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Five Fun Free Family Things To Do January 27-29,2017

January 27th, 2017 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend
January 27-29, 2017

5 Fourth Friday in River Towns – Columbia, Marietta and Wrightsville, tonight (Friday, Jan 27) 5-9pm. Music, Galleries, antique shops, local eateries, and more. More Info: parivertowns.com

4 Winter Snowflake Ornament Making tomorrow (Sat. Jan. 28) 11am at East Pennsboro Branch Library in East Pennsboro. Make a winter snowflake ornament. Display it in your window or hang from a fixture to decorate a room. Materials provided. No registration necessary. Children must be accompanied by an adult.  More Info: EastPennsboroBranch.org

3 Emmaus Road Cafe tomorrow (Sat. Jan. 28) 7pm-10pm.  Concert by Worship Leaders Walt and Amy Lindberg. The cafe is located at 1886 Lincoln Highway East in Lancaster. More Info: EmmausRoadCafe.org

2 Ukulele Uprising Sunday (Jan 29) 2pm at Tellus360 in Lancaster. Ukulele Uprising is a gang of fun-loving musicians of varying skill levels who gather together to strum ukuleles and sing songs of all kinds.  All ages welcome – Children must be accompanied by an adult. More Info: tellus360.com

1 15th Annual Chambersburg Ice Festival this weekend Friday, Saturday and Sunday (Jan 27-29) Over 70 Ice Sculptures on display, Chili Cookoff, kidzone, double-wide Ice Slide and more. Get times and More info: IceFestPA.com

Promise of Hope-Jesus Christ is the same

January 26th, 2017 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Promise of Hope is based on Hebrews 13:8.

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”

This is a comforting verse for the follower of Christ, because it means that the name of Jesus is always superior to all other names, the throne of Jesus will never be upended, and the love of Jesus will never run dry. His truth is not bending to the changing values of the culture. His character does not change with the passage of time because there is no need for growth or improvement. Jesus is Lord, and that fact will never change. The sacrifice He made for our sins 2,000 years ago still has the power to forgive sins and transform our lives.

He is the constant source of help for His people. We find evidence of that in the preceding verses. In verse 5, God said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” So we say with confidence, ‘The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?”

The constant presence of Jesus is a promise of hope for those who follow Jesus in the Year of Trust.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

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Focus On God-Promise Keeper

January 26th, 2017 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Trust, today’s Focus on God examines His faithfulness as a Promise-keeper.

According to Second Corinthians 1:20, “No matter how many promises God has made, they are ‘Yes’ in Christ. And so through him the ‘Amen’ is spoken by us to the glory of God.”

A consistent promise keeper is faithful, having the goodness to follow through with stated intentions, and having the strength to make it happen, despite facing opposition that wants to thwart those purposes. Because these are the qualities of God, His promises are trustworthy and true.

Before Joshua died, he said to the Israelites, “Not one of all the good promises the LORD your God gave you has failed.”

God’s faithfulness as a promise keeper is a reason to trust in God for today and forever.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Alden House Contest

January 24th, 2017 2 comments

The 167-year-old Alden House in Downtown Lititz is celebrating 30 years as a Bed & Breakfast this year!   Located on Main Street, The Alden House is within strolling distance to local attractions, shopping, & dining.  In honor of this landmark year, Innkeeper’s John & Lyndell Eccleston are teaming with WJTL to give away a night’s stay at The Alden House Bed & Breakfast.  (Subject to room availability). 

Please send your name, complete street address, phone number, & email address to contest@wjtl.com

Contest Rules:

*You must not have won from WJTL in the past 30 days in order to be eligible for this contest.

*Only one entry per person.

*You must be 21 years old or older to participate.

*Entries must be received by Noon on Friday, January 27th.  

*Winner will be announced at 4:20 on Friday, January 27th.

*Incomplete entries will not be considered.

 

 

  

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Praise & Worship Show Playlist

January 22nd, 2017 No comments

Song Title

Artist

Album

Year

6:00 a.m.

Psalm 66 (You Are Great)

Robbie Seay Band

Psalms LP

2015

Come Thou Fount (Above All Else)

Shane & Shane

The Worship Initiative, Vol. 1

2014

Ever Be (Live)

Bethel Music & Kalley Heiligenthal

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

2015

Yahweh

Elevation Worship

Here as in Heaven

2016

Lion and the Lamb

Leeland

Invisible

2016

A Mighty Fortress

Christy Nockels

Life Light Up

2009

Strong God

Meredith Andrews

Worth It All

2013

Stronger

Hillsong

This Is Our God

2010

Heres My Heart

Crowder

Passion: Let The Future Begin

2013

Everything

Tim Hughes

Happy Day

2009

Waiting Here For You

Christy Nockels

Passion: Here For You

2011

Jesus

Chris Tomlin

Never Lose Sight

2016

7:00 a.m.

God of Miracles (Live)

Chris McClarney

Everything and Nothing Less (Live)

2015

Our Father (feat. Jenn Johnson)

Bethel Live

For The Sake Of The World

2012

Furious (feat. Jeremy Riddle)

Bethel Live

Be Lifted High

2011

No Longer Slaves (feat. Jonathan David & Melissa Helser)

Bethel Music

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

2015

Into The Light

SisterBrother

TBD

2013

Creation Sings

All Sons & Daughters

Poets & Saints

2016

I Will Worship You

Paul Baloche

Your Mercy

2016

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

Tim Hughes

Happy Day

2009

Here Now (Madness)

Hillsong United

Empires

2015

Let There Be Light

Bryan & Katie Torwalt

Let There Be Light – Single

2016

My Victory

Crowder

American Prodigal

2016

Scandal Of Grace

Hillsong United

Zion

2013

8:00 a.m.

I Surrender

All Sons & Daughters

Poets & Saints

2016

Lilys Song (Praise the Lord)

Kristene DiMarco

Mighty (Live)

2015

Praise The Lord

The City Harmonic

Heart

2014

Doxology

Stars Go Dim

Stars Go Dim

2017

Another Hallelujah

Lincoln Brewster

All To You…Live

2005

King of My Heart

John Mark & Sarah McMillan

You Are the Avalanche – EP

2015

I Look To The King

Meredith Andrews

Deeper

2016

This I Believe

Hillsong Worship

No Other Name

2015

Here For You

Matt Redman

10,000 Reasons

2011

Great Are You Lord

All Sons & Daughters

All Sons & Daughters

2014

The Stand

Kristian Stanfill

Passion: Awakening (Deluxe Edition)

2010

Set Me Ablaze (feat. Katie Torwalt) [Live]

Jesus Culture

Let It Echo (Live)

2016

9:00 a.m.

This Is Amazing Grace

Jeremy Riddle

Bethel Live: For The Sake Of The World

2012

The Beating Of My Heart

Jared Anderson

(TBD)

2016

Unstoppable God

Elevation Worship

Wake Up The Wonder

2015

Remember

Passion

Salvations Tide Is Rising

2016

Son Was Lifted Up (feat. Brian Johnson)

Leeland

Invisible

2016

God Of Calvary

Chris Tomlin

Never Lose Sight (Deluxe Edition)

2016

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Some Sort Of Rock Show

January 20th, 2017 No comments

Playlist for the January 20th and 22nd episode:

Hour 1

  1. The Change – AsWeAre
  2. Have It All – Lybecker
  3. Make Your Move – Hearts Like Lions
  4. The Fallback – Sumerlin
  5. Push – Thousand Foot Krutch
  6. Pushover – Manafest
  7. If the House Burns Down Tonight – Switchfoot
  8. The Change (feat. Beacon Light) – Bread of Stone
  9. The Window – Plain Cities
  10. You Never Fail Me – Me In Motion
  11. Wash Away – As We Ascend
  12. More Of You – Matty Mullins
  13. Out Of This World – Family Force 5
  14. Never Let Me Go – Family Force 5
  15. The Maze – Light45

Hour 2

  1. Faith – Citizens & Saints
  2. Fall On Your Knees – David Crowder Band
  3. You Remain – Foreverlin
  4. Bottle Rocket – House of Heroes
  5. Tear It Up – Kutless
  6. Ride With Me – Decyfer Down
  7. Warm Up – NF
  8. Sidelines – Lecrae
  9. New and Improved – Mayfair Laundry
  10. Still Breathing – Veridia
  11. Beneath the Skin – Gold Frankincense & Myrrh
  12. Beyond The Stars – Spoken
  13. Erase – Disciple
  14. Die For You – RED
  15. Hurricane – Thrice

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do January 20-22, 2017

January 20th, 2017 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend
January 20-22, 2017

5 Music Friday, tonight (Friday, January 20) 6-9pm. Each third Friday of the month Lancaster is host of Music Fridays. Performances throughout Downtown Lancaster at various retailers, restaurants, and attractions. More Info: VisitLancasterCity.com

4 Trust Community Concert with Kēnòr tonight (FRIDAY, JANUARY 20) at 7:30pm. Kēnòr is an improvised modern chamber music ensemble of violin, percussion, vocals and accordion performing classical world music and poetry. An offering will be taken. More Info: LancasterTrust.com

3  “Encounter” is an artistic production involving theater, music, dance, and visual art on Sunday (Jan. 22) from 7pm-8:45pm at Calvary Church of Lebanon. “Encounter” is the Story of God told in a fresh way. More Info: Calvary-Lebanon.org

2 York County History Center and the Cultural Alliance Family Day tomorrow (Saturday, January 21) from 10am-2pm. Steven Courtney and the Suitcase Musicians, hands-on science and art activities, and more for the whole family.  More Info: YorkHistoryCenter.org

1 Free Community Weekend at ZooAmerica in Hershey Tomorrow and Sunday (Sat. Jan 21 & 22)  from 10:30am-4:30pm. More than 200 animals from the five regions of North America. Zoo Naturalists host up-close encounters with a variety of animals.More Info: ZooAmerica.com

WJTL’s Junction Center Hall Officially Named

January 16th, 2017 No comments

Construction of the performing arts hall at The Junction Center is phase 3 of a five-year process.  The cost to complete this final phase is slightly more than $2,500,000 of which 80% is being paid from internal ministry funds.  This leaves a minimum balance of $500,000 that needs to come from donations to the WJTL building fund.

Our prayer in the beginning was that a legacy donor could be found to provide half of that amount in matching funds to start the fund drive.  Several months went by without any success in finding this donor and frankly it was becoming a bit discouraging.

Last March WJTL president Tim Landis was attending a family dinner with his siblings at the home of his mother Rhoda. Father Robert had recently died which had left a big hole in the family gathering.  During desert Tim mentioned his frustration with being unable to secure a lead gift to start phase three.

Someone suggested in jest, “Why not call it the Robert M. Landis Memorial Hall.”  After chuckling about it awhile the conversation turned to other subjects.  Over the next several weeks this conversation was constantly on Tim’s mind and it started to make more and more sense.  Even as a family project it would be a sacrificial gift but one that would hopefully encourage others to give.  After talking with the other family members (Rhoda, Cheryl, Tim, Bärbel, Karla and Geoff) it was enthusiastically decided to jointly make this matching challenge gift in memory of their father, Robert M. Landis.

Robert had loved the Lord, loved his children and loved Christian music.  One treasured heirloom he left behind was a round pitch pipe that he purchased at the age of 18.  This device was used when leading worship at the small Lancaster City mission church he attended from the time of his marriage until his death at the age of 83.  It also saw service in numerous quartets and choirs over the years.

Robert never sought the spotlight and was most comfortable volunteering behind the scenes.  In the early 70’s his children all were very involved in bringing contemporary Christian music to the Lancaster area.  Artists such as Keith Green, Second Chapter of Acts and Barry McQuire ate at his table and even slept in their RV’s in his driveway.  He also served as the plumber for the Creation Festivals for many years and built the infamous early shower units.

One of the first contemporary concerts he attended was by Petra in 1975.  Tim was a little concerned what his reaction would be to their song, “Killing My Old Man”, but his only comment was, “The drummers are pretty good.”  They had two sets of drummers back then.
Although he definitely would have been embarrassed, the official name of the hall at the Junction Center will be called, “Robert M. Landis Memorial Hall,” but often will be referred to as “Landis Hall” when brevity is required.

Building Fund Update:  As of January 13, 2017, the sum of gifts and pledges total $63,588.67 from 230 people and 18 organizations.  Combined with the challenge gift of $250,000 this means that a total of  $313,588.67 has been raised leaving a balance of $186,411.33 minimum that still needs to be raised.

 

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Praise & Worship Show Playlist

January 15th, 2017 No comments

Today’s Sing & Shout theme is rooted in Isaiah 12: 4-6.  The Message translation puts it this way:

“Shout to the nations, tell them what he’s done,

    spread the news of his great reputation!

“Sing praise-songs to God. He’s done it all!
    Let the whole earth know what he’s done!
Raise the roof! Sing your hearts out, O Zion!
    The Greatest lives among you: The Holy of Israel.”

Name

Artist

Album

Year

6:00 a.m.

Sing a New Song

David Leach

Our Saviors Love

2014

Shout Your Fame

Hillsong

Hope

2003

All The Earth Will Sing your Praises

Paul Baloche

Offering of Worship

2005

Sing My Love

Sarah McMillan

Under Your Bright Wings

2007

Oh! Great Is Our God!

The Sing Team

Oh! Great Is Our God!

2012

Sparrow

Audrey Assad

Heart

2011

Reason To Sing

All Sons & Daughters

Season One

2012

Come Thou Fount (Above All Else)

Shane & Shane

The Worship Initiative, Vol. 1

2014

Sing Along

Christy Nockels

Into The Glorious

2012

How Can I Keep From Singing

Chris Tomlin

See The Morning

2006

Step By Step/Forever We Will Sing

Michael W. Smith

Worship Again

2003

Tell The World

Hillsong United

Look To You

2005

Sing Out (feat. Chris Quilala) [Live]

Jesus Culture

Unstoppable Love (Live)

2015

Never Gonna Stop Singing (feat. Kim Walker-Smith) [Live]

Jesus Culture

Let It Echo (Live)

2016

7:00 a.m.

Sing To The King

Candi Pearson

Passion: Sacred Revolution

2003

Sing Hallelujah (feat. Glenn Packiam, Kari Jobe)

New Life Worship

You Hold It All

2011

Creation Sings

All Sons & Daughters

Poets & Saints

2016

10,000 Reasons

Rend Collective Experiment

Campfire

2013

Sing Holy

Bryan & Katie Torwalt

Here On Earth

2011

Spirit Break Out (Live)

Kim Walker-Smith

Still Believe (Live)

2015

Shout

Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman

Passion: Let The Future Begin

2013

O, For A Thousand Tongues To Sing

David Crowder Band

Passion: God Of This City

2008

Desert Song

Hillsong United

Across The Earth – Tear Down The Walls

2009

Praise The Lord

Kristene Mueller

Those Who Dream

2008

At Your Name (Forever)

Tim Hughes

Love Shine Through

2011

8:00 a.m.

Hallelujah Jesus

Evan Wickham

Mysterious Things

2005

Strong God

Meredith Andrews

Worth It All

2013

Shout for Joy

Paul Baloche

The Same Love

2012

Sing, Sing, Sing

Chris Tomlin

Passion: God Of This City

2008

Praises (Be Lifted Up)

Bethel Music & Josh Baldwin

Have It All (Live)

2016

My Story

Big Daddy Weave

Beautiful Offerings

2015

Ever Be (Live)

Bethel Music & Kalley Heiligenthal

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

2015

Shout It Out

Lincoln Brewster

Oxygen

2014

Never Stop Singing

Tim Hughes

Love Shine Through

2011

Shout To The North

Delirious

Cutting Edge

1997

Your Name (We Shout)

The Digital Age

Evening : Morning

2013

Not Ashamed (feat. Passion)

Kristian Stanfill

Passion: White Flag (Deluxe Edition)

2012

9:00 a.m.

Rooftops

Jesus Culture

Come Away

2010

Famous One

Chris Tomlin

Passion: Our Love Is Loud

2002

How Great Thou Art

Charlie Hall

Passion: Hymns Ancient and Modern

2004

Sing and Shout (feat. Matt Redman) 

Passion

Passion: Take It All (Deluxe Edition / Live)

2014

My Soul Sings (feat. Brian Johnson)

Bethel Live

Here Is Love

2009

Psalm 66 (You Are Great)

Robbie Seay Band

Psalms LP

2015

I Love You Lord (Live)

Phil Wickham

Singalong 3 (Live)

2015

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Some Sort Of Rock Show

January 13th, 2017 No comments

The handcrafted playlist for the January 13th/15th episode of Some Sort of Rock Show:

Hour 1

  1. Lost in the Smoke – Scarlet White
  2. Never Looking Back – WAKE UP SUNDAY
  3. Hurricane – Thrice
  4. Take a Bow – Flagship Armada
  5. Still Breathing – Veridia
  6. We’re Alright – Hawk Nelson
  7. Faith – Citizens & Saints
  8. True Faith – Anberlin
  9. Tear It Up – Kutless
  10. Shine A Light – Silverline
  11. Pathways – Foreverlin
  12. I’m Not Running Away From This – Hearts Like Lions
  13. Erase – Disciple
  14. Knocked Down – Disciple
  15. Bring It On – Seventh Day Slumber

Hour 2

  1. Push – Thousand Foot Krutch
  2. Warm Up – NF
  3. Out Of This World – Family Force 5
  4. My Hippocratic Oath – Philmont
  5. Money & Fame – NEEDTOBREATHE
  6. Lay It Down – Jars Of Clay
  7. Wash Away – As We Ascend
  8. Resuscitate Me – Remedy Drive
  9. Activate – Stellar Kart
  10. Bummin’ – Relient K
  11. Beneath the Skin – Gold Frankincense & Myrrh
  12. Awake and Alive – Skillet
  13. Prove It – Crowder
  14. Free – Switchfoot
  15. Flood & Famine – About the Author
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Five Fun Free Family Things To Do January 13-15, 2017

January 13th, 2017 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend
January 13-15, 2017

5 FestivICE winter ice festival in downtown York tomorrow (Sat. Jan. 14) from 9am-3pm. Over 18,000 pounds of interactive ice, entertainment, ”Frozen” princesses and ice themed market vendors, Dancing Yeti and York Revolution’s own mascot; Downtown. Face painting, balloon artists, rides, games, inflatables… and more. More Info: Festivice.com

4 Second Fridays in Downtown Lititz, tonight (Friday, Jan 13)from 5-9pm.  Artists, entertainers, musicians, and exhibits, shops, galleries, and more. Free parking is available in the parking lots north of Main Street.  More Info: LititzPa.com

3 Winter Walks at Pinchot State Park tomorrow (Sat. Jan. 14) beginning at 1pm. Experience Pinchot Park during the winter season with these easy to moderate walks led by the park naturalist. The walks will last about an hour to an hour and a half, depending on weather conditions. Dress for the weather, and bring water and/or snacks as desired.  More Info: 717-432-5011

2 LANCASTER’S “ALL-CROW” ART SHOW OPENS at Manheim Township Public Library, Granite Run Dr, Lancaster, today (Friday, Jan 13) from 5:30-8pm.Enjoy Crow-themed artwork, help create a group crow art piece to add to the show, Plus hot crow-coa, caw-fee and crow-ssants. More Info: SomethingToCrowAbout.Net

1 The One Hundred and First Annual Pennsylvania Farm Show comes to a close this weekend, it is tonight and tomorrow (Friday & Saturday, Jan. 13 & 14) today 9am-9pm and tomorrow 9am-5pm at the Farm Show complex in Harrisburg.Tractor Square Dancing, Animals, Exhibits, Butter Sculpture and more. All events are free but there is a fee for parking. More Info:  FarmShow.State.PA.US