We are half way through 2020 and who would have imagined we’d be attending church in the comfort of our home, or participating in Bible study through Zoom? While there has been much change as we conform to new ways of living while COVID-19 is active, one thing remains true – our ability to adapt…

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What is the kingdom of heaven? Is it a place where God rules? Is it the place where we go after we die? Is it something to do with here and now? Yes. Matthew uses “kingdom of heaven” instead of Mark and Luke’s “kingdom of God.” They seem to be used interchangeably but Matthew probably…

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HopeCare has not wasted any time soaking in the summer sun. Although we haven’t been able to hit up the pools, we are staying cool the old fashioned way with sprinklers and other water activities. The school age kids have gotten out on a few field trips, visiting local parks – McKennan, Riverdale and Sertoma,…

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May the peace of the Lord be with you all. I just wanted to thank you for your donations. They have helped many people in need. With all the donations we are currently feeding 45 families every week. Most of these families are not a part of the Pueblo De Dios congregation; however, the bible…

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It is Pentecost. It is the birthday of the church. Pentecost is the longest season of the church year. Pentecost Day is a red day, but the rest of the season is green. It is a season of growing. Sometimes the season of Pentecost is called “ordinary time.” This is anything but “ordinary times” but…

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The past few months have flown by. We have made it to summer time, and fortunately, this means we can spend much more time outdoors. I would like to share a special thank you to our volunteers who helped take down the old play system on the north side of the Sherman building. A new…

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Hope Lutheran Church has received notice that our donation of a second water well in Ethiopia, named Denko, has been completed and is in use. Water to Thrive sent notice of the well completion along with pictures and location statistics. Water to Thrive reports that each day, new water projects like this one, provide clean,…

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Into your hands I commend my spirit… Psalm 31:5 Here the psalmist is asking for God’s help against enemies. Jesus quotes this psalm and verse as his last words from the cross. It is a prayer. As this newsletter comes to you, we are in our second month of needing God’s help against an enemy.…

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April 29, 2020 Dear Friends, It is Easter and spring and we should be rejoicing. We have the promise of the resurrection and the peace of Christ to sooth us, yet, we are often anxious, fearful and lonely. I want you to know that you are in my prayers. We are in this together. If…

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We are now in the time between Easter and Pentecost and have shifted our focus to the book of Acts. We will be studying the early church, learning about its growth and how it overcame many challenges. This devotion is intended to help you through this time of study. Also, be sure to watch for…

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