Hope Happenings

Download the most recent printed version of Hope Happenings handout Here.


Happy Birthday to Desiree John M. on October 8th

Sunday Worship Service - What to expect

We will be studying the appointed Sunday Worship Service Lessons and Gospel during Adult Bible Class after fellowship. Please come join us, as we expand our understanding of these important lessons from God's Word! 

Men of Hope

The Men’s Bible Study Men’s Bible Study meets each Wednesday at10:00am. Come enjoy Bible Study with some lively discussions. All are welcome.

Pastor Pat’s Mini Message of Hope

We post a synopsis of the weekly worship message as the mini-message-of-hope.  You can find it here and on Facebook;

Pastor Pat's Message of Hope

Pastor Pat's entire weekly worship message is available here.   

Please like the Hope Facebook page and share its content for family and friends.  


Coming Events:

Praise reports:

Let people know how the Lord has been there for you with a Praise Report on the second Sunday of each month


‚ÄúThe Case for Faith‚ÄĚ Bible Study Series by Lee Strobel:

Find out more about the series here

Starting Wednesday, May 18th at 12:00 noon.  

There will be no evening sessions.   All are welcome.

The Case For Faith

In this six-session video Bible study, Lee Strobel explores the most common emotional obstacles to faith in Christ, including: The natural inclination to wrestle with faith and doubt. The troubling presence of evil and suffering in the world. The exclusivity of the Christian gospel.

Participants share their own thoughts and doubts about a wide range of thought provoking questions.  Discussions are so interesting that we seldom discuss more that 3 or 4 questions.  Each of Lee Strobel's 6 DVD session takes us several weeks to cover.    

Come, Join the Conversation!~

Have Hurts, habits, or hang-ups?  Try Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery:

  • is a 12-Step fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope.
  • meets at Hope every Saturday morning from 9:00am to 11:00am.¬†

Find more information here.

Lifetree Cafe

George and Bev are sad to announce there will be no more LifeTree Café events. After much prayerful contemplation, due to the consistent low attendance, it is felt the time spent preparing and hosting LTC could be spent more effectively in other services to the Lord.

 


In Need?

As always, if you need something, in addition to  prayers, feel free to contact either Pastor or Kristen. 

Pastor can be reached at kiltedrev@yahoo.com or at 716-957-0470 (have texting capability) 

Kristen can be reached at knelsonmckenzie@gmail.com or at 716-957-0469 (has texting capability).  

Current Budget

Please continue to place your offerings in the donation box at the rear of the church.  
Donations Through Sept 30th.
Income MTD                   $    8,902.48
Income YTD                        97,878.26
Budget Expenses YTD   $   97,425.00
 
Thank you to our all our members and guests for your faithful giving!

Opportunities to Serve:  

Use our convenient on-line volunteer scheduling service here. 

Maintenance Help Needed

We are looking for someone to do light maintenance duties.  If interested, see Daryl Siewert.

"Refresh the Church"

Work is progressing rapidly thanks to an amazing group of young people who have made volunteered to help make this refresh project possible.

Contrary to what you may have read, or heard, these 5 young people clearly demonstrate how amazing this up-and-coming younger generation really is..

Cleaning Help Needed

Sign up to help Clean the church at the front counter.  We need your help.  Gather a Team and sign up now.

If you need more information or supplies,  please. contact 

Chynsia at chynsia@gmail.com

Oct 1st
Oct 8th
Oct 15th       Cathy/Nina
Oct 22nd      Lois/Sandy

Worship Assistance

Readers are needed for upcoming church services.   

Sign up in the narthex on the front counter.

                                     
Date                     Readers            
 
Date          Readers 
Oct 2nd      Chynsia
Oct 9th       Karen
Oct 16th     Nina                              
Oct 23rd                                  

Hope Happy Hour 

Hope’s Happy Hour will include food on the second and fourth Sunday of each month. There will be time for fellowship each Sunday before Bible Class.  Please don't forget you can sponsor a Sunday for $25 or team up with someone to prepare and serve.  A sign-up sheet is in the Narthex.

 
Date            Hope’s Happy Hour
Oct 2nd        Inreach
Oct 9th
Oct 16th       Inreach
Oct 23rd       Lois/Sandy

Guest Information:  

If you do not have a church home. Please consider joining us at Hope.  We would be glad to have you as a part of God’s family.  Introduce yourself to Pastor Pat or one of the elders. You can become a member of Hope by:  

  • Baptism¬†(for infants and children who have never been baptized);¬†
  • Attending a new member class (this is an adult class for those who want to learn about the Lutheran Church.)

Changes coming...

The Outreach committee is busy looking for ways to get the word out about Hope,The Google grant was approved and Google ads will begin soon.  

You will also start seeing a camera or two to capture Pastor’s sermons and other changes around the sanctuary. Pastor Pat’s mini-message is being posted weekly on Facebook and will soon have the entire sermon posted.  

Please like the Hope Facebook page and send his weekly message to your family and friends. Hope Instagram will be available soon. 

Exciting News:  The Lord works in mysterious ways indeed.

Hope has been approved to receive an ongoing in-kind grant for google search advertising.  The grant allows us to place up to $325 worth of google ads each and every day.  Ads that advertise Hope Lutheran Church and what it offers to the community.  To maintain this grant our advertising has to meet certain performance requirements.  Your Outreach team will manage that advertising along with the Hope website and social media accounts.

Please, do your part; share our posts regularly with your family and friends. 

Ways to help Hope raise funds

Use our link on your Amazon orders.  

Use this link to link your Amazon account to Hope.  

Amazon donates .05% of your purchases back to Hope.

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/26-2192437

Donate

Make a one time contribution or increase your regular scheduled tithing

Pop Tabs for Ronald McDonald House

Collect your pop tabs from your cans

to donate to the Ronald McDonald House.

Collection containers are in the kitchen.

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