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January 2020

1-30-2020

By | Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday 1-30-2020

Thankful Thursday awaits the production of my life mission statement. Earlier in our sermon series, Pastor Doug challenged us to write down our life mission statement. The following week, he added to the challenge: tweak your mission with the statement so that…

Our response to this amendment answers the heart behind our mission. The heart is the driving factor in the chosen action. When our response why is strong enough, we will do what others won’t. When we do what others won’t, we become able to do what others can not.

This growth inspires and challenges those around us. Keeping our eyes on God pulls us closer in relationship with Him. It grows us into whom we are called to be. As we change, we always have one we can depend on: God.

God is good. He is … always here, Our Rock and Our Shepherd. Keep coming to Him for direction for He is leading. We are a part of community and in turn, the harvest. How you will be a part of the fruitful harvest?

I’m grateful each of us has room to grow. And I’m cheering you (and myself) on to defining your life mission statement so that…

Blessings to you!

1-30-2020 Experience Opportunities:

All are invited to worship this Sunday at 8:00, 9:15, or 10:30 AM. If you would like to know more about these services, click here. Can’t make it to worship? Or want to revisit a message that really spoke to you? Check out our Sunday Sermons.

2-2-2020 Fruitful Living sermon series will continue. This January/February book study series is based off the book “Bearing Fruit: Ministry With Real Results” by Lovett Weems and Tom Berlin. This week will be relevant to the information found from chapters 4 & 5 (Pages 33 – 54.). To get your copy, order one online. If you need assistance in ordering, please contact the church office (717)838-2147.

Wednesdays Be In the Light Activities at Gravel Hill. To enjoy the Be In the Light Meal from 5:30 – 6:30 PM in Fellowship Hall, signing up is requested. You can see what the planned meal is each week and sign up here.

Weekly Wink 1.29.20

By | Weekly Wink
Weekly Wink 1.29.20

Tonight (1.29.20):

Be In The Light (BITL) Events:

  • Be In The Light Meal (5:30 – 6:30 PM) Fellowship Hall
  • Kidz Choir (6:00 – 6:30 PM) Room 301
  • Pioneer Club (6:30 PM) Chapel
  • Youth Group (6:30 PM) Library
  • Men’s 33 Series, Volume 6 “A Man and His Fatherhood” starts Jan. 15 – Feb.19. This 6-Session DVD and Small-Group Men’s Group is 90 minutes in length. Every participant gets a Participant’s Guide.  Please consider paying $15 to cover the cost of this invaluable tool.  Sign-ups are going on now at the Welcome Center or by emailing Tony.
  • Adult Choir (6:45 PM) Choir Room

Super Bowl Challenge 2020Collections are happening NOW through the Super Bowl! Support your Super Bowl favorite by filling their box with items for the Caring Cupboard.

Quarters for a Cause has begun. This initiative focuses on supporting the children in our community. Check out the flyer for more details. 

1.29.20 Weekly Wink Ahead:

Feb. 2: Sunday 8:00, 9:15, & 10:30 AM Worship (Sanctuary) Sunday bulletin (Hill Highlights) via email – sign up here.

Feb. 2: Sunday 9:15 AM “Overcomer” Bible Study (Room 201) runs until Feb. 16.

Feb. 4: Tuesday 9:15 AM Ladies Bible Study (Room 201) continues its study of Discerning the Voice of God by Priscilla Shirer.

Ongoing Opportunities

Gift Shopping Made Easy! You can shop for gift cards and benefit Gravel Hill. Purchases support the off-site Ministry Fund. Learn more about Gravel Hill’s Scrip Program by clicking here. You can start shopping now. Create username and password. Gravel Hill’s Enrollment Code is: 21L936DB32931.

Order in person at the Welcome Center on Sunday mornings from 10-10:25 AM and after 11:15 AM. Or complete a Welcome Center order form and place it with your check in the provided envelope into Tony’s mailbox (next to the elevator). Orders placed on Sunday will be available by Thursday or the following Sunday for pick up.

Have questions? Please contact Tony.

1-23-2020

By | Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday 1-23-2020

Thankful Thursday delivers yet another day where we wake up, greet the day with our attitude of choice, and rise to meet the opportunities before us. Many of us rotely make our way through the moments blandly slogging through the schedule ahead. And yet those schedules glimmer with gems that twinkle to meet our attention.

Do we lift our eyes to see those sparkling moments? Or do we lock our eyes on the 12 inches in front of our feet checking for our footing for the smooth path of the known that lies ahead? Often our choice comes by default to our subconsciousness. Our human nature looks downward and inward.

When we pause as nature does to rest, recover, and regroup, reflection on the power of our choices ignites the spark of possibility to make one small change. That one small change creates a ripple effect. When you choose your morning attitude, which do you take on for the day: I have to … attitude OR I am able to … attitude?

We have the gift of free will. The Bible offers the perfect model for living a life with the gift of free will fully submitted to God through Jesus Christ. He modeled looking heavenward and outward. Go to God first and then connecting with others. Your choice decides the day you have either dismal or blessed.

Grateful for the choice, the responsibility, and powerfully positive possibility.

Blessings to you!

1-23-2020 Experience Opportunities:

All are invited to worship this Sunday at 8:00, 9:15, or 10:30 AM. If you would like to know more about these services, click here. Can’t make it to worship? Or want to revisit a message that really spoke to you? Check out our Sunday Sermons.

1-26-2020 “Navigating Troubled Waters” shared by Pastor Shawn Lochinger with verses select from Matthew 6 & 7.

2-2-2020 Fruitful Living sermon series will continue. This January/February book study series is based off the book “Bearing Fruit: Ministry With Real Results” by Lovett Weems and Tom Berlin. This week will be relevant to the information found from chapters 4 & 5 (Pages 33 – 54.). To get your copy, order one online. If you need assistance in ordering, please contact the church office (717)838-2147.

Wednesdays Be In the Light Activities at Gravel Hill. To enjoy the Be In the Light Meal from 5:30 – 6:30 PM in Fellowship Hall, signing up is requested. You can see what the planned meal is each week and sign up here.

Weekly Wink 1.22.20

By | Weekly Wink
Weekly Wink 1.22.20

Tonight (1.22.20):

Be In The Light (BITL) Events:

  • Be In The Light Meal (5:30 – 6:30 PM) Fellowship Hall
  • Kidz Choir (6:00 – 6:30 PM) Room 301
  • Pioneer Club (6:30 PM) Chapel
  • Youth Group (6:30 PM) Library
  • Men’s 33 Series, Volume 6 “A Man and His Fatherhood” starts Jan. 15 – Feb.19. This 6-Session DVD and Small-Group Men’s Group is 90 minutes in length. Every participant gets a Participant’s Guide.  Please consider paying $15 to cover the cost of this invaluable tool.  Sign-ups are going on now at the Welcome Center or by emailing Tony.
  • Adult Choir (6:45 PM) Choir Room

Super Bowl Challenge 2020Collections are happening NOW through the Super Bowl! Support your Super Bowl favorite by filling their box with items for the Caring Cupboard.

Quarters for a Cause has begun. This initiative focuses on supporting the children in our community. Check out the flyer for more details. 

1.22.20 Weekly Wink Ahead:

Jan. 26: Sunday 8:00, 9:15, & 10:30 AM Worship (Sanctuary) Sunday bulletin (Hill Highlights) via email – sign up here.

Jan. 26: Sunday 9:15 AM “Overcomer” Bible Study (Room 201) runs until Feb. 16.

Jan. 28: Tuesday 9:15 AM Ladies Bible Study (Room 201) continues its study of Discerning the Voice of God by Priscilla Shirer.

Ongoing Opportunities

Gift Shopping Made Easy! You can shop for gift cards and benefit Gravel Hill. Purchases support the off-site Ministry Fund. Learn more about Gravel Hill’s Scrip Program by clicking here. You can start shopping now. Create username and password. Gravel Hill’s Enrollment Code is: 21L936DB32931.

Order in person at the Welcome Center on Sunday mornings from 10-10:25 AM and after 11:15 AM. Or complete a Welcome Center order form and place it with your check in the provided envelope into Tony’s mailbox (next to the elevator). Orders placed on Sunday will be available by Thursday or the following Sunday for pick up.

Have questions? Please contact Tony.

1-16-2020

By | Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday 1-16-2020

Thankful Thursday meets us on the sixteenth day of the year. Many work with motivated spirits towards the goals and resolutions made just a few days ago fueled by the promise of a fresh, new year. That openness and promise beckons the creative spirit within each of us.

We will choose to express our creativity in a myriad of ways, but promise is our shared commonality. Our experiences, talents, and desire to express marry in a way that is unique to each of us. When we look to God for the direction of that expression, we search for alignment with Him.

That alignment begins when we look to God, see what we have, and use His direction to create. When we click with His Will for our lives, we are “in the zone.” We receive more energy, more motivation, and more joy from our creating. This leads us to do more. We grow.

In this growth, change occurs. And usually, it is hard! Keep looking to God ~ these hard places are where God is working in ways to multiple the goodness in ways we never imagine.

These tough places hold God’s goodness. He’s there with you and He’s ahead of you waiting on the other side of the tough place with the blessing of making it through and all the lessons you’ve learned and the multiplied gifts of your creating. Cheering you on as you create and grow!

Blessings to you!

1-16-2020 Experience Opportunities:

All are invited to worship this Sunday at 8:00, 9:15, or 10:30 AM. If you would like to know more about these services, click here. Can’t make it to worship? Or want to revisit a message that really spoke to you? Check out our Sunday Sermons.

1-19-2020 Fruitful Living sermon series continues. This January book study series is based off the book “Bearing Fruit: Ministry With Real Results” by Lovett Weems and Tom Berlin. This week will be relevant to the information found from page 19 through 33. To get your copy, order one online. If you need assistance in ordering, please contact the church office (717)838-2147.

Wednesdays Be In the Light Activities at Gravel Hill. To enjoy the Be In the Light Meal from 5:30 – 6:30 PM in Fellowship Hall, signing up is requested. You can see what the planned meal is each week and sign up here.

Weekly Wink 1.15.20

By | Weekly Wink
Weekly Wink 1.15.20

We are finally back together this evening! Looking forward to seeing each and every one of you tonight.

Tonight (1.15.20):

Be In The Light (BITL) Events:

  • Be In The Light Meal (5:30 – 6:30 PM) Fellowship Hall
  • Kidz Choir (6:00 – 6:30 PM) Room 301
  • Pioneer Club (6:30 PM) Chapel
  • Youth Group (6:30 PM) Library
  • Men’s 33 Series, Volume 6 “A Man and His Fatherhood” starts Jan. 15 – Feb.19. This 6-Session DVD and Small-Group Men’s Group is 90 minutes in length. Every participant gets a Participant’s Guide.  Please consider paying $15 to cover the cost of this invaluable tool.  Sign-ups are going on now at the Welcome Center or by emailing Tony.
  • Adult Choir (6:45 PM) Meet at Londonderry Village THIS WEEK ONLY!

1.15.20 Weekly Wink Ahead:

Jan. 17: Friday 7:00 AM Men’s Morning Out (Gravel Hill~ sign up at Welcome Center)

Jan. 19: Sunday 8:00, 9:15, & 10:30 AM Worship (Sanctuary) Sunday bulletin (Hill Highlights) via email – sign up here.

Jan. 19: Sunday 9:15 AM “Overcomer” Bible Study (Room 201) runs until Feb. 16.

Jan. 21: Tuesday 9:15 AM Ladies Bible Study (Room 201) continues its study of Discerning the Voice of God by Priscilla Shirer.

Ongoing Opportunities

Gift Shopping Made Easy! You can shop for gift cards and benefit Gravel Hill. Purchases support the off-site Ministry Fund. Learn more about Gravel Hill’s Scrip Program by clicking here. You can start shopping now. Create username and password. Gravel Hill’s Enrollment Code is: 21L936DB32931.

Order in person at the Welcome Center on Sunday mornings from 10-10:25 AM and after 11:15 AM. Or complete a Welcome Center order form and place it with your check in the provided envelope into Tony’s mailbox (next to the elevator). Orders placed on Sunday will be available by Thursday or the following Sunday for pick up.

Have questions? Please contact Tony.

1-9-2020

By | Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday 1-9-2020

Thankful Thursday houses a crisp day blanketed with a recent snowfall. It was a breath-taking, beautiful reminder of the awesomeness of God’s handiwork. The snowfall brought the peace of a blanketing snow, the power of its impact via downed tree limbs and icy road conditions, and the beauty causing many attempts of capturing the gorgeousness with cameras.

The most amazing part? By this weekend, most all the snow will disappear! The fleeting moments of peace, power, and beauty quickly replaced by the next moments of the weather cycle. If you are looking for them, here to you will find peace, power, and beauty.

In this year of 2020 vision, where are you looking? What are you training your eyes to see? Pause and answer these questions. Why? Because you will find what you are looking for. “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matthew 6:21

If you don’t like the answers to your questions, write down what you DO want to see. Look at this every day. Train your eyes and your mind to see your desired answers. Look for them to bless each day.

Blessings to you!

1-9-2020 Experience Opportunities:

All are invited to worship this Sunday at 8:00, 9:15, or 10:30 AM. If you would like to know more about these services, click here. Can’t make it to worship? Or want to revisit a message that really spoke to you? Check out our Sunday Sermons.

1-12-2020 Fruitful Living sermon series continues. This January book study series is based off the book “Bearing Fruit: Ministry With Real Results” by Lovett Weems and Tom Berlin. This week will be relevant to the information found from page 11 through 18. To get your copy, order one online. If you need assistance in ordering, please contact the church office (717)838-2147.

Wednesdays Be In the Light Activities at Gravel Hill. To enjoy the Be In the Light Meal from 5:30 – 6:30 PM in Fellowship Hall, signing up is requested. You can see what the planned meal is each week and sign up here.

Weekly Wink 1.8.20

By | Weekly Wink
Weekly Wink 1.8.20

Gravel Hill Inclement Weather Notice

Winter Weather Policy is in effect. No BITL activities will take place this evening.

Tonight (1.8.20):

Be In The Light (BITL) Events: All of these events are on pause for tonight and will resume next Wednesday. Please enjoy a little rest to begin the new year this evening!

  • Be In The Light Meal (5:30 – 6:30 PM) Fellowship Hall
  • Kidz Choir (5:45 – 6:30 PM) Room 301
  • Pioneer Club (6:30 PM) Chapel
  • Youth Group (6:30 PM) Library
  • Men’s 33 Series, Volume 6 “A Man and His Fatherhood” starts Jan. 15 – Feb.19. This 6-Session DVD and Small-Group Men’s Group is 90 minutes in length. Every participant gets a Participant’s Guide.  Please consider paying $15 to cover the cost of this invaluable tool.  Sign-ups are going on now at the Welcome Center or by emailing Tony.
  • Adult Choir (6:45 PM) Choir Room

 

1.8.20 Weekly Wink Ahead:

Jan. 12: Sunday 8:00, 9:15, & 10:30 AM Worship (Sanctuary) Sunday bulletin (Hill Highlights) via email – sign up here.

Ongoing Opportunities

Gift Shopping Made Easy! You can shop for gift cards and benefit Gravel Hill. Purchases support the off-site Ministry Fund. Learn more about Gravel Hill’s Scrip Program by clicking here. You can start shopping now. Create username and password. Gravel Hill’s Enrollment Code is: 21L936DB32931.

Order in person at the Welcome Center on Sunday mornings from 10-10:25 AM and after 11:15 AM. Or complete a Welcome Center order form and place it with your check in the provided envelope into Tony’s mailbox (next to the elevator). Orders placed on Sunday will be available by Thursday or the following Sunday for pick up.

Have questions? Please contact Tony.

1-2-2020

By | Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday 1-2-2020

Thankful Thursday greets us on the second day of the new year. Before us lies the gift of possibility. Opportunities to greet old scenarios with a new attitude or a new planned response to shift actions towards a more positive life impact. With this great, wide-open slate of possibility, changing several areas of life for improvement or feeling better seems great; however, I’d like to challenge you to pick one.

You may want to grow your gratitude this year. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 encourages each of us to “Give thanks in everything, for this is God’s well for you in Christ Jesus.” To do so, start and/or end your day by writing five things/people/experiences/emotions/etc. in your life for which you are thankful. You can put these in a journal or on slips of paper to put in a jar or in thank you notes you send out to people.

You have a wealth of gifts and talents within you. Look at what you have. Be grateful and let that gratitude pour over into blessings.

Blessings to you!

1-2-2020 Experience Opportunities:

All are invited to communion & worship this Sunday at 8:00, 9:15, or 10:30 AM. If you would like to know more about these services, click here. Can’t make it to worship? Or want to revisit a message that really spoke to you? Check out our Sunday Sermons.

1-2-20201-5-2020 Fruitful Living sermon series begins. This January book study series is based off the book “Bearing Fruit: Ministry With Real Results” by Lovett Weems and Tom Berlin. This week will be relevant to the information found from the introduction through page 10. To get your copy, order one online. If you need assistance in ordering, please contact the church office (717)838-2147.

Wednesdays Be In the Light Activities at Gravel Hill. To enjoy the Be In the Light Meal from 5:30 – 6:30 PM in Fellowship Hall, signing up is requested. You can see what the planned meal is each week and sign up here.

Weekly Wink 1.1.20

By | Weekly Wink
Weekly Wink 1.1.20

Tonight (1.1.20):

Be In The Light Events: All of these events are on pause for tonight and will resume next Wednesday. Please enjoy a little rest to begin the new year this evening!

  • Be In The Light Meal (5:30 – 6:30 PM) Fellowship Hall
  • Kidz Choir (5:45 – 6:30 PM) Room 301
  • Pioneer Club (6:30 PM) Chapel
  • Youth Group (6:30 PM) Library
  • Men’s 33 Series, Volume 6 “A Man and His Fatherhood” starts Jan. 8 – Feb.12. This 6-Session DVD and Small-Group Men’s Group is 90 minutes in length. Every participant gets a Participant’s Guide.  Please consider paying $15 to cover the cost of this invaluable tool.  Sign-ups are going on now at the Welcome Center or by emailing Tony.
  • Adult Choir (6:45 PM) Choir Room

 

1.1.20 Weekly Wink Ahead:

Jan. 5: Sunday 8:00, 9:15, & 10:30 AM Worship & Communion (Sanctuary) Sunday bulletin (Hill Highlights) via email – sign up here.

Ongoing Opportunities

Gift Shopping Made Easy! You can shop for gift cards and benefit Gravel Hill. Purchases support the off-site Ministry Fund. Learn more about Gravel Hill’s Scrip Program by clicking here. You can start shopping now. Create username and password. Gravel Hill’s Enrollment Code is: 21L936DB32931.

Order in person at the Welcome Center on Sunday mornings from 10-10:25 AM and after 11:15 AM. Or complete a Welcome Center order form and place it with your check in the provided envelope into Tony’s mailbox (next to the elevator). Orders placed on Sunday will be available by Thursday or the following Sunday for pick up.

Have questions? Please contact Tony.