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Reflections Of An Memorable Day

john : July 11, 2017 5:41 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Recently, my wife and I attended a funeral service and a wedding reception on the same day. It was the first time I had ever done that, and there was a wide range of emotions that we shared that day-from the tears of sadness at the funeral to the music on the dance floor at the wedding reception.

Ecclesiastes 7:2 says, “It is better to go to a house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting, for death is the destiny of everyone, the living should take this to heart.”

I thought about that verse that day. I was glad for the experience of the wedding reception for it was a celebration of life, and a celebration of committed love. There is real joy in that kind of celebration.

But the funeral was also a celebration of life, remembering someone’s faithfulness to the Lord, and someone’s special qualities that added joy to our lives while they lived. That person was my mother-in-law, and she will be missed.

Among the sympathy cards we received, one person noted how at the service, they were challenged with some legacy questions. After I am gone, how will I be remembered? Will I be remembered as someone who loved the Lord and loved my family? These are some of the ways that attending the house of mourning can help us make the most of the opportunities that God gives us with our window of time on this earth.

Ecclesiastes 7:2 gives us wisdom for turning to God at the crossroads of life.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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5 FUN FREE FAMILY Things to do this Weekend

lisa : July 7, 2017 9:06 am : Lisa Landis, Staff Pages

5.  Free First Fridays for Families at the Lancaster Science Factory tonight from 5-8pm.  Visitors  receive free access to more than 60 interactive exhibits relating to science, technology, engineering and math, as well as demonstrations and activities in the “Science Cafe,” thanks to donations from PPL Electric Utilities. For more information: lancastersciencefactory.org.

4. The  Bible Truck Museum and Exhibit on display Friday, Saturday & Sunday from 12:00 – 9:00 PM at the Harrisburg Mall in Harrisburg.  It will be parked in the parking lot outside Bass Pro Shops. Guided tours will take place every half hour. It features information on how the Bible was written, distributed and translated, and offers various examples of ancient and modern Bibles. An outdoor planetarium will also be on site.  Admission is Free. Fore more information harrisburgbibletruck.com.

3.  Rural Life Festival on Saturday, July 8th from 9am-3pm at Newburg United Methodist Church in Newburg.  Spend a day in the past with displays of antique farm machinery, small engines, working steam engine, and demonstrations of old-time farm and kitchen chores — grain thrashing, blacksmith, sheep shearing, log hewing, scrapple and butter-making. In addition, there will be many activities for children, an auction, and an abundance of food, including fresh apple cider, kettle cooked sassafras tea, black bean kettle soup, chicken barbecue and ice cream. Free admission and parking.  For more information 717-423-6223 or shipsaves.com.

2.  New Bloomfield Fire Company Carnival July 7th & 8th at 5:15pm at the New Bloomfield Fire Company. Delicious foods, thrilling rides and a family-friendly atmosphere. Free admission and free parking. For more information (717) 582-2144 or visit the New Bloomfield Volunteer Fire Company Facebook page.

1. Celebrate tomatoes at the 59th Annual Washington Boro Tomato Festival featuring live entertainment, carnival games, prizes, and food.  Held at Washington Boro Community Park the festival offers free admission for all.  The annual festival is this Saturday evening and next Saturday evening, July 16th from 5-9.  Food starts at 4.  Visit the Washington Boro Tomato Festival Facebook page. 

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Focus On God-Jesus as Our Teacher

john : July 5, 2017 6:31 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Trust, today’s Focus on God examines Jesus as our Teacher.

According to John 13:13, Jesus was recognized as a Teacher. He said to His disciples, “You call me, ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet.”

He was teaching His disciples about humble service to one another. He taught by His words, and He taught by example. Sometimes, it takes some time for Jesus’ disciples to learn the lesson plans of faith. But as we keep our ears tuned into His teachings we will find over time that we are starting to apply those lesson plans into our lives, and He is preparing us for productive service. In Luke 6:40, Jesus said, “The student is not above the teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like their teacher.” That is the hope that we have as we follow Jesus. He will train us to become more like Him.

Knowing Jesus as our Teacher is a reason to trust in God for today and forever.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Praise & Worship Show Playlist

kristi : July 2, 2017 6:00 am : Kristi Leigh, music, Staff Pages

 

Today we reflect on—and celebrate–our liberty in Christ.  It’s a Freedom & Fire(works) themed playlist!

Happy Independence Day—we are free indeed! 

Kristi Leigh – WJTL DJ
Kristi@WJTL.com

Song Title

Artist

Year

Album

6:00 a.m.

Calling On Fire

Bellarive

2014

Before There Was

Like a Fire (feat. Steffany Gretzinger)

Sean Feucht

2016

The Things We Did at First

All-Consuming Fire (Live)

Leeland

2014

Christ Be All Around Me – Live

You Are The Fire

Michael W. Smith

2014

Sovereign

Chainbreaker

Charlie Hall

2008

The Bright Sadness

Set a Fire (Live)

Jesus Culture

2012

Live from New York (with Martin Smith) [Live]

Fires

Matt Redman

2011

10,000 Reasons

Obsession

Delirious?

2001

Deeper – The D:finitive Worship Experience

Free

Jeremy Camp

2013

Reckless

We Are Free

Aaron Shust

2012

This Is What We Believe

Set Free (feat. Matt Redman)

Chris Tomlin

2011

Passion: Here For You

Forgiven

Crowder

2017

American Prodigal

7:00 a.m.

Break Every Chain

Jesus Culture & Kristene Di Marco

2011

Jesus Culture Awakening: Live From Chicago

King of My Heart

John Mark & Sarah McMillan

2015

You Are the Avalanche – EP

Love Like Fire

Hillsong Worship

2010

A Beautiful Exchange

It Was For Freedom

New Life Worship

2011

You Hold It All

All Consuming Fire (Live)

Chris McClarney

2015

Everything and Nothing Less (Live)

Catch the Wind (feat. Melissa Helser)

Bethel Music

2017

Starlight (Live)

I Am Set Free

All Sons & Daughters

2012

Season One

Refiners Fire

Brian Doerksen

2011

Songs 4 Worship Ultimate

Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)

Chris Tomlin

2007

Music Inspired By The Motion Picture Amazing Grace

This Is Living (feat. Lecrae)

Hillsong Young & Free

2015

This Is Living

No Longer Slaves 

Bethel Music

2015

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

We Are The Free

Matt Redman

2011

10,000 Reasons

8:00 a.m.

Freedom Reigns (feat. Kim Walker-Smith)

Jesus Culture

2010

Come Away

Chains

Bellarive

2014

Before There Was

Lift Your Head Weary Sinner (Chains)

Crowder

2014

Neon Steeple

No Chains On Me

Chris Tomlin

2010

And If Our God Is For Us

Freedom Song

Christy Nockels

2015

Let It Be Jesus

Burning Ones

Jesus Culture

2011

Jesus Culture Awakening: Live From Chicago

Break Free

Hillsong United

2006

All Of The Above

Burn Like A Star

Rend Collective

2014

The Art of Celebration

Burning In My Soul

Brett Younker

2013

Passion: Let The Future Begin

Freedom (feat. William Matthews)

Bethel Live

2012

For The Sake Of The World

I Am Free

Jared Anderson

2007

51 Must Have Modern Worship Hits

Sweetness Of Freedom

Citizens

2014

Citizens

God Ablaze

Charlie Hall

2010

The Rising

9:00 a.m.

Christ Has Set Me Free

Rend Collective

2012

Homemade Worship By Handmade People

Consuming Fire

Tim Hughes

2009

Happy Day

Fire Never Sleeps (with Martin Smith)

Jesus Culture

2012

Live from New York (with Martin Smith) [Live]

Set Me Ablaze (feat. Katie Torwalt)

Jesus Culture

2016

Let It Echo (Live)

America (feat. Matt Redman)

Chris Tomlin

2000

Passion: One Day Live

Praise Like Fireworks

Rend Collective Experiment

2013

Campfire

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Some Sort Of Rock Show

John Staffieri : June 30, 2017 11:11 pm : John Staffieri

Here’s your Handcrafted Playlist for the June 30th/July 2nd Episode:

Hour 1

  1. This Is Who We Are – Written in Kings
  2. Breaking Out – Sumerlin
  3. The Bigger Picture – Adelaide
  4. Satisfied – House of Heroes
  5. Pretty Little Phase – Hearts Like Lions
  6. The Window – Thrice
  7. Holding On – Sun City
  8. Until We Feel Alive – Lybecker
  9. Grindin’ (feat. Marty) – NF
  10. Ayo! – Andy Mineo
  11. Erase – Disciple
  12. Live Again – torndown
  13. Until The Night’s Gone – Graceful Closure
  14. Out Of This World – Family Force 5
  15. The Truth – I Am Spartacus

Hour 2

  1. Shouting Grounds – Crowder
  2. Nothing Left to Lose – PIONEER
  3. The Broken One – We Are Vessel
  4. Take It Out On Me – Thousand Foot Krutch
  5. Dying Inside – Facing Fire
  6. Back From the Dead – Skillet
  7. Where the Light Shines Through – Switchfoot
  8. Song of Deliverance – Zach Williams
  9. Wake Up Call – Relient K
  10. Safe & Sound – We Were Once
  11. Tell Me – As We Ascend
  12. Beautiful Lie – Decyfer Down
  13. Say It Again – XXI
  14. The Resistance – Anberlin
  15. Shadows – The Afters
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Praise & Worship Show Playlist

kristi : June 25, 2017 6:00 am : Kristi Leigh, music, Staff Pages

Kristi Leigh – WJTL DJ

Kristi@WJTL.com

Song Title

Artist

Year

Album

6:00 a.m.

The Ocean

Matt Papa

2013

Look & Live

Open Skies

David Crowder Band

2004

Illuminate

All My Fountains

Chris Tomlin

2011

Passion: Here For You

In the Garden (There Is None Like You)

Watermark

2006

A Grateful People

The Garden

Kari Jobe

2017

The Garden (Deluxe Edition)

Sailing On A Ship

Phil Wickham

2007

Cannons

Seas of Crimson (Live)

Bethel Music & Brian Johnson

2015

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

Did You Feel the Mountains Tremble? 

Jesus Culture

2011

Live from New York (with Martin Smith) [Live]

You Hold It All (Every Mountain)

Newsboys

2016

Love Riot

Catch the Wind (Live)

Bethel Music & Melissa Helser

2017

Starlight (Live)

Soar

Meredith Andrews

2015

Soar

7:00 a.m.

Oceans Will Part

Hillsong

2006

Mighty To Save

God Moves In A Mysterious Way

Jeremy Riddle

2007

Full Attention

Here Is Our King (Live Version)

David Crowder

2005

Passion: How Great Is Our God

Beautiful Things

Shane & Shane

2014

The Worship Initiative, Vol. 1

My Lighthouse

Rend Collective

2014

The Art Of Celebration

Grace Like Rain

Plumbline

2006

Louder Than the World: Burn II

Hallelujahs

Chris Rice

Deep Enough To Dream

Fields Of Grace

Big Daddy Weave

2003

Fields Of Grace

Heaven Song

Phil Wickham

2009

Heaven & Earth (Bonus Track Version)

Hallelujah Jesus

Evan Wickham

2005

Mysterious Things

How Great Thou Art

Paul Baloche

2007

Our God Saves

Let Me Feel You Shine

David Crowder Band

2011

Give Us Rest-A Requiem Mass In C

Touch The Sky

Hillsong United

2015

Empires

Indescribable

Chris Tomlin

2004

Arriving

8:00 a.m.

Holy Roar

Christy Nockels

2000

Passion: The Road To One Day

Wide As the Sky (Live)

Matt Redman

2013

Your Grace Finds Me (Live)

Sky Spills Over

Michael W. Smith

2014

Sovereign

Sky High

Tim Hughes

2015

Pocketful of Faith

Mountaintop

The City Harmonic

2012

I Have A Dream (It Feels Like Home)

Shine a Light

Elevation Worship

2016

Here as in Heaven

Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)

Hillsong United

2013

Zion

Light Will Shine

Hillsong United

2011

Aftermath

The Ascension

Phil Wickham

2013

The Ascension

Ascend (feat. William Matthews)

Bethel Music

2013

Tides

Mt. Zion (feat. Jonathan David Helser)

Cageless Bird

2014

Live At Home

Mountain

Hillsong Worship

2014

No Other Name

9:00 a.m.

Heaven Meets Earth

All Sons & Daughters

2016

Poets & Saints

Ocean

Ten Shekel Shirt

2001

Much

Heaven & Earth

Hillsong Worship

2014

No Other Name

Starmaker (High Above the Earth)

Phil Wickham

2016

Children of God

Love Shine Through

Tim Hughes

2011

Love Shine Through

Joyful, Joyful

Laura Hackett

2010

Joy (LIVE)

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Five Fun Free Family Things To Do June 23-25, 2017

phredd : June 23, 2017 8:53 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend
June 23-25, 2017

5 The 4th annual Civil War Living History Encampment of the 2nd Pennsylvania Cavalry/59th Regiment Volunteer Company D, today (Friday, June 23) noon-4pm tomorrow (Saturday, June 24) 10am-3pm and Sunday (June 25) noon to 4pm. The living history event happens on the grounds of the Robert Fulton Birthplace, Robert Fulton Highway, in Quarryville. Visitors to the grounds will be immersed in American history during the 1860s.
Soldiers and citizens of the era will recount stories, demonstrate skills, and re-enact daily life, both on and off the battlefield. The event is free, but donations are appreciated, and benefit the Solanco Historical Society and the Robert Fulton Birthplace. More Info: SouthernLancasterHistory.org

4 Carousel Organ and Calliope display and concert at Shupp’s Grove Antique Market, Adamstown, tomorrow (Saturday, June 24) and Sunday (June 25) 7am-4pm. The Carousel Organ Society of America will have large Carousel Organs, Calliopes and Han-Cranked Music Boxes on display throughout the market. A Carousel Organ and Calliope Concert will be Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 1pm. More Info: ShuppsGrove.com

3 All Aboard: A Salute to the Great American Railroad: A free 30 minute show about trains for kids and their families, tomorrow (Saturday, June 24) at The Barn at The Red Caboose Motel in Ronks, PA. Showtimes are 10:30, 11:30, 1:30 & 2:30. Railroad songs, a choo-choo conga-line, giveaways and even a sing-a-long. More Info: RedCabooseMotel.com

2 Free Community Day tomorrow (Saturday June 24) from 10am-4pm at Word of Grace Church, Eckman Road in Lancaster. Tethered hot air balloon rides, bounce houses, barrel train, firefighter games, kids’ craft station, and more. More Info: wordofgracepa.com

1 Central Penn Parent Lancaster Family Festival tomorrow (Sat. June 24) from 10am-3pm at Long’s Park in Lancaster. This FREE event will feature music and stage performances, a petting zoo and pony rides, Atomic bounce houses, story time corner, Super Hero Parade, and lots of exhibitors with child-friendly activities. More Info: FamilyFavoritesFestival.com/Lancaster

 

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Praise & Worship Show Playlist

kristi : June 18, 2017 6:00 am : Kristi Leigh, music, Staff Pages

Kristi Leigh – WJTL DJ

Kristi@WJTL.com

Song Title

Artist

Year

Album

6:00 a.m.

Abba Father (feat. Kari Jobe)

Klaus

2008

Glory

Praise the Father, Praise the Son

Chris Tomlin

2008

Hello Love

Father, Spirit, Jesus

Casting Crowns

2005

LIfesong

Father Let Me Dedicate

Matt Redman

2004

Passion: Hymns Ancient and Modern

Audience of One

Big Daddy Weave

2002

One and Only

Extravagant

Meredith Andrews

2016

Deeper (Deluxe Edition)

Our God Saves

Paul Baloche

2007

Our God Saves

Hallowed Father

Jeremy Riddle

2007

Full Attention

One And Only (feat. Jonathan McCarthy)

LCBC Worship

2017

We Are Lives

Salvation (feat. Charlie Hall)

Passion

2006

The Best of Passion (So Far)

Father

Hillsong United

2011

Aftermath

Our Father (Live)

Jared Anderson

2014

All the Saints: Live from the CentricWorship Retreat, No. 1

Jesus, Son Of God (feat. Christy Nockels)

Chris Tomlin

2013

Burning Lights

7:00 a.m.

Father of Lights

Jesus Culture

2011

Jesus Culture Awakening: Live From Chicago

Our Father (feat. Jenn Johnson)

Bethel Live

2012

For The Sake Of The World

Father You Are All We Need

Citizens & Saints

2014

Join the Triumph

Abba, Father

Sovereign Grace Music

2012

From Age To Age

Our Father

Hillsong Worship

2014

No Other Name

Good Good Father

Chris Tomlin

2015

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Close (Live)

Hillsong Young & Free

2013

We Are Young & Free (Live)

Risen King

Sisterbrother

2011

SisterBrother

You Made Us Your Own

Sovereign Grace Music

2009

Sons And Daughters

No Longer Slaves

Bethel Music

2015

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

Children of God

Phil Wickham

2016

Children of God

How Deep The Fathers Love For Us

Joy Williams

2004

WOW Worship

8:00 a.m.

The Fathers Heart

Hillsong Worship

2010

A Beautiful Exchange

Strong God

Meredith Andrews

2013

Worth It All

This Is Amazing Grace

Jeremy Riddle

2012

Bethel Live: For The Sake Of The World

My Fathers World

Jadon Lavik

2008

Roots Run Deep

Psalm 66 (You Are Great)

Robbie Seay Band

2015

Psalms LP

The Fathers Love

Sovereign Grace Music

2009

Sons And Daughters

On Earth As It Is In Heaven 

Chris McClarney

2015

Everything and Nothing Less (Live)

Children Of Light

Kristian Stanfill

2013

Passion: Let The Future Begin

Joyful, Joyful

Laura Hackett

2010

Joy (LIVE)

This I Believe

Hillsong Worship

2015

No Other Name

Abba Father

Planetshakers

2014

This Is Our Time (Live) [Deluxe Edition]

Who You Are (feat. Jenn Johnson)

Bethel Live

2012

For The Sake Of The World

9:00 a.m.

The Fathers Song

Matt Redman

2005

Blessed Be Your Name (The Songs of Matt Redman, Vol. 1)

Doxology

Stars Go Dim

2017

Stars Go Dim

Your Love Is Strong

Jon Foreman

2008

Limbs and Branches

Everlasting Father

Elevation Worship

2014

Only King Forever

Spirit Break Out (Live)

Kim Walker-Smith

2015

Still Believe (Live)

All Gods Children

Delirious

2008

Kingdom Of Comfort

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Focus on God-Our Heavenly Father

john : June 16, 2017 4:39 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Trust, today’s Focus on God examines the phrase, “Our Father in heaven.”

According to Matthew 6:9, Jesus taught us to pray, “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.”

When earthly fathers are not loving examples for us, this is sometimes a difficult description to accept. However, other passages of Scripture lay out God’s design for fatherhood.

The Apostle Paul wrote in First Thessalonians 2:11 and 12, “You know how we dealt with each of you as a father deals with his own children, encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory.” And Hebrews 12:10 tells us that God disciplines us for our good, in order that we may share in his holiness.”

God’s grace moves us to embrace Him as our Heavenly Father. In the process of knowing Him this way, He brings out the best in us.

Having God as our Heavenly Father is a reason to trust in God for today and forever.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Five Fun Free Family Things To Do June 16-18,2017

phredd : June 16, 2017 8:52 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend
June 16-18, 2017

5 Thunder on The River tomorrow (Saturday, June 17) 10am-2pm on Locust Street in Columbia. Vintage Cars, Oldies Music, kids area, Admission is free but bring canned goods for Columbia Food Bank. More Info: PaRiverTowns.com

4 The Music For Everyone Festival at Kitchen Kettle Village, Old Philadelphia Pike in Gordonville, tomorrow (Saturday, June 17) 10am-6pm A wide variety of music, concerts, street acts, and more. Music For Everyone is a Lancaster based non-profit dedicated to raising awareness and resources to strengthen the role music plays in local schools and communities. More Info: KitchenKettle.com

3 The National Civil War Museum in Harrisburg Summer, Community Free day tomorrow (Saturday, June 17) from 9am-4pm. Visitors can enjoy activities, including firing demonstrations of U.S. Artillery; Frederick Morsell portraying Frederick Douglass in “The Christiana Affairs and Abolitionism in Central Pennsylvania;” Exhibits, talks, Civil War Period clothing and coloring stations. More Info: NationalCivilWarMuseum.org

2 Allegro Orchestra Lancaster in concert Sunday (June 18) 7:30pm at Long’s Park Amphitheater as part of the Free Longs’ Park Summer Concert Series. The mission of Allegro Orchestra Lancaster is to expand the appreciation and love for classical music across multiple generations in Lancaster County by making great music accessible in new, friendly and playful ways. More Info. LongsPark.org

1 Intercourse Heritage Days, today, tomorrow and Sunday (June 16-18) at Intercourse Community Park. petting zoo. candy drop, antique tractor show, fire truck demonstration, fireworks and more! The Together Initiative’s 6th annual Together Run Ride Walk activities also happening for people of all ages. More Info: IntercourseHeritageDays.com

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