What does it mean to be a “teaching congregation”? This is about giving back. This is about participating in the church at large. This is about believing in the future. Starting in January we at Hope Lutheran will welcome Corey Scott as our seminary intern. Vicar Corey will be with us for one year where…

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Prayer. I’ve found myself saying much more often these days, “I’ll pray for you.” When I can’t go into the hospitals, I can’t visit the quarantined, I can’t wrap my arms around the grieving, I say “I’m praying for you.” It doesn’t seem like enough. And for that, God, I apologize.  I underestimate you and…

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This year for Advent we are helping families continue the tradition of lighting candles, both at service, and at home. Hope’s young families will receive a wreath for the lighting at home. Find each of the weeks’ readings below. Light One Candle Reading Light Two Candles Reading Light Three Candles Reading Light Four Candles Reading

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It is very hard to believe that we have already reached the month of November. The weather has shifted from warm to cool, and we are beginning to see some wet days at HopeCare. Last month, our Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten classes got to take field trips to the Apple Orchard and the Pumpkin Patch. They…

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I miss singing. There is something about singing that releases emotions and calms fears. As we continue to live in times of pandemic where we are not all singing in worship, churchwide has created a new hymnal! An article about the hymns of   lament seemed appropriate for these times. I don’t know if we will…

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The kingdom of God is like… Maybe the kingdom of God is like a birthday party where there are lots of balloons and sprinkles. Or maybe it is like a pampered spa day! Or the   kingdom of God is like a day full of Dad Jokes or puppy videos. Or maybe the kingdom of God…

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With the return of school, HopeCare has officially started their new school year, too. Children have started in their new classrooms, and have met their new teachers! Some even have new friends to play with! One constant we have is our relationship with the Lord. Here at HopeCare, we have a wonderful chapel program called “O…

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It is the year 2020, and everything is different! How can we do “God’s Work, Our Hands” in this very different year? The Mission Committee met to discuss this question. We are excited to report a “God’s Work” challenge that everyone can do! The name of this year’s challenge is ACTS OF KINDNESS, and takes…

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HopeCare enjoyed the HOT weather this summer and is looking forward to the cool fall air. Thankfully we have remained healthy throughout the COVID-19 pandemic thus far. At this time, we have not had any cases of the virus. Teachers have been diligently cleaning toys and surfaces, ensuring that children wash their hands, and have…

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God doesn’t promise that our lives will be easy. God promises to be with us in all times; good and difficult. God doesn’t keep us from illness. God sends medical personnel and helpers to meet us in our illness, to care for us and comfort us. God doesn’t keep everyone from dying. God meets us…

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