This Weekend at Hope:
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Good Morning Hope!
A few weeks ago I was in Edina, Minnesota at one of my favorite restaurants, El Barrio. There are so many great things on the menu but the stand out is the corn soup. It's simple - just a few ingredients - but the flavor and the texture are extraordinary. When the best ingredients are combined in the right proportions we can see and experience some pretty amazing results.
It's the same with us. When we gather our lives together with a few other people it's pretty amazing what can result. And when we mix in the freshest most powerful ingredient of God's Holy Spirit, well we definitely kick things up a notch!
On Feb. 14 we will begin our six week Spring Life Groups Campaign. It's a planned and proven recipe for a great Life Group experience.
I want to share one of my favorite recipes with you.
  • 2 to 12 people (invite a few friends or fill up your existing group)
  • 1 defined place to meet (your home or other locations with Wi-Fi)
  • 6 YouTube videos "40 Days of Prayer" provided by Rick Warren (links are here
  • 1 group study guide (optional - order here)
  • Optional - light snacks for all sessions
Gather and prepare all ingredients, mix well but don't hurry the process. Enjoy each session as you gather, watch some excellent teaching together on prayer, and then discuss and share your lives together. You will be pleasantly surprised at what God does.
Start a Life Group today - it's easy and you will experience the great benefits of God's presence, a richer prayer life, and friendships.
Eric Voelker
Chef, Pastor, Angler, and Coach
P.S. Shout out to Dads and Daughters! Have fun tonight at the Daddy Daughter Dance at The Hub. It starts at 7:00 pm and the tickets ($5/person, $20 max) are available at the door if you don't already have yours!

P.P.S. Ash Wednesday Worship Services are next Wednesday at 5:00 & 7:00 pm at the Hub. Student Ministry will take a break, but all are invited to the services.

P.P.P.S. Please pray for continued safety for all the construction crews on our building site - they are doing fantastic work!

Daddy Daughter Dance
Friday, Feb. 9, 7:00-9:00 pm

An evening of dancing and fun for dads and daughters age 3 - grade 6! Tickets, priced at $5 per person or $20 family max, include crafts, dessert and beverages.

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Ash Wednesday Services
Wednesday, Feb. 14, 5:00 & 7:00 pm

Begin the season of Lent with the Hope community as we gather for worship, Holy Communion and the distribution of ashes to remember the grace of Jesus Christ.

Life Groups: 40 Days of Prayer
Ash Wednesday - Easter

This video series by author and pastor Rick Warren is available online for Life Groups to study together in their homes. Six sessions will help you deepen your prayer life through the how-tos and purpose of prayer. Learn how to pray with more confidence and greater faith than ever before.

The Gathering for Women
First Thursday of the month (March 1 - June 1), 6:30-8:00 pm

All women are invited to join us for a monthly gathering to connect with God and each other. Be encouraged through worship, inspiring preaching and prayer!

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for children
age 3 - grade 5
for students entering grades 6-8
for students entering grades 9-12
Feb. 10 for PowerLife students
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