Watch our services on youtube at 12pm!

We also have a dedicated phone number so you can listen to latest recorded service at 717-899-4JOY (4569).

Make every day a day to connect with Jesus!

This week's plan:


Donations can be made in person, by mail or through online giving.



Worship Bulletin

Diaconal Minister of Music - Linda Peppernick

Reader - Doug Harbach


The altar flowers are in Praise and Thanksgiving to God our Creator and Jesus Christ our Savior and the Holy Spirit who dwells within us from members of the Hope Sunday School Class.

Traditional Service Order of Worship

Contemporary Order of Worship


Children's Ministry

Kids Konnect 

  • Wednesday night programming for children in kindergarten through 5th grade. Parents can sign in children in the lobby at 6pm and pick children up at 7pm in the lobby.
  • The next Kidmin Meeting is open to anyone who is interested, and it will be available through Google Meet and in-person on March 19, at 6pm.
  • Palm Sunday Information for Families:
2023-2024 First Lights Permission Form
Family Worship FAQs

Visit First for more

Youth Group

Illuminate Youth meet Wednesday evenings at 6:00 PM.

On Wednesday, March 27 -- We will be hosting an Easter Candyland kids outreach event at the church! There is no typical youth group, but we still want our youth to participate! We've been talking about the Kingdom of God all year long, and here is just one chance for us to put what we've learned into practice!
Mission Trip -- The youth are heading to Philadelphia on June 23-29, 2024 with the Philadelphia Project. All students in high school are able to join. We would be seeking other adults to join as well who might be willing to participate with us and drive through the week. If you'd like more information, please contact Collin.
Sign ups for the Impact Festival (July 24-28) are available now! Students in 6th-12th grades who would like to participate may sign up by contacting Collin, or by signing up in the youth room. Ticket prices are $100 if you pay before May 1, and increase to $140 after that time. We never want cost to be a hurdle for participating in an event. If this presents any issue to you, please contact Collin. Thank you!

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College Students Group

College Students

Pray for college students as they dig into the spring semester.



Hungry Hearts

Clothing Ministry is in need of new underwear for all ages and sizes including bras, panties, boxers and briefs.


Visit Hungry Hearts

Women Connect


April 20, 2024 - Women Connect Spring Tea: Abide in Me - John 15:4.
Held in the FUMC Family Life Center from 10 AM - 12 Noon.
  • Tickets to sign up will be at the tea cart in the church lobby or you can sign up online (scan QR code on the ticket).
  • Invite a friend and join us for tea, food and fellowship!
  • Donation of $20/person suggested (payment accepted on day of tea).
  • Any questions, contact: Robin Barrick 717-360-3860.
May 18, 2024 - Join us in the Connect Café from 9 - 10:30 AM for the lesson: Bad Girls of the Bible, led by our lovely Dianne.
June 15, 2024 - Garden Party on Robin's Patio!
More info to come.


WIN Wish List - Win Victim Services is in need of an infant car seat, wood platform bed frames, and consumable items. There is a list of current needs clipped to a box marked "WIN donations" by the welcome desk. You are invited to take a picture of the list or visit their site:  If you purchase items from the website, please mark the quantity purchased. Monetary donations can be given to Pam Reed. Collected money will be used to purchase a car seat first. Donations of items can be placed in the box or given to Pam.

Women Connect

Team Haiti/Missions

School of Hope scholarships are due for the first semester and we need your help! The cost per semester per scholar-ship at the School of Hope is $140.00. The cost for support for an orphan at Kaendra’s place is also $140.00. There’s also an offering plate at the door to help pay for school uniforms for the children. Your support is really appreciated!

Mission Central needs:

Shoes, nail files, nail clippers, adult rain poncho, shampoo, chapstick, 2.50z bath soap,(no Ivory, Jergens, or Palmolive), laundry detergent 32oz - 64oz


Pastoral Care Ministries

GriefShare -

How will GriefShare help you? When a loved one dies, it can feel like you’re alone.  Few people understand how painful and isolating your grief can be.  But that doesn’t mean you have to suffer by yourself. At GriefShare, you’ll find a safe, comforting place where you can talk with others about your grief.  You’ll find support, direction, and guidance on how to make it through. GriefShare Support group meets at First Church on Mondays at 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. For more information or to register, call Gail at 717-263-8491 ext. 207.

Loss of a Spouse

Visit Pastoral Care Ministries

Music & Worship



Pastor's Bible Study - Wednesdays at 1pm & 6pm

We are looking at events in Jesus life leading up to the crucifixion as portrayed in the Gospel of Mark.


Palm Sunday

9:00 AM Palm-Passion Musical Drama “Amazing Love”

Contemporary Service in FLC at 11:00 AM

Maundy Thursday

7:00 PM Service in Sanctuary with Holy Communion

Good Friday

7:00 PM Tenebra Service in Sanctuary

Easter Sunday Sunrise Service

6:30 AM— Memorial Park Chambersburg

Easter Sunday School

9:00 AM

Easter Sunday Blended Resurrection Celebration

10:00 AM Sanctuary

Can you help us?

Setup the FLC for 11 o’clock service.

We need teams of 2 or 3 to prep the room for Sunday worship anytime after noon on Friday or Saturday morning.

45 minutes would be needed to do this job.

If you would like to help please speak to pastor Steve or email:


Prayer 'Closet'

Prayer stations are available throughout Lent in the Lounge. This "Prayer Closet" will have several guided activities with the goal of deepening your prayer life during this season.

We invite you to pray with us, not just during Lent, but always!

1 Thessalonians encourages us to "rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus". 

May we make this season one full of prayer, joy, and gratitude for all God has done and will continue to do for us.

Prayer 'Box'

You will find a “Prayer Box” in the lobby for you to submit prayer requests.

These requests will be prayed over each week by FUMC staff.



Prayers for Healing

Gideon Hill

Dottie Vidal

Dick Jenkins

Karen Brennan

Brianna Renshaw

Doris Bitner

Erma Collins - in rehab

Leslie Gotwald

Jim Wright

Linda Peppernick

Delores Burkhart's daughter-in law, Karen

Wayne Gettel

Kathy Paul [home]

Delores Burkhart

Brian Barnes

Dianne Salter - surgery 3/21

Sharri Ewing (home)

June Maring

Pam Shatzer

Denzil Heckman

Karen Null

Don Ardery

Sue Kitting

John Kitting

Tiffanie a mother of 3 battling stage 4 lung and colon cancer

Jennifer Henderson (Wheezie's daughter)

Bob Foor

Louis Hill

Nancy, John Hostetler's sister

Timothy Thomas


Jacob Salter

Wanda Levengood

Larry Fischer


Prayers for Church Ministries, Events and Special projects

First Lights Children's Ministry

Illuminate Youth Ministry

Hungry Hearts Ministry

GriefShare starting March 18 at 1:00 pm

Candyland March 24 at 6pm

Prayers for Members with Long Term Concerns

Dick Jenkins

Mary Butts

Lucille Lower

Vicki Leisher

Jane Pensinger

Barb Armstrong

Susie Bulger

Kathy Beaston

Don Ardery

Mary Diehl

Wayne Gettel

Linda Lojacono

Sarah Baker

Bob Thomas

Ann, friend of Glennis Parris

Glennis Parris

Bill Holland

Mike Preisler

Prayers for Members with Long Term Concerns

Gary Gettel

Dave Kauffman

Joan Kauffman

Lori Kelsey

Judy Glass

Chris Preisler

Chuck Salter

Emmitt Kessinger

Sherrill Kessinger

Jackie Rock

Georgia Kauffman

Ray Kauffman

Marie Agostinelle

Nathalie Aylesworth

Jack Kramer

Bette Bowers

Prayers of Comfort, Peace and Condolence

Family and friends of Don Nolder who has entered the Church Triumphant!

Wisdom, strength and comfort for in-home caregivers.

Families struggling with grief and loss.

Families struggling with housing and financial issues.

Families struggling with reconciliation and forgiveness.

Peace for those dealing with anxiety.

Faith for those who struggle to believe in what they cannot see.

Prayers for Israel

Safe return of hostages

End to Hamas terrorism and torture of Israel and the Jewish people


Steady and consistent Humanitarian aid into the Gaza strip

Relief and end to suffering of the Palestinian people


Scam Emails Please do not respond to any emails asking you for Urgent help or gift cards which proport to be from the pastor or a staff member.  This is always a scam.

Important Note regarding upcoming events- If you are planning a church event, please contact Stacey in the church office so that we can coordinate all events in the church and are not overlapping ministries. Thank you!

Please contact the church about hospitalizations as we no longer are contacted when parishioners are hospitalized.

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