Hope Lutheran News
HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH
February 27, 2014
SUNDAY'S MESSAGE - "Who Do YOU Say Jesus Is?"
There are many different and conflicting ideas about who Jesus is in our world today. How each of us answers that question changes everything - as Christians, we boldly affirm that Jesus is 100% God and 100% human, Savior of the world, and the only name by which people can be saved. Jesus gave His life so everyone who believes in Him can have a relationship with Him now and forever. Our readings are Colossians 1:15-19, Hebrews 1:1-4 and Matthew 16:13-20.
"LAUGH YOUR WAY TO A BETTER MARRIAGE" - Begins tomorrow night, Friday, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. and Saturday, 4:00-8:30 p.m. in the Commons. Already 20 couples have signed up! Cost is $12.50 per person and includes dinner on Saturday. Questions? Contact Loren Sommer at 206-755-7915.
ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE - Wednesday, March 5th, begins the Season of Lent. Come early at 6:00 p.m. for Soup Supper in the Fellowship Hall, followed by worship at 7:00 p.m.
SON OF GOD MOVIE - THIS SUNDAY - Pick up your pre-purchased tickets immediately after the services. Reminder - movie time is 3:00 p.m. (seating opens 2:30 p.m.) at AMC Pacific Place Theater, 600 Pine Street, Seattle. If you don't have a ticket, you can still see this movie. Call Pacific Place at 206-652-8908 for ticket availability. Showing through March 6th.
MEN'S BOOT CAMP REUNION DINNER - Next Friday, March 7th, 6:30 p.m. You are invited to a dinner in the Commons. Great food, friends old and new, photos from Boot Camp plus a DVD session - "Sonship: Receiving God as Father" by Morgan Snyder. Even if you missed the Boot Camp, you are invited! RSVP to email@example.com. Cost is $10.00.
NEW CHURCH WIDE STUDY SERIES FOR LENT -
"Becoming a Contagious Christian" will start the week of March 9th. Sign up and purchase your study guide today. Karen O'Brien will be in the Commons to assist and let you know about the different day and time options for study groups. Contact Karen or church office.
INDIVIDUAL DEVOTIONAL - "Seek God for the City" to unite and focus your prayers through the 40 days leading to Palm Sunday. It is the perfect prayer tool to be used in conjunction with our "Becoming a Contagious Christian" small group study. Information is in the Commons. $2.00 per booklet. Contact: Mary Welch or church office.
AUCTION AND DINNER GALA - SATURDAY, MARCH 15TH
An inspiring fun-filled evening at the Hall at Fauntleroy in support of Hope School. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW! RSVP cards are in the Commons today. You can also stop by the school or church offices to secure your tickets throughout the week.
S.H.I.F.T. - All 20 - 30 Somethings will be gathering for the church-wide Bible study "Becoming a Contagious Christian." We will meet at the Behmer's starting Tuesday, March 11, at 6:45 p.m. Sign up in the Commons and purchase a participant guide for $9.00. For information and directions contact Tiffany Behmer.
LUTHERAN WOMEN'S MISSIONARY LEAGUE (LWML) RECYCLE UPDATE - We have filled three big boxes with your donated cell phones and inkjet cartridges! These will be sent off to be recycled. Your used items are literally money in the bank for the District LWML. This helps to fund Missions and LWML activities. Thank you for bringing in these recyclables!
GIFT & GOODIES SALE NEEDS YOUR HELP - The annual gift and goodies sale in late November is a longstanding event that raises funds for missions and furnishings. Would you consider being a co-chair? Tasks include: publicity, donation organization, set-up, organize the baked goods, organize music. If you are interested, please contact Henrietta Killeen or church office.
FEED MY LAMBS - The Lamb Feeders continue to faithfully serve the Skate Church youth on Tuesday nights. The 'Lambs' are now meeting at Westside Presbyterian Church and we are looking for folks to help feed them. We are organized into four teams - serving once a month. God is 'mixing it up' a bit in this ministry and He still needs us. Please consider joining this important outreach to our community's youth. For more information contact Gwen Fraser or Kathy Roberts.
THRIVENT CHOICE DOLLARS - DIRECT YOUR CHOICE DOLLARS BY MARCH 31. Thrivent Financial members with Choice Dollars: If you haven't already done so, be sure to direct your designated Thrivent Choice Dollars by March 31, 2014. After that date, any undirected Choice Dollars will expire. Don't miss this opportunity to help support Hope. Go to Thrivent.com/thriventchoice or call 800-THRIVENT and state "Thrivent Choice."
HOST AN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT - SEATTLE LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL enjoys an active International Student program with 22 students from five countries. SLHS is looking for host families for school year 2014-2015. Do you have a loving family and a spare room available at your home? If you would like to take advantage of this unique opportunity to make a difference in a young personÂs life, please contact Lorrie Tatum or SLHS Office.
SUNDAY'S MESSAGE -
Patra Mueller, Family Life Minister, firstname.lastname@example.org
LENTEN ACTIVITY CALENDAR - Lent begins next Wednesday! Help your child understand the deep meaning behind the season of Lent in preparation of Christ's death and resurrection. A family Lenten activity calendar with stickers will be sent home with your child this Sunday during childrenÂs church.
HOPE 101 NEW MEMBER CLASS STARTS THIS MONDAY - This class is taught by Pastor Peter and will meet on Mondays, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., March 3rd - through April 7th. For more information and to sign up, please contact Patra Mueller or the church office.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL JULY 21-25 - Registration opens this Sunday! Forms are available in the Commons. Online registration will begin this week. Sign up right away as we filled up quickly last year. Is God calling you to be a part of this awesome ministry? Start praying about it!
CHURCH PICNIC - Mark you calendars for this fun church-wide event on Sunday, July 27th.
FAMILY CAMPOUT - Sign up and pay to reserve your spot this Sunday in the Commons. This fun event is planned for August 22-24th, 2014 at Ingalls Creek located near Peshastin, WA (two hours away to the east of Snoqualmie Pass). Contact Bill Schubbe at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jonathan Kopecky, Youth Minister, email@example.com
SUNDAY NIGHT YOUTH - High School, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., Youth Room
GROUP WORKCAMPS - http://tinyurl.com/puzf5vg, Repairing homes and lives in Okanogan, WA., Jun 22-28, 2014. This is open for ages 12-18. Deadline this Sunday, March 2nd, Deposit is $50. Paid in full by March 15th. We will be white water rafting on the Wednesday of this trip!
TWITTER - @oregon42nd is the new High School news feed.
@hopeseattleYM is the everything youth ministry at Hope newsfeed.
CREATION FESTIVAL - "A Tribute to our Creator," July 30-Aug 2, Kennewick, WA - Benton County Fairgrounds. Check out CREATIONFEST.COM for more details.
May the God of HOPE fill you up with joy, fill you up with peace, so
that your believing lives, filled with the life-giving energy of the
Holy Spirit, will brim over with HOPE! Romans 15:13