Strathmoor Presbyterian Church

Chapel Chimes

Taking Your Child’s Chapel Time Home


“Using Our Talents”

          In chapel this month, we will be talking about using the gifts the God has given us.  God gives all of us different talents.  God asks us to use these talents for the good of all.  Take some time this month talking and praising each other for the different gifts you bring to your family.  Talk as a family about what each of you is good at.  Never underestimate the talent of simply being you to make someone smile.


Biblical Passage                                                                  First Corinthians 12:1-11


Family Activity                   “Family Talent Show”

            Have your own in home family talent show.  Let each member decide which talent they wish to share.  Set a time to have your family talent show.  Celebrate the talents that each of you possess.  After your talent show, talk about how you can share that talent with one another and with the world.


Reading Corner

I Knew You Could by Craig Dorfman

Can Do Pigs by David McPhail

My oldest daughter’s kindergarten teacher gave her the book, I Knew You Could – a wonderful story of someone believe in another and celebrating what we can do.  Mrs. Felch’s gift was teaching and encouraging.  As you read together this month, look at and talk about stories that encourage us and ask us to use our talents.

For a silly tale about what is possible, read those Can Do Pigs.   They cause all sorts of troubles but yet can do all sorts of things. - a simply wonderful tale.  Remember that God has given each of us talents; let us be sure to use them to make this a better place.



God, my hands are small,

But I can help

In many ways.

My legs are not long,

But I can run an errand

For an elderly or sick

Neighbor who can’t.

My voice is not as loud as others

But I can sing a soothing melody and cheer a heart.

Thank You, God, for making me useful.  Amen. 

From I’m Your Child, God Prayers for our Children by Marian Wright Edelman  Hyperion Books for Children 2002 (p. 13-14)


Chapel Song             “I’ve Got the Joy, Joy, Joy Down in My Heart”


I’ve Got the Joy, Joy, Joy Down in My Heart


Down in my Heart


Down in my Heart.

I’ve Got the Joy, Joy, Joy Down in My Heart


Down in my Heart to stay.

Second verse – joy, joy, joy replaced by love of Jesus

Third verse – joy, joy, joy replaced by peace that passes understanding