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Sunday, May 26, 2024

Pastor Rob Gunkelman
Abundant Life
“Get out of Your Boat” – Matthew 14:22-33

Experience & Encounter

(These questions are an invitation to experience your life with God. Use them on your own or in community as you seek to follow Jesus.)

  1. When you think and reflect about your life, what gives you the most fear right now? How has that changed over time?
  2. Which of the 5 facets of faith come easy for you? Which ones are more difficult to believe and apply? What do you need to do in order to believe all of them?
  3. Rob challenged us to “Get out of our boat” this summer. What do feel like God is asking you to do, but are too afraid to step out and trust in Jesus? If you were guaranteed not to fail, would that give you the courage to follow His calling?


  • 8:00 am, Sanctuary (Traditional)
  • 9:30 am, Baker Center (Contemporary)
  • 11:00 am, Sanctuary (Contemporary)

ONLINE SERVICES:  These services are available HERE, on Facebook, on YouTube, or through Roku/Apple TV apps.  

  • 8:00 am (Traditional)
  • 9:30 am (Contemporary)
  • 11:00 am (Contemporary)


New Partners

Today we are excited to welcome 3 new partners to church membership. At King Street Church, we call our members “partners” because they commit to partner in the work that God is doing in and through our church. Please extend a warm welcome to: Sheena Baker (8:00 service), Gary & Bonnie Hollinshead (11:00 service).


Happy Memorial Day

The church office will be closed tomorrow, May 27.  RESET/”If My People” Prayer Group will not meet.  Have a happy holiday!


Prayer Tables

We believe that God works powerfully through prayer. You are invited to use the marked tables in our worship spaces to share a personal request.  Just fill out the card and leave it on the table (you do not have to provide your name), and we will pray for you.  As always, you can submit a request to our online Prayer Wall at, or text “pray” to (717) 401-7777.


Blood Drive

King Street Church is hosting a blood drive in honor of one of the children in our church family: Isabel Schuster.  Isabel, the 4-year-old-daughter of Brian and JoAnna, has leukemia and has received many blood transfusions. As they have reached the maintenance phase of Isabel’s treatment (praise the Lord!), the Schusters would like to give back to an organization that has given so much to them.  The drive is THIS Thursday, May 30, from 12:30 – 6:00 pm, in the Baker Center gym.  You need to make an appointment; sign up HERE (enter 17201), or call 800-RED-CROSS, (800-733-2767.)   If you are able to serve with us by keeping the snack area stocked at the drive, contact Rob Gunkelman.


Summer Camp

Rhodes Grove provides a Christ-focused summer camp experience for kids in grades 2-12. The church will pay part of the fees for regular attendees for one week of camp. The deadline to register is Friday, May 31. Visit


Once More Ministries

OMM shares the love of Jesus and builds relationships by providing toiletries to those in need in our community.  They collect toiletry donations year-round in bins located in the church lobbies (each bin contains a list of most-needed items.)   You can also click here to order products on Amazon that can be shipped straight to the church.  Now is the time to bring your donations to help OMM prepare for their next distribution on Saturday, June 8.


Support Our Student Missions Fund

Twenty-three students are going on the trip to Rhode Island in June.  Today you will see displays in the lobbies inviting you to take an envelope and support our Student Missions Fund.  All donations will go into the fund to support the entire team.  Should you choose to make a gift, you will find the name of one student in the envelope with a personal prayer request.  Whether you make a gift or not, please join us in praying for the team as they prepare to serve God this summer. You can also donate to the Student Mission Fund online.


Piano Concert

On Sunday, June 2, we will welcome Duncan Holmes — a gifted pianist, vocalist, and speaker — to King Street Church.  Duncan is blind and his testimony is an inspiration.  He will be leading worship at the 8:00 am service, and providing us with a concert at 6:00 pm in the evening.  A love offering will be taken for Duncan at the concert.


Loss of Spouse Seminar

Do you dread the lonely days and nights? Wonder what to do with your spouse’s belongings?  Get help and hope at this one day seminar hosted by our GriefShare team on Sunday, June 9, from 2-4 pm in M27.  Enter through the Baker Center entrance.  Register online here or call the church office at (717) 264-4651.


Vacation Bible School: June 23-26

The theme is Breaker Rock Beach, God’s rock-solid truth in a world of shifting sands (Romans 12:2).  Kids will be challenged as they discover that God’s truth never changes, everyone needs Jesus, and learn to speak the truth in love. Adventure awaits each day as kids explore tide pools, spot orcas, fly kites, and watch the mighty waves crash up against the immovable Breaker Rock!

  • Volunteers: VBS takes a large team of support! Sign up to be a Crew Leader in the lobbies or online.  We need people to help behind-the-scenes as well.  Here are some ways you can help in advance of our event; please sign up HERE so that we can plan for these days.
  • Craft Days:  Tasks include cutting, preparing and bagging craft supplies, and may include some painting. Come however long you are able! Wednesday, May 29 (6-8:30 pm) or Monday, June 3 (10 am-3 pm). Please sign up HERE.
  • Decorating & Prep Days:  Get the church ready for our guests! We especially need folks who can climb chairs or ladders to hang decorations throughout the building. Wednesday and Thursday, June 19 and/or 20 from 9 am to 3 pm. Lunch will be provided. Come however long you are able! Please sign up HERE.
  • Supplies: We have appreciated past help with providing snack supplies for VBS. Snack cards will be available in the lobbies today, or you can provide an online donation.
  • Registration: Sign up for kids aged 4 through the completion of 5th grade is now open! Visit a table in the lobbies or register online.


Student Ministry News

  • New Schedule for GPS Groups: Students in grades 6-12 meet for GPS Sunday School at 9:30 am. Both groups will begin in the SMC and then will split out into their classes.
  • Bible Studies for Girls: Beginning Tuesday, June 4 (middle school) and Wednesday, June 5 (high school), Lauren Zook will be hosting a Bible Study for any girls who will be in middle school or high school in the fall. The studies will take place at Omega Coffee Collective. Please sign up on our page.
  • Summer Sneak: Students in grades 8-12 are invited to our summer retreat, June 12-16, at Cape Henlopen State Park in Lewes, Delaware. Students will spend time with friends, hit the boardwalk, play games on the beach, enjoy campfires, worship, and hear teaching from God’s Word. TODAY, May 26, is the deadline to register at
  • Chambersburg Project is an outreach opportunity for students in grades 6-12.  During the week of July 7-12, they will repair and renovate homes for Franklin County residents who have physical and/or financial limitations.  Learn more and register by Friday, May 31, at
  • Summer Events: Learn about the hiking trip (July 1), Laurel Lake Trip (July 15), and other events on our page.


The Porch Young Adult Ministry

Our young adult ministry meets on the first/third Thursdays of the month at 7:00 pm, usually in the Student Ministry Center.  All young adults are welcome; you don’t have to attend KSC to come!  Learn more about The Porch HERE.

  • New Summer Study: On Thursday, June 6 we are beginning the summer series, “Summer Lovin’: Building and Navigating Godly Relationships.”
  • Kayak Trip, June 30 at Lone Pine Reservoir. Save the date and watch for details to come.
  • Thursday, July 4: We will not meet.
  • Porch Retreat: Join us for our first-ever Weekend Retreat September 13-15,  held at Harvey Cedars Bible Conference in New Jersey. Registration is open but spots are limited. Find more information and a registration link on our page.


If My People Prayer Group

Join a team here at KSC that is committed to praying for revival in our families, our church, community, nation, and world. We meet on the second and fourth Mondays of every month at 7:00 pm in M21.


Children’s Ministry News

  • Sunday Mornings, we offer ministry for children in Nursery through 5th grade at 9:30 and 11 am.  If you are new to KSC, or don’t have the KidCheck app set up yet, you can register your kid(s) online and then pick up your nametags at the Baker Center Welcome Station. Find more info HERE.
  • We are looking for Teachers, Helpers and Small Group Leaders in our Preschool and Elementary areas. Each one helps our children to explore the Bible and develop a deeper understanding of who God is.  If you would like to learn more about serving with our kids, you can also reach out to Becky Hann.


RESET on Monday Nights

RESET is a worship service and support system that lifts up Jesus as our hope in the messiness of life. It’s a safe place to heal, to grow, to start over, and to thrive.  We are a community that admits our issues and works on them together. We meet on Monday nights:  worship at 6:30 pm and open share groups at 7:00 pm.


Bible Reading Plan 2024: New Testament

It is important to read the Bible daily, and that is why we offer an annual Bible Reading Plan.  If you have never participated in the plan, we encourage you to join the more than 400 people who use these readings as part of their daily devotions.  If you are not already signed up to receive daily readings to your email inbox, sign up at  You can also receive daily text readings by texting DAILY to 717-401-7777.  A paper guide is available in the lobbies or right here:  New Testament 2024 Bible Reading Plan (pdf download)


Weekend Preview Emails

Most weeks, we send out a church email called the Weekend Preview which highlights a key event, ministry, or an element of upcoming worship services.  Often the information shared in this email is not offered elsewhere.  If you would like to receive the Weekend Preview, sign up here or text keyword PREVIEW to (717) 401-7777.


Hospital Visit?

If you are in the hospital, we would love to know so that we might visit you. The hospital will contact us if you designate King Street Church as your place of worship on your intake forms. You (or a loved one) can also call the church directly at 717-264-4651.


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