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Free Coffee House

May 1st, 2024 No comments

Free Coffee House at Enola First Church of God, 9 Sherwood Drive, Enola, PA on Friday, May 24, 2024 beginning at 7:00 PM. Entertainment for the evening will be Ralph Stoner (Music from the 60’s until Now – Folk, Rock, Country, Pop, Gospel). 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 www.enolacog.com/coffee-house.

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Focus on God’s Goodness-Nourishment of God’s Word

April 17th, 2024 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Focus on God’s Goodness is found in Isaiah 55, verses 10 and 11.

This is what the LORD says, “As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth, and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth; it will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.”

God is referring to the rain cycle to highlight the refreshment of God’s Word for us. Just as rain brings nourishment to the ground, so God’s Word brings nourishment to our heart. Just as rain is vital to the growth of the crops, so God’s Word is vital to our spiritual growth in the grace of God.

The nourishment of God’s Word reveals the goodness of God and is a reason to give thanks in the Year of Gratitude.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Free Coffee House

November 7th, 2023 No comments

Join us on Friday, November 24, 2023 at 7:00 pm at Enola First Church of God for the Christmas version of the game, “Don’t Forget the Lyrics”! Pastor George Jensen will serve as game show host for the evening. Free Coffee, tea, and cold beverages will be served along with other food and snacks. Bring the whole family for free FUN, FOOD & FELLOWSHIP.

Enola First Church of God
9 Sherwood Drive, Enola, PA 17025
717-732-4253 / www.enolacog.com

Free Coffee House

October 9th, 2023 No comments

On Friday, October 27, 2023 at 7:00 PM, Enola First Church of God is hosting a FREE COFFEE HOUSE featuring entertainment by Heaven 4 Shore. Heaven 4 Shore has been traveling for over 28 years spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ through song. The Coffee House will be held in our lower level Fellowship Hall. Come join us for free snacks, beverages, and Christian entertainment in an informal atmosphere! A freewill offering will be received. For a complete schedule of Coffee Houses throughout 2023, visit our website at www.enolacog.com/coffee-house.

Free Coffee House

September 5th, 2023 No comments

On Friday, September 22 at 7:00 PM, Enola First Church of God is hosting a free coffee house featuring entertainment by Jeffrey Imboden (Christian music through trumpet, vocal, guitar). Come join us for free snacks, beverages, and Christian entertainment in an informal atmosphere! A Freewill Offering will be received. For more information and future Coffee House dates, visit our website at www.enolacog.com/coffee-house or call the church office at 717-732-4253.

Free Coffee House

July 5th, 2023 No comments

On Friday, July 28 at 7:00 PM, Enola First Church of God is hosting a FREE COFFEE HOUSE featuring entertainment by Codie Reed (Gospel, Hymns, Oldies Vocal). The Coffee House will be held in our lower level Fellowship Hall. Come join us for free snacks, beverages, and Christian entertainment in an informal atmosphere! A freewill offering will be received. For a schedule of upcoming Coffee Houses throughout 2023, visit our website at www.enolacog.com/coffee-house.

Free Coffee House

May 4th, 2023 No comments

On Friday, June 23 at 7:00 PM, Enola First Church of God is hosting a FREE COFFEE HOUSE featuring Christian entertainment by Marquel Ortiz. Come join us for free snacks, beverages, and Christian entertainment in an informal atmosphere! A Freewill Offering will be received. For more information and a schedule with more 2023 Coffee House dates, visit our website at www.enolacog.com/coffee-house.

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Faith Building Verse-Psalm 23:3

October 10th, 2022 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Faith-Building Verse is Psalm 23:3.

With the LORD as my Shepherd, “He refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake.”

Before knowing Jesus, our heart is polluted and corrupted by sin and wrong motives. But God’s grace is a life-changer. He is able to remove the pollution of our hearts to make them pure. He is able to correct wrong motives and make them rightly motivated by His love.

Charles Spurgeon once said, “For nourishment, comfort, exhilaration, and refreshment, no wine can rival the love of Jesus. Drink deeply.”

This Faith-Building Verse inspires us to find refreshment and direction by following Jesus in the Year of Relationship.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Key Element for Thriving Relationships-Kindness

June 27th, 2022 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Key Element for Thriving Relationships is Kindness.

This quality is identified in the fruit of the Spirit, showing tender concern for others. Kindness causes us to take notice of the person who feels forgotten or to be gentle with the person who feels anxiety.

Kindness is refreshing for someone who is beaten down by harsh words and discouraging influences.

Kindness is life-changing for someone who recognizes their need for God’s grace. Romans 2:4 tells us that the kindness of God leads us to repentance.

Because of God’s kindness toward us, we can be a voice of kindness and refreshment for others. Ephesians 4:32 says, “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.”

Kindness is a key element for thriving relationships that honor God.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Good News Focus-Generosity and Refreshment

August 20th, 2020 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Good News Focus is on Acts 20:35.

The Apostle Paul spoke to other church leaders, and as he was saying good-bye to them, he said, “In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: It is more blessed to give than to receive.”

The way of Christ is to help those who cannot help themselves. That is the impact of grace on our lives. When we receive God’s grace for the precious gift that it is, we become more sensitive to the plight of those who cannot help themselves. The Apostle Paul carried out his ministry with concern for those in poverty. He sought financial assistance from the church to help those with physical needs. As they worked together, they made a difference for the glory of God.

The way of Christ is the way of love and generous giving. Proverbs 11:25 says that a generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.”   

Jesus is our Source of Good News, leading us to places of generosity and refreshment in the Year of Vision.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com

Freedom Phrase-Green Pastures and Quiet Waters

May 15th, 2019 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – In the Year of Redemption, today’s Freedom Phrase is based on Psalm 23:2.

With the LORD as my shepherd, “He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters.”

In a relationship with God, we can rest in His grace. His love will be our source of peace and confidence. In a works-oriented religion, a person tries to earn the favor of God with good deeds, but with that mindset, there is never any true security that we have done enough to please our Maker. When we see God’s love through the cross, we see His grace as a gift to be received by faith, not a paycheck to earn by our good deeds.  

Our yearning for peace with God is satisfied in Christ, and our thirst for righteousness is satisfied by the gentle flow of His grace.   

Through Jesus, we are set free to enjoy God’s rest and refreshment.

John Shirk

john@wjtl.com