WEEKLY BULLETIN - Good Hope Lutheran Church

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The altar flowers are given in honor of their oldest daughter, Robin’s birthday by Ron and Vickie Hoeft.

The cost of the bulletins is given in honor of their son, Scott’s birthday on December 8 by Loretta Oberschlake.

December 9-15, 2018
Today: 8:30 a.m. Worship Service*
9:30 a.m. Sunday School/Youth Choir/Children’s Bells
10:45 a.m. Worship Service
Noon Fifth Sunday Band Practice
2:30 p.m. Zoo Lights
4:00 p.m. United in Harmony Concert
Monday: 7:00 p.m. Property Care Comm.
7:30 p.m. Dartball - Home
Tuesday: 9:30 a.m. Bible Study
1:15 p.m. Staff Meeting
7:00 p.m. Finance
Wednesday: 8:50, 9:20, 1:00 Presch. Chapel
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
No Stewardship
7:30 p.m. Senior Choir
Thursday: 5:30 p.m. Parish Ed Comm.
6:30 p.m. Exec Comm.
7:00 p.m. Council @ Shutlers
*Holy Communion

Greeters for next week:  8:30 Melvin and Linda Barth and Danny Schimpf     

10:45     Doug Foght

We thank the Clay Ehmann family (8:30) and the Matt Weber family (10:45) for lighting the second Advent Candle in the services today.
FAMILIES are needed to participate in the Lighting of the Advent Wreath for the 10:45 service on December 16 and the 8:30 service on December 23. Please call the church office as soon as possible if you would be willing to do this (419-562-0286).
Ladies, remember to turn in your WELCA Thankoffering by December 16.

Kyrn Schaaf’s scans were good. She will continue with the chemo. Please send cards to her at: 24335 Yarrow Lane, Middleton, Idaho 83644.

Altar flowers are needed for December 30, 2018. Please contact the church office if you want to sign up.

Youth/Family News from David Wolfe
Fifth Sunday Band Practice at noon today.
Zoo Lights has been moved to today. We will be leaving the church at 2:30 p.m.

The Youth will be presenting “It’s All about That Baby” on December 23 as part of the 8:30 a.m. service.

On Christmas Eve, there will be two candle light services with Holy Communion and pre-service music. At 7:30 p.m., there will be singing of familiar Christmas carols, a special children’s message and special Christmas story. At 11:00 p.m., the senior choir will be presenting A Noel Celebration – a cantata which looks at the Christmas story through the eyes of first-hand witnesses, who share their unique perspective on the miraculous birth of Jesus.

Beginning the first day of January, Bishop Daniel Beaudoin is challenging all members of the Northwest Ohio Synod of the ELCA to read a small portion of the Bible daily. By doing so, you will read the ENTIRE BIBLE through in ONE YEAR. See the Northwestern Ohio Synod 2019 Bible Reading Program included in the December newsletter or available on the narthex racks.

I am adding to this challenge a weekly conversation about our reading … at the Pelican over your favorite coffee, tea or cookies! We will meet on Thursdays at 4:00pm beginning January 3rd. This will be a weekly conversation. Bring your questions, your comments, your surprises!
All are welcome to this dive into Scripture beginning January 3rd at 4:00pm at the Pelican. I am up for a latte and something sweet! -Pr. Renee

Communion Disciples:  There are Christmas gift boxes to be delivered to those to whom you give Home Communion. When you go to give Holy Communion in December, please get those boxes from the church office to take along to deliver.

The Oesterlen Gift Tree
WELCA Board has chosen Oesterlen-Services for Youth, Inc. in Springfield, Ohio as a 2018 Christmas ministry project. Information about this home and treatment facility for children with severe behavioral issues is on display in the narthex. If you wish to participate in this project, just take any ornament(s) you wish from the gift tree, buy the item(s) on the back and return the gift(s) to the tub in the narthex by January 6. Do not wrap the gifts. Address questions to any WELCA Board member. -Sarah

The prayer chain is being updated for 2019. Do you want to be a part of this ministry of praying for those in special need? If so, please let the church office know soon. Please specify if you want to be notified by email or phone.
Prayer requests are given to the office by a family member (or with the permission of a family member.) The office will pass the request along by email to Peggy Miller. She will, in turn, email it to her list of contacts. Kay Kimerline will call or text those who request notification by phone.

It is time to begin preparing the 2018 annual report for your committee or group. Annual reports are due to the church office by Thursday, December 27, 2018. Please submit electronically if at all possible.

The 2019 flower, bulletin and wine charts are available to you on the wall across from the lounge. Sign up to donate altar flowers (you order them yourself from a local florist), bulletins ($25/wk.) or communion wine ($12/wk.) 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 the 2019 radio broadcast chart on the wall across from the lounge. It costs $100/wk. for one Sunday’s radio broadcast of a Good’s Hope’s service. Your name and your special dedication in memory or honor of loved ones will be broadcast over WBCO at the beginning of the service on the Sunday you specify. A donation of any amount helps keep Good Hope on the radio.

You see them every time you open a soft drink, soup can or sometimes when feeding your pet. Those tiny little tabs are easy to overlook, but they can make a BIG impact on the families at Ronald McDonald House Charities! Thrivent has partnered with the Ronald McDonald House Charities. The group who group or organization who collects the most pop tabs will receive a celebration luncheon. There is a bin in the narthex for this collection or you can turn them into the church office.

This past Wednesday there were 48 meals served at WOW (including 5 meals delivered by Mark and Carol Hepner) and 20 attended the prayer service. Thanks to Lyle Reinhard who played the piano for the prayer service. Thank you to Sandy Wertz, Norma Hoover, Marge Boudinot for the meal of chicken, chunky potato salad, rolls, salad and dessert.
Thank you also to all those who helped with the meal and clean up:  Nancy Heiby, Dave McDiffitt, Dave Smith, David Wolfe, Doug Rossman, Terry and Linda Spiegel, Pastor Renee.

Mel McDiffitt, Bonnie Wolfe worked in The Closet. No more clothing donations are needed for The Closet at this time.
Thank you to everyone for your support, cards, phone calls and food which was such a big help. Your Christian love during Wendy’s illness and passing was appreciated. In Christ, Loretta, Mike and Scott Oberschlake.
A gift was given with special thanks to Caroline Metcalf and Linda Spiegel for many years of hard work with the Stewardship Committee to the Stained Glass Window Restoration Fund by Dave McDiffitt.

If you are considering a gift to Good Hope in your will, the church’s legal name is Good Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church. Thank you!


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