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HOPE HAPPENINGS

As of February 21, 2021

Happy Birthday to Coralee L. on February 25th!!

 

Today is  “Greet & Eat” Sunday! 

 

If you are not planning to attend Bible Study or Fellowship, please leave the church after communion with your masks in place.  If staying for Fellowship, please do not linger in the kitchen area.  Please practice proper distancing in the Fellowship room.  If not enough room for sitting, please take your food into the Sanctuary. 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 will 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 will wear a face mask when entering the church. We ask that all worshipers to wear a face mask whenever they are standing or walking within the Hope facilities. Once seated, all worshipers are welcome to remove their face masks.. Due to the physical distancing requirement, we continue to have assigned seating. 4. The nursery is closed at this time. If it is necessary to use the nursery, a parent needs to be present.

 Hope will be having “ A Chosen Encounter with Jesus” on February 24th, March 3rd, March 10th, March 17th and March 24th at 12:00pm and 6:30pm.

(You can view the assigned episode at Hope each week at 11:00am or 5:30pm before the Lenten Service or on line, see below.) Are you Chosen by God?  What does that mean? Help us find answers to those questions and more during A Chosen Encounter with Jesus Each event in the series will examine the Biblical foundations upon which one episode of The Chosen is built.  The Chosen is a widely popular multi season video series about Jesus’ life as seen through the eyes of those who walked this earth with Him.  Check it out and register to join the encounter at www.hopejax.org

 

Boxed meals will be available at all Lent services through March 24th.  If you have not already put in your order by way of the questionnaire, please email Chynsia at chynsia@gmail.com or Evan at Info@YourchEfvan.com no later than the Monday prior to the service you will be attending.  Copies of the menu for the six meals are in the Nathex.  Any Questions or adjustments please contact Info@YourchEfvan.com (904)894-7910.  Meals are $5.00 each.  You can give your money to Chynsia each Sunday.

 

From Pastor Pat’s Desk:

  1. “Enter His Courts With Praise” (Holy Week Worship Events to Date)
  2. “Let the Music Play” Worship Service – On Sunday, March 14th (9:15 a.m.), Robin Lahiri will be our special musician as he plays and leads familiar worship songs.  Robin is a Christian classical guitar player and singer and has been a guest before at Hope.  We look forward to his presence once again!
  3.  Special Palm Sunday Worship Service (Sunday, March 28th – 9:15 a.m.) with palms for all worshippers, along with a special children’s objlesson.

.      4.  Maundy Thursday service with the Lord’s supper and stripping of the alter with be celebrated on Thursday, April 1st at 6:30pm ONLY and Good Friday Services will be celebrated on Friday, April 2nd at 12:00pm and 6:30pm. 

5. “Festival of the Resurrection” Worship Service  On Sunday, April 4th at 9:15 a.m.. We will worship our Lord and celebrate His victory over sin, Satan, and eternal death through his magnificent resurrection from the grave! 

    6 Wewill have Special Refreshments and Fellowship time and an Easter Egg Hunt for the children following our Easter Service.

 Men’s Bible Study meets every Thursday mornings at Hope from 10:00am to 11:00am.

Celebrate Recovery is now meeting every Tuesday evening at 6:00pm for a light meal with meeting from 6:30pm to 8:30pm and every Saturday 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.

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 2/14

Income MTD                   $      4,354.70

Income YTD                          15,498.50

Budget Expenses YTD   $    22,000.00

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).

 

Our donation processor has changed to Vanco.  If you wish to donative online, please go to our website https://www.hopelutheranjax.com and click on the donate button.  You will need to re-register, if you have donated online prior to January 2021,  It is easy to register and convenient to give online.

 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 any other information regarding this, please contact Chynsia at chynsia@gmail.com.

Schedule for Feb.

Feb.  27th   Bev/George 

 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’

 

Don’t forget: A great way to help contribute to Hope whenever you buy something from Amazon:  AmazonSmile foundation will donate .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.  Thank you to all who have participated.

 

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.)