Noisy Offering For Christmas Food Boxes
Sunday, November 11th
Lighten up your purse and clean off the dresser top. The kids of Hope will be taking a noisy offering for the Christmas Food Boxes during worship on Sunday, November 11th. Bring your spare change and help make a joyful noise as we fight hunger in our community.
Ngong Road, November 18
On Sunday, November 18th, we will be welcoming back Friends of Ngong Road, one of Hope Lutheran’s ministry partners who provide education opportunities for children in Nairobi, Kenya who have lost parents to AIDS. Come and hear their inspiring message about the lives that have been transformed! CRAFTS handmade by the people of Nairobi will be available for sale.
Free Community Meal
Wednesday, November 28th at 5:30 p.m.
HOPE LUTHERAN is responsible for staffing the Walker Area Food Shelf on Tuesdays during November & December. We need volunteers from 11:00-3:00 on Nov 20, from 3:00-7:00 on Nov 27, from 11:00-3:00 on Dec 4, 11 & 18. If you will take a shift, sign up on the bulletin board across from the church office or call 547-1850.
Give Thanks and Give Back
November Thrivent Food Shelf Challenge!
Help us collect 500 items for the Food Shelf
Hope Lutheran is participating in a food drive challenge which gives us the opportunity to win a $500 grant for the Walker Area Food Shelf. If we can collect 500 non-perishable grocery items by November 30th, we can apply for one of sixty $500 grants being given. The first 60 organizations to apply after collecting 500 items will win a grant! You may leave your food shelf items in the Fellowship Hall at Hope Lutheran, or at the Walker Thrivent office.
Christmas Food Boxes
In this month of giving thanks for feasts, friends and family, we remember those less fortunate. We are beginning planning for this year’s Christmas Food Box project. Hope Lutheran will put together boxes of groceries which will be delivered to needy households in our community by the social workers and public health nurses of Cass County Human Services. The boxes will be assembled in the Fellowship Hall on December 13th. You can support this project with a donation made payable to Hope Lutheran, marked “food box”. And bring your spare change to worship for the Food Box Noisy Offering on November 11th. Included with the food boxes are quilts and also fleece tie blankets for children. We have many tie blanket kits which need to be assembled this month. If you’d like to put one together, you can pick up a kit from the classroom nearest the fireplace in the Fellowship Hall.
Season of Hope Christmas Concert Fundraiser
Saturday, December 1st at 7:00 p.m. at Hope Lutheran
Enjoy your favorite Christmas songs, old and new, performed by local musicians. Freewill offering will go toward gifts for “Toys for Kids” which will be purchased by the Youth of Hope
Sloppy Joes & Christmas Caroling
Sunday, December 2nd
The Board of Fellowship invites you to join us after worship (around 11:45 a.m.) for a sloppy joe lunch followed by Christmas caroling around the town.
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!
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 the pastors on Tuesdays at noon at May Creek Lodge 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.