Newsletter

HOPE HAPPENINGS

As of July 25, 2021

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

Wedding Congratulations to Mallory and Alonzo Wright who were married on July 20th!!!!   We will miss Mallory and Anderson as they start their new lives in Chicago.  We look forward to “The Big Wedding” here in Jax in late fall!

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

 From Pastor’s Desk:

  1. Educational Sundays begin August 8th through August 22nd. How do we cope with these changing times as Christians? Some possible themes for these three Sundays will be addressing the daily challenges of being a Christian in the word today, some of the ways our congregation can work spiritually with children and grandchildren, and trying to make sense of the chaos around us.  Don’t miss this excellent upcoming series.
  2. Tom O. needs some help from members of our congregation. Judy’s family is moving her back to Palatka and Tom needs some help packing up her things (clothing, pictures, small breakables, etc.) People are asked to bring medium size boxes, tape and paper to wrap around items.  If you are able to help, please contact Pastor at either kiltedrev@yahoo.com or 716-957-0470.  Pastor will get back with you about the appointed time when that is determined.  Thank you to everyone who can help.

We have put the Red Books back out.  Please  don’t forget to sign them each week. 

Come join us for Mid -Week Bible Study at Hope  each Wednesday from 12:00 noon  to 1:00pm.  Pastor has selected an excellent study of 1st Peter using the study guide by Jason Dexter, “Ten Practical Lessons on Holiness, Suffering and Salvation”.  Please consider inviting family or friends to join us as we study 1st Peter.  

Men of Hope, come join our Men’s Bible Study every Thursday morning at Hope from 10:00am to 11:00am.  All are welcome.

 Celebrate Recovery meets at Hope every Saturday morning from 9:00am to 11:00am. 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.

 Thank you to Rick for submitting a grant to LCEF for funds needed for computers and streaming equipment.  Hope received $2,000 this past week.  The funds have been put into the Lutheran Credit Union account.

 Check out the bench in the Narthex.  Please feel free to take some treasures you might like that were left over from some of the craft fairs we have had.

 Please continue to place your offerings in the basket at the rear of the church.   Thank you to everyone  for your tithes and donations.

Through July 18th

Income MTD                   $       6,515.25

Income YTD                           67,350.35

Budget Expenses YTD   $     77,000.00

Summer is here and we are beginning to lag behind our budget.  If possible, increasing your tithes just a little during the summer months would be greatly appreciated. Thank you to those able to help.

 A continuing “Thank you” to those members who are volunteering to helped clean the church each week.  Sign-up sheet in the Narthex. If you need more information or supplies needed, please. contact Chynsia at chynsia@gmail.com

July 31st

Aug   7th     Cathy/Nina/Linda

Aug 14th     Sandy/Lois

Aug  21st

Aug  28th     Chynsia

 Thank you to all our volunteers.  Sign-up sheet In the Narthex. Fellowship Hour is now the second and fourth Sundays of each month.  Please don’t forget to “team up” and then “sign-up” for one of our fellowship hours.  

Date        Readers            Coffee Hour

July 25th     Chynsia               Chynsia

Aug 1st       Desiree                XXXX

Aug 8th       Lois

Aug 15th                                          XXXX

Aug 22nd    Chynsia             Chynsia

 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).

 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 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. 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.)