08 Mar This week at Hope 3/8/2021
Yesterday in worship we observed the Third Sunday in Lent and turned our attention to Jesus’ cleansing of the Temple in Jerusalem. Passion for His Father’s house moved Him to action to restore the holiness of God’s sanctuary. Jesus wanted nothing to hinder people from coming into true and full fellowship with the Lord. Learning from Christ and following in His way, we are passionate to know and worship God, to adhere to his true and saving word, and to show genuine care and kindness to people. As our passion is lived, we are a church that radiates joy and peace and health and faithfulness.
Midweek Lent service is again this Wednesday at 11:30 am. This is another opportunity to have your passion kindled for life in Jesus’ name. The focus this week is on the Lord’s Prayer as we return to the Catechism for helpful counsel. The offering will be designated for Mobile Loaves and Fishes.
Financial Peace University is launching today! This is a nine-lesson online course that provides a proven plan to pay off debt, save for emergencies, and build wealth. You can try it free for 14 days—it could be the best investment you will ever make. Carl Repp is facilitating on behalf of Hope and can answer any questions you may have. If not for yourself, consider inviting family and neighbors to participate.
A vital Workshop for Caregivers will be offered by Deaconess Sharon and Eileen Klein on Tuesday, March 23, and Tuesday, March 30. You can attend either in-person or by Zoom. Helpful tools and support will be provided for anyone caring for a loved one at home. The Workshop will meet from 2-4 pm for both sessions. Contact Deaconess Sharon to register.
Scripture readings for Sunday—Numbers 21:4-9; Ephesians 2:1-10; John 3:14-21.
Birthdays—(overlooked) 2/27 Malcom Betts, one year old!; (overlooked) 3/3 Joshua Galloway, one year old!; 3/9 Kenneth Harkey; 3/13 JoEllyn Silguero
“The message of the cross…is the power of God for those of us who are being saved.” 1 Corinthians 1