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Relationship Building Principle-Greet By Name

john : May 1, 2015 3:57 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Relationship-Building Principle comes from Third John, verse 14b.

Peace to you. The friends here send their greetings. Greet the friends there by name.

It may be challenging to remember the names of the people we meet, but calling people by name is often a bridge-builder. In a climate where businesses often identify us by number, it is refreshing to be known by our name. This is the way of God toward His creation.

The Bible says He knows the stars by name. Do you know how many stars are in the universe? According to Nick Vujicic of Life Without Limbs, astronomers estimate there are 3 hundred sextillion stars in the universe, which amounts to 3 with 23 zeroes after it. Psalm 147, verse 4 says about the LORD, “He determines the number of stars and calls them each by name.”

He is not just personally familiar with the stars. He is also personally familiar with His people. David wrote in Psalm 139, “You have searched me and you know me….” And verse 3 says, “You are familiar with all my ways.” So, when we greet each other by name, we are reflecting the personal friendship that the Lord offers us.

Greeting friends by name is a relationship-building principle to take to heart in the Year of Connection.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend

phredd : May 1, 2015 8:53 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages

Five Fun Free Family Things to do This Weekend May 1-3, 2015

5) Lancaster Artwalk – celebrating art and independent galleries in downtown Lancaster tomorrow (Saturday, May 2) 10am-5pm and Sunday (May 3) noon-4pm in downtown Lancaster. As Part of Artwalk, Father Daughter team Ned & Maggie Bustard are hosting a Noah’s Ark Print Making Activity at Square Halo Gallery at the Trust Performing Arts Center  near Central Market More Info:lancasterwalk.org

4) Conewago Creek Earth Day Celebration tomorrow (Saturday, May 2) from noon to 4 pm at historic Aberdeen Mills, Mill Road Elizabethtown.  Live animals, guided walks,  and giveaways. Plus Special presentations from Hersheypark’s Zoo America at 1pm featuring A great-horned owl, a screech owl, a black snake, a box turtle, a skunk, and a red-tailed hawk. More Info: ConewagoInitiative.net

3) Light’s Fort, the oldest structure in Lebanon County is having Open House tomorrow (Saturday, May 2) 1-4pm.  Tour this circa 1742 Light Family Home. Find out why it is called a fort, even though it never was one. This property is only open a few times a year so don’t miss this opportunity to see what life may have been like in 1742.  And yes, it is free.  More Info: http://www.lightsfort.org

2) The Lancaster Loyalty Day Committee’s annual carnival tonight (Friday May 1) 5-11pm and Saturday (May 2) noon to 11pm at Lancaster city’s Buchanan Park.  Rides, food, live music , face painting and camel rides. Free, but tickets or wristbands will be sold for carnival rides. Music from Matt Wheeler Band and others. More Info: At the Lancaster Loyalty Day Carnival Facebook Page.

1) Rafiki Africa Festival tomorrow (Sat. May 2) from 8am-Noon at The Junction Center in Manheim.  All proceeds benefit African Children by providing education scholarships and building schools through 3 local Non-profits: Rafiki Africa Foundation; Sudan Rebirth Ministry; We’re All God’s Children. The Festival includes a Walk, 5k Run, Music, Food and Celebration of African Culture. More Info: rafikiafrica.org

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New Tunes at 9 Roundup with Burlap to Cashmere

phil : April 30, 2015 5:53 pm : music, Radio Friend Phil, Staff Pages

RADIO FRIEND PHIL – Burlap to Cashmere, best-known for their 1998 masterpiece, “Anybody Out There,” is back in town this Saturday. The legendary band create an invigorating sound, infused with elements of flamenco guitar, tango rhythms, Latin folk-rock, Tex-Mex and Gospel. The band just completed a pledge music campaign, and will be playing songs off their new project, “Freedom Songs,” in addition to older, vintage material, including “Basic Instructions” and “Treasures in Heaven.” Steven Delopoulos was my guest this week on New Tunes at 9 https://wjtl.com/listen/wjtl-casts/. The show is Saturday night, May 2, at the Junction Center Tent, 6:30 p.m. http://www.thejunctioncenter.com/.

phil@wjtl.com

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Nepal Earthquake Relief

stacey : April 30, 2015 10:31 am : News, Stacey Gagne, Staff Pages

Here are some organizations/ministries that are providing aid relief to Nepal as they recover from the earthquake.  Whether or not you are able to give financially, we encourage you to remember this nation in your prayers.

Samaritans Purse:  http://www.samaritanspurse.org/

MCC:  Mennonite Central Committee http://mcc.org/

Food for the Hungry:  https://fh.org/

World Vision:  http://www.worldvision.org/

GAIN:  http://www.gainusa.org/

YWAM:  http://www.ywam.org/blog/2015/04/27/nepal-quake-relief/

Gospel for Asia:  http://www.gfa.org/

Salvation Army:  http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/

*We encourage you to do your own research on any organizations that you donate through to be sure your finances are going where you intend them to go.
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Relationship-Building Principle-Teamwork

john : April 28, 2015 5:10 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Relationship-Building Principle comes from Luke 10:1.

“The Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go.”

In sending these seventy-two followers to various places, they would prepare the way for Jesus’ appearance to their communities. Jesus sent them out in pairs. Very rarely in the New Testament do we see followers of Jesus working solo. There is value to teamwork.

With teamwork, there is accountability. If one person starts to stray from sound doctrine or in their behavior, a teammate can help them get back on track. One person can help another person gain perspective.

With teamwork, there is also support. Sometimes, discouragement causes us to feel like giving up on what we started, but a teammate can serve as a supportive friend to help us press on in those discouraging moments.

There is also greater joy in sharing ministry with a teammate. When the seventy-two returned from their assignments, they came to Jesus with joy over what God had done through their outreach.

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

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Some Sort of Rock Show

John Staffieri : April 26, 2015 6:21 pm : John Staffieri

It looks like a terrific show for your April 26th!  Shiny new music from Found In The Fury, Children, & Waiting Hill.  Listen from 8-10 and again from 10-Midnight on WJTL and the WJTL app.  Here’s your complete playlist:

Name – Artist

  1. Without A Fight – Lybecker
  2. Hope Is Alive  – Abandon
  3. Invisible – Disciple
  4. Darkest Part – RED
  5. Hold Your Breath – Children 18:3
  6. Through It All – Spoken
  7. Here’s to the Ones – Rhett Walker Band
  8. Brother – NEEDTOBREATHE
  9. One Foot In The Grave – Abandon Kansas
  10. Where You Belong – The Deep Space Network
  11. Your Not Alone – Prepare The Way
  12. Take a Bow – Flagship Armada
  13. Untraveled Road – Thousand Foot Krutch
  14. Phenomenon – Thousand Foot Krutch
  15. How To Live – The Great Transparency

Hour 2

  1. What Love Means – Everfound
  2. Hearing Voices – Anberlin
  3. In Too Deep – Seventh Day Slumber
  4. Overload – Devin Williams
  5. Moving On  – Waiting Hill
  6. Love Alone Is Worth The Fight – Switchfoot
  7. Warp Factor Five – Bleach 1998
  8. Good To Be Alive – Skillet
  9. One Heart – Mat Kearney
  10. Me Without You – TobyMac
  11. Satisfy – Found in the Fury
  12. What About Tonight – 7eventh Time Down
  13. Safety (featuring Stephen Christian) – Fireflight
  14. Sweep the Leg – Family Force 5
  15. Diamonds In The Dark – We Are Leo
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Praise & Worship Show Playlist

kristi : April 26, 2015 6:00 am : Kristi Leigh, music, Staff Pages

6AM

The Potters Hand

Darlene Zschech

WOW Worship Red

2005

Clear The Stage

Jimmy Needham

Clear The Stage

2012

Brokenness Aside

All Sons & Daughters

Season One

2012

Worth It All

Rita Springer

Effortless

2002

Holy

Matt Gilman

Holy

2008

Desert Song

Hillsong United

Across The Earth – Tear Down The Walls

2009

The Stand

Michael W. Smith

Stand

2006

Jesus Saves

Tim Hughes

Love Shine Through

2011

Rain Down

Delirious

World Service

2004

God Of Our Salvation

Phil Wickham

Response

2011

In Christ Alone

Kristian Stanfill

Passion: Let The Future Begin

2013

One Thirst and Hunger

Jeremy Riddle

Furious

2011

Holy Roar

Christy Nockels

Passion: The Road To One Day

2000

7AM

Here Is Love (feat. Brian Johnson)

Bethel Live

Here Is Love

2009

How He Loves

John Mark McMillan

The Medicine

2010

Glorified

Jared Anderson

Where Faith Comes From

2008

Lets Worship (feat. Kari Jobe)

Deluge

Unshakeable

2010

Awesome God

Michael W. Smith

Worship

2001

Amazing Grace (My Chains Are Gone)

Chris Tomlin

Music Inspired By The Motion Picture Amazing Grace

2007

Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)

Hillsong United

Zion

2013

Open The Eyes Of My Heart

Paul Baloche

The Writers Collection

2008

Jesus, Only Jesus

Matt Redman

Passion: Let The Future Begin

2013

God of Wonders (feat. Caedmons Call)

Mac Powell

City on a Hill

2000

Here I Am To Worship (feat. Martin Smith of Delirious

Tim Hughes

Happy Day

2009

Majesty (Here I Am)

Delirious

World Service

2004

8AM

Here Is Our King

David Crowder Band

A Collision

2005

Forever Reign

Hillsong

A Beautiful Exchange

2010

Mercy

Parachute Band

Roadmaps And Revelations

2007

I Can Only Imagine

MercyMe

Almost There

2001

A Mighty Fortress

Christy Nockels

Passion: Awakening (Deluxe Edition)

2010

Revelation Song (feat. Kari Jobe)

Gateway Worship

Cover The Earth

2006

Great I Am (feat. Jared Anderson)

New Life Worship

You Hold It All

2011

Agnus Dei

Michael W. Smith

Worship

2001

10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord) (feat. Passion)

Matt Redman

Passion: White Flag

2012

Rising Sun

All Sons & Daughters

The Longing – EP

2012

Cornerstone (My Hope Is Built)

Hillsong Live

Cornerstone EP

2013

Jesus Paid It All

Kristian Stanfill

Passion: Everything Glorious

2006

9AM

Marvelous Light

Charlie Hall

Flying Into Daybreak

2006

You Are Holy (Prince Of Peace)

NewSong

Newsong Rescue – Live Worship

2005

Offerings

Third Day

Offerings 2 — All I Have To Give

2003

We Fall Down (feat. Chris Tomlin)

Steven Curtis Chapman

WOW Worship Red

2005

Word Of God Speak

MercyMe

Spoken For

2003

Rock of Ages

Charlie Hall Band

The Death of Death

2013

Your Glory

All Sons & Daughters

Season One

2012

Holy Spirit

Bryan & Katie Torwalt

Here On Earth

2011

Waiting Here For You

Christy Nockels

Passion: Here For You

2011

You Are Good

Jeff Deyo

Surrender

2005

This Is Amazing Grace

Phil Wickham

The Ascension

2013

With Everything

Hillsong United

Passion: Awakening

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Relationship Building Principle-The Debt Of Love

john : April 24, 2015 5:35 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Relationship-Building Principle comes from Romans 13:8.

“Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law.”

Financially, God’s Word cautions us about going into debt so far that we cannot pay it back. We have financial responsibilities to pay back our loans to the best of our ability.

Relationally, God’s Word tells us there is always more love to give. Every day is an opportunity to let God’s love flow through us to reach others in a way that builds them up. The consistent expression of love is a credit to God’s love moving through us.

The law is based on love. The next verse talks about some of these commandments:

The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery”, “You shall not murder”, “You shall not steal”, “You shall not covet”, and whatever other command there may be are summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore, love is the fulfillment of the law.”

The consistent expression of love is a vital relationship-building principle to take to heart in the Year of Connection.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend

phredd : April 24, 2015 8:54 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend – April 24-26, 2015

5) Young Artist Concert Series featuring West Chester University’s Trombone Ensemble (Sun, Apr 26) 4pm at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Pleasure Rd, Lancaster. A free will offering will be received. More info: 717 569-0588

4) Pure Hope Coffeehouse tomorrow (Saturday, April 25) from 6:30-10 pm in the Social Room of St. Peter’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Highspire.  Seasons, the Etown College Saxophone Quartet, and more. The event is a fundraiser for Hope for Justice and Blood-Water Mission. More Info: at the Pure Hope Coffeehouse Facebook Page.

3)  3rd Annual Community Family Fair tomorrow (Saturday, Apr 25) from 1-pm at Conestoga Valley Church of Christ, at The Corner Of Horseshoe & Willow Rd. Bounce houses, a fire truck, games, food and more. More Info:   Cvchurchofchrist.org

2) Manheim Christian Day School Family Fun Day and 39th Annual Auction and Barbecue tonight and tomorrow (Fri & Sat Apr 24 & 25) at the school on Lebanon Rd in Manheim. Helicoptor Candy Drop, Pedal Car Races, Music by “This Way Up”, Bounce House, Train Barrel Rides and More. More Info: http://www.manheimchristian.org/home/auction-schedule/

1) Sahd Salvage Earth Day Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Event tomorrow (Saturday, April 25) 9am-1pm. Over 25 conservation minded vendors to learn from, tour the scrap yard, enter contests and join WJTL’s Kids Cookie Break Broadcasting Live. Bring your aluminum cans. Donations benefit the ministry of WJTL and the Columbia Food Bank. More Info: http://www.recycleyourmetal.com/earth-day/

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Relationship Building Principle-Fellowship and Worship

john : April 23, 2015 4:54 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK -Today’s Relationship-Building Principle comes from Acts 2:46 and 47.

“Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.”

You can imagine how exciting that would be to wake up every day and wonder, “Who is going to join the Christian community today?” New converts were coming to Christ every day in the early church. Rich fellowship was also building up the strength of the church. As believers met together daily in worship and sharing food together, a strong bond was forming among believers with each other and with God. A devoted heart to God will affect how we treat other people. One of those differences will be sharing the joy of the Lord with others. The grace of Jesus compels us to live with an honest ambition to glorify God and share His love in various ways.

Being Intentional about Worship and Fellowship is a vital relationship-building principle to take to heart in the Year of Connection.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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