Moment Of Celebration-Stars in God’s Creation

john : July 14, 2014 2:23 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK  – Today’s Moment Of Celebration reflects on the signs of God’s creation.

Psalm 19:1 says that the heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge.

The stars in the universe are visible to us on a clear night. Isaiah 40:26 tells us that He not only created all these, but He also calls them each by name. Just as there are many stars in the universe, there are many people on this planet. God is big enough to keep order in the universe, while at the same time, remaining personal to know us by name. Just as the heavens declare the glory of God, so we also are called to reflect His glory.

When our faith is expressed in love and with gratitude, our witness for Jesus is compared to the stars of the universe, which reflect the glory of God.

The signs of God’s creation are reasons to be glad in the Year of Celebration.

John Shirk

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Some Sort Of Rock Show

promojohn : July 13, 2014 7:55 pm : John Staffieri


It feels like a Some Sort of Rock Show kind of summer!

Here is your July13th playlist!

Hour 1

You Can’t Stop Me – Andy Mineo

Strike Back – We As Human

The Mirror – Embers In Ashes

Ones and Zeroes – Stellar Kart

Heartbeat – Sumerlin

We’ve Only Just Begun – Run Kid Run

Indestructible (feat. Rob Beckley) – Hardie Avenue

The Right Direction – Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

The Heart – Needtobreathe

Come To The River – Rhett Walker Band

Criminal – Scientist

End Of Me – Ashes Remain

Skills (feat. Trevor McNevan) – Manafest

Edge Of My Life – Manafest

Still I Know(feat. TJ Harris) – Relentless Flood

Falling Apart – Canopy Red

Hour 2 

Run and Escape – RED

This Is Your Moment  – The Deep Space Network

I’m For You – Toby Mac

When We All Come Alive – Switchfoot

Static – Bleach

Let It Be Love – Family Force 5

Hearing Voices – Anberlin

Only One – Scott Stapp

Alive In You – 7eventh Time Down

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

What I Believe – Skillet

Never Looking Back – Silverline

You Gave Me A Promise – Fireflight

Someday – Disciple

I Will Overcome – Devin Williams



Praise&Worship Show Playlist

kristi : July 13, 2014 6:01 am : Kristi Leigh, music, Staff Pages

Here’s today’s playlist!

Keep in touch,

Kristi Leigh – WJTL DJ

Rise And Sing Brett Younker The New Has Come 2010
Wake Up Leeland Opposite Way 2008
Awaken The Dawn (feat. Paul Meany of Mutemath) Victory Fellowship Worship Band Elevator Music 2010
10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord) (feat. Passion) Matt Redman Passion: White Flag 2012
Rising Sun All Sons & Daughters The Longing – EP 2012
Into The Day Bebo Norman Between the Dreaming and the Coming True 2007
Joyful, Joyful Casting Crowns Until The Whole World Hears 2010
Let the Worshippers Arise Pocket Full Of Rocks Manifesto 2007
All Things New Watermark All Things New 2000
This Is The Day Phil Wickham Response 2012
Wake Up All Sons & Daughters Season One 2012
I Will Rise Chris Tomlin Hello Love 2009
The Great Awakening Leeland The Great Awakening 2011
Arise Paul Baloche Offering of Worship 2004
Awaken (Let The Whole World Sing) Dan And Lauren Smith The Revive Project 2012
Let It Rise Big Daddy Weave Every Time I Breathe 2006
Rise Kari Jobe Where I Find You 2012
Rising (A Song Of Ascent) Charlie Hall The Rising 2010
This Day (feat. Thys Meades) Vineyard Wonderful Mercy 2001
Before The Morning Josh Wilson Life Is Not A Snapshot 2009
Awaken Me Andy Needham Band Lifted High 2013
First Song that I Sing Sara Groves All Right Here 2002
New Day Green River Ordinance Under Fire 2013
Wake Up Tim Hughes Love Shine Through 2011
Today Newworldson Rebel Transmission 2012
Give Me Jesus Jeremy Camp Beyond Measure 2006
Dawn To Dusk All Sons & Daughters Season One 2012
Your Love Is Strong Jon Foreman Limbs and Branches 2008
Awaken Kristene DiMarco Safe Place 2012
Into The Light Sisterbrother TBD 2013
Yesterday Is Gone Charlie Hall The Rising 2010
Awake, Awake Matthew Reed Come and Drink 2011
New Day Robbie Seay Band Give Yourself Away 2008
Joy Has Dawned Bethany Dillon and Matt Hammitt (of Sanctus Real) In Christ Alone – Modern Hymns Of Worship 2008
Awaken Me Jesus Culture Jesus Culture Awakening: Live From Chicago 2011
Sun & Moon Phil Wickham Singalong 2 2012
The Waking Sound Brian Campbell Hearts Wake to the Giver of Life 2012
Today (As For Me And My House) Kathryn Scott Satisfy 2003
Today Is The Day Lincoln Brewster Today Is The Day 2008
A New Day Ben Cantelon Everything in Color 2012
This Is The Day Laura Story Blessings 2011
Christ Be All Around Me All Sons & Daughters All Sons & Daughters 2014
Awakening Hillsong United Aftermath 2011
Awake My Soul (feat. Lecrae) Chris Tomlin Burning Lights 2013
Joy (Shining Light) Victory Fellowship Worship Band Elevator Music 2010
Wake Hillsong Young & Free We Are Young & Free 2014
Awaken My Soul Robbie Seay Band Miracle 2010
God of Wonders (feat. Caedmons Call) Mac Powell City on a Hill 2000
Until The Day Dawns Jon And Tiffany Aitken We Honor You 2011
Daylight John Mark McMillan Economy 2011
Father Let Me Dedicate Matt Redman Passion: Hymns Ancient and Modern 2004
Wake Sleeper Brian Campbell The One Worth It All – EP 2014
Your Love Never Fails Jesus Culture Your Love Never Fails 2008


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Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend

phredd : July 11, 2014 8:55 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages


5)  Historic Marietta Professional Bike Race  & Kids’ Bike Race, tomorrow, (Saturday, July 12) 11:30am-3:30pm , Kids’ bike race, children’s games and activities followed by a professional bike race through the streets of historic Marietta. More Info: 717-381-1187

4) 33rd Annual New Holland Band Car Show, Sunday (July 13th) from 11am-3PM at New Holland Community Park. Classic cars and other unique motor vehicles on display. Music will provided by The New Holland Band Jazz Combo and 16 piece Show band. Bring your lawn chair. More Info:

3)  Servant Stage Company is presenting a patriotic tribute to Broadway & Barbershop, Standards & Swing, Gospel Spirituals andmore, featuring a cast of 8 singer/dancer/musicians celebrating America’s history, culture, and traditions. Tonight (Friday, July 11) 7pm at Garden Spot Village and  Sunday (July 13th) 7pm at New Providence Church of God. More Info:

2)  Leola Community Water Slide Day at Zion Lutheran of Leola tomorrow (Saturday, July 12) noon -4 pm. Free food, fun, & 4 Huge Waterslides. More Info:

1) White Horse Fire Company 100th Anniversary Community Celebration, tomorrow (Saturday, July 12) 10:30am-8pm. Candy Drop, Barrel Train Rides, & Ryan & Friends. More Info:

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New Tunes at 9 Roundup with Citizens

phil : July 10, 2014 5:59 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.) Zach Bolen of Citizens was my guest this week on New Tunes at 9. Citizens are a tremendous, cutting-edge worship band, based in Seattle. (Zach Bolen leads Citizens, based in the University District of Seattle.)

Citizens released their self-titled debut in 2013; “Citizens” included 2 minor radio hits: “Made Alive” and “Jesus!”

(Citizens just wrapped up a remix contest for fans and producers; the band solicited remixes for “Made Alive” to be used as a bonus track on a future project, and you can hear the submissions at music citizens on facebook.)

Currently, Citizens are working and recording songs for their new project, “Join the Triumph,” a disc that will feature the first single, “You Brought Me Back to Life,” a song that utilizes a vintage Juno 60, early ‘80s, analog keyboard. (Zach Bolen talked about his affection for synth-pop music—and the story behind the new song–on New Tunes at 9.)

For more on Citizens, go to; Citizens’ music is also available on Amazon, Spotify, iTunesand more.

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Moment Of Celebration-Freedom In Christ

john : July 7, 2014 3:22 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Moment of Celebration reflects on freedom in Christ.

Jesus said in John 8:36, “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.”

There are reasons to cherish our political freedoms to vote, to speak out, and to publicly express our worship for God.

However, the greatest form of freedom is the kind that comes from knowing Jesus Christ. Here are some of the ways that Jesus sets us free.

In Christ we are set free to love people as He loves us. Galatians 5:13 talks about using our freedom to serve one another in love.

In Christ, we are set free from the penalty of our sin through God’s forgiveness. Romans 8:1 says “there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.”

In Christ, we are set free to know the truth of God’s will and do it. Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

Following God is our pathway to real and lasting freedom.

Freedom in Christ is a reason to be glad in the Year of Celebration.

John Shirk

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Some Sort of Rock Show

promojohn : July 6, 2014 7:55 pm : John Staffieri


We kick off at 8! We spent some quality time with Family Force 5 recently. A bunch of several bite sized interview bits coming during the second half of tonight’s show. Here’s your playlist:

Proof Of Life – Scott Stapp

Here For A Reason – Ashes Remain

Get Back – Nine Lashes

We Are The Broken – Seventh Day Slumber

Pain Killer – The Letter Black

Still I Know – Relentless Flood

Back To The Basics – Run Kid Run

Lonely Soul – I Anthem

You Can’t Stop Me – Andy Mineo

Disconnected – VERIDIA

Alive – P.O.D.

This Isn’t Love – The Birdsongs

Edge Of My Life – Manafest

Commodity – Remedy Drive

The One – Disciple

The Edge – Cord of 3

What I Believe – Skillet

Something New – The Lasting Hope

Saved My Soul – The Museum

The Right Direction – Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

Superhero – Family Force 5

Hold Me Now – RED

Broken Man – Rhett Walker Band

Like It Or Not – Abandon Kansas

BZRK (feat. KB) – Family Force 5

Replace Me – Family Force 5

Easy Way Out – Southbound Fearing

The Sound – Switchfoot

Let It Be Love – Family Force 5

The Mirror – Embers In Ashes

KJ 52 – Shake It Off



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Creation Fest 2014!

Kristin Heydt : July 6, 2014 10:41 am : Intern Kristin

INTERN KRISTIN – I cannot believe how fast June flew by! It seems like only last week I was taking my final exams. But in fact, last week I was attending and volunteering at Creation Fest Northeast! Creation is one of my absolute favorite times of the year because not only do I get to see performances by some of my all time favorite bands, I also get to see some of my very best friends that I made at the festival and do not get to see regularly. Even more awesome than that, though, is witnessing how Christ uses Creation Fest to change people’s lives. I am amazed every year to see what an impact can be made on such a large group of people.

This was my seventh year volunteering at Creation, and it was as great as ever! I was there for a total of 9 days, helping with set-up, the main part of the festival, and tear down. My job there is to do time cards for the main stage; this basically means that I time the bands and hold up signs letting them know how many minutes they have left in their set. It’s so cool to have that small bit of interaction with the artists, even if all it really consists of is a head nod or a smile. It really is a great gig. On top of that, I ran back and forth to the WJTL tent and helped out there as much as possible. It got a bit hectic with multiple jobs to do, but luckily Intern Eddie was there to help out when I couldn’t!

This year was as hot and wet as ever, but the fun of the concerts and the atmosphere of the crowd made up for the weather. Some of the highlights of my week at Creation were:

Switchfoot – One of my favorite groups, and they are always amazing! I looked forward to their set all week and they did not disappoint. Jon Foreman is one cool dude.

Family Force 5 – I was very interested to see how the dynamic of their show would change since their former lead singer (Soul Glow Activatur) left. I must say I was very impressed! I have seen this band perform more times than any other group, and it was one of their best shows, in my opinion! (I still miss Soul Glow, though!) They just always have so much energy.

For King & Country – I discovered these guys at Creation 2013 and loved them! They were just as great this year, and they seem like such genuine people. They have such obvious talent, as well.

There were so many more great performances – Chris Tomlin, Matthew West, TobyMac (how does he do it?!), and Brian Campbell Band, who lead worship every morning and evening, and are some of the nicest guys.

If you’ve ever been to Creation Fest, it is no wonder why it is one of my favorite times of the year. You can’t help but have a smile on your face at seeing how God is working around you. Worshipping along with tens of thousands of people is truly amazing! And if you’ve never been, I highly recommend attending Creation 2015!



Praise&Worship Show Playlist

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


10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord) (feat. Passion) Matt Redman Passion: White Flag 2012
Be Lifted High Bethel Live Be Lifted High 2011
Great I Am (feat. Jared Anderson) New Life Worship You Hold It All 2011
Alabaster Rend Collective Homemade Worship By Handmade People 2012
Beautiful Phil Wickham Cannons 2007
Worth It All Rita Springer Effortless 2002
Everything Tim Hughes Happy Day 2009
God Is With Us Chuck Gibson Band What Pleases You 2014
Thank You God For Saving Me (feat. Phil Wickham) Chris Tomlin Burning Lights 2013
This Is Amazing Grace Jeremy Riddle Bethel Live: For The Sake Of The World 2012
After All (Holy) David Crowder Band Give Us Rest-A Requiem Mass In C (The Happiest of All The Keys) 2012
Always Kristian Stanfill Passion: Here For You 2011

At Your Name (Forever) Tim Hughes Love Shine Through 2011
Take Heart Hillsong United Aftermath 2011
Crown Him (Majesty) (feat. Kari Jobe) Chris Tomlin Burning Lights 2013
Almighty God (feat. Candi Pearson Shelton) Todd Fields North Point Live: Here + Now 2012
For The Sake Of The World (feat. Brian Johnson) Bethel Live For The Sake Of The World 2012
Fires Matt Redman 10,000 Reasons 2011
Forever Reign Kristian Stanfill Passion: Here For You 2011
Heres My Heart Crowder Passion: Let The Future Begin 2013
Keep Me Near Rend Collective Homemade Worship By Handmade People 2012
Come Thou Fount Audrey Assad  2013
I Need Thee Jadon Lavik Roots Run Deep 2008
This Is What You Do (feat. William Matthews) Bethel Live For The Sake Of The World 2012
Jesus, Only Jesus Matt Redman Passion: Let The Future Begin 2013
Furious (feat. Jeremy Riddle) Bethel Live Be Lifted High 2011
Future / Past John Mark McMillan Borderland 2014
Alive Hillsong Young & Free We Are Young & Free 2013
Jesus Saves Tim Hughes Love Shine Through 2011
In Christ Alone Kristian Stanfill Passion: Let The Future Begin 2013
Sparrow Audrey Assad Heart 2011
Victors Crown Darlene Zschech [digital single] 2014
Like An Avalanche Hillsong United Aftermath 2011
Heartbeat Bellarive The Heartbeat 2012
Perfect Love (feat. SisterBrother) Philip Herndon Love In Every Motion 2013
Here I Am To Worship (feat. Martin Smith of Delirious Tim Hughes Happy Day 2009
Here Is Love Matt Redman Passion: Hymns Ancient and Modern 2004
I Belong To You (feat. Derek Johnson) Jesus Culture Live from New York (with Martin Smith) 2012
Lord, I Need You Chris Tomlin Passion: Here For You 2011
My Delight Is In You Christy Nockels Passion: Let The Future Begin 2013
Come To The Water Kristian Stanfill Passion: Let The Future Begin 2013
One Thing Remains (feat. Chris Quilala) Jesus Culture Come Away 2010
All This Glory (feat. Passion) David Crowder Band Passion: White Flag 2012
Desert Soul Rend Collective Homemade Worship By Handmade People 2012
Oh How I Need You All Sons and Daughters The Longing 2012


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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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