23 Nov This week at Hope 11/23/2020
Yesterday in worship we observed the Last Sunday in the Church Year. Our focus was on being well-prepared for Christ’s return. That means being attentive to the signs of the times and letting the word of Christ dwell in us richly for faithful perseverance. As we heard Jesus speak through Matthew’s Gospel, though, it is the Lord Himself who prepares us for Judgment Day. God established His kingdom for us “before the world began.” And Jesus has perfectly demonstrated what kingdom life means, as He feeds the hungry and clothes the naked and visits the sick, etc. That’s you and me! As we take refuge in Christ and as we rely on His perfect character, there is no fear in standing before the Lord. The King says to us, “Come, you who will receive good things from My Father.”
The church begins a new Church Year with the First Sunday in Advent this Sunday, November 29.
Thanksgiving Eve Worship is this Wednesday, November 25, at 11:30 am. Take a break and join with your Hope family to bow before the Lord with gratitude. The service will also be livestreamed and available for later viewing.
Now is the time to place your order to contribute to the beauty of our Christmas worship. Order forms for holiday flowers are available at the church. Poinsettias are $9.00 and Roses are $3.50 per bud. Deadline for ordering is Wednesday, December 2.
Movie on the Trail is scheduled for Friday, December 4, 6:30 to 8:30 pm. The feature presentation will be, “The Grinch”. Fun for the family and the whole community!
Hope Voters Assembly is set for Sunday, December 6, at 11:45 am. We will elect officers for 2021 and also vote on our annual Mission Grant recipients.
Scripture readings for Sunday—Isaiah 64:1-9; 1 Corinthians 1:3-9; Mark 13:24-37.
Birthdays—11/23 Bill Martino, Elmo Miertschin
“Inherit the kingdom that was prepared for you before the world began.” Matthew 25