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1-21 Bulletin

The altar flowers are given in loving memory of George and Dorothy Fischer and their anniversary on January 20 by the Tim and Lynn Cook family.

The cost of the bulletins is donated in honor of the gals who make prayer shawls and for all those who work on a funeral luncheon committee or donated food or money for the luncheons in 2017.

I thank God for all of you and for the generous and cheerful response to help in these WELCA ministries. –Sarah Gebhardt

The cost of the radio broadcast is given in memory of Dick and Ethel Wilson and Rick Wilson by Cindy and Dean Campbell and family.

January 21-27, 2018
Today: 8:30 a.m. Worship*
9:30 a.m. Sunday School/Youth Choir/Children’s Bells
9:30 a.m. Confirmation Class
10:45 a.m. Worship*
5:00 p.m. Youth Group
Monday: 6:30 p.m. Gifts of Hope
7:00 p.m. Outreach
7:00 p.m. Emmaus Circle
7:30 p.m. Dartball-home
Tuesday: 9:30 a.m. Bible Study
10:30 a.m. Staff Mtg.
7:00 p.m. Finance Comm.
Wednesday: 5:15 p.m. WOW prayer
5:30 p.m. WOW meal
6:00 p.m. Spirit of Praise
No Bell Choir
7:30 p.m. Senior Choir
Thursday: 6:30 p.m. Exec. Comm.
7:00 p.m. Council
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. Men of Hope
*with Holy Communion

Greeters for next week:  8:30 Connie Smith and Jan Gledhill   

10:45 Chuck and Cindy Snyder

Gene Luidhardt is leading worship and preaching at Crouse, Tiro today.

Today there will be a presentation on what is involved in the needed repairs to Good Hope’s stained glass windows. The information will be given after each service. Please plan to attend!

Clean, empty cans (46 oz. or 1 qt., 14 oz.) are needed for the sacristy to put altar flowers in to send home after church.

Youth/Family News from David Wolfe
Youth Group tonight—January 21
Movie Night in Mansfield
Sunday, February 4, is
  Gather your family and friends around the TV and enjoy a delicious, mouth-watering, SUBMARINE SANDWICH while you watch the game! As a fundraiser to help with the expense of going to the ELCA National Youth Gathering this year, Good Hope’s youth are taking orders through Sunday, January 28 for three different types of sub-sandwiches: Italian, Regular, or Club for a donation of $6.00 each.
  You will find a blue-colored order form in your January Steeple Notes, on the narthex racks or in the church office during the week. Payment must accompany your order. Make checks payable to Good Hope Youth. Bring or mail your order to the church office.
  Subs may be picked up in the auditorium on Sunday, February 4.

Plan to attend Good Hope’s annual congregational meeting on Sunday, February 4 after the 10:45 service. A light lunch will be provided.
The 2017 Annual Report will be available on January 28.
2018 Council Installation
2018 Council members will be installed on Sunday, January 28 at both services.

IF:  Bucyrus Women’s Conference
February 9 and 10, 2018
Hosted by BORN
@ United Methodist Outreach Center
$10.00 registration fee
Free Childcare, Lunch and snacks provided
Call 419-557-4550 for more information or to register by February 2.

Sponsorship needed!
Brick Paver Report
Thanks to all who purchased bricks to help pay down the Steeple Repair Loan. We are pleased to report that proceeds from the sales raised $4,470.00. In addition, this effort has led to the beautification of the long neglected corner of Charles and Poplar. Thanks, again. –Randy F.

Next week is Mission Sunday. On the fourth Sunday of each month, the Sunday School offering is designated to help Jasmin Ibisate, a young girl from the Philippines, through Compassion International.
As it get colder . . . consider a donation of warm gloves, hats, mittens, socks or thermal underwear to The Closet. Blankets are also very valuable during these cold months.

Clean, empty small glass jars are needed for Sunday School—baby food jar size up to pint size (no lids.) Please give to Sharon Zahn or bring to the church office. Thank you.

Did you know . . . you can receive your Steeple Notes by email and save the church the cost of postage (as well as paper and ink)? We currently mail out close to 400 copies of the newsletter each month; Postage alone runs $1400.00 per year. Please write your email address on your worship registration card with the note “Steeple Notes” or call the church office (419-562-0286) if you want to switch. Thank you!

Altar flowers are needed for February 4, 18 and March 11, 18. Several dates are open in April too. Please sign up on the chart if you wish to donate in honor or memory of a loved one.

This past week there were 64 meals served at WOW and 40 attended the prayer service. Thank you to Norma Hoover, Sandy Wertz for the meal of chicken sandwiches, French fries, green beans, salad and dessert.
Two children participated in Jr. WOW.

Donations are still needed for the 420 S. Poplar Street Property for making a green space area for multi-use by our Good Hope family and preschool. State regulations will require fencing the preschool area.

Mildred House is celebrating her 95th birthday on January 30. Please send her a card if you know her and want to wish her well on this special day. Her address can be found on the Home-Bound page of the Steeple Notes.

Pastoral Act: Pastor Renee Ahern officiated at the funeral service of Mary Ann Schifer on December 28, 2017. Burial followed at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pastoral Act: Pastor Renee Ahern and Gene Luidhardt, S. A. M. officiated at the funeral service of Millie Palenshus on January 11, 2018. Burial followed at Oakwood Cemetery.

Pastoral Act: Pastor Renee Ahern officiated at the funeral service of Isobel “Liz” Konwinski on January 15, 2018. Burial followed at Oakwood Cemetery.

Graveside Service: Gene Luidhardt, S.A.M., officiated at a graveside service for Robert Stoneburner on January 11, 2018 at Grand Prairie Cemetery.

Dear Good Hope Family, We wish to express our heartfelt gratitude for all your cards, letters, prayers, love and support. Thank you for your visits and for the beautiful service for mom. Thank you to the Women of the Church for the beautiful prayer shawl, Pastor Renee and Patty Neff for the music and hymns that Mary Ann so loved to sing. Finally, thank you to the WELCA ladies for providing and serving the delicious lunch and to all who touched our hearts to ease our sorrow. In Christian love, Tom and Cindy Schifer, Debbie Schifer and the family of Mary Ann Schifer.

Gifts were given in memory of Gary Schifer to the Memorial Fund by John and Norma Spiegel and family, Frances Reiter, Jill Grove and family, Jeff and Becky Laipply, Janet Schiefer and family, Oscar and Shirley Kraft and family, Greg and Krista Meyer and family, Mary Jo and Robb Neff, Debbie, Kathy, Kitty, Ed Eppley, Lillian Hartschuh and family, Tom and Pat Daiber and family, Ardis Blackburn, Ken, Connie and Carl Tiffany, Tom and Joan Ritzler, Schifer Insurance Services (Jeff, Greg, Jenny), The Janel L. Brause Family, Paul and Kay Scott, Donovan and Karen Scott; to the 420 S Poplar St Fund by Regieg and Kay Kimerline; to the Steeple Fund by Virginia Meister and family, Mike and Joyce Schifer; to the Radio Fund by Dessie Schifer, Donald Schifer, Linda Williams and family.

A gift was given in memory of Mary Ann Schifer for the repair of the Stained Glass Windows by Frank and Maggie Fischer.

Gifts were given in memory of June Berry for the repair of the Stained Glass Windows by Regieg and Kay Kimerline; to the Memorial Fund by Delores Extine.

Gifts were given to the Steeple Fund in memory of June Berry and Gary Schifer by Chuck and Mary Scott.


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