Piney Creek Church of the Brethren

Pastor Stan Diehl & wife Anita

Rev. Stan & Anita Diehl
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They come to us from Beaver Dam COB where he served for 12 years. He is a graduate of Taylor University (Fort Wayne, Ind) with a BA in Pastoral Theology and has also served pastorates in Illinois as well as Maryland. He is also a teacher assistant with the autistic department for Lincoln Intermediate Unit # 12, serving at York Suburban Middle School, York, PA. Stan and Anita have 4 children and 8 grandchildren.

Pastor's Letter

In Exodus 12:3-6 we read, "Speak ye (Moses and Aaron) unto 
all the congregation of Israel, saying, 'In the tenth day of 
this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, 
according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for a house. 
And if the household be too little for the lamb, let him and 
his neighbor next unto his house take it according to the 
number of the souls; every man according to his eating shall 
make your count for the lamb.  Your lamb shall be without 
blemish, a male of the first year: ye shall take it out from 
the sheep, or from the goats:  and you shall keep it up until
the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole congregation
of Israel shall kill it at twilight.'"  

There was a reason for the enemies of Jesus to question Him 
in every area.  A reason which they themselves did not 
realize.  Jesus was going to die as The Lamb of God, and it 
was necessary for the lamb to be examined before the 
Passover.  If any blemish whatsoever was found on the lamb, 
it could not be sacrificed.  Jesus was examined publicly by 
His enemies, and they could find not fault in Him.

Join us at Piney Creek this Lenten season as, we too, 
examine the Lamb of God.  Messages up until Easter (April 
12th) will revolve around questions asked Jesus, in 
Jerusalem, all on one day: the Tuesday following Palm 
Sunday.  Tuesday was "Test Day" of Holy Week, when Jesus 
went through a public examination from all sides -
silencing each and every critic.  On April 5th, we will 
observe our spring Love Feast immediately following our 
morning worship.  Come and join us as Jesus answers:
    on March 8th, "A Legal Question from The Sanhedrin" [Luke 20:1-19],
    on March 15th, "A Political Question from The Herodians" [Luke 20:20-26],
    on March 22nd, "A Doctrinal Question from The Sadducees" [Luke 20:27-40],
    on March 29th, "An Ethical Question from The Pharisees" [Matthew 22:34-46],
and on April 5th, "A Practical Question from The Disciples" [Luke 20:45-21:38]!
                                In His Field,
                                Pastor Stan 

Sermons For October

October 5th -                                              Text:  Proverbs; selected
                   Title:  "A Tree Of Life"
                          The Tree of Life in the Garden of Eden was a literal tree,
                          and grows in perfusion in Heaven's Paradise (Rev. 22:2).
                          The writer of Proverbs used this tree as a symbol of four
                          attributes of a God-centered spiritual life which can bring
                          blessing to all those touched by it.
                          1. Wisdom is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon
                              her.    - Proverbs 3:13,18
                          2. The Wisdom of Soul Winning is a tree of life, for 'when
                              the desire cometh, it is a tree of life'.
                                       - Proverbs 11:30
                          3. The Wisdom of Patient Waiting is a tree of life, for
                              'when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life'.
                                       - Proverbs 13:12
                          4. The Wisdom of Right Words is a tree of life, for 'a
                              wholesome tongue is a tree of life'.
                                       - Proverbs 15:4
October 12th -                                             Text:  Selected
                   Title:  "His Are The Trees"
                          Poet Joyce Kilmer recognized that only God can make
                          a tree.  What does the Bible say about trees? 
October 19th -                                             Text:  Selected
                   Title:  "Falling Trees"
                          Only God can make a tree, but man can make the tree
                          into a stump.  Come, find out what God can do with the
                          stumps in our lives.
October 26th -                                             Text:  Mark 11:12-24
                   Title:  "Cursing The Fig Tree"
                          While Jesus had turned water into wine, walked on
                          water and fed over five-thousand with a few loaves and
                          fishes, the only 'negative' miracle He ever performed
                          was to curse a tree. Come and find out why and what it
                           	smeans to us today.



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