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Faithful Women of Good Hope

Serving God and Others

11-10 Bulletin

The altar flowers today are given in honor of Kyle’s 9th birthday tomorrow, November 11 by Brad, Melissa, Seth, Drew and Aubrey Pope.

The stairwell flowers are given in honor of Jeffrey Ehrhart’s 37th birthday on November 8 by his grandparents, Donnie & Bonnie Ley and Ralph & Judy Ehrhart.

The cost of the bulletins is given in memory of Mary Edgington by Jim Edgington and children.

The cost of the radio broadcast is donated in honor of Donald Crall and Melodie Reed’s birthdays by Amanda and Brittany Crall.

November 10-16, 2019
Sunday: 8:30 a.m. Worship Service*
8:30 a.m. Confirmation Class
9:30 a.m. Sunday School/ Youth Choir/ Children’s Bell Choir
9:30 a.m. Ahern farewell
10:45 a.m. Worship Service
Monday: NO WOW Committee
7:00 p.m. Dartball game-home
Tuesday: 9:30 a.m. Bible Study
Noon Card making
5:00 p.m. Finance Comm.
7:00 p.m. Property Care Comm.
Wednesday: 8:50, 9:20, 1:00 Presch. Chapel
1:30 p.m. Staff meeting
5:15 p.m. WOW prayer
5:30-6:15 p.m. WOW meal
6:00 p.m. Spirit of Praise Choir
6:30 p.m. Stewardship Comm.
6:30 p.m. Bell Choir
7:30 p.m. Senior Choir
Thursday: 4:00 p.m. Bible Study @ Pelican
Saturday: 10:00 a.m. Mutchler party
11:00 a.m. Yth Grp leaving for Ohio Northern game
*Holy Communion

Greeter(s) for next week: 8:30 Doug and Ida Foght, Helen Long 10:45 Vivian Chandler, Elaine Zeigler

There will be a farewell brunch for Pastors Renee and Bob today in the auditorium between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. (Adult Sunday School Class will NOT meet.) This will be an opportunity for you to visit with them personally and wish them well before they leave Good Hope. There will be a basket for any cards at the back of the sanctuary at both services. “God go with you—you will be missed!”

Good Hope needs a couple of laptops to run the software for the smart boards we got from Wynford Schools this summer. Do you have one in good condition you could donate? Please let the office know. Thanks!

United in Harmony is presenting a concert to celebrate the heritage of our nation today at 4 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran church in New Washington. A free will offering will be taken and a light lunch will be served after the concert. All are welcome.

Youth/Family News from David Wolfe
Please sign up for the Ohio Northern football game on November 16 (Saturday) on the youth bulletin board. We will be leaving Good Hope at 11 a.m.
This is the last week to sign up for Quake on the youth bulletin board.

A group of women have been making greeting cards together the past several months. Some of us thought it would be fun to make Christmas cards this time. We will have several items available to make holiday cards if you'd like to join us. We meet this month on November 12th at noon in the dining room. We finish up by 3:00. You don't need to stay the entire time if you have another commitment. See Sarah or Maggy with any questions.

FOOD DRIVE—November 3 – 24
The need for  food here in Bucyrus is great! We will be collecting nonperishable food items through November 24. Please place the items in or near the cornucopia in the narthex. How about a goal of 10 (or more) items per person? The collected food will be dedicated during the Thanksgiving Service on November 24 at 7 p.m. here at Good Hope.
258 items have been collected so far for the cornucopia.

It is time to order Christmas poinsettias for $10.00 each. Red poinsettias are available. Proceeds will go to the Stained Glass Window Restoration Fund. Order forms are available on the narthex racks and from the church office. Deadline for your order is Tuesday, November 26, 2019.

A somewhat urgent message from Sarah:
The book Slavery in the Land of the Free seems to be missing. I gave the missing book to someone to read sometime in August. I need to locate that book for our women to read along with The Slave Across the Street which I have. These are the two books each congregation who attended our Saturday, October 12 meeting on Human Trafficking were given to read. I want to pass these two books along as a set to be read by Good Hope members. Ladies, please help me locate the book Slavery in the Land of the Free so I don’t need to spend the money on another copy. If you find the book, just turn it in to the office.  

It’s that time again; we are moving from the Thanksgiving season into the Advent Season. We will decorate for Advent and Christmas on TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26 (the Tuesday before Thanksgiving). How about marking that date on your calendar for SERVICE! Come help decorate. Give an hour, a half-day or all day. The “old hands” will love the extra help, especially climbing ladders, carrying boxes and providing  new ideas. Things will move faster with your help. We will begin between 8:00 and 8:30 a.m., but you may arrive at any time that is convenient for you. The day will end around 4 p.m. or sooner if we get lots of help. LUNCH (pizza, drink & desert) is provided. Please COME and HELP. Thanks, Mary Scott, Chairperson, The Decorating Committee

The 2020 flower, bulletin and wine charts are available to you on the wall across from the lounge. Sign up to donate altar flowers, bulletins ($25), or communion wine ($12). Be sure you are signing the right chart! You will be contacted the week prior to your sign-up date.
Also available to you is a radio broadcast chart. Sign up to donate up to $100 for one Sunday’s radio broadcast of the 10:45 service in memory or in honor of loved ones or to dedicate the Sunday in honor of a special birthday or anniversary! Your name and your special dedication will be broadcast over WBCO at the beginning of the service on the Sunday you specify.

Dartball’s first game will be at Good Hope at 7:30 p.m. on November 11. If you have any questions, contact Bob Meister at 419-563-7593.

The Pelican House Bible Study will be taking a break; our last meeting in 2019 will be Thursday, November 21 at 4 p.m. We will resume the study on Thursday, January 9 at 4 p.m. at the Pelican. Our goal will be to complete reading through the Bible, then take a deeper dive into individual books in the Bible. Join us!

Without Borders Boutique is offering 10% of all its proceeds between November 6 and 20 to go towards warm clothing for The Closet. WBB is located at 1687 Marion Rd., Bucyrus and is open Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 1 to 5 p.m. If you stop by and purchase anything, please let Ally know you are from Good Hope!

Pictures of the 80+ guests at Homecoming taken by Marilyn Smith are in the church office. Please pick up yours if you would like to keep it. These will be available until November 22.

The Preschool fundraiser at Pizza Hut was a success! With the help of many people, we raised $332.00! Thank you so much to all who participated. -Charla Spayde, Director

This past Wednesday there were 55 meals served at WOW (including 3 meals delivered by Ed and Sandy Wertz) and 46 attended the prayer service. Thank you to Cathy Cook, Rose Guinther for the meal of sausage gravy, biscuits, coleslaw and dessert.
Thank you also to all those who helped with the meal and clean up: Nancy Heiby, KayCee Smith, David Wolfe, Larry Shutler, Dave McDiffitt, Al Basinger, Sandy Wertz.
Two families were helped from the WOW food pantry.
Thank you also to Linda Bean, Sheila Shutler and Bonnie Wolfe for working in The Closet. 343 items were given out from The Closet.
The containers WOW needs currently are clean, empty 8 oz. cool whip containers, 16 oz. containers and 24 oz. cottage cheese containers.
The Closet needs these items (only):  socks, gloves, hats, blankets/bedding, jeans and coats.
Please note change in The Closet schedule—it will be open the first and third Wednesdays in November and December.
Pastoral Act: Pastor Renee Ahern officiated at the memorial service of Lyle Reinhard on November 2, 2019.
Many thanks for:
. . . a gift in memory of Dr. Mike Johnson to the Organ Fund by Ken and Vivian Chandler.
. . . gifts in memory of Dr. Mike Johnson to the Stained Glass Window Restoration Fund by Ken and Vivian Chandler, Elaine Zeigler.
. . . gifts in memory of Dr. Mike Johnson to the Preschool by Janet Schiefer, Herb and Doris Jones.
(Memorials will be continued next week…)


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