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Weekly Devotion - Resurrection Power

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Resurrection Power By Patra Mueller, Family Life Minister Do you need some power in your life? Perhaps your relationships with friends, children, parents or spouse could use some new life. I have good news for you! The same power that raised Jesus from the dead is available to...

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Weekly Devotion - Fruits of Spirit

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The Fruits of the Spirit By Mairi Seraile, Hope Preschool Teacher After being asked to write a devotion about the Holy Spirit I felt humbled, even intimidated. I talk to my preschool students about the Holy Spirit every day but I asked myself, “How am I supposed to explain the Holy...

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Weekly Devotion - Lessons from a Youth Ministry Volunteer

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Hellos, Goodbyes, Faith, & Miracles Lessons Learned from Hope's Youth Department By Sandy Haines  Neil and I have been volunteering in Hope’s Jr. High Youth department for about six+ years now. Transplants from Southern California, we raised our family in a sunnier, hotter...

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Weekly Devotion - Taking the Plunge

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Taking the Plunge By Amy Kopecky As most of us do, I dove headfirst into motherhood without knowing much about its waters. There’s no tip-toeing into this thing - it’s a full-body immersion, and the longer you’re in it, the deeper and wider the sea goes. You can read...

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Weekly Devotion - Jesus Loves Me

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United with Christ in His Death and Resurrection By Irene Gehring.................. Romans 6:1-8Verse 8 reads, “Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with Him.” This morning, Wednesday, April 28th, is a day that for me will never be forgotten. I am...

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Weekly Devotion - All Creatures of Our God and King

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All Creatures of Our God and King As we live in the hope of the resurrection, we can be uplifted through God’s incredible creation.  Melodye Thompson recently read this devotion and found it very encouraging.   “I life up my eyes to the mountains, where does my help come...

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Weekly Devotion - Come Dine with Me

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Jesus Eating Breakfast by the Sea and in Our Homes By Patra Mueller, Family Life Minister Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish you have just caught.” So Simon Peter climbed back into the boat and dragged the net ashore. It was full of 153 large fish, but even with...

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Weekly Devotion - Easter Thoughts

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Easter Thoughts By Tim Allen, Hope Middle School Teacher He has RISEN, HE has RISEN INDEED!  ALLELUIA!! But, I can’t start with Easter. I have to start with Good Friday.Tetelestai - It. Is. Finished.This year, more than maybe any other year in recent memory, we have to...

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Weekly Devotion - Easter

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I Am Making All Things New By Patra Mueller, Family Life Minister As I was walking in Lincoln Park last summer, struggling to accept what life looked like during the pandemic, I heard the Spirit whisper this phrase, “I am making all things new.” As I thought about it, I...

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Weekly Devotion - Welcome Home

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The Gift of Holy Week By Carla Huizenga Being welcomed home changes everything. If you are a student, you may have had a bad day at school. Maybe you didn’t get the grade you desired or were picked on at recess. Having your parent or loved one open the door when you get home, and give...

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