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JESUS CHRIST IS THE LIGHT
OF THE WORLD
“Jesus Christ, you are the light of Our mid-week Lenten worship ser-
the world; the light no darkness can vice is full of images of Jesus of being the
light that scatters the darkness. We gather
overcome.” So begins our Holden Eve-
to hear these words of comfort and to en-
ning Prayer service which will be held courage others to gather to hear these
Wednesday evenings in Lent (see news- words.
letter cover). This is an appropriate Because even if we are going
through a sunny spell, even though every-
message as the light and warmth of spring
thing is going right in our world, can we
comes upon us. Yet we know that even
ever be too happy? Why not celebrate the
when the day is sunny and bright our lives light in those good times and cling to the
CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH OF SPRY
may not always feel that way. light of Christ in the challenging times.
Why not be reminded about the light of
Good News Letter
We all have moments of glorious
Christ each week during Lent as we cele-
“sunny” days and times when we feel
brate the coming light of spring.
enveloped in “darkness”. There are times
of great joy for us in our personal and
professional lives when we feel so happy
we can’t help smiling.
And each one of us also have had Inside This Issue
Pastor’s Letter 1
moments when tragedy has struck, when
Church Council, Committee 2
we have felt helpless to change our
Chairpersons, Birthdays, Book Group
situation or that of people we love dearly. Christian Education, Church Camp 3
It is in these moments that we need to see Finance, Food Closet. Gift Cards, 4
the light, to “put on the armor of Library
Movie Group, Shut-ins 5
light” (Romans 13:12) for ourselves and
for others who currently reside in a dark Prayer Requests, Thank you 6
Property, Worship & Music 7-8
Calendar, Schedule 9-10
Prayer Ventures 11-12
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CHURCH COUNCIL COMMITTEE
January 18, 2011 CHAIRPERSONS
Treasurer’s Report: Filed for audit. Christian Ed. Stephanie Kusmierski (318-5445)
Pastor’s Report: Request to carry over one week of Endowment Doug Boyer (741-4851)
unused continuing education along with remaining Evangelism Al Myers (741-2347)
budget balance - approved. Retreat center ownership Fellowship Jeanne Hineline (747-8905)
will be thirty years in 2011.
Finance Dean Henry (854-9840)
Committee Reports: Food Closet - proposed draw-
Property Ed Druck (741-0419)
ing presented. Stewardship - working on Consecration
Strawberry Festival Gloria Rudacille (741-4148)
Sunday. Joan Caruso will chair the event. Property -
Mutual Ministry, Stewardship, Worship & Music
some of the copper downspouts have been stolen. Re-
ports filed with police and insurance. BIRTHDAYS
Old Business: Food Closet proposal thoroughly dis- March
Dorothy Bozart March 3
Stephanie Kusmierski March 4
New Business: 2010 budget surplus will be returned Kelly Miller March 4
to the Emory Grove account. Chase Gundel March 7
Roger DiBiase March 7
Announcements: A second mailing will be sent to
Alyssa Kusmierski March 12
the troops with remaining monies donated. March 20,Rebecca Snider March 12
2011 will be Daffodil Sunday. Endowment funds con- Kelly Green March 13
Judith Bergdoll March 14
tinue to grow. Yvonne Holtzapple March 14
Next meeting: February 15, 2011 Jamie Fitzkee March 14
Dorothy Kohler March 19
2011 CHURCH COUNCIL Joan Caruso March 22
President: Danna Drescher (246-9302) Loretta Ladd March 23
Elsie Seeger March 24
Vice President: Bill Stone (417-6580)
Sarah Boyer March 25
Treasurer: Bob Quickel (757-2872)
Nicole Caruso March 26
Secretary: Stephanie Kusmierski (318-5445) Rebecca Polanzke March 26
Members: Charlotte Bergdoll (968-3625), Laura Lorraine Miller March 27
DiBiase (747-0435), Joyce Fengfish (741-1560), BOOK GROUP
Curtis Ferree (741-0444), Kelly Miller (747-0165), Book Group meets the second Tuesday of each month
Raymond Rudacille (741-4148), Robin Stump in the church library at 9:30 am. The next meeting is
scheduled for March 8 to discuss “Though Waters
(244-4620), Adam Titter (812-0640), Pastor Jim
Roar” by Lynn Austin. Call Mae Myers
741-4639 (Office) or 757-1917 (Home) (741-2347) with any questions.
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If we need to cancel or delay events, the informa-
tion will be available on wgal.com Unfortu-
nately, they will not guarantee that it will appear
on the TV station.
The church’s answering (741-4639) will also have Remember to turn your clocks ahead
the information available. Sunday, March 13, 2011!
Also, all available council members will know the
status. CHURCH CAMP
CHRISTIAN EDUCATION The church is in need of two or three people to be the
The Wired Word Sunday School Class coordinators for church camp. Coordinators choose the
The Wired Word is an adult and high school Sun- dates and format for church camp. Many materials and
day school curriculum with weekly lessons that resources have been collected over the past twenty years
confront the news with Scripture and hope. The and are stored at the church. Help and advice are avail-
topic is e-mailed to class members on Thursdays so able for planning from former church camp coordinators
those who wish to can prepare for discussion. and helpers. Registration forms and other information
sheets are available on disc or via e-mail. All you have
Some recent topics that were studied are: Church
to do is change the dates. Also church members have
Boosts Attendance by Giving Millions in Prizes,
always been very supportive in volunteering to be daily
Florida Pastor Threatens to Burn Quran, Elderly
helpers. Please consider volunteering so that the
Sisters Split Over Lottery Jackpot, Haitian Tent
children of our church and their friends can experience
Cities Becoming Like Real Cities. Each lesson the joys of God’s world in a loving and supportive envi-
uses Biblical references to help the group focus on ronment. Contact the church office or see Jean Quickel
the issue through a Christian perspective. The class (757-2872).
uses a discussion format with one of the members
functioning as a facilitator, using the guide that is DIRECTORY
Be sure to notify the church office if your address and/or
provided. It meets downstairs.
phone number changes.
Bible Study Class
This class focuses on studying different books of
the Bible. Al Myers is the teacher and uses various
There is a calendar in the church office to be used by
formats to bring meaning to and understanding of
each committee as it sponsors an event. The event(s)
the Bible. This class is currently studying 1 Corin-
should be listed on the calendar under the room(s) that
thians. The class meets in the library located in the
will be used for the event.
upstairs social hall.
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FINANCE COMMITTEE GIFT CARD FUNDRAISER
January: January 2 - 68 January 9 - 84 January 16 - The youth will be selling gift cards for Giant and
91 January 23 - 91 January 30 - 80
Shurfine as a way to raise funds for the next youth
Automated Giving Program: Simply Giving
gathering in 2012 and other events to further the youth
Simply Giving offers a simple way for you to act on a
ministry. Cards can be purchased by cash or check
profound choice. By participating in this program, you
each week during coffee hour. The youth will be tak-
can use electronic funds transfer (EFT) to give your
ing turns selling cards. Your support is appreciated.
weekly, semi-monthly, or monthly financial gifts to
A portion of the gift cards you use for groceries will
Christ Lutheran Church of Spry.
be compiled into a fund to help pay for their trips and
Sign up by completing the Member Authorization functions. Contact Roger DiBiase (747-0435) with
Form available at each entrance and in the church any questions.
office. Then, return the completed form to the church Gift Card Seller Schedule:
office or to Bob Quickel, Treasurer. 03/06 Tony DiBiase 03/13 Ian Paules
Let Simply Giving help you build better stewardship 03/20 Jared Pepper 03/27 Jason Pepper
by turning a simple choice into a generous response. 04/03 Ryan Snider 04/10 Emily Thomas
If you have any questions, please call Bob Quickel
(757-2872) Treasurer or the church office (741-4639).
Budget Update LIBRARY
Our monthly income needed to meet our budget is The following DVDs have been added to the library
$15,108.00. In January our actual income was
$16,664.80 and our expenses were $12,134.16. Our You Belong to Me (Mary Higgins Clark Mystery)
income exceeded our expenses by $4,530.64. Please 95 minutes PG13
remember to mail your offering if you do not make it
Jesus (From the Bible Stories Series starring Debra
to church. Messing & Jacqueline Bisset) 176 minutes
FOOD CLOSET The Solosist (Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey Jr.)
If you can donate any of the items from the list below, 116 minutes PG13
please mark the bag “Food Closet” and place it in the Last Chance Harvey (Dustin Hoffman & Emma
church. Dale Slenker (741-2871) can be contacted Thompson) 93 minutes PG
with any questions.
FOOD CLOSET GROCERY LIST At First Sight (Val Kilmer & Mira Sorvino)
129 minutes PG13
____ Beef Stew ____ Jelly
_____ Canned Meat (SPAM, TREET, etc) Baby for Sale (A Lifetime Movie with Dana Delany)
89 minutes Not Rated
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MOVIE GROUP PRAYER VENTURES
The movie group will meet on March 20 at 4:00 PM Prayer Ventures can be obtained through the elca
in the home of Jean Quickel (757-2872) to view “The website: www.elca.org/prayerventures
Other Side of Heaven”. A Walt Disney Home Enter-
When viewing the newsletter on the website or in
tainment epic adventure starring Anne Hathaway and
email, Prayer Ventures will not be included.
Christopher Gorham. When 19-year-old John
However; Prayer Ventures is easily obtained through
Groberg (Gorham) is sent on a three-year mission to
the above elca website.
Tonga, he has no idea what he's getting into. Just get-
ting to Tonga is fraught with danger and unbelievable SHUT-INS
obstacles. Once there, he finds himself in the midst of March
Helen Bair Birthday: September 25
a culture as remote to him as the island is to his Idaho
1920 Trolley Road, Room 105
Falls home. Not understanding the language, and
York, PA 17404
lonely for his fiancee Jean (Hathaway), John faces
suspicion, distrust, typhoons, tidal waves, mosqui-
Kathryn Garrett Birthday: November 6
toes, and other perils of man and nature as he reaches
2321 Freedom Way, Room 136
out to the people of Tonga. Filled with adventure,
York, PA 17402
breathtaking scenery, and humor, this is a coming-of-
age film your whole family will enjoy.
Lois Jay Birthday: May 19
1801 Folkemer Circle, Room 105
York, PA 17404
The newsletter is available electronically on our web- Kathleen Leathery Birthday: October 6
site at christspry.com or request an emailed copy by York County Nursing Home
emailing the church at Christ.firstname.lastname@example.org 118 Pleasant Acres Rd., Rm 130
Paper copies will be available for pick up in the York, PA 17402
narthex. For those who are unable to pick one up at
Mae Lightner Birthday: September 2
the church or download one from the internet, contact
110 Kreidler Avenue
the church office (741-4639) for other options.
York, PA 17402-4925
Please have information you would like included in
the April newsletter to the church office by March 15.
Helena Weitkamp Birthday: April 29
If there is information you would like to have put on The Haven at Springwood
the website (christspry.com), email the information to 2321 Freedom Way, Room 235
the church office: Christ.email@example.com York, PA 17402
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PRAYER REQUESTS PRAYER REQUESTS continued
Additions: Call the Church Office at 717 741-4639 when:
Morgan Bond, friend of Robin and Ray Stump, • A member of your family or a church friend is
diagnosed with a seizure disorder. admitted to the hospital (so that visits can be made
Members and the proper people notified)
The family of Robert K. Boyer. Bob died January • There is a change to either your name, home or
work phone number, e-mail or address (so that the
Friends and Family
church records and directory can be changed)
Patty Carpenter, friend of Robin Stump, is battling
• A new baby arrives in your family
numerous health issues.
• A member of your household leaves for college
Warren Foster, brother of Jeanne Hineline,
or establishes a new residence
continues to battle cancer.
• You desire to join Christ Lutheran or are planning
Gene Herchelrath, friend of Lori Abel, has terminal a wedding or baptism
• There is a death
Dayne Prall - a marine deployed to Afghanistan.
• Upcoming surgery
William Swartz, Jr., friend of Charlotte Bergdoll, is
• You would like Pastor Jim to visit
If not during regular business hours, call
To have prayer requests included in the newsletter, Pastor Jim at 717 757-1917 when:
please provide the information on the Welcome Sheet • A member is hospitalized in an emergency
inserted into the weekly bulletin or
• A death occurs
call the church office (741-4639).
Prior to including names on our prayer lists, it is re- THANK YOU
quired that you receive the person’s permission. Thank you to everyone who participated in Souper
Bowl Sunday. More than 290 cans and $481 were
Those added to the prayer list will be removed after
collected! In addition to our collection, we received
three months, unless asked to be placed on the list
over 100 cans from the Souper Bowl Sunday held by
again or updates are added. They will however
Luther Memorial Church.
remain in our hearts & personal prayers.
WELLSPAN eGREETING I would like to thank everyone for the prayers, cards,
If you know of a church member, family member or visits and phone calls during my recent surgery.
friend who is a patient at the York or Gettysburg Thanks, also, to Pastor Jim for his prayers and the sup-
Hospitals WellSpan offers a free service to deliver a
personal message on select stationary. These greet- port he gave our family. Jo Ann also would like to
ings may be sent on “Thinking Of You” “Get Well thank everyone for their prayers and support. Dean
Soon”, or “New Baby” stationary. It is a nice way to
let others know that you care. Simply go to and Jo Ann Henry
https://egreeting.wellspan.org for details.
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Afghanistan Troop Update
With additional money received from Thrivent at the
end of 2010, another shipment of supplies was sent to
Sean and his soldiers.
On January 25, 2011 Donna Fulton and Danna
Drescher packed and sent seven additional packages
including personal items and snacks, which were pur-
chased with those funds.
Your individual help in this effort is truly appreciated
as noted in e-mails from Sean. The address remains
the same should you care to send cards and/or pack-
ages on an individual basis.
SFC Sean Thaler
D Co 3rd Battalion, 4th CAB
PROPERTY COMMITTEE FOB Shindand, APO AE 09382
Reserve the church’s Camp Myers Retreat Center for
your family reunion, picnic, group meetings, etc.
In late April another group effort is being planned;
Call the church office (741-4639) to check availability, hopefully with your cooperation, proceeds from a
reserve the facilities or with any questions. sandwich sale, and other Thrivent matching funds.
An application for reserving Camp Myers is on the Stay tuned as we continue this service project.
following page for your convenience.
WORSHIP AND MUSIC
DIRECTIONS TO RETREAT CENTER
From Christ, Spry, North 83 to Lenten Breakfasts
U.S. 30 West, right on North 74
through Dover, to Mockingbird Please join us Saturdays, March12th at 8:00 am in the
Road (which is 5 miles from Do- social hall for a Lenten breakfast prepared by the men
ver square), right on to Mock-
ingbird Road. Retreat Center is and Saturday, April 16th at 8:00 am for a breakfast
at end of dead-end road on left.
-or- prepared by the youth and their families.
Mid-week worship Services
North on 83 to Newberrytown
Exit. Please join us during this solemn season of Lent for
Turn left on to Route 382, go to
blinking signal light, turn left mid-week worship with Holden Evening Prayer. This
on to Route 177, go to signal wonderful worship experience is both brief and beauti-
Roville. Turn left, go 1/4 mile ful. It reminds us, especially in the darkness of winter,
to Mockingbird Road, turn left. that Jesus is the light of the world.
Retreat Center is at end of
dead-end road on left.
We will gather at 7:00 PM on the following Wednes-
Watch for signs.
days: March 16, 23, 30 and April 6, 13. Come and lift
your voices in praise for all that God has done through
our Savior Jesus Christ.
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Retreat Center Application
CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH OF SPRY
2385 S. QUEEN STREET
YORK, PA 17402
PHONE: 741-4639 firstname.lastname@example.org FAX: 741-4630
RETREAT CENTER MOCKINGBIRD ROAD ROSSVILLE, PA (PHONE: 292-9364)
APPLICATION TO USE CHRIST/SPRY RETREAT CENTER (PLEASE RETURN TO CHURCH OFFICE)
APPLICATION DATE ________
CHURCH/ORGANIZATION/PERSON IN CAHRGE ____________________________________________
TELEPHONE NUMBER OF PERSON IN CHARGE ________________________________
CERTIFICATE OF YOUR INSURANCE FROM YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY MUST BE ATTACHED!!
DATES OR DAY REQUESTED____________ TIME OF ARRIVAL ________TIME OF DEPARTURE __________
1. NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ACCIDENTS.
2. No open fires, use fireplaces only (no fires on windy days.)
3. Report any damage immediately after use.
4. Overnight participants are limited to twenty persons or less. If over 20,
please call the church office (741-4639) for permission.
5. No cutting or damaging of trees.
6. Please vacuum/sweep floors before leaving, including bathrooms.
7. Please clean toilet bowls and sinks before leaving.
8. Please take all garbage with you.
9. Upon leaving: lock all doors, close all windows, put chain across driveway.
10. Special permission needed to use facility if not a church organization or
11. Please respect neighbors in house across street and planted pine trees to the
rear of the property.
12. Non-members – please supply your own paper products, except toilet paper.
(I), (We) hereby agree to all regulations.
Signature: Person in charge
Print: Church or Organization
Suggested donations for non-member use of facility:
Day use only………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..$ 65.00
NOTE: (Donations by members appreciated to help defray utility costs.)
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WORSHIP ASSISTANTS FOR MARCH
If you are unable to serve on the Sunday assigned to you, please trade days with someone else or find a
substitute and notify the church office (741-4639) with the corrected schedule.
Date Acolyte Altar Children’s Communion Nursery Reader Ushers
Guild Church Assistants Assistants
03-06 Emily Elaine Heidi Danna Kelly Roger
Thomas Trimmer Snider Drescher, Green, DiBiase
03-09 Cindy Church
Ash Druck Council
03-13 Emily Darlene Erin Marlyn Doris Al
DiBiase Winters Titter Geesey, Geesey, Myers
David Miller, Jeanne
Adam Titter Hineline
03-20 Ian Vickie Kelly Doris Geesey, Judy Bill
Paules Dill Pepper Raymond Hess Paules
03-27 Liz Laura/ Carolyn Kathy Henry, Andrea David
DiBiase Roger Beeler Heidi Snider, Anstine, Miller
DiBiase Ryan Snider Helen
04-03 Jared Cindy Heidi Danna Kelly
Pepper Druck Snider Drescher, Green,
Communion Assistants: If you have any questions regarding Chancel Choir Wednesdays at 7:00 PM
the communion assistant schedule, or if you need to make any
changes to the schedule, please contact Mae Myers (741-2347). Chancel Chimes Thursdays at 7:00 PM
Substitute Children’s Church Leaders: Andrea Anstine Children’s Choir Mondays at 5:00 PM
741-3911, Jean Quickel 757-2872 Contact Darlene Winters (741-2979)
Substitute Nursery Helpers: Judith Hess 428-2740, with any questions.
Barb Mount 741-9164, Jeanne Hineline 747-8905
CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH OF SPRY
2385 South Queen Street US POSTAGE PAID, PERMIT #13
York, PA 17402 DALLASTOWN, PA 17313
717 741-4639 Return Service Requested
March 9th Noon & 7:00 PM Ash Wednesday Worship
March 12th 8:00 am Lenten Breakfast
March 16th, 23rd, 30th 7:00 PM Lenten Worship
Holden Evening Prayer
March 20th 10:00 am Daffodil Sunday