Kick Off Sunday & Picnic: September 9

Kick Off Sunday is September 9!  Sanctuary Worship time will change to 11:00 a.m. Early Worship will resume at 8:30 a.m. in the Chapel Church School for children and adults will be at 9:40 a.m. After worship, it’s the Kick Off Picnic on 11th Street! Lunch will be…

September 9 is Fall Kick-off Sunday

The Hope Church Fall schedule begins Sunday, September 9. After the 11 a.m. service (note change from summer time), we will gather for our annual Kick Off Church Picnic on the church grounds. Watch for details in the September newsletter…

Poetry Corner: May 2018

While I’m sure some of you know Randy’s poetry already, others now have an opportunity to encounter a mystic poet here in our midst at Hope Church. Taking familiar words, Randy combines them in unusual ways, to draw our attention,…

Summer Worship Times

On Sunday, May 27, the summer worship time will change to 10:00 a.m. Early Worship will go on summer hiatus and will resume in the fall. There will be no Church School hour, but children ages 3 through completion of…

And Finally: May 2018

I’d like to share with you how enjoyable it has been for me to be a part of a creative process. As many of you are aware, a recent part of my Doctor of Ministry project has been the presentation…

Summer 2018 Preaching Schedule

For the past eight summers, the consistory approved an adjusted summer preaching schedule that would provide our pastors some increased workload flexibility for the summer. Adjusting the schedule gave our pastors the time and space for reading, planning for the…

Lifted Up from the Earth – Lent at Early Worship

We gathered–and greeted. We sang–and remembered. We listened–and heard. We looked–and saw. We thought–and wrote. We moved–and used our hands. We processed–and shared. We surrounded the table–and celebrated the Supper of our Lord. Through it all, we focused on the…

Easter Offering Designation

The duties of the deacons, according to the Book of Church Order, include “a ministry of mercy, service, and outreach…and care to the whole benevolence program of the church. They have charge of all gifts contributed for the benefit of…

Healing Prayer Service: March 18

Sunday, March 18 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 18. The liturgy at the 11am service will focus on the need for healing…