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July 30, 2023



Romans 12:3-8


 “Called to Speak”


This Week

Prayer Requests

and Calendar

Sunday School News

Children's Ministry Schedule

Upcoming Events

COB News

Online Giving

Thank you

Directory Change

Birthday List

Last Week

Contacting the Pastor 

Happening This Week

Proclaiming God's Word:

Gifts of Prophecy and Teaching

In worship this week, we continue a series focusing on the Spiritual Gifts listed in Romans 12:6-8 that we receive through the grace of God and are able to use for mutual upbuilding. The gifts we'll encounter this week are those of prophecy and teaching - both of which involve speaking for the sake of building up the church.

This Sunday is also the time for our Annual Conference Report from delegate Kim Witkovsky and other attendees and participants. Join us at 9:00 AM in the Sanctuary for this time together, which will include wrap-up video, sharing from participants, and time for Q&A. All are welcome.

Please enter the sanctuary early and join us this Sunday as we gather and worship together as always, joining in prayer, song, and attention to God's word. 

Live Stream Worship

Our worship services are available via YouTube for those who wish to join that way. Click the link above to join us before 10:30 AM Sunday or anytime afterward. DVD copies of the services are also available.

Click here to view the bulletin for this Sunday.

This Sunday's Bulletin

Pastor Joel will be out of the office for vacation from July 31st to August 6th. If you

have an immediate need, please contact the church office or your assigned deacon. 


Saturday, July 29

10:00 am   Food Pantry Open 10:00 am to 12:00 pm

4:00 pm   Pastor Dadeboe – FH

7:00 pm  Movie Night – Outside Grass Area

Sunday, July 30

9:00 am  Sunday School – Annual Conference Report – Sanct.

10:30 am  Worship Service – Sanctuary


Tuesday, August 1

4:00 pm   Food Pantry Open 4:00 to 5:30 pm

Sunday, August 6

9:00 am  Sunday School

10:30 am Worship Service Sanctuary

Church Calendar

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Click for Friends to Remember in Prayer

Prayer Requests

Additions and updates for prayer list or calendar of events are welcome by contacting the church office.

Special note for all Ministry Teams: Please notify the church office with any upcoming meetings or events for your team so we can add these dates to the calendar.

Sunday School News

Children's Sunday School Classes

9:00 AM in Rooms 151, 152, and 155. Children grades PreK (age 4) and up will have class lessons, with singing included as well. Children ages 3-4 and younger are welcome to attend nursery care.

Please join us in the sanctuary at 9:00 AM for the combined Sunday School Class for the Annual Conference Report. If you are unable to attend, you will be able to join us by the livestream link below.

Children's Ministry Schedule
Upcoming Events


Saturday, July 29 - Movie Night 7:00 PM

Sunday July 30 - Annual Conference Report 9:00 AM

September 4-8 - National Older Adult Conference (NOAC)


Saturday July 29th 7:00 to 10:00 pm

All are welcome, children especially, to join us for an outdoor movie night on Saturday July 29, on the lawn Behind the Fellowship Hall. The movie will be "The Secret Life of Pets" - an animated family comedy.

This event is sponsored by our Child Development Center and open to all children and families whom they serve, and all church families are welcome as well. Popcorn will be provided. The movie will begin shortly after 8:00 PM as it begins to get dark. Bring lawn chairs and blankets as you wish.

OUR DAILY BREAD/SOUP KITCHEN - Friday, August 11, 2023 Sign up by calling

Sandi Bowser at 717-825-7203 to make a casserole for Our Daily Bread/Soup Kitchen on Friday, August 11, 2023 (10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) PLEASE contact Sandi to add your name and number of casseroles, so we can let Our Daily Bread/Soup Kitchen know how many casseroles to expect. The pans are located in the church lounge. Thank you!

Saturday, August 12, 2023

Chicken Barbecue & Annual Car Show

(Forms also available on the bulletin board)

10:30 a.m. till Sold - Out

They are counting on you to pre-order your drive thru meal this year using

the order form below.

Order Form

9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Rain or Shine - Show field opens at 8:00 am

Pre-Registration $ 12.00

Day of Show $ 14.00

Click on button for registration form.

Registration Form

National Older Adult Conference (NOAC)

September 4-8, 2023 - Lake Junaluska, NC

NOAC is a Spirit-filled gathering of adults 50 and older who love learning and discerning together, exploring God’s call for their lives and living out that call by sharing their energy, insight, and legacy with their families, communities, and the world.

 “God is Doing A New Thing”

 “I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?

 I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” — Isaiah 43:19

 Click on the button below to register and for complete details of this event, including bus trip information.


NOAC Event Registration
Church of the Brethren Denominational News

Denominational news and information is always available by visiting

Southern PA District Newsletter

Click on the button for current

Church of Brethren News

COB Newsline
Online Giving

Online Giving is safe, easy, and convenient. Sign up by going to our church website at: and click on the Online Giving Link or go directly to the Online Giving website at:

For assistance setting up your account,

call Donor Support at:  800-348-2886 – Option 2 – Online Giving Questions? Contact Sheryl Leaman - Thank you for your support!

NOTE: Online giving can be used for regular weekly or monthly offerings, special offerings, and capital campaign contributions, as well as many other specific outreach ministries that we sponsor.

Church Website
Online Giving

I have a joy to share – The procedure on my pinched nerves on Wednesday was a success and I am already feeling much relief in my hands and fingers. Total relief could take up to two weeks, but there was considerable improvement almost immediately. 

Thank you to everyone for all your prayers and concern.

~ Roy Rollman

Directory Change:

P. 12 Sandi Bowser : Remove home phone number and replace

with cell phone (717) 825-7203





04 Sarah (Kovacs) Hamill

06 Violet Chronister

08 Margaret Eck

09 Bev Raney

10 Linda Wisner

11 Kyleigh Ferro

15 Pastor Joel Gibbel

18 Julie Poland

19 Robert Sharp

21 Bob Bingaman

21 Betty Bortner

If your birthday is in AUGUST and is

not on the list below or is listed

incorrectly, please call the church office.

22 Dennis Wisner

22 Eric Zimmerman

25 Judy Deitch

25 Abby Dierdorf

26 Allison Poland

26 Sandra Dell

27 Stephanie Stoolmaker

28 Betty Crowe

28 Tom McCracken

Beckett River Waltersdorff, has arrived, weighing in at

6 lb. 14oz. His proud parents are Cory and Karen.

Also, Beckett is the 17th great-niece/nephew of Beth Anne Bahn.

EDUCATION TEAM would like to share a resource on mental health Programs and Services that are available in York and Adams County:

National Alliance on Mental Illness York-Adams County

Is a family-based, grassroots support and advocacy organization.


Since 2011 our Witness Team has sponsored the Cash for Causes program by selling Giant & Weis gift cards. The church receives 5% of sales to support various ministries. For 2023 the gift card sales will support The Lehman Center (Children’s Aid Society), New Community Project, and Carlisle Truck Stop Ministry. You may purchase the cards in amounts of $100, $50, $25, or $10. The cards make great gifts, especially at holidays. Consider donating cards to the Food Pantry or using them yourself any time you shop at Giant or Weis.

If you’d like to support this program, please see Becky Wenger before/after worship service OR mail your check (paid to York First Church) to 3011 Bedford Pl, York, PA 17408 and your cards will be mailed to you.


July 23, 2023



Micah 6:8, Romans 12:3-8


“What God Wants”

Due to technical problem there was in interruption in the live stream of this worship service. DVD's are available in the Anna Mow Room.


Pastor Joel Gibbel can be reached in the church office most weekdays from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Some afternoons and evenings may be set aside for visiting those in need, for meetings, and for other pastoral duties. Pastor Joel is also available for pastoral counseling by appointment.

If you need to reach the pastor outside of office hours, his home phone number is

(717) 318-5442, and his mobile number is (717) 271-4888. You can also email him at Note that laws prevent hospitals from contacting a pastor without your permission when you are admitted, so you will need to contact the church if you desire a visit or to request prayer.

Our Mission Statement:
“People dedicated to Spiritual Growth, Loving Relationship, and Sacrificial Service”
Our Vision Statement:
“To become a community of committed Christians who Love God, Share Christ, and Serve the World”