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Weekly Devotion - Tidings of Comfort and Joy

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Advent JOY - Traditions! Tidings of Comfort and Joy! By Patra Mueller, Family Life Minister What a delight it is this time of year to walk into a store or turn on the radio to hear the words of our favorite Christmas carols.  Our whole culture is longing for tidings of comfort and...

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Weekly Devotion - Words of Gratitude and Thanksgiving

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Words of Gratitude and Thanksgiving I write this morning with a full and grateful heart for all of you at Hope Lutheran Church. What a joy to have had the opportunity to share and worship with you at both services this past weekend! It was wonderful to see and be with so many friends, old and...

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Weekly Devotion - Sorrow and Love Flow Mingled Down

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Sorrow and Love Flow Mingled Down By Julie Hill, Living Water International There is a beautiful line in a song that many of you will know, “The Wonderful Cross” (Chris Tomlin) that goes: See from His head, His hands, His feet, Sorrow and love flow mingled...

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Weekly Devotion - Skip the Snap and Savor the Moment

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Skip the Snap and Savor the Moment By Eric Mueller, Board of Directors Member A few weeks ago, I looked out the window and saw a stunning sunset, one of the great benefits of living in West Seattle. The sun was just kissing the top of Olympic mountains and about to set. In fact, it...

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Weekly Devotion - Give Thanks

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Give Thanks By Patra Mueller, Family Life Minister Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus! 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Give thanks in ALL situations?  It seems impossible but something happens in our hearts...

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Weekly Devotion - Jesus's Prayer for Unity: It's Written in Red

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Jesus' Prayer for Unity: It's Written in Red By Erin W.  In many bibles, Jesus’ words are printed in red type. This helpful feature led to a phrase I first heard in college: “It’s written in red.” In other words, if you’re going to put emphasis on...

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Weekly Devotion - Prayer is Not Like Soup

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Prayer is Not Like Soup Amy Kopecky On Thursday I attempted to make potato cheese soup for Jonathan and I. It seemed like the perfect thing to do on an overcast, unusually quiet evening while Jonathan and Elias had soccer practice, Calum played, and Colette napped. Aria stood next to me at the...

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Weekly Devotion - Giving Our All

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Giving Our All Loren Sommer“With all prayer and petition pray at all times in the Spirit, and with this in view, be on the alert with all perseverance and petition for all the saints, and pray on my behalf, that utterance may be given...

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Weekly Devotion - Persevering in Faith

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Persevering in Faith Loren Sommer“Therefore, brothers and sisters, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, his body, and since we have a great priest over...

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Weekly Devotion - Why Should I go to Church?

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Why Should I go to church? Loren Sommer   “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day...

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