Hope Weekly Announcements

 

Sunday Morning Schedule for September 24 ~ 16th Sunday after Pentecost

8:15am Traditional Worship Service

9:45am Sunday School & Bible Classes

11am Blended Praise Worship Service with Holy Communion

Sunday, October 8, is the Installation Service for Pastor Whitfield. Please plan to attend this very important service at 4pm.

HURRICANE HARVEY: LCMS is standing with the Texas District to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey and flooding. Please pray for all involved. To give online, visit lcms.org/harvey. Text LCMSHARVEY to 41444 to give by text. Call the LCMS toll-free gift line between 8am and 4:10pm Central time at 888-930-4438. By mail, make checks payable to LCMS. On the memo line, write Disaster Response/Relief, and mail to the LCMS, PO Box 66861, St. Louis, MO, 63166-6861. Gifts can also be designated specifically for Hurricane Harvey and/or affected areas by noting that in the memo line.

SOCIAL MINISTRY/FOOD PANTRY

FOOD PANTRY:  If you would like to donate to our pantry we could use the following: 15oz cans of fruit of any variety, cold cereal (Cheerios, Corn Flakes, Rice Krispies), 8-12oz tuna, 24oz syrup and 32oz pancake mix, 16oz peanut butter and 16oz jelly.  Donations are to be placed in the yellow wagon in the narthex. For more info about Social Ministry e-mail Jennifer at jpfrederich@gmail.com.

CHILDREN’S MINISTRY

School has started which means summer is now officially at an end. We are excited because that means we will be seeing you in Sunday School!  Classes begin at 9:45am with JAM TIME in Kids Kingdom. We begin with our Opening Praise and then go off to our classes. Parents are asked to fill out a new enrollment form.

SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP DRIVE – an outreach opportunity to send a needy child to Hope School to learn about Jesus. Please use the designated envelope or you can enroll in Simply Giving. Envelopes and Simply Giving forms are available in the lobby. Gifts will be used specifically for scholarships. Checks payable to Hope Lutheran School with a note: “For Scholarship”.

YOUTH NEWS   

YOUTH OASIS is at 6:30pm on Wednesdays. Come for an evening of games, hangout, discussion and fellowship. All youth are welcome. 

ADULT MINISTRIES

ADULT SUNDAY CLASS THIS FALL: CELEBRATING THE 500TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE REFORMATION: This 9:45am Sunday morning class will be led by Pastor Mark Nieting and Gerald Brown on the kitchen side of the fellowship hall.

YOUNG COUPLES BIBLE STUDY starts Sunday, Sept. 24, at 9:45am. Join us up in The Loft for fellowship and growth in our faith walks together as we study Solomon’s Song of Songs. If you have any questions, please contact Sarah and Shawn White: whitesga@gmail.com

LEISURE LUTHERANS Octoberfest is Monday, Oct. 16, at Gordon Biersch Restaurant (4561 Virginia Beach Blvd). All seniors are invited to meet us there at 11:30am. We will order from the menu. Sign-up sheet is on the podium next to the church office. 

LWML (LUTHERAN WOMEN’S MISSIONARY LEAGUE) Ladies 18 & up are invited to the next meeting on Nov. 18 at 9:30am. Join us for a light breakfast and some great fellowship. LWML has prayer shawls and chemo patient gift bags. If you know of someone who may need one, see Desiree Davis or Marie Nelson. LWML MITES go to support our missions. Mite boxes are available in the narthex.

WEDNESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY is 10:30am in Main 1.

KNIGHTS OF HOPE: Devotional group of men, ages 18 & older, who gather the second Saturday each month at 8am for breakfast and to discuss the Bible and how to implement its teachings into their lives. They also participate in fun guy-centered activities, mission trips, as well as assist in different projects around the church. Notifications are sent out via email. To be added, please contact George Hohnsbehn via e-mail: georgehohnsbehn@gmail.com

LOOKING AHEAD

Fall is here!  And so is the fall season for the Adult Choir! Please consider joining us for this very exciting time that includes songs to mark the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. We have some wonderful music picked out that will take us all the way to Christmas Eve!  Our practices start at 7:30pm each Wednesday night. Please email Timothy Utton at timothyutton@gmail.com if you have any interest or questions.

KOH Food Drive

PUBLIC RELATIONS NEWS

E-MAIL: Please sign-up using the form below to receive Hope announcements, prayer requests, scripture readings, breaking news (such as inclement weather impacts on the church and school), etc.

HIGHLIGHTS: This church bi-weekly newsletter is available here online, via email and copies are in the narthex! For more info: contact Martha at 424-4848 or admin@hopevabeach.org.  Articles are due by Wednesday.

DID YOU KNOW?

THE HOLY LAND CHRISTIANS ARE OUR GUESTS SUNDAY, SEPT. 24: HEAR THEIR STORY AND BUY THEIR BEAUTIFUL OLIVEWOOD CRAFTS. There will be a nice display of handmade olivewood religious articles from Bethlehem and Jerusalem available for purchase in the narthex. These carvings include Nativity sets, crosses, Christmas ornaments, candle holders, angels and many other religious crafts that make nice wedding, baptism, confirmation, Easter, and especially Christmas gifts. The carvings are handmade by our Christian families in Bethlehem who rely on it for their daily bread. For more than ten years they have endured many hardships as tourism in Bethlehem has plummeted and access to other sources of income has been sharply restricted due to the ongoing conflict. The Christian population of the Holy Land went down from 30% in the last century to almost 1% today. Please help our Christian brothers and sisters in the town where Christ was born by purchasing their carvings. George Ghanem, an indigenous Christian from Bethlehem will share the story of the Christians of the Holy Land and will present the carvings after each service. Proceeds go to support Christian families in Bethlehem. To see the olivewood religious carvings, go to www.holylandcsc.com.

LUTHERAN WITNESS MAGAZINE: It’s time to renew your subscription to Lutheran Witness for 2018. Or, if you’re new to this magazine, now is the time to order. Rate is $12.95 (check payable to Hope and left in Martha’s box) If you would like to read a sample of this magazine, there are copies in the church office.  Deadline to place your order: Oct. 12. Contact Martha for more info: admin@hopevabeach.org

KEY AUDIT: It is time for our annual key audit. If you have a key to the church you will be required to fill out a new key log sheet. Please see Martha West or Ken Carter to complete audit. Any person not filling out a new key log sheet will have their key fob/card deactivated and all keys turned in by Oct. 2, 2017.

NEW PHONE SYSTEM: Hope has a new phone system. Now, when you call the church office (424-4848) an automated attendant will pick up. Please listen carefully to your options. If you already know the person’s extension, you may press it at any time. Extension 1: for anyone in the church office; Extension 2: Martha; Extension 3: Kathryn; Extension 4: Pastor Cofer. The phone numbers are still the same: Church office-424-4848; School office-424-4894.

SIMPLY GIVING (Hope’s automated giving program): It’s easy to sign up, easy to change if needed, and you never have to write another tithe check. It’s a great way to take care of your offering even while you’re on vacation. Forms are available in the church office or by e-mail: admin@hopevabeach.org.  There is no fee to you. For more info, contact Martha (424-4848) or by the above e-mail. SIMPLE!

BRINGING LANGUAGES TO LIFE: See what everyone is talking about, check it out on http://hamptonroads.com/2013/02/arabic-lessons-held-virginia-beach-church.  At Hope Lutheran, Arabic, Hebrew and French Language classes are taught by Camelia Eid. Lowest rates in the area. These language skills will give your resume a boost! Open to anyone who is interested. Contact Camelia at camicho73@hotmail.com for more info.

HOPE’S EMERGENCY FUND: Hope is blessed with faithful members who contribute to a fund that our pastors use to help meet the occasional emergency needs of others. Should the Lord move you to contribute, please note on your check: “Pastor’s Emergency Fund.”

HOPE’S PRAYER CHAIN: E-mail your prayer requests to lindahammond@verizon.net

FACEBOOK & TWITTER Did you know that Hope has a Facebook page? Connect to FB on our website under the Contact tab. You can also follow us on Twitter@HopeLutheranVA

LIFE & FAMILY MINISTRIES

Nursery: Provided Sunday Mornings, children 3 & under

JOYTIME: Children’s Activities (3yo thru 1st grade) 11am service, Sept-May

JesusAndMeTime: Sundays, 9:45am Preschool-Grade 5 in Kids’ Kingdom

Confirmation: (Unconfirmed students grades 6-8) Sundays 9:45am, Sept.-May

Youth Groups: (grades 6-12) Sunday Bible Studies, activities thru the year

Adult Education: Sunday mornings & Wednesday morning & night classes (Sept-May) that enrich and strengthen your spiritual life.

Leisure Lutherans: (55+) Senior Group, lunch 3rd Monday, 11:30am

LWML: Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, 3rd Saturday alternate months

Knights of Hope: Men’s group meets each month

OFFICE HOURS: 9am-2pm (Mon-Fri) 

To view The Lord’s Week at Hope, go to http://hopevabeach.org/hopelutheran/events/

 

 

 

 

 

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