Five Fun Free Family Things to do This Easter Weekend

phredd : March 29, 2013 8:53 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages

March 29, 30 and 31, 2013

5) Rock n roll Easter event tomorrow (Sat. March 30) beginning at 10am at Summit View BIC Church in New Holland. Egg hunt, candy, crafts and more. More info: (717)355-2232

4) Hershey Community Church of the Nazarene community Easter egg hunt for children ages 10 and under and special needs children, tomorrow (Saturday, March 30) beginning at 9am. HCC is located one mile east of Milton Hershey’s Founders Hall on route 322.  More info: 717-534-2010.

3) Free Easter Egg Hunt for kids age 1-12 on tomorrow (Saturday, March 30) 10am -1pm at Clarks Valley Zion EC Church, McKelvey Rd. Dauphin PA.  The egg hunt, games, food, prizes, face-painting and more.  Bring your baskets and bags. More info:  (717)921-8153

2) The 4th annual Easter Eggstravaganza at Middlesex United Methodist Church, Middlesex Rd., Carlisle – tomorrow (Saturday March 30th), noon to 4pm. Free games, food, crafts, bounce house, and juggling show. More Info: 717-249-2449

1) The Family Center of Gap 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt with over 3,000 eggs, tomorrow (Saturday, March 30) beginning at 11am at the lower field by the pond. There will be hunts for three age groups: 18mo-3, 4-6, and 7-12. Bring your own bags and baskets. More info:

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Lesson Of Faith-The Good Confession

john : March 28, 2013 3:26 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – First Timothy 6:18 talks about Jesus making the good confession before Pontius Pilate.

In accusing Jesus of blasphemy, the religious leaders handed Him over to Pontius Pilate. That is when Pilate questioned Him, “Are you the king of the Jews?”

This was Jesus’ testimony before Pilate: “My kingdom is not of this world. If it were, my servants would fight to prevent my arrest by the Jews. But now my kingdom is from another place.”

Pilate said, “You are a king then!”

Jesus answered, “You are right in saying I am a king. In fact, for this reason I was born, and for this reason I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.”

Pilate responded by asking, “What is truth?” And then he walked away from Jesus. The good confession of Jesus reveals Himself as a king who is not of this world and the source of truth to set the captives free from the lies of this world.  In a world of many voices offering freedom, the most important voice to heed is Jesus Christ.

Christ’s good confession before Pilate is a lesson of faith worth remembering.

John Shirk

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Lesson Of Faith-Jesus Washes Feet

john : March 26, 2013 2:59 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – It happened the night before Jesus was crucified. He grabbed a basin and a towel. He knelt down to serve the disciples by washing their feet.

In this simple act, Jesus taught us that service is an act of humility. Jesus literally lowered Himself to serve the disciples as He washed their feet. If Jesus was willing to do that, then none of His servants are so great that they are above performing acts of service that can help others in practical ways.

Jesus said to His disciples in John 13:14, “Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet you also should wash one another’s feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. I tell you the truth, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.”

The washing of the disciples’ feet is an example of service taught by Jesus and is a lesson of faith worth remembering.

John Shirk

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Praise&Worship Palm Sunday Playlist

kristi : March 24, 2013 6:00 am : Kristi Leigh, music, Staff Pages

Celebrate and sing songs of hosanna and hallelujah to the king today!  Here’s our Palm Sunday playlist!

Kristi Leigh — WJTL DJ

6AM 2011
Celebrate The Lord Of Love Paul Baloche Open the Eyes of My Heart 2000
Here Is Our King (Live Version) David Crowder Passion: How Great Is Our God 2005
Love Chris Tomlin & Watoto Childrens Choir Hello Love 2008
All Creatures Of Our God And King (feat. Shawn McDonald) Bethany Dillon WOW Hymns 2007
Hosanna Jason Morant Open 2006
Prepare The Way Charlie Hall Passion: Our Love Is Loud 2002
Great Light of the World Bebo Norman Myself When I Am Real 2002
Glory To The King Anthony Evans The Bridge 2008
Sing To The King Candi Pearson Passion: Sacred Revolution 2003
King Of Glory Chris Tomlin Arriving 2004
Endless Hallelujah Matt Redman 10,000 Reasons 2011
He Is Yahweh 1000 Generations Turn Off The Lesser Lights EP 2009
7AM 2011
Wonderful King David Crowder Passion: Our Love Is Loud 2002
King Of Heaven (Isaiah 61) Charlie Hall Passion: Awakening 2010
King Forever Brett Younker The New Has Come 2010
Exalted (Yahweh) Chris Tomlin Hello Love 2008
Prepare The Way Jared Anderson Live From My Church 2009
Sing Hallelujah (feat. Glenn Packiam, Kari Jobe) New Life Worship You Hold It All 2011
Light Of The World (feat. Matt Redman) Chris Tomlin Glory In The Highest-Christmas Songs Of Worship 2009
King Of This World Gateway Worship The More I Seek You 2010
King Of Glory (feat. Paul Meany of Mutemath) Victory Fellowship Worship Band Elevator Music 2010
All Gods Children Delirious Kingdom Of Comfort 2008
Hosanna Hillsong United All Of The Above 2006
** NEW CCM LEGAL ID ** 2011
8AM 2011
O Praise Him (All This For A King) David Crowder Band Illuminate 2003
Prepare The Way Jeremy Riddle The Now And Not Yet 2009
Hallelujah What A Savior Vicky Beeching Painting The Invisible 2007
O Worship the King Chris Tomlin Passion: Hymns Ancient and Modern 2004
My Deliverer (feat. Rick Elias) The Ragamuffin Band The Jesus Record 1998
Hosanna in the Highest Passage Passage 2001
Prepare Ye the Way Michael W. Smith A New Hallelujah 2008
Hallelujah To My King Paul Baloche Our God Saves 2007
Shout To The North Delirious Cutting Edge 1997
At Your Name (Yahweh, Yahweh) Phil Wickham Response 2011
Make Way Amber Brooks Still I Rise 2009
Yours Is The Kingdom Hillsong God He Reigns 2005
Raise Up the Crown (All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name) Chris Tomlin Passion: Hymns Ancient and Modern 2004
King of Glory (Psalm 24) Third Day Offerings – A Worship Album 2000
9AM 2011
Come Worship the King (feat. Shane & Shane) Michael W. Smith Glory Revealed – The Word of God In Worship 2007
Hosanna Paul Baloche A Greater Song 2007
Every Knee Will Bow Matt Papa Your Kingdom Come 2009
Hail the Day Sovereign Grace Music Risen 2011
Hosanna (You Are Holy) Twila Paris The Ultimate Collection 2006
Generous King Sovereign Grace Music The Gathering 2011
Hosanna (Be Lifted Higher) Israel Houghton Love God. Love People. 2010
King Of Wonders (feat. Matt Redman, Tim Hughes, Joel Houston of Hillsong) CompassionArt CompassionArt 2009
Yahweh (feat. Passion) Chris Tomlin Passion: White Flag 2012
When I Think of You (with the African Children’s Choir) Michael W. Smith A New Hallelujah 2008
Saviour King Hillsong United All Of The Above 2006
Hosanna Christy Nockels Passion: God Of This City 2008
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Friendship Community and WJTL

phredd : March 22, 2013 12:16 pm : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages, Uncategorized

Last night we had the special blessing of hosting a tour with the Aktion Club from Friendship Community. Friendship Community is a Christian Ministry Cultivating Capabilities of Individuals with Developmental Disabilities in Lancaster and Lebanon Counties of South Central Pennsylvania since 1972.   Friendship’s Milt Stoltzfus brought about 25 of their group to tour the Junction Center and find out how Radio and WJTL works.  Unbeknown to us, they had also chosen WJTL as one of their organizations to support financially.

Many of the Friendship folks listen to WJTL  and count us as friends.  One of our on-air highlights each year is when the Friendship Singers come on the morning show and sing Christmas Carols.

Here is a pic of the presentation of their donation and another shot of the tour.  Thanks Friendship Community.  We love and appreciate you!



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Five Fun Free Family Things to do This Weekend

phredd : March 22, 2013 8:55 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages

March 22, 23 & 24, 2013

5) Emmanuel Baptist Church will be hosting a Community Kids Easter Egg Hunt, Beechwood Lane, Elizabethtown, Sunday (March 24) 1:30-3pm. Activities Include: Games; Popcorn; Face Painting; Coffee, Drinks & Treats; Easter Devotional; and an Egg Hunt! More Info: 717-201-4031

4) Easter Egg Hunt at West Green Tree Church of the Brethren in Elizabethtown tomorrow (Saturday March 23) at 10:30am for Children ages 1-10. There will be light refreshments and a craft following the egg hunt. More Info: 717-653-5367

3)  LifePoint Church, Hillcrest Ave Harrisburg will be hosting their annual all-ages Easter Eggstravaganza outreach event, tomorrow (Saturday, March 23) starting at 1 pm (rain or shine),  Hours of games, crafts, food and fun for the whole family– absolutely free! Chances to win a free iPod!

2) New Life Church in Lancaster Easter Egg Hunt tomorrow (Sat Mar 23) with over 30,000 candy and prize stuffed eggs, free food, games, and prizes for all ages beginning at 9AM! Please pre-register at

1) KCB at Rockvale Outlets Lancaster tomorrow (Sat. March 23rd) from 9am-Noon.  Easter Candy, cookies from Chick-Fil-A Lincoln Highway East and more.  More info:

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Lesson Of Faith-Cleansing Of The Temple

john : March 21, 2013 5:46 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – On the week leading up to Jesus’ crucifixion, He spent some time in Jerusalem. He entered the temple area and drove out all who were buying  and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves. He said to them, “It is written, ‘My house will be called a house of prayer, but you are making it a den of robbers.’”

The temple was designed to be a place of worship, but by the time Jesus stepped onto the scene, it became a place where some people took advantage of others financially. Jesus took action to cleanse the temple to rid the temple area of this practice. Jesus had zeal for God’s house to be a place of pure devotion and worship.

This scene becomes more personal when we realize what the Bible says about the body of the believer. First Corinthians 6:19 tells us that our body is a temple of the Holy Spirit. Where there is corruption within, Jesus will take action to cleanse the temple, so that our bodies will be houses of worship, purely devoted to Christ.

The cleansing of the temple is a lesson of faith worth remembering.

John Shirk

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Lesson Of Faith-Hosanna

john : March 20, 2013 3:04 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – As Jesus entered the holy city on a donkey, a very large crowd was there to spread cloaks on the road. Others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds were shouting, “Hosanna to the son of David! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord! Hosanna in the highest!”

Hosanna is a word that means “save.” This word was a cry of the Old Testament. Psalm 118:25 says, “O LORD, save us.” In Jesus, the prayer for salvation becomes a declaration of praise. “Salvation belongs to our God.” Jesus rode into Jerusalem with shouts of joy from a welcoming crowd.

In a matter of days, the cry on the streets would not be for Jesus to save them, but for Pontius Pilate to crucify Jesus. What Jesus’ opponents did not know was that by going to the cross, Jesus was fulfilling God’s purpose of saving His people from their sins. Our plea for salvation becomes an answer to prayer through Jesus Christ.

The shout of Hosanna is a lesson of faith worth remembering.

John Shirk

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Praise&Worship Mini-Themes Playlist

kristi : March 17, 2013 6:00 am : Kristi Leigh, music, Staff Pages

Here’s all the song information for this morning’s Praise & Worship Show, packed with mini-theme after mini-theme.  Let these mini-themes soak into your heart as we sing this morning.  God is close, He’s glorious, you’re forgiven and now is the time to worship!

Keep in touch if you have questions and comments on the songs,

Kristi Leigh – WJTL DJ

6:00 a.m. 2011
Your Glory All Sons & Daughters Season One 2012
Glorious (feat. Christy Nockels) Chris Tomlin Passion: Everything Glorious 2006
All Glory Tim Hughes Love Shine Through 2011
Thine Be The Glory Rend Collective Experiment Organic Family Hymnal 2010
For Your Glory (We Will Dance) Matt Redman We Shall Not Be Shaken 2009
Dance In The River Chris Tomlin Passion: Our Love Is Loud 2002
Praise You With The Dance Casting Crowns Casting Crowns 2003
We Will Dance David Ruis
Closer Bethel Live Feat. Steffany Frizzell-Gretzinger For The Sake Of The World 2012
Closer Charlie Hall Flying Into Daybreak 2006
Be Near Shane & Shane Carry Away 2003
Jesus Keep Me Near The Cross Paul Colman Bridges – Classic Hymns, Modern Worship 2005
Holy Moment Plumbline Louder Than the World: Burn II 2006
Moment Made For Worshipping Steven Curtis Chapman All About Love 2003
Here I Am To Worship (Live) Chris Tomlin Passion: Our Love Is Loud 2002
Mercy Casting Crowns Songs 4 Worship Ultimate 2011
Cry Mercy David Crowder All I Can Say 1998
Lord Have Mercy Eoghan Heaslip Celtic Worship – Live From Ireland 2 2007
Word Of God Speak Mercy Me Spoken For 2003
Lamp Charlie Hall The Rising 2010
Ancient Words Michael W. Smith Worship Again 2002
Cornerstone (My Hope Is Built) Hillsong Live Cornerstone EP 2012
Jesus, Firm Foundation (feat. Steven Curtis Chapman, Mark Hall and Mandisa) Mike Donehey Jesus, Firm Foundation (compilation) 2013
The Solid Rock Charlie Hall Passion: Hymns Ancient and Modern 2004
Unshakable Deluge Unshakeable 2010
8:00 a.m. 2011
I Stand Amazed Bart Millard Hymned Again 2008
This Is Amazing Grace Bethel Live Feat. Jeremy Riddle For The Sake Of The World 2012
Amazing Love Bebo Norman WOW Worship Red 2005
Hallelujah (Your Love Is Amazing) Brenton Brown Surrender 2000
Before the Throne of God Above Shane & Shane Pages 2007
We Come To Your Throne With Weeping (feat. Mac Powell) Jeff Deyo Light 2003
To The King (feat. Mark Millard) Vineyard One Glimpse 2003
I Could Sing of Your Love Forever Delirious The Cutting Edge 1997
Forever And A Day Anthony Skinner Forever And A Day 2004
Forever Chris Tomlin The Noise We Make 2001
Glory To God Forever Fee Hope Rising 2009
I Am Set Free All Sons & Daughters Season One 2012
9:00 a.m. 2011
Freedom Song Desperation Band Who You Are 2006
Set Free (feat. Matt Redman) Chris Tomlin Passion: Here For You 2011
I Am Free Jared Anderson 51 Must Have Modern Worship Hits 2007
We Have Been Forgiven Seven Places Glowing 2007
Forgiven Bethel Live Feat. Brian Johnson For The Sake Of The World 2012
Because Im Forgiven Phillips, Craig and Dean Let The Worshippers Arise 2006
Sing Along Christy Nockels Into The Glorious 2012
Sing, Sing, Sing Chris Tomlin Passion: God Of This City 2008
My Soul Sings Delirious Kingdom Of Comfort 2008
Who You Are Glenn Packiam Worship Project P40.3 2004
Who You Are Desperation Band Who You Are 2006
For Who You Are Hillsong Mighty To Save 2006
Who You Are JJ Heller Loved 2013
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Lesson Of Faith-God’s Concern For Souls

john : March 15, 2013 2:43 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Jonah is a fascinating book of the Bible recalling the journey of Jonah to Nineveh to preach God’s word and declare His warning of impending calamity.

In a significant development, the city responds favorably to Jonah’s message and the city is spared destruction.

Jonah became displeased. He became angry, and vented his anger to the LORD. He said, “Now, O LORD, take away my life, for it is better for me to die than to live.”

Sometimes, even the prophets needed an attitude adjustment. There was a time when Elijah was fearful and wanted to die. There was a time when Jeremiah was timid to become one of God’s prophets. The LORD had to remind him not to underestimate what God could do with His help. Jonah needed an attitude adjustment too.

The LORD shared His heart of concern for people with Jonah. He said, “Nineveh has more than a hundred and twenty thousand people who cannot tell their right hand from their left, and many cattle as well. Should I not be concerned about that great city?”

The LORD’s word with Jonah challenges us to share God’s concern for souls, and is a lesson of faith worth remembering.

John Shirk

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