Newsletter

HOPE HAPPENINGS

As of April 11. 2021

Welcome To Hope Lutheran!  The first time you visit you are our guest, after that you are family!

CHRIST IS RISEN, HE IS RISEN INDEE

 

If you are not planning to attend Bible Study or Fellowship, please leave the church after receiving communion with your masks in place.  If staying for Fellowship, please do not linger in the kitchen area.  Please return to your seat in the Sanctuary after getting your snack . We will be studying the appointed Sunday Worship Service Lessons and Gospel during Adult Bible Class following Fellowship.  Come join us as we expand our understanding of these important lessons from God’s Word!”

Temperatures continue to be taken and hands sanitized as you enter the church. Since the safety of

our worshipers is important, we ask all worshipers at

Hope to please comply with the following guidelines:

  1. All worshipers are asked to wear a face mask when entering the church. We ask all worshipers to

also wear a face mask whenever they are standing or walking within the Hope facilities.

  1. Due to the physical distancing requirement, we continue to have assigned seating. Once seated,  worshipers are welcome to remove their face masks.
  2. The nursey is limited at this time. If it is necessary to use the nursery, a parent needs to be present.

 

Season 2 of “A Chosen Encounter with Jesus” is here and touching a lot of lives – Christian and non-Christian alike.  This is what one non-Christian had to say:  “I’m not a Christian or a believer but I LOVE this show. This is by far the best episode yet…” – Rachel  “The Chosen” is an excellent way to draw family members that may have strayed from church attendance back into Christ’s fold.  All of season 1 and episode 1 of season 2 is now available.  Episode 2 of season 2 will be released at 9:00PM ET on Tuesday, April  13 on The Chosen’s YouTube channel, Facebook page, or their App.  Don’t forget Episode 7 and 8 – Season 1 Bible study on Wed Apr 14th and Apr 21st at noon and again at 6:30PM.  Watch the episodes at Hope starting 1 hour before the Bible study.

Boxed meals are still available to purchase for $5.00 each.  Sign- up sheet in Narthex.   Please make sure you give your money to Chynsia  today, if you are ordering a meal for this Wednesday.

 

To avoid physical contact during the offering, please continue to place your offerings in the basket at the rear of the church.   Thank you to all who have stepped up to make sure your tithes and donations have been received

Through 4/4

Income MTD                   $       4,015.68

Income YTD                           33,158.25

Budget Expenses YTD   $     44,000.00

 

Men of Hope, Please Come Join Us for Men’s Bible Study every Thursday morning at Hope from 10:00am to 11:00am.  

 

Celebrate Recovery is now meeting twice a week:  Tuesday evening at 6:00pm for a light meal with the meeting from 6:30pm to 7:30pm and Saturday morning from 9:00am to 11:00am at Hope. Celebrate Recovery is a 12-Step fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope.   This group is for people with all hurts, habits and hang-ups that get in the way of experiencing Joy and Hope.

 

A continuing “Thank you” to those members who have volunteered and who will be volunteering to helped clean and sanitized the church . We would not be able to worship inside our facilities if it weren’t for your excellent work and kindness!   Please Sign-up for a Saturday on the sign-up sheet in the Narthex. If you need more information or supplies needed, please contact Chynsia at chynsia@gmail.com.

April 10th     Chynsia and family

April 17th      ?

April 24th    Lois and Sandy

May 1st

May 8th        George and Bev

 

Pop Tabs for the Ronald McDonald House

Did you know that it takes approximately 1,128 Pop Tabs to equal one pound.  Ronald McDonald’s

house here in Jacksonville typically receives $.40-$.50 per pound.  The program brings in about $6000 a year.  Any pull tab is acceptable.  Hope’s container is on the soda cooler in the kitchen. Thanks for your ‘POP TABS’

 

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

 

Don’t forget to continue using the Hope donation link whenever you buy something from Amazon:  AmazonSmile foundation  donates .05% of eligible purchases to Hope every time you use this link, https://smile.amazon.com/ch/26-2192437 or click on the dropdown arrow for donations and choose Hope.

 

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. e 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.)