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Pastor’s Ponderings – Rev. Bond Haldeman

by Dan Wilkinson

“New Year’s Resolutions” When our Lord Jesus Christ said, “Repent” [Matt. 4:17], he willed the entire life of believers to be one of repentance. This word cannot be understood as referring to the sacrament of penance, that is, confession and satisfaction, as administered by the clergy. Yet it does not mean solely inner repentance; such […]

A Message from Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton

by Dan Wilkinson

“Happy New Year!” Editor’s note: This is a reprint of the January 2017 column from the presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Ah, a new year! It opens up before us with infinite possibilities like brand new notebooks at the beginning of the school year or the beginning of football season in […]

LEAF Scholarship Fund

by Dan Wilkinson

The Foundation would like to remind our members that this scholarship fund is available from the Foundation to assist students who attend colleges associated with the ELCA. Scholarship applications are available in the church office for anyone from the congregation who is attending or contemplating attending a Lutheran Church school. We would also encourage contributions […]

TV Ministry

by Dan Wilkinson

  Sponsors are needed for the TV Ministry. Sponsorship costs $60 per Sunday and can be given in honor of a happy occasion (birthday, anniversary, birth of child, promotion) or in memory of a loved one. One individual or family, or several individuals or families together, can sponsor a Sunday. This ministry is not part […]

New Hope Choir Resumes!

by Dan Wilkinson

New Hope Choir has resumed rehearsals on Thursdays at 6:30 pm for the winter and spring season! Becky W-J is our New Hope Choir Director. If you’ve ever considered singing with the choir, come and try it out! Rehearsals only last for one hour and we sing on the first and third Sunday of each […]

Annual Report

by Dan Wilkinson

Copies of the Annual Report will be available for your reading pleasure on January 13, 2019 in the Narthex. Please help yourself to a copy and take it home to review. Although we will have additional copies available at the Annual Meeting, please bring your own copy with you for reference. Any questions about the […]

Pastor’s Discretionary Fund

by Dan Wilkinson

As the weather grows colder and budgets run down, the requests for assistance become more frequent. The Pastor’s Discretionary Fund, which is used to assist those in need of emergency help, is not funded by our general offering; only special gifts designated to this account are used for this purpose. If you are able to […]

THIS WEEK, BEGINNING January 6, 2019

by Dan Wilkinson

SUNDAY: 9:00 am Worship Service (Sanctuary) 10:15 am Sunday School (Friendship Hall) 10:15 am First Sunday Feedback (Narthex) MONDAY: 9:00 am Staff Meeting (Pastor’s Office) 10:30 am Chair Yoga (Friendship Hall) 12:00 pm Bible Study (Conference Room) TUESDAY: 6:30 pm Council Meeting (Conference Room) 7:00 pm Al-Anon (Library) WEDNESDAY: 9:00 am Area Preacher’s Text Study […]

THIS WEEK, BEGINNING December 30, 2018

by Dan Wilkinson

SUNDAY: 9:00 am Worship Service (Sanctuary) 10:15 am Sunday School (Friendship Hall) MONDAY: New Year’s Eve Church Office closes at noon No Bible Study today TUESDAY: HAPPY NEW YEAR’S DAY! Church Office closed WEDNESDAY: 9:00 am Area Preacher’s Text Study (Pastor’s Office) 5:30 pm Chair Yoga (Room 107) 6:30 pm Al-Anon District Meeting (Library) 6:30 […]

THIS WEEK, BEGINNING December 23, 2018

by Dan Wilkinson

SUNDAY: 9:00 am Worship Service (Sanctuary) 10:15 am Sunday School (Friendship Hall) MONDAY: Christmas Eve Church Office closes at noon. No Bible Study today 5:30 pm Candlelight and Communion Service (Sanctuary) 9:00 pm Candlelight and Communion Service (Sanctuary) TUESDAY: CHRISTMAS DAY – BLESSED CHRISTMAS TO ONE AND ALL Church Office closed 7:00 pm Al-Anon (Conference […]