CHURCH IS NOW OPEN FOR IN-PERSON SERVICES
10:00 AM See you there!!
We will be open for EASTER!!!
9:30 am at Hope Church and 11:00 am at Faith Church.
Please come join in the celebration of Christ’s Resurrection!!!
In-Person Worship Returns March 7 at Hope We will resume in-person worship Sunday March 7. We will continue providing the safest environment as possible…social distancing and sanitizing surfaces. We continue to ask folks to wear masks.
• Do you miss the inspiring piano music of Dwight and Theresa? Come that Sunday to heighten your worship. Also, through the month of March we will mix in special touches of music where possible to add inspiration to your worship experience.
• Do you miss sharing in the Lord’s Supper? Come that Sunday to experience a special Lenten communion service.
• Do you miss worshiping with your beloved congregational friends? Come that Sunday to share a time of being knit-together as the family of Christ.
• Pass the word. Invite a friend. Pray with expectancy. Come with joy.
LENTEN CHURCH SERVICE SERIES:
Seven Words TO the Cross - A Lenten Series in the Gospels The Gospels record what are known as “the seven last words” of Jesus—the last phrases spoken from the Cross by Christ in the final hours of His earthly life. Consider, on the other hand, the seven words TO the Cross. Drawing upon (but not limited to) J. Ellsworth Kalas’s Lenten study (one of my preaching professors at Asbury), we want to explore the other side of the story. What did the participants and passersby speak back to the Cross? What response did Jesus’ crucifixion stir in their minds and hearts? These words form a powerful backdrop for our worship series during Lent because people down through the ages have spoken the same themes, in the same spirit, as the words spoken nearly twenty centuries ago. Through these words spoken to the Cross, we capture a revealing—sometimes uncomfortably exposing—glimpse into the human heart. Along the way, we will see from a fresh perspective what God was up to in Jesus’ crucifixion. Most of all, this series will compel us to ponder what has been our response to the Cross?
February 21 First Week in Lent “The Word of Scorn” Matthew 27:39-44 “He saved others; he cannot save himself”
February 28 Second Week in Lent “The Word of Indifference” John 19:23-27 “Rather than tearing it apart, let’s throw dice for it.”
March 7 Third Week in Lent “The Word of Faith” Luke 23:39-43 RETURN TO IN-PERSON WORSHIP “Jesus, remember me when You come into Your Kingdom.”
March 14 Fourth Week in Lent “The Word of Testimony” Mark 15: 33-39 “Truly this was God’s Son!”
March 21 Fifth Week in Lent “The Courageous Word” Mark 15:42-47 “Joseph went boldly to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus”
March 28 Sixth Week in Lent “The Futile Word” Matthew 27:62-66 “Command the tomb to be made secure”
April 4 Easter Sunday “The Triumphant Word” John 20:11-18 “I have seen the Lord!”
HOPE HOSTS A NUMBER OF COMMUNITY GROUPS
Here is a current list of the community groups that Hope hosts, primarily in our roomy Hanby Hall:
Quilters each Monday 9-2
Lions Club on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays
The Community Coffee Hour
The Canal Winchester / Lithopolis Ministerial Association on the first Thursday each Month
Other groups include VFW, American Legion, and the CW Downtown Association.
BASKETS OF HOPE
Joy has accepted, on behalf of Hope Church, for Hope to participate again in the Baskets of Hope at the Food Pantry. (See attached flyer) We have been asked to contribute towards the purchase of Teen Bibles. We should have envelopes for donations next Sunday. We will be notified when volunteers are needed to help the families assemble the baskets.
The 2021 Church Directories are now ready. They are bright green (easy to find) and I will have them laid out on the kitchen countertop if you’d like to pick one up. If you do pick them up, and can deliver to them anyone else, please do and cross your name and their names off the list accompanying the directories. Since we are not attending church it would be pretty expensive to mail these out to everyone, so I’m hoping we can get enough delivered that we don’t have to mail out too many. The mailing of these directories will be at $1.20 each, so if you can pick yours up or deliver some, please do.