The LENTEN Season at Hope:
Lenten Music Series, beginning Wed. 3/13 through Wed. 4/10, 7—8 p.m., Refreshments to follow.
3/13: Eric Mackey ~ An evening of varied music with Eric;
3/20: Brazilian Jazz Combo ~ Jazz combo from WSU;
3/27: Cuttime Simfonica ~ Making classical music fun and accessible;
4/3: Jason Didia Trio ~ Our group comes from the roots of bebop and swing reaching out to post modern jazz;
4/10: Deborah Frontczak ~ Ballads of Broadway Babes.
• Easter flower sale begins 3/24; Easter flower sale ends 4/14
• Palm Sunday, 4/14 / Confirmation Sunday
• Sunday School Easter Egg Hunt and Pictures with the Easter
Bunny, 4/14, after coffee hour
• Maundy Thursday, April 18th, 6 p.m. service; communion and
• Good Friday, April 19th, 1:00 p.m. Service of Tenebrae
• Easter Sunday, April 21st; Communion and Easter Breakfast
Hope to see you!
ST. PATRICK’S DAY CORNED BEEF DINNER
Hope is going green! No, we’re not reducing our carbon footprint; we’re celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with our annual Corned Beef Dinner! On Sunday, March 17th
We will be having a Corned Beef Dinner after worship service. There will be Corned Beef, Cabbage and Potatoes, along with other assorted delicious items. Mark your calendars and don your Green and come enjoy food, fellowship and fun! Invite your family and friends. There will be no charge, but free-will offerings will be accepted (and encouraged).
Volunteers make events like this possible, so watch for ways to pitch in on sign-up sheets in Fellowship Hall.
Special Lenten Offering "One Great Hour of Sharing", March 31, 2019
One Great Hour of Sharing® is the Lenten Offering of the United Church of Christ that supports disaster, refugee, and development activities.
We sometimes think that "imagination" means something escapist or illusory. Yet, imagination is not something unreal or fake. No, it is essential to God’s hope for creation. Hear how the Apostle Paul put it: "Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine…." (Ephesians 3:20-21). And God imagines a world where all are safe, all are loved, all are fed.
You see, when we use our imaginations in the way that God does, we can begin to envision – and work for! – a world where no child goes unfed, un-housed, or unloved; where no one ever fears abuse or violence; where clean water is not a dream but a reality for all; where small farmers do their work with dignity and are paid a fair wage for their labors; where agricultural practices enrich and renew the land rather than deplete it; where survivors of natural disasters have the resources they need, now and for years to come; where vulnerable immigrants are welcomed in Christ’s name.
Can YOU imagine these things? Through your gifts to One Great Hour of Sharing what we can imagine becomes ever more a reality for more and more people. Please give gen-erously!