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Katie Landis

10-17-19

By | Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday 10-17-19

Thankful Thursday has me grateful for sound! Currently the wind outside is whipping around at varying rates of speed creating some crazy noises, but as I type in the safety and protection of my home, the radio is humming along with the talent of singers and musicians. The songs speak to my head and heart as they drift through the room.

Songs prepare us to move from one situation to another. Think about athletes preparing for competition. Many athletes use song playlists to pump up for the competition before them. Or consider a parent calming an infant for bedtime. Soft, sweet strains of lullabies pull heavy eyelids closed.

Recently, my sons and I got in the yard for some sprucing up. They were not thrilled with the task we tackled and tensions were running a bit high. As we moved to a different section of the yard, we took a water break which included some music. Upon seeing the smiles and dancing elicited by the music, I told them to bring their speaker outside to play their music as we worked. A wonderful shift occurred as the songs played: conversation brightened, stories and laughs freely flowed, and in what seemed like no time, our task was completed.

The beauty of music stirs our emotions, transports us through time to another place and prior memory, and transforms us from one mindset to another. I praise God for the gift of sound and the ability to receive it. Enjoy the beauty of the music in your life this week. If you are feeling a little blah, try a different genre. It may put a little pep in your step or brighten your spirit with a walk down memory lane.

Blessings to you!

10-17-19 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.

Weekly Wink 10.16.19

By | Weekly Wink
Weekly Wink 10.16.19
Tonight (10.16.19):

Wednesday, October 16 Be In The Light Events:

  • Be In The Light Meal (5:30 PM) Fellowship Hall
  • Financial Peace University (6 – 8 PM) Room 201
  • Kidz Choir (6 PM) Choir Room
  • Pioneer Club (6:30 PM) Chapel
  • Youth Group (6:30 PM) Library
  • 33 THE SERIES, Sessions 4 & 5 (6:30 – 8:30 PM) Balcony
  • Adult Choir (6:45 PM) Choir Room

Weekly Wink 10.16.19 Ahead:

ChiliFEST 2019

Oct. 19 – ChiliFEST 2019

Oct. 20: Sunday 8:00, 9:15, & 10:30 AM Worship (Sanctuary) Sunday bulletin (Hill Highlights) via email – sign up here.

Oct. 22: Tuesday 9:15 AM: Tuesday Morning Ladies Bible Study

Mark Your Calendar:
Veteran's Luncheon

Nov. 3 – Veteran’s Luncheon

Christmas Market 2019

November 22 & 23 – Christmas Market 2019

Ongoing Opportunities

Did you know? 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.

10-10-19

By | Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday 10-10-19

Thankful Thursday casts beautiful weather on Central PA. The sun is shining. The air wafts an ebb and flow from warm caresses to cool crisp jolts jockeying for our attention. And the foliage offers hints at the days to come: change is on the way.

No matter where you find yourself in life right now, this season will pass. A new one will come. We are less than 90 away from the new year of 2020. A year for 2020 vision. Gain crystal clarity in where you are headed.

To do so, look back at where you have been. Assess what you have now: your gifts, talents, and experiences that have given you the knowledge and love for a variety of aspects of life. These are unique to you. This uniqueness can bring a blessing to you and those around you. Thank God for where you are now. And be excited for the possibility of these blessings. A new season is coming.

Daniel 2:21 New International Version (NIV)

21 He changes times and seasons;
    he deposes kings and raises up others.
He gives wisdom to the wise
    and knowledge to the discerning.

God has been there. He is with you now. Turn to Him to guide your steps. You make the choices through the free will gifted to you. The results of your choices will build tomorrow’s memories.

Look to God who is always there through the good and the bad. No matter the changing seasons, He is always constant. You are his child. He loves you so much.

Blessings to you!

10-10-19 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.

Weekly Wink 10.9.19

By | Weekly Wink
Weekly Wink 10.9.19

Final hours: You can sign up right now for the Fall Feeding Frenzy 2019 5K here! Support the Caring Cupboard and your health by getting out and moving.

Tonight (10.9.19):

Wednesday, October 9 Be In The Light Events:

  • Be In The Light Meal (5:30 PM) Fellowship Hall
  • Financial Peace University (6 – 8 PM) Room 201
  • Kidz Choir (6 PM) Choir Room
  • Pioneer Club (6:30 PM) Chapel
  • Youth Group (6:30 PM) Library
  • 33 THE SERIES, Sessions 4 & 5 (6:30 – 8:30 PM) Balcony
  • Adult Choir (6:45 PM) Choir Room

Weekly Wink 10.9.19 Ahead:

2019 FFF 5K

Oct. 12 – Fall Feeding Frenzy

Oct. 13: Sunday 8:00, 9:15, & 10:30 AM Worship (Sanctuary) Sunday bulletin (Hill Highlights) via email – sign up here.

Oct. 15: Tuesday 9:15 AM: Tuesday Morning Ladies Bible Study

Mark Your Calendar:
ChiliFEST 2019

Oct. 19 – ChiliFEST 2019

Veteran's Luncheon

Nov. 3 – Veteran’s Luncheon

Christmas Market 2019

November 22 & 23 – Christmas Market 2019

Ongoing Opportunities

Did you know? 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.

10-3-19

By | Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday 10-3-19

Thankful Thursday calls me to reflect. I’ve received many messages of the joy of lives entering this world and of the sorrow of lives leaving this world this week. As my heart roll on through the ups and downs of each message, my thought cry out to God in celebration and then in anguish over the experiences those here on earth are having.

In searching for the gratitude through this week, I give thanks for being a part of several communities. In these communities, the joys shared double while the sorrows when shared become halved. To know that others are being intercessors in prayer for me is humbling. To have the privilege to be an intercessor for another is an absolute blessing.

This circle of life offers the opportunity to experience many different points, perspectives, and connections. What season of life are you in? How do you look at the world? Where do you connect? While our answers to these questions may vary, we are all called to follow these two commandments:

Matthew 22:36-40 New International Version (NIV)

36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”

37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’[a] 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[b] 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

In the privilege of Christian community, I will pray for you this week.

Blessings to you!

10-3-19 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.

Weekly Wink 10.2.19

By | Weekly Wink
Weekly Wink 10.2.19

You can sign up right now for the Fall Feeding Frenzy 2019 5K here! Support the Caring Cupboard and your health by getting out and moving.

Tonight (10.2.19):

Wednesday, October 2 Be In The Light Events:

  • Be In The Light Meal (5:30 PM) Fellowship Hall

  • Financial Peace University (6 – 8 PM) Room 201
  • Kidz Choir (6 PM) Choir Room
  • Pioneer Club (6:30 PM) Chapel
  • 33 THE SERIES, Sessions 4 & 5 (6:30 – 8:30 PM) Balcony
  • Adult Choir (6:45 PM) Choir Room

Weekly Wink 10.2.19 Ahead:

Oct. 6: Sunday 8:00, 9:15, & 10:30 AM Worship (Sanctuary) Get the Sunday bulletin (Hill Highlights) via email – sign up here.

Oct. 8: Tuesday 9:15 AM: Tuesday Morning Ladies Bible Study

Mark Your Calendar:
2019 FFF 5K

Oct. 12 – Fall Feeding Frenzy

ChiliFEST 2019

Oct. 19 – ChiliFEST 2019

Veteran's Luncheon

Nov. 3 – Veteran’s Luncheon

Friday & Saturday, November 22 (4 PM – 8 PM) & 23 (7 AM – 1 PM) Christmas Market at Gravel Hill

Ongoing Opportunities

Did you know? 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.

9-26-19

By | Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday 9-26-19

Thankful Thursday holds overcast skies offering up momentary sprinklings as the parched land awaits a thirst-satisfying rain. We know the rain will come. But for now, like the land, we wait.

There are times in life when we hit dry patches, times of waiting. In these moments, we are called to praise God. All that He is. Remember what He has done before. Know that He is working to make all things work for His glory.

This waiting offers each of us the time to make sure we are ready for answering the call for our life. Have we worked to keep our relationship close with God? Will we know when He calls us? Whether it is a nudge, notion, or sense from the Holy Spirit within or a repeated message from various friends, family members, or surroundings that is used to speak to us, will we notice?

Once we notice, will we answer the call in faith? We are gifted the free will to respond, to be in relation. When remaining in relation with the one who provides us with living water, we can tap into the eternal spring of life.

For the gift of free will and for the gift of life, I give thanks. The ebb and flow through the seasons of life bring such variety to what we experience. But the grounding source of comfort through all of these changes: to know God was, is, and always will be the same. Always there for us.

He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life.” Revelation 21:6

Blessings to you!

9-26-19 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.

Weekly Wink 9.25.19

By | Weekly Wink
Weekly Wink 9.25.19
Tonight (9.25.19):

Wednesday, September 25 Be In The Light Events:

  • Be In The Light Meal (5:30 PM) Fellowship Hall

  • Financial Peace University (6 – 8 PM) Room 201
  • Kidz Choir (6 PM) Choir Room
  • Pioneer Club (6:30 PM) Chapel
  • 33 THE SERIES, Sessions 4 & 5 (6:30 – 8:30 PM) Balcony
  • Adult Choir (6:45 PM) Choir Room

Weekly Wink 9.25.19 Ahead:

Sept. 28: Saturday 10:00 AM Palmyra’s Great Give (Memorial Park in Palmyra) *Learn more about Palmyra’s Great Give schedule.

Sept. 29: Sunday 8:00 & 9:15 AM Worship (Sanctuary) Get the Sunday bulletin (Hill Highlights) via email – sign up here.

Sept. 29: Sunday 10:30 AM Palmyra’s Great Give Community Worship (Memorial Park in Palmyra)

Oct. 1: Tuesday 9:15 AM: Tuesday Morning Ladies Bible Study

Mark Your Calendar:

Palmyra’s Great Give – click for more info

2019 FFF 5K

Oct. 12 – Fall Feeding Frenzy

ChiliFEST 2019

Oct. 19 – ChiliFEST 2019

Veteran's Luncheon

Nov. 3 – Veteran’s Luncheon

Friday & Saturday, November 22 (4 PM – 8 PM) & 23 (7 AM – 1 PM) Christmas Market at Gravel Hill

Ongoing Opportunities

Did you know? 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.

9-19-19

By | Thankful Thursday

Thankful Thursday 9-19-19

Thankful Thursday challenges me to find gratitude throughout my week, my day, and even each small moment. There are days when this act is like breathing. It comes simply, easily, and naturally. Other days, I find my gaze casts downward. My thoughts focus on me. In these moments, it is good for me to remember: I am God’s child.

I like to think of my favorite verse: “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” (Matt. 6:21) God is my treasure. He is waiting for me to lift my eyes to Him. To look for Him in my surrounding and day. Gems of goodness tucked in the moment to come (if we are looking for it!)

It is a bit like getting to go on a treasure hunt each and every day! What fun! Need help going on your own treasure hunt? Here is a list of ideas to help you look for gratitude. (*I am thankful to have found this wonderful list on Facebook shared by Mindful Christianity Today.)

Find something:

  1. that makes you happy.
  2. to give someone else to make them smile.
  3. you love to smell.
  4. you enjoy looking at.
  5. that is your favorite color.
  6. you are thankful for in nature.
  7. that you can use to make a gift for someone.
  8. that is useful for you.

You can search for one item each day or if you are feeling really inspired, complete the list every day! Find your inner kid and become a treasure hunter. As you begin to fill your treasure chest of gratitude, pause for a moment to allow the light of God to shine through onto these gems. They will gleam and sparkle lightening up your life and your spirit.

Blessings to you!

9-19-19 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.

Weekly Wink 9.18.19

By | Weekly Wink
Weekly Wink 9.18.19
BIG Night Tonight (9.18.19):

Wednesday, September 18 Be In The Light begins. Click here for info. Includes the following programs:

  • Be In The Light Meal (5:30 PM) Fellowship Hall

  • Financial Peace University (6 – 8 PM) Room 201
  • Kidz Choir (6 PM) Choir Room
  • Pioneer Club (6:30 PM) Chapel
  • 33 THE SERIES, Sessions 4 & 5 (6:30 – 8:30 PM) Balcony
  • Adult Choir (6:45 PM) Choir Room

Weekly Wink 9.18.19 Ahead:

Sept. 21: Saturday 9 AM Registration Opens 2019 Charity Cycle Ride

Sept. 22: Sunday 8:00, 9:15, & 10:30 AM Worship (Sanctuary) Get the Sunday bulletin (Hill Highlights) via email – sign up here.

Sept. 24: Tuesday 9:15 AM: Tuesday Morning Ladies Bible Study

Sept. 28: Saturday 10:00 AM Palmyra’s Great Give (Memorial Park in Palmyra) *Learn more about Palmyra’s Great Give schedule.

Sept. 29: Sunday 10:30 AM Palmyra’s Great Give Community Worship (Memorial Park in Palmyra)

Mark Your Calendar:
2019 Charity Ride

Sept. 21 – 2019 Charity Cycle Ride

Palmyra’s Great Give – click for more info

2019 FFF 5K

Oct. 12 – Fall Feeding Frenzy

ChiliFEST 2019

Oct. 19 – ChiliFEST 2019

Veteran's Luncheon

Nov. 3 – Veteran’s Luncheon

Friday & Saturday, November 22 (4 PM – 8 PM) & 23 (7 AM – 1 PM) Christmas Market at Gravel Hill

Ongoing Opportunities

Did you know? 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.