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Serving God and Others


A delicious breakfast is being served this morning in the church dining room. We thank the Youth Committee, Good Hope’s youth, those who donated food and all who have helped in any way with the Easter breakfast. Proceeds from the Easter breakfast will help with the cost of the 2021 ELCA Youth Gathering.

The Easter lilies and spring flowers in the chancel proclaim the Resurrection of our Lord and are given in memory or honor of loved ones. The donors are listed in the back of today’s worship bulletins. Plants may be claimed after the late service today. Proceeds from this plant sale will be given to the Stained Glass Window Restoration Fund.

You will receive a mum (as long as they last) as you leave the sanctuary this morning. You are welcome to place your mum in the cross on the lawn near the Charles Street entrance.

Easter blessings from the staff of Good Hope to you! Thank you for your faithfulness, your monetary support and your commitments to the Good Hope family! Even if you are here today for the first time, you are part of the Good Hope family. -Pr. Renee

Today’s altar flowers are given by Mike and Sharon Zahn in memory of their parents, Jean and Paul Kauffman

and Jean and Richard Zahn.

The cost of the bulletins is donated by Lowell and Miriam Evarts to the glory of God.

The cost of the wine is given in thankfulness for the new First Communion class of 2019 by Pastors Bob and Renee Ahern.

The radio broadcast today is given to the glory of God and with thanksgiving for the wonderful musicians and staff who are making Easter a joyous celebration by Pastors Bob and Renee Ahern.

April 21-27, 2019
Today: Easter Sunday
7:00 a.m. Worship Service*
8:00 a.m. Easter Breakfast
8:30 a.m. Worship Service*
No Confirmation Class
9:30 a.m. Sunday School and Easter Egg Hunt
10:45 a.m. Worship Service*
No Youth Group
Monday: Office Closed
7:00 p.m. Emmaus Circle
Tuesday: 9:30 p.m. Bible Study
No Staff Meeting
7:00 p.m. Finance Comm.
Wednesday: 8:50, 9:20, 1:00 Presch. Chapel
5:15 p.m. WOW prayer
5:30 – 6:15 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. Bible Study @ the Pelican
6:30 p.m. Exec. Comm.
7:00 p.m. Council
Saturday: 7:00 a.m. King’s Daughters/Sons
8:00 a.m. Men of Hope
*Holy Communion

Greeters for next week: 8:30 Vivian Chandler, Elaine Zeigler   

10:45 Doug and Diane Rossman

Bake Sale on May 5!
A sweet and savory  “bake” sale (also candy, caramel corn, trail mix, etc. are most welcome) will benefit the stained glass window restoration project. The sale will begin in the auditorium after early church and be available throughout the morning. Items will be “sold” by donation. Goodies can be dropped off on Saturday morning (May 4) from 9 a.m. – 12 noon. Thank you for your generosity!

Youth/Family News from David Wolfe
Resurrection Prayer Walk— Come join us as we gather as the body of Christ to pray for our community. The walk will begin at 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 28. Meet at Bucyrus U M Church parking lot, 227 Walnut St.
VBS—July 28 -August 1 at 6:00 p.m.

Volunteers are needed! Please pick up an application form in the church office. There will be a volunteer training

meeting on April 23 at 7 p.m. at BUMC.

Birthday card shower for Kyrn Schaaf—she will be 13 this month. She is currently undergoing chemo cancer treatment which is keeping her stable at this time. Her address is:436 E. Anton St., Meridian, ID 83646.

COMING SOON!  “The Big Bible Idea Book” Summer Sunday School  The kid-operated Bible Idea Group Advertising Agency is challenged by the pastor to come up with a 25-minute sermon that covers the entire Bible.
Using the musical as a basis, our Good Hope kids are adding some of their own ideas and are writing parts of the script. Arts, crafts, music and movement…AND the sheep are making a return appearance with “Sheep Stuff”… maybe some other old favorites will also show up in the script.
Great for kids from 3 to 18. All are welcome!

Gifts of Hope Committee is offering a college scholarship to Good Hope members during the first four years following high school graduation. Students who enlist in the armed services after high school will be eligible the first four years after the completion of their duty. You must be a full time student to be eligible for this scholarship. Deadline to apply is June 5. The application form may be picked up from the church office.

This past Wednesday there were 55 meals served at WOW (including 4 meals delivered by Mark and Carol Hepner) and 28 attended the prayer service. Thank you to Sandy Wertz, Theresa Yaussy for the meal of ham, scalloped potatoes, rolls, salad and dessert.
Two families were helped with food from the WOW food pantry.
Thank you also to all those who helped with the meal and clean up: KayCee Smith, Pastor Renee, Loretta Oberschlake, Nancy Heiby. Dave Smith, Doug Yaussy, David Wolfe.

Thank you to Dorie Gubernath for the donation of macaroni and cheese, green beans.
Many thanks to everyone who has been donating clean, empty containers to WOW! We have plenty until further notice. The only containers we would like now is clean, empty 16 oz. cottage cheese containers.

Elevator Use—Please note that the double doors to the elevator normally remain locked except on Sundays. On the alley side of the building, there is an intercom and button to buzz the office during office hours if you need to use the elevator. (Or you can call the office on your cell phone to alert us.)

WELCA is collecting onesies (up to about 12 month) to send to African countries. If you wish to participate in this project, please place the onesies you purchase in the tub in the narthex by the end of May. Since these onesies will be going to a culture so different from our own, please avoid onesies that have pictures and symbols (Disney and movie characters, etc.) unique to our own culture.
Good Hope Christian Preschool really appreciated seeing so many friendly faces at our Pizza Hut Fundraiser. We raised $445. 50 and collected donations of $55.00 for a total of $500.50! Thank you to the congregation for your support and prayers.
Beginning now, donations given in the two plaid bins are going to Good Hope’s WOW Food Pantry. May’s theme is canned fruits and applesauce. These are staples in the food that we distribute. Thank you! -Pr. Renee

To Good Hope: I appreciate and cherish the continued support while I am forward deployed to the Indo-Asia Pacific. We are currently on a 4 month deployment, going to different countries strengthening the relationship between the US and the country we are in. I have been to beautiful places such as South Korea, Thailand, the Philippines and Malaysia. Again, thank you for the shipment of goodies and I can't wait tosee you all. -Paul Holdcraft

My thanks to Pastor Renee and Elwood and Sarah Gebhardt for their visits and communion, and to my friends at Good Hope for their letters and beautiful cards during my recovery this winter. Also thanks to Judy for sending me the bulletin each week so that I could listen to the service on Sunday from WBCO, and to the choirs and Patty and Gary for the uplifting music. I hope to see you all soon. -Marty Keller

Many thanks for
. . . a gift in memory of Bob and Dorothy Long’s anniversary to the Radio Fund by Rob and Jean Zaebst.
. . . a gift in memory of her mom, Ruth Oberlander’s birthday the Radio Fund by Mary and Chuck Scott.
. . . a gift in memory of David Cosgrove to the Stained Glass Window Restoration Fund by Elwood and Sarah Gebhardt.
. . . a gift in memory of Kenneth Schifer to the Stained Glass Window Restoration Fund by Linda Schifer Williams and Donald Schifer.


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