WEEKLY BULLETIN - Good Hope Lutheran Church

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Serving God and Others


The altar flowers are given in celebration of their 37th wedding anniversary by Pastors Bob and Renee Ahern.

The cost of the bulletins is donated by Connie Long in memory of loved ones, Roger Long and C. J. Fischer.

The cost of the wine is donated in memory of Mary Edgington by Jim Edgington.

February 17-23, 2019
Today: 8:30 a.m. Worship Service*
8:30 a.m. Confirmation Class
9:30 a.m. Sunday School/Youth Choir/Children’s Bells
10:45 a.m. Worship Service*
Noon Youth Group
1:00 p.m. Preschool Registration Open House
Monday: No Preschool
No Gifts of Hope Comm.
7:00 p.m. Outreach Comm.
7:30 p.m. Dartball-away
Tuesday: 9:30 p.m. Bible Study
No Staff Meeting
4:00 p.m. Worship-Planning
7:00 p.m. Worship-Music Comm.
Wednesday: 8:50, 9:20, 1:00 Presch. Chapel
1:30 p.m. WELCA Bd.
5:15 p.m. WOW prayer
5:30 p.m. WOW meal
6:00 p.m. Spirit of Praise
6:30 p.m. Bell Choir
7:30 p.m. Senior Choir
Thursday: 4:00 p.m. Scripture Study with
Pr. Renee @ the Pelican
7:00 p.m. Stephen Ministry
7:00 p.m. Buc. Neighbor. Ch. Mtg.
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. Men of Hope
*Holy Communion

Greeters for next week:  8:30 Larry and Deb Tackett    10:45 Rod and Sue Streib

We extend a special welcome to the children of Good Hope Christian Preschool and their families! As a “thank you” to the congregation of Good Hope church, the preschool children will share two songs at the 8:30 a.m. Blended Service. We thank the preschool director and teacher, Charla Spayde; teacher Aimee Wood; and assistants, Connie Shull and Chris Spaid. Check out their display in the narthex!

Attention those who give Home Communion: There are valentine cards on the counter in the sacristy made by the preschool to be taken along with you when you give Communion this month. Please take one or more as needed. Thanks!

Registration for 2019-2020 Good Hope Christian Preschool—Registration forms are available in the church office or online at www.goodhopelutheran.com. You and your child may visit the preschool during our Registration Open House today

from 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.

You are welcome to join the Bible Study at the Pelican Coffee House on Thursdays at 4 p.m. Bring your questions, have a cup of coffee/tea and join us! We meet every Thursday unless we are
under a Level 3 snow emergency. -Pr. Renee

Youth/Family News from David Wolfe
New Confirmation Class times! Confirmation class will begin at 8:30 a.m. at worship and end at 10:30 a.m.
Youth Group today will meet at noon.

Ash Wednesday- Easter 2019
For the mid-week Lenten worship services, we will focus on Paul’s letter to the Philippians. The basis for Lenten themes each week is the book Because of This I Rejoice by Max O. Vincent.
March 6 Ash Wednesday – God Invites and Transforms 7 p.m.
March 13 – Prayer 7 p.m.
March 20 – Sharing the Gospel 7 p.m.
March 27 - Mutual Humility7 p.m.
April 3 – Hospitality and Service 7 p.m.
April 10– Practice, Practice, Practice 7 p.m.
April 14 Palm Sunday
April 18 Maundy Thursday
and First Communion 7 p.m.
April 19 Good Friday 7 p.m.
7:00, 8:30, 10:45 a.m.
$—Ash Wednesday: BORN
$—Lent 1: Stephen Ministry
$—Lent 2: WOW
$—Lent 3: Current Expenses
$—Lent 4: Together We Hurt, Together We Heal
$—Lent 5: Current Expenses
$—Maundy Thursday: WELCA
$—Good Friday: Good Hope Chr. Presch.

More Worship Assistants are needed! Currently we only have 3 people for 40 out of the 52 Sundays in a year. If you would be willing to help with this ministry during Good Hope’s services on Sundays, please let the church office or Pastor Renee know. We will accommodate your schedule.

A new member class is scheduled for next Sunday after the late service. Lunch and babysitting are provided. Please call the church office (419-562-0286) if you are interested in attending. You are welcome to explore our background and beliefs and then consider whether or not you want to join Good Hope. -Pr. Renee

Let’s shower Dr. Mike Johnson with cards!
If you would like to send a card of encouragement to him, please mail to:
(Patient) Dr. Mike Johnson Rm 1512
The James Cancer Hospital
460 W. 10th Ave.
Columbus OH 43210

Care Package Addresses Needed
Please give the names and addresses of current Good Hope college students and military personnel, if there are any changes from the fall, to the church office as soon as possible.
Care Packages for College and Military
We would like to mail care packages to Good Hope college students and those who are serving in the military; we ask for your help with filling the boxes. There is a tub in the narthex for your donations. Please consider donating individually wrapped, nonperishable food items for us to send. This could include items such as cheese crackers, cookies, candy, nuts, etc. NO chocolate for the military packages please. We will collect these goodies until March 15. Thank you for helping us to encourage our college students and honor these military members! -Outreach Comm.

A new book study will begin soon! You are welcome to join a new book study beginning in March. We meet on Thursdays at 7 p.m. in the lounge. The book title will be announced soon. Join us and grow in faith. -Pastor Renee

BORN needs donations of deodorant for their blessing bags. Please place in tub in the narthex, bring to the church office or see Susan Holdcraft. Thanks.

Since 2015 BORN (Bucyrus Outreach and Restoration Network) has given assistance to over 760 individuals and families. Recently it has extended its mission field to include all of Crawford County. As a result, BORN needs more volunteers for fundraising and working in the office.
 The greatest need at this time is people to serve as a receptionist at the front desk. This involves greeting clients, answering the phone, and scheduling appointments. Office hours for staff is Monday and Friday mornings from 8:30 a.m. to noon and Wednesday afternoons from 12:30 to 5:00 p.m. You can volunteer as little or often as your schedule allows. Some people volunteer once or twice a month up to every day the office is open.
The second need is to be a listener or interviewer. You would begin as a listener who assists an interviewer when speaking to a client. Then, when you are familiar with BORN’s procedures and feel comfortable, you can also serve as an interviewer.
For more information about these positions contact Sandy Wertz or Susan Holdcraft. Please prayerfully consider volunteering. This is a great way to serve the Lord and meet Christians from other churches!

This past Wednesday there were 37 meals served at WOW (including 8 meals delivered by Marjorie Boudinot) and 29 attended the prayer service. Thank you to June Gebhardt, Shirley Chapman for the meal of fried chicken, baked beans, biscuits, salad and dessert.
Thank you to Lyle Reinhard for playing the piano for the prayer service. Thank you also to all those who helped with the meal and clean up: Nancy Heiby, David Wolfe, Dave Smith, Al Basinger, Sheila Shutler, Bonnie Wolfe.
Thanks to Bob Evans (Upper Sandusky), First Lutheran Church for the chicken and John Mizick for the eggs.
The Closet gave out 128 items. Thanks to Brent Pensinger, Cindy Snyder, Bonnie Wolfe who worked there.

The Alice Beers Living Trust blessed the Good Hope Lutheran Church Endowment with a bequest of $100,000 in January 2019. The Endowment has been renamed the Linser-Beers Fund. The fund supports building projects. Last year and this year the $15,000 interest from this fund was committed to the stained glass window restoration project.

Behind the scenes . . . There are many volunteers who help out behind the scenes with jobs that you may not even know need to be done! For example, do you know who …
-creates artistic charts like the stained glass window fund barometer?
-collates the bulletins weekly?
-collates the newsletter monthly?
-mails the newsletter monthly?
-gets greeters and lectors for all the services?
-covers the office during lunch on Fridays?
-does the bulletin board in the office hallway?
-cares for the investments of our endowment?
If you know anyone who does these jobs, please take time to thank that person. If not, we will provide the answers in next week’s announcements!

Kay Smith is offering yoga on Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. in the auditorium. The cost is $8.00 per person per class. Please contact her at 419-569-1824 if you have any questions.


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