Moment Of Celebration-Wholesome Words

john : July 1, 2014 6:50 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK -Today’s Moment Of Celebration reflects on the uplifting impact of wholesome words.

The Apostle Paul gave the church this instruction in Ephesians 4:29-“Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.”

This is relevant for the way we speak to other people, what we write in emails, and how we use social media. The use of blogs, Twitter, and Facebook can be used to edify other people, but these forms of communication are also used sometimes to air out complaints and grievances that hurt other people.

When communicating with others, Ephesians 4:29 gives us some good parameters to use when considering what to say and how to say it. Is what I am saying wholesome? Does it represent a holy God? Is what I am saying helpful? Will my words be timely and encouraging for building up their faith in the Lord? In the Kingdom of God, words matter, and when we use them wisely, God’s name is honored, God’s people are built up, and God’s foes are confronted with a new way of thinking that challenges them to embrace God’s love and stop resisting it.

The uplifting impact of wholesome words is a reason to be glad in the Year of Celebration.

John Shirk

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Some Sort of Rock Show

promojohn : June 29, 2014 7:55 pm : John Staffieri, Uncategorized

Your June 29th Some Sort of Rock Show playlist:

Hour 1

The Mirror – Embers In Ashes 

Criminal – Scientist

Disconnected – VERIDIA

Desperate – Decyfer Down

Disappear (feat. Stephen Christian) – Number One Gun

Speak This Name – Silverline

Everything’s Gonna Be Alright – Mike Mains & The Branches

Hole In My Hand – Day Of Fire

What I Believe – Skillet

Something Better (w/Sonny Sandoval) – Flyleaf

Time & Confusion – Anberlin

Hearing Voices – Anberlin

We Are The Broken – Seventh Day Slumber

Moonlit – Falling Up

Proof Of Life – Scott Stapp

Into Your Veins – Five Iron Frenzy

Hour 2 

Ones and Zeroes – Stellar Kart

Turn It To Gold – Abandon Kansas

Commodity – Remedy Drive

Still I Know(featuring TJ Harris) – Relentless Flood

Light – The Rocket Summer

Heartbeat – Sumerlin

Bright Red Carpet – All Star United

Space Cadet – After Edmund

Everybody Get Up – Rapture Ruckus

BZRK (feat. KB) – Family Force 5

Saved My Soul – The Museum 

Now – Fireflight

I Will Overcome – Devin Williams

The Truth – Lecrae

Showstopper (Capital Kings Remix) – Toby Mac

Believe Me – Seabird


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Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend

phredd : June 27, 2014 8:57 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages


5) 34th Annual Antique, Art & Craft Show in Columbia, tomorrow (Saturday, June 28) 9am – 3pm at Locust Street Park. Over 200 vendors – crafts, antiques, food and entertainment. Free parking & free shuttle service at Glatfelter Field. Rain or shine. More Info: 717-684-5249.

4) Music In The Orchard Picnic at the Hans Herr House & Museum tomorrow (Saturday, June 28) 6pm – Music from Appalachian and traditional folk band Dearest Home and local artist Angela Michele Walker. Rain or Shine, bring your lawn chairs. More Info:  (717) 464-4438

3) Huffnagle Park Summer Music Series, tomorrow (Saturday, June 28) 7pm at Huffnagle Park – Quarryville. Kids night featuring Miss Katie and jugglers – The DKers. More

2) 35th Annual New Holland Summer Arts Festival Kickoff – tomorrow (Saturday, June 28) at New Holland Community Memorial Park on Jackson Street – Arts & Crafts beginning at 9am, Mark Cable in Concert at 7pm. More Info:

1) Celebrate Lancaster all day today beginning at 11:30am in downtown Lancaster – showcasing the cultures and diversity of of Lancaster City. Food vendors, local crafts. & Two stages of music at Binns Park and Penn Square, featuring a variety of sounds including bluegrass, Latino, R&B, rock n’ roll and more. Fireworks to close the event at 10pm. More

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New Tunes at 9 Roundup with Danny Gokey

phil : June 26, 2014 8:57 pm : music, Radio Friend Phil, Staff Pages

RADIO FRIEND PHIL – Greetings! Welcome to this week’s New Tunes at 9 Roundup. (New Tunes at 9, one-hour of new and emerging music, weeknights at 9 p.m. on WJTL.)

Singer/songwriter, and American Idol top-3 finalist, Danny Gokey, released his new project this week. The record is called “Hope in Front of Me,” and it’s already No. 1 on iTunes Christian and Gospel (and No. 20 on the iTunes chart, overall).

Danny Gokey has stated, “I want to see my music career as a movement.” For more on the music of Danny Gokey, go to

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An Update from Compassion

stacey : June 24, 2014 12:32 pm : missions, Stacey Gagne

STACEY GAGNE – My heart lept when I received an email this morning from one of our friends at Compassion International who was a part of their recent Sponsor Tour to Ethiopia.  One of the projects that they visited on the tour was Tedecha Mekane Yesus …they are standing where I walked in January 2013 and WJTL listeners in turn sponsored many of these  children during our 26 Hours of Compassion!    JoAnn shared how amazing the Pastor and Project Director at the project are and how the team was impressed and enjoyed their time there with the children.  Maybe you can spot your sponsored child in this picture?!

Our friends from Compassion will have a booth at Creation Festival and there will be opportunities for you to sponsor a child.   If you are at the festival, I encourage you to stop by and prayerfully consider  … or visit the website today and help release a child from poverty in Jesus name.




Under The Radar 2014A Picks

ann : June 24, 2014 12:08 pm : Ann D'Alessandro, Staff Pages

Under The Radar can be heard on WJTL Fridays at 10PM.  They play some great gourmet music from undiscovered and often under-appreciated Christian artists. They just came out with their Best Album Picks for the first half of 2014 and their Best Song Picks for the first half of 2014.  A lot of them are artists that you hear on WJTL!  Artists like: Ellie Holcomb, John Mark McMillan, Needtobreathe, Rend Collective, Switchfoot, All Sons & Daughters, Peter Furler Band & JJ Heller!  Be sure to check out their lists and find some new favorite “Under The Radar” artists to listen to this summer!

Also, Crowder is listed under Best Song Picks for “My Sweet Lord” with Emmylou Harris from his Neon Steeple CD.  Ellie Holcomb is listed under Best Album Picks for “As Sure As The Sun”.  You can catch both of these amazing artists on The Neon Steeple Tour, Oct. 10th at Lancaster Bible College!


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Some Sort of Rock Show

promojohn : June 22, 2014 7:51 pm : John Staffieri


It’s the eagerly anticipated “Extra Special Get You Ready For Creation Edition” of Some Sort of Rock Show! 

Tonight’s playlist:

Hour 1

Name – Artist

Good Times – Manic Drive

Walls – Manic Drive

Slumber – Needtobreathe

Devils Been Talkin – Needtobreathe

Take My Life – Kronicles

Switch – Kronicles

Earthquake – Family Force 5

BZRK (feat. KB) – Family Force 5

Dark Horses – Switchfoot

Mess of Me – Switchfoot

Eye On It (feat. Britt Nicole) – Toby Mac

Me Without You – Toby Mac

Inbetween – Lybecker

Better – Lybecker

Knocked Down – Disciple

Outlaws – Disciple

Hour 2

Wild Things – Andy Mineo

Ayo! – Andy Mineo

I Need Someone – 7eventh Time Down

Wait For You – 7eventh Time Down

Unstoppable – Toby Mac

Yours (Savage Remix) – Toby Mac

Love Alone Is Worth The Fight – Switchfoot

Meant To Live – Switchfoot

The Heart – Needtobreathe

Hurricane – Needtobreathe

Positive Radio – Manic Drive

Money – Manic Drive

Everybody Get Up – Rapture Ruckus

In Crowd – Rapture Ruckus

Superhero – Family Force 5

Let It Be Love – Family Force 5


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Praise&Worship Playlist (6/22)

kristi : June 22, 2014 6:00 am : Kristi Leigh, music, Staff Pages

Hey everybody!

This edition of The Praise & Worship Show has some newly added deep cuts from the likes of Judah & The Lion, Charlie Hall Band, Heather Land and Bryan & Katie Torwalt plus a set of songs featuring Kari Jobe.

Keep your chin up, keep singing and keep in touch!

Kristi Leigh – WJTL

Faithful Sisterbrother Sisterbrother 2011
Love That I Just Cant Get Over Heather Land Pouring It Out for You 2011
Great I Am (feat. Jared Anderson) New Life Worship You Hold It All 2011
Future / Past John Mark McMillan Borderland 2014
We Are Blessed All Sons & Daughters The Longing – EP 2012
Christ Has Set Me Free Rend Collective Homemade Worship By Handmade People 2012
With Me Brad & Rebekah The Things Of God 2011
God Youre Beautiful Anthony Skinner Forever And A Day 2004
Center (with Turn Your Eyes) Charlie Hall Passion: Everything Glorious 2006
Knees To The Earth Christy Nockels Passion: Sacred Revolution 2003
Shine On Us Phillips, Craig and Dean My Utmost For His Highest
Heres My Heart Crowder Passion: Let The Future Begin 2013
I Belong To You (feat. Derek Johnson) Jesus Culture Live from New York (with Martin Smith) 2012
Holy Matt Gilman Holy 2008
Fling Wide Misty Edwards Fling Wide 2009
Strong in Us (feat. Brian Johnson) Bethel Music Tides 2013
2 Timothy 1:7 Charlie Hall Band The Death of Death 2013
Jesus Reigns Seth Condrey North Point Live: Awake 2009
Shout Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman Passion: Let The Future Begin 2013
Forever Reign Kristian Stanfill Passion: Here For You 2011
My Glorious (feat. Paul Meany of Mutemath) Victory Fellowship Worship Band Elevator Music 2010
Grace Steve Fee TBD 2014
Grace Steve Fee TBD 2014
This Is Why I Am Alive Rick Pino The Narrow Road 2010
The One That Really Matters (feat. Kari Jobe) Michael W. Smith Sovereign 2014
Abba Father (feat. Kari Jobe) Klaus Glory 2008
Lets Worship (feat. Kari Jobe) Deluge Unshakeable 2010
Crown Him (Majesty) (feat. Kari Jobe) Chris Tomlin Burning Lights 2013
Sing Hallelujah (feat. Glenn Packiam, Kari Jobe) New Life Worship You Hold It All 2011
Forever (feat. Kari Jobe) Bethel Music You Make Me Brave (Live) 2014
Keep Me Near Rend Collective Homemade Worship By Handmade People 2012
Into The Light Sisterbrother TBD 2013
So Good to Me Cory Asbury Holy 2008
It is Well (feat. Kristene DiMarco) Bethel Music You Make Me Brave (Live) 2014
Emmanuel Matthew Reed Come and Drink 2011
10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord) (feat. Passion) Matt Redman Passion: White Flag 2012
Love Song (feat. Abbey Merkel) Lamont Hiebert Worship Project P40.3 2004
Holy Spirit Bryan & Katie Torwalt Here On Earth 2011
Hundred Miles Judah & the Lion First Fruits – EP 2012
You Give Me Life Rita Springer Rise Up 2004
Joyful, Joyful Laura Hackett Joy (LIVE) 2010
Fall On Your Knees David Crowder Band Give Us Rest-A Requiem Mass in C (The Happiest of All Keys) 2012
Praise To The Lord Citizens Citizens 2014
Thank You God For Saving Me (feat. Phil Wickham) Chris Tomlin Burning Lights 2013
Children Of Light Kristian Stanfill Passion: Let The Future Begin 2013
Take Heart Hillsong United Aftermath 2011


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Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend

phredd : June 20, 2014 8:55 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages


5) Family Movie Night at The Junction Center in Manheim, tonight (Fri. June 20th) at 7PM.  Doors open at 6PM – Pedal Cars to ride before the movie. More Info:

4) Veritas 3rd Friday Coffeehouse & Open Mic Night with featured performer Angela Michele Walker tonight (Friday, June 20) 7pm. Open mic, coffee, food and more.More Info:

3) Kids Cookie Break live at Shady Maple tomorrow (Sat. June 21) 9am – noon. Games, giveaways, door prizes, song requests and fun – live from Shady Maple!  More Info:

2) 10th Annual Cruisin’ Columbia Car Show tomorrow (Sat. June 21st)10am-3pm on Locust Street in downtown Columbia. Walk down memory lane with vintage cars, music, food & more. Admission for spectators is free. More Info: 717-684-5249

1) Central Penn Parent Family Favorites Festival tomorrow (Sat. Jun 21, 2014) 10am-4pm at Long’s Park Lancaster. Live music, animals, bounce houses, storytime corner and free child friendly activities. Princess and Superhero Parades. Steven Courtney & The  Suitcase Musicians in concert at 11:30am and 1:30pm. More Info:

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New Tunes at 9 Roundup with The Museum

phil : June 18, 2014 7:38 pm : music, Radio Friend Phil, Staff Pages

RADIO FRIEND PHIL – Greetings! Welcome to this week’s New Tunes at 9 Roundup. (New Tunes at 9, one-hour of new and emerging music, weeknights at 9 p.m. on WJTL.)

The Museum’s latest project, “What We Stand For,” is available now on iTunes, Amazon, and Google Play, among others. “What We Stand For” is the follow-up to “My Only Rescue,” a project that included “Not For Sale,” a song written and recorded to generate interest in the anti-human trafficking campaign of the same name. (To date, over $10, 000 has been raised to help victims of abuse.)

Ben Richter is the lead singer of the Museum. Ben was a recent guest on New Tunes at 9; we talked about the band’s ministry at their home church, Briar Lake Baptist Church, Atlanta, and the writing of the new project, “What We Stand For.” (Ben also talked about the musical growth of the Museum and the incorporation of Appalachian instruments, including the banjo)

For more on The Museum, go to

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