FOURTH SUNDAY IN LENT
March 22, 2020
The Story: David-From Shepherd to King
Who do you think is in charge of the world? You? COVID-19? God? In this weekend’s message from The Story, we’ll take a look at how David’s answer to that question absolutely informed and shaped how he approached the Philistine giant named Goliath. Everyone else was terrified, but David somehow had the courage to face the giant, and it wasn’t just because of his slingshot. You can watch the message and the rest our online video worship experience any time starting Sunday at 8:00 AM by clicking HERE!
OUR READINGS - 1 Samuel 17:41-50; John 14:9-14
Hope events have been cancelled until further notice. Hope Church will have limited business hours during this time. Please do not hesitate to call and leave a voicemail or email the church office with any prayer requests or updates.
SUNDAY SCHOOL AND CHILDREN'S CHURCH STORY RESOURCES AVAILABLE ONLINE!
Parents you have a great opportunity to have special times with your children reading and discussing The Story each week together as a family. Click http://hopeseattle.org/the-story/ for coloring sheets, videos and family talk sheets. Sermons will also be available online each week.
EASTER LILIES FOR THE SANCTUARY
Lilies will be postponed but please let the office know if you would like to honor or memorialize a special person or event so that we may still send it out.
MEXICO MISSION TRIP FUNDRAISER: 144 ENVELOPES The reason I (Jonathan) like this fundraiser is that everyone can be involved! The first time we did this at Hope, a child came up to me with $5 and wanted to help with the big kids. I loved it! This is what this fundraiser is all about. In the Commons are 144 envelopes labelled $1-$144 that you can pick up then donate online or write a check and place the sealed envelope in the offering basket. There are directions on the card. Thank you for helping our high school kids get to Mexico and supporting the building of a home for a family in need.
LWML CONVENTION (Lutheran Women in Ministry) September 25 - 27 at Great Wolf Lodge. If you are interested in being a delegate or Young Woman representative, please contact Dianne Koltz, 206-790-6142.
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR 2020-2021
This is the time of year we ask the congregation to submit names for the Hope Board of Elders and Hope Board of Directors. Nominees should be members of Hope that you believe are exemplary models of spiritual maturity and integrity. This year we are canvassing to fill two Elder vacancies and five Director vacancies. Each position is described below:
-Serve with the pastor in the area of spiritual life, support the office of pastoral ministry and concern themselves with the spiritual advancement of the congregation and give guidance and counsel in any spiritual affair to affect this congregation.
-Elders will be men of the congregation who also meet the scriptural qualifications of church leaders (1 Tim. 3:8-13).
-Prayer and devotional life, exemplary worship and Bible study life, as well as adherence to sound doctrine according to the Confessional Standard of this congregation shall be prerequisites of this office.
-Serve with the pastor in the area of congregational needs, support the mission and ministry of the congregation by governance through policy; financial, business, legal and property advancement; give guidance and counsel in any issue to affect this congregation.
-Directors will be members of the congregation and who also meet the scriptural qualifications of church leaders (1 Tim. 3:8-13).
-Directors care for the property of the congregation as a sacred and legal trust and, in special situations regarding properties, act in accordance with specific resolutions of the Congregational Assembly.
1) Paid staff are not eligible to serve on the Board of Directors to avoid conflict of interest.
2) You may nominate yourself or other members to serve on one or both boards.
Please submit your nominations to the office via the button below, email at , via U.S. mail or in person. If you have any questions you can call the church office or email Eric Mueller at The deadline for nominations is Sunday, April 19, 2020.
HOPE LUTHERAN FOUNDATION is reaching out to members of the Congregation who may be interested in joining the Board of Trustees. If you or someone you know is interested, please click the button below or contact any member of the Hope Lutheran Foundation Board or Dave Kannas at
GRANTS AVAILABLE: The Hope Lutheran Foundation manages Hope’s growing endowment. This spring they are able to offer four small ($500) grants to Hope members/leaders who have ideas to enhance Hope’s ministries. Simple grant applications are in the church office & are due March 30.