Thankful Thursday 10-5-2023

Thank You

Thankful Thursday finds rumination in the power of our words. Two small words possess powerful positive impact: thank you. From these two small words come the unspoken observation of action taken that had thoughtful impact.

As humans, our natural default is to think of self first. As Christians, Jesus calls on us just as he did the disciples in their commissioning (Matthew 28:16-20). We are to meet others where they are. Find common ground and connection with them which opens the door to share more including our faith (both through our actions and affirming words.)

It is challenging to die to self and put another first in thought and action, but with God’s help, it is possible. In taking this step, we position ourselves to meet others where they are and make connection. And toegther we step forward in the journey toward a closer relationship with God. Thank you God for the power You provide us when we seek it so that we may serve you and be a light in this world for you. Amen.


Thankful Thursday 10-5-2023 Experience Opportunities:

All are invited to Worship both online and in person. Worship services occur at 8:00 am*, 9:15 am, & 10:30 am*. (*8:00 & 10:30 AM worship services are livestreamed on our YouTube channel: @GravelHillUMC. Subscribe & click the bell to be notified when streaming starts.) Christian Education occurs at 9:10 am. To learn more about online worship, click here. Or want to revisit a message that really spoke to you? Check out our Sunday Sermons.

Want to be part of a prayer group? We come together in a collective effort to support and lift up others. You do this during your time with God knowing others are also lifting these prayers to God. Join our Facebook group: Gravel Hill Prayers. It is a closed group to be mindful of the private and sensitive requests made. And it’s purpose: for you to be a prayer warrior both interceding where others are asking for assistance in prayer and requesting prayers for situations that need lifting. To join, please send an email to Katie.