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Five Fun Free Family Things To Do June 9-11, 2017

June 9th, 2017 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend
June 9-11, 2017

5 Allegro Orchestra Lancaster is hosting a FREE children’s event tomorrow (Saturday, June 10) 1pm at The Ware Center. Relaxed, drop-in format. Kids get to see the orchestra, make some drum stick’s dipped in chocolate, do a few crafts and experience the instrument petting zoo. More Info:

4 29th Annual Historic Old Annville Day tomorrow (SATURDAY, JUNE 10) 9am-2pm – town center Annville. Street fair, vendors, 3 stages of music, food and more. More Info: FOOA.Org

3 Black Rock Retreat Summer Kick Off, Sunday (June 11) from 1:30pm-7:30pm. Tour Black Rock Retreat, meet Camp Staff, Find out about Summer programs, enjoy Chicken Barbecue and more. More Info:

2 Spring Fling tomorrow (Sat. June 10) from 4pm-8pm at Leola United Methodist Church. Relay races, water balloon toss, watermelon contest, free food Bruce Fite in Concert at 7pm. More Info:

1 Camp Swatara Family Camp Preview and Strawberry Ice Cream Festival tomorrow (Saturday, June 10) 8am-4pm. Kids Cookie Break Broadcasting live 9am-noon at the camp in Bethel, PA. Tour the camp, mini-golf, hiking trails, swimming pool and more. More Info:

Promise of Hope-Spiritual Blessings In Christ

June 8th, 2017 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Promise of Hope is based on Ephesians 1:7.

Speaking of Jesus, “In him, we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that he lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.”

These are some of the spiritual blessings that we experience in Christ-Redemption, Forgiveness, and abundant Grace.

To be redeemed is to be set free from the power of sin. Chains are broken when we follow Jesus out of the darkness into His wonderful light. To have the forgiveness of sins is to be cleared of guilt. According to Psalm 32:2, “Blessed is the one whose sin the LORD does not count against them and in whose spirit is no deceit.” These are some of the blessings of God’s grace that we enjoy when we are   in Christ.

Spiritual blessings are promises of hope for those who follow Jesus in the Year of Trust.

John Shirk

Focus On God-Good News

June 8th, 2017 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Trust, today’s Focus on God examines His good news.

According to Acts 13:32 and 33, God’s good news is linked to the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

“We tell you the good news: What God promised our ancestors, he has fulfilled for us, their children, by raising up Jesus.”

Without the empty grave, the Christian faith would collapse. But since Jesus did rise from the dead, we have a living hope by believing in the name of Jesus Christ. We have the gift of His grace, the forgiveness of sins, peace with God, and an inheritance in God’s kingdom that can never perish, spoil, or fade.

The good news of Jesus is a reason to trust in God for today and forever.

John Shirk

Some Sort Of Rock Show

June 4th, 2017 No comments

Here’s Your Handcrafted Playlist for the June 2nd/4th episode of Some Sort of Rock Show:

Hour 1

  1. Safe & Sound – We Were Once
  2. Lifeline – Thousand Foot Krutch
  3. The Truth – I Am Spartacus
  4. Criminals And Kings – Stellar Kart
  5. Lay It Down – Crossing Fire
  6. Staring At the Sun – Roelant
  7. This Is Who We Are – Written in Kings
  8. Bottle Rocket – House of Heroes
  9. Erase – Disciple
  10. This Change – Embers In Ashes
  11. The Window – Thrice
  12. These Arrows Shoot To Kill – Flagship Armada
  13. Love Broke Thru – TobyMac
  14. Day by Day – DC Talk
  15. Warm Up – NF

Hour 2

  1. Pretty Little Phase – Hearts Like Lions
  2. Faith – Citizens & Saints
  3. Lions – Skillet
  4. Complete – Kutless
  5. Dying Inside – Facing Fire
  6. Beneath the Skin – Gold Frankincense & Myrrh
  7. Where the Light Shines Through – Switchfoot
  8. Something to Say – The Red Airplanes
  9. Unfazed – The Waiting
  10. Holding On – Sun City
  11. Bringing You Back to Life – Light45
  12. HARD LOVE (feat. Lauren Daigle) – NEEDTOBREATHE
  13. Live Again – torndown
  14. Beautiful Lie – Decyfer Down
  15. Voices – Out of Black



Focus On God-Holy Spirit

June 2nd, 2017 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Trust, today’s Focus on God examines the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.

It happens in Acts 2 when the believers were all together in one place. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.

Peter then preached a sermon explaining why this was happening. Peter used this opportunity to talk about the death and resurrection of Jesus, and invited the crowd to repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins. About three thousand were added to their number that day.

Jesus told His disciples this would happen. He said in Acts 1:8, “You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

The coming of the Holy Spirit to the church at Pentecost is a reason to trust in God for today and forever.

John Shirk

Promise of Hope-Greatness in God’s Kingdom

June 2nd, 2017 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Promise of Hope is based on Matthew 5:19.

From the New Living Translation, Jesus said, “So if you ignore the least commandment and teach others to do the same, you will be called the least in the Kingdom of Heaven. But anyone who obeys God’s laws and teaches them will be called great in the Kingdom of Heaven.”

God’s Word clearly teaches that we cannot be made right with God by obeying God’s laws, because we have fallen short of His standards. We have missed the mark, but Jesus has offered another way to be made right with God-through faith in His name to forgive us and save us from our sins.

The way of Jesus teaches us not to disregard God’s laws or to rely on them for salvation. The way of Jesus is to obey God’s commands and teach them out of our love for Him. Jesus said, “If you love me, you will obey what I command.”

Greatness in the Kingdom of heaven is a promise of hope for those who follow Jesus in the Year of Trust.

John Shirk

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do June 2-4, 2017

June 2nd, 2017 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend
June 2-4, 2017

5 Community Day at Lancaster South End Park, tomorrow (Saturday, June 3) noon-4pm. Food, Games, and music by Jimmy Emig Band and SOZO. More Info: 717-397-5451

4 Family of Restoration Ministries Family Fun Fest, tomorrow (Saturday, June 3) 9am-2pm at their headquarters, 28th Division Hwy in Lititz. Games, Balloons, Face-painting and a concert by Phredd.  More Info: Family Restoration Ministries’ Facebook page.

3 Mountville Summer Lawn Concert Kick off, Sunday  (June 4) at Mountville Church of the Brethren beginning at 7pm featuring The Bainbridge Band. More Info:

2 Ten Thousand Villages’ Annual Children’s Festival, tomorrow  (Saturday, June 3) 10am to 3pm at Ten Thousand Villages, Rt. 272 North in Ephrata.  Crafts, Games, Music & Food from cultures around the world. Attenders will also have the opportunity to pack Relief Kit Buckets, which will be sent by Mennonite Central Committee to families living in refugee camps around the world. More Info: 717-721-8400

1 GO York Summer Reading Program Kick-Off tomorrow (Sat. June 3) 9am-Noon at Dover Area Community Center.  Kids Cookie Break broadcasting live. Jesse Rothacker from Forgotten Friends Reptile Sanctuary will be on hand, a strolling musician and more.  More Info:

Some Sort Of Rock Show

May 28th, 2017 No comments

Your May 26th-28th Handcrafted Playlist:

Hour 1

  1. Dying Inside – Facing Fire
  2. Gallows – Dustin Kensrue
  3. Holding On – Sun City
  4. Don’t Bring That Trouble – NEEDTOBREATHE
  5. Way You Love Me – XXI
  6. This Is Who We Are – Written in Kings
  7. Where the Light Shines Through – Switchfoot
  8. The Change – AsWeAre
  9. Lifeline- Thousand Foot Krutch
  10. Holding On – We Are Vessel
  11. Shadows – The Afters
  12. Have It All – Lybecker
  13. Lay It Down – Crossing Fire
  14. Crash – Crossing Fire
  15. Pretty Little Phase – Hearts Like Lions

Hour 2

  1. Grindin’ (feat. Marty) – NF
  2. Dance Like Nobody’s Watching – Family Force 5
  3. Shouting Grounds – Crowder
  4. Cant Break Me – Rhett Walker Band
  5. Erase – Disciple
  6. Mirror Mirror – Random Hero
  7. Safe & Sound – We Were Once
  8. Wash Away – As We Ascend
  9. Banner Year – Five Iron Frenzy
  10. Stones – Manafest
  11. Back From the Dead – Skillet
  12. Erase – Disciple
  13. Take Me Over – RED
  14. You Remain – Foreverlin
  15. Live Again – torndown
  16. This Is Not A Test – TobyMac
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Praise & Worship Show Playlist

May 28th, 2017 No comments

Kristi Leigh – WJTL DJ

Song Title Artist Year Album
6:00 a.m. 2011
Beloved Leeland 2016 Invisible
I Am In Love With You (Live) Jesus Culture 2012 Live from New York (with Martin Smith) [Live]
Leaning On You, Jesus [Live] Christy Nockels 2015 Let It Be Jesus [Live]
I Need You Now (Live) Matt Redman 2013 Your Grace Finds Me (Live)
God He Reigns/All I Need is You Hillsong 2005 God He Reigns
All I Need (What A Privilege) Gateway Worship 2010 The More I Seek You
How Beautiful SisterBrother 2014 Into The Light
Give Me Jesus All Sons & Daughters Prone To Wander: A Collection of Hymns
Seek First Jason Upton 2015 A Table Full of Strangers, Vol. 1
Lord, I Need You Chris Tomlin 2011 Passion: Here For You
7:00 a.m.
Oh How I Need You All Sons & Daughters 2012 The Longing
Always Kristian Stanfill 2011 Mountains Move
What A Beautiful Name Hillsong Worship 2017 Let There Be Light
Forever (feat. Brian Johnson) Bethel Music 2013 Tides
Our Saviors Love David Leach 2014 Our Saviors Love
Here Is Love Matt Redman 2004 Passion: Hymns Ancient and Modern
Lion and the Lamb Leeland 2016 Invisible
This I Believe Hillsong Worship 2015 No Other Name
Every Battle (feat. Kalley Heiligenthal) Rita Springer 2017 Battles
Back To The Start (Gods Great Dance Floor) Martin Smith 2013 Gods Great Dance Floor Step 1
Alive Hillsong Young & Free 2013 We Are Young & Free
Freedom Song Christy Nockels 2015 Let It Be Jesus
Come To The Water Kristian Stanfill 2013 Passion: Let The Future Begin
8:00 a.m.
Jesus Chris Tomlin 2016 Never Lose Sight
Set a Fire (Live) Jesus Culture 2012 Live from New York (with Martin Smith) [Live]
Christ Be All Around Me All Sons & Daughters 2014 All Sons & Daughters
Beautiful Things Shane & Shane 2014 The Worship Initiative, Vol. 1
Holy, Holy, Holy Audrey Assad 2017 Inheritance
Over All Phil Wickham 2013 The Ascension
Doxology Stars Go Dim 2017 Stars Go Dim
My Victory Crowder 2016 American Prodigal
Remember Passion 2016 Salvations Tide Is Rising
O Praise The Name Hillsong Worship 2016 Open Heaven River Wild
10,000 Reasons Rend Collective Experiment 2013 Campfire
At Your Name (Forever) Tim Hughes 2011 Love Shine Through
Our Father (feat. Jenn Johnson) Bethel Live 2012 For The Sake Of The World
9:00 a.m.
Psalm 66 (You Are Great) Robbie Seay Band 2015 Psalms LP
Let Your Glory Fall Kari Jobe 2017 The Garden (Deluxe Edition)
Spirit Of The Living God Meredith Andrews 2017 Deeper
Holy Spirit Bryan & Katie Torwalt 2011 Here On Earth
Build My Life Housefires 2016 Housefires III
Here For You Matt Redman 2011 10,000 Reasons
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Five Fun Free Family Things To Do May 26-28, 2017

May 26th, 2017 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend
May 26-28, 2017

5 For One Life Softball Tournament at Gap Park tomorrow (Sat. May 27) beginning at 7am.  The playoffs start at 2pm and the championship game is scheduled for 9pm.  Entertainment events in the tent throughout the day. Lisa and Kids Cookie Break Broadcasting Live 9am-noon. More Info:

4 Kids Bike Rodeo tomorrow (Saturday, May 27) from 1pm-3pm at the Berks County Heritage Center. Berks Area Mountain Biking Association will lead kids (4-12) through stations on bike-fit and a safety check, helmet fitting, basic bike maintenance and a bike-safe obstacle course. Prizes awarded and refreshments provided. More Info:

3 Columbia Memorial Day Parade, Sunday, (May 28) beginning at 2:30 pm. Bands, floats, cars and many military themed entries. Events also include a special speaker from the military. More Info

2 PennLive/Patriot-News ArtsFest and KidsFest of Greater Harrisburg 2017 tomorrow, (Saturday, May 27) 10am – 7pm at Riverfront Park,  Harrisburg. 250 juried artists, crafts, paintings, photographs, garden sculptures, three stages of continuous entertainment, Popcorn Hat Players. More Info:
1 Mount Joy Memorial Day Parade tomorrow (Saturday, May 27) Starting at the upper end of W. Main Street at 2 pm, bands, floats, cars, candy and more honoring veterans of the military.  Look for the WJTL vehichles. More Info:

Promise of Hope-Guarded Words

May 25th, 2017 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Promise of Hope is based on Proverbs 21:23.

“Those who guard their mouths and their tongues keep themselves from calamity.”

This does not mean that we will never experience calamity, but it does mean that our carefully guarded words will protect us from future regrets.

What are the kinds of careless words that can come back to bite us? Gossip, slander, deception, angry outbursts, and profanity use words words that are toxic to the atmosphere and harmful to our spiritual health. This is a dangerous path leading to conflict and lack of trust.

But instead of thinking how to use our words for harmful purposes, we can breathe life into the atmosphere with words of praise, honesty, gratitude, and encouragement. These are ways that we can build trust in relationships and bring glory to God.

Avoiding the calamity of using careless words is a promise of hope for those who follow Jesus in the Year of Trust.

John Shirk

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