A Message of Hope. Have a great week!
Our online sermon for this week. Click here to view Pastor Enderle's sermon from the previous week.
We are very excited to welcome Jessica Finley as Hope's Director of Parish Music. Jessica replaces Ken Hill who recently retired after 25-years of dedicated service to Hope's Music Ministry.
Jessica currently serves as the Minster of Music for St. Paul Lutheran Church in McAllen, Texas; a position she has held since 2015. She, along with her husband Jon and son Asher are excited to partner with Hope in serving our Lord Jesus Christ. Jessica humbly asks for our prayers for her family as they begin the logistics of moving while finishing up the school year and for St. Paul Lutheran, as they begin their call process for a Minister of Music.
Jessica grew up in the small town of Ravensdale, Washington, a suburb of Seattle. She enjoyed reading, playing piano, camping, and being around animals. Her entire family was actively involved in the local Lutheran church, with her dad serving terms as Elder and Congregational President, and her mom active in AAL, altar guild, and volunteer opportunities. Jessica and her sister were always involved in groups such as in youth group, choir, praise band, and service projects.
Jessica graduated from Tahoma High School in 2001, then moved to sunny Southern California to attend Concordia University, Irvine. She continued to follow her passions for music and ministry by serving as Chapel Coordinator, Bible Study leader, Worship Team participant and leader, and Youth Ministry Team leader. She was also active in the university’s choir and handbells, and was fortunate to tour Brazil and many regions of the United States with these groups. She graduated in 2005 with double majors in Music (piano) and Christian Education Leadership (Director of Christian Education Ministry).
Jessica interned at, and was subsequently called to, St. Mark Lutheran Church in Phoenix, AZ as the Minister of Youth and Music. She enjoyed being involved in Confirmation, youth retreats, worship team, choir, handbells, and everything in between. It was during this time that she met her husband, Jon. They were married on April 11, 2008.
In 2009, Jessica transitioned to teaching in the public school system. She taught the 1st and 5th-8th grades in south Phoenix. During this time she continued to volunteer at her local church as a praise band member and substitute worship leader.
In the spring of 2015, St. Paul McAllen called her to serve as their Minister of Music.
In their spare time, Jessica and Jon enjoy playing games, watching movies, and seeing the various sights of Texas. Jon loves watching football, and continues to hold out hope that his Buffalo Bills will one day win a Super Bowl. Jessica would NEVER point out to him that her hometown Seattle Seahawks have already won the Super Bowl….no, never...
Hope's Vacation Bible School returns June 19-22, 2023.
Stellar VBS rockets kids on an out-of-this-world adventure that’s light years of faith-building fun. Kids will launch on a cosmic quest where they’ll have a blast shining Jesus’ light to the world! Click here for more information and to register for this "out of this world" learning experience coming to Hope this summer
We are excited to once again extend the blessings of our on-site pantry by providing Easter dinner (including ham and sides) for Hope members in need of a holiday meal. If you or someone you know would like to receive an Easter dinner, please place your request by 12:00 noon, Monday, April 3 for pickup or delivery on Thursday April 6th.
Contact Sandy Barber; 920-923-4741 or Stacey Moen; 920-929-4082 to place your order today!
Lesson 12 of our Year 3 Catechism class instruction is available online for those who missed the class or want to review the materials at a later date. Click here to view Lesson 12.
We are offering Six 30-40 minute Midweek Lenten Services beginning Ash Wednesday. Services are at Noon and 6:30 p.m.
See You in Church.
We have organized a Food Drive for the Lenten Season. Your contributions will allow us to keep our Pantry of Hope generously stocked for people in need who turn to us for help. Donation sheets will be available at the Welcome Center in the Narthex February 18/19. The sheets feature 40 items that are in popular demand. Collect products throughout the Lenten season and return your donation to the Welcome Center the weekend of Palm Sunday, April 1/2. Monetary gifts are also greatly appreciated.
Hope Preschool and 4K is now accepting enrollment registrations for the 2023-24 school year. Visit the Hope Preschool & 4K web page for additional information as well as to download the registration form.
One of the beautiful things about being a Christian is that you are not alone. God intentionally
connects you with other believers and one of the reasons is so we can strengthen and encourage each other. One of the ways we do this is by bearing each other’s burdens. We are instructed to do this as the rest of verse 2 says: “and so fulfill the law of Christ.” God desires of us and He yearns for us to be there for others.
Throughout our lives we have trials in our lives that impact us in different and sometimes profound ways. We may find ourselves overwhelmed with distress or despair and have a need to unburden ourselves. Ultimately Christ is the One who unburdens us and gives us His peace.
As fellow Christians, we are called to help those in need. To listen, to pray, to support them, and show them the love of Christ. That is Hope’s 6:2 Ministry. Tim, Carla, Stacey, and Cathy are here to do just that between Sunday services. If you would like another time to visit, one of us will call you.
Lastly, we want you to know that this ministry does not replace the care you would receive from our Pastor.
Do you need a burden carried? Fill out one of the 6:2 Ministry cards located on the Literature Tables at the back of the Sanctuary and give it to Pastor or drop it in the offering basket.
Walking with you in Christ, Tim, Carla, Stacey, and Cathy.
Did you know Hope has a Martha Ministry? It is an opportunity to serve members of Hope who may need help with meals for a few days after being hospitalized or just want or need a home-cooked meal once in a while. Hope members volunteer to make a meal and deliver it to the home. Are you interested in preparing a meal? Have you been released from the hospital?
Do you need help with meals? Please contact Katherine Enderle at 608-343-1047 (call or text) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Follow us online for access to sermons and Messages of Hope devotions. Videos of each are posted weekly on our YouTube channel and can be found on the home page of our website as well as our Facebook and Instagram social media channels.
For those who do not have internet access, Weekly Sermon and Message of Hope DVD videos can be checked out from the church office. Call the church office at 920-922-5130 with any questions you may have.
Follow our Facebook page where you will find daily posts devotional posts as well.
You are able to send your offerings through electronic transfer. One-time or reoccurring payments can be setup using either a checking/savings account or a credit card. All transactions are secured and completed through GivePlus and Vanco Payment Systems. This service also allows members to electronically make their MRD from their 401. Select “Give” on the church website to get started.
Are you or someone you know in need of a ride to Hope Lutheran Church to attend worship
services at no cost to you? The Board of Outreach is offering cab fare to and from Hope for any of our worship services for those in need. Please contact Quality Cab at 920-929-8888 for a ride.
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