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- Volunteers and participants of Wednesday's RnR
- Cast and crew of the Palm Sunday Program
Coffee Bar is looking for additional volunteers on Sunday mornings. This is a great way to meet people! Volunteer as much or as little as you like. Pick your Sunday, your service and help welcome everyone to Hope! Training is provided. Contact the office at 248-553-7170 or email for more information or to sign up.
SCRIPTURE John 20, Verses 1-18
Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb. 2 So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.” 3 Then Peter and the other disciple set out and went toward the tomb. 4 The two were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. 5 He bent down to look in and saw the linen wrappings lying there, but he did not go in. 6 Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen wrappings lying there, 7 and the cloth that had been on Jesus’ head, not lying with the linen wrappings but rolled up in a place by itself. 8 Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; 9 for as yet they did not understand the scripture, that he must rise from the dead. 10 Then the disciples returned to their homes
11 But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb. As she wept, she bent over to look[a] into the tomb; 12 and she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had been lying, one at the head and the other at the feet. 13 They said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.” 14 When she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not know that it was Jesus. 15 Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you looking for?” Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.” 16 Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to him in Hebrew,[b] “Rabbouni!” (which means Teacher). 17 Jesus said to her, “Do not hold on to me, because I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’” 18 Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord”; and she told them that he had said these things to her.
12:00pm - Farmington Hills
2:00pm - Abbey Park, South Lyon
7:00pm - Farmington Hills
SUNRISE SERVICE ON EASTER SUNDAY
Join us on Sunday, April 21st at 6:30am for a Sunrise Easter Service.
EASTER SUNDAY SERVICES
6:30am - Sunrise Service, Farmington Hills
8:00am - Farmington Hills
9:30am - Farmington Hills
10:00am - Abbey Park, South Lyon
11:00am - Farmington Hills
No service at Java House Cafe', South Lyon
Do you have a Prayer Request? Click here or visit Hope's website (click on the Welcome tab and then on Prayer Request from the dropdown menu) and fill out the online form to have your request heard.
Tuesdays 10:30am @ The Way (Abbey Park) - Everyone
EASTER FLOWER SALE BUY ONLINE - ONLINE PURCHASES CLOSE MIDNIGHT FRIDAY
Hope is offering a limited number of Easter flowers for purchase. They include:
Easter Lily - $8.50 ea
Tulip - $7.75 ea
Daffodil - $7.75 ea
Hyacinth - $7.75 ea
Hydrangea - $9.50 ea
Azalea - $14.00 ea
Any flowers not pre-purchased (online ordering closes April 19th at midnight) will be available for purchase at Easter Services. Purchased flowers may be picked up after the 11am service on Sunday, April 21st. Questions? Contact Sue at 248-553-7170.
BUY ONLINE - ONLINE PURCHASES CLOSE MIDNIGHT FRIDAY
Sunday, April 21st
Served: 8:30am to 11am
Join us on Easter Sunday from 8:30am to 11am and enjoy Easter Breakfast. This freewill offering meal helps to support Hope's youth for this year's Mission Trip and Leadership Lab.
Baked Goods: If you'd like to donate an item, baked goods will be needed and can be dropped off on Saturday, April 20th any time between 11am and 1pm.
April 27th, 8:00-11:00am
Join us for PROPERTY DAY as we clean up the grounds surrounding Hope.
Mulch Donations: We are in need of 25 bags of brown mulch and appreciate any donation you can make.
NEW MEMBER CLASS
Sunday, May 5th @ 12:15pm
Light lunch provided
Here at HOPE we realize that there are no 'requirements' to be a part of God's family. Jesus asked people to 'Come and Follow' and those people learned more along the way. We operate in much the same way!
We don't ask you to know anything specific, to recite some creed or even pray a certain prayer. We take our lead from Jesus and say "come and follow" and together, we will all learn along the way. Together we will learn more about God, creation, Jesus, service, etc.
The "Orientation" is just that ... an orientation to Hope Lutheran Church. We will discuss our history, our vision, our understanding of God's call of us and how we hope to carry that mission out. We give you the relationships and understanding to navigate how we operate as a church family.
So ... interested in making Hope YOUR church home? Interested in participating in God's work through Hope? We invite you to COME AND FOLLOW! It's as simple as that!
Due April 30th: In preparation for Senior Recognition, we are asking that all of our senior high students provide a short bio and a picture (we will print a 5"x7" photo) to be included on our wall outside of the kitchen. Please send bios and photos to email@example.com.
Would you like to be part of the student led services on Sunday, May 5th? If so, email Donnie.
Neighborhood Service Organization is looking for volunteers to deliver a warm meal and a smile to a Senior. Neighborhood Service Organization (NSO) in partnership with Detroit Area Agency on Aging (DAAA) will be delivering meals to seniors in Northwest Detroit
on Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019.
Volunteers are needed to deliver these meals to home-bound seniors. Meal deliveries are split up into routes with 10 seniors per route. Each route takes approximately one hour.
Volunteers will deliver in pairs with one person driving and the other person delivering the meal to the clients' doors.
To volunteer, click the above link and that will take you to the NSO Volunteer Calendar then locate and click on "Sunday, April 21, 2019".
For more information, contact NSOs Corporate Development Team at 313-961-4890.
SERVICE DAY OUT
City of Farmington Hills Beautification Day
April 27th, 9:00-11:00am
Hope is putting together a “Clean, Green, & Beautiful” team for the 7th annual Beautify Farmington Hills Annual Litter Pick-Up Walk sponsored by the Farmington Hills Beautification Commission. Join us at Hope on Saturday, April 27th from 9-11am. Our trash pick up location is in front of Hope along 12 Mile Rd. Participants receive gloves, trash bags, and a t-shirt! Sign up at the Events Table or online.
SAMARITAS REFUGEE FOSTER CARE
Save the Date - April 28th
Kayla Park from Samaritas Refugee Foster Care and Mentoring will be present for all Hope services on Sunday, April 28th to share information on opportunities for Refugee Foster Care and support. She will speak at each service and be available in the Welcome Center between services.
Wednesday, May 1st, 6-8pm
Wednesday, May 8th, 6-8pm
All members and friends of Hope interested in supporting the Refugee family that we are co-sponsoring with Samaritas are strongly encouraged to join our orientation sessions on Wednesdays, May 1st and May 8th from 6-8pm in Hope's Family Center. These orientation sessions will cover what the New American Family program is, our co-sponsorship commitment, and cultural training specific to the family with which we will be matched. A meal will be provided and these orientation sessions will replace both Faith Talk and Book Study on these two nights.
If you have a little time and can fill one (or more) open food drive shifts at Busch's in Farmington Hills, C.A.R.E.S. in Farmington Hills would appreciate your support! READ MORE
In preparation for service projects that will be a part of our “Detroit Three Day Service Adventure” that will be held on June 28-30, 2019, each month we will be collecting different items. For April, we will be collecting:
toothbrushes and toothpaste (mini or full-size)
All items collected will be included in our "Bags of Hope" to give to those in need.
If you are planning ahead, upcoming donation requests will include washcloths, small size toiletries, and refillable water bottles. Please place items in the marked bin in the Welcome Center.
Neighborhood House - Cereal and Breakfast Bars
Active Faith - Instant Oatmeal
First Step - Cell Phones (new and used) and chargers
Heartline Women's Shelter - Regular and sample size toiletries, make-up, and basic care items
Lion's Club - Eyeglasses (new and used)
Marantha Prison Ministry - Devotionals and Bibles (new and used)
Hope's Wednesday evening schedule runs September through May (June in some instances). Check out Hope's Website for details, schedules, and sign ups for the events below.
5:30-8:00pm - Meal
6:00-8:00pm - Child Care
6:00-7:30pm - Quest (Confirmation) for kids 5th grade through 8th grade
6:30-7:30pm - SONShine Performers for kids K through 6th grade
6:30-7:30pm - Faith Talk
6:30-7:30pm - W.M.M.A. Training & Development
7:30-8:30pm - EDGE and EDGE X for kids 7th grade through 12th grade
7:30-8:30pm - Pastor Rob's Book Study
PUSHPAY - A NEW WAY TO GIVE
Hope is moving to a new online giving platform called PushPay and we need your help. If you currently use VANCO to send online giving, we are asking that you cancel that and start your online giving through PushPay. For details and links, please see Hope's website. If you have questions about the changeover, please call the office at 248-553-7170.
In addition to the direct donations above, consider using AmazonSmile when you shop on Amazon. A simple set up (instructions found here) and Hope will receive a portion of your qualified purchases.
2019 Offering Envelopes are available in the office by calling 248-553-7170 or by sending an email. If you are giving online and will not be picking up your envelopes, please let us know.
GIVE TO HOPE
There are many ways to give to Hope including General Fund, Capital Fund, Hunger Fund, Memorial Fund, Christ In Action Fund, or even Hope's wish list. To give to any of these, click here
To see the Financial Update through January 2019, click here