Five Fun Free Family Things To Do May 27-29, 2016

phredd : May 27, 2016 8:54 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend – May 27-29, 2016

5 Construction Zone for Learning – Family Style tomorrow (Saturday, May 28) from 10:30am-noon at the Lancaster Public Library West – Mountville Branch.  Construct a building, a new gadget, or a robot with a variety of building materials. All children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult. More Info:

4 Columbia Memorial Day Parade,  Sunday (May 29) starting at 2:30 pm. The parade commemorates America’s war veterans. Bands, floats, special cars and trucks and a speaker from the military prior to the parade.More Info:

3 The Mount Joy Memorial Day Parade tomorrow (Sat. May 28) beginning at 2pm.Look for WJTL! The Mount Joy parade has become a well known Memorial Day Parade in Lancaster County, with its origin in the late 1800’s. More Info:

2 9th Annual For One Life Softball Tournament & Community Weekend tonight and tomorrow (Friday, May 27 & Saturday, 28) at Salisbury Township Park (aka Gap Park) The 30-team softball tournament runs from 11am-10pm today and 7am-9pm on Saturday. There will also be a concert Friday night at 7pm by Conrad Fisher & His Band and Saturday and on Saturday at 10am by Phredd and at 1pm by ventriliquist and comedian Ryan & Friends. Bring your lawn chairs. More Info:

1 12th Annual Fireman’s Festival and Country Cruise tomorrow (Sat. May 28) from 8am-1pm at Oregon Dairy in Lititz. Over a hundred classic and vintage cars and awards for the best in show. Lots of activities for families and kids, including fire engine rides, door prizes, Jump Pad, and a Pancake Breakfast on the Oregon Dairy Deck. Free to attend, food available for purchase.
All proceeds benefit Neffsville Volunteer Fire Company. More Info:

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Q and A-What is the meaning of Jehovah Jireh?

john : May 26, 2016 3:36 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Q and A Segment explores the question, “What is the meaning of Jehovah Jireh?”

This name for God appears on Mount Moriah as Abraham was about to sacrifice his son Isaac on the altar. Just in time, the angel of the LORD intervened, drawing Abraham’s attention to a ram in a thicket caught by its horns. Isaac’s life was spared.

According to Genesis 22:14, Abraham called that place “The LORD will provide.” The King James Version tells us that Abraham called the name of the place “Jehovah Jireh”.

The ram can be seen as a foreshadow of Jesus. Just as the ram became the substitute sacrifice for Isaac, Jesus became the substitute sacrifice for us. He took our place by absorbing the punishment of our sin on the cross. As a result, we are set free by the shedding of His blood for our sins.

God has provided a precious gift for us in the form of Jesus, and by faith, we can accept His provision for eternal life in the Year of Exploration.

John Shirk

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The Non-Stop Worship Block

Nik : May 24, 2016 12:18 am : Nik, Staff Pages

NIK – It’s not new that our faith fights against flesh.  Some days, it seems, the war wages more than others.

I was thinking on the statement:  My faith.  Isn’t it interesting “my faith” starts with the very thing we are to lay down.  It’s true that faith is individual for each one of us, and it is a gift to know that my faith doesn’t originate with me, I am equipped by the LORD!

During The Non-Stop Worship Block, we posed a question: who is our LORD?

(I encourage you to visit John Shirk’s blog Q & A Segment exploring the question, “What is the meaning of Yahweh?”)

So, how do I focus more on the “faith” of my faith, instead of focusing on “my” and “self?”  We visited three great places in the Word highlighting the assurance in love and mercy of our LORD.  (Maybe you’ll want to commit one or more of these to memory) challenge yourself to a be equipped with the sword of the LORD, so next time temptation arises to act otherwise, you “can keep the faith”–first!

The Non-Stop Worship Block

M-Th 10:37 with Nik at Night

3 songs + 3 verses to reset your day and encourage your faith

[Lamentations 3:22-23 “Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail.  They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness!”  Deuteronomy 4:31, Matthew 5:7]

On a personal note: I’m blessed to share in this time with you;  I hope you’re encouraged to step out in boldness this week—for Him, our merciful LORD, Savior, Yahweh!  What a privilege that he has revealed His name to us, so we may glorify Him. Bless you–Nik

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Q and A-What is the meaning of El Shaddai?

john : May 23, 2016 4:57 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK-Today’s Q and A Segment explores the question, “What is the meaning of “El Shaddai?”

This reference to God first appears in Genesis 17:1, where the LORD identifies Himself to Abram this way: “I am God Almighty; walk before me and be blameless.”

This refers to the might and self-sufficiency of God’s character. This name for God also refers to Him as our source of blessing. “El Shaddai” was how God revealed Himself to Abram when he was 99 years old. In that conversation, God assured Abram that He would fulfill His promise to him and greatly increase his number through his descendants.

Michael Card wrote a song called “El Shaddai” which became widely known through the recording by Amy Grant. Some of the lyrics say, “Through your love and through the ram, You saved the son of Abraham. Through the power of Your hand, turned the sea into dry land.”

The implication of El Shaddai is that God is completely sufficient and totally competent to do what He says He will do. He is our Provider and Sustainer, and because of that, we can trust His Word in the Year of Exploration.

John Shirk

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Praise & Worship Show Playlist

kristi : May 22, 2016 6:00 am : Kristi Leigh, music, Staff Pages






6:00 a.m.

Open Up Your Eyes

Jeremy Camp

Music Inspired By The Chronicles Of Narnia


Unashamed Love

Ten Shekel Shirt

Open The Eyes Of My Heart



Know Hope Collective

Know Hope Collective (compilation)


Every Eye Is On You

Gateway Worship

The More I Seek You


I Will See Your Glory

Tim Reimherr



I Lift My Eyes Up

Vineyard UK

I Love Your Presence


Taste and See (Psalm 34)

Sovereign Grace Music



God Youre Beautiful

Anthony Skinner

Forever And A Day


God I Look to You (feat. Jenn Johnson) [Live]

Bethel Live

Be Lifted High (Deluxe Edition) [Live]


I See The Cross (feat. Daphne Rademaker)

Brian Doerksen



His Eye Is On The Sparrow


Hallelujah For The Cross


Full Attention

Jeremy Riddle

Full Attention


Let Them See You

JJ Weeks Band

All Over The World


7:00 a.m.

Open The Eyes Of My Heart

Paul Baloche

The Writers Collection


See The Way

Misty Edwards

Always on His Mind


Center (with Turn Your Eyes)

Charlie Hall

Passion: Everything Glorious


Taste And See

Brian and Jenn Johnson

We Believe


I Will Lift My Eyes

Bebo Norman

Between the Dreaming and the Coming True


Open My Eyes

Hillsong Worship

A Beautiful Exchange


I See Love (feat. Steven Curtis Chapman, MercyMe)

Third Day

The Passion Of The Christ – Songs


One Thing Remains (feat. Chris Quilala)

Jesus Culture

Come Away


Turn Your Eyes

Jadon Lavik

Roots Run Deep


Look Upon the Lord (feat. Kari Jobe)

Paul Baloche

The Same Love


One Pure and Holy Passion

Candi Pearson

Passion: One Day Live


The Eyes Of My Heart

Tim Hughes

Here I Am To Worship


8:00 a.m.

One Thing

Hillsong Worship

Open Heaven-River Wild


Heres My Heart


Passion: Let The Future Begin


I Look To The King

Meredith Andrews



I See Heaven

Bryan & Katie Torwalt

Here On Earth


We Are Yours

Charlie Hall

Passion: Everything Glorious


Wholly Yours

David Crowder Band

A Collision


You Are My All In All

Nichole Nordeman

Girls Of Grace


You Are My One Thing (Live)

Bethel Music & Hannah McClure

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


The Stand

Kristian Stanfill

Passion: Awakening (Deluxe Edition)


Fix My Eyes

For King & Country

Run Wild.Live Free.Love Strong.


Pocketful of Faith

Tim Hughes

Pocketful of Faith


Lord, I Need You (feat. Audrey Assad)

Matt Maher

All The People Said Amen



Audrey Assad



9:00 a.m.


Future Of Forestry



You Are My Vision

Rend Collective

Homemade Worship By Handmade People


Give Me Your Eyes

Brandon Heath

What If We



Tim Hughes

Happy Day


In Christ Alone

Kristian Stanfill

Passion: Let The Future Begin


Father Let Me Dedicate

Matt Redman

Passion: Hymns Ancient and Modern


Fix My Eyes

Kings Kaleidoscope

Becoming Who We Are


My Heart Is Yours (feat. Passion)

Kristian Stanfill

Passion: Take It All


Be The Center (feat. Kathryn Scott)

Michael Frye

WOW Worship Red


Lift Up My Eyes

Steve Mason

Soul Lift – Sound track for the Soul


Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus (Look Up)

Nichole Nordeman

Jesus, Firm Foundation (Hymns Of Worship)


I See You

Rich Mullins

The World As Best As I Remember It (Vol.1)


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Some Sort Of Rock Show

John Staffieri : May 20, 2016 6:00 pm : John Staffieri

Here’s the playlist for the May 20th/22nd episode of Some Sort of Rock Show:

Hour 1

  1. Wasn’t Enough – XXI
  2. I’m Not Running Away From This – Hearts Like Lions
  3. Out of the Fire – Audio Adrenaline
  4. You Have What I Need – Hawk Nelson
  5. Colors Run – House Of Heroes
  6. Hope for Love – Brightwork
  7. Running From The Scene – Manic Bloom
  8. Gallows – Dustin Kensrue
  9. Beyond The Stars – Spoken
  10. Speak This Name – Silverline
  11. Worthy – Scarlet White
  12. Live While I’m Alive – Flagship Armada
  13. Shine (feat. Trevor McNevan) – Manafest
  14. Skills (feat. Trevor McNevan) – Manafest
  15. Your’s Again – RED

Hour 2

  1. Heartbeats – Nine Lashes
  2. Furious Love – Veridia
  3. Live It Well – Switchfoot
  4. Something to Say – The Red Airplanes
  5. Holding On – We Are Vessel
  6. Awake and Alive – Skillet
  7. I Just Wanna Know – NF
  8. Ayo! – Andy Mineo
  9. Never Dim – The Waiting
  10. Staring At the Sun – Roelant
  11. Running With Giants – Thousand Foot Krutch
  12. This Change – Ember In Ashes
  13. Happiness – NEEDTOBREATHE
  14. Here’s To The One’s – Rhett Walker Band
  15. Loving Led – Ilia
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Five Fun Free Family Things To Do May 20-22, 2016

phredd : May 20, 2016 8:54 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend – May 20-22, 2016

5 Ugandan Kids Choir Concert at First UMC, Chocolate Ave, Hershey Sunday, (May 22) at 7pm. The choir is made up of 10 sponsored children who come from the poorest parts of Uganda. More Info: 717-533-9668

4 33rd Annual Rhubarb Festival tonight and tomorrow (Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21) 9am-6pm both days at Kitchen Kettle Village in Intercourse. Demonstrations, music, contests, rhubarb car racing derby, samples and more. More Info:

3 FREE Family Fun Night at Garden Spot High School in New Holland tonight (Friday, May 20) from 5-8pm.  Bounce houses, carnival games, a movieand SILENT AUCTION. Proceeds benefit the schools’ “One Million Dollar Team” on with the goal of loaning $1,000,000 in $25 loan increments to people around the world who are living in poverty. More Info:

2 Pequea Church Bids For Kids tonight and tomorrow (Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21) Friday 7-9pm and Saturday 8am-1pm at Pequea Church in Lancaster. Auction, kid’s play area, live entertainment, dessert social. WJTL broadcasting live tonite. More Info:

1 64th Annual Sertoma Chicken BBQ and WJTL 10th Annual Talent Challenge at Long’s Park in Lancaster. Kids Cookie Break Broadcasting Live 9-noon. Performances from noon to 5pm by Jared Erb, Blue Sky Falls, The DKers, Steven Courtney and The Suitcase Musicians and the Ten WJTL Talent Challenge Participants. More Info:

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Reason To Believe-Broken Circumstances

john : May 19, 2016 4:48 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Exploration, today’s Reason to Believe is broken circumstances.

How might God use our broken circumstances to bring us to the point of faith?

Consider the example of the prodigal son in Luke 15. He squandered his wealth on wild living. For a season, he feasted on what he wanted. But it was just for a season. Then, it was gone. And he was left with an empty stomach, an empty wallet, and an empty soul. He was broken, and humbled. That is what broken circumstances will do in our lives. They will humble us. This brings us to a critical crossroads: whether to give up, try to dig out ourselves, or reach out for help.

The prodigal son came to his senses with this thought, “I will set out and go back to my father and say to him, ‘I am no longer worthy to be called your son, make me like one of your hired men.’” So he got up and went to his father. His father’s response? He was filled with compassion for his son. He ran to him and kissed him.

God welcomes us when we return to the place where we belong-His arms of grace.

The broken circumstances of our lives become opportunities for us to recognize our need for Jesus and are reasons to believe in God’s good news.

John Shirk

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WJTL at The Sertoma Chicken BBQ!

ann : May 18, 2016 11:01 am : Ann D'Alessandro, Staff Pages


WJTL at the Sertoma Chicken BBQ

Come join us for a day of great food, beautiful scenery and live entertainment at the Annual Sertoma Chicken BBQ at Long’s Park in Lancaster this Saturday, May 21st! They will be preparing over 24,000 complete chicken dinners. Come enjoy some local artists & the WJTL Talent Challenge from Noon-5pm. (approx.. end time)

Here is the schedule for Saturday.  Grab your  chicken and enjoy a fun time with WJTL!

(Times are approximate)

Noon-12:35pm – Jared Erb
12:45-1:30pm – Blue Sky Falls
1:40-2:15pm – DKers
2:20-2:50pm – Freedom Lights
3-4:30pm – WJTL 10th Annual Talent Challenge:
*Josh Zimmerman, Ethan Lum,Katie Atkins-Worship Band                                                     *Ethan Marlow-Guitar & Singer
*Paul Stangl- Fingerstyle Percussive Guitar
* Christ’s AmBrassadors-Brass Quintent
* Reeny Hall-Ukulele & Singer
* Randy Robbins -Singer
* Kimberly Robinson-Singer/Songwriter
* Dawson Freeman-Pianist
* Breanne Sensenig-Singer
* Lauren Witman-Singer

4:30-5:15pm – Steven Courtney & the Suitcase Musicans
5:15pm (Approx. Time)  – Talent Challenge Winners Announced

BBQ-logo-2016-228x300Ann D’Alessandro – Excited about Chicken!

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Q and A-What does it mean to kick against the goads?

john : May 18, 2016 9:37 am : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Q and A Segment explores the question, “What does it mean when Jesus said to Paul, ‘It is hard for you to kick against the goads?’”

The phrase “kicking against the goads” was a common expression in Bible times, referring to the practice of farmers goading their oxen in the fields.

A goad is defined as a spiked stick used for driving cattle or oxen.

According to Chuck Swindoll, there were occasions when an ox would kick at the goad. When this happened, the goad would stab into the flesh of its leg and cause greater pain.

What Jesus was saying to Paul before his conversion was that by resisting Jesus, Paul was only hurting himself.

The Holy Spirit says in Hebrews 3:7, “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts.”

After that encounter, Paul stopped resisting Jesus and started to serve Him. His hardened heart against Christ was made tender as he received God’s love. The message that Jesus had for Paul urges us to be responsive to His promptings in the Year of Exploration.

John Shirk

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