Faithful Women of Good Hope
Serving God and Others
Brief Announcements October 17, 2021 Today’s altar flowers are given in honor of Good Hope’s 80 and over congregants by Mike and Sharon Zahn.
The cost of the radio broadcast is donated by the Men of Hope to the glory of God.
Welcome to Mrs. Becky Seibert who will be the guest speaker on this Homecoming Sunday.
The seed of Missions was planted in Becky when she was young after hearing missionaries speak at her church. However, she was nearly 50 when that seed came to fruition. Her first journey was to Kathmandu, Nepal in 1995 where she lived for 3 months and again in 1996. It was 10 years later when she fell in love with Tanzania. She has made 11 journeys to Tanzania since and is planning to return in 2022. God has provided her many Christcentered experiences and the privilege to share those with you. She is a mother, a grandmother, a pastor’s wife and a worker in God’s Kingdom who has been blessed many times over.
Welcome to all Good Hope’s 80 + members! Our senior members are wearing a flower this morning and will be the guests of honor
at today’s meal.
Today’s hymn, “We Shall Rejoice” was originally created in celebration of Good Hope’s 150th anniversary on Reformation Sunday in 1992. John Ylvisaker was commissioned by Good Hope to write the words and our own Patty Neff arranged the music. The theme of the 150th anniversary highlighted the scripture of Romans 12:12, “Rejoice in hope, be patient in suffering, persevere in prayer.” You will find the sheet music to it at the back of your hymnal. Following the singing of “We Shall Rejoice,” please return the sheet music to its proper place in
the back of your hymnal.
There will be a meal (donation only) in the dining room following the service. If you have chosen to do a carryout meal, please go to the auditorium to get it.
There is an “Empty Bowl” Silent Auction Fundraiser to fight hunger in NW Ohio in the auditorium today.
It’s Christmas! Actually, it is time to think about Christmas for Jasmin, our Compassion International child. All monetary gifts need to be in the church office by October 22 for Jasmin and her family. Thank you for your generosity and love.
Today and through Consecration Sunday on November 14, the Stewardship Committee is including an insert in the bulletin teaching many aspects of living as good stewards. Our prayer is that we all learn and grow from these informative pages.
We are collecting individually wrapped candy (no hard kinds) for Trick or Treat on October 31 (from 2 to 4 P.M. in Bucyrus.) Please place it in the box in the narthex or bring in to the church office
no later than October 27.
Thank you! -Outreach and Youth Committees
Church World Services Blanket Sunday—Please return your donation by the end of October by dropping the provided envelope into the offering basket when you come to worship. Thank you.
Altar Flowers are needed for November 21.
Many thanks for the following gifts: . . . in memory of Sandy Redman to the Stained Glass Window Restoration Fund by Fred Fischer, Joyce Crall and family, Dave and Jo Smith, Tom and Marcia Heminger, Tom and Cindy Schiefer, Elwood and Sarah Gebhardt, Wanda and Rob Caldwell, Frank and Maggie Fischer, Warren and Sandra Bussard. . . . in memory of Violet Wingate to the Stained Glass Window Restoration Fund by Diane Pauka and Chris, Vikki Kline and Betty Kline
. . . . in memory of Rick and Sarah Curry to the Youth Event Tulip Planting Fund by Elwood and Sarah Gebhardt.
October 10, 2021 Offering Week Current $4,248.45 Benevolence 260.00 Window $130.00 Total $4,638.45 WINDOW FUND UPDATE DONATION & ENDOWMENT* EXPENSE As of 10/10/2021 $211,217.68 $241,048.65 *includes $10,000 from LPL Financial *includes $69,950 from Linser-Beers Fund