Hope Weekly

Yesterday in worship we observed the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost and rejoiced in the fullness of God’s spiritual blessings. They all come to us, regularly and abundantly, through the Lord Jesus Christ. Check out this description Paul gives in his Epistle to the Ephesians:you were...

Yesterday in worship we observed the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost and directed our attention to the Supremacy of Christ. Since Jesus was willing to die for the salvation of the world, and since He is the firstborn from the dead, He is worthy of first...

Happy United States Flag Day!Yesterday in worship we observed the Third Sunday after Pentecost and reflected on “Longing and Fulfillment.” Our present longings are deep and persistent. St. Paul describes it as groaning and being weighed down. The burden of earthly life is leading to...

New lights going up in the sanctuary. Joe Keller is hard at work, pulling new wire, removing old lights and installing the new one. Swing by and say Hi....

Yesterday in worship we observed the Sixth Sunday of Easter on Mother’s Day. The two themes came together through the Gospel reading of John 15 as Jesus taught us about love that endures. In the created order established by God, that love is primarily conveyed...

Yesterday in worship we observed the Fifth Sunday of Easter and rallied around this theme: “The One who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.” What a powerful message to repeat to ourselves over and over! While the devil...

Yesterday in worship we observed Good Shepherd Sunday, which is always the Fourth Sunday of Easter. Whether you realize it or not, everyone needs a shepherd, specifically the one named Jesus. His sacrificial love moves Him to lay down His life for helpless, defenseless sheep....

Yesterday in worship we observed my 55th birthday. Wait, that doesn’t sound right. While I appreciated all the prayers and good wishes, the actual focus was on the Third Sunday of Easter. The risen Christ appears to His disciples after Easter with His peace, His...

Yesterday in worship we observed the Second Sunday of Easter. Along with witnessing the risen Christ who confirms our faith, we heard the report of how the first Easter Christians lived as the community of believers. Their unity was striking, their generosity was striking, their...

Today is Easter Monday—Celebrate!Yesterday in worship we observed the Resurrection of Our Lord with Easter Sunday. It was a tremendous time of rejoicing with happy people, a flowering cross, meaningful music,  and the world-changing, life-transforming proclamation that HE IS RISEN. (Oh, and delicious breakfast, too.)...