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News & Notes: April 5, 2020

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April 5, 2020

Right now, it would be great if someone would make COVID-19 go away and return our lives to normal. That's similar to what 1st century Jews wanted as well - for their oppressors to leave and their lives to return to freedom. The thing is that Jesus came, not as the conquering hero they wanted, but as the loving savior they needed - and that's how He comes for you and me this Palm Sunday as well. There is great HOPE as we trust this situation and every moment of our lives to Him!
OUR READINGS - Zechariah 9:9-12; Matthew 21:1-11

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. Click the photos below for more resources.

If you mailed in offering, please note that our mail and counters may also be delayed. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

​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 for coloring sheets, videos and family talk sheets. Sermons will also be available online each week.

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.

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.

LOVING OUR NEIGHBORS Do you need help getting groceries or run errands? Just need someone to talk to? Human Care Ministries and our Elders have a team of willing volunteers and are here to help! Please contact Elissa Sommer at or the church office and we will get you connected. Stay home and let us help.

Take a moment right now to set an alarm on your phone at 1:07 pm as a reminder to pray.
As Paul was encouraging Timothy, he said this: "God has not given us a Spirit of Fear, but Power, Love and a Sound Mind." 2 Timothy 1:7
This is a beautiful promise that we can claim as the Hope Community together by praying at 1:07 each afternoon. Will you consider joining in prayer every day at 1:07 pm? After you have finished lunch and are heading into your afternoon routine, please join your Hope family in prayer at 1:07 pm and claim this promise for yourself, your family and for those medical workers serving on the front line, and others who specifically need it.
As the days go by, please feel free to send prayer requests to the church so all of us can approach God's throne of grace together with confidence asking Him to help us in our time of need. (Hebrews 4:16)

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 206-937-6549 or at