WEEKLY BULLETIN - Good Hope Lutheran Church

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Good Hope Christian Preschool Fundraiser
Where: Pizza Hut
820 Harding Way West
Galion, Ohio
What: $10.38 Pizza Buffet*
*includes beverage, salad bar,
hot bar* (Under 3 yrs. Free;
under 10 yrs. $5.59)
Tax and Gratuity are not included
When: Tuesday, November 7, 2017
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
This is always such a fun evening!
Proceeds will support operation and educational supplies.
Thank you for your support!


Today's altar flowers are given by Rod and Sue Streib in honor of LolaKate’s
second birthday and to the glory of God for gifts of love.

The cost of the bulletins is given by Pete and Joyce Roll in celebration of their anniversary today.

The cost of the wine is given in memory of Grace C. J. Fischer by Connie Long.

September 17-23, 2017
Today:  Congregation Meeting after both services
8:30 a.m. Worship*
9:30 a.m. Sunday School/Youth Choir/Children’s Bells
10:45 a.m. Worship*
5:00 p.m. Youth Group
Monday: No Gifts of Hope
7:00 p.m. Outreach Comm.
Tuesday 9:30 a.m. Bible Study
10:30 a.m. Staff Mtg.
7:00 p.m. Worship-Music Comm.
Wednesday: 8:50, 9:20, 1:00 Pre. Chapel
Noon WELCA Bd.
5:15 p.m. WOW prayer
5:30 p.m. WOW meal
6:00 p.m. Spirit of Praise
6:30 p.m. Bell Choir
7:30 p.m. Senior Choir
Thursday: 7:00 p.m. Stephen Ministry
*with Holy Communion

Greeters for next week:  8:30 Mike and Joyce Schifer   10:45 Chuck and Cindy Snyder

Congregational meeting today following both worship services (8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.) This will be a one-item agenda meeting to discuss and vote on the purchase of the house next to the church parking lot.

Youth/Family News from David Wolfe
Youth Group tonight @ 5:00 p.m.
Confirmation class will begin on October 1 at 9:30 a.m. for 6th, 7th and 8th grade students. Parents or guardians are requested to attend this first informational class.

You Are Invited!
October 8, 2017—Homecoming Sunday
Honoring the 80 and over members
Celebrating 175th Anniversary of Good Hope
Guest Pastor—Bishop Daniel Beaudoin
Buffet Dinner~~Auction
Come join the celebration!

HOMECOMING October 8, 2017
   The Worship-Music Committee invites you to take part in a Themed Basket Auction (all items inside each basket would revolve around a specific theme) for Homecoming on October 8. We would love to offer items for all ages from children all the way to adults. Please call Kay Kimerline at 419-562-6596 or Lori Burkhart at 419-563-5581 with the basket you are willing to donate. Thank you!

  Themed Baskets need to be brought to the office before Thursday, October 5, between 8:30 - 4:30 p.m. Proceeds from the Themed Basket Auction will be given towards the radio fund.
    Some baskets are available for your use in the Sunday School Room across from the church office.
Ladies, sign up in the church office for the Southeastern Conference Fall Assembly. Deadline is Friday, September 29. Let’s have a bunch of Good Hope ladies attending.

One flat screen TV (32” minimum) is needed for Sunday School. Please contact the church office or David Wolfe if you have one in good condition to donate. Thank you!

FALL GATHERING . . . Join Bishop Daniel for worship, fellowship and learning on October 12 @ 6:30 at St. Paul, Upper Sandusky. Bring your best pumpkin dessert for a chance to win the Bishop’s Bake Off. The winner will be chosen by monetary donations to be donated to the Discipleship Institute. RSVP to 419-423-3664
[There are four other Fall Gatherings in different locations with different flavors of dessert. See the wall across from the office for more details.]

Help BORN and get a good Altrusa Club BBQ chicken dinner at the same time. This great meal is on Wednesday, October 18, from 4 to 6 pm, for $8.50 at the Fairgrounds. Get your tickets from Elwood Gebhardt or from the church office. Please pay with exact change or a check made to the Altrusa Club. Thanks.

Please Update Your Phone Contact
  Often there is a need to contact members to ask for help in preparing funeral luncheon food, to serve as a greeter or lector, help on a project or gain information about a member of the confirmation class, etc. The reasons are numerous....
  Please make sure the church office has your correct phone number, especially if you no longer use a landline and use only a cell phone.
  The office needs to know if your cell phone number can be “listed” (given out and printed in the next address directory) or if it is “unlisted” (for church and church member use only.)
  Also, the office needs to know if both spouses have a cell phone, which one (or both) to “list.” Thanks so much for your help!

Two microphones and stands were purchased to improve the sound for the Youth and Bell Choirs. Donations will be gladly accepted to help with this cost.

Dartball will be starting again this fall. Please contact Gary Billings (419-563-6448) or Bob Meister (419-563-7593) if you are interested in playing.

Please note:  Access TV has not been able to show Good Hope’s services since May due to circumstances beyond its control. When the service can be shown again, it will be posted in the announcements and on the bulletin cover page.

Last week there were 76 meals served at WOW as carry-outs and no prayer service. Thank you to Linda Spiegel for the meal. Thank you to the whole WOW team for serving a hot meal with no water!

2017 Brat Fest Pictures Needed
  Good Hope participated in several areas of the Bratwurst Festival this year. I'm sure many of you have pictures . . . . I'd like to create a picture board for Homecoming Sunday. If possible, can you leave a couple of pictures for me at the church office? Leave your name with the pictures and how much the prints cost so I can pay you for the copies. Thank you! -Maggy Everett

Lutheran World Relief Soap Collection
Every year in September, Good Hope collects bars of soap to help LWR with their mission of disease prevention. If you are able, please bring in bars of soap and we will deliver them to LWR so they can help someone in desperate need. LWR accepts new bars of any brand soap in its original wrapping. Bath-size bars are highly preferred. There is a plastic tub in the Narthex for your generous donation. Thank you for your continued support. -Outreach Committee

Favorite Bible verse for Pastor Renee can be put in the labelled box on the card table in the narthex.

Sign up to be a Meals-on-Wheels Driver. See the display in the narthex for details. The need for a few more drivers is great! Please help with this ministry. (Call Sarah 419-562-9455.)

2017-2018 WELCA Booklet can be picked up on the WELCA cupboard outside the auditorium door.

Don’t forget to check out the wall across from the church office for announcements from the community, local churches and maybe a job posting or two!

Operation Street Smart—Adult Drug Education  October 23 from 9 AM– 4 PM
@ Bucyrus Nazarene Church
Free program presented by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office for all adults with a connection to children.
Learn about current drug trends, terminology, paraphernalia and influences of drug culture on children.

A gift was given to the Steeple Fund in memory of Eileen Shealy by Bill and Roberta Siniff.
Gifts were given in memory of George Miller to the Memorial Fund by the Tom and Cindy Schifer family, Ron and Carolyn Sand and family, Janet Schiefer, Elwood and Sarah Gebhardt, Mike and Joyce Schifer, David and Bonnie Wolfe, Pete and Joyce Roll, Alice Beers, Lowell and Miriam Evarts, Bertha Rothlisberger; to the Radio Fund by Marilyn Gebhardt, Regieg and Kay Kimerline; to the Steeple Fund by Gene and Marge Heid, Ed and Sandy Wertz, Maxine Brown.

Gifts were given in memory of George Fischer to the Steeple Fund by Doug and Sue Wilson, Rod and Sue Streib, Dave and Tami Crum, Martha Keller, Elwood and Sarah Gebhardt, Jack and Norma Keller, Chris Spaid, Janis Keppler, Dale and Barb Koch, Roger and Deb Pinion, Bill and Donna Fisher, David and Bonnie Wolfe, Rob and Pat Caldwell, Charles Christman, Frank and Maggie Fischer, Joyce Himler, Judy Rhode, John and Patricia Willy, Jane Malone, Tom and Cindy Schifer, James and Carol Rorick, Cindy Wetterau, Traci Wetterau, Gene and Marge Heid, Bill and Roberta Siniff; to the Radio Fund by Regieg and Kay Kimerline.

Gifts were given in memory of Jodi Gobrecht to the Radio Fund by Elwood and Sarah Gebhardt.

Gifts were given to the Steeple Fund in memory of Jim Meister by Aaron and Tricia Breighner; to the Radio Fund by Elwood and Sarah Gebhardt.



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