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Newsletters

April 2019 – Spirit of Hope

Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Alleluia! Words that will be echoed in parishes around the world. A bold proclamation of what we as Christians believe to be true. Through Jesus’ death, burial, and resurrection, Jesus paid the penalty for our sins, thus purchasing for all who believe in him eternal life in Christ…

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March 2019 – Spirit of Hope

We are embarking on another journey through Lent. It’s a period of 40 days (not including the Sundays) in between Ash Wednesday and Easter Sunday. It’s reminiscent of the 40 years the Israelites wandered in the wilderness, the 40 days Jesus spent in the wilderness. In fact, Lent can be an opportunity to wander in…

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What is love? – February Newsletter

What is Love? It’s February, we’ve got to talk about love, right? Valentine’s Day has been our constant reminder since the day after Christmas. Retailers won’t let the world forget to tell that special someone they are loved. Valentine’s Day has been around for a long time. One resource shares that ‘in the 18th-century, England…

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Merry Christmas – January Newsletter

It is, after all, still the Christmas season in the church. Even so, I imagine your Christmas festivities are wrapping up. Perhaps some of you are relieved that it’s over. Others may be sad to see the decorations packed back into their boxes for another year. However you’re feeling about the season, about the new…

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Waiting for Christmas – December Newsletter

Waiting for Christmas Eagerly I wait! That’s what I love about this time of year. The anticipation that Christmas Eve and Christmas Day will soon be here. What I especially enjoy is the time leading up to the BIG DAY. As a parish pastor, there is a lot that goes into preparing for the celebration…

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Make time for resting – November Newsletter

Holy Cow!! (Don’t worry, there’s not another survey coming your way.) It’s been a busy Fall here at Hope. The surveys have come in (thank you!) and the pledge cards are coming in (there’s still time). Not to mention the fall sports and school commitments. Do you have your Halloween costume yet? Have you made…

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October Newsletter

LET US DO GOOD! October! How is that possible? Where has the time gone? Summer over. School back in session. Fall upon us. Wow! What a whirlwind! At least that is what it has felt like when I sat down to write this article. What I enjoy most about this time of year is seeing…

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September 2018

Holy Cow!!! It’s almost time for the CAT!! And we need your help! Let me explain… Having completed much of our current strategic plan (yay!), it’s time to look to the future and consider what’s next for Hope as we seek to steward our relationships, resources and gifts. The council has decided to enlist the…

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August 2018

This Changes Everything! What an awesome experience I had the pleasure of sharing with 14 other Hope LutheranChurch youth, chaperones, and staff in Houston, Texas. The ELCA National Youth Gathering didn’t disappoint! Along with 31,000 brothers and sisters in Christ, the Lutherans took over the city. What a gathering we had for God! The National…

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Who is my neighbor – July 2018

Who is my neighbor?” That was the theme for synod assembly this year. As such, we heard a variety of reflections on the Good Samaritan story (Luke 10:25-37). Whether you’ve never read it, or you’ve heard it a million times, take a look. It’s a good story with a lot of depth that unfortunately can…

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