What a Blast

I never cease to be amazed at how much fun and satisfaction people have when they are serving the Lord.  It probably shouldn’t since I get to witness it every week, but weeks like this one just tend to overwhelm me.  This was our annual construction mission week albeit with...

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Unsettling: Pastor’s Word

As a matter of rule, when I receive anonymous notes I discard them because my take is that the Bible requires we be willing to stand behind our words.  Therefore, anonymous notes go right into the circular file unread.  But this week I violated that rule.  I got an unsigned...

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Now What?

If you hang around Hope for very long you will notice that we challenge people to invite their friends to church.  Ever since Andrew invited his brother Simon, who we know as the Apostle Peter, to come and meet Jesus (John 1:40), a personal invite has been the best way to...

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Let’s Do This!

Let’s do this!  Our former daughter church, The Church on Seven Hills, was bequeathed a church building in May and it provides them with a ton of great possibilities.  But to capitalize on them, it needs some tender loving care to bring the 1950’s era facility up to speed.  And...

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Why It Matters

Some see it as just a necessary evil, but I see it as a symptom of Hope’s strength.  On Sunday evening, after we gather at 5 pm for a fellowship/community dinner, we will have our Annual Meeting at 6.  Some think such meetings are just the “rent” that needs to...

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More Than Mere Words

Congratulations and thank you.  Congratulations on your generosity in raising $12,700 for our 15th Anniversary Keep Making a Difference offering.  The “official” in-gathering time has ended, but if you didn’t get your gift in you still can. And thanks for all the emails I have gotten about how powerful our...

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