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April 9, 2020 | 9:30 am
Words of Hope from Tim Tyler
One of the purposes of trials and difficulties is to teach us patience. James 1:2,3 says: “Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.” It is in these times that our faith grows and our walk with God matures.
No matter what difficulties you may be experiencing, never lose sight of the fact that God is at work in your life. In every problem of life, God’s purposes are greater than our frustrations. His plans are more wonderful than our hopes. His grace is greater than our difficulties. And, His love is sufficient to sustain us in every trial. Trust Him; He will not let you down!
April 8, 2020 | 4:12 pm
As Holy Week continues, we have a special Good Friday planned. Services will be streamed at 12 pm and 7 pm on https://sharethehoperoc.online.church/
We also have a special prayer path planned using this beautiful guide:
(If you are so inclined, gather the following materials to aid you in your prayer path experience: a pair of sandals, a few lit tea lights, a Q Tip and vinegar, 30 coins, a pair of dice, a stone, a glass of cold water, a hand mirror and a hammer and large nails.)
You have options:
a. Individually: Follow the prayer path at a time that’s convenient for you.
b. With Audio: Be guided through the experience by visiting https://sharethehope.org/worship/messagesonline/ and clicking on the prayer path podcast.
c. With Community: Connect online with others at 3pm: https://sharethehoperoc.online.church/ for a special song from some of our band members and word of prayer, and then start your prayer path at your home, knowing others are doing the same in their homes. #alonetogether.
A host will be available to chat from 3:15 to 3:45 pm if you have any questions about the prayer path or would like someone to pray with you. (Just click on the LIVE prayer button.) And, don’t forget to add the audio to your experience too!
April 8, 2020 | 10:10 am.
Easter is definitely different this year. God is so faithful! Both statements are equally true and we can’t wait to see what God will do! #changed Now, more than ever, friends and family are looking for hope and you can be the one to share it! #investandinvite
Email someone: https://sharethehope.org/invite/
Share Social Media:
Link to share by phone or text:
April 7,2020 | 4:20 pm
Here is a guide for Holy Week: where to go and when, to hear a message or connect or study online.
Thank you for your patience. We are chartering new territory as God leads us and grows us in all directions.
Here are the live links to what is mentioned in the guide– (you’re already on the Hope Update page!)
You can invite any and all to these events by sharing the guide! We’ll be posting it on social media as well. Look for more details on a very special Good Friday, coming soon!
April 7, 2020 | 2:58 pm
In case you missed it, or don’t have a Facebook account, take a moment. May it be well with your soul as we sing our praise to the GREAT I AM
April 7, 2020 | 2:08 pm
If you’re looking for some great resources for kids and families, look no further. The Hope Kids page has some great suggestions, activities and ways you can connect.
Be sure to visit the page often as it’s updated on a weekly basis. https://sharethehope.org/programs/kids/
April 6, 2020 | 3:45 pm
We can’t wait to chat with you online as we watch Pastor Larry’s message.
Here is the link to join us: https://sharethehoperoc.online.church/
REMINDER: Pastor Larry will be sharing his message Monday-Thursday at 7 pm.
Refuel with PK will return on Wednesday, April 15th
April 6, 2020 | 12:45 pm
Words of Hope from Elder Scott Mitchell
“Then He placed His right hand on me and said: Do not be afraid.” Rev 1:17
It’s almost an involuntary reaction when fear or sadness come upon us. We look for a shoulder to lean on or someone to hold us. There is an immeasurable peace and comfort that the physical embrace of a friend can bring, but at 6 feet apart that can be challenging.
During these times when we are separated from each other physically, you can be sure that God not only draws near but holds you close too (Is 41:10. ) Like the popular ‘Footprints in the Sand’ story, it is during our toughest times that Jesus carries us. Feel the Savior’s touch and rest in His love. Remember that when Jesus calmed the storm He did so from within the boat right by His disciples’ side. He is an ever present help in times of trouble.
April 2, 2020 | 3:05 pm
As Holy Week approaches, how blessed are we that God is providing new ways for us to connect and be together in a virtual way, even when we need to be #alonetogether We encourage each of you to join us for these interactive online opportunities.
Monday through Thursday of Holy Week at 7 pm, we will be streaming the Passion of Christ with Pastor Larry. We encourage everyone to watch and experience this powerful message together.
Services will be streamed at both NOON and 7 pm and will be available in the video library on Youtube afterwards. We encourage you to join us for this special time of prayer and reflection.
We also have a special opportunity to experience a prayer path individually or to connect with others online.
Choose your own time: Here are the directions. Prayer Path 2020- Print
Choose to connect at 3 pm. Join us online for a special song and prayer. All of us will be doing the prayer path at the same time, only separately in our homes. A host will be available online from 3:15 to 3:45 if you have any questions about the prayer path.
When we can’t change our circumstances, God can still change our hearts. Watch our update page for special ways that you can invite others to our online services at 5:00 pm. on Saturday and 9:00 am and 11:00 am on Sunday. There will be a special meet and greet chat- 10 minutes before and after services so be sure to jump online and say hello!
April 2, 2020 | 12:00 pm
Who’s ready for church online this weekend? While we can’t gather in the pews, we can gather online at similar service times and create a sense of community. We’ll be streaming Saturday at 5 pm, Sunday at 9:00 am and 11:00 am.
This new platform has:
- a Bible built-in,
- a note section if the Pastors have notes to share,
- a schedule of what’s coming,
- and as soon as we start streaming, you’ll be able to chat live with everyone else that is on. Our new meet and greet! You’ll also have the opportunity to have someone pray for you if you hit the live prayer button.
- stay tuned– we are working on an INVITE A FRIEND button.
If you’re interested in seeing only the service– just click in the box in the lower right corner of the video to expand it to a full screen.
Take the platform for a test spin before this weekend!
After all of the services are done streaming, the message will also be available for viewing on our Youtube channel.
FAITH BUILDER FRIDAY- here’s the ZOOM link for this Friday- https://us04web.zoom.us/j/111163837 We’ll be sharing a cup of our favorite beverage virtually #showusyourmug, sharing scripture and taking the new platform for a test drive if you want to see it LIVE!
TUESDAY TUNES at 2pm on Hope Church Online- We have some great songs planned. Some of you have already submitted requests. Here’s what it’s all about:
WEDNESDAY NIGHTS (with the exception of 4/8) Refuel with PK, FB Live in the Hope Online FB Group.
April 2, 2020 | 9:00 am
Words of Hope from Elder Dave Smith
“But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear Him, on those whose hope is in His unfailing love, to deliver them from death and keep them alive in famine. We wait in hope for the LORD; He is our help and our shield. In Him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in His holy name. May your unfailing love be with us, LORD, even as we put our hope in You” Psalm 33:18-22.
When we read the book of Psalms, we are reminded that there truly is nothing new under the sun. God’s people have always experienced great joys, endured great suffering, wondered about God’s goodness, praised His holy name, expressed fear and sadness, mourned the loss of loved ones, cried out in astonished wonder, and worshipped the only One who is worthy.
Recent and ongoing events are a pointed reminder that human beings are not in control, that despite all our science, technology, money and power, we are terribly vulnerable, that a microscopic virus can cause our world to spin on a new axis. Believers know that we are utterly dependent on God. Wars and pandemics and stock market crashes help to bring that dependence into sharp focus, to remind us that we are loved, that the God of the Universe sent His Son Jesus to rescue us from the world and to set us free to serve Him into eternity. What an opportunity we have been given to share the Hope of the world with the hopeless!
April 1, 2020 | 3:50 pm
HOPE YOUTH ONLINE
STUDENTS: Join Pastor Greg on Instagram Live on the Hope Youth Instagram here and on Zoom so we can see each other. He’ll be bringing some encouragement every school day for our high school youth at 2:00 and our middle school youth at 3:00. On Sundays, we Zoom at noon after watching the message on Hope’s YouTube at 11.
To join us in the group video chat in Zoom, please download the Zoom app and message us for the Meeting ID. Note that you’ll need to use your real name to be let in from the Zoom waiting room as we won’t let in any “Zoom bombers.”
PARENTS: Join us here in our new Hope Youth Parents group on Facebook for resources and encouragement in these challenging times.
Words of Hope from Elder Mark Erbelding:
“For we have no power to face this vast army that is attacking us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you.” This is the closing thought of a prayer of King Jehoshaphat from 2 Chronicles 20:12 and it shows the dire concern of the day over an invading enemy.
Since there is “nothing new under the sun,” we see the same thing today as fear of the unknown future takes hold of us. Each day the reports change and more measures are taken – we don’t know what to do. But in the same way that Jehoshaphat humbled himself and his people before the Lord, we are called to do the same – and admit that the situation is totally in God’s hands and that our eyes are on Him. The Lord ended up delivering Jehoshaphat and his people in a spectacular way (read 2 Chronicles 20) and we can take hold of that same assurance today – Lord we are powerless, our eyes are on you.
March 28, 2020 | 1:30 pm
Thanks Coloneys for sharing this FREE study from your Hope Group. Perfect timing that you would be studying this topic!
March 26, 2020 | 4:20 pm
Words of Hope from Elder Carl Coloney
“The sky is falling, the sky is falling,” said Chicken Little in a story from long ago. Each generation has experienced those feelings of fear and anxiety. Through all the generations and events, both personal, local or worldwide there has been one constant.
In God’s Word it says “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday today and forever” – Hebrews 13:8. He is not surprised or shocked at these events or our reactions. Romans 8:28-29 says that He works good in all things for those who love Him. Faith and worship puts our trust in place to tell Him that we trust what He is doing and why. May He bless our world, country, community, and each of us in our journey with Him.
March 23, 2020 | 1:52 pm
Have current events left you feeling a little shaken lately? A powerful fuel for anxiety is uncertainty about potential negative future events. We’ve seen anxiety take root over the past weeks fueled by Covid-19 uncertainties. Non-stop news feeds keep this uncertainty before our eyes.
David writes, “I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken” (Psalm 16:8). What great assurance and confidence we have in our great God no matter the circumstance! He is the promise keeper. He is the one who holds us close and will never let go. There is no uncertainty in this. Keep your eyes on Jesus and the promises and greatness of God. Look to how Jesus lived out Psalm 16:8 in the events leading to Good Friday. Take time to “Be still, and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10).
March 19, 2020 | 2:56 pm
Watch for Words of Hope on Mondays and Thursdays! Be encouraged, by these words from Pastor Larry:
So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the LORD your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.” Deuteronomy 31:6 NLT
The Israelites faced uncertainty before they crossed the Jordan River into the Promised Land. There was a change in leadership from Moses to Joshua. The people had become dependent on Moses, and thus he prepared them for his departure. In the above mentioned verse, Moses shares some great reminders, certainly applicable to us today.
Do we live and act as if God really does go ahead of us? Or do we limp along in uncharted territory, wondering what will happen? Are we paralyzed by fear, or do we put our trust in the Lord and have faith in his plan for our lives?
Take comfort today in knowing that our Mighty, All-Powerful God goes before us. If God is for us, who can be against us? Romans 8:31
March 17, 2020 5:56 PM
If you’re looking to start a conversation online, look no further:
This group is to keep Hope Youth parents up to date with Hope Youth news and encourage them as they parent Hope Youth students.
As we live in an ever changing time, and we are not currently able to meet together, we are putting together this page for our community to be able to connect, encourage one another and go through our Kids’ Sundays lessons. Our God is excited to hear from us and wants us to continue to connect with one another! 🙂 Watch this page for Large group videos, game ideas, activity ideas, small group discussion questions, fun community tips and more!
A group to offer community, connection, pastor updates and online discussion through FB Watch parties and FB Live and encouraging posts. Stay tuned…there may be a talk show. (We’ve revised the What’s the Win Challenge group…so if you were in that you’re good to go!)