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Construction Starts at WJTL

September 25th, 2016 No comments

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The Vision . . . The Need!

It is an exciting time here at WJTL as construction has begun on the final phase of The Junction Center Project.  We have clearly seen God at work over the past five years as many obstacles have been overcome with the final plans exceeding what had been hoped for.

The vision is to expand and improve the ministry outreach of WJTL!  We believe that music is an important non-threatening way to reach people for Christ, many of whom would never darken the doors of a church.  Our goal is also to provide quality Christian content that supports, strengthens, and challenges you as a believer in your daily walk with God.  Ratings show that approximately 100,000 different individuals listen to WJTL for a total of 5 to 6 hours each week.  That adds up to more than 36 million listener hours per year!  That does not count the thousands more reached daily over the Internet!

The venue will be very flexible with seating that can be configured many different ways allowing for a wide range of small to medium size events.  Major artists like Chris Tomlin and TobyMac will continue to be held at larger venues but this venue will allow for a host of additional regional and national artists that deserve to be heard and supported.  The stage audio and video will be wired directly to the WJTL studios allowing for the broadcasts of live concerts both through WJTL, Facebook Live and Youtube.

Faith based theater will also be presented including an anticipated summer youth theater camp.  Current outdoor events like the  “The Kid’s Cookie Break Fest” and the “National Day of Prayer” will continue to use the whole site but be improved by the addition of this facility.  The Junction Center tent will be repositioned into the grassy area next to the Arts Center Hall and will be used as the stage cover for an outdoor amphitheater that can hold up to 6,000 people.

It will be a beautiful venue with a fresh contemporary style that utilizes many natural materials.  A custom designed audio system from Clair Brothers will mean the sound will be world class. A full forty foot wide theatrical stage will have a state-of-the-art lighting system designed by Stray Lights.  Running the length of the building will be a really cool balcony featuring a unique vantage point to see a concert.  We are really excited about the design and layout and think you will be too.

Your gift is greatly needed to help WJTL finish this building.  The cost to complete this project is slightly more than $2,500,000 of which 80% is being funding internally by WJTL/Creative Ministries through the sale of some assets and long term savings.  The remaining 20% ($500,000) though needs to come from WJTL supporters.  As you know it is a challenge each year for WJTL to meet it’s annual operating budget so it is very important that any gifts given be “over and above” what you would ordinarily give to the station.  This is a real exercise of faith for the ministry as it will be a significant challenge to meet both the current operating budget while also expanding the ministry.  (Here is a link to donate to WJTLs General Fund.)

A donor has agreed to match each and every gift until the goal is met!  This means that your gift to the Performing Arts Center will in fact be doubled!  As an additional incentive, every donor who gives more than $500 will be acknowledged on a plaque in the vestibule of the new building unless directed otherwise.  All gifts are needed both large and small if this goal is to be reached.  Please prayerfully consider how you can help.
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Praise & Worship Show Playlist

September 25th, 2016 No comments

Name

Artist

Album

Year

6:00 a.m.

Take Heart

Hillsong United

Aftermath

2011

Future / Past

John Mark McMillan

Borderland

2014

This I Know

Crowder

Neon Steeple

2014

Hallelujah (Friend and King)

Tim Hughes

Pocketful of Faith

2015

Only You

Hillsong Live

Glorious Ruins (Deluxe Edition)

2013

A Greater Song

Matt Redman

Beautiful News

2006

Come Thou Fount (Above All Else)

Shane & Shane

The Worship Initiative, Vol. 1

2014

Almighty God

Tim Hughes

Holding Nothing Back

2007

Always

Kristian Stanfill

Mountains Move

2011

Sovereign

Chris Tomlin

Burning Lights

2013

One Thirst and Hunger

Jeremy Riddle

Furious

2011

Beautiful

Phil Wickham

Cannons

2007

7:00 a.m.

Great I Am (feat. Jared Anderson)

New Life Worship

You Hold It All

2011

My Heart Is Yours (feat. Passion)

Kristian Stanfill

Passion: Take It All

2014

God of Wonders (feat. Caedmons Call)

Mac Powell

City on a Hill

2000

Brokenness Aside

All Sons & Daughters

Season One

2012

Let There Be Light

Bryan & Katie Torwalt

Let There Be Light – Single

2016

The Fathers Heart

Bellarive

The Heartbeat

2012

Crown Him (Majesty) (feat. Kari Jobe)

Chris Tomlin

Burning Lights

2013

At Your Name (Forever)

Tim Hughes

Love Shine Through

2011

Forever (feat. Brian Johnson)

Bethel Music

Tides

2013

Let It Be Jesus (feat. Passion)

Christy Nockels

Passion: Take It All (Deluxe Edition)

2014

Better Is One Day

Charlie Hall

Better Is One Day

1999

8:00 a.m.

10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord)

Matt Redman

10,000 Reasons

2012

King of My Heart

John Mark & Sarah McMillan

You Are the Avalanche – EP

2015

It is Well (feat. Kristene DiMarco)

Bethel Music

You Make Me Brave (Live)

2014

Hope and Glory

Tim Hughes

Pocketful of Faith

2015

Lord, I Need You (feat. Audrey Assad)

Matt Maher

All The People Said Amen

2013

In Your Presence (feat. Kim Walker-Smith) [Live]

Jesus Culture

Let It Echo (Live)

2016

Your Glory

All Sons & Daughters

Season One

2012

Holy Spirit

Bryan & Katie Torwalt

Here On Earth

2011

Scandal Of Grace

Hillsong United

Zion

2013

Day After Day

Kristian Stanfill

Mountains Move

2011

Counting On Your Name

Tim Hughes

Love Shine Through

2011

Create In Me

Rend Collective

The Art of Celebration

2014

Alive

Hillsong Young & Free

We Are Young & Free

2013

9:00 a.m.

Almighty God (feat. Candi Pearson Shelton)

Todd Fields

North Point Live: Here + Now

2012

King of Love

I Am They

I Am They

2015

Oh How I Need You

All Sons & Daughters

The Longing

2012

Clear The Stage

Jimmy Needham

Clear The Stage

2012

Open Up The Sky

Deluge

Deeper (Integrity Compilation)

2008

Ever Be (Live)

Bethel Music & Kalley Heiligenthal

We Will Not Be Shaken (Live) [Deluxe Edition]

2015

Thank You God For Saving Me (feat. Phil Wickham)

Chris Tomlin

Burning Lights

2013

One Thing Remains (Studio Version) (feat. Passion)

Kristian Stanfill

Passion: White Flag

2012

Fierce (feat. Chris Quilala) [Live]

Jesus Culture

Let It Echo (Live)

2016

Mighty 

Kristene DiMarco

Mighty

2015

Awake My Soul (feat. Lecrae)

Chris Tomlin

Burning Lights

2013

God of Miracles (Live)

Chris McClarney

Everything and Nothing Less (Live)

2015

With Everything

Hillsong United

Passion: Awakening

2010

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Some Sort Of Rock Show

September 23rd, 2016 2 comments

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

September 23rd, 2016 No comments

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: EphrataFair.org

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: FindingTheForgotten.org

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: LatinAmera.com

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: LBC.edu

See You At The Pole Next Wednesday!

September 21st, 2016 No comments

ANN D’ALESSANDRO –

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 – http://syatp.com/
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Ann D’Alessandro- Excited for another SYATP!
ann@wjtl.com
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Reason To Believe-Tombs Of The Prophets

September 19th, 2016 No comments

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

john@wjtl.com

Some Sort Of Rock Show

September 16th, 2016 No comments

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

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do September 16-18

September 16th, 2016 No comments

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:  EphrataCommunityChurch.com.

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: VisitPES.com

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: CentralPennParent.com

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: OregonDairy.com

Q and A-What is the Priestly Blessing?

September 15th, 2016 No comments

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

john@wjtl.com

Reason To Believe-God’s Perfect Timing

September 15th, 2016 No comments

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

john@wjtl.com

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

September 13th, 2016 No comments

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

john@wjtl.com

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