Hope Weekly

Yesterday in worship we observed the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost in the fellowship of faith. We heard the Good News that the Good Shepherd finds and reclaims His lost sheep. Jesus loves sinners who can be restored to God’s grace and reformed for purposeful life....

Yesterday in worship we observed the Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost and gained powerful motivation for life with Jesus. Building on the foundation of God’s freely-given mercy and forgiveness in Christ, our attention and focus are on “the city that is still to come.” In the...

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...