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HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH is seeking a maintenance custodian to work 10-12 hours per week on general maintenance and cleaning. Pick up a complete job description and application in the church office, or email hope-michelle@arvig.net.

VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED TO HELP WITH CLEANING on Fridays, with tasks such as vacuuming, wiping down tables and windows. Sign up on the bulletin board across from the church office if you can help!

Strikepoint Handbell Concert

Thursday, July 25th at 7:00 p.m. at Hope Lutheran

Come and hear one of the top handbell ensembles in the country, as they stop at Hope on their 2019 tour for a performance at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 25th. Strikepoint has toured extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Hawaii, Hong Kong, Japan, England, Scotland, Wales and Sweden. This 11-person ensemble plays six octaves of bells and promises a high-energy, fun-filled concert. Freewill offering. Invite a friend! Visit www.strikepoint.com to learn more.

Help with Memorial Garden, Thursday mornings

If you enjoy fresh air and don’t mind getting your hands dirty, come and help tend the Memorial Flower Garden, any Thursday morning beginning at 9:00 am

Free Community Meal

Donna's Cowboy Chicken

Wednesday, July 24th at 5:30 pm

Everyone welcome!

Hope Golf Scramble - Sunday, August 4th

Join us for some fun on the greens! The Hope Lutheran Annual Golf Scramble will be held on Sunday, August 4th at Tianna Country Club. The format will be a 9-hole simple scramble, followed by Tianna’s Burger Bar!

Check in at 2:15 with a 3:00 shotgun start.

Cost

•$40 per person (for non-members of Tianna) covers green fee, cart & meal

•$25 per person for Tianna members

•$15 per person for Tianna members with own cart

•$15 for dinner only (if you don’t golf. Every guest who has a meal must pay)

You can form a team, or we will put you on a four-person team. All golfers and anyone coming for the meal must sig n up no later than August 1st. There will be prizes and lots of laughter!

LECTIONARY BIBLE STUDY—Join the pastors at noon on Tuesdays at May Creek Lodge for discussion on the upcoming Sunday’s scripture. No advanced prep or special materials required. Just join in whenever you are able!

WORSHIP WITH OUR NEIGHBORS LIVING IN ASSISTED CARE—Each month Pastor Dave holds communion services at Hillcrest and May Creek. You are invited to add your voice to our song and praise! Join them at Hillcrest on July 16th at 1:00 P.M.., and at May Creek on July 17th—Cottages at 11:00 and Lodge at 12:30.

Volunteer coordinator needed for Community Meal

The Board of Outreach is seeking a Volunteer Coordinator for the community meal, on the fourth Wednesday of each month, serving at 5:30 p.m. Duties include:

Making sure there are enough volunteers each month and recruiting more if necessary

Providing oversite and direction to the volunteers serving and cleaning up

If you could help in this capacity, please leave a message in the church office, or talk to Board of Outreach Chair, Pat Roush.

VOLUNTEERS WANTED TO HELP WITH A/V during worship services. The task involves advancing the slides during service. No technical skills required, just the ability to follow along and push a key to advance the slides being projected on the screens. If you are interested please talk to Jill Anderson, or leave a message in the office.

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 three years, the Endowment Committee has reviewed applications and awarded funds to the Food Box Ministry, to support visiting speakers and a seminary student, to Faith in Action for Cass County’s transportation and home repair programs, to a family in need, to support Youth Ministry projects, 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.

Endowment Gift envelopes are located in the brochure racks at either end of the sanctuary doors. In each envelope is a postcard you can use to tell someone you have made a gift to Endowment in their honor for a birthday, anniversary or other special occasion. Along with your holiday giving, consider a gift to the Endowment Fund today.

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

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.

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