Messiahs Song

Jared Anderson

Worship And Adore-A Christmas Offering

2009

10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)

Matt Redman

10,000 Reasons

2012

Go Tell It On The Mountain

David Crowder Band

Oh For Joy

2011

Everything

Tim Hughes

Happy Day

2009

I Will Worship You

Paul Baloche

Your Mercy

2016

Forever And A Day

Anthony Skinner

Forever And A Day

2004

8:00 a.m. 

Here Now (Madness)

Hillsong United

Empires

2015

Full Attention

Jeremy Riddle

Full Attention

2007

Shining Star

Rend Collective

Homemade Worship By Handmade People

2012

Shining

Phil Wickham

Cannons

2007

Resurrected One

SisterBrother

Into The Light

2014

Resurrecting

Elevation Worship

Here as in Heaven

2016

The Stand

Kristian Stanfill

Passion: Awakening (Deluxe Edition)

2010

Mt. Zion (feat. Jonathan David Helser)

Cageless Bird

Live At Home

2014

Jesus

Chris Tomlin

Never Lose Sight

2016

One Thing Remains

Jeremy Riddle

Furious

2012

Noel

Hillsong Young & Free

Noel

2014

There Is Power

Lincoln Brewster

Oxygen

2014

9:00 a.m.

When Hope Came Down

Kari Jobe

Where I Find You (Christmas Edition)

2012

Love Came Down

Brian Johnson

Love Came Down

2010

Our Hope Endures (Christmas Version)

Natalie Grant

(single)

2008

Hope and Glory

Tim Hughes

Pocketful of Faith

2015

Hope Is Calling

Bellarive

The Heartbeat

2012

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

Chris Tomlin

Glory In The Highest-Christmas Songs Of Worship

2009

Live Alive (live)

Rend Collective

Campfire II-Simplicity

2016

You Give Me Life

Rita Springer

Rise Up

2004

Peace Has Come

Hillsong Worship

(digital single)

2014

Prince of Peace

Hillsong United

Empires

2015

Beauty of Your Peace

Tim Hughes

When Silence Falls

2004

Peace, Peace

Sara Groves

O Holy Night

2008

You Are Holy (Prince Of Peace)

NewSong

Newsong Rescue – Live Worship

2005

I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day

Casting Crowns

Peace On Earth

2008

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Some Sort of Rock Show

promojohn : December 2, 2016 9:05 pm : John Staffieri

Here’s your December 2nd/4th playlist:

 

Hour 1

  1. Prove It (feat. K.B.) – Crowder
  2. Desperados (feat. Mali Music) – Andy Mineo
  3. Way You Love Me – XXI
  4. My Dear – Matty Mullins
  5. The Rebel Jesus – House Of Heroes
  6. Wish List – 7eventh Time Down
  7. Lost in the Smoke – Scarlet White
  8. Then You Came – Embers In Ashes
  9. Birds Will Never Fly – Come Wind
  10. Broken Lines – Foreverlin
  11. Bring On The Holidays – TobyMac
  12. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen – After Edmund
  13. Wash Away – As We Ascend
  14. Darkest Part – RED
  15. Snow Miser – FM Static

Hour 2

  1. Wake Up – Thrice
  2. Tear It Up – Kutless
  3. If the House Burns Down Tonight – Switchfoot
  4. Have It All – Lybecker
  5. I Celebrate The Day – Relient K
  6. Glorious – The Wrecking
  7. Unknown Land – Graceful Closure
  8. Unshaken – Attaboy
  9. Warm Up – NF
  10. Children of the Light (feat. Sonny Sandoval) – Lecrae
  11. My Favorite Things – Family Force 5
  12. Christmas Magic – Eleventyseven
  13. Darkness – Gold Frankincense & Myrrh
  14. Erase – Disciple
  15. The Holly & The Ivy – Abandon Kansas
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Five Fun Free Family Things To Do Dec 2-4, 2016

phredd : December 2, 2016 8:53 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend
December 2-4, 2016

5 An Evening of  Christmas Worship featuring Brad and Rebekah at Grace Fellowship, Shrewsbury Sunday (December 4) at 7pm.  A love offering will be taken. More Info:  gfcshrewsbury.org

4 Community Christmas at Grace, West Lincoln Avenue in Lititz, tomorrow (Saturday December 3) 3-6 p.m. Music, movies, refreshments, wagon rides, a live nativity and more. More Info: meetgrace.org

3 Lebanon Christkindl Market, tomorrow (Saturday, Dec. 3) from 9am-4pm at Coleman Memorial Park in Lebanon. Inspired by the 700-year-old traditional German Christkindl market, this is a festive event prepared by various churches, organizations, and residents featuring outdoor booth, crafts and traditional Christkindl treats.  More Info: LebanonChristKindlMarket.org

2 The Mennonite Children’s Choir of Lancaster, a 130-voice choir composed of singers in grades 2 – 12, will present a Celtic-themed Christmas Concert with guests The Irish Blessing Band and friends Sunday (Dec. 4) 4pm-5:30pm at Highland Presbyterian Church in Lancaster. More Info: MennoniteChildrensChoir.org

1 After 257 years, the Lancaster Public Library has decided to throw a birthday party for itself.  The library is hosting a free, family-friendly birthday party tomorrow (Saturday, Dec 3) at 2pm which will include a story time, a birthday cake and giveaways. More Info:  lancaster.lib.pa.us.

 

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Journey With Jesus!

ann : November 30, 2016 3:58 pm : Ann D'Alessandro, Staff Pages

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WJTL will be broadcasting live from Journey with Jesus at Ed’s Landscaping in Elizabethtown on Saturday, December 10th from 6pm-8pm.  Journey with Jesus is a walk-through event that allows you to experience key scenes from the Life of Jesus.  It’s a great event for the whole family that features live animals!  You can also experience Journey with Jesus on Saturday, December 17th from 6pm-8pm.  Ed’s Landscaping is located at 2623 North Market Street in Elizabethtown, just 2 miles from the square.  Admission on a donation basis and all proceeds will be donated to the ministries of WJTL. More information available at 717-367-1006 or 717-226-3290.

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Ann D’Alessandro – Bundle up & say hi to the camel!

ann@wjtl.com

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Doodling, Vacuuming, Praying

kristi : November 28, 2016 11:42 am : Kristi Leigh, Staff Pages

We are in the sweet spot of a wonderful, festive season — fresh off of Thanksgiving and ramping up for Christmas!  These holidays can bring out the best in us (generosity, hospitality, celebration) while also setting us up for feeling our worst (financial strain, relational stress).  Thankfully, the same God who spent His first night on Earth in a manger also hears us from His heavenly throne.

I woke up this morning feeling like I wanted to begin the day with prayer.  I have an energetic almost-2-year-old, Josiah, so I thought the best way to pray would be at my piano.  He likes to play, too, and we usually can share–one of us on the low notes, the other takes the high ones.  …That didn’t last long.  My next idea was to try praying while coloring (an idea I got from the book Praying In Color).  Josiah loves to doodle, so I drew our prayer requests: the sale of our house, success for my husband’s job and even a good day hunting.  Josiah scribbled over each one with a black crayon.  (Not a technique discussed in the book!)

Praying In Color with Josiah

So, my final approach was to try praying while vacuuming.  This resulted in a meltdown from my little helper, who wants to vacuum–but is a few feet too short!  At the end of it all, I wasn’t sure that my prayers were well composed…or even audible over all the racket!  But, Bible verses I learned many years ago came flooding back:

Psalm 139:1-4

You have searched me, Lord,
    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.
Before a word is on my tongue
    you, Lord, know it completely.

1 Peter 5:7

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

What an encouragement and relief!  I needed those reminders and hope that they are helpful for you, too! Thankfully, God’s hearing and responding has nothing to do with how well I pray.  He loves and cares for us and knows our hearts before we speak (or doodle or vacuum!)  Much grace to you in this special season.

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Praise & Worship Show Playlist

kristi : November 27, 2016 6:00 am : Kristi Leigh, music, Staff Pages

Song Title

Artist

Album

Year

6:00 a.m.

Come And Worship

Bebo Norman

Christmas From The Realms Of Glory

2007

Full Attention

Jeremy Riddle

Full Attention

2007

Psalm 134 (Bless the Lord)

Robbie Seay Band

Psalms LP

2015

Spirit Break Out (Live)

Kim Walker-Smith

Still Believe (Live)

2015

Cornerstone (My Hope Is Built)

Hillsong Live

Cornerstone EP

2013

We Have A Savior

Hillsong

We Have A Savior

2013

Our Father (feat. Jenn Johnson)

Bethel Live

For The Sake Of The World

2012

Adore (Live)

Chris Tomlin

Adore-Christmas Songs Of Worship (Live)

2015

Our Saviors Love

David Leach

Our Saviors Love

2014

Remember

Passion

Salvations Tide Is Rising

2016

Christ Is Risen

Matt Maher

Alive Again

2010

Silent Night (Emmanuel)

Matt Maher

The Essential Christmas Collection

2010

I Will Exalt (feat. Amanda Cook) [Live]

Bethel Live

Be Lifted High (Deluxe Edition) [Live]

2011

7:00 a.m.

Breathe

Michael W. Smith

Worship

2002

Offering (the Christmas Mix)

Paul Baloche

Offering of Worship

2004

I Will Worship You

Paul Baloche

Your Mercy

2016

Anthem Song

Aaron Gillespie

Anthem Song

2011

I Know Who You Are

Planetshakers

Momentum

2016

Let It Echo (Heaven Fall) [feat. Chris Quilala] [Live]

Jesus Culture

Let It Echo (Live)

2016

Here Now (Madness)

Hillsong United

Empires

2015

In Your Presence (Live)

Elevation Worship

Nothing Is Wasted

2013

In Christ Alone

Kristian Stanfill

Passion: Let The Future Begin

2013

This I Believe

Hillsong Worship

No Other Name

2015

We Believe

Steven Curtis Chapman

Worship And Believe

2016

Open Up The Heavens

Meredith Andrews

Open Up The Heavens

2014

8:00 a.m.

Behold The Savior

Meredith Andrews

WORD Christmas Singles 2013

2013

Great I Am (feat. Jared Anderson)

New Life Worship

You Hold It All

2011

Forever (Live)

Bethel Music & Kari Jobe

You Make Me Brave (Live)

2014

Beautiful

Phil Wickham

Cannons

2007

Messiah (The Christmas Version)

Phil Wickham

Joy To The World – The Ultimate Christmas Collection

2006

Ever Be

Aaron Shust

Ever Be

2016

A Mighty Fortress

Christy Nockels

Life Light Up

2009

Great Are You Lord

All Sons & Daughters

All Sons & Daughters

2014

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

Chris Tomlin

Glory In The Highest-Christmas Songs Of Worship

2009

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

Tim Hughes

Happy Day

2009

Holy Spirit

Bryan & Katie Torwalt

Here On Earth

2011

9:00 AM

My Victory

Crowder

American Prodigal

2016

O Praise The Name

Hillsong Worship

Open Heaven River Wild

2016

Jesus, Only Jesus

Matt Redman

Passion: Let The Future Begin

2013

Psalm 66 (You Are Great)

Robbie Seay Band

Psalms LP

2015

Peace On Earth

Big Daddy Weave

Christ Is Come

2009

Emmanuel

Martin Smith

Back To The Start

2014

I Am Free

Jared Anderson

51 Must Have Modern Worship Hits

2007

Come and Stand Amazed

Citizens

Repeat The Sounding Joy EP

2013

Made Alive

Citizens

Citizens

2013

Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee

Charlie Hall

Passion: Hymns Ancient and Modern

2004

Breaking Through (feat. Jeremy Riddle)

Bethel Music

Tides

2013

The First Noel

David Crowder Band

Oh For Joy

2011

Love Shine Through

Tim Hughes

Love Shine Through

2011

God With Us

Roll Hill Church

(iTunes single)

2013

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Some Sort Of Rock Show

promojohn : November 25, 2016 6:31 pm : John Staffieri

Here’s the playlist for your November 25th/27th episode of Some Sort of Rock Show:

Hour 1

  1. Tear It Up – Kutless
  2. Feel – House of Heroes
  3. Push – Thousand Foot Krutch
  4. You and Me Both – The Classic Crime
  5. These Hands – Hearts Like Lions
  6. Start a New One – Manic Bloom
  7. Air for Free – Relient K
  8. Unknown Land – Graceful Closure
  9. This Is Not a Test – TobyMac
  10. 100 (ft. Andy Mineo)  – KB
  11. What Am I Living For – The Lasting Hope
  12. Falling All Over  – I Am Spartacus
  13. Money & Fame – NEEDTOBREATHE
  14. You Are Here – Needtobreathe
  15. Set Sail – Attaboy

Hour 2

  1. Still Breathing – Veridia
  2. Float – Switchfoot
  3. Wash Away – As We Ascend
  4. Feel Invincible – Skillet
  5. Flood & Famine – About the Author
  6. Castaway – Chasen
  7. Erase – Disciple
  8. Anchor Me – Decyfer Down
  9. Billboards – Silage
  10. Way You Love Me – XXI
  11. Prove It (feat. K.B.) – Crowder
  12. Cage – Manafest
  13. Lost in the Smoke – Scarlet White
  14. Darkness – Gold Frankincense & Myrrh
  15. Bring It On – Seventh Day Slumber
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Thanksgiving Celebrations!

ann : November 22, 2016 11:29 am : Ann D'Alessandro, Staff Pages

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Happy Thanksgiving!

There are many opportunities if you are looking for somewhere/someone to spend this Thanksgiving.  Here are some opportunities for food and fellowship on Thanksgiving Day that can be found on our Events Calendar at WJTL.com:

*Shiremanstown First Church of God-Thursday from Noon-2pm, 717-737-7600 (Free)

*Elizabethtown First Church of God -Thursday from Noon-2pm, 717-367-7060 (Free)

*Here is a great website full of information for holiday assistance: http://www.needhelppayingbills.com/html/lancaster_holiday_assistance.html

*PA211 is a statewide collaborative for health and human service information for Pennsylvanians. (Here is the site for Thanksgiving) https://pa211.communityos.org/zf/profile/search/dosearch/1/taxonomy_name/Thanksgiving%20Meals

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Ann D’Alessandro – So much to be thankful for!

ann@wjtl.com

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