Some Sort Of Rock Show

promojohn : September 23, 2016 6:32 pm : John Staffieri

Your playlist for the September 23rd/25th episode of Some Sort of Rock Show:

Hour 1

  1. Way You Love Me – XXI
  2. Worthy – Scarlet White
  3. Sidelines – Lecrae
  4. Ayo! – Andy Mineo
  5. Bummin’ – Relient K
  6. Jesus On The Radio – All Star United
  7. Black Honey – Thrice
  8. Impossible – Anberlin
  9. Speak – Foreverlin
  10. Don’t Bring That Trouble – NEEDTOBREATHE
  11. Still Breathing – Veridia
  12. Someday – Disciple
  13. Hunger Strike – Seventh Day Slumber
  14. Spiraling – Seventh Day Slumber
  15. It Was You – Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

Hour 2

  1. Birds Will Never Fly – Come Wind
  2. Something to Say – The Red Airplanes
  3. Feel – House of Heroes
  4. The War Inside – Switchfoot
  5. BZRK – Family Force 5
  6. Feel Invincible – Skillet
  7. Haters – Beacon Light
  8. Oh Lord – NF
  9. We Are Tomorrow – Bleach
  10. Madness – Citizens & Saints
  11. //Crowder Interview
  12. Run Devil Run – Crowder
  13. Push – Thousand Foot Krutch

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do September 23-25, 2016

phredd : September 23, 2016 8:53 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend
September 23-25, 2016

5 Christiana Railroad Day, tomorrow (Sat, Sep 24) 10am-3pm, Railroad Ave, Christiana. Open House and Rail Expo.  May railroad and hisotrical vendors, dedication of the caboose and more. More Info: 610 593-6313

4 The 98th Annual Ephrata Fair continues tonight and tomorrow (Friday & Saturday, September 23- 24) in downtown Ephrata. The Ephrata Fair is the largest street fair in Pennsylvania. Agricultural exhibits, Food, fun and more. More Info:

3  Joni and Friends Eastern PA Grand Opening of Finding the Forgotten at their offices in Mountville, tonight and tomorrow  (Fri. Sept. 23 and Sat. Sept. 24). Finding the Forgotten is a multi-sensory exhibit taking you through a 30 minute experience encountering stories of families affected by disability. Light refreshments provided. Registration is free and groups are welcome.  More Info:

2 Latin American Fest, tomorrow (Saturday, Sept 24) noon-8pm at Long’s Park. Rain or Shine & Free Admission. A Procession of USA – PA – Lancaster and Latin American flags. Lancaster City Police & Fire Department Honor Guard, Balloon Art, Face painting, Music, Clowns and More. More Info:

1 Lancaster Bible College Homecoming and Family Weekend, tomorrow (Sat. Sept. 24) inflatables for kids, alumni soccer and baseball games, chapel service and more. Lisa and Kids Cookie Break Broadcasting Live from 9am-Noon!  More info:

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See You At The Pole Next Wednesday!

ann : September 21, 2016 11:46 am : Ann D'Alessandro, Staff Pages


See You At The Pole 2016 is coming up next Wednesday, September 28th!  This year’s theme is “We Cry Out, A Generation Seeking Him” – Psalm 24:3-6

For the last 25 years, See You at the Pole has been about one simple act—prayer. SYATP is still about students uniting themselves in prayer before God interceding for their generation.
Be sure to listen to WJTL for call-ins from staff in the morning.  You will also have the opportunity to call-in and report on SYATP at your school!  Call the Listener Hotline number at 717-397-8090 and leave a message.  You can find a lot of information about “See You At The Pole; We Cry Out” on their website –
Ann D’Alessandro- Excited for another SYATP!
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Reason To Believe-Tombs Of The Prophets

john : September 19, 2016 5:27 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Exploration, today’s Reason to Believe is the tombs of the prophets.

All throughout Israel, and the Middle East, there are graves of various prophets and patriarchs.

The traditional site of King David’s tomb is located on Mount Zion. First Kings 2:10 records that David rested with his fathers and was buried in the City of David.

The grave site of Moses is somewhere in Jordan, although the exact location is unknown. This is consistent with the Biblical account which says in Deuteronomy 34:6 that God buried him in Moab, but to this day no one knows where his grave is.

Joseph’s tomb is a familiar site in Nablus. As he was about to die, he gave instructions for his bones to be carried from Egypt when God came to the aid of Israel to guide them to the Promised Land.

In Matthew 23, Jesus acknowledged that the Pharisees built tombs for the prophets and decorated the graves of the righteous.

The tombs of the prophets indicate that these people really did live on the earth, and they were part of God’s great story of redemption that led to the time of Christ.

The tombs of the prophets are reasons to believe in God’s good news.

John Shirk

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Some Sort Of Rock Show

promojohn : September 16, 2016 6:19 pm : John Staffieri

Here’s your handcrafted playlist for the September 16th/18th show:

Hour 1

  1. Saved My Soul – Audio Adrenaline
  2. Choices – Graceful Closure
  3. Push – Thousand Foot Krutch
  4. Facemelt – KJ-52
  5. Float – Switchfoot
  6. Never Enough – Hawk Nelson
  7. Mirror – Kutless
  8. Take Me Over – RED
  9. Birds Will Never Fly – Come Wind
  10. Gotta Be Something – Me In Motion
  11. Way You Love Me – XXI
  12. Nothing Left to Lose -PIONEER
  13. Don’t Bring That Trouble – NEEDTOBREATHE
  14. Don’t Wait For Daylight – NEEDTOBREATHE
  15. The Change (Feat. Beacon Light) – Bread of Stone
  16. In between – Lybecker

Hour 2

  1. Anchor Me – Decyfer Down
  2. Into My Arms – Embers In Ashes
  3. Still Breathing – Veridia
  4. Staring At the Sun – Roelant
  5. Bummin’ – Relient K
  6. Closer – Philmont
  7. Run Devil Run – Crowder
  8. What About Tonight – 7eventh Time Down
  9. Carnival – The Insyderz
  10. Haters – Beacon Light
  11. Hunger Strike – Seventh Day Slumber
  12. My Allegiance – ILIA
  13. Madness – Citizens & Saints
  14. Kids – Citizens & Saints
  15. Feel Invincible – Skillet
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Five Fun Free Family Things To Do September 16-18

phredd : September 16, 2016 8:53 am : Fred McNaughton, Staff Pages

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend
September 16-18, 2016

5 Septemberfest and Community Day tomorrow (Saturday, September 17) from 3-7pm at Spring Creek Church of the Brethren in Hershey. Penn State Life Lion EMS, therapy dogs, Derry Township Police Canine Unit, face painting, balloon animals, music and more! More Info at SpringCreekCOB Facebook page

4 Ephrata Community Church Family Fest Sunday, Sunday (September 18) 3-7pm at Ephrata Community Church Grounds on Clay School Road in Ephrata. Free food, archery, candy drop, inflatables, fire trucks, crafts, games, and more.  Rain or shine. More Info:

3 Paradise Energy Solutions’ Solar Grand Opening tomorrow  (Saturday, September 17) from 9am-1pm at 3105 Lincoln Highway East  in Paradise. Kids activities, solar demonstrations tours, food and more.  More Info:

2 Central Penn Parent’s FREE Family Fun Day tomorrow (Saturday, September 17) from 10am-4pm at Cousler Park in York. Live music, stage performances,petting zoo, pony rides, bounce houses, and more kid-friendly activities.Children are also invited to dress up and walk in the costume parade or bring their favorite stuffed animal for a health check-up. More Info:

1 Oregon Dairy’s 2nd Annual Corn Pickin’ 5K, tomorrow (Saturday, September 17) at the Corn Maze at Oregon Dairy. The Race starts begins at 8am.  Kids Dash starts at 9:30am. KCB live 9-noon with games, free goodies, door prizes, and more! Proceeds benefit the Benevolent Care Fund at Landis Home’s Retirement Community. More Info:

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Q and A-What is the Priestly Blessing?

john : September 15, 2016 4:38 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Q and A Segment explores the question, “What is the priestly blessing?”

In Numbers 6:24, The LORD instructed Moses how to direct Aaron and his sons to bless the Israelites:

“The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you: The LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace.”

This is a benediction sometimes given at the end of church services today. This blessing reflects God’s heart for us to know His peace and grace, which satisfies our soul and makes our joy complete.

This blessing is ultimately realized through a relationship with Jesus Christ, who is the way for us to experience God’s favor. Grace and peace prevail in the hearts of those who turn away from sin and turn to Christ for forgiveness and direction in the Year of Exploration.

John Shirk

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Reason To Believe-God’s Perfect Timing

john : September 15, 2016 4:33 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Exploration, today’s Reason to Believe is God’s perfect timing.

Second Peter 3:9 tells us that the Lord is not slow in keeping his promise. His promises may be fulfilled at a slower pace than we would prefer, but that does not mean that God is running behind schedule. It might mean that we are trying to run ahead of Him. Going at God’s timing sometimes requires waiting on the Lord.

An example of God’s perfect timing can be found in John chapter 4, when a royal official asked Jesus to heal his son before he died. Jesus replied, “You may go. Your son will live.” The man took Jesus at his word and departed. While he was a long way off, his servants met him with the news that his boy was living. When the royal official inquired as to the time when his son got better, they told him that the fever left him at the seventh hour. Then the father realized that this was the exact time at which Jesus said to him, “your son will live.” So, he and all his household believed.

According to Romans 5:6, it was at just the right time when Christ died for the ungodly.

God’s perfect timing to fulfill His perfect will is a reason to believe in God’s good news.

John Shirk

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Q and A-Who was Asaph and what was his struggle?

john : September 13, 2016 5:03 pm : John Shirk, Staff Pages

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Q and A Segment explores the question, “Who was Asaph and what was his struggle?”

Asaph was a gifted musician in the time of David, and he used music as a tool to glorify God.

But Asaph lost focus at one point in his life, and he wrote about it in Psalm 73. In his testimony, he recalled, “I envied the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.” He started to perceive their lives on the other side of the fence as having no struggles, free from burdens, and with healthy bodies. He said, “This is what the wicked are like-always carefree, they increase in wealth.” This perspective led him to false thinking, and it is the kind of path that might tempt us if we perceive the same things. He said, “Surely in vain have I kept my heart pure.”

But before he went further down this path of envy, something gave him perspective. He entered the sanctuary of God. Then he understood their final destiny. The result was a celebration of being in relationship with God. He said to the LORD, “You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will take me into glory.”

Asaph’s journey shows how an eternal perspective brings clarity when we come to God in a place of worship in the Year of Exploration.

John Shirk

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What kind of bug would you be?

kristi : September 13, 2016 12:15 am : Kristi Leigh, Staff Pages

Kristi and Butterfly

I recently visited the new Butterfly Atrium at the Hershey Gardens with my family.  It’s a wonderful place, perfectly setup as a walk-through experience inside a butterfly’s world.  There were colorful flowers and plants, a little stream, and big chunks of fruit set out, where butterflies lounged and filled up on nectar.  There were all kinds of butterflies: from teeny tiny ones to ginormous.  We walked through on the path, watching each step since the butterflies roam free, flitting to and from wherever they please.  While may were in flight from here to there at any given time, we found some hanging from flowers, others clung to the windows, and a few liked to plop down right in the middle of the path.  Everyone carefully approached to get a close look at their wings and take some pictures of these amazing creatures.  I was thinking how special the experience was…and how different it would be if it were any other bug.  I mean, nobody wants to visit all sorts and sizes of spiders in their natural habitat!  There’s something about butterflies that makes us feel comfortable and even a little mystified.  Then…out of no where, a butterfly landed right on my nose!  And do you know what happened?  Nobody shooed it off.  No one rolled up a news paper to swat it.  And I had zero urges to flick it away.  Instead, everyone responded with incredible delight, treating me as specially chosen by this butterfly.  Phones and cameras emerged and we all giggled until it finally detached its sticky little feet from my face and flew away.  It would have been so different if it were any other bug.

In the days after that experience, I’ve wondered how people would respond to me if I were a bug.  Are there qualities about me that sting like a bee?  or smell like a stink bug?  or cause concern like a mosquito?  Do I have a problem with boundaries like ants at a picnic or drone on loudly like a locust? I hope not!  I really want to be like a butterfly.  I want people to feel at ease–and even special if I come close.  And the good news is: God wants us to be like that, too!  The fruit of His Spirit certainly makes us beautifully attractive: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.  (Galatians 5:22-23)  None of those are scary or intimidating–and we are marked by those qualities because of Jesus living in our hearts.  If you don’t feel like those things describe you very well, I’ve got more good news: Jesus Christ makes us into a new creation.  (2 Corinthians 5:17)  The old stuff is gone–and we are transformed.  That’s something butterflies can relate to! 🙂

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