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HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH
April, 22, 2014



CHURCH SOFTBALL - Interested in playing coed softball this summer? The church team is trying to make a come back and needs you! We would like to have at least 10 people to field a team, participants must be 18 years old to join. If you are interested, contact Daren Rice, or church office.

12TH ANNUAL EAGLE GOLF CLASSIC TOURNAMENT - Dust off those clubs and shine those shoes, the Eagle Classic is Saturday, May 31st. Even if you aren't sure of the difference between a birdie and an eagle or perhaps you consider yourself equal to Tiger Woods, all are welcome to join the tournament and support Hope Lutheran School Athletics. Friendly competitions, prizes, food and hopefully good weather will be provided. Stay tuned for more details.

WATER COOLER CONVERSATIONS - In response to expressed interest from some of our members, the Adult Teaching Ministry Action Team has scheduled a discussion forum on Sunday, April 27 at 9:30 a.m., Room 214, the 6th grade classroom at Hope School. The topic for that day will be "The Role of Government vs. Religious Institutions in Helping the Poor". Those present will be invited to share information and opinions on a variety of faith-related subjects and issues that are not always discussed in other study groups. Your participation will allow you to make suggestions of topics important to you for possible discussion in the future. Discussion facilitators will be members of our congregation, Pastor Clemens Pera and Pastor Roger Sylwester.

RUMMAGE SALE - SATURDAY, MAY 17th - More information to come. Hold your donations until drop-off day on Friday, May 2nd. Proceeds will benefit Mexico Missionaries Diane Mebust and Kaare Hagen.

NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER - MAY 1ST, 7:00 P.M. - One Voice United In Prayer - sponsored by West Seattle Ministerial Association. Our gathering of local West Seattle churches and community will be held at Shorewood Foursquare Church, 10300 28th Ave SW, at 7:00 p.m. Join fellow Christians in prayer for our local, state and national leaders.
Contact Mary Welch, westseattleprayer@yahoo.com.

HOPE LUTHERAN FOUNDATION ACCEPTING GRANT REQUESTS THROUGH APRIL 25TH. - The Hope Lutheran Foundation is charged with "advancing the mission of Hope Lutheran Church and School through financial gifts". Do you have a project or mission in mind? Pick up a grant application in the church office, read the guidelines, complete and return to the church office. Results of previous grants are the newly renovated Hope School lobby and the building of a portable wooden living structure at Tent City.

SUNDAY PARKING NOW AVAILABLE AT SEATTLE LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL
As Hope's staff and Board of Directors continue to work to secure more available parking for Hope's ministries, we are pleased to let you know Seattle Lutheran High School has given their official permission for people worshipping at Hope to park in their lot if parking on Sunday mornings in closer proximity is not available when you arrive for worship. The Seattle Lutheran lot is located on the eastern corner of 41st Ave SW and Genesee Street. It is not to be confused with the larger lot owned by West Seattle Christian Church located on the western corner. Neither Seattle Lutheran High School nor Hope are responsible for security of vehicles or contents parked there.


FAMILY MINISTRY
Patra Mueller, Family Life Minister, patramueller@hopeseattle.org

"THE PARENTING ADVENTURE" - This class meets at 9:30 in the Multipurpose Room. Drop your kids off at Sunday school and join the adventure with other parents. Contact Patra to sign up.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL JULY 21 - 25 - Registration is filling up! Kindergarten and Preschool are full - a waitlist is available. Go to www.hopeseattle.org and look for the VBS link to register online. If you prefer, forms are available in the Commons. If you are interested in volunteering, adults can sign up online. Youth need to complete the volunteer application available in the Commons or the church office.

FOUNDATIONS FAMILY FAITH EVENT - DATE CHANGE to Sunday, May 4th, at 9:30 - 10:20 a.m. We continue our experience of life in a third world country. Help your children grow in understanding and compassion for the poor in our world.



YOUTH NEWS!
Jonathan Kopecky, Youth Minister, jkopecky@hopeseattle.org

o42 - High School Sunday night youth, meets tonight from 6-8pm in the youth room. We're continuing our Contagious Christian series.


GROUP WORK CAMP MISSION TRIP - June 22nd - 28th, in Okanogan, WA. We'll fix houses, paint homes or build wheel chair ramps for the elderly with about 350 other youth. It's a life changing experience for youth in 6th through 12th grade. Next summer we will have a dedicated H.S. and M.S. mission trip. There is a special price right now, $300 off your registration, if you give me a $100 deposit by April 15th (only two more spots available at this price point). The total cost for this trip is $350.

HOUSEBOAT TRIP - August 3rd - 10th at Lake Shasta, CA, through Sonshine Ministries. Experience boating, skiing, tubing, spiritual growth and worship opportunities. This event is only for high schoolers. The cost is $600, with a $100 deposit due by April 30th. This price is for 13 spots, a full houseboat with 2 adults. This event is primarily just our group, and we will partner with other youth groups who are on the lake twice during the week.

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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

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