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Be Like My Sunflower

kristi : September 11, 2017 5:16 pm : Kristi Leigh, Staff Pages

Look at this sunflower!  I grew a bunch of them this summer, but this one is the biggest. It truly lives up to the variety’s name: “Mammoth Sunflower”. I am amazed that such a humongous flower–with such a heavy head of seeds and such a woody stalk–can come from such a small seed.

I took a few minutes in the sunshine today to look around my yard. The vegetables in my garden have maxed out the square footage I gave them. The plants in pots on my patio have spilled over the edges.  In just one season, so much has happened!

It reminded me of the verse-of-the-day that popped up in my Bible App earlier this morning:

So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.”   (Colossians 2:6-7 NIV, Spiritual Fullness in Christ)

I made a note in my heart and want to encourage you, too! Continue to live your life in Christ.  Root yourself in Him. Build yourself up by His Word. Strengthen yourself with the testimony of what He has done in your life and for those around you. Let all of that work together to produce the fruit of thankfulness in your heart.

Sometimes I imagine us as plants and God as a gardener. I think of Him taking a look around the flowerbeds when the season is coming to an end, noticing how much we’ve grown and enjoying the fruit and flowers we’ve produced. Personally, I want to be like this sunflower: a bright, strong testimony of God’s goodness and glory.

Kristi Leigh – WJTL DJ

Kristi@WJTL.com

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Praise & Worship Show Playlist

kristi : September 10, 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.

Full Attention

Jeremy Riddle

2007

Full Attention

The Lord is My Shepherd

Jeremy Riddle

2011

Furious

Doxology//Amen

Phil Wickham

2016

Children of God

Joy

Phil Wickham

2011

Response

King of All the Earth

Bryan & Katie Torwalt

2015

Kingdom Come

Let There Be Light

Bryan & Katie Torwalt

2016

Let There Be Light – Single

Sing Out (feat. Chris Quilala) [Live]

Jesus Culture

2015

Unstoppable Love (Live)

Let It Echo (Heaven Fall) [feat. Chris Quilala] [Live]

Jesus Culture

2016

Let It Echo (Live)

I Can Only Imagine

Rita Springer

2002

Effortless

I Believe In You

Rita Springer

2017

Battles

Seas of Crimson (feat. Brian Johnson)

Bethel Music

2015

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

I Wont Forget

Brian Johnson

2017

After All These Years

7:00 A.M.

Wonderful Name

Christy Nockels

2015

Let It Be Jesus

Healing Is In Your Hands

Christy Nockels

2010

Passion: Awakening

Come Thou Fount (Above All Else)

Shane & Shane

2014

The Worship Initiative, Vol. 1

Beautiful Things

Shane & Shane

2014

The Worship Initiative, Vol. 1

The Garden

Kari Jobe

2017

The Garden (Deluxe Edition)

Let Your Glory Fall

Kari Jobe

2017

The Garden (Deluxe Edition)

Our Father (feat. Jenn Johnson)

Bethel Live

2012

For The Sake Of The World

Mention of Your Name

Jenn Johnson

2017

After All These Years

What A Beautiful Name

Hillsong Worship

2017

Let There Be Light

O Praise The Name

Hillsong Worship

2016

Open Heaven River Wild

Everything and Nothing Less (feat. Chris McClarney) [Live]

Jesus Culture

2016

Let It Echo (Live)

God of Miracles (Live)

Chris McClarney

2015

Everything and Nothing Less (Live)

8:00 AM

Heroes

Amanda Cook (of Bethel Music)

2015

Brave New World

I Belong to You (Live)

Bethel Music & Amanda Cook

2014

You Make Me Brave (Live)

You Came (Lazarus)

Jonathan David & Melissa Helser

2017

Beautiful Surrender

No Longer Slaves (feat. Jonathan David & Melissa Helser)

Bethel Music

2015

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

Future / Past

John Mark McMillan

2014

Borderland

King of My Heart

John Mark & Sarah McMillan

2015

You Are the Avalanche – EP

My Victory

Crowder

2016

American Prodigal

This I Know

Crowder

2014

Neon Steeple

Alabaster

Rend Collective

2012

Homemade Worship By Handmade People

10,000 Reasons

Rend Collective Experiment

2013

Campfire

Once For All

Paul Baloche

2016

Your Mercy

I Will Worship You

Paul Baloche

2016

Your Mercy

9:00 A.M.

Resurrecting

Elevation Worship

2016

Here as in Heaven

Yahweh

Elevation Worship

2016

Here as in Heaven

Good Good Father

Housefires

2014

Housefires II

Build My Life

Housefires

2016

Housefires III

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Some Sort Of Rock Show

John Staffieri : September 8, 2017 9:37 pm : John Staffieri, Uncategorized

Here’s your handcrafted playlist for the September 8th/10th episode of Some Sort of Rock Show:

Hour 1

  1. The Coming Storm – Matt Moore
  2. Tear It Up – Kutless
  3. Modern Slave – Sun City
  4. Stereo – Mike Mains & The Branches
  5. Underneath – Zahna
  6. Source of Life – DaysEye
  7. This Is Who We Are – Written in Kings
  8. Hard Love – NEEDTOBREATHE
  9. Safe & Sound – We Were Once
  10. I Give Up – Stellar Kart
  11. The Resistance – Skillet
  12. A Different Kind of Dynamite – Thousand Foot Krutch
  13. Mic Drop – Manic Drive
  14. Nebulous – Manic Drive
  15. Crash – Crossing Fire

Hour 2

  1. Until The Night’s Gone – Graceful Closure
  2. The Lining Is Silver – Relient K
  3. Let Go – Set for the Fall
  4. Tell Me – As We Ascend
  5. Found – Seventh Day Slumber
  6. On My Own – Ashes Remain
  7. Get Down – Finding Favour
  8. Get Down Get Down – KJ-52
  9. Prizm- Pax217
  10. Stronger – Spoken
  11. Don’t Be Long – Army of Bones
  12. Holy Water – Switchfoot
  13. Evil Lies – Gold, Frankincense, & Myrrh
  14. House Of Cards – Manafest
  15. The Broken One – We Are Vessel
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Promise of Hope-New Creation

john : September 8, 2017 4:05 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Promise of Hope is based on Second Corinthians 5:17.

“If anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: the old has gone, the new is here!”

Through faith in Jesus, we are made new. This is evident in various ways.

In relationship with Christ, we have a new mind with a new attitude. Ephesians 4:23 says that we were taught to put off our old self and be made new in the attitude of our minds.

In relationship with Christ, we have a new heart. Ezekiel 11:19 says, “I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them.”

In relationship with Christ, we have a new home. Philippians 3:20 reminds believers that our citizenship is in heaven.

And in relationship with Christ, we have a new start. According to First Peter 1:3, “In his great mercy, he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.”

Becoming a new creation is a promise of hope for those who follow Jesus in the Year of Trust.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Five Fun Free Family Things To Do Sept 8-10, 2017

phredd : September 8, 2017 8:53 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend
September 8-10, 2017

5 Conestoga Herb Guild Herb Fest tomorrow (Saturday September 9) 9am-2pm at the Boettcher House Museum in Landis Woods in Lancaster. Herbal crafts, jams, jellies, baked goods, herbal food and beverage samples, wreath demonstrations, Potpourri, soaps, garlic, garden décor and more. More Info: Conestoga Herb Guild Facebook Page

4 Praise Jam 2017 tonight (Friday Sept. 8) 7pm-9:30pm at Grace Point Church of the Nazarene. Worship teams from local churches including: The Living Room of Ephrata, Grace Point Nazarene of Ephrata, & Grace Community Church of Willow Street. Local non-profit Ministries will also have tables and information available. More Info: www.nazgp.org

3 Community Day at Spring Creek Church of the Brethren of Hershey, tomorrow (Saturday September 9) 3-8pm. Presentations by Zoo America, Firetrucks, Teddy Bear Clinic, Derry K9 Unit, Ice Cream, Games and more. The evening will close with a worship concert. More Info: SpringCreekCOB.org

2 9th Annual Peach Festival tomorrow (Saturday, September 9) 3-6 pm at The Lititz United Methodist Church in Lititz. Jazz music with the “Swing Street” trio, Encore Dance Group, candy scramble, Inflatable Skeeball, Free games, PLUS Peach ice cream, peach cobbler, peach pie, and assorted homemade baked goods. Rain or shine. Proceeds benefit Warwick Release Time! More Info: www.lititzumc.org.

1 Landis Homes Fellowship Day & Community Auction, at Landis Homes, East Oregon Road, Lititz, tomorrow (Saturday, September 9) 8am-2pm. Bounce houses, barrel train rides, petting zoo, face painting, balloons and more. KCB broadcasting live 9am-noon with free goodies like Chick-fil-A cookies, requests, games and more. More Info: Landishomes.org

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Focus On God-Tears of Jesus

john : September 7, 2017 5:12 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

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

There were several times in the Bible when Jesus wept. One of those times was by the gravesite of his good friend Lazarus. John 11:35 records that “Jesus wept.”

Also, in Luke 19:41, as Jesus approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it. He saw the devastation that was coming to that city because the people failed to recognize the time of God’s visitation.

Jesus was a man of sorrows. In these two examples, we see Jesus shedding tears in the death of a friend and the coming tragedy of those who would reject Him. He sympathizes with us in our grief, and He cares for the lost. His tears reveal the genuine expression of His love for people.

The tears of Jesus are reasons to trust in God for today and forever.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Praise & Worship Show Playlist

kristi : September 3, 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. 

Sound of Melodies

Leeland

2006

Sound of Melodies

My Soul Sings

Delirious

2008

Kingdom Of Comfort

Letting Go (feat. Steffany Frizzell Gretzinger)

Bethel Music

2013

Tides

Great I Am (feat. Jared Anderson)

New Life Worship

2011

You Hold It All

Spirit of God

Planetshakers

2015

Outback Worship Sessions

Your Glory / Nothing But the Blood (Live)

All Sons & Daughters

2013

Live

Remember

Passion

2016

Salvations Tide Is Rising

Beauty For Ashes (Live)

Chris McClarney

2015

Everything and Nothing Less (Live)

Restoration

David Brymer

Unceasing

Redeemed

Big Daddy Weave

2012

Love Come To Life

Forever And A Day

Anthony Skinner

2004

Forever And A Day

7:00 a.m.

This Is Amazing Grace

Jeremy Riddle

2012

Bethel Live: For The Sake Of The World

I Will Worship You

Paul Baloche

2016

Your Mercy

I Will Exalt (feat. Amanda Cook) [Live]

Bethel Live

2011

Be Lifted High (Deluxe Edition) [Live]

Where You Are

Leeland

2014

Christ Be All Around Me

Find You On My Knees

Kari Jobe

2013

Where I Find You

Touch The Sky

Hillsong United

2015

Empires

Oh Blessed (feat. Anthony Skinner)

Stu Garrard

2017

Beatitudes

If You Say Go

Rita Springer

2006

Vineyard – Sweetly Broken

I Will Run

Jason Morant

2006

Open

Heart Runs

John Mark McMillan

2014

Borderland

8:00 a.m.

Create In Me

Rend Collective

2014

The Art of Celebration

After Your Heart

Phil Wickham

2007

Cannons

We Are Hungry

Jesus Culture

2011

Jesus Culture Awakening: Live From Chicago

Thirsty (Live)

Chris McClarney

2015

Everything and Nothing Less (Live)

One Thirst and Hunger

Jeremy Riddle

2011

Furious

Overcome

Elevation Worship

2017

There Is a Cloud

Psalm 66 (You Are Great)

Robbie Seay Band

2015

Psalms LP

Great Are You Lord

All Sons & Daughters

2014

All Sons & Daughters

What A Beautiful Name

Hillsong Worship

2017

Let There Be Light

Mention of Your Name

Jenn Johnson

2017

After All These Years

Defender

Rita Springer

2017

Battles

10,000 Reasons

Rend Collective Experiment

2013

Campfire

9:00 a.m.

Forever (Live)

Bethel Music & Kari Jobe

2014

You Make Me Brave (Live)

This I Believe (The Creed)

Hillsong Worship

2014

No Other Name

Once For All

Paul Baloche

2016

Your Mercy

Here Is Love

Matt Redman

2004

Passion: Hymns Ancient and Modern

I Know Who You Are

Planetshakers

2016

Momentum

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Some Sort Of Rock Show

John Staffieri : September 1, 2017 9:34 pm : John Staffieri

Here’s your handcrafted playlist for the September 1st/3rd episode of Some Sort of Rock Show:

09.01-03.17

Hour 1

  1. House of Cards – Manafest
  2. Light Up the Sky – Thousand Foot Krutch
  3. Mic Drop – Manic Drive
  4. Get Down Get Down – KJ-52
  5. The Coming Storm – Matt Moore
  6. Lights Out – Silverline
  7. Evil Lies – Gold, Frankincense, & Myrrh
  8. Live Again – torndown
  9. Crash – Crossing Fire
  10. Come Alive – Attaboy
  11. This Is Who We Are – Written in Kings
  12. Grindin’ – NF
  13. Don’t Be Long – Army of Bones
  14. Promise – Delirious

Hour 2

  1. Bring Me to the Water – Everything New
  2. The River – Decyfer Down
  3. Stronger – Spoken
  4. The One – Disciple
  5. Holding On – Sun City
  6. Say It Like You Mean It – Switchfoot
  7. Get Down – Finding Favour
  8. Shouting Grounds – Crowder
  9. Memoir – Audio Adrenaline
  10. Until The Night’s Gone – Graceful Closure
  11. Tell Me – As We Ascend
  12. Back From the Dead – Skillet
  13. The Broken One – We Are Vessel
  14. Found – Seventh Day Slumber
  15. Source of Life – DaysEye

 

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Life At The Crossroads-Noticing The Need

john : September 1, 2017 3:42 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – For today’s Life at the Crossroads Moment, loving God with our eyes.

The dominant news story this week has been the historic storm in Texas and Louisiana. Houston has been particularly hard hit. The widespread flooding and devastation is unimaginable.

People will typically respond to storms of this magnitude in different ways. There are the looters-People who steal and vandalize vacant buildings. There are the spectators-those who watch what is going on from a distance. And there are the heroes-the rescue workers, the aid workers, those who contribute financial resources to relieve human suffering. We see those different kinds of people in the story of the Good Samaritan.

A man was on the road to Jericho. He was robbed and beaten up by thieves. There were religious leaders who saw him lying on the side of the road, and walked right by him. They were the spectators. And then there was the Good Samaritan. And he shows us how we can love God with our eyes. “He came to where the man was, and when he saw him, he took pity on him. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine.” Then he took him to a motel and took care of him. And he took care of this man’s expenses too. This Good Samaritan noticed the need and did something about it.

So, when we see human suffering, whether we are watching this situation unfold on our TV screens in Texas, or a neighbor who is grieving the loss of a loved one, we have a decision to make, as to how we respond. Compassion will prompt us to do something helpful. The Good Samaritan was the example of someone who loved their neighbor as himself. Luke 10 gives us wisdom for turning to God at the crossroads of life.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Five Fun Free Family Things To Do September 1-3, 2017

phredd : September 1, 2017 9:53 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend
September 1-3, 2017

5 That Pet Show tomorrow (Saturday, Sept 2) noon-1pm at That Fish Place – That Pet Place, Centerville Road, Lancaster. Reptiles, amphibians, small pets and more! Learn about animal diet, habitat, communication, adaptation, and more! The free show is hosted by animal expert Stacy Davis. More Info: ThatPetPlace.com

4 First Friday Lancaster in Downtown Lancaster tonight (Friday, September 1)  5-9pm.  Art galleries, studios, museums, music, and more in downtown Lancaster.   More Info: VisitLancasterCity.com

3 Hammel Associates Architects in Lancaster First Friday Lego Building Party tonight (Friday, September 1) from 5-8:30pm at their offices on Grant Street in Lancaster. Architectural, Trains, Freestyle, Connects, Creator – more than 40,000 bricks, plates and specialty pieces to build with. More Info:  Hammelarch.com

2 Hospice & Community Care Labor Day Auction, tomorrow (Saturday) Sunday and Monday (September 2-4) at the Solanco Fairgrounds in Quarryville beginning at 7:30am each day. Art, Plants, Quilts, Food and more. The event is free, proceeds from the auction benefit local Hospice & Community Care. More Info: labordayauction.org

1 30th Annual Heart of Lancaster Arts & Crafts Show tomorrow (Saturday) & Sunday (September 2 & 3) 10am-4pm at Roots Country Market, Graystone Road, Manheim. Over 200 Exhibitors and over 50 demonstrations. Live music by Susquehanna Pipes and Drums. More Info: hlcshow.com

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