Posts Tagged ‘Gospel’

Free Coffee House

February 14th, 2024 No comments

Free Coffee House at Enola First Church of God, 9 Sherwood Drive, Enola, PA on Friday, February 23, 2024 beginning at 7:00 PM. Entertainment for the evening will be Jeremy Goodling. Jeremy has been traveling and singing throughout Central PA in various churches and other venues for over 32 years. He sings a variety of styled music including Southern Gospel, Hymns, and light contemporary with a mix of songs that will relate and minister to all ages. Join us in Fellowship Hall for snacks, beverages, and Christian entertainment in an informal atmosphere! A Freewill Offering will be received. For a schedule of upcoming Coffee Houses throughout 2024, visit our website at

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The Promise Players present: Sarah Mae

January 29th, 2024 No comments

Please join us as The Promise Players present an encore performance of Sarah Mae and Her Kinfolk, a family musical with well-known gospel favorites, from “I’ll Fly Away” to “Will the Circle Be Unbroken.”

The setting is a family reunion in the 1930s that has its joys and challenges, like any family would! Bein’s mountain folk, they deal with a passel of characters that bury moonshine in Mason jars in the flowerbeds, marry young, and build their own stills. Balance that against strong mountain faith and a relative that was raised from the dead, and you have the makin’s of one intrestin’ reunion!

Reservations are strongly encouraged, though seating is general admission on a first-come, first-served basis. Patrons without reservations will be seated 20 minutes prior to show time on a first-come, first-served basis as seats are available.

Reserve your seat(s) today, as Promise Players shows are often sold out! If needed, call the church office Monday to Friday from 8:30 am – 2:30 pm at 717-464-2050.

A suggested minimum donation of $9 for adults is payable at the door. Children 12 years old and under may bring the donation of a canned good or $2 for local food banks.

One Rock One Community (Free Annual Community Music Festival)

July 25th, 2023 No comments

We are an organization of multiple churches called together for the common purpose of spreading the Gospel and reaching out to share the message of salvation.
Our event, One Rock, One Community will accomplish this by ministry, music, fellowship and fun.

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Music on the Mountain

July 17th, 2023 No comments

Presented by FOR ONE LIFE, Music on the Mountain brings together a stellar lineup of renowned musicians and performers from across the east coast. The stage will be graced by the talents of Amos Raber, Country Road Ramblers, David Miller, John Schmid, Dan and Amanda Esh, The Churchmen, and The Deanes. Get ready to be entertained by their performances that will resonate with music lovers of gospel, bluegrass, and country music.
In addition to the motivating music, Music on the Mountain offers a wide array of entertainment options for attendees of all ages. Families will delight in the large children’s area, complete with thrilling bounce houses and engaging games. Excitement and laughter will fill the air as children immerse themselves in an unforgettable experience. Older folks can try their hand at ax throwing in a safe and fun environment.

Hungry festival-goers will be treated to a mouthwatering assortment of culinary delights from a variety of food trucks, ensuring there is something to satisfy every palate. From savory to sweet, the diverse food options will leave attendees energized and ready to fully immerse themselves in the festivities. Skips Food Truck, Welder’s Steak Shack, Swirls of Delight, Character Coffee, Auntie Anne’s, Anytime Acai, and Country Smokehouse Catering will all be serving up delicious offerings.

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Light Reflection-2 Timothy 4:1-2 Preach the Word

June 14th, 2023 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Light Reflection is from Second Timothy 4, verses 1 to 2.

The Apostle Paul was mentoring Timothy to become a thriving leader in the early church. Before his life ended on earth, he gave these final instructions:

“In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge” Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke, and encourage-with great patience and careful instruction.”

The Gospel is the word that has the power to transform lives and bring people into God’s kingdom of light. This world is in need of good news, and through the testimony of Jesus, good news is available. Acts 13:38 says, “Through Jesus, the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you.”

This Light Reflection inspires us to proclaim this good news wherever we go in the Year to Shine.

John Shirk

Light Reflection-I Thessalonians 5:10 Presence of God

March 23rd, 2023 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Light Reflection is from First Thessalonians 5:10.

Speaking of Jesus, “He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him.”

The light of the Gospel gives us the promise of God’s presence.

His presence is our source of help today and our bright hope for the future.

His presence comforts us in our broken world and is the guiding influence of our lives. David wrote in Psalm 139, “If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.”

In the new heaven and new earth, Revelation 21:3 tells us that “God’s dwelling place is among the people and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God.”

This Light Reflection inspires us to delight in God’s presence in the Year to Shine.

John Shirk

Light Reflection-2 Timothy 1:9-10 Gospel

March 13th, 2023 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Light Reflection is from Second Timothy 1:9 and 10.

“He has saved us and called us to a holy life-not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time, but it has now been revealed through the appearing of our Savior, Jesus Christ, who has destroyed death and has brought life and immortality to light through the gospel.”

The Gospel is good news to point out the life that is found in Jesus Christ. His death on the cross and resurrection from the dead three days later were the defining moments in history that shine the message of hope for us today.

Jesus came to give us a new life. He came to give us abundant life. He came to give us eternal life. And He came to give us a holy life.

This Light Reflection inspires us to celebrate God’s amazing grace in the Year to Shine.

John Shirk

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Faith Building Verse-I John 2:28

October 18th, 2022 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Faith-Building Verse is First John 2:28.

And now, dear children, continue in him, so that when he appears, we may be confident and unashamed before him at his coming.

The promise of Christ’s return is meant to motivate our faith in a number of ways.

First, the promise of Christ’s return motivates us to be holy. First John 3:3 says that all who have this hope in Christ purify themselves.

Second, the promise of Christ to come back motivates us to share the Gospel with others. We want others to be saved. The Apostle Paul told Timothy, “in light of His appearing….preach the word.”

A third motivation is hope. Titus 2:13 talks about the appearing of Jesus Christ as the blessed hope. For those who love Jesus, the coming of Christ is not the end of the world, but the beginning of the full experience of joy in the presence of the Lord.

This Faith-Building Verse inspires us to walk with Jesus with godly integrity in the Year of Relationship.

John Shirk

Key Element for Thriving Relationships-Sharing God’s Work Among Us

October 4th, 2022 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Key Element for Thriving Relationships is sharing how God is at work among us.

In Acts 14:27, Paul and Barnabas returned to Antioch where they had been commissioned for their missionary service.

On arriving there, they gathered the church together and reported all that God had done through them and how he had opened a door of faith to the Gentiles.

These kinds of reports encourage others with updates on how God is moving in the world today. Lives are being changed. People are coming to faith. The Gospel is advancing into new territory.

By sharing how we have seen God at work, we can be voices that motivate and mobilize the church into vibrant ministry.

Sharing how God is at work among us is a key element for thriving relationships that honor God.

John Shirk

Auditions: York County Gospel Choir

June 10th, 2022 No comments

What: AUDITIONS for the York County Gospel Choir
Who: Men, Women, All Instrumentalist, All who love God and want to sing Gospel Music
Where: Church of the Open Door, 8 Carlise Ct, West York, Pa
When: Monday, June, 13 & Monday, June 20, 6:30 pm.

Additional Info: To audition you must have Christian song in your heart that you love to sing. If you are coming from York, Rt. 74 going North, turn left on Brougher Lane. Go one block turn right onto long church driveway to the Big White Cross. Enter in door right there. If coming from Dover, going south, turn right on Brougher Lane. Go one block turn right onto long church driveway. You will see Big White Cross. Enter in door right there.

Contact: Cheryl 717-659-7288

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Faith Building Verse-First Peter 2:9

May 20th, 2022 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Faith-Building Verse is First Peter 2:9.

But you are a chosen people-a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.

When God transforms our heart to trust in Jesus, we live with the assurance that we belong to Him. He has given us a testimony of praise that reveals God’s mercy that was shown to us.

The goodness of His grace is the reason for our testimony. That is why He deserves the credit for the good ways that we are changed by the Gospel. The writer of Psalm 66:16 says, “Come and hear, all you who fear God; let me tell you what he has done for me.”

This Faith-Building Verse inspires us to declare praise for God for His mercy and acceptance in the Year of Relationship.

John Shirk