RAGBRAI riders – – when you get to Pocahontas, check out all the options you have at Hope UMC: Watermelon and water starting at 11:00 am; Spaghetti Supper starting at 3:30 pm; and Chris Cakes pancakes on your route (about 12 miles out of town) starting by 6:00 am on Tuesday morning! We “HOPE” to see you soon and we are praying for your safe ride!
Whoo Hoo! Our new sign is finally here and looks beautiful! A special thanks to the Lubinus family and to everyone else who helped make this project a reality! Drive by and see how awesome it looks! (know that it looks MUCH better in person than it does in the pictures!)
PS: Hmmmmm….Do you think we will see a dad joke every now and then??
We had a wonderful outdoor worship service this morning at Heritage Park. Thank you to everyone who joined us, and a special thanks to God for providing the beautifully warm and sunny day! It was a good reminder to focus on our heritage – – going all the way back to our Heavenly Father. He is always there…. patiently waiting for each one of us to come to Him!
We had lots of fun at the Heritage Days Parade! (Remember that our church service is OUTSIDE in the morning at Heritage Park – – under the tent – – at 10:00 a.m.) There will not be worship at either the Havelock or Poky Centers. As a bonus, there will be breakfast burritos available to snack on for a free will offering! Enjoy the pics from the parade!
PS: Since Hope’s worship service tomorrow is outside, it will NOT be live-streamed!
We had a fun day celebrating the one year anniversary of Pastor K being our Pastor at Hope UMC today. What a blessing it has been! Thanks, Hopkins, for ordering the special cookies for the occasion. They were absolutely perfect!! And thanks, Pastor K, for all that you do for our church and community!
If you were unable to join us for worship today, you can watch the service below. It was a good reminder of what being a neighbor really means! “Won’t you please? Won’t you please? Please won’t you be my neighbor!!”
The mission team wants you to know about another local project that you can help with. UDMO is colleting specific school supplies to distribute to families in our community. These items may be dropped off at church and put in the grocery carts. All items need to be to the church by July 31st. Thanks for your help!
A simple way to be sure to include God in our day is by using this simple method. Say a short phrase as you breathe in, and complete it as you breathe out. Some examples:
Breathe in (Lord Jesus Christ); Breathe out (have mercy on me).......
Breathe in (The Lord is my shepherd); Breathe out (I shall not want).......
Breathe in (Oh holy spirit); Breathe out (please guide me today).......
It's an easy way to include God in everything that we do!