Hope Happenings

Welcome to Hope Lutheran Church

A Hospital for Sinners

The first time you visit you are our guest, after that you are family!

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Hope Happenings handout Here.


Today is our Special Mission Sunday! 

Pastor Doug will be preaching on “Another Friend”.

Pastor Doug and Phyllis Johnstone and daughter, Becky, will be sharing their experiences as missionaries in Venezuela.  

Phyllis and daughter, Becky, will be giving us a taste of Venezuela with typical foods served after church services in Venezuela for our fellowship hour. 

During Bible Study time Pastor Doug will be showing a  25-minute video, “Christ in the Cities,” on life and mission in Venezuela

In Need?

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

Sunday Worship Service - What to expect

Most Sunday's we study 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! 

From Pastor Pat's Desk:

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). 

We rejoice in welcoming Edna Bryan, Evan Fowler, Pastor Doug and Phyllis Johnstone and Angelo and Kim Villota to our Hope family on Sunday, April 28th.

Don’t forget we still have a basket for food in the Narthex for families in need helped by LSS.

Coming Events (See the Calendar):

Today as prep for the May 19 activities, the Johnstone’s will show a 15 minute video entitled “Now I’m Young” regarding mission work in Venezuela during Adult Bible Study.


1.  Wednesday Men's Bible Study is active again.  Please join the men of Hope at 10 AM on Wednesdays.

2.  Wednesday Bible Study is active again.  Please join us as on Wednesdays at 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM.  We will continue our study of "The Case for Hope" with Chapter 6 . Please plan to attend and bring family and friends. 

3. Mark your calendars for a Special Mission Sunday on May 19th.  Pastor Doug and Phyllis Johnstone and daughter, Becky will be sharing their experiences as missionaries in Venezuela.  

Pastor Doug will be preaching on “Another Friend”.

Phyllis and daughter, Becky, will be giving us a taste of Venezuela with typical foods served after church services in Venezuela for our fellowship hour. 

During Bible Study time they will be showing a 25-minute video, Christ in the Cities, on life and mission in Venezuela

As a prep for the May 19 activities, the Johnstones will show a 15 minute video entitled “Now I’m Young” regarding mission work in Venezuela during Bible Study hour on Sunday, May 5th

4. Please plan to join us on June 9th for Pastor Pat’s 40th Anniversary Celebration of his Ordination as a Pastor. There will be a special coffee hour/meal as part of the Celebration. Please feel free to offer written memories or photos.  Kristen will compile them in a book.  There will be a box in the Narthex where you can put the memories or photos. 

5. Next Council Meeting is May 23rd at 4:00pm at Hope

6. Mark your calendars for “Vacation Bible School" scheduled from Monday, July 29th through Friday, Aug 2nd in the evening. 

7. Lutheran Hour Ministries Outreach training is scheduled for Saturday, October 12, 2024 from 10:00am to 2:00pm at Holy Cross Lutheran Church on Arlington Expressway. Please let Pastor know, if you would like to participate

Bible Study: 

Men of Hope

The Men’s Bible Study Men’s Bible Study meets on Wednesdays, at 10:00am. . We welcome all men of Hope, family and friends. 

Come join our Bible Study and take part in our lively discussions about the Scriptures and how these studies are related to our lives and faith. 

Life Study - open to all

Wednesday Life Study is held on Wednesdays at 11:30 to 12:30 PM.  We continue our study of "The Case for Hope" with Chapter 6. Please plan to attend and bring family and friends. 

“Women’s Bible Study” lead by Kristen each Saturday evening at 6:30pm via Zoom.  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86994056074


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.


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 Donations Through May 11th    
Income MTD                   $            5,055.54
Income YTD                                50,117.02
Budget Expenses           $           57,395.00
 
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.

 

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 

May 11th    Cathey - bathrooms on Wed
May 18th   
May 25th    Edna/Cathy on Wed 29th

Worship Assistance

Readers are needed for upcoming church services.   

Sign up in the narthex on the front counter.

 
Date          Readers 
May 12th    Chynsia
May 19th    Phyllis
May 26th
June 2nd
June 9th

Hope Happy Hour 

Hope’s Happy Hour and Fellowship before the Bible Study Class will include prepared food on the second and fourth Sunday with snacks the otherSundays.  Please consider sponsoring a Sunday for $25 or team up with someone to prepare and serve. 

Signup sheet for Happy Hour is in Narthex

Date            Hope’s Happy Hour
May 12th     Cindy/Carol
May 19th     Phyllis/Becky
May 26th     Macko's
June 2nd     Inreach
June 9th      Kristen

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 one of:  

  • *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.)
  • Transferring from another Lutheran Church Missouri Synod member church

Ways to help Hope raise funds

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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