Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend

phredd : September 12, 2014 8:56 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages


5.The 23rd annual Teddy Bear Day in the Park – tomorrow (Sat Sept 13) 10am-2pm at Lititz Springs Park – Games, Prizes, Crafts, Face Painting, food and more. Benefits the Conner M. Holland Foundation – assisting families coping with pediatric cancer. More info: 717 449-3934

4. East Petersburg Day – tonight (Fri Sep 12) 6pm and tomorrow (Saturday, Sept 13) beginning at 8am at East Petersburg Community Park. Carnival Rides, Live Music, Fireworks, Games, 5k Run, Parade and more.  More Info:

3. The Denver Fair – tonight (Fri Sep 12) until 10pm and tomorrow (Saturday, Sept 13) from 11am-8:30p at Denver Memorial Park, Main St. in Denver.  Rides, Exhibitors, Talent Show, Pet Show, Contests and more. More info:

2. Dan & Lauren Smith CD Release Concert tonight ( Fri. Sept. 12th) at 6:30pm at St. James Parish – 7th & Penn Ave. in West Reading.  Dan & Lauren Smith will be playing the songs from the new album “All My Hope”. CDs and Tshirts will also be available for purchase and there will be an ice cream sundae bar afterwards. More Info:

1. Landis Home Fellowship Days tomorrow (Saturday Sep 13) 9am – 2pm at Landis Homes, Oregon  Road, Lititz. Yard sale, flea market, auction, children’s activities and food. Lisa and Kids Cookie Break broadcasting live from 9am to noon featuring Grandma Landis. More Info: at

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New Tunes at 9 Roundup with Among the Thirsty

phil : September 11, 2014 7:44 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.)

Ryan Daniel from Among the Thirsty was my guest this week on New Tunes at 9. Ryan took a few minutes to talk about the band’s new project, “Who You Say I Am.” The new radio single, “Completely,” is the finest song the band has recorded to date. It’s a very vulnerable song that features Ryan’s melancholy voice set against an acoustic piano and beautiful strings.

Ryan writes: “I’m feeling so small; standing here weeping. I’m coming clean of the secrets I’m keeping. I’ve caused so much pain to the ones I love most. And I’m falling apart as I carry my heart to your throne.” (Listen to Ryan Daniel on New Tunes at 9

Fore more on Among the Thirsty, go to

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Moment Of Celebration-Kingdom Of God

john : September 10, 2014 5:39 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK-Today’s Moment Of Celebration reflects on the Kingdom of God.

Jesus said this was to be our primary focus. Earthly kingdoms rise and fall, and material possessions come and go, but the Kingdom of God is coming and will remain forever.

When 9/11 happened in 2001, our sense of security was shaken. 13 years later, the threat remains. We do not know what tomorrow may hold. Jesus never said we would find ultimate security in a strong military force, or in our money, or in the plans we make tomorrow. But we can find security in the strong arms of a loving God.

The kingdom of God is a present reality through followers of Jesus who represent Him. Romans 14:17 says, “the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating or drinking, but of righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit, because anyone who serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and approved by men.

And the kingdom of God is a future reality that will reveal the glory of Jesus to the whole earth at His coming. Hebrews 12:28 says, “Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so, worship God acceptably with reverence and awe.” Those who seek His Kingdom will find true security for the soul. Jesus will be the central focus of our faith.

Receiving the kingdom of God is a reason to be glad in the Year of Celebration.

John Shirk

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Moment of Celebration – Salvation Drawing Near

john : September 9, 2014 6:41 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

Today’s Moment Of Celebration reflects on the salvation that is drawing nearer.

When someone comes to faith in Christ, there are changes that occur within us. We become a new creation in Christ. He becomes our source of trust and confidence.  We are blessed with peace in knowing that our sins are forgiven, and are brought into God’s family of believers. These are welcome changes to the new believer.

However, this world is not all there is. The best is yet to come. This anticipation keeps hope alive and purifies our faith as we draw closer to our ultimate destiny with Christ.

Romans 13:11 says, “And do this, understanding the present time. The hour has come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer than when we first believed. The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness, and put on the armor of light.”

With each step of faith, we are honoring God’s name and moving toward the goal for which Christ Jesus has called us heavenward.

The salvation of the Lord is a reason to be glad in the Year of Celebration.

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Some Sort Of Rock Show

promojohn : September 7, 2014 7:55 pm : John Staffieri


Some Sort of Rock Show is coming your way tonight from 8-10.  Listen to learn how you can enter to win a pair of tickets to Uprise Festival!  

Here’s tonight’s playlist:

Never Back Down – Nine Lashes

Your Love Is A Mystery – Hawk Nelson

Where You Belong – The Deep Space Network

Through It All – Spoken

BZRK (feat. KB) – Family Force 5

Sure Shot – Run Kid Run

Deep Down – Scientist

Gods & Kings – Finding Iris

Into Your Veins – Five Iron Frenzy

Edge Of My Life – Manafest

Taking Life – We As Human

Commodity – Remedy Drive

VIP – Manic Drive

Nebulous – Manic Drive

Mirrors – Archers Rise

Treason – Pioneer

Hour 2

Rise – Skillet

I Will Overcome – Devin Williams

Hearing Voices – Anberlin

Get it Right – Silverline

The River – Decyfer Down

Untraveled Road – Thousand Foot Krutch

Hey, Hey – The Elms

Nuthin – Lecrae

Let It Out – Switchfoot

Now – Fireflight

Run and Escape – RED

Radical – Disciple

The One I’m Running To – 7eventh Time Down

The Right Direction – Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

Take It All – Mike Mains & The Branches




Praise&Worship Show Proximity Playlist

kristi : September 7, 2014 6:00 am : Kristi Leigh, music, Staff Pages

Today’s program features a “PROXIMITY” Theme.  It’s filled with songs about being in God’s presence, never being separated from His love, and drawing closer to Him.  I hope you’re encouraged that no matter how far away from God you feel–He is near.

Kristi Leigh – WJTL DJ

Holy Spirit Bryan & Katie Torwalt Here On Earth 2011
Closer John Mark McMillan The Song Inside The Sounds Of Breaking Down 2005
You Are Near Zach Jones Fuse 2005
Closer Melissa Tawlks Mystery Revealed 2001
Already There Casting Crowns Come To The Well 2012
Run To You (Psalm 31) John David Webster The Message – Psalms 2005
Right Beside You (feat. Dawn Michele of Fireflight) Building 429 Listen To The Sound 2012
Nothing Can Separate Us Todd Fields North Point Live: Awake 2009
Come Away (feat. Chris Quilala) Jesus Culture Come Away 2010
Prayer Medley (I Love Your Presence, Babylon) Anthony Skinner Forever and a Day 2003
Your Love Is All Around All Sons & Daughters Season One 2012
Im With You (feat. Amy Grant) Nichole Nordeman (Music Inspired By) The Story 2011
With Me Brad & Rebekah The Things Of God 2011
Moving With The Lamb Rita Springer Created To Worship 2000
I Will Follow Chris Tomlin And If Our God Is For Us 2010
Run To You Michael W. Smith Wonder 2010
Chasing Charlie Hall On The Road To Beautiful 2003
Come Close (Psalm 69) Building 429 The Message – Psalms 2005
I Am Thine (Draw Me Nearer) Gateway Worship The More I Seek You 2010
Meet With Me Praise Band In That Day 1999
God Is Coming Tim Hughes Love Shine Through 2011
With Us (Live) Hillsong God Is Able (Live) 2011
Draw Me Close The Katinas Exodus 1998
Your Presence is Heaven Israel And New Breed Jesus at the Center 2012
The More I Seek You Kari Jobe Deeper (Integrtity Music) 2008
Presence (My Hearts Desire) Newsboys Devotion 2004
Keep Me Near Rend Collective Homemade Worship By Handmade People 2012
Come As You Are Crowder Neon Steeple 2014
Here We Are Bellarive The Heartbeat 2012
In Your Presence Jason Upton Deeper (Integrity Music) 2008
Closer (feat. Steffany Frizzell-Gretzinger) Bethel Live For The Sake Of The World 2012
Oh Lead Me Lincoln Brewster Creation Worships 2002
Jesus Keep Me Near The Cross Paul Colman Bridges – Classic Hymns, Modern Worship 2005
Be Near Shane & Shane Carry Away 2003
Come And Let Your Presence The Merchant Band The World Can Wait 2006
Closer Charlie Hall Flying Into Daybreak 2006
Come Everyone Brian and Jenn Johnson We Believe 2006
Come Thou Fount, Come Thou King Gateway Worship Amazing Grace 2007
Let Heaven Come Brian Campbell Hearts Wake To The Giver Of Life 2012
Your Presence Is Enough Sean Feucht Rebirth And Reclamation 2009
God Is With Us Chuck Gibson What Pleases You 2014
Just A Closer Walk With Thee Bart Millard Hymned 2005
Your Love Never Fails Jesus Culture Your Love Never Fails 2008
Love That I Just Cant Get Over Heather Land Pouring It Out for You 2011
Come Lord Jesus Dustin Kensrue The Water & The Blood 2013
Come Holy Spirit Medley Israel and New Breed New Season 2001
Hallelujah, God is Near Robbie Seay Band Better Days 2006
Nothing Ever (Could Separate Us) Citizen Way Love Is The Evidence 2013
Take Heart Hillsong United Aftermath 2011
Better Is One Day Charlie Hall Better Is One Day 1999


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Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend

phredd : September 5, 2014 8:56 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages


5) Wheels & Wags Auto, Truck & Motorcycle Show tomorrow (Sat. Sept. 6th) from 3-7pm at Lawn Fire Hall and Carnival Grounds in Lawn. All vehicles welcome.  Silent Auction, Bounce House, Food,  Music and more. More Info: 717-314-4586

4) Annual Whoopie Pie Festival, tomorrow (Saturday, Sept. 6) 11am-4pm on the grounds of Hershey Farm Restaurant and Inn, Route 896, Strasburg. Eating Contest, Whoopie Pie Launch, a Giant Whoopie Pie, Music and more interactive Whoopie Pie fun. More Info:

3) Outbreak Festival, tomorrow (Sat Sept 6) from 10am-6pm at the East Petersburg Park. Live music including local Christian jazz artist Kirk Reese, drama, and performances from character juggler Chris Ivey and old-time strongman Chris Rider. Organized games for the kids too. More Info:

2)  First Friday Lancaster, tonight (Friday, Sept 5) 5-9pm
Celebrate Art, Music and the Community of Lancaster. Galleries, museums, artist studios, Music and more. More Info:

1) Ephrata Arts & Crafts & Restaurant Fair, tomorrow (Saturday, September 6) 9am-3pm, Main & State Streets in Ephrata. This annual event features over 200 artisans, local restaurants and homegrown music. Sponsored by the Ephrata Merchants Association. More Info:

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Moment Of Celebration-Praise From The Redeemed

john : September 5, 2014 8:48 am : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Moment Of Celebration reflects on the praise that flows from a redeemed life

Here is one person’s testimony. The Apostle Paul wrote in First Timothy 1:15: “Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners-of whom I am the worst. But for that very reason, I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his unlimited patience as an example for those who would believe on him and receive eternal life. Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.”

Paul is saying in essence, that if Jesus can save him, he can save anybody no matter how deep their depravity has taken them. When Jesus saves us from our sins, He fills our heart with thanksgiving and praise. We realize the dark destiny He rescued us from and the hopeful future He is leading us to experience. His mercy is marvelous in our eyes, and it has changed us from the inside out. Now we have been set free to bring glory to God with the activity of our lives.

The praise that flows from a redeemed life is a reason to be glad in the Year of Celebration.

John Shirk

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New Tunes at 9 Roundup with About a Mile

phil : September 4, 2014 8:24 pm : music, Radio Friend Phil, Staff Pages, Uncategorized

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.)

About a Mile is a 3-piece band from suburban Pittsburgh, comprised of 3 brothers: Adam, Levi and Luke Klute. About a Mile’s new project, “Satisfied,” is available now; the first single, the title track, was written when the Klute family was struggling financially and physically. (The boys’ father had lost his long-time job as a steel mill worker, and Adam was battling a severe digestive disorder. Adam recounted this chapter of life on New Tunes at 9.

For more on About a Mile, go to

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Moment Of Celebration-Ministry Of The Church

john : September 3, 2014 2:24 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Moment Of Celebration reflects on the joy of working together for a sacred purpose.

The church is compared to a body, which consists of many connected members who have different functions. Yet as their different functions work compatibly with each other, the body works according to its design.

Each part is significant enough to be a vital part of the team. No part is so important that it does not need the contribution of the other parts. God calls us to appreciate the contributions of others and to do our part in building the strength of the church for God’s glory.

Romans 12:6 says, “We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man’s gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.”

The joy of working together for a sacred purpose is a reason to be glad in the Year of Celebration.

John Shirk

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