Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend May 15-17
5) Hope for Haiti Third Annual Benefit Auction tomorrow (Saturday, May 16)at the Hertzog Farm—across from Metzler Mennonite Church—Beginning at 9am. The day will feature a variety of food, kids games, and an auction; proceeds benefit Life Connection Mission. More Info: lifeconnectionmission.org
4) Freedom Fun Fair tomorrow (Saturday, May 16) 10am-2pm. Free food, games, petting zoo, inflatables, face painting, pony rides, and tons of prizes. Rain or shine at the Lebanon Valley Bible Church in Campbelltown. More Info: www.lvbiblechurch.org
3) 32nd Annual Rhubarb Fest tonight and tomorrow (Friday, May 15 & Saturday May 16) at Kitchen Kettle Village – Intercourse, PA. Rhubarb Race Car Derby, Rhubarb Whoopie Pie Filling Contest, Music, prizes and more. The event is free, proceeds benefit Lancaster Farmland Trust. More Info: kitchenkettle.com
2) Go Beyond – Week of Service Celebration – Sunday (May 17) beginning at 9am at Clipper Magazine Stadium. Worship by the Vertical Church Band, New York Yankee Legend Bobby Richardson will speak, and his son Pastor Bobby Richardson will give the message. More Info: http://www.go-beyond.us
1) 62nd Annual Sertoma Chicken Barbecue tomorrow (Saturday May, 16) at Lancaster’s Longs Park. Lisa and Kids Cookie Break Broadcasting live from 9-noon. Damien Drago Rockin Thru History Band, Juan Catorce Band and Joy Ike performing on the Weaver’s Garage stage starting at noon and the 9th Annual Talent Challenge from 2-4p. Come vote for your favorite and support Longs Park, Kids Camps and the Petting Zoo. Experience the World’s LArgest Chicken Barbecue. More Info: Sertoma Blog at WJTL.com
Join us this Saturday for the 62nd Annual Sertoma Chicken Barbecue.
Once again this year WJTL will be featuring performances on The Weaver’s Garage Stage. We will be located between the Pond and the Tennis Courts in the little grove of trees at the same spot we’ve been for the past several years.
9am-noon – Lisa and Kids Cookie Break Broadcasting Live
Weaver’s Garage Stage Schedule
2p-4p – WJTL 9th Annual Talent Challenge
Oren Martin (Yo-yo-ist) Under the Sun (4 member group) Cristabelle Braden (singer/songwriter) Able (rapper) Olivia, Grace, & A (singers, “cups”) Devon Eshleman (guitarist) Rooted (worship band) Chandler Miller (cup stacker) Juliana Schnee (singer/songwriter) Freedom Lights (folk duo)
4p – Joy Ike
Come out and enjoy some great chicken barbecue, Support Long’s Park, hear some great artists and Vote for your favorite during the WJTL Talent Challenge. We hope to see you there.
** Since this event is outdoors, it is subject to weather and to change. Thanks.
RADIO FRIEND PHIL – Ryan Daniel of Among the Thirsty has a heart for ministry and worship. On new Tunes at 9 this week, Ryan explained that the new record, “Who You Say I Am,” is based on scripture: Ephesians 2:10 (“For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”) You can listen to the full conversation (and others) by clicking https://wjtl.com/listen/wjtl-casts/. For more on Among the Thirsty: http://www.amongthethirsty.com/
JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Connection, today’s Encounter with Jesus examines His presence as the central focus of our lives.
In Mark 3:32, Jesus was the center of attention, when his family members came to take charge of him. At that time, they thought that Jesus was out of his mind.
There was a crowd sitting around him, and they told Jesus, “Your mother and brothers are outside looking for you.”
Jesus used this opportunity to identify the members of His spiritual family. He looked at those seated in a circle around him and said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! Whoever does God’s will is my brother and sister and mother.”
What was happening there in the physical sense is where His church is blessed in the spiritual sense-We gather together with Jesus as the central focus of our faith, revolving around His agenda for our lives rather than the other way around.
A daily connection with Christ will lead us to a Christ-centered life.
Here’s your Some Sort of Rock Show Mother’s Day playlist:
Take a Bow – Flagship Armada
Glory – Remedy Drive
Hold Your Breath – Children 18:3
Start the Dance Again – The Birdsongs
Breathe Again (Ft. Matty Mullins) – Spoken
Desperate – Decyfer Down
The Worst Kind of Gods – House of Heroes
Untraveled Road – Thousand Foot Krutch
Drops In The Ocean – Hawk Nelson
Moving On – Waiting Hill
Who Puts Rock n Roll In Your Blood? – The Elms
We Are Destroyer – Anberlin
Safety (featuring Stephen Christian) – Fireflight
Waiting – Fireflight
What Matters – Embers In Ashes
I Need Someone – 7eventh Time Down
Satisfy – Found in the Fury
Awake and Alive – Skillet
Angels & Demons – Disciple
Enemy – I Anthem
Nuthin’ – Lecrae
Diamonds (feat. Trevor McNevan) – Manafest
God is Real – Grammatrain
Darkest Part – RED
Hope Is Alive – Abandon
What Love Means – Everfound
Move – Audio Adrenaline
Sweep the Leg – Family Force 5
One Foot In The Grave – Abandon Kansas
|Father Let Me Dedicate||Matt Redman||Passion: Hymns Ancient and Modern||2004|
|Wholly Yours||David Crowder Band||A Collision||2005|
|My Portion And My Strength||Ellie Holcomb||As Sure As The Sun||2014|
|Give Me Jesus||Jeremy Camp||Beyond Measure||2006|
|Devotion||Hillsong United||All Of The Above||2006|
|With All My Heart (feat. Lauren Farmer and Benson Eapen)||Christ for the Nations Music||Responding||2010|
|Everything||Tim Hughes||Happy Day||2009|
|After Your Heart||Phil Wickham||Cannons||2007|
|Heres My Heart||Crowder||Passion: Let The Future Begin||2013|
|I Will Follow||Chris Tomlin||And If Our God Is For Us||2010|
|Only One||Hillsong United||Look To You||2005|
|I Belong To You (feat. Derek Johnson)||Jesus Culture||Live from New York (with Martin Smith)||2012|
|Heart Bleeds||John Mark McMillan||Economy||2011|
|Wholly To You||FFH||30 Days Of Passion: Daily Meditations ON THE Life AND Ministry OF Jesus||2005|
|My Everything||Jesus Culture||Jesus Culture Awakening: Live From Chicago||2011|
|This Beating Heart||Matt Redman||Your Grace Finds Me (Live)||2013|
|Let It Be Jesus (feat. Christy Nockels) [Live]||Passion||Passion: Take It All (Deluxe Edition / Live)||2014|
|Rescue / I Have Decided To Follow Jesus (Live In WJTL Studio Recording)||Jared Anderson||2012|
|Audience of One||Big Daddy Weave||One and Only||2002|
|I Give You My Heart||Reuben Morgan||Reuben Morgan||2005|
|My Portion Forever||Matt Papa||You Are Good||2006|
|All I Am||Phil Wickham||Singalong 2||2012|
|All That I Am||Rend Collective||The Art Of Celebration|
|My Heart Is Yours (feat. Passion)||Kristian Stanfill||Passion: Take It All||2014|
|You Are The Only One||Casting Crowns||Thrive||2013|
|I Surrender||Jesus Culture||Jesus Culture Awakening: Live From Chicago||2011|
|You Alone||David Crowder Band||The Lime CD||2004|
|Jesus, Only Jesus||Matt Redman||Passion: Let The Future Begin||2013|
|The Only Name (Yours Will Be)||Big Daddy Weave||Love Come To Life||2013|
|Take It All||Hillsong United||United We Stand||2005|
|Everything To God||Desperation Band||Who You Are||2006|
|All I Want||Brenton Brown||Our God Is Near||2011|
|Take My Life (And Let It Be)||Chris Tomlin||WOW Hymns||2004|
|Sanctuary||Jaci Velasquez||WOW Worship Red||2005|
|Center (with Turn Your Eyes)||Charlie Hall||Passion: Everything Glorious||2006|
|You Still Have My Heart||Rita Springer||Effortless||2003|
|Future / Past||John Mark McMillan||Borderland||2014|
|Take My Life||Scott Underwood||Take My Life||2005|
|My Only Love||Matt Maher||The Love In Between||2011|
|In Christ Alone||Kristian Stanfill||Passion: Let The Future Begin||2013|
|All I Want Is You||Anthony Skinner||Forever And A Day||2004|
|Take The World But Give Me Jesus||Matt Redman||The Fathers Song||2000|
|All My Fountains||Chris Tomlin||Passion: Here For You||2011|
|Take This Life||Paul Wright||Sunrise To Sunset||2005|
|Full Attention||Jeremy Riddle||Full Attention||2007|
|Give Myself To You||Leigh Nash||Hymns and Sacred Songs||2012|
|Only You||David Crowder Band||Illuminate||2003|
|I Surrender All||Jadon Lavik||Roots Run Deep||2008|
|Jesus Paid It All||Kristian Stanfill||Passion: Everything Glorious||2006|
|We Are Yours||Charlie Hall||Passion: Everything Glorious||2006|
Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend – May 8-10, 2015
5. The Underground Skate Park, an outdoor portable skate park, will be at Trinity Lutheran Church in Mechanicsburg tomorrow (Saturday, May 9) from 10am-4pm. Skaters 10 and over can ride on ramps, rails and kickers. Youth on skateboards, scooters and roller blades welcome. Helmets a must, riders will have access to loaners. Lunch provided. More Info & Downloadable Waiver available at: www.undergroundskatepark.org
4. All you can eat pig roast and auction tomorrow (Saturday, May 9) from 3pm-9:30pm at Lancaster Mennonite School’s – Kraybill Campus outside of Mount Joy. Entertainment for the kids; BERG go-carts, face painting, and an outdoor movie at 8:30 pm. Quilts, vacation getaways, gift items and housewares to be auctioned to support Kraybill school. Hess’s Barbecue and the famous strawberry pie desserts available! More Info:
3. Hershey Christian School Spring Benefit Auction (tomorrow, Saturday May 9) 9am-3pm. Sports memorabilia, quilts, plants, a signed Hershey Bears jersey, X-box 360, and much more! All proceeds benefit the school’s general fund. Open Gym for the kids. More Info: hersheychristian.org
2. Friendship Community 22nd Annual Fest & Auction tonight and tomorrow (Friday and Saturday, May 8 and 9).Family fun & fellowship. Live Music Friday night. Plants & Flowers , Food & baked goods, and Much More! Proceeds benefit the ministry of Friendship Community. More Info: http://www.friendshipcommunity.net/events
1. SVPS 5k Run and Walk for Life, tomorrow (Sat. May 9) 7:30am-1pm at 2 locations – Calvary Church in Lancaster and South Hills Park in Lebanon. Join with hundreds of believers across Lancaster and Lebanon counties to uphold the sacredness of human life and support the ministry of SVPS. Walk, 5K Run, Kids’ Zones, Kids’ Stage featuring Steven Courtney, Phredd and Jesse Rothacker and Forgotten Friend Reptiles. Lisa and Kids Cookie Break broadcasting live in Lancaster and Fred and WJTL broadcasting live in Lebanon. More Info: http://www.svps.org/
JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Relationship-Building Principle comes from First Kings 8:28.
Solomon prayed, “Give attention to your servant’s prayer and his plea for mercy, O LORD my God. Hear the cry and the prayer that your servant is praying in your presence this day.”
This is the verse connecting with the theme for the National Day of Prayer today-“Lord, Hear Our Cry.”
This theme emphasizes our need to trust in the unfailing character of God, who is sovereign over all governments, authorities, and people. The National Honorary Chairman, Dr. Jack Graham, has written a prayer for this special occasion. This is part of that prayer:
“We come to You in the Name that is above every name-Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Our hearts cry out to You. Knowing that You are a prayer-answering, faithful God-the One we trust in times like these-we ask that You renew our spirits, revive our churches, and heal our land. We repent of our sins and ask for Your grace and power to save us. Hear our cry, oh God, and pour out Your Spirit upon us that we may walk in obedience to Your Word. In Jesus’ name, our Savior, Amen.”
Humbling ourselves to Pray for our nation is a vital relationship-building principle to take to heart in the Year of Connection.
JOHN SHIRK-Today’s Relationship-Building Principle comes from Proverbs 14:34.
“Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people.”
Peace flows out of a climate where worship for God is sincere and His Gospel is lived out with love and integrity. But when sin takes root in a civilization, the door is open for division and disorder.
On a recent Probe program, Kirby Anderson pointed out the stages that civilizations pass through on their way to greatness and eventual decline. As nations ascend to greatness, they pass through the stages of spiritual faith, great courage, liberty, and abundance.
On their way toward decline, civilizations typically pass through the stages of selfishness, complacency, apathy, and moral decay.
What is your prayer request for the nation that you live in? History and Biblical wisdom highlight the value of righteousness to strengthen a nation and reflect God’s glory. Psalm 33:12 says, “Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD.”
Righteousness is a relationship-building principle to take to heart in the Year of Connection.
JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Relationship-Building Principle comes from First Timothy 2:1-4.
“I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone-for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.”
In a world where many opinions are expressed in the public square, it is important to remember the power of prayer expressed in the privacy of a closet. This Scripture is an invitation to pray on behalf of others, including people in positions of authority such as church leaders, government leaders, business leaders, teachers, and parents. Our prayers to God have a way of changing our own attitude toward people. William Law once said, “There is nothing that makes us love a man so much as praying for him.” That is because in intercession, our heart becomes more aligned with God’s heart for that person. However God responds to our prayers for someone, we know this: God is pleased by our petitions, and works in response to our prayers to bring souls into God’s Kingdom.
Prayer is a vital relationship-building principle to take to heart in the Year of Connection.