Hope Lutheran News
OUR READINGS - Isaiah 6:1-8 and Luke 5:1-11
SUNDAY'S MESSAGE - "_________ left Everything...and Followed Him" - Here am I - Lord - Send Me. I will listen. I will love you all of my days. You are lord of lords. You are king of kings. You are mighty God, Lord of everything. We say and sing these words to God daily and weekly. We speak them out of our mouth and with our mind we think we know what they mean - do we? Really? Are we truly willing to follow, listen and love Jesus all of our days? Lent is a special time for us to pause, re-focus and remember how empty our words are if we don't act or do anything with them...if we don't live them! What does it look like to follow Jesus? Let's help each other figure it out!
OUR CHRISTIAN SYMPATHIES - To the family of Bob Dowding who passed away on February 24th. He will be greatly missed by many. Bob served as coach and founding athletic director at our neighboring Seattle Lutheran High School, husband to Hope's long-time 4th grade teacher Marie Dowding, father, grandfather, role model, friend, and faithful member of Hope Lutheran Church. Please pray for Marie and family as they go through this difficult time. A memorial service is scheduled at Hope Church next Sunday, March 8th, at 3:00 p.m., with reception following at Seattle Lutheran High School.
GENERATION CHANGE - FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY FOR TEENS - Starts THIS SUNDAY in the Youth Room, at 9:30 - 10:20 a.m. Generation Change is a nine-week Bible Study that is designed to lead teens to a better understanding of God, themselves, and their money. A video series by Dave Ramsey and his daughter, Rachel Cruze, teaching teens to do more with their money. Cost is $25 and scholarships are available. Questions? Contact Jonathan Kopecky, email@example.com.
WEDNESDAY LENT SERVICE - We continue our Lent Services this Wednesday which is for all ages and includes a Drama Presentation, contemporary music, along with traditional organ accompaniment. Please join us as we prepare for Easter.
SOUP SUPPERS, WEDNESDAYS, AT 6:00 P.M., IN THE FELLOWSHIP HALL - Plan to join us for a soup, salad and bread supper before our Lenten services. We thank the Hope Choir for preparing and serving soup this coming week.
"ST. PATTY'S MEAL STEAL" DINNER, SATURDAY, MARCH 14TH, 6:00 P.M. - Support our youth and have a great Corned Beef and Cabbage dinner with all the fixings! Help "steal" our youth out of their normal routine and get them to a renewHope event. RSVP to reserve your dinner by Wednesday, March 11th - sign up in the Commons or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Proceeds will help fund this year's youth trips. Suggested donation is $7 or more per person. It's a fundraiser!
HOPE LUTHERAN FOUNDATION ACCEPTING GRANT APPLICATIONS FOR 2015 - Application deadline is March 31st with approvals anticipated by June 1, 2015. Application forms and information are available in the church office, or may be obtained from Foundation chairperson, Brian Waid. Applications are to be made as part of, and under the auspices of one of the ministries of Hope Lutheran Church. The Hope Lutheran Foundation is a separate, 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization, dedicated to maintaining a permanent endowment fund for the benefit of Hope Lutheran Church and its ministries.