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Weekly Devotion - "Happy New Year!"

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“Happy New Year!” By Loren Sommer OK, I said it but it doesn’t really do much for me. I appreciate the day off with lots of football games, but the whole mentality of it seems a bid ridiculous. I marvel when I hear someone say, “Well this year isn’t going any...

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Weekly Devotion - Once in a Lifetime

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Once in a Lifetime For this week’s devotion, I encourage you to CLICK HERE for a wonderful reflection from Dr. James Houston, the founding principal of the theological school I graduated from, Regent College in Vancouver. Today, Dr. Houston is 99 years old and living in an...

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Weekly Devotion - Christmas Carols

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An Advent Tradition Christmas Carols By Jennifer Rice To say that music has always been a part of my life may be an understatement. I have always been surrounded by music – whether singing hymns and worship music at church, listening to the radio, or listening and later joining...

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Weekly Devotion - Giving Tree

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An Advent Tradition Human Care Ministry - Giving Tree As we continue our Advent Devotions this month, it would be remiss of us to not mention one Hope tradition dear to many people's hearts (and is wrapping up as you read this). Almost thirty years ago, one of Hope’s largest Advent...

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Weekly Devotion - An Advent Tradition

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An Advent Tradition By Rev. Roger Sylwester Advent Calendars are found everywhere today, featuring everything from chocolates to jewelry to - need I say more? Early in our marriage, the only Advent Calendar was a piece of colorfully printed paper with Bible passages for each day of December...

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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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