26 Jul This week at Hope 7/26/2021
Yesterday in worship we observed the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost and saw Jesus walking on the water for a direct encounter with us. He gets up close and personal to calm our storms and take away our fear, AND He is willing to grant healing to all who come to Him. Miracles do happen, when and where God pleases. Even better is the daily sustenance of Christ’s grace that encourages us in faith.
In our Adult Discipleship class, we wrapped up our video-based discussions, with this concluding one about Simplifying Life. This coming Sunday we will begin a study of The Epistle of James!
The Ladies of Hope will soon be gathering to celebrate “Summer in the USA”. All women are invited to this annual Summer Salad Supper on Tuesday, August 3, at 5:30 pm in the Friendship Hall. Please bring a salad to share and a thought about a favorite Summer Memory. Drinks and Desserts will be provided. Sign up at the Welcome Center at church or call 512-517-4413.
The next reading for Hope’s Book Club is Being Mortal, by Atul Gawande. This captivating read provides a perceptive approach for making decisions in response to disease, illness, incapacity, and the latter days of our earthly life. Talk to Pastor Heckmann if you would like to get a copy. Book Club will meet on August 4 and August 18, 1:00 to 2:30 pm, in Hope Harbor.
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—Exodus 16:2-15; Ephesians 4:1-16; John 6:22-35.
Birthdays—7/29 Cable Olson; 7/31 Alton Mutschink
Anniversaries—7/27 Miles & Mary Whiteaker
“Glory to God, who is able to do far beyond all that we could ask or imagine by His power at work within us” Ephesians 3