Happy Friday, Hope!
The season of Lent is off to an incredible start. Ash Wednesday services kicked off our 40-day journey to Easter. This season has always been an important season in the life of Hope Ankeny.
+ March 2006:
Hope Ankeny held its first worship services Saturday nights at Resurrection Lutheran Church.
+ March 2007:
Worship moved to Sunday mornings at Northview Middle School
+ March 2008
: The Dream Builder giving campaign made it possible to lease and renovate The Station (1925 SW 3
+ April 2010
: Saturday worship started at The Station.
+ April 2011
: First time Easter attendance topped 1,000.
+ March 2014:
Started moving dirt and the construction of a permanent church home for Hope in Ankeny began.
+ March 2015
: Had our first weekend of worship at 520 NW 36
This is the season of birth and rebirth; of new life and resurrection. A season where God has historically reshaped and reformed who we are as a church. I wonder what new thing God is wanting to bring about in your life over the next 40 days? I can’t wait to hear the stories of the work God is doing in our community between now and Easter.
- Follow the 40 Days of Devotions with Hope pastors and leaders
- Pray about how to participate in the Lenten Mission Project
- Worship on a weekly basis (Saturdays at 5:00 pm and Sundays at 8:00, 9:15 and 11:00 am) (Note: Friendly Jesus will be making a return visit and the Hospitality Team will help you find him!)
- Engage relationally with someone looking for a church home and begin inviting them to join you for Easter celebrations on April 19-20.
The community of faith is good for us in so many ways. I’m glad you are (an irreplaceable) part of Hope! This weekend we continue
and try to answer the question “Who is this man that even the winds and waves obey him?” It’s the highlight of my week to point you to the power and presence of Jesus in the midst of any storm coming our way.
See you at worship!