Hope Weekly

Yesterday in worship we observed the Third Sunday of Easter and continued the celebration of our Lord’s Resurrection. We saw Jesus preparing breakfast for His disciples on the shore of the Sea of Galilee. What a loving gesture for reunion with believers who were still...

Yesterday in worship we observed the Second Sunday of Easter and had ANOTHER great celebration of our Lord’s Resurrection. Serious, the atmosphere was electric! We received God’s gifts in Word and Sacrament. We provided mutual encouragement and engaged in meaningful study. We welcomed and rejoiced...

Yesterday in worship we observed the Fourth Sunday in Lent. The Parable of the Prodigal Son (Forgiving Father, Envious Brother) was in full view. Jesus’ wisdom surely is on display in this tale that has captivated so many for so long. And it still speaks...

Yesterday in worship we observed the First Sunday in Lent. As you might know, the Sundays are not technically part of Lent—that’s how we get 40 days from Ash Wednesday to Easter. Sundays always remain a celebration of Christ’s resurrection from the dead. Yesterday we...

Yesterday in worship we observed the Transfiguration of Our Lord, the culmination of the Epiphany season. Christ manifests God’s glory to all the world, and up on the mountain Moses and Elijah and Peter and James and John were privileged to view His brilliant glory...

Yesterday in worship we observed the Last Sunday in the Church Year, Christ the King Sunday. Jesus is the best kind of King—a Servant King. Everything He does to accomplish His Father’s will results in our everlasting blessing! He rules in power and grace and...

Yesterday in worship we observed the Twenty-fifth Sunday after Pentecost and turned our attention to the End Times. In Mark 13 Jesus spoke directly about how earthly events will come to a conclusion before His return. Based on that, the writer to the Hebrews provides...

Yesterday in worship we observed the Twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost, with our focus on some of the widows in the Bible. Widows show us that God has a special place for those who are utterly dependent on Him and respond in faith. This is actually...

Yesterday in worship we observed Reformation Sunday, the 504th anniversary of the movement Martin Luther started to restore the Gospel of Jesus Christ to its central place in the Church. Our sanctuary was aflame in red as a sign of the mighty work of the...

Yesterday in worship we observed the Twenty-second Sunday after Pentecost and joined blind Bartimaeus in crying out, “Jesus, show me mercy!” The Teacher, the Son of David, our once and future King, shows us the fullness of God’s mercy that fills our spiritual and physical...