New picture directory underway!
The Picture Directory Committee is moving forward with an exciting new project to help the family of Hope keep connected. Software has been chosen and we are ready to begin creating Hope’s online picture directory. Hope members will be able to access the directory online and also have the capability to update their own household info and photo whenever needed. Come and see a presentation in the Fellowship Hall on Sunday, August 12th to learn about this project and how to submit your photo and info.
For those who prefer to avoid doing any of this online; don’t panic! There will be paper and pencil forms available to submit your info, and also opportunities upcoming to have a casual photo snapped by one of Hope’s amateur photographers.
There will be no charge to use the online directory; printed copies of the directory will be available for purchase.
Summer Food Boxes
Each summer, Hope Lutheran Church provides boxes of food to needy families in the community. The list of families with children has been created, and Cass County Public Health and Social Service workers are ready to deliver our summer food boxes! We will be setting up in the Fellowship Hall on Wednesday, August 8th at 5:30 pm. Mike and Evon will be directing the folding/creating of the cardboard boxes (some assembly required).
Food will be delivered by 10 AM Thursday August 9th. Volunteers are needed to help pack the boxes. We expect to be ready for social service pickup by 1PM. Thanks again to Mark McKenna and Super One for making this possible. We will begin filling boxes immediately.
Please consider supporting this ministry with your time and or your financial support. Any checks should be made payable to Hope Lutheran, designated to “food boxes”.
Free Pork Loin Dinner
Wednesday, August 22nd at 5:30 p.m.
100th Anniversary: Committee Volunteers Needed
Find a calendar for next year (2019) and mark Hope’s 100th Anniversary on June 29 & 30th, 2019! We are forming committees to help plan the various aspects of the weekend. Pick a committee and get involved in this fabulous celebration of the first 100 years of Hope!
Help tend the Memorial Garden
Don your sunhats, garden gloves and any garden tools. We meet every Thursday morning 9:00 a.m. until around 11:00 a.m. It is fun in the sun! Everyone welcome.
How do you plan to leave a legacy?
The Hope Lutheran Church Endowment Fund was established in 1984 as a permanent fund in which to receive gifts and bequests to the Church. Earnings from the Fund may be used for purposes tied to the mission of Hope Lutheran Church not related to normal operating or capital expenses. Over the past two years, the Endowment Committee has reviewed applications and awarded funds to the Food Box Ministry, to support a seminary student, to Faith in Action for Cass County’s transportation program, to a family in need, and to the Phebe Project. Organizations, individuals and church programs may apply and funds may be awarded at any time during the year. The Endowment Grant application is available in the Church Office.
As a Christian you are the caretaker of unique gifts – your time, your talent, your loved ones, and the financial resources given to you by God. One way to steward these gifts wisely is through contributions to the Endowment Fund, which will strengthen our mission and ministry today and in the years to come. There are several options for contributing.
Give Now: To provide immediate support for Hope Lutheran Church’s ministry and mission through the Endowment, you can make a cash gift at any time. You can make a one-time gift, one that renews each year, or give as a memorial or for a special event like a birthday or anniversary, or as part of year-end tax planning. Send a check to the Hope Lutheran Church with “Endowment” indicated on the memo line.
Give Later: Planned giving is another way to invest in the Endowment Fund. With planned giving, your legacy gift is received upon your death. Planned giving can be done through wills and bequests, life insurance and annuities, stocks, bonds, mutual Funds and real estate. Contact an Endowment Committee Member for information.
Your legacy is welcomed regardless of its amount. Contributions of all sizes continue working for Hope’s mission forever. Gifts or bequests to the Endowment Fund should not be considered in lieu of a member’s annual contributions for the current financial needs of the congregation.
The Endowment Committee also sponsored the recent visiting speaker, Dr. Mary Jane Haemig from Luther Seminary, and hopes to promote similar events in the future. Endowment Gift envelopes are located in the brochure racks at either end of the sanctuary doors. Consider a gift to the Endowment Fund today.
Every Sunday at 8:30 a.m, listeners at home can tune their radios to 101.9 FM and hear Hope Lutheran’s worship broadcast live from our sanctuary. This service is greatly appreciated by those who cannot be with us in person due to health, weather or other conflicts. Individual donors make this ministry possible. The cost of each weekly broadcast is $75. You may sponsor a broadcast (or be a co-sponsor for $40) in memory or honor of a loved one or special event on the Sunday of your choice. Your dedication will be listed in the Sunday bulletin and announced over the air. Sign up on the bulletin board across from the church office, or call 547-1850.
NEED A NAME TAG? Everyone is encouraged to wear your name tag during worship… it helps us all become acquainted with those we don’t know. If you don’t have a name tag, contact the church office
Lectionary Bible Study
Join Pastor Matt or Pastor Bob on Tuesdays at noon in the double classroom for discussion on the upcoming Sunday’s scripture. No advanced prep or special materials required. Just join in as often as you are able.
Prayer Shawls Available
Is there someone in your life who you would literally like to wrap up in prayer? Giving the gift of a prayer shawl is a wonderful way to do that. Prayer shawls are available at no cost. They have been knit or crocheted with prayer by members of the Hope community. You can request a prayer shawl in the church office.
WOULD YOU LIKE TO SPONSOR FLOWERS FOR WORSHIP?
We welcome flowers from your own garden, or you can order them through the church office. Sign up for the date of your choice on the bulletin board across from the church office.