THIS WEEKEND AT HOPE:
Genesis: A Binge-Worthy Bible Series
"Mad Men"
Good morning, Hope!
 
Record amounts of food poured into our church building last weekend for the Souper Bowl Food Drive! Thanks for your generosity, and thanks to the large, hard-working and joy-filled crew of church volunteers who sorted and delivered it to 93 food pantries in central Iowa this past week. WOW!
 
Speaking of WOW, worship this weekend is the can't-miss season finale for our Binge-Worthy Bible Series! We - Jeremy, Richard & myself - will preach on Genesis 37:3-11, a classic and colorful story of Mad Men, gifts, dreams, pride and envy ... yep, serious connections to modern life! I'm excited about the Word God has given us to share! Make time for worship! It's good for you and we're better when you're here!
 
Finally, a tip of the hat and three cheers for our parking lot & snow-plow teams - my heroes! When winter weather hits, our church lot gets cleared immediately. And at our biggest services, our volunteer parking team and Hope-mobile drivers are there - every weekend - to serve you, making it safe and easy for you to get in and out of worship regardless of the weather.
 
Peace,
Mike Housholder
 
PS- The season of Lent starts next week, and Hope's Ash Wednesday (Feb. 14) services this year will be at 12:00, 5:00 & 6:30 pm.
 
 

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. Professional photographers will be on hand for an additional cost.
 
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Ash Wednesday
Wednesday, Feb. 14, noon, 5:00 & 6:30 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.
 
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Visual Prayer for Families
Monday, Feb. 12, 6:30-8:00 pm
 
Families with children (kindergarten and older) are invited to join us to develop their relationship with Christ through prayer, Scripture and creative expression! You do not need to be an artist to participate.

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First Communion Class 
Saturday, Feb. 24, 10:00 am - noon OR
Monday, Feb. 26, 6:00-8:00 pm
 
In this one-session class, parents and children (grades 1-5) will learn together the history of communion and how to partake in communion. The class is taught in a fun, participatory environment. Students will take their first communion March 29 during the Maundy Thursday services.

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Missio'nPink 
Saturday, Feb. 24, 1:00-4:00 pm
 
Families are invited to worship and serve together at this fun event led by 'nPink! A variety of service projects will be available, all benefiting different local mission partners. This event is geared toward families with preschool- and elementary-age kids, but all are welcome.

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