A Moment To Praise For Kids 7.27.21

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A Moment To Praise For Kids 7.27.21

Joyce Lochinger

Miss Joyce 

“Hey God!”

“Hey God! Are you listening to me?” Some days, I feel like shouting that out! Other days I do shout out to God! “Hey! I’m down here and I need your help! Where are you?”

For a long time, I thought that I had to speak in a quiet voice to God. I felt like I had to use my most holy, big words to communicate with Him. As I have gotten older, I have realized that God doesn’t want that kind of relationship with me. He wants my actions towards Him be those you’d have with a friend. Be real! He wants me to yell out, “HEY, GOD!”

A Moment To Praise For Kids 7.27.21 in Scripture

He wants that from all of us, young and old. He tells us this in the Bible.

Bible Gateway passage: Jeremiah 29:12 – International Children’s Bible

Then you will call my name. You will come to me and pray to me. And I will listen to you.

www.biblegateway.com

Give it a try. When you want to talk to God, try just speaking to Him. You don’t need fancy words. You don’t have to talk for hours – unless you want to! Instead of thinking too much about it, just call out to Him. Do it many times during the day. Let’s face it – we need a constant friend with us all the time.

God wants to be that friend! Next time something comes up that is hard, or you don’t know how to handle something, shout out “Hey God!” and He’ll be right there for you. This song is a perfect example of how to call out to God!

A Moment To Praise For Kids 7.27.21 in Song

Hey God | Worship Song

Kids will celebrate that God hears them when they talk to Him with this fun Worship song. By New Spring Worship. As your child watches videos from Kid Spring, …

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A Moment To Praise For Kids 7.27.21 Learn More

Take an example from the following craft and design a prayer jar for yourself. But you can call it a “Hey God” jar and place things inside that you are praying about. Save them and check back each month, looking at the prayers that you listed and seeing how God answered them. Have fun building a great relationship with God!

Hey God! Prayer Jar https://www.ssww.com/blog/how-to-make-prayer-jars-religious-craft-activity-lesson/

Have a good week.

Miss Joyce

A Moment To Praise 7.26.21

By | A Moment To Praise

A Moment To Praise 7.26.21

Joyce Lochinger

Joyce Lochinger, Gravel Hill Worship Leader

Peace

“Would someone please give me a break? I need a vacation! I need to find a way to restore myself and rest! How many days until I get to go out of town?”

Have you ever felt any of these feelings? I know I have, and I bet you have too!

Sometimes, the day-to-day struggles and strife with work, family, illness, and friendships can get to us and we cry out for a break! It’s normal and natural for this to happen periodically, and we’re all human in our need to lay low sometimes.  Our differences can often appear in the way we deal with these distractions in our lives.

Sometimes, we run full force into the world to help us soothe the problems of our lives. If we are not careful, we can fall into a cycle of addiction, self-hate, and sin.  Ultimately, these behaviors rob us of the joy that God wishes for us to have, even in the midst of trial. Read this scripture to get a different perspective on where we should run to for strength.

A Moment To Praise 7.26.21 in Scripture
John 14:27 NIV – Peace I leave with you; my peace I give – Bible Gateway

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

www.biblegateway.com

God is clearly telling us that we are to run to Him to receive the gift of peace that He has given us through Jesus Christ. We are not to rely on what the world deems right or good in order to soothe ourselves. Instead, we are to lean solely on God. At the end of the passage, He says, “…do not be troubled.” Four little words that truly pack a punch. God is reminding us to let things go. We should not allow memories and feelings surrounding hard times to linger in our hearts and minds, nor should we continue to rehash them and get worked up over them. When we do those things instead of leaning on His peace, we fall into sin and behaviors that are not of God.

Don’t allow the world to win out in your daily struggles. Instead, allow God to break through and grant you true peace. Speak of the joys in life and not the hardships. And turn everything over to God and let Him give you a well-deserved and needed break!

Friends, God loves you more than you can ever know. He wants a good, joy-filled life for you!

A Moment To Praise 7.26.21 in Song

Enjoy this song while you take a few minutes to find your peace.

Give Me Your Peace | Live | Gateway Worship

Available on all digital music platforms: https://smarturl.it/givemeyourpeace “Give Me Your Peace” live at Gateway Conference 2019.Leader: Zac Rowe Songwriters…

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Have a great week!

Joyce

Thankful Thursday 7-22-2021

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Thankful Thursday 7-22-2021

Daily Connection

Thankful Thursday sits in the midst of summer. It observes the comings and goings all around from weather to families to sunrises & sunsets. Much shifting and change surrounds us, but a steady undercurrent of movement provides direction towards new horizons.

Each day as we rise and spend time in scripture, we find one way in which the Lord provides daily for us. In Luke 11:3, we read “Give us each day our daily bread.” One of the keys with this scripture is that this is a request from us to God. So we have to actively have a conversation with God (often referred to as prayer.) God is our steady undercurrent, always there through the changes happening in our lives.

Daily, the biggest question we need to ask ourselves: “Where do we turn for help?” When we turn to our ever present God, He hears us. When went enter into communication and relationship with Him, rejoicing occurs. Bring the joy by getting together with God for all parts of your life.

Blessings to you!

Thankful Thursday 7-22-2021 Experience Opportunities:

All are invited to Worship both online and in person. In person options occur Sundays at 8 am, 9:15 am, & 10:30 am. Masks are optional when seated at all services. To learn more about online worship, click here. Or want to revisit a message that really spoke to you? Check out our Sunday Sermons.

On Facebook (Gravel Hill Church) and Twitter (@GravelHill): A Moment To Praise and A Moment To Praise For Kids! find postings from our worship leader, Joyce. She shares a small devotional, scripture, and worship song.

Weekly Wink 7.21.21

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Weekly Wink 7.21.21

Youth Group: Thursday, July 22 from 9 – 11 am Mission Trip to the Caring Cupboard. Please be sure to complete the volunteer sheet.

Wednesday Women’s Book Study:

Week 5 happened on Monday evening at 6:30 pm. So the final meeting will happen next Wednesday, July 28. Joyce Lochinger leads this 6 week book study over Zoom using the book Fierce Women of the Bible Who Changed the World by Jennifer Cowart. Contact the church office (717)838-4721 for Zoom link info. Participants may get their books from Amazon or Cokesbury.

Sunday July 25:

This week’s Brown Bag Item: A Lego Airplane with surfboards & Wonder Woman     Sermon Title: Brick by Brick     Scripture: 1 Corinthians 3:1-15

  • Sunday Worship at 8 AM, 9:15 AM, & 10:30 AM will be available in person. Masks are optional at all services. Online worship is available under our Sunday Sermons. Sunday bulletin and sermon via email – sign up here.
  • In Person Sunday School 9:10 AM for children (3 yr. old- 5th grade) in room 101 and youth (JH & HS) in the library.
  • Adult Sunday School class: The Ken Staver class will meet in their regular room upstairs.
Weekly Wink 7.21.21 Ahead Online:

Mondays: A Moment To Praise; Tuesdays: A Moment To Praise For Kids!; Wednesdays: Weekly Wink; Thursdays: Thankful Thursday; Fridays: Message Title & Scripture Sharing; Saturdays: Reminders; Sundays: Online Worship

Current Missions:

Tithing at Gravel Hill (Learn more here.) Say thank you for the blessings you have so the Gravel Hill body can continue to support you and our missions.

“Quarters for a Cause” container will be available for contributions. Donations will support the Caring Cupboard.

Gravel Hill Christian Child Care is hiring both part time and full time positions. If you are interested, please call 717-838-3620.

Through August 15 we will be taking Celebration of Life Garden Paver Orders. Pick up an order form on the Welcome Center. The cost again is $100. Place your order form & payment in an envelope marked Paver Order. Submit orders to the office, offering plate, or Sandy Fausey. Pavers will be installed in the fall. If you have questions, please contact Sandy Fausey.

Ongoing Opportunities:

Gift Shopping Made Easy! You can shop for gift cards while at home 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.

Have questions? Please contact Ashley.

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A Moment To Praise For Kids 7.20.21

By | A Moment To Praise

A Moment To Praise For Kids 7.20.21

Joyce Lochinger

Miss Joyce 

Commissioned

When someone tells me what to do, I don’t like it. Do you?

I think that we as people will often try to do the opposite of what someone asks. I don’t know why that is, but it seems to be the case, including for me!

When God asks me to do something, I also may go and do the opposite. I might feel like what He is asking for is too hard. I may feel that I am not smart enough or holy enough to do what He is asking. Funny enough, God knows that about us. He knows our personalities so well.  And yet, He gave us one command. A must-do thing. It is called “The Great Commission”. This scripture tells us to “GO!”

A Moment To Praise For Kids 7.20.21 in Scripture

Read about it here in scripture.

Bible Gateway passage: Matthew 28:19-20 – International Children’s Bible

So go and make followers of all people in the world. Baptize them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach them to obey everything that I have told you. You can be sure that I will be with you always. I will continue with you until the end of the world.”

www.biblegateway.com

In this scripture, God isn’t saying, “Hey, when you feel like why don’t you just give it a try?” He is saying point blank, “GO!” I think He means it. He also adds at the very end that He will be with you until the end of the world. He’s not telling you that you will be alone. In fact, He’s saying He will be right there with you for the rest of time.

Try to remember that God knows what’s right for you and for others. Trust in Him and follow where He leads you. Someday, someone will tell you that because of your faith, they found Jesus in their own life. Now that is a command worth listening to, with a great reward for everyone!

A Moment To Praise For Kids 7.20.21 in Song

Have a great day and enjoy this cool song!

GO (Matthew 28:19) Hand Motions Video

A Moment To Praise For Kids 7.20.21 Learn More

What tells us to “GO” on a daily basis? A stoplight, of course! Try this craft with our scripture attached to it. It will help you remember “The Great Commission” every day!

Great Commission Craft Ideas | Ministry-To-Children

Use these crafts when teaching kids about the Great Commission that Jesus commanded his disciples before his ascension. They work with any Matthew 28:16-20 lesson plan for Sunday School. Download the craft directions, watch our how-to instructions video, and then gather your craft supplies.

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Have a good week.

Miss Joyce

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