Moment To Praise For Kids 12.22.20


Joyce Lochinger

Miss Joyce

It’s Christmas Week! I know you are already excited and you should be. I know that you’re waiting to see what gifts you get for Christmas.  What fun things you will get to experience. The good foods and treats you will have to eat! It truly is such a joyous time of the year.

The first Christmas was joyous too!

Let me tell you about the birth of Jesus; how it caused excitement in those times.

We all know the story of the shepherds and the angel appearing to them, proclaiming with great excitement and joy the birth of the Messiah in Bethlehem. They immediately left their fields, left their jobs, and went to bow down and adore the Child.

We also read in Matthew that the Magi, (they are described as wise scholars or kings) saw the star of his birth in the sky and left on a journey to find him!

A Moment To Praise For Kids 12.22.20 in Scripture

Matthew 2:10-11 NIV – When they saw the star, they were – Bible Gateway

Matthew 2:10-11 New International Version (NIV). 10 When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. 11 On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.

It says that they were overjoyed to hear of the Messiah’s birth and they left to find him, carrying with them very rare and expensive gifts to present to him and his parents.

This Christmas I am all for you being super excited about Christmas! I wish for you great celebrations, family fun, good food, and plenty of laughs! But I also wish for your heart to be overjoyed with the fact that Jesus was born all those years ago and that event was so important that we still celebrate him today! That’s pretty amazing! So get excited for Christmas and for the celebration of Jesus our Messiah!

Have a Merry Christmas and I will catch up with you again in 2021!

Miss Joyce

A Moment To Praise For Kids 12.22.20 in Song

Enjoy this fun Christmas song: Very Merry Christmas! Have a party! Dance around and celebrate with your whole heart!

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Here’s a fun craft that just shouts “Let’s celebrate!” Hope you can give it try!

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I will be taking a short break between Christmas and New Year’s. Look for my posts again on Tuesday, January 5!

Miss Joyce

Worship Notes: Wednesday Evening Advent Services occur at 6:30 PM over Zoom with Pastor Dan Lebo & Pastor Doug Smith. For link info, contact Ashley in the church office by email or phone: 717-838-4721.

You and your family are invited to Christmas Eve Online Worship December 24 at 5 PM! View your invitation here.

Did you know Sunday School is on Facebook? Parents look for the group: Gravel Hill UMC Sunday School. Each week find posts with Sunday School activities to complete. Learning made fun!