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Hope's Mission: To Wake Forest, And Beyond!

Posted by Wayne Puls on

Do you remember Buzz Lightyear's famous line in Toy Story? “To infinity, and beyond!” Here at Hope Lutheran Church, our version is, “To Wake Forest, and Beyond!” A source of great joy to me, on a regular basis, is the number of Hope ministries that are aimed at the...

Team Ministry

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As the years go by in my life, one of the things I’ve had to give up —reluctantly! — is playing team sports. For several decades, I played all sorts of team sports, and enjoyed them all. But my bones and joints are telling me to slow down, and find different ways to exercise...

Why, God?

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When life’s complexities or tragedies overwhelm us, we sometimes ask, “Why, God?” The question rattles around in our minds, and can even escape our lips, when we’re troubled, devastated, crushed, or confused. When our comprehension comes up short, or when we can’t...

A Note From Vicar Zach

Posted by Zach Sarrault on

Hey Hope Family! Kelsey and I are all moved in and have been greatly enjoying our first few weeks here in North Carolina.  You have been such a welcoming congregation and we feel very lucky that we are able to spend this next year with all of you.  I know that many of you have talked...

Thank You from the Scott Family

Posted by Hope Lutheran Church on

To say that my family and I are grateful for the time that we got to spend with all of you over the last year is a giant understatement, to say the least. Our year at Hope was spent with so many opportunities to see the love of Christ shine in each of you and leaving was especially difficult for...

First Class

Posted by Wayne Puls on

I remember a conversation I had with a long-time Hope member, during my first month in the church, back in 2012. This gentleman and I were talking about the most recent additions to Hope’s facilities: our beautiful worship sanctuary, Youth Center, adult education rooms upstairs, and...

Faith In Christ Is a Gift of God

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As pastors of a big, busy church, we get involved in all sorts of projects. Not long ago, we suited up and hopped on these construction vehicles. We thought we were being helpful. We were advised, though, to stick with what we know. Actually, one of us (Pastor Wayne Puls) used to operate a...

Pastor Puls' Message...Be A Missionary!

Posted by Wayne Puls on

Late last month I spent a couple of days with real-life missionaries. I traveled to Mayaguez, Puerto Rico, to participate in a two-day meeting with a team of Lutheran Church Missouri Synod missionaries. It was an inspiring opportunity to learn about their plans for sharing the Gospel...

Ready for Lent?

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If you’ve been worshipping at a Christian church for long, you probably have a pretty good idea of what Lent’s all about. We think of this forty-day season, which comes before Easter, as a penitential season. Lent is a time for Christians to reflect on our sinfulness. We consider the...

Ups & Downs

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North Carolina winters are full of ups and downs! We all know it. As I write this today, it’s 28o and windy. The forecasters are saying that within a few days the temperature will hit 70o. Our winter weather sure does bounce around, doesn’t it? Our lives in this world are full...