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7-23 Bulletin              

Today’s altar flowers are given in memory of Vera McClure and in thankfulness to God for giving her such a wonderful mother by Sarah Gebhardt.

July 23-29, 2017
Today:  8:30 a.m. Worship*
New members received @ 8:30
9:30 a.m. Sunday School
10:45 a.m. Worship
11:00 a.m. Good Hope Riders
Noon Fifth Sunday Band Practice
2:30 p.m. Fraizer baptism (chapel)
6:00 p.m. Youth Grp-movie-Mansfield
Monday: No Emmaus Circle
7:00 p.m. Wertz Bible Study
Tuesday: 9:30 a.m. Bible Study
10:30 a.m. Staff Mtg.
7:00 p.m. E. Thomas Bible Study
7:00 p.m. Finance Comm.
Wednesday: 5:15 p.m. WOW prayer
5:30 p.m. WOW meal
Thursday: 6:30 p.m. Executive Comm.
7:00 p.m. Council
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. Men of Hope
*with Holy Communion
Greeters for next week:  8:30 Youth    
10:45 Maxine Brown

Special music for next week: Youth Choir, Fifth Sunday Band (8:30)

Ladies, if you’re going to the Northwestern Ohio Synodical Convention in Findlay on Saturday, July 29, remember to pick up your registration form in the church office and send it in before July 15. If you’re going to the convention and want to carpool, let Sarah know (562-9455.)

Brick Order Deadline—September 10
Thanks to those of you who have already purchased brick pavers for the Garden of Hope. The first deadline to submit orders will be September 10, 2017. A fall dedication is planned. You may pick up a brick order form at the office, or from the display near the lounge.

Youth/Family News from David Wolfe

Youth Group Meets Tonight
It’s movie night in Mansfield where we will be watching Despicable Me 3. Be at the church at 6:00 p.m. We will eat someplace first ....

5TH SUNDAY Band practice
5th SUNDAY youth band practice is today. Practice will begin shortly after our 10:45 Worship Service; we will meet in the Sanctuary. Bring your instruments.

25 Back Packs
We have been asked to assist Redeemer Lutheran Church in Toledo with acquiring 25 Back-packs for inner-city children. The back-packs should be new and of good quality. We need to collect the 25 back-packs by July31, the end of the month. They can be dropped off at the church office. Thank you!
Due to conflicting circumstances, no reserved Bratwurst Festival parking tickets will be sold.

Care Packages
We would like to mail care packages to Paul Holdcraft and Joanna (Norris) Forbes who are serving in the military; we ask for your help with filling the boxes. There is a tub in the narthex for your donations. Please consider donating individually wrapped, nonperishable food items for us to send. This could include items such as cheese crackers, cookies, candy, nuts, etc. NO chocolate please. We will collect these goodies until August 13. Thank you for helping us to honor these two brave members!  -Outreach Committee

As part of the 500th Reformation Celebration, during the months of July and August WELCA will be collecting items for LWR School Kits. WELCA buys the school bags, but each bag needs the following items:
4 notebooks of 70 sheets (either college or wide ruled)
Box of 24 crayons
Ruler (with centimeter markings--wooden or plastic)
Pencil sharpener (hand held)
Scissors (larger child’s blunt end)
5 unsharpened pencils with erasers (#2)
5 ballpoint pens with blue or black ink (no gel pens)
1 eraser (2 ½ inches long, pink, usually in packages of 3 or more)
If you wish to buy items for the school bags, WELCA Board suggest you shop at Walmart when the big school supplies sales begins as they have all the items and the prices are good at sale time. Please buy only the items listed as LWR is very specific on what is acceptable to put into a school bag. Buying a complete set of items is unnecessary. Donate whatever you wish in whatever quantity you wish. WELCA will use the offering from Maundy Thursday to fill in needed items. Donation box is in the narthex.

RED CROSS always has an URGENT NEED for blood donors! Our Blood Drive is Tuesday, August 15 from 12 noon – 5 p.m. You can sign up in the narthex between services, online or call 1-800-RED-CROSS. Walk-ins are welcome, but scheduled appointments take priority.

Good Hope Christian Preschool has resumed collecting gently used clothing, towels and bedding for its fund raiser through Good Will. (No shoes, belts, purses or other “hard” items please.) The fundraiser will continue through the end of August. The bins are located near the office on the first floor.

Today is Mission Sunday. On the fourth Sunday of each month, the Sunday School offering is designated to help Bamilaku Tadesse, a teenage boy in Ethiopia and Jasmin Ibisate, a young girl from the Philippines, through Compassion International.

That’s what Stephen Ministers do. They have gone through 50 hours of training in providing Christian care so that they can focus on your needs and listen to what you really have to say.

Letter needed!
A convicted criminal (sentenced to 103 years) is now eligible for parole in September after only serving 23 years. If you are willing to write a letter on behalf of his victim to advocate for his continued incarceration, please see the flyer on the narthex racks. Correspondence must be received by August 1.

  Last week there were 51 meals served at WOW and 35 attended the prayer service. Thank you to the cooking team of Roberta Siniff, Rose Guinther, Jan Heckenhauer, Nancy Heiby for the meal of meatloaf, scalloped potatoes, salad and dessert.
    The Closet gave out 177 items.

Hymn Sing – Sunday, July 30 –3-5pm
What: Sing the hymns of Martin Luther with  fellowship & ice cream to follow.
Where: St. John (Windfall) Lutheran Church
  5070 Newmans-Cardington Rd. E
  Cardington, Ohio  

Good Hope celebrates 500 years of the Protestant Reformation, 175 years of Good Hope, and 50 years of Brattie!

Wow, that's a lot of celebrating! In honor of these landmark dates, Good Hope is participating in this year's Bratwurst Festival parades. Several members have constructed a float and we're looking for children and/or families to ride on or walk alongside of the float. We have straw bales on the float for those who are unable to stand. This is a great opportunity to acknowledge our Lutheran heritage.
The festival dates and parade times are August 17 and 18, 7:00 p.m.; and August 19 at 4:00 p.m. The parades happen rain or shine. Parade line-up time is approximately one hour before the step off. You can sign up for one or two days or all three.
We'd like as many members as possible to join us. There is a sign-up sheet in the Narthex or you can call the church office at 419-562-0286.

Ladies, We Need Your Help!
A signup sheet to wash kitchen towels for September 2017 - August 2018 is on a TV tray in the narthex. If you wish to help with this job, please sign your name next to the month you’d like to wash the towels. Questions on procedure? Call Sarah Gebhardt (419-562-9455)

Thank you to all our church family. The card shower was the best idea for Wendy and me. He has looked at the cards several times. Thanks so much. In Christ, Wendy and Loretta
What a joy it has been to be a part of Good Hope! I am so grateful for everyone’s friendship, love, prayers and expressions of concern through the greeting cards I recently received from Good Hope. In Christ, Pastor Hap


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