Sunday August 29, 2021
9:00am - Worship at Memorial Park Bandshell
10:00am - Sunday School
11am - Traditional service in sanctuary
COVID19 Protocol Update
Because Franklin county has moved into the High category of COVID transmission, First Church leadership asks that congregants wear masks while inside the building per CDC recommendation. This is recommended NOT mandated. We understand that individuals have varied feelings on masks.
Get Ready for Fall!
Download the Church Center App by Planning Center for quick signups to events, studies, and groups.
Due to schedule conflicts there will not be a live stream video of the services today but the video will be posted in the evening. Thank you!
We also have a dedicated phone number so you can listen to latest recorded service at 717-899-4JOY (4569).
We are asking folks not to mail donations through the US Postal service. Please hand-deliver them to the church, because we are having issues with receiving mail. We also have online giving available as well. Thank you for blessing us!
In Traditional Worship August 29, 2021:
Pastor - Rev. Steven M. Livermore
Organ - Diaconal Minister of Music: Linda A. Peppernick
Reader - Mr. Mark Davis
Flowers are placed this morning to the Glory of God and In loving memory of John H. Harmon who's birthday would have been August 30. Given by Bonnie Harmon and family.
Important Note regarding upcoming events:
Anyone planning any church events please make sure you contact Stacey in the church office so that we can coordinate all events in the church and are not overlapping ministries. Thank you!
Chancel Choir- rehearsal will begin Wednesday, September 8th at 7:30 pm in the choir room. All singers are welcome to come and join us.
Post-High School Connections - First Church Friends: I am looking for people to connect with our post high age young adults. Check-in texts, notes, and emails are a great way to let them know they're a part of the family even when they may not be able to attend regularly. If you're willing to friend one of our post high young adults, please contact Beth Stahl (firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-375-8011).
200th Anniversary – 2022 will mark the 200th Anniversary of the birth of First Church. We are looking for interested individuals to be part of the committee planning our celebrations. Please contact Pastor Steve at email@example.com if you would like to help.
Alter flowers in sanctuary
If you would like to place flowers in the sanctuary for worship, please call Vikki Eckert at 419 632 4653 or email her at
We will begin an evening Bible Study on Wednesday, September 22nd at 7:00 PM in what was the Apple Center. Look for details next week.
If you are interested in taking a Stop the Bleed Class please contact Dr. James Hurley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PRAYER, PRAISE AND THANKSGIVING
"I am the Lord that healeth thee." Exodus 15:26 KJV
For the people of Haiti & Afghanistan.
For our government leader.
For students, teachers, support staff, bus drivers and all who are involved in education.
Healing for Ron Shatzer.
Healing for Dave Kauffman.
Healing for Bev Rensch –(she's back in rehab).
Healing for John Parson.
For those having to work in the heat.
For those dealing with fire in the west and Canada.
For water shortage in the west.
For those traveling for work or vacation.
For those who will be attending Loss of a Spouse on 8/30.
For Stephen Ministry.
For Postal Service
For those making decisions on how we should care for each other and ourselves during increase of Covid.
For the Women's Retreat in October - those planning the retreat and those ladies coming.
Prayers for those facing life struggles -
Praise and Thanksgiving
Paul and I want to thank all the church members for their prayers, lovely anniversary cards and gifts sent to us on our 50th Wedding Anniversary. Thanks for remembering us on this special anniversary. It was deeply appreciated to hear from our church family.
Blessings to all of you.
Love and prayer, Paul & Erma