Outdoor Worship, July 12 – 8:30 AM
Worship with us AT HOPE, on Sunday, July 12 for outdoor worship in our parking lot! Join Hope’s House Band for festive worship, congregational singing, Holy Communion, and gathering in person as the people of Hope for the first time since March 15. A number of parking spots will be reserved for those who wish to remain in their vehicles with windows cracked or who will participate through the radio at 101.9 FM. You may also grab some chairs from home to sit with those in your household. We will have guidelines & processes in place that will include the following:¨ IF you plan to remain in your vehicle throughout the worship, you can reserve a prime up-front parking spot by calling the church office 547-1850 (limited prime spots available… first call, first reserved!)
¨ Ushers will direct parking, hand out bulletins, and pre-sealed communion elements.
¨ Physical distancing of at least 6 feet will be maintained from other households.
¨ Masks Up! We respectfully ask that if you gather outside your vehicle, you wear a mask.
¨ Please refrain from Handshakes and Hugs with those outside your household.
¨ Offering will be received by ushers as you exit the parking lot.
For those who choose to remain home, the outdoor worship on July 12 will be broadcast live from the parking lot on www.leechlaketv.org Leech Lake TV channel 21.5, and KQKK 101.9 FM radio. We are excited to offer this opportunity in July and keep posted for other outdoor worship and communion service opportunities.
Are you using Hope’s online directory?
Hope Lutheran’s online congregational directory has been up and running for about a year and a half. We’ve received very favorable response from those who have been using it. Folks who have downloaded the app to their phone have found it to be incredibly convenient having the directory at their fingertips everywhere they go! If you haven’t yet logged on, please check it out. If you don’t have your password, or need instructions on downloading the app to your device, please contact the church office. You can call or send an email to email@example.com. When you download the app, please make sure your device is set to receive notifications from the directory program. When we cancelled worship due to bad weather in December, we were able to notify many people instantly on their devices by using this feature of our online directory. Also, remember that you can update your directory info and photo anytime you want. It’s simple to do!
The Hope Lutheran “RECIPES FROM THE HEART” CENTENNIAL COOKBOOK is here and available for sale for $12 each. Great gifts for any occasion.
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.