23 Nov This week at Hope 11/22/2021
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 glory so that we can always trust His commands, His promises, His leading, and His direction. Submitting to Christ our King, we are prepared for the dawning of a new day, a new church year, and eternal life with Him who loves us and gave Himself for us.
We also praise the Lord that our new sister Sanaz Fathi was brought yesterday into the kingdom of Christ through Holy Baptism. The Holy Spirit has been at work to lead Sanaz to saving faith, to Hope, and into our family of believers. May God continue to bless her journey!
Thanksgiving Eve services are this Wednesday at 11:30 am and 6:30 pm. Choose the time that works best for you and enter the presence of the Lord with gratitude.
The season of Advent starts next Sunday. That will also be the deadline for orders of Christmas flowers in the church. Poinsettias are $10 each; white roses are $3.50 per stem. You can fill out the form at the church.
Opportunity to help—our sister Olive Seko is looking for work with housecleaning. If you, or a family member, or a friend, or a neighbor could use some help around the house, please consider contacting Olive. Her number is 737-202-0840.
The Lord has supplied each of us generously with daily provision. I encourage you to make regular and faithful Offerings at Hope in faith and gratitude for God’s loving care. Here are three ways to do that:
• In-person at the offering plate;
• On the church website by the Give with Us button;
• Through the Vanco mobile app GivePlus.
Scripture readings for next Sunday—Jeremiah 33:14-16; 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13; Luke 21:25-36.
Birthdays—11/23 Bill Martino, Elmo Miertschin
“To the One who loves us and freed us from our sins by His blood, who made us a kingdom, priests to His God and Father—to Him be glory and power forever and always. Amen.” Revelation 1