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IT IS HERE - The season of Lent

 ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE – Wednesday February,17th at 4:00 in the Spirit of Hope Parking Lot. This is an “in car” service. 

We are quickly coming to the season of Lent which is a period of preparation, leading to the remembrance of our Lord’s passion, death, and the celebration of the resurrection. Lent traditionally is a time for reflection on God’s gift of mercy, love and salvation in Jesus. We focus on the disciplines of Lent. For some, it is greater attention to prayer while for others, it is fasting and a renewed focus on worship and growing in our relationship with God, as we journey with him to and through Jerusalem. But most of all this is a time for worship and renewal.
We believe this will be a very rich Lenten season. In the darkness of life, let God shine through you this season as we are drawn closer to Christ, in love and humble gratitude for all that Jesus has done for us. After all, Christ took on our, pain and brokenness, accepted and encountered the cross in order to redeem us and the world form the evils of sin and death. Through Christ’s sacrifice we are free to love and serve God and each other!  Come and follow me.     See you in worship!

Lent is a time for all Christians to reflect on our blessings. The Lenten season is also a time where we can challenge ourselves to simple Lenten Disciplines. It is a time where we can grow in our spirituality.   
Lent is traditionally a period to remember Christ's forty days in the wilderness. Many people discipline themselves during this church season by giving something up as a sacrifice as Jesus sacrificed himself. The primary focus for Lent , however, should not simply be giving up one of our pleasures in life, but to rededicate our very lives to Christ as God's faithful Children
LENT is meant for us to slow down and think seriously about our blessings and our relationship with God not only by giving something up, but by adding a few simple Lenten disciplines to our weekly spiritual lives.  

Spirit of Hope Lutheran wishes everyone a very special Happy Valentne's Day.

Blessings to all.
Yuld address 3 key questions: Who am I writing for? (e "for a limited Welcome to iour friends and family at the Summit.

Our Spirit of Hope weekly newsletter is being distributed at the Summit each week to help share the love of Christ with all who read our articles. Messages come from our Seniro's Rock Group and Women's Afternoon Bible Study.
We Invite those of you to attend any event you might be interested in here at Spirit of Hope.
We look forward to meeting more of you.

Coffee with the Pastor ONLINE    
Every Wednesday
at 9:00 am

You are invited to join me on a ZOOM call… this is how you do this. Open your internet browser, Copy and paste the link below into the address line. We will go live starting at 9:00 am.

or call into the meeting, using your phone to one of the following numbers:

Please add – phone numbers =   1-346-248-7799

When prompted add the following information: 
Meeting ID: 640 106 1099

EVENING BIBLE STUDY - Every Wednesday Night at 6:00 pm

Meet at the church and we will be also be on line through the ZOOM application using the same log-in address as we use for the Coffee time with Pastor.
Pastor Tony will lead this Bible study and we will be studying the scriptures that will be read at the next Sunday worship service.
Everyone who is to be present at the church MUST be wearing a mask for everyone’s protection. Masks are available if needed.
If you are not able to join us here at church, please log on to this ZOOM video call on your computer or phone at 6:00 pm.
Join us anytime! or call into the meeting, using your phone to one of the following numbers: Please add – phone numbers = 1-346-248-7799 When prompted add the following information Meeting ID: 640 106 1099 See you there!
Morning Bible Study

When: Thursday mornings
Time: 6:30 a.m.
Where: Church
What: Bring your Bible and your coffee
A Word from the Women's Bible Study

By Dar Stucke

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8,13

  Herbert and Zelmyra Fisher were married for eighty-six years, enough to set the Guinness World Record, at that time, for the longest marriage. The North Carolina couple were wed in 1924 and stayed that way until his death in 2011. “There isn’t any secret. It was only God that kept us together,” Zelmyra told the AARP Bulletin that year. It is quite safe to say that couple knew a few things about living out God’s love for each other. I bet knowingly or unknowingly, they practiced Paul’s definition of love from 1 Corinthians many times throughout those eighty-six years. And I bet it wasn’t only on Valentines Day but rather all through the daily, ordinary days of life. 
  Look closely at the list in 1 Corinthians 13 and we see so many other important characteristics that are wrapped up in love: patience, kindness, humility, grace forgiveness, strength, loyalty, commitment, determination, vision, perseverance, faithfulness, trust, belief, faith, hope and even more. Maybe that’s why Paul said the greatest trait is love: love encompasses and expresses everything else that is good.
  It’s wonderful to celebrate stories that have endured the test of time, like the Fishers, but it is also important to remember that great loves like theirs are built day by day and minute by minute. As we hear lots about love during Valentines week, we need to also look for opportunities to express love in all its other facets, through daily expressions to those who are closest to us, those with whom we share short, passing interactions and those we don’t know at all. We need to become practitioners of great, triumphant love one step at a time with Jesus as our perfect example. 

Dear God, 
  Help me to look for ways to turn trying situations into expressions of love. Open my eyes to see those around me who need a touch of kindness or encouragement and then prompt me to do something productive for them. Help me to grow in love. In Jesus name, Amen🙏

Prayers –

We pray for those church members who are struggling with many health issues this week.

Please continue prayers for Linda Vandenberg who is home recuperating from the diagnosis of Valley Fever. She is very weak and fighting for getting better. Prayers are helping her . Also pray for Ken.

Pat Gursky passed into the church triumphant last weekend. Her husband Frank passed away last summer. Please pray for her son Alan and family as they plan final affairs.
We pray for Tom Snodgrass who is recovering from a stroke and heart surgery that damaged his sight and thought process.  Pray that the Lord will improve his eye sight. Thank you for his energy and strength

We pray for Lynell Schleicher as she fell and broke her femur. She is in rehab recovering from surgery and doing physical therapy.  
We pray for Jim Sanford as he is hospitalized with pneumonia and copd in Colorado.  Strengthen Jim and heal his body. 
We pray for the health of Marie Renda. Diane Thompson, Linda Basler, Ethel Robbins, Barb Kearns, Frieda Pyles, Vicky Kuehl, Kevin Hicks, Marilyn Flood.

We pray for Diane Reinhardt fighting off the colon cancer. We pray you continue to feed her with a great attitude and positive energy. 

Prayers for Bonnie Gunderson's brother, Dwight MacMonagle, fighting the corona virus and Hodgkins.

Please pray for Mike Johnson who fell and broke his shoulder and is struggling with a lot of pain. No surgery is needed but he is terribly uncomfortable. 
Prayers for Carl McCoy's neighbor , Monte Lange, who had surgery for a brain anuerysm and has a long recovery ahead of him.

Prayers for Diane & Allen Thompson's grand-daughter who is pregnant and having complications.
Prayers for Rosemary Brant's friend, Anita, who is struggling with cancer and going into hospice.

We pray for the spouses and families of those church members who have passed into the church triumphant this past month:

Sylvia Humleker who lost her husband Finn
Linda Wilcox who lost her husband Larry.
Herb Rauworth on the loss of his wife Sharon.
Debbie Krikorian on the loss of her mother Alice Lundquist. 

May the God of good health and happiness restore all who are struggling this week with the many situations people in our lives are struggling. Thank you for your presence and give us the joys of everyday life!

Grocery cards Needed!!

People in our community are still in need for the basics to get through every day. If you are able, please pick up a few cash cards and bring them to Pastor Tony to distribute as needed.  

Fry's Community Rewards

Did you know you can support nonprofit organizations in your community just by shopping at Fry's? It's easy when you enroll in Fry's Community Rewards. To get started, sign up with your V.I.P. Card and select Spirit of Hope as the local organization you wish to support. Once you're enrolled, you'll earn rewards for your church every time you shop and use your V.I.P. card.
SOH Organization number is 80606

Amazon Smile

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