Health Ministry: The Milky Way

Your Body: Fantabulous “….awesomely and wonderfully made….” The night the first Americans landed on the moon, we lay in our sleeping bags atop a clipped-off peak of a Montana mountain. Not having seen another person during a three day climb,…

Health Equipment Update

There is the following equipment available for temporary use at no cost: Wheelchairs, cushions, canes, crutches, commodes, shower chairs, raised toilet seats. Call the church office or email gclark@hopechurchrca.org for availability. If you have any equipment borrowed that is not…

Healing Prayer Service: March 26

Sunday, March 26 11:00 a.m. in the Sanctuary There will be a healing prayer service as part of our 11:00 AM Worship Service on Sunday, March 26. The liturgy at the 11am service will focus on the need for healing…

A Gland Orchestra!

What’s a gland? Can’t tell you. It’s not a thing. You can only know a gland in your body by what it does. One internet site calls your body an “ORCHESTRA”. It has a Producer. Hypothalamus is the size of…

Support Groups of the Community

Support groups are organizations of people who share a common challenge, who meet together to discuss their experiences, share ideas, and provide emotional support for one another. Usually a support group is led by a member who has had some…

Are You Kidneying Me?

YES! DEFINITELY! Because we humans are pathetically under-informed of their importance! They are not just little kidney beans that create pee! These twins, located on either side of the spine at the lowest level of the rib cage, are each…

It’s Really an Organ?!

Your Body: Fantabulous “….awesomely and wonderfully made….” A moody teenage boy wrestling with skin concerns said, “I hate my skin!” Father, “Then take it off.” Son, “That’s stupid, everything would fall out!” Father, “So live with it.” So we do,…

Holland Hospital Physician Lecture Series: Dec. 8

Local Ear, Nose & Throat surgeon (and Hope Church member) Peter Hoekman will be discussing the evaluation and management of thyroid masses and cancers as part of the Holland Hospital Physician Lecture Series. “Thyroid Nodules, Cancers and Treatment,” Thursday December…

Does Your Liver Quiver?

Your Body: Fantabulous “….awesomely and wonderfully made….” A patron at a meat counter stared at some beef livers, said sourly, “I can’t stand to think that I’ve something like those just laying around inside my gut!” I should have said…

Health Ministry: A Faithful Fist!

That identifies the Heart that has beat in all of us since well before birth and faithfully functions until our last breath. It is a boneless fist of pulsating muscle. We can feel its rhythm at times, mostly during exertion,…