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Our Church Blog - September 25 Update

September 25 Update

Posted by Wayne Puls on

I’m looking forward to a great weekend of worship here at Hope, and I encourage you to make plans to join us. You can worship either online or in person every weekend.
Church members are welcome to participate in our midweek ten-person Communion services. Sign up in advance ( for the services next week, Wednesday 6:00-6:15 PM, or Friday 10:00-10:15 AM. Face masks and social distancing are required. Guests are asked to speak with one of the pastors prior to communing.
With the state’s Mass Gathering Limit for indoor events recently increased to 25, we’re going to be taking some steps forward in reopening our ministry events here at Hope. Hallelujah! Social distancing measures, enhanced cleaning procedures, and other safety precautions, will be utilized, and masks will be required for all participants.
  • Children’s Church for age 3 to grade 4 will resume during all worship services, beginning October 3-4. Visit the website ( for details.
  • Sunday School for youth (grades 5-6, 7-8, 9-12) will resume on Sunday, October 4 at 9:30 AM. Advance sign-up is necessary (register here).
  • Several of Hope’s small groups and ministry teams will resume in-person meetings next month, while others are continuing to meet via Zoom. The church staff is working through the in-person meeting schedule and logistical details with group and team leaders. Communicate with your leaders for updates on your group or team.
  • Sunday School for adults will resume on Sunday, October 11 at 9:30 AM. Advance sign-up is necessary (learn more here).
The monthly publication of our national church body, Lutheran Witness, speaks directly about what's important to today's Lutherans. To subscribe, contact Amy Elder at by October 16. The cost of the magazine is $12.95.
I apologize for sharing incorrect information with you last week. Hope’s Xplore trackout ministry program is looking for an assistant teacher, not a part-time bookkeeper. If interested, contact Erin Ames ( ). 
Through all these weeks and months since March, many of Hope’s members have been able to faithfully support the ministry work of the congregation with their gifts and offerings. Some are bringing their offerings to in-person worship services, others are using electronic transfer options, and others are mailing in their envelopes. To all of you, a sincere word of thanks and gratitude for your generosity, and for enabling our church’s finances to remain relatively stable during these turbulent times. 

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