It’s that time again. Youth Group Night is back and we’re reloading the CD stash because this go-around we’re ready to have fun!
Once a month, two local youth groups will spend a Thursday evening at The Junction Center — the home of WJTL. You will learn about radio production, rate music, and talk OnAir with Radio Friend Phil!
But that’s not all… Youth Group Night concludes with Chick-fil-A sandwiches and cookies. Plus you’ll leave with your very own YGN T-shirt designed by Walk In Love.
Youth Group Night is sponsored by Refreshing Mountain – A Christ Centered Retreat & Adventure Center in Northern Lancaster County.
To enter a youth group, click the link and fill out the required information.
JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Relationship-Building Principle comes from First Thessalonians 5:14.
“We urge you, brothers and sisters, warn those who are idle and disruptive, encourage the disheartened, help the weak, be patient with everyone.”
These instructions remind us to meet people at their point of need. To do this, we need sensitivity and wisdom in the way we relate with people. Some people are in a stage of life where they need a thoughtful challenge to motivate them to put their faith into action. Others have put their faith into action, and have endured hardship for their faithfulness to God. Knowing someone’s story gives us insight into how we can come alongside that person to be a helpful friend.
There is one quality that everyone needs-patience. That is because we are all in process. We are wise to give people time and opportunity to grow into the person that God is calling them to be.
Wisdom and Sensitivity are vital relationship-building principles to take to heart in the Year of Connection.
RADIO FRIEND PHIL- Hello! WJTL needs your help. Please rate some of the new songs that we are playing. Take the survey here: http://www.radiotraks.com/wjtl081715/index.asp?js=1
Here’s your playlist for the BIG August 16th, 2015 show:
Heartbeat – The Exchange
Drops In The Ocean – Hawk Nelson
Mercy – Ravenhill
Glory – Remedy Drive
Stranger – Hearts Like Lions
Breathe Again (Ft. Matty Mullins) – Spoken
Something to Say – The Red Airplanes
Rebuild Your Love – The Great Transparency
Your Love Is Enough – Jon Foreman
Lifeline – The Lasting Hope
Live On Forever – The Afters
My Hope – Revive
Lightning – Fireflight
Attitude – Fireflight
It Was You – The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
Angels & Demons – Disciple
Satisfy – Found in the Fury
Without A Fight – Lybecker
Nothing Left to Lose – PIONEER
Feel It – TobyMac
Gameface – KJ-52
Aftermath – Fever Fever
Brother – NEEDTOBREATHE
Carried Away – Between Thieves tbt 1997
Broken Lines – Foreverlin
American Noise – Skillet
Skeleton – LoveLike Violence
Take a Bow – Flagship Armada Closer Look
What Matters – Embers In Ashes
Adam’s Son – Rhett Walker Band
Never Looking Back – 7TH Surrender
|All Because of the Cross||Paul Baloche||The Same Love||2012|
|Before the Throne of God Above||Shane & Shane||Pages||2007|
|Here Is Love (feat. Brian Johnson)||Bethel Live||Here Is Love||2009|
|At Your Name (Forever)||Tim Hughes||Love Shine Through||2011|
|I’ll Always Love You||Phil Wickham||Heaven & Earth (Bonus Track Version)||2009|
|Emmanuel||Martin Smith||Back To The Start||2014|
|More And More Of You (feat. Richie Fike, Jonathan Lee, Jennie Riddle)||Worship Mob|
|Holy Spirit (Live)||Jesus Culture||Live from New York (with Martin Smith) [Live]||2012|
|All The Poor And Powerless||All Sons & Daughters||Season One||2012|
|Psalm 3 (A Shield About Me)||Robbie Seay Band||Psalms LP||2015|
|Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)||Hillsong United||Zion||2013|
|Your Grace Finds Me||Matt Redman||Your Grace Finds Me||2013|
|Ever Lifting||Christy Nockels||Into The Glorious||2012|
|Oh How I Need You||All Sons & Daughters||The Longing||2012|
|Mt. Zion||Cageless Birds & Jonathan David Helser||Live At Home||2014|
|Lift Your Head Weary Sinner (Chains)||Crowder||Neon Steeple||2014|
|Sky Spills Over||Michael W. Smith||Sovereign||2014|
|No Longer Slaves (Live)||Bethel Music, Jonathan David & Melissa Helser||We Will Not Be Shaken (Live) [Deluxe Edition]||2015|
|Nothing But The Blood||Andy Cherry||Nothing Left To Fear||2012|
|Jesus Paid It All||Kristian Stanfill||Passion: Everything Glorious||2006|
|Whom Shall I Fear (God Of Angel Armies)||Chris Tomlin||Burning Lights||2012|
|You Make Me Brave (feat. Amanda Cook)||Bethel Music||You Make Me Brave (Live)||2014|
|You Never Let Go||Matt Redman||Passion: Everything Glorious||2006|
|Children Of Light||Kristian Stanfill||Passion: Let The Future Begin||2013|
|Crown Him (Majesty) (feat. Kari Jobe)||Chris Tomlin||Burning Lights||2013|
|Ever Be (feat. Kalley Heiligenthal)||Bethel Music||We Will Not Be Shaken (Live) [Deluxe Edition]||2015|
|Back To The Start (Gods Great Dance Floor)||Martin Smith||Gods Great Dance Floor Step 1||2013|
|Alive||Hillsong Young & Free||We Are Young & Free||2013|
|God Of Our Salvation||Phil Wickham||Response||2011|
|Heartbeats||Hillsong UNITED||Zion (Deluxe Edition)||2013|
|Made New||Lincoln Brewster||Oxygen||2014|
|Don’t Ever Stop (feat. Chris Tomlin) [Live]||Passion||Passion: Take It All (Deluxe Edition / Live)||2014|
|This Is Amazing Grace||Jeremy Riddle||Bethel Live: For The Sake Of The World||2012|
|Unstoppable God||Elevation Worship||Wake Up The Wonder||2015|
|Happy Day||Tim Hughes||Holding Nothing Back||2007|
|Set a Fire (Live)||Jesus Culture||Live from New York (with Martin Smith) [Live]||2012|
|Joyful (The One Who Saves)||Brenton Brown||Joyful||2010|
|Create In Me||Rend Collective||The Art of Celebration||2014|
|Glorious Day (Living He Loved Me)||Casting Crowns||Until The Whole World Hears||2010|
|You Have Been So Good (feat. Sara Groves)||Paul Baloche||A Greater Song||2006|
|Nothing Holding Me Back||Bryan & Katie Torwalt||Here On Earth||2011|
|10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)||Matt Redman||10,000 Reasons||2012|
|Great Are You Lord||All Sons & Daughters||All Sons & Daughters||2014|
|Forever (Live)||Bethel Music & Kari Jobe||You Make Me Brave (Live)||2014|
|Let It Be Jesus (feat. Passion)||Christy Nockels||Passion: Take It All (Deluxe Edition)||2014|
|My Heart Is Yours (feat. Passion)||Kristian Stanfill||Passion: Take It All||2014|
|Heart Runs||John Mark McMillan||Borderland||2014|
|Jesus, We Love You (Live)||Bethel Music & Paul McClure||We Will Not Be Shaken (Live) [Deluxe Edition]||2015|
Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend – August 14-16
5. 4th Annual Back To School Fun Day at Winterstown United Methodist Church near Felton (South of York) tomorrow (Saturday, August 15) from 10am-1pm. Inflatable rides, games, wagon rides, face painting and food. Backpacks and school supplies will be given away while they last to all elementary and preschool children. The York Revolution mascot “Downtown” will be on hand. Pre-registration is encouraged but not necessary. More Info: www.winterstownumc.org
4. Back-to-school FREE All-You-Can-Shop event at Pleasureville United Methodist Church, North Sherman St. in York, tomorrow (Saturday, August 15) 9am–2pm. This annual back-to-school event offers a range of men, women’s, baby, youth, children’s clothing and accessories for FREE. Bring your bags and fill them! Leave your wallets at home. More Info: Pleasurevilleumc.org
3. Free Outdoor Worship Night at Marietta Community Chapel 1125 River Road, Sunday (August 16) at 6pm. featuring Vibrations Dance Ministry, a lyrical dance group for girls K-12, Matt Wheeler music, ice cream, and worship. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. More Info: (717)426-4584
2. Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum Henry K Landis Birthday Party. Sunday (Aug. 16) from Noon-4pm. Immerse yourself in the year 1865 and join in the celebration of the museum founder’s birth! Roam the grounds and interact with re-enactors, learn to dance a reel, take in a lecture about what was happening in the world in 1865, take a wagon ride, play some games, learn about historic food, and enjoy a piece of birthday cake in Henry K. Landis’s honor. Free admission. More Info: www.landisvalleymuseum.org
1. Palmyra Public Library and Flightpath Sports Park will host an end of the summer party tomorrow (Saturday, August 15) from 9am-1pm at Palmyra Public Library and throughout Flightpath Sports. This is a wrap up celebration of the Summer Reading Program, “Every Hero has a Story”. Activities will include a Bounce House,superhero themed photo booth, crafts, games, face painting, and more. KCB broadcasting live 9am-noon. The event is free, however there will be a fee for some of the activities. Dress up as your favorite superhero. There will be a superhero parade at noon. Food trucks will be available from the Twistin’ Pig, 3J’s Coffee House, the Mad Dash Grilled Cheese Truck, and more. More Info: http://lclibs.org/palmyra/
JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Relationship-Building Principle comes from First Corinthians 12:21-23.
The church is compared to a body, with various functions of the body working together for a common purpose. Trouble begins when we start making comparisons with other parts of the body. If we respond with superior thoughts that we are more important than other parts, the unity breaks down. The Apostle Paul wanted to stop that from happening. This is what he said:
“The eye cannot say to the hand, ‘I don’t need you!’ On the contrary, those parts of the body that seem to be weaker are indispensable, and the parts that we think are less honorable we treat with special honor.”
When you think of the people in the body of Christ that you serve beside, who comes to mind? They have an important part of helping you to serve effectively. One way we can build that part of the body of Christ is by recognizing their contribution and showing our appreciation for what they do.
Recognizing the contributions of others is a vital relationship-building principle to take to heart in the Year of Connection.
JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Relationship-Building Principle comes from First Corinthians 12:14-16.
The church is compared to a body, with Christ at the Head, and the other members of the body serving in different capacities.
“Now the body is not made up of one part but of many. If the foot should say, ‘because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body’, it would not for that reason cease to be part of the body. And if the ear should say, ‘Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body’, it would not for that reason cease to be part of the body.”
The Bible emphasizes the importance of every part of the body to contribute to the work of the church. Maybe we are not gifted to offer hospitality by cooking a meal, but we might have a friendly personality who can greet someone at the door of the church. We might not be able to preach like the pastor, but we might have opportunities to share God’s love with a friend next door. This passage cautions us from making comparisons with others that leave us feeling inferior. Our role may be different, but it is also an important contribution to the body of Christ. The important thing is that we are thankful for how God has gifted us and use that gift for the glory of His name.
Recognizing the significance of our spiritual gift is a vital relationship-building principle to take to heart in the Year of Connection.
JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Connection, today’s Encounter with Jesus examines the Parable of the Good Samaritan.
Jesus told this Parable to an expert in the Law who recited the greatest commandments of the Bible to Jesus. One of those commands is to love your neighbor as yourself. The expert in the law asked Jesus, “Who is my neighbor?”
That is when Jesus told the story of a man going from Jerusalem to Jericho. He fell into the hands of robbers and was beaten badly. Three men traveled on the same road and noticed the man. The two religious leaders who saw him passed by him on the other side of the road. But a Samaritan man, a foreigner, responded differently. He moved toward the injured man, bandaged his wounds and took care of him.
After telling the story, Jesus asked the expert in the law, “Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?” The expert replied, “The one who had mercy on him.” Jesus said, “Go and do likewise.”
A daily connection with Christ will move us to love our neighbor as ourselves.
JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Relationship-Building Principle comes from Amos 5:14.
“Seek good, not evil that you may live. Then the LORD God Almighty will be with you, just as you say he is.”
This was a message for a nation that was drifting from God. Israel was under the impression that they were under God’s protection even though the nation was not fully dedicated to walking in His ways. They were in more danger than they realized, and further from God than what they imagined.
The Book of Amos was pointing out that if they wanted their claim to be reality, they needed to love what is good and to hate what is evil. This is where the Lord’s heart is. He loves what is good and hates what is evil. God’s influence on our lives brings us into agreement with His perspective. When we humbly accept God’s Word and apply it to our lives, we can step forward with full confidence that we are on God’s side, and He is with us.
Seeking good, not evil is a vital relationship-building principle to take to heart in the Year of Connection.