This Weekend at Hope:   
Finding God in the Tough Stuff | Where is God When I Feel Lost? |   Proverbs 3:5-7   
Good Morning Hope!
Part 1: When it pours. The flood waters rose and many are suffering. It's not a new story, but it is the reality of our lives. We all seem to take a turn in the flood waters of life.
When tragedy rises we have a great opportunity to witness and be part of the healing care and love of God in serving one another. Caring always comes one simple loving act at a time through people.
Our Mission's Ministry connects people who have needs with people who want to serve. Just last evening a team from our church, in partnership with other Johnston churches, provided a meal for the people displaced by the flood from Cornerstone Commons in Johnston.
As you hear of flood related needs, please send an email to with :  
  • The person's name, phone number, city they live in, and brief description of what happened.
If you, or others you know, are willing and able to help with clean-up please send an email to  and include:
  • Name(s) of people willing to help, contract phone number, city you live in.
Part 2: When it pours. Vacation Bible School starts in 10 days! Registrations are at record levels and that means the Holy Spirit is pouring out his great love preparing the hearts of people to celebrate his great love through great Bible teaching, music, fun, crafts, skits, snacks, and games.
As you hear and know of kids who need to learn about and celebrate God's love, please register them for a great week of VBS, July 16-20:
If you, or others, you know, are willing and able to help with VBS, please sign up to serve:
"Shine! Be the Light" is our theme this year. It couldn't be more appropriate that this then spills over into our lives in mission.
May God's light burn brightly in your life,
Pastor Eric
P.S. VBS T-Shirts for kids will be available for pickup beginning this weekend at worship services. Volunteers can get theirs at VBS Training.

50+ Fellowship
Wednesday, July 11, 9:00-10:00 am

The 50+ Ministry seeks to enrich the lives of adults age 50+ by offering engaging activities to fulfill their social, vocational, spiritual, intellectual, emotional, physical and relational needs, so the world is blessed by their presence and ministry. These include monthly luncheons and game nights, special events, and service and travel opportunities.

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Vacation Bible School Celebration
Saturday, July 21, 3:00-8:00 pm

Keep the fun of Vacation Bible School going with inflatable games, worship and free food! Bring the whole family, and your friends, too!

Taste of Hope Summer Festival
Saturday, July 28, at Hope West Des Moines

Join us for Hope's annual summer festival, Taste of Hope! Participate in the golf tournament (on July 27), 5K walk/run, Youth Fun Run or talent show, or come for the food, games, art workshop, fireworks and more! All this, along with two opportunities for worship! Bring the whole family, and your friends, too! Worship is at 3:00 & 5:00 pm! Kids are invited to join us and sing a few songs from VBS.

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New Building Open House
Sunday, Aug. 19, 1:00-3:00 pm

Take a walkthrough of the new church building! While you tour, we invite you to pray for the ministry opportunities and spiritual growth that will happen there, as well as enjoy classic state fair foods!

for children
age 3 - grade 5
for kids age 3 - grade 5 
for grades 6-12
at Hope WDM on July 11
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