Waking Up to Revival and More…

revivalI hope you’ve already noticed the signs at the Route 5 Churches that invite you to Wake Up and be a part of our Community Revival, September 11-13, 2016 at Four Mile Creek Baptist Church.  Each night we will enter God’s gates with thanksgiving and go into God’s courts with praise at 6:45 PM, then our service will begin at 7:00 PM. You don’t want to miss this move of God in our midst.

You also want to be aware of all that God is doing this month at Laurel Hill so see and read our newsletter and see our Calendar.

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Vacation Bible School Starts Tonight!

Light it up!VBS2016 Join us as we explore following Jesus, the Light of the world. Registration and supper (!TACOS!) begins at 5:30 PM with our Opening Sing and Play Rock starting at 6:00 PM.  (If you are helping prepare for supper be in the fellowship hall around 4 PM.)

Tomorrow morning we will start our expedition together at 9:00 AM and close around noon.

Sunday, we celebrate that “He is the Light” during our 11:00 AM service and then everyone is invited to stay and enjoy a covered dish lunch.  We look forward to seeing everyone at VBS!

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Join in Praying for Revival

Dear Friends: You missed a great blessing if you weren’t here with us on August 3rd as we prayed together but we are called to come prayforrevivaltogether again this Wednesday, August 17th at 7:00 PM. I want you to be there.

Laurel Hill has begun a new evening prayer service on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month at 7:00 P.M.  These services will be focused on our many prayer concerns and prayers of gratitude.  There will be opportunities for corporate and individual prayer.  The beginning of each service will include a time to hear the Word and to reflect on the scripture passage.  There will also be an opportunity to lift our voices to the Lord in song.  Please consider taking advantage of this opportunity to share in prayer and to rejoice in God’s grace together.  For additional information or if you have transportation needs, please contact Phil Deane at 804-334-9582.

We have also been called to join our brothers and sisters at Four Mile Creek for a special season of prayer for our Community Revival Services, September 11 – 13, 2016. Please click on this link and let us pray together!

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August Newsletter and Calendar

There is a VBS2016change this month. We will have our Luncheon on second Sunday, the 14th to coincide with our Vacation Bible School celebration! We also start a new Prayer Service on Wednesday, August 3rd at 7:00 PM and we’ll meet again on the 17th. I hope to see you coming through the door of the sanctuary as we seek the Lord together.

Here is your Calendar and newsletter.

Please let your neighbors know (especially if they have small children or grandchildren) the Weekday School will be having their Open House for Fall enrollment on August 16, from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

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Staying Informed

Wanted to keep everyone up to date on some of the ministries we support at Laurel Hill. Here are the July newsletters for CARITASHeart Havens, and UMFS.

Encourage yourself in the Lord today and keep these ministries in your prayers.caritas1  hearthavens UMFS

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Laying a Foundation of Repentance

If anyone wants to live in the right direction, this is always the starting point. If anyone wants to build themselves up as a spiritual house, a dwelling place for the Spirit, then the foundation …

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Framing Your Spiritual House

cornerstone Isaiah 28: 16 tells us :”So this is what the Sovereign LORD says: ‘See, I lay a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone for a sure foundation; the one who relies on it will never be stricken with panic’.” Jesus is that cornerstone. In Acts 4: 11, the Apostle Peter says, “Jesus is  ‘the stone you builders rejected, which has become the cornerstone’.”  Once, Jesus is the cornerstone of our lives what does our life look like?  If we are being built upon that sure foundation of Jesus, laid out by the apostles and prophets how is the structure of our life framed?

Turn to Hebrews 6 where we find this framework using the pathway of grace template. If you are not familiar with this template I direct you to read Moving at the Speed of Grace or one of our other books like More than Breathing to learn more about it.

The template for framing our lives follows this path:

  1. Laying a foundation of repentance from dead works
  2. Faith in God
  3. Instruction about baptisms
  4. Laying on of hands
  5. The resurrection of the dead
  6. Eternal judgment

Tomorrow, we’ll come back and give substance to each step in the process and Sunday, we’ll share it again. See you then!

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