This Sunday

July 22, 2018


We are so glad that you joined us today as we have gathered to worship. It is our hope that you will find Devonshire to be an inviting community where you experience the transforming power of the Gospel. Our service normally includes a time of singing, prayers of confession, Scripture readings, followed by an opportunity to give tithes and offerings before hearing a message from God’s Word. The following information will be helpful for connecting and worshipping with us today.

CONNECT CARD & GUEST INFORMATION TABLE | If you are a first or second time guest, or if you have never filled out a Connect Card, we would love for you to do so as a way to introduce yourself to us at the Guest Information Table (or, if you prefer, you may put it in the offering plate). If you have a question regarding the location of a class, the nursery, restrooms or an upcoming event, or are curious about what we offer for a ministry area, please stop by our Guest Information Table, located in the narthex.

GIVING | As part of our service, we respond in worship by giving our tithes and offerings to God. You are welcome to make a contribution at this time. For cash donations and special offerings, please use an envelope from the pew and write your name, the amount, and designated fund on it. You can also give at

FOR THE KIDS | Devonshire is a family-friendly church that believes children are a gift from God. During the worship service, nursery and preschool care are provided for the entire service.  Children, grades K-5, join with their parents for the first portion of the service and are dismissed following the giving time for an age-appropriate worship experience in the fellowship hall.

STARTING POINT | Starting Point is an opportunity for those newer to Devonshire Church to take a step of getting acquainted with us.  This informal luncheon on the second Sunday of each month will provide the opportunity to get to know what Devonshire is about a little bit more.  If you are newer Devonshire or if you are just curious about our church or Christian beliefs, this is a great place to start!  Led by Pastor Derek and other leaders, we’d love to connect with you at Starting Point! Please register by using the Connect Card or at

Important Information

INDONESIA FUNDRAISER LUNCHEON | Plan to stay today after the worship service for lunch.  All donations will go towards sending eight individuals to serve in Indonesia this October.  The menu will include meatball subs, salad, chips, & desserts.

NEW CHURCH DIRECTORY | It is time to update our photo directory!  Please plan to stay after church on Sunday August 19, 26, or September 9 to have individual or family photo taken.

NEW MEMBER ORIENTATION | If you have not yet taken the step of church membership here at Devonshire and are interested in learning about our membership process and what makes membership meaningful, there will be an informational meeting on Sunday, August 26 at 9:15 am in the counseling room across from the nursery.

2018 UB WOMEN’S CONFERENCE | Contact Cindy Whitman ( if you are interested in joining her for this event held in Toledo, OH on September 28-30.  More details are available at This conference is filling up quickly, with 200 out of 250 spots already filled.

U.B. GOLF TOURNAMENT | It will be held on Friday, September 14, at Greencastle Greens Golf Club in Greencastle, PA. There will be two tee times — 7:30 am and 1:00 pm. The cost is $65.00 per golfer. Lunch will be served. Prizes will be awarded for both morning and afternoon winners based on flights. The tournament will benefit Rhodes Grove Camp and the United Brethren Association. Contact Dave Bailey ( if you are interested.

SAVE THE DATE |    Promotion Sunday – August 26; Back to School Bash – August 26; Community Day – September 8


DevonshireKIDS (infant to grade 5) | Children’s classes and activities are available during the 9:00 am Sunday School hour and 10:30 am worship hour.

GLOW Ministry (K-5th grade) | On Wednesday nights from 6:30pm-8:00 pm our GLOW Ministry (K-5th grade) meets in the fellowship hall for games, worship, snacks, and prizes.  Contact Laurie ( with any questions about this ministry.

The Shire Youth Ministries (middle and high school) | Come out weekly on Sunday mornings (9:00 am) and grow in your understanding of God’s Word.  Also, join us Wednesday evenings for fun and fellowship from 6:30 pm-8:00 pm.

YOUNG ADULT CLASS |Young adults (ages 18-27) join us Sundays during the 9am Sunday School hour in the room across from the Nursery for Bible study, discussion, and fellowship.

Adult | Join a Sunday school class and deepen your understanding of the Bible and your love for the Lord. These classes are held on Sundays from 9 am to 10:15 am. Current and future classes can be found at

NEW MEN’S STUDY: UNCOMMON | MEN: Dare to be UNCOMMON.  Join this study, beginning Sunday, July 8, as we challenge each other to strengthen the core of your life and faith, from beloved Super Bowl-winning former head coach Tony Dungy! The One Year Uncommon Life Daily Challenge contains 365 reflections on living an “uncommon life” of integrity, honoring your family and friends, creating a life of real significance and impact, and walking with the Lord. Contact Brent ( with any questions.

NEW LADIES STUDY: THE QUEST | Join “The Quest” on Sundays at 9:00am from July 8 – Aug. 26 in the Fellowship Hall. In this 8-week excursion with Jesus, Beth Moore uses questions from Scripture to lead us into intimacy with the One who knows us best. Learn to dig into the Word, to respond to the questions of God, and to bring your questions before Him. Contact Leanne Gardner (717-421-8919 or with any questions.

Small Groups| Looking for a place to connect with other Christians?  Want to find encouragement in applying God’s Word to your life?  Then join one of our new Small Groups! Check out the group descriptions in the narthex, or at, then contact the group leader.


This Week at Devonshire

TODAY                      Indonesia Luncheon | 12:00pm (Fellowship Hall)

THURSDAY             FOR Harrisburg Parks | 3:00pm-4:00pm (Skyline Commons)

Choir Practice | 7:00pm (Sanctuary)


Today’s Message

TITLE:  The Mission

TEXT: Luke 5:1-11

Jesus Heals a Paralytic

Luke 5:1–11

Jesus Calls the First Disciples

[1] On one occasion, while the crowd was pressing in on him to hear the word of God, he was standing by the lake of Gennesaret, [2] and he saw two boats by the lake, but the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets. [3] Getting into one of the boats, which was Simon’s, he asked him to put out a little from the land. And he sat down and taught the people from the boat. [4] And when he had finished speaking, he said to Simon, “Put out into the deep and let down your nets for a catch.” [5] And Simon answered, “Master, we toiled all night and took nothing! But at your word I will let down the nets.” [6] And when they had done this, they enclosed a large number of fish, and their nets were breaking. [7] They signaled to their partners in the other boat to come and help them. And they came and filled both the boats, so that they began to sink. [8] But when Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, “Depart from me, for I am a sinful man, O Lord.” [9] For he and all who were with him were astonished at the catch of fish that they had taken, [10] and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. And Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching men.” [11] And when they had brought their boats to land, they left everything and followed him. (ESV)


Questions for Discussion & Reflection:

  1. How did the Holy Spirit speak to you today?
  2. What implications does today’s message or passage have for your life and our church community?

Today’s message and other messages can be heard at here.