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Praise & Worship Playlist

December 22nd, 2019 No comments

Kristi Leigh, WJTL DJ

Kristi@WJTL.com

Song TitleArtistAlbumYear
6AM
We Have HopeJon ThurlowChristmas Songs2019
Joy to the World-The King Is ComingChristy NockelsThe Thrill of Hope2016
O Come  O Come  EmmanuelMatt MaherPLG Christmas 20132013
When I Think Upon ChristmasHillsongThe Peace Project2017
Hope For All (feat. Philip Herndon)Pathway MusicEncounters2015
The TableDarlene Zschech & HopeUCThe Table: A Christmas Worship Gathering
Your Name (Christmas Version)Paul BalocheChristmas Worship2013
O Little Town (The Glory Of Christmas)Matt RedmanThese Christmas Lights2017
Glory In The HighestSean Feucht(single)2010
Born Is The King (Its Christmas)Phillips, Craig & DeanHope For All The World EP2013
Receive Our King (feat. Mike Weaver Of Big Daddy Weave)Meredith Andrews(iTunes Single)2016
Emmanuel (God With Us)Lifepoint WorshipCome And Adore – Single2018
Little Drummer BoyThe Worship Initiative & Shane & ShaneWorship Initiative Christmas – EP2019
Born On That DayMatt MaherThe Advent of Christmas2018
HarkHillsong WorshipThe Peace Project2017
7AM
Christmas Amazing GraceCaleb and KelseyChristmas Worship2019
He Is WonderfulKathryn ScottWorship And Adore-A Christmas Offering2009
Noel (feat. Chris Tomlin) (Live)Lauren DaigleAdore-Christmas Songs Of Worship (Live)2015
Prince Of HeavenHillsongThe Peace Project2017
MessiahFrancesca BattistelliGreatest Hits The First Ten Years2017
Come Thou Long Expected JesusMeredith AndrewsReceive Our King2017
He Shall Reign Forevermore (Live)Chris TomlinAdore-Christmas Songs Of Worship2015
Adore YouRiver Valley WorshipSingle2018
Sing We the Song of EmmanuelMatt Boswell & Matt PapaHis Mercy Is More: The Hymns of Matt Boswell and Matt Papa2019
We Have A SaviorHillsongWe Have A Savior2013
Glory to You In the Highest (O Come Let Us Adore) [feat. Tasha Cobbs]Matt RedmanThese Christmas Lights2016
Advent HymnChristy NockelsThe Thrill of Hope2016
RejoiceLife Center Worship2019
NoelHillsong Young & FreeNoel2014
Let Us AdoreDavid & Nicole BinionDwell: Christmas2019
8AM
Glory (Let There Be Peace)Matt MaherThe Advent of Christmas2018
Shining StarRend CollectiveHomemade Worship By Handmade People2012
O Come All Ye FaithfulLincoln BrewsterSingle 2019
Silent Night (With Saviour King)Hillsong WorshipThe Peace Project2017
Offering (the Christmas Mix)Paul BalocheOffering of Worship2004
Hallelujah The Lord Has ComeJadon LavikChristmas2010
He Has Come For Us (God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen)Meredith Andrews(single)2009
ArrivalJared Anderson(Single)2015
Face Of GodPhil WickhamChristmas
A King Like This (Live)Chris TomlinAdore-Christmas Songs Of Worship (Live)2015
Love Came DownKim Walker-SmithCapitol CMG Christmas 20182018
Song in the AirChristy NockelsThe Thrill of Hope2016
SeasonsHillsong WorshipChristmas: The Peace Project2018
The First NoelThe Worship Initiative & Shane & ShaneWorship Initiative Christmas – EP2019
9AM
Joy To The World (Joyful  Joyful)Phil WickhamChristmas2019
Glory HallelujahMatt RedmanThese Christmas Lights2016
Angels We Have Heard On High / Glory To God (feat. Tina Colón Williams)Vineyard WorshipAngels We Have Heard On High / Glory To God2019
Hark The Herald Angels Sing (Glory In The Highest)Rend CollectiveCampfire Christmas  Vol. 12014
Go Tell It On The MountainDavid Crowder BandOh For Joy2011
Hope For EveryoneMatt MaherThe Advent of Christmas2018
Emmanuel (Hope of Heaven)North Point InsideOutSingle2018
Behold The SaviorMeredith AndrewsSingle2018
All Hail King Jesus (Live)Jeremy RiddleJoy to the World (Live) – EP2018
Here Comes HeavenElevation WorshipHallelujah Here Below2018
Sing We the Song of EmmanuelThe Worship Initiative & Shane & ShaneWorship Initiative Christmas – EP2019
Behold Him (feat. Kim Walker Smith)Paul Baloche2019
Christmas Day (feat. We The Kingdom)Chris TomlinSingle2019

Spread The Cheer Christmas Contest

December 6th, 2018 No comments

Spread the Cheer Christmas Contest

Listen this week for our Spread The Cheer Christmas Contest! You will have a chance to call and share your enthusiasm for the season by finishing our daily Christmas statement.

Just by being the correct caller, you will win a Christmas CD from the WJTL Christmas Music prize stash & a pass to the Christmas Spirit Light Show at Clipper Magazine Stadium in Lancaster. You will also be entered into our daily drawing to win 4 tickets to the sold out Christmas Songs of Worship concert with Chris Tomlin at Hershey Theatre on Saturday night, December 15th.

Daily grand prize winners will be announced on the Morning Show Tuesday-Friday 8:05am and Friday’s winner will be announced at 5:30pm on the Afternoon Drive.

 CONTEST RULES:
*You must not have won from WJTL in the past 30 days in order to be eligible.
*Winners must live in the United States
*Check out WJTL’s General Contest Rules here.

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do Dec 15-17, 2017

December 15th, 2017 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend
December 15-17, 2017

5 Family Christmas Spectacular tomorrow (Saturday Dec. 16) 6pm-8:30pm at Bethany Felton UMC. Christmas craft, Christmas movie, Food, Christmas cookies & Santa stopping by for pictures. Each child will receive a gift. To register and more info: www.bethanyfelton.one

4 Messick’s 2017 Christmas Light Show. Drive through Messick’s property in Elizabethtown and see thousands of lights set to Christmas Music,this weekend thru December 30, 6-9:30pm each evening. Donations to support charities collected at the end of the show. More Info: messicks.com

3 Canned Food Friday today (Friday, Dec 15) at the Choo Choo Barn Holiday Miniature Train Display. Admission is FREE when donating one non-perishable food item. More Info: https://www.choochoobarn.com

2 Landis Valley Village and Farm Museum Pennsylvania Dutch Christmas tonight (Friday December 15) 6-8:30pm. Wagon rides, tour decorated historic buildings, sing carols around the campfire accompanied by the Lititz Moravian Trombone Choir, cookies and hot cider. Bring a non-perishable food item for the Lancaster Food Bank. More Info: http://www.landisvalleymuseum.org/

1 Servant Stage Companies Old-Time Gospel Radio Hour Holiday show tonight, tomorrow and Sunday (Dec. 15-17) at Lancaster Alliance Church. Foot-stompin’, toe-tappin’ tidings of comfort and joy! Classic Christmas favorites by various groups done in an old time radio setting. More Info: at Servant Stage’s Event Brite page.

 

Praise & Worship Show Playlist

December 10th, 2017 No comments

Kristi Leigh – WJTL DJ

Kristi@WJTL.com

Song Title

Artist

Year

Album

6AM

You Are Holy (Prince Of Peace)

Michael W. Smith

2003

Worship Again

One Name Alone (Live)

Matt Redman

2013

Your Grace Finds Me (Live)

Cornerstone (My Hope Is Built)

Hillsong Live

2013

Cornerstone EP

The Lord Our God (feat. Passion)

Kristian Stanfill

2013

Passion: Let The Future Begin

Hallelujah The Lord Has Come

Jadon Lavik

2010

Christmas

Receive Our King (feat. Mike Weaver Of Big Daddy Weave)

Meredith Andrews

2016

(iTunes Single)

Wonderful Counselor

Sovereign Grace Music

2006

Savior

He Is Wonderful

Kathryn Scott

2009

Worship And Adore-A Christmas Offering

Lion and the Lamb

Leeland

2016

Invisible

We Have A Savior

Hillsong

2013

We Have A Savior

Who You Are (feat. Jenn Johnson)

Bethel Live

2012

For The Sake Of The World

Emmanuel (Hallowed Manger Ground)

Chris Tomlin

2009

Glory In The Highest-Christmas Songs Of Worship

What A Friend

Jadon Lavik

2008

Roots Run Deep

Hallelujah (Friend and King)

Tim Hughes

2015

Pocketful of Faith

7AM

Adonai

Hillsong

2006

Mighty To Save

Silent Night (Emmanuel)

Matt Maher

2010

The Essential Christmas Collection

He Is Yahweh

1000 Generations

2009

Turn Off The Lesser Lights EP

Redeemer

Tim Hughes

2001

Here I Am To Worship

Great I Am (feat. Jared Anderson)

New Life Worship

2011

You Hold It All

Yahweh (feat. Passion)

Chris Tomlin

2012

Passion: White Flag

Love Has a Name (feat. Kim Walker-Smith)

Jesus Culture

2017

Love Has a Name (Deluxe)

Emmanuel

Martin Smith

2014

Back To The Start

At Your Name (Yahweh, Yahweh)

Phil Wickham

2011

Response

Yahweh

Elevation Worship

2016

Here as in Heaven

Deliverer

Matt Maher

2015

Saints and Sinners

Abba Father

Planetshakers

2014

This Is Our Time (Live) [Deluxe Edition]

8AM

Light Of The World (feat. Matt Redman)

Chris Tomlin

2009

Glory In The Highest-Christmas Songs Of Worship

Our Father (feat. Jenn Johnson)

Bethel Live

2012

For The Sake Of The World

Lavish

Big Daddy Weave & Francesca Battistelli

2017

My Utmost for His Highest

The Lord is My Shepherd

Jeremy Riddle

2011

Furious

Shepherd (feat. Amanda Cook)

Bethel Music

2014

You Make Me Brave (Live)

My Anchor [Live]

Christy Nockels

2015

Let It Be Jesus [Live]

Captain

Hillsong United

2015

Empires

His Name Shall Be

Matt Redman

2016

These Christmas Lights

God With Us (You Are Emmanuel) [Live]

Leeland

2014

Christ Be All Around Me – Live

Emmanuel (God with Us Forever)

Bryan & Katie Torwalt

2016

Champion

Worthy of Your Name (feat. Sean Curran of Bellarive)

Passion

2017

Worthy Of Your Name

Prince of Peace

Hillsong United

2015

Empires

9AM

Prince Of Heaven

Hillsong

2017

The Peace Project

Light Of The World

Lauren Daigle

2013

Joy To The World

Theres No Other Name (feat. Francesca Battistelli)

Bethel Music

2017

Starlight

Mention of Your Name

Jenn Johnson

2017

After All These Years

What A Beautiful Name

Hillsong Worship

2017

Let There Be Light

Messiah (The Christmas Version)

Phil Wickham

2006

Joy To The World – The Ultimate Christmas Collection

Messiah

Francesca Battistelli

2017

(TBD)

You Are I Am

MercyMe

2012

The Hurt And The Healer

He Is Called Jesus (feat. Mike Weaver)

Big Daddy Weave

2006

Do You See What I See?

Healer

Kari Jobe

2009

Kari Jobe

Morningstar

Sixteen Cities

2010

Bethlehem Skyline Vol. 2

Jesus

Chris Tomlin

2016

Never Lose Sight

O Praise The Name

Hillsong Worship

2016

Open Heaven River Wild

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do Dec 1-3, 2017

December 1st, 2017 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend
December 1-3, 2017

5 Manheim Tree Lighting Ceremony tomorrow (Sat. Dec 2) 5pm-6:30pm at Manheim’s Market Square. Cricket’s Performing Arts, Manheim Brass Band, caroling, a Smile Booth Christmas Tree Lighting and more. New, unwrapped toys will be collected by Northwest EMS for Toys for Tots. More Info: Manheim Live Facebook Page

4 Light Up York tommorow (Saturday, Dec. 2) Noon-7pm multiple locations throughout York. Live Music, workshops , tours; visit with Santa at Martin Library, face painting, tree lighting ceremony on the square at 5pm. More Info: YorkCity.org

3 Breakfast with Santa Zion UMC York, Carlisle Rd, tomorrow (Saturday, December 2) 9-11am. Free Hot Breakfast, Santa reads the Christmas story and visits with the kids, Craft Stations, & a Concert by Phredd. More Info: http://zionumcyork.org/

2 Gingerbread Creations tonight (Friday, December 01) 6-8pm at LEFC Auditorium in Lititz. Gingerbread Creations will give families an opportunity to build Christmas themed cookie and candy structures. Hot drinks and cookies available too. More Info: LEFC.Net

1 Messick’s 2017 Christmas Light Show. Drive through Messick’s property in Elizabethtown and see thousands of lights set to Christmas Music, beginning tonight (Friday, Dec 1) thru December 30, 6-9:30pm each evening. Shows run every 15-20 minutes. Donations to support charities collected at the end of the show. 100% of donations go to support needs of local families. More Info: messicks.com

Denver & The Mile High Orchestra Ticket Giveaways

November 28th, 2017 No comments

Denver & The Mile High Orchestra is bringing their Merry & Bright Christmas Tour to Manheim! The world-traveling modern horn band is set to take Junction Center Landis Stage on Wednesday, December 6th at 7:00 p.m. This fun show will have the whole family smiling and singing along with Christmas favorites. Click here for tickets and info. Be sure to tune in to WJTL all day long on Winning Wednesday, November 29th, for lots of chances to call in and win tickets to the concert! Keep our number handy: 717-392-3690 (392-FM90) and listen for the DJs’ cues to call in and win!

Praise & Worship Show Playlist

December 18th, 2016 No comments

Song Title 

Artist

Album

Year

6:00 A.M.

Your Name Is Glorious (feat. Kim Walker-Smith) [Live]

Jesus Culture

Unstoppable Love (Live)

2015

Glory Be To God

Sovereign Grace Music

Savior

2006

Glorious Day (Living He Loved Me)

Casting Crowns

Until The Whole World Hears

2010

Angels (Singing Gloria) [feat. Chris Tomlin]

Matt Redman

These Christmas Lights

2016

O Come Let Us Adore Him

Hillsong

Born Is The King EP

2011

Glorious

Todd Fields

North Point Live: Awake

2009

Be Glorified

Chris Tomlin

The Noise We Make

2001

Glorified

Jared Anderson

Live From My Church

2009

Joy to the World

John Mark McMillan

Joy to the World

2015

Gloria

Matt Redman

We Shall Not Be Shaken

2009

Song in the Air

Christy Nockels

The Thrill of Hope

2016

Glorious

Bryan & Katie Torwalt

Here On Earth

2011

Everything Glorious

David Crowder Band

Passion: Everything Glorious

2006

7:00 A.M.

Glorious and Mighty (Psalm 96)

Sovereign Grace Music

Psalms

2008

Glorious

Paul Baloche

Glorious

2009

My Glorious-Sing To The King (feat. Laura Story)

Eoghan Heaslip

Worship Project H2.14

2005

Let Your Name Be Glorified

Jared Anderson

Worship Project H2.14

2005

Glorious

Kings Kaleidoscope

Becoming Who We Are

2014

Glorious One

Fee

We Shine

2007

Your Glory Endures Forever

Charlie Hall

Flying Into Daybreak

2006

Glorious (feat. Christy Nockels)

Chris Tomlin

Passion: Everything Glorious

2006

Your Glory

All Sons & Daughters

Season One

2012

Angels From The Realms Of Glory

Steven Curtis Chapman

All I Really Want For Christmas

2005

Glory To God

Lincoln Brewster

Worship And Adore-A Christmas Offering

2009

To God Be The Glory

Ross King

To Make God Famous Vol.2

The Glory Of Our King

Matt Redman

We Shall Not Be Shaken

2009

8:00 A.M.

King of Glory (You Restore My Soul)

All Sons & Daughters

All Sons & Daughters

2014

I Will See Your Glory

Tim Reimherr

Immersed

2007

Show Me Your Glory / Majesty (with Martin Smith) [Live]

Jesus Culture

Live from New York (with Martin Smith) [Live]

2012

King Of Glory

Chris Tomlin

Arriving

2004

Hark The Herald Angels Sing (Glory In The Highest)

Rend Collective

Campfire Christmas  Vol. 1

2014

Glory to the King

Eddie Kirkland

North Point Live: Here + Now

2012

Glory, Honor, Power, Praise

The Embers

The Embers

2008

God of All Glory

Jeremy Riddle

Full Attention

2007

Glory To God In The Highest

Sovereign Grace Music

Savior

2006

Glory

Meredith Andrews

Deeper

2016

Glory In The Highest (feat. Christy Nockels and Ed Cash)

Chris Tomlin

Glory In The Highest-Christmas Songs Of Worship

2009

Glory Hallelujah

Matt Redman

These Christmas Lights

2016

Glory

Phil Wickham

The Ascension

2014

Glory To God

Downhere

How Many Kings-Songs For Christmas

2009

Angels Lullaby (Marys Song)

Christy Nockels

The Thrill of Hope

2016

9:00 A.M.

Glory

Big Daddy Weave

Christ Is Come

2009

A King Like This (Live)

Chris Tomlin

Adore-Christmas Songs Of Worship (Live)

2015

O Little Town (The Glory of Christmas)

Matt Redman

These Christmas Lights

2016

Give You Glory

Jeremy Camp

Beyond Measure

2006

Child of Glory

Dustin Kensrue (The Modern Post)

Lowborn King EP

2014

All Glory

Tim Hughes

Love Shine Through

2011

For Your Glory

Leeland

Invisible

2016

Advent Hymn

Christy Nockels

The Thrill of Hope

2016

Angels We Have Heard On High, Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee

Phillips, Craig & Dean

Repeat The Sounding Joy

1996

Glory (feat. Jared Anderson)

Lincoln Brewster

Worship Project H2.14

2005

Glory to You In the Highest (O Come Let Us Adore) [feat. Tasha Cobbs]

Matt Redman

These Christmas Lights

2016

For Your Glory

David Curtis

One Voice

2016

All This Glory (feat. Passion)

David Crowder Band

Passion: White Flag

2012

We Give You All the Glory

Phil Wickham

Singalong 2

2012

Q and A-What is the true meaning of Christmas?

December 14th, 2016 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Q and A Segment explores the question, “What is the true meaning of Christmas?”

There are many possible influences that can take our attention away from the true meaning. Too much activity can lead to stress during the holiday season. Too much shopping can lead us to debt after the holiday season.

The true meaning of Christmas is marked by a special, sacred gift that came from heaven to earth about 2,000 years ago-a child born in a manger who was born to save God’s people from their sins.

The true meaning of Christmas can be found in the proclamation of the angel to the shepherds when Jesus was born. “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord.”

This focus point will make our celebration of Christmas meaningful during this holiday season in the Year of Exploration.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Praise & Worship Show Playlist

December 11th, 2016 No comments

Kristi Leigh – WJTL DJ

Kristi@WJTL.com

 

Name

Artist

Album

Year

6AM

King Of Wonders (feat. Matt Redman, Tim Hughes, Joel Houston of Hillsong)

CompassionArt

CompassionArt

2009

Saviour Christ The King

Hillsong

Celebrating Christmas

2005

Jesus Messiah

Chris Tomlin

Hello Love

2008

Yeshua  Jesus (O Come Let Us Adore Him)

Holly Starr

(iTunes single)

2013

Praise to the Lord, The Almighty

Christy Nockels

Passion: Hymns Ancient and Modern

2004

Behold the Lamb of God (feat. Brian Weaver)

Lara Landon

(single)

2010

No Other Name

Hillsong

No Other Name

2014

Come Worship the King (feat. Shane & Shane)

Michael W. Smith

Glory Revealed – The Word of God In Worship

2007

God Made Low

Sovereign Grace Music

Prepare Him Room: Celebrating the Birth of Jesus in Song

2014

Immanuel

Covenant 31

(single)

2009

Joy to the World-The King Is Coming

Christy Nockels

The Thrill of Hope

2016

Noel (feat. Chris Tomlin)

Lauren Daigle

Adore-Christmas Songs of Worship

2015

Our Father (feat. Jenn Johnson)

Bethel Live

For The Sake Of The World

2012

He Is

Aaron Jeffery

Aaron Jeffery

1994

7AM

Prince of Peace

Hillsong United

Empires

2015

Hallelujah To My King

Paul Baloche

Our God Saves

2007

The Lord is My Shepherd

Jeremy Riddle

Furious

2011

One Name Alone (Live)

Matt Redman

Your Grace Finds Me (Live)

2013

Messiahs Song

Jared Anderson

Worship And Adore-A Christmas Offering

2009

Holy (Jesus You Are) [Live]

One Sonic Society

Live At the Tracking Room

2012

Hallelujah The Lord Has Come

Jadon Lavik

Christmas

2010

At Your Name

Tim Hughes

Love Shine Through

2011

I Will Sing Of My Redeemer (feat. BarlowGirl)

Selah

Bless The Broken Road

2006

O Praise The Name

Hillsong Worship

Open Heaven River Wild

2016

Jesus, Son Of God (feat. Christy Nockels)

Chris Tomlin

Burning Lights

2013

The Son Of God Came Down

Sovereign Grace Music

Savior

2006

Wonderful Merciful Savior

Phillips, Craig & Dean

Let My Words Be Few

2001

You Are Holy (Prince Of Peace)

Michael W. Smith

Worship Again

2003

8AM

Jesus, Only Jesus

Matt Redman

Passion: Let The Future Begin

2013

Behold The Savior

Meredith Andrews

WORD Christmas Singles 2013

2013

The Lord Our God (feat. Passion)

Kristian Stanfill

Passion: Let The Future Begin

2013

King of My Heart

John Mark & Sarah McMillan

You Are the Avalanche – EP

2015

Wonderful Counselor

Sovereign Grace Music

Savior

2006

Emmanuel

Hillsong

Born Is The King EP

2011

God With Us

Jeremy Camp

Christmas-God With Us

2012

King of All the Earth

Bryan & Katie Torwalt

Kingdom Come

2015

Emmanuel

Martin Smith

Back To The Start

2014

Above Every Other Name (Live)

Justin Rizzo

One Thing Live: Holy To The Lord

2008

Hail The King

Citizens

Citizens

2014

Christ the Lord

Paul Baloche

The Same Love

2012

Emmanuel (Hallowed Manger Ground) (feat. Christy Nockels and Ed Cash)

Chris Tomlin

Glory In The Highest-Christmas Songs Of Worship

2009

Holy, Holy, Holy (Savior & King) [feat. Walker Beach]

Gateway Worship

Great Great God (Deluxe Edition)

2011

9AM

Counting On Your Name

Tim Hughes

Love Shine Through

2011

God With Us (You Are Emmanuel) [Live]

Leeland

Christ Be All Around Me – Live

2014

King of Glory (You Restore My Soul)

All Sons & Daughters

All Sons & Daughters

2014

Jesus

Chris Tomlin

Never Lose Sight

2016

The Lion And The Lamb

Big Daddy Weave

Beautiful Offerings

2016

Messiah (The Christmas Version)

Phil Wickham

Joy To The World – The Ultimate Christmas Collection

2006

Hallelujah (Friend and King)

Tim Hughes

Pocketful of Faith

2015

His Name Shall Be

Matt Redman

These Christmas Lights

2016

Your Name (feat. Paul Baloche)

Phil Wickham

Your Name

2008

He Is Called Jesus (feat. Mike Weaver)

Big Daddy Weave

Do You See What I See?

2006

Yahweh

Elevation Worship

Here as in Heaven

2016

A King Like This (Live)

Chris Tomlin

Adore-Christmas Songs Of Worship (Live)

2015

We Have A Savior

Hillsong

We Have A Savior

2013

Name Above all Names

Tim Hughes

When Silence Falls

2004

 

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do – Dec 9-11, 2016

December 9th, 2016 No comments

Five Fun Free Family Things To Do This Weekend
December 9-11, 2016

5 Messick’s 4th Annual Christmas Drive-Thur animated light show, featuring over 70,000 lights choreographed to Christmas Music. Opens tonight (Friday, Dec 9) and runs this weekend 6:30p-9pm with shows beginning every 15 minutes at Messicks Farm Equipment in Elizabethtown. Donations benefit local nonprofits. More Info: Messicks.com

4 Pathway Community Church of York 3rd Annual Night Of Lights tomorrow (Saturday, December 10) from 6-8pm. Christmas lights, choirs, food trucks, free Christmas trees, horse & carriage rides, story-time & a free gift for children, and free family photos (with your pets). More Info: www.pathwaycc.org

3 Happy Birthday Jesus Family Event – Sunday (Dec. 11) from 10am-11:30am at Kochenderfer UMC of Lebanon. Drama, games, and a birthday celebration for Jesus. More Info: kochenderfer.org

2 Lancaster Gifts That Give Hope Alternative Gift Fair tomorrow (Saturday, December 10) 10-4pm. 30 non-profits and a Marketplace featuring non-profits offering fair trade, sustainable, or social enterprise goods for sale.  KCB live on location 10-noon. with FREE goodies, Chick-fil-A cookies, door prizes, games, chances to request songs and talk on the radio and more! More Info: giftsthatgivehope.org

1 15th Annual Journey With Jesus at Ed’s Landscaping in Elizabethtown tomorrow (Sat. Dec. 10) from 6pm-8pm on North Market Street in Elizabethtown, two miles from the square.  Journey with Jesus is a walk through event with key scenes from the life of Jesus.  WJTL broadcasting Live and donations benefit the ministry of WJTL. More Info: (717) 367-1006

 

Q and A-Celebrating Christmas in a Meaningful Way

December 8th, 2016 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Q and A Segment explores the question, “How can I celebrate Christmas in a meaningful way this year?”

The noise, shopping lists, and busy schedules can cause us to lose the joy during the Holiday season. Here are some words to add meaning to our celebration of Christ’s birth.

The most important action word is to “Receive” the gift that God has offered. Jesus is God’s greatest gift to the world. Being receptive to this gift makes all the difference in having a meaningful celebration.

Another word to bring focus into the Holiday season is “Remember.” Take time to read about Christ’s birth in the Bible. Reflect on why Jesus came, and the miracle of His love.

The third word is “Recognize.” This involves coming to terms with the worth of Jesus’ birth. Ephesians 1:7 says about Jesus, “In him, we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins.”

If we receive, remember and recognize God’s greatest gift, our hearts will be filled with praise for God who provided what we need most in the Year of Exploration.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com