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A Message from Pastor Bob

As we near Thanksgiving I recalled a piece I wrote for the St. Dysmas newsletter while I was Pastor inside the South Dakota State Penitentiary. I titled it, “Reflections on the worst day of my life…” Ironically my family, as well as friends who know me well, think I make a valid point but also…

HopeCare Happenings

Hope Care has been busy adding new friends, families, and teachers to our program. Infants are having fun while working on sitting and rolling! Amber and Caroline are doing a fantastic job keeping those babies happy and healthy! Mobiles are moving and shaking with Katie and Donna! They certainly keep the balance of individual needs…

A Message from Pastor Bob

What’s so important? Reportedly, former U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower once said: “I have two kinds of problems: the urgent and the important. The urgent are not important, and the important are never urgent.” Those of us who remember when Dwight Eisenhower was president also recall the pace of life was slow motion compared to…

Pick a Pumpkin!

All HopeCare classrooms are participating in a pumpkin decorating contest. Members and HopeCare families are invited to submit a vote for their favorite. Pumpkins will be on display, beginning Friday, Oct. 8. Voting ends Sunday, Oct. 24.  

Lessons in Faith

I had just left an appointment with our youngest son, Baereht, and was waiting for valet. While we were standing there, I was observing a family with a little boy who was ill and hooked up to all sorts of lines and his dad was pushing him around in a fun cart. They had stopped…

HopeCare Happenings

HopeCare continues to grow our program in a positive direction. We have several new staff and new families joining our program on a regular basis. We will start a new HopeCare Morning Preschool program this Sept. It is separate from our Perfectly Preschool Childcare space for 3,4, and 5’s, and will be offered to HopeCare…

A Message from Vicar Corey

It is hard to believe summer is already winding down. August provides time to reflect on the activities of our busy summer months, whether we are a camper, or enjoyed going (or still may be heading out) on a vacation; or running the kids around for sports and time at the pool, but August also…

A Message from Pastor Bob

“I’m going on an Honor Flight, would you like to go as a Guardian?,” Dad asked.  That is how  I spent two days in Washington DC with my Dad, along with 120 other WWII Vets and Guardians (who assist with meals, wheelchairs and as needed).  It was moving to have people stop what they were…

A Message from Pastor Bob

At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. The earth shook, and the rocks were split.  Matthew 27:51 In Matthew’s story of the crucifixion the temple curtain was torn in two, symbolizing God’s will for humankind was fully revealed in Jesus Christ. There are times on our…

HopeCare Happenings

This April has given HopeCare a real taste of Spring. From infants to school age, we have all been able to enjoy the April weather outside. I would like to thank all Hope Lutheran members and HopeCare families who helped with church property clean up and painting. We have received so many compliments about how…