Encounter With Jesus-Appointment of Disciples

john : September 11, 2015 3:48 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Connection, today’s Encounter with Jesus examines the appointing of His disciples.

In Mark 3:13 and 14, we gain insight into Jesus’ purpose for appointing certain men to be His disciples.

Jesus went up on a mountainside and called to him those he wanted, and they came to him. He appointed twelve-designating them apostles-that they might be with him and that he might send them out to preach and to have authority to drive out demons.

There is a process involved in the making of a disciple to become a disciple-maker. An effective leader in the church learns to follow Jesus. This is more than just the initial experience of accepting Jesus as Savior and Lord. This is a moment-by-moment walk with Him, where He leads us with His wisdom, and we say yes to His plan for our lives. The disciples underwent a few years of spiritual training, learning the ways of God’s Kingdom as they got to know Jesus personally. After spending considerable time with Him, and witnessing His resurrection from the dead, they would embark upon the next chapter of their calling, which was to be witnesses of the Gospel and leaders in the early church. They were faithful to the task and were used of God in extraordinary ways to persuade people to follow Jesus.

A daily connection with Christ is the key to being an influence for the Gospel.

John Shirk

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Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend

phredd : September 11, 2015 8:53 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend – September 11-13, 2015

5. Atglen Community Day – tomorrow (Saturday, Sept 12) at Penningtonville Presbyterian Church, Main Street, Atglen from 10am-4pm. Car Show, Craft Fair, Carnival Games, Apple Festival, Live Music, Food, Raffles, and much more. More Info:

4. Jam in the Grove – tomorrow (Sept 12) at Ruhl’s UMC picnic grove in Manheim beginning at 4pm. Music from THE STARS ARE SPIES, His House Band and BLUEGRASS REDEMPTION. There will also be a POTLUCK picnic. More Info: at the Jam in the Grove Facebook page.

3. Covenant Christian Academy free Slugs and Bugs concert – tonight (September 11) at 6:30pm. “Tractor Tractor”, “Under Where”, “I’m Adopted” and many other Slugs and Bugs favorites.  More Info:

2. The 27th Annual Rubber Duckie Race & Festival – Sunday (Sept. 13)  at Lancaster County Central Park. Festival begins at 2pm. The Race begins at 5pm. Pony Rides, Games, Clowns, Face Painting and More!
Watch 20,000 rubber duckies float down the Conestoga River. RAIN or SHINE! More Info:

1) Landis Homes Fellowship Day, Auction, Barbecue and Grandparent’s Weekend – tomorrow (Saturday, Sept 12) at Landis Homes in Lititz. Auction, Barbecue, and Childrens Activities. Lisa and Kids Cookie Break Broadcasting Live.  Hear Lisa’s Grandma Landis play the harmonica, see the Cookie Car, and enjoy Chick-fil-A Cookies. More Info:

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Relationship Building Principle-True Blue Friend

john : September 10, 2015 4:49 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Relationship-Building Principle comes from Second Timothy 1:16:

“May the Lord show mercy to the household of Onesiphorus because he often refreshed me and was not ashamed of my chains.”

These were the words of the Apostle Paul concerning someone who was a consistent friend. In life, there are fair weather friends and true blue friends. Fair weather friends stay for a season, but tend to bail out when life gets hard. Their friendship might be conditional on what we can offer them. When we can no longer offer what they seek from us, the relationship drifts apart.

That is not the way of the true blue friend. Onesiphorus was that kind of friend for Paul. Not only did he stand by Paul in the midst of his imprisonment, he actively searched for Paul when he was in Rome. A true blue friend will move closer when we face times of adversity such as sickness, weakness, depression, temptation, or persecution.

A true blue friend is a reliable friend who refreshes the spirit.

Being a true blue friend is a vital relationship-building principle to take to heart in the Year of Connection.

John Shirk

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Some Sort of Rock Show

John Staffieri : September 6, 2015 7:00 pm : John Staffieri

Happy Labor Day Weekend!  Here is your playlist for tonight’s big show which kicks off at 8pm:

Hour 1

Lightning – Fireflight

Into Your Veins – Five Iron Frenzy

I Believe (ft. Mattie of For Today) – KB  ft. Mattie of For Today

Sweep the Leg – Family Force 5

Here Waiting – Abandon

Aftermath – Fever Fever

Hey – Scarlet Raven

Promises – Thrice


I Am – Crowder

Yours Again – RED

Facemelt – KJ-52

A Fire Only We Know – House of Heroes

The Invisible Hook – House Of Heroes

Never Going Back To OK – The Afters

Hour 2

Let You Drive – Manafest

We Are Destroyer – Anberlin

Porcelain (feat. Jonathan Thulin) – Bread of Stone

Beautifully Broken – This Beautiful Republic

Destruction of Kings – Devin Williams

My Allegiance – ILIA

Your Love Is Enough – Jon Foreman

Come Back Home – Kutless

Down With The Ship – Seven Day Jesus

Something to Say – The Red Airplanes

More of You – Matty Mullins

Unbroken – Disciple

Broken Lines – Foreverlin

Take a Bow – Flagship Armada

Disconnected – VERIDIA

Brand New Day – The Boiling Point



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Praise & Worship Show Playlist

kristi : September 6, 2015 6:00 am : Kristi Leigh, music, Staff Pages
Name Artist Album Year
Learning To Be The Light Newworldson Rebel Transmission 2011
Teach Us Above The Golden State The Golden Rule 2010
Come Thou Fount All Sons & Daughters Prone To Wander: A Collection of Hymns
Breathe On Me Hillsong Shout to the Lord 2 1998
You Are Holy (Prince Of Peace) Michael W. Smith Worship Again 2003
Alpha and Omega Israel & New Breed Alive In South Africa 2010
Jesus, Lover Of My Soul Passion Band Passion: The Road To One Day 2000
Omega Rebecca St. James Pray 1999
Counting On Your Name Tim Hughes Love Shine Through 2011
Multiplied Needtobreathe Rivers In the Wasteland 2014
Red Letters DC Talk Supernatural 1998
All the Poor and Powerless The Digital Age Evening : Morning 2013
Beautiful Exchange Hillsong Worship A Beautiful Exchange 2010
Come To The Water Kristian Stanfill Passion: Let The Future Begin 2013
Don’t Ever Stop (feat. Chris Tomlin) [Live] Passion Passion: Take It All (Deluxe Edition / Live) 2014
Ever Be (feat. Kalley Heiligenthal) Bethel Music We Will Not Be Shaken (Live) [Deluxe Edition] 2015
Future / Past John Mark McMillan Borderland 2014
Good Good Father Housefires Housefires II 2014
Here I Am To Worship (feat. Martin Smith of Delirious Tim Hughes Happy Day 2009
It is Well (feat. Kristene DiMarco) Bethel Music You Make Me Brave (Live) 2014
Jesus, We Love You (Live) Bethel Music & Paul McClure We Will Not Be Shaken (Live) [Deluxe Edition] 2015
Keep The Faith Tim Hughes Love Shine Through 2011
Let It Be Jesus (feat. Christy Nockels) [Live] Passion Passion: Take It All (Deluxe Edition / Live) 2014
Make a Way (feat. Jon Egan) Desperation Band Banner (Deluxe Version) 2014
No Longer Slaves (Live) Bethel Music, Jonathan David & Melissa Helser We Will Not Be Shaken (Live) [Deluxe Edition] 2015
Overcome Jeremy Camp We Cry Out-The Worship Project 2010
Psalm 3 (A Shield About Me) Robbie Seay Band Psalms LP 2015
Mighty Breath Of God (feat. Chris Quilala) Jesus Culture Come Away 2010
Restoration David Brymer Unceasing
Sound of a Heart Misty Edwards Little Bird 2014
This Is Amazing Grace Jeremy Riddle Bethel Live: For The Sake Of The World 2012
Unashamed Love Ten Shekel Shirt Open The Eyes Of My Heart 2001
Victors Crown Darlene Zschech [digital single] 2014
Waiting Here for You (with Martin Smith) [Live] Jesus Culture Live from New York (with Martin Smith) [Live] 2012
Exalted (Yahweh) Chris Tomlin Hello Love 2008
Your Glory / Nothing But the Blood (Live) All Sons & Daughters Live 2013
Mt. Zion Cageless Birds & Jonathan David Helser Live At Home 2014
One Thirst and Hunger Jeremy Riddle Furious 2011
Two Hands Jars Of Clay The Long Fall Back To Earth 2009
God so Loved Hillsong You Are My World 2001
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Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend

phredd : September 4, 2015 8:52 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend (Sept 4-6, 2015)

5) Lego Bulding Party at Hammel Associates Architects, Grant Street in Lancaster, tonight (Friday, September 4) 5-8:30p. Over 40,000 bricks, plates and specialty peices to build freestyle, trains, architecture and more. For all ages. More info:

4) First Friday Lancaster tonight (Friday, September 4) 5-9pm in downtown Lancaster. Music, Galleries, museums, artist studios, artisans, exhibits, and special openings. More Info:

3) Outbreak Festival – tomorrow (Saturday, Sept 5) 10am-6pm at East Petersburg Park, Pine Street. Music by Matt Wheeler and others, food, kids games, Jugglers, Martial Arts Demonstrations, and more.More Info at the Outbreak Festival Facebook Page.

2) 28th Annual Heart of Lancaster Arts & Craft Show tomorrow & Sunday (Sept. 5 & 6) from 10am-4pm both days at Roots Country Market in Manheim. 200 Juried Artists and Craft Persons from Pennsylvania and nearby states displaying their work. Variety of foods & live entertainment too.  More Info:

1) The annual Whoopie Pie Festival tomorrow (Saturday, Sept 5) 11am-4pm at Hershey Farm Restaurant & Inn in Strasburg featuring more than 100 different Whoopie Pie flavors, Whoopie pie making for kids, pony rides,face painting, train races, prizes and more! More Info:

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Rate the Music; Take the RadioTraks Music Survey

phil : September 3, 2015 10:47 pm : music, Radio Friend Phil, Staff Pages

RADIO FRIEND PHIL – WJTL is always looking for feedback regarding the music we play. Please take the new RadioTraks Music Survey. (Everyone who takes the new survey qualifies to win free music.) Thanks!


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Relationship Building Principle-Encouraging The Oppressed

john : September 3, 2015 5:29 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Relationship-Building Principle comes from Isaiah 1:17.

The LORD says, “Learn to do right! Seek justice, encourage the oppressed. Defend the cause of the fatherless, plead the case of the widow.

In applying this principle to situations today, it means taking a stand against bullying and being an advocate for those who are bullied. It means taking a stand against human trafficking, and being an advocate for those who are victims. It means being an advocate for the homeless, the orphan, and the widow, which may take us down the road to volunteerism, adoption, or some kind of sponsorship.

With such great need, there is much to do with the time that we have on this earth to be the hands and feet of Jesus. By ourselves, we cannot change the world. But through the grace of Christ, we can make a difference for someone in a place of need. As we commit our ways to God, listen to the burdens of our heart, and look for opportunities to make a difference, we can be encouraged by this truth in Psalm 37:6-“He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.”

Encouraging the oppressed is a vital relationship-building principle to take to heart in the Year of Connection.

John Shirk

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Relationship Building Principle-Neighbors and Needy

john : September 2, 2015 5:19 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Relationship-Building Principle comes from Proverbs 14:21.

“He who despises his neighbor sins, but blessed is he who is kind to the needy.”

To despise our neighbor would violate the second greatest commandment in all of Scripture, which is to love our neighbor as ourselves. God calls His people to live with neighborly love-the kind that seeks God’s blessing on their lives and treats them with respect and consideration. Building relationships with our neighbors is a significant step to demonstrating the love of Jesus to them. Our neighbor might be considered the family that lives next to us, but they also might be whoever happens to be next to us at a given time.

A blessing is granted from the Lord for the person who is kind to the needy. We have opportunity to do this in various ways. Proverbs 22:9 talks about the generous man sharing his food with the poor. Proverbs 31:9 promotes defending the rights of the poor. Psalm 15:5 promotes lending to the poor without charging excessive interest. The general idea is to be openhanded and not tightfisted toward the poor.

Loving our neighbors and being kind to the needy are vital relationship-building principles to take to heart in the Year of Connection.

John Shirk

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Some Sort of Rock Show

John Staffieri : August 30, 2015 7:55 pm : John Staffieri

Here’s the playlist for the August 30th, 2015 episode of Some Sort of Rock Show:

Hour 1

Something to Say – The Red Airplanes

Start the Dance Again – The Birdsongs

Yours Again – RED

Resuscitate Me – Remedy Drive

Lightning – Fireflight

Lights Out – Silverline

Broken Lines – Foreverlin

Lonely Soul – I Anthem

Feel It (Feat. Mr. TalkBox) – TobyMac

Obvious – Manic Drive

A Fire Only We Know – House of Heroes

Out Of My Head- Sumerlin

Say It Like You Mean It – Switchfoot

Chem 6A – Switchfoot

Let You Drive – Manafest

This Is Who I Am  – Third Day

Hour 2

More of You – Matty Mullins

Come Alive – Ashes Remain

Uncomfortable – Andy Mineo

Diamonds in the Dark – We Are Leo

Rise – Skillet

Hey – Scarlet Raven

Adam’s Son – Rhett Walker Band

Moving On – Waiting Hill

Old Friend – Supertones

Destruction of Kings – Devin Williams

Courtesy Call – Thousand Foot Krutch

Lift Your Head Weary Sinner (Chains) – Crowder


It Was You – The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

Mercy – Ravenhill

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