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July 2 Update

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WORSHIP SERVICES RESUMEThis weekend, we’re resuming weekend in-person worship services at Hope. We are mindful of the highly-contagious nature of the virus that’s causing the pandemic. We are taking many precautions here at the church, in order to slow the potential spread of the...

June 10 Update

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REST “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is...

June 1 Update

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  COMMUNION SERVICES AT HOPE Earlier today we held several of our ten-person Communion services here at Hope. It was a joy for Pastor Lew and me to welcome congregation members to the Lord’s table, and to gather in the sanctuary with our sisters and brothers in Christ to confess our...

May 27 Update

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UNFAMILIAR TERRITORY Have you ever felt out-of-place? Do you recall the last time you were lost? Maybe you’ve traveled to a new city, and found yourself unsure of where to go. Perhaps your GPS has failed you on a trip, and you suddenly didn’t have clear directions. We’ve...

Announcement from Pastor Wayne Puls

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  Dear Members and Friends of Hope Lutheran Church, I pray for God’s peace and comfort to be in your heart, in these unsettled days. The good Lord promises to be with us in every circumstance, and his loving, strong hand ultimately governs our world and our lives. As we continue to...

May 20 Update

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  “God is spirit, and his worshippers must worship in spirit and in truth.” (John 4:24)   WAITING FOR IN-PERSON WORSHIP Later today, the governor of North Carolina is expected to make an announcement regarding moving our state into Phase 2. This move would allow...

May 12 Update

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UPDATE FROM HOPE “I was glad when they said to me, ‘Let us go to the house of the Lord!’” (Psalm 122:1)   PRAYERS FOR YOU For several weeks now, the congregation has been worshipping remotely, and our normal ministry activities have been suspended. Along with...

May 4 Update

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UPDATE FROM HOPE Monday, May 4, 2020   THE GREEN FLAG Have you ever closely watched the start of a car race? Usually, the cars are lined up in rows, and they drive slowly toward the starting line. If everything’s in order, a green flag flies, and the massive engines roar. The cars...

April 27 Update

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UPDATE FROM HOPE - LET THERE BE LIGHT The very first words of God, as recorded in the Bible, are in Genesis 1:3. Speaking into the empty void of darkness before the creation of the universe, God proclaimed, “Let there be light,” and there was light. Throughout the Scriptures...

How Long Is This Going To Last?


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“How long is this going to last?” One of the hardest things about what’s going on in our lives these days is the uncertainty about when life’s going to get back to normal. “When are we going to be able to function routinely?” None of us knows. We listen to the...