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.
We are pleased to share the good news that WJTL won two Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasting 2015 Awards for Excellence in Broadcasting. OUTSTANDING RADIO PROMOTIONAL CONTEST – for the WJTL TALENT CHALLENGE 2014” and “OUTSTANDING STATION SPONSORED EVENT – for KIDS COOKIE BREAK FEST 2014”
Lisa and Kristi attended this year’s award Banquet at the Hotel Hershey and accepted the awards during the ceremony.
Here’s what you need to know about the May 3rd, 2015 edition of Some Sort of Rock Show….
Head on over to the Some Sort of Rock Show Facebook Page for your chance to win Lybecker’s new project, “Wild Hearts Don’t Stop”.
- Safety (featuring Stephen Christian) – Fireflight
- Lonely Soul – I Anthem
- We Are the Brave – VERIDIA
- Breathe Again (Ft. Matty Mullins) – Spoken
- We Go – Matthew Parker
- Hope Is Alive – Abandon
- Drops In The Ocean – Hawk Nelson
- Outrage – Capital Lights
- We Are Destroyer – Anberlin
- Dear X (You Don’t Own Me) – Disciple
- What Matters – Embers In Ashes
- You Can’t Stop Me – Andy Mineo
- Darkest Part – RED
- Breathe Into Me – RED
- Stranger – Hearts Like Lions
- Diamonds in the Dark – We Are Leo
- Show Love – Family Force 5
- Fire And Fury – Skillet
- Moving On – Waiting Hill
- Broken Glass – Silverline
- The Time Is Now – Relentless Flood
- Light Up the Sky – Thousand Foot Krutch
- Without A Fight – Lybecker
- Satisfy – Found in the Fury
- Out Of My Head – Sumerlin
- Take a Bow – Flagship Armada
- A Perfect Voice -The Classic Crime
- Switchfoot – Easier Than Love
|Rain Down||Rita Springer||I Have To Believe||2005|
|I Can Only Imagine||Rita Springer||Effortless||2002|
|Come On My Soul||Rend Collective Experiment||Campfire||2013|
|10,000 Reasons||Rend Collective Experiment||Campfire||2013|
|I Could Sing of Your Love Forever||Delirious||The Cutting Edge||1997|
|Emmanuel||Martin Smith||Back To The Start||2014|
|Great Redeemer||Paul Baloche||Our God Saves||2007|
|All Because of the Cross||Paul Baloche||The Same Love||2012|
|Because He Lives||Matt Maher||Saints & Sinners||2014|
|Christ Is Risen||Matt Maher||Alive Again||2010|
|Clinging To The Cross (feat. Brooke Fraser)||Tim Hughes||Holding Nothing Back||2007|
|Happy Day||Tim Hughes||Holding Nothing Back||2007|
|Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)||Hillsong United||Zion||2013|
|This I Believe||Hillsong Worship||No Other Name||2015|
|It is Well (feat. Kristene DiMarco)||Bethel Music||You Make Me Brave (Live)||2014|
|Praise The Lord||Kristene Mueller||Those Who Dream||2008|
|Revelation Song||Phillips, Craig & Dean||Fearless||2009|
|Jesus, Only Jesus||Phillips, Craig & Dean||Above It All||2014|
|Let There Be Light||Bellarive||Before There Was||2014|
|You Said||Shane & Shane||Psalms||2002|
|Unto You||Shane & Shane||Psalms||2002|
|I Will Worship You||Aaron Gillespie||Anthem Song||2011|
|Praise Him||Aaron Gillespie||Grace Through The Wandering||2014|
|Healer||Kari Jobe||Kari Jobe||2009|
|Glory||Phil Wickham||The Ascension||2014|
|God Of Our Salvation||Phil Wickham||Response||2011|
|This Is Amazing Grace||Jeremy Riddle||Bethel Live: For The Sake Of The World||2012|
|Furious (feat. Jeremy Riddle)||Bethel Live||Be Lifted High||2011|
|After All (Holy)||David Crowder Band||Give Us Rest-A Requiem Mass In C (The Happiest of All The Keys)||2012|
|Come Thou Fount||David Crowder||All I Can Say||1998|
|No Chains On Me||Chris Tomlin||And If Our God Is For Us||2010|
|Lord, I Need You||Chris Tomlin||Passion: Here For You||2011|
|Endless Hallelujah||Matt Redman||10,000 Reasons||2011|
|Healing Is In Your Hands||Christy Nockels||Passion: Awakening||2010|
|A Mighty Fortress||Christy Nockels||Passion: Awakening (Deluxe Edition)||2010|
|Great Are You Lord||All Sons & Daughters||All Sons & Daughters||2014|
|All The Poor And Powerless||All Sons & Daughters||Season One||2012|
|Forever and a Day (feat. Jenn Johnson) [Live]||Bethel Live||Be Lifted High (Deluxe Edition) [Live]||2011|
|My Soul Sings (feat. Brian Johnson)||Bethel Live||Here Is Love||2009|
|Come To The Water||Kristian Stanfill||Passion: Let The Future Begin||2013|
|Forever Reign||Kristian Stanfill||Passion: Here For You||2011|
|Made New||Lincoln Brewster||Oxygen||2014|
|Majestic||Lincoln Brewster||Worship Project H2.14||2005|
|Great I Am (feat. Jared Anderson)||New Life Worship||You Hold It All||2011|
|I Am Free||Jared Anderson||51 Must Have Modern Worship Hits||2007|
|Open Up The Heavens||Meredith Andrews||Open Up The Heavens||2014|
|Strong God||Meredith Andrews||Worth It All||2013|
|Alive||Hillsong Young & Free||We Are Young & Free||2013|
|Wake||Hillsong Young & Free||We Are Young & Free||2014|
JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Relationship-Building Principle comes from Third John, verse 14b.
Peace to you. The friends here send their greetings. Greet the friends there by name.
It may be challenging to remember the names of the people we meet, but calling people by name is often a bridge-builder. In a climate where businesses often identify us by number, it is refreshing to be known by our name. This is the way of God toward His creation.
The Bible says He knows the stars by name. Do you know how many stars are in the universe? According to Nick Vujicic of Life Without Limbs, astronomers estimate there are 3 hundred sextillion stars in the universe, which amounts to 3 with 23 zeroes after it. Psalm 147, verse 4 says about the LORD, “He determines the number of stars and calls them each by name.”
He is not just personally familiar with the stars. He is also personally familiar with His people. David wrote in Psalm 139, “You have searched me and you know me….” And verse 3 says, “You are familiar with all my ways.” So, when we greet each other by name, we are reflecting the personal friendship that the Lord offers us.
Greeting friends by name is a relationship-building principle to take to heart in the Year of Connection.
Five Fun Free Family Things to do This Weekend May 1-3, 2015
5) Lancaster Artwalk – celebrating art and independent galleries in downtown Lancaster tomorrow (Saturday, May 2) 10am-5pm and Sunday (May 3) noon-4pm in downtown Lancaster. As Part of Artwalk, Father Daughter team Ned & Maggie Bustard are hosting a Noah’s Ark Print Making Activity at Square Halo Gallery at the Trust Performing Arts Center near Central Market More Info:lancasterwalk.org
4) Conewago Creek Earth Day Celebration tomorrow (Saturday, May 2) from noon to 4 pm at historic Aberdeen Mills, Mill Road Elizabethtown. Live animals, guided walks, and giveaways. Plus Special presentations from Hersheypark’s Zoo America at 1pm featuring A great-horned owl, a screech owl, a black snake, a box turtle, a skunk, and a red-tailed hawk. More Info: ConewagoInitiative.net
3) Light’s Fort, the oldest structure in Lebanon County is having Open House tomorrow (Saturday, May 2) 1-4pm. Tour this circa 1742 Light Family Home. Find out why it is called a fort, even though it never was one. This property is only open a few times a year so don’t miss this opportunity to see what life may have been like in 1742. And yes, it is free. More Info: http://www.lightsfort.org
2) The Lancaster Loyalty Day Committee’s annual carnival tonight (Friday May 1) 5-11pm and Saturday (May 2) noon to 11pm at Lancaster city’s Buchanan Park. Rides, food, live music , face painting and camel rides. Free, but tickets or wristbands will be sold for carnival rides. Music from Matt Wheeler Band and others. More Info: At the Lancaster Loyalty Day Carnival Facebook Page.
1) Rafiki Africa Festival tomorrow (Sat. May 2) from 8am-Noon at The Junction Center in Manheim. All proceeds benefit African Children by providing education scholarships and building schools through 3 local Non-profits: Rafiki Africa Foundation; Sudan Rebirth Ministry; We’re All God’s Children. The Festival includes a Walk, 5k Run, Music, Food and Celebration of African Culture. More Info: rafikiafrica.org
RADIO FRIEND PHIL – Burlap to Cashmere, best-known for their 1998 masterpiece, “Anybody Out There,” is back in town this Saturday. The legendary band create an invigorating sound, infused with elements of flamenco guitar, tango rhythms, Latin folk-rock, Tex-Mex and Gospel. The band just completed a pledge music campaign, and will be playing songs off their new project, “Freedom Songs,” in addition to older, vintage material, including “Basic Instructions” and “Treasures in Heaven.” Steven Delopoulos was my guest this week on New Tunes at 9 https://wjtl.com/listen/wjtl-casts/. The show is Saturday night, May 2, at the Junction Center Tent, 6:30 p.m. http://www.thejunctioncenter.com/.