July 16, 2021

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Upcoming Events

Dine to Donate at Texas Roadhouse

July 18th from Noon to 4:00pm

Curbside Communion at Central Campus

July 26th from 9:00am to 10:00am

Memorial for Cliff Asdal

July 27th at 10:30am at Hope Central Campus

Memorial for Renate Steinert

July 31st at 11:00am at Hope Lake Weir Campus

Clothe-A-Kid with Love INC

August 3rd & 5th

Fish Fry

August 6th (Register starting July 19th)

To access the full calendar, click here!

Dine to Donate at Texas Roadhouse on July 18th


Dine to Donate at Texas Roadhouse is back!

It's been a while, but we're excited to once again be partnering with Texas Roadhouse for a delicious Dine to Donate afternoon!

If you dine at Texas Roadhouse's Lady Lake location on July 18th from 12:00pm to 4:00pm, they will donate 10% of your total food purchases to Hope Lutheran Church!

Invitations are available at each Hope campus. If you forget your invitation, simply tell your server that you’re with Hope Lutheran Church.

Come on out and enjoy some delicious food for a good cause!

Register for the Next Fish Fry Beginning July 19th

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Our next Fish Fry will be August 6th at Hope Central Campus. Once again, you'll be able to choose between 4:30pm and 6:00pm seatings. This month, we will also have Root Beer Floats! Don't miss out!

Registration begins July 19th. Tickets will be available until noon on August 2nd. Tickets are $10 per person.

Because of the Fish Fry, please note that there will be NO Social Supper on August 4th.

Diabetes Support Group Welcomes Special Speaker


On July 19th, the Hope Diabetes Support Group is hosting Sara Murray, a registered dietitian, to speak to all of Hope members who are interested in appropriate nutrition.

The meeting will take place at Hope Central Campus in room 205 at 10:00am. Questions? Call Ron Bacon at (352) 633-9030.

Give Blood at the Next Blood Drive


July 25th from 8:00am to 12:00pm

Fairway Christian Church Parking Lot

The Big Red Bus will be at Fairway Christian Church on Sunday, July 25th, from 8:00am to 12:00pm.

You can sign-up online at Oneblood.org by entering the zip code (32162) and date (July 25). Fairway will come up on the schedule. Walk-ins are welcome but sign-up is preferred.

Please consider giving blood if you are able! The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened the strain on our nation's blood supply.

Your donation will save lives!

Seniors vs. Crime Presentation at Fairway


Interested in learning how you can combat scams and protect yourself from predators?

There will be a special Seniors vs. Crime presentation on Wednesday, July 28th, 2021, at 6:00pm, at Fairway Christian Church, 251 Avenida Los Angelos, The Villages.  


The presentation will address some common scams in our area and how to identify and avoid them, as well as how to get assistance from Seniors vs. Crime if you become a victim. 

The event will last approximately 35 to 45 minutes. There will also be time for an audience Q&A session, where you can ask your questions.

If you plan to attend, please call Fairway at (352) 259-9305. Thank you to our friends at Fairway for offering this program!

Community Choral Reading Session

July 29th at 6:00pm - Hope Lake Weir Campus


Our first Choral Reading Session of the summer was a great success! We're looking forward to hosting two more, and we want YOU to come sing with us.

The next Community Choral Reading Session will be on Thursday, July 29th at 6:00pm at Hope Lake Weir Campus. Hope Lake Weir Campus is located at 10495 SE Sunset Harbor Road, Summerfield, FL.

If you like singing in choir, winning door prizes, and enjoying lots of dessert, come out and join the fun! There's no obligation beyond simply gathering together with other musicians for a fun evening in a beautiful space. All music is provided.

The Choral Reading Session is open to anyone in the surround community. You do NOT need to be a member of Hope! Invite your friends and other singers you know to join you.

This event is for adults only. No childcare will be provided. Hope Lake Weir Campus is located in Summerfield and is not golf cart accessible.

If you can't join us this time, make sure to mark your calendar for our third and final event on September 1st. Our third Choral Reading Session will be an outdoor sing-fest held at our new Hope Lutheran property in the Southern Villages, on Meggison Road.

We can't wait to sing with you on July 29th at Hope Lake Weir Campus!

Blessing Bag Donations Needed

Our Blessing Bag team is in need of a few essential items to help in the preparation of new bags. The team is asking for donations of Protein bars (including granola bars) and Band-Aids.

Blessing Bags are small bags full of essential items, gathered and distributed to the homeless. Any donation would be greatly appreciated!

Update on Our New Church Management System


We are hard at work preparing our new online church management system! When the system is in place, you will be able to access our Hope directory digitally from anywhere, as well as find important information for your favorite groups and ministries.


On July 7th, we sent a test email from engage@hope4all.church to confirm the member emails we have on file. We also gave everyone the opportunity to set their information from Public to Private, if they do not wish to be included in the directory. During this test, we received 180 bounce-back emails. We have confirmed that this is a bug in the management system, and we are working with the company to resolve this issue quickly.


We are unsure when this issue will be fixed, but we will keep you informed via News in the Pews articles and announcements. In the meantime, please confirm that you have updated your email address with the church. It is important that we have your accurate email address on file.


If you did not receive a test email from engage@hope4all.church on July 7th, please check your Spam and Junk folders. If you are certain that you did not receive an email, please send an email to engage@hope4all.church and let us know.


Thank you for your patience as we finalize this new software! Stay tuned to News in the Pews and our online channels for updates as they are available.

New Opportunities to Support Clothe-A-Kid from Love INC

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It's time to help our deserving students go back to school in style!

Clothe-A-Kid, a program from our friends at Love INC, helps provide back-to-school clothes for local children in need. This year, the emphasis will be on helping the people that are trying to help themselves.

Clothe-A-Kid is a relational program that provides families with a loving experience as they shop for back to school clothes. For those who are interested in supporting these deserving kids and their families, there are two ways to get involved.

Volunteer to Shop with a Family 

Volunteers are paired with a family to help them select the clothing and shoes (following school guidelines) needed. Volunteers also help track the spending of the family while showing the love of Christ to them. This program is only limited by the number of volunteers we have to shop with families. We need you to meet the needs of your community's kids!

Shop at Kohl's in The Villages on Tuesday, August 3rd and Thursday, August 5th

To register, go to www.loveinchof.org/Clothe-a-Kid.html.

Sponsor an Individual Kid or a Family

Sponsors donate $240, $60, or any amount (helping kids shop) and the family gives $10 (securing their spot). The total, per kid, is used to shop at Kohl's for clothing or shoes for back to school. 

  • Comp T4M (Fully engaged in life change) - $240 per kid
  • TM (Getting to know you program) - $60 per kid

Donate Kohl's Gift Cards, check, or cash via mail to: Love INC,15797S. Hwy 441, Summerfield, FL 34491.

In Memoriam...

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We extend our love and sympathy to the family of Sonja Frano, who went to her heavenly home on July 9, 2021.

Sonja was born on March 10, 1937. She joined Hope Lutheran Church on December 10, 2006. Sonja was widowed in 2017.  Arrangements are pending at this time.


We extend our love and sympathy to the family of Robert (Bob) Brooks, who went to her heavenly home on July 9, 2021.

Bob was born on August 15, 1925. He joined Hope Lutheran Church on October 26, 2003. He was widowed in 2018 and had been living with family for a few years in Lake Mary, FL. Arrangements are pending at this time.

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We extend our love and sympathy to the family of Carole Day, who went to her heavenly home on July 12, 2021.

Carole was born on April 12, 1939. She joined Hope on September 30, 2001. Carole was widowed in 2012. She had recently been residing in North Carolina with family. 

Please keep the families of these individuals in your hearts and prayers during their time of grief.

Worship Attendance for July 10-11, 2021

Central Campus:

4:00pm = 128

6:00pm = 60

8:00am = 120

10:00am = 213

Lake Weir Campus:

10:00am = 65

Everglades Rec Center:

8:00am = 49

10:00am = 53

Scripture Reading for July 17-18

Ephesians 2:11-22

Matthew 28:16-20

Scripture Reading for July 24-25

Ephesians 4:1-16

John 15:1-4

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