WEEKLY BULLETIN - Good Hope Lutheran Church

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Faithful Women of Good Hope

Serving God and Others

1-19 Bulletin

The altar flowers are given by Regieg and Kay Kimerline to the glory of God.

The stairwell flowers are given in loving memory of Ethel Wilson, who passed away five years ago on January 22, by Dean and Cindy Campbell.

The cost of the bulletins is given by Ron and Vickie Hoeft in celebration of their grandson, Maverick Abbruzzese, and his second birthday.

The cost of the wine is given in honor of the January birthdays of Melissa Crall, Mark Scheffler and Julie Crall by Amanda and Brittany Crall.

January 19-25, 2020
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
10:45 a.m. Worship Service*
5:00 p.m. Youth Group
Monday: No Preschool
No Gifts of Hope Comm.
7:00 p.m. Outreach Comm.
7:30 p.m. Dartball—home
Tuesday: 9:30 a.m. Bible Study
5:00 p.m. Finance Comm
7:00 p.m. Wor-Music Comm.
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
7:30 p.m. Senior Choir
Thursday: 4:00 p.m. Bible Study@Pelican
6:30 p.m. Exec. Comm.
7:00 p.m. Council
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. Men of Hope
*Holy Communion

Greeter(s) for next week: 8:30 Nancy Heiby  10:45 Gene and Marge Heid

Welcome to Scott Fishpaw who will be our worship leader this morning. Scott served for a number of years as a S.A.M. at Crouse Memorial Lutheran in Tiro, engaged in youth ministry and pulpit supply. He is retired from the Crawford County Highway Dept. and lives in Bucyrus with the love of his life, Carol. They enjoy spending time with their family and their three grandsons, camping and summer trips to the dunes in western Michigan.

Youth/Family News from David Wolfe
Youth Group tonight
Game Night 5 – 7 p.m.

The Young Adult Group will meet on January 26 at 9:30 a.m. (between services) in the dining room.

If you get cold during a worship service, grab a shawl from the basket at the back of the church and throw it over your shoulders or over your legs. Just drop the shawl back in the basket after the service. -Sarah Gebhardt

For Altar Guild
Volunteers are needed
for helping prepare the
altar for worship each
Sunday. A meeting is set for February 11 at 6 P.M. in the library. Please see Diane Rossman for more information.

Sunday, February 2, is
  Gather your family and friends around the TV and enjoy a delicious, mouth-watering, SUBMARINE SANDWICH while you watch the game! As a fundraiser to help with the expense of going to the ELCA National Youth Gathering in 2021 in Minneapolis, Good Hope’s youth are taking orders beginning Sunday, January 12 through Sunday, January 26 for three different types of sub-sandwiches: Italian, Regular, or Club for a donation of $6.50 each.
  You will find a yellow order form on the narthex racks or in the church office. Payment must accompany your order. Make checks payable to Good Hope Youth. Bring or mail your order to the church office.
  Subs may be picked up in the auditorium on Sunday, February 2.

The youth room needs a microwave. If you would like to donate one, please contact David Wolfe or the church office. Thanks!

Altar flowers are needed for March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29.

Beginning February 24, the Emmaus Circle will begin a book study of Max Lucado's How Happiness Happens. If you would like to join us, please contact Doris Jones, Susan Holdcraft or the church office so we can order a book for you.

The Stephen Ministry Team's new book study will be “New Seeds of Contemplation” by Thomas Merton. Members of the congregation are welcome to join us on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. If you are interested, please contact Bonnie Wolfe, Susan Holdcraft or call the church office so we can order a book for you.

Plan to attend Good Hope’s annual congregational meeting on Sunday, February 9 at 9:30 a.m. between services. (No lunch will be served this year.) The 2019 Annual Report should be available on February 2.

Everyone who likes to play table games, mark your calendars for Sunday, February 9 (the same day as our annual meeting.) Those who come will have fun from 2:00 to about 4:00 p.m. playing games such as Two-by-Four and Spoons in the auditorium. Check the February “Steeplenotes” for details. -Sarah Gebhardt

Preschool Clothing Fundraiser
The Good Hope Christian Preschool is collecting clean, gently used clothing items as well as clean towels, blankets and sheets. (Soft cloth items only please! No belts, shoes, or purses etc.) Please place your items in the Goodwill bins located in the hall near the office. Proceeds will be used for preschool expenses. Thank you!

Did you put a baby doll in the manger for Christmas Eve? It is in the sacristy to be picked up. If no one claims it, it will be put on the free table in a few weeks. Thanks!

Are you missing an earring? Someone called the office in the past couple of weeks about a lost earring. One has been found. Please check with the office if you are looking for a misplaced earring.

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 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.

This past Wednesday there were 53 meals served at WOW (including 4 meals delivered by Marjorie Boudinot) and 41 attended the prayer service. Thank you to Cathy Cook, Rose Guinther for the meal of fried chicken, tator tots peas, salad and dessert.
Thank you also to all those who helped with the meal and clean up: Nancy Heiby, Dave Smith, David Wolfe, Linda and Terry Spiegel, Elizabeth Brown, Julia Brown, Al Basinger, Bonnie Wolfe, KayCee Smith, Larry Shutler.
Thank you to Bob Evans, Upper Sandusky, for the fried chicken.
Thanks to Patty Neff for playing the piano for the prayer service.
Thank you to Linda Bean, Darla Wade for helping in The Closet.
Four families were helped by the WOW food pantry.

Many thanks for:
. . . gifts in memory of Dr. Michael Johnson to the Preschool by Modern Woodmen of America, David and Mary Applegate.
. . .  a gift in memory of Lance Billings to the Stained Glass Window Restoration Fund by Larry and Deb Tackett.
. . . a gift in memory of Chaya Zahn to the Music Fund by Dorie Gubernath.
. . . a gift in honor of the birth of Grayson Metcalf to the Preschool by Chuck and Mary Scott.


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