Hope Lutheran News
HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH
May 16, 2013
DCE / YOUTH MINISTER CALL COMMITTEE UPDATE - THIS SUNDAY, MAY 19TH , candidate Jonathan Kopecky and his family from Lodi, CA, are joining us for worship. Please help us welcome him by staying after the late service for a special time to meet and visit with him and his family. They will be here through Monday visiting with many different groups and individuals. There will be a Congregational Call Meeting on Sunday, June 9th, after the late service for the purpose of extending a call. We appreciate your continued prayers in this process.
STAFF RECOGNITION - Hope has an annual practice of recognizing staff for their years of service for those who have reached five year milestones in their career as well as those who have planned retirements at the end of the school year. THIS SUNDAY, MAY 19TH, during the 8 a.m. service, we will recognize Linda Knebel, our organist, for 20 years at Hope and Paul Perkins, who is retiring, for 4 years at Hope. During the 10:30 a.m. service, we will recognize Dianne Koltz, Church Secretary, for 25 years at Hope; Shari Wallace, School Secretary, for 10 years at Hope; Julie Hartley, 1st grade, for 5 years at Hope; Marie Dowding, who is retiring after 19 years at Hope; Sue Wilke, who is retiring after 28 years at Hope; and Kim Hood, who is moving to join her husband in California, with 24 years at Hope. We are blessed to have so many dedicated servants of the Lord at Hope and we wish those moving on the richest of blessings in their future endeavors.
COLOSSIANS: THE LIFE ALTERING MYSTERY OF JESUS - Our world today is fascinated with the supernatural and "spiritual", but not really looking for either among the followers of Jesus. The world of the 1st century was much the same. Paul wrote a letter to a young church in the city of Colosse 1953 years ago to encourage and teach them how to combat some of the hair-brained, life-destroying, and just plain false ideas about God that were popular in that time. Given the similarities between our world and Paul's, there is much to learn about how our faith in Jesus relates to and powerfully speaks to some of the biggest questions of our time as well. Invite a friend to experience the next four weeks together as we explore the Life Altering Mystery of Jesus in the New Testament letter of Colossians!
May 19th "Secret Knowledge or Revealed Mystery?" - Colossians 1:3-2:5
May 26th "Against Your (Human-made) Laws!" - Colossians 2:6-23
June 2nd "Killing the Caterpillar" - Colossians 3:1-17
June 9th "Serving Jesus by Serving Others (with All of Your Heart)" - Colossians 3:18-4:6
NEW MEMBER WELCOME - THIS SUNDAY, MAY 19TH, at the 10:30 a.m. service, we will welcome new members into the Hope Family. These members have either completed the Hope 101 class with Pastor Peter or are transferring members from other Lutheran Church Missouri Synod churches. Some of these names will not be new to you, they are already serving Hope ministries; others may not be so familiar. Please give a warm welcome to: Sue Brush; Wendy Eaton; Brian and Jaime Kersten; Amy Loftis and Matthew Mason; Eric and Christine Mueller; Josh and Sarah Nicol; Jeanette Profit; Karlynn Rossetti; Jason and Susan Schrage; Eric and Meagan Slawson; and Sofia Tran; . Welcome to the Hope family!!
S.H.I.F.T. (Hope's 20- & 30- somethings group) - Elliott Bay Brewing Company here we come! THIS SUNDAY, MAY 19TH, after the late service, all 20- & 30- somethings are invited to join us for lunch; meet in the Commons. A servant event is being planned for Memorial Day (May 27) from 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., please join us as we serve our brothers and sisters in Christ. Meet at Hope and bring a sack lunch. A BBQ at the Kersten's will follow the event. Also, don't miss out on the last week of The Screwtape Letters! Letters 28-31 and Screwtape Proposes a Toast will be discussed on Tuesday, May 21, at the Rollins'. Contact Terri at 713-530-3136 or Jaime at 660-541-0893 for more information and directions.
WOMEN'S RETREAT REGISTRATION for this year's Women's Retreat (October 11-13, 2013) at Pilgrim Firs Conference Center in Port Orchard is NOW OPEN! Register and pay either on'line using the Hope Lutheran Church website or send in the registration form with your payment to the church office. The cost is $140, reduced to $130 for seniors over 62 years of age. This includes room and board, handouts, and materials. This year Mrs. Sarah ButlerWills will lead us on an exploration of "Gifts of the Spirit: Finding Purpose/Making a Difference." Please join us for fun activities, scintillating discussion, prayer, and wonderful fellowship with the women of Hope. Take time to come apart to refresh and tend your own garden so you donÂt come apart from the burdens of life. Scholarships are available, contact the church office.
PETITION REQUESTING A MEETING WITH SEATTLE CITY DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING AND DESIGN - There is a petition in the Commons regarding the proposed construction project at 4535 44th Ave SW. Many concerns were express at the design review meeting and a community group is attempting to gather at least 50 signatures to schedule a meeting with the city to discuss parking challenges.
SEATTLE LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL SUMMER CAMPS - Summer athletic and technology enrichment opportunities for students entering grades 4 - 12 are offered at SLHS this summer. Camps begin July 8 and run through August 9. Camps include a DegiPen Technology Class and a variety of athletic camps including volleyball, soccer, cross-country/track, basketball, football and cheer. Please visit seattlelutheran.org/slhs-saints-summer-camp-2012 for more information and to register.
BAND AIDS, TISSUES, AND WIPES are items which homeless people often don't have when they need them. In May, the Women's Ministries is encouraging people of Hope to give these items for the 100+ hygiene kits they will be preparing in December for homeless people at the Compass Housing Alliance. Please put your items into a sack marked "CC" and deposit into the large collection box in the Commons.
FEED MY LAMBS - It's going to be an 'end-of-school year' party!! May 30th will be the last 'regular' Skate Church Youth Group of the school year. As in years past, the Skate Church kids will be meeting in local parks throughout the summer. All Lamb Feeders and Lamb Feeder supporters are invited to the West Seattle Baptist Church at 5:30 p.m. on May 30th to honor our faithful teams and celebrate this year of serving our Lord by feeding His Lambs.
PASSION, PROMISE, AND PRAISE - Join Paul Brott THIS SUNDAY, MAY 19TH, as he starts a study of selected Psalms. In Psalms, God speaks to us of the nature of the Divine, the nature of humankind, and their relationships to each other. In the Psalms, people speak to God of cares and feelings people of all ages have experienced. The writers speak of their faith and fear, struggles and successes, and joys and sorrows. They evoke in us emotions that are as real and genuine for us as they were for the psalmists of old. The group will meet between services (9:30 - 10:20 a.m.) in the View Room.
CHILDREN & YOUTH NEWS!
"KINGDOM ROCK" is the theme of our VBS coming July 22-26, from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. for children ages 4 - 5th grade. Registration for preschool is closed as we are full. Register your child(ren) online at www.hopeseattle.org. You may also register in the church office or in the Commons today. Youth and adults are invited to volunteer! Youth entering grades 6 and older in the fall need to complete a volunteer application which is available in the Commons or church office. Adults are needed to serve in various areas, especially as Crew Leaders. As a Crew Leader, you will experience the stations with the students (there is no teaching involved). Contact Patra Mueller if you are interested in being part of our awesome team!
MIDDLE SCHOOL BOWLING - Join us on Friday, May 31st, for bowling at West Seattle Bowl! Meet at the lanes at 7:00 p.m. and bowl until 10:00 p.m. Cost is $10 (includes food!).