NEWS AND EVENTS

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Ash Wednesday Worship Service February 22

Ash Wednesday Worship Service will be Wednesday, February 22, beginning at 1:00 PM.  Holy Communion will be celebrated.  Midweek Lenten services will continue each Wednesday afternoon at 1 PM. Our Lenten theme this year will focus on The Seven Last Words of Christ.  Seven times Jesus spoke from the cross and each of these seven last words still speak to us today as they remind us that the death of Christ is the clearest expression of God's redeeming love for all mankind.  Plan to join us for each of these midweek Lenten services.  And why not invite a family member, neighbor, or friend to join you!    

MEETINGS

Choir

Choir Practice Begins February 12

Choir Rehearsals will begin Sunday morning, Feb. 12, immediately following Fellowship.  We will be singing for Palm Sunday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday.  Everyone is welcome to join!

ANNOUNCEMENTS

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Socks! Sharing Our Compassion with Kids through Socks

Orphan Grain Train continues to send clothes and supplies to refugees from Ukraine.  An urgent need right now is for new socks and underwear for children who are in desperate need of these basic items.  All sizes for both boys and girls are needed.  You may drop off your donations of these and other clothing items at church until Sunday February 12th. Cash donations are also welcome.    A delivery of all donated items will be made to St. Mark’s Lutheran in Wausau, WI and will be distributed to the Orphan Grain Facility in Westfield, WI.   Thank you for opening your heart to this Ministrty.  Questions can be directed to Vicky Holbrook or Joan Hojan. 
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Weather Cancellations

Hope uses a robocall service to call members in the event of a cancellation due to bad weather or other issues. If you use a cell phone or have a blocking feature on your landline phone, please add the following number into your phone contacts so that the call doesn’t get treated as SPAM or a blocked number: 888-996-3623. Please note we are not able to include visitors in these calls. Cancellations are also posted on the home page of our website, on Channel 9 (WAOW)’s website, and on Hope’s Facebook page. Thank you!
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Food for the Flock - Volunteers Needed

A small gesture of Christian love can go a long way in telling a person or family that God loves and cares for them. It can also open doors for those who do not know Jesus as their Lord and Savior. To that end, Hope’s Outreach committee has started the new Food for the Flock ministry to provide a meal to a member of Hope or the community during a difficult time. The Outreach Committee is looking for volunteers who are willing to cook and deliver a meal on a rotational basis. There is a sign-up list on the bulletin board in the Narthex, or you may contact Melody Krugler at (832)731-3964 or via email at bkrugler@yahoo.com.
Greeters

Greeter Ministry Volunteers

We are looking for individuals/couples/ families who would willing to welcome worshipers as they enter our church building, answer any questions and make them feel welcome.  We ask that you be at your post by 9:05 AM.  We will provide some helps for you.  You will be scheduled at your convenience.  If interested, please talk with Melody Krugler or Pastor.  Thank you!

DVD Lending Library

Over the past several years, the congregation has purchased or received as gifts a variety of excellent Christian movies for children and adults.  We are making these DVD's available for our members to check out and use at home.  In an effort to keep track of these dvds/videos, we ask that when you select an item to borrow, you please fill out the card attached to it and place the card in the designated box on the library shelf.  We encourage you to keep them for only one week and then return them to the  Library “Return Basket.”  This system will hopefully help us to be good stewards in using these resources and being accountable for their whereabouts.  ENJOY!                              

MONTHLY NEWSLETTER

Hope Highlights - February, 2023

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February: Deodorant/Paper Towels