Join us this Christmas Season at Living Hope

Sundays

  • 9:00 AM ~ Sunday School, Adult & Teen Bible Study
  • 10:00 AM ~ Sunday Worship Service

December

  • 2nd ~ Wednesday Advent Service ~ 6:30 PM
  • 6th ~ Second Sunday in Advent
  • 9th ~ Wednesday Advent Service ~ 6:30 PM
  • 13th ~ Third Sunday in Advent
  • 16th ~ Wednesday Advent Service ~ 6:30 PM
  • 19th ~ Pick up CHRISTMAS FOR KIDS supplies ~ 9:00-11:00 AM
  • 19th ~ Virtual CHRISTMAS FOR KIDS ~ 2:00-3:00 PM (ages 3–10)
  • 20th ~ Fourth Sunday in Advent
  • 24th ~ Christmas Eve Service ~ 6:30 PM
  • 25th ~ Christmas Day (no service)
  • 27th ~ First Sunday after Christmas
  • 31st ~ New Year’s Eve Service~ 6:30 PM

January

  • 1st ~ New Year’s Day (no service)
  • 6th ~ Epiphany of Our Lord
  • 10th~ The Baptism of Our Lord
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The Ten Lepers

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Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy met him. They stood at a distance and called out in a loud voice, “Jesus, Master, have pity on us!”

When he saw them, he said, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were cleansed.

One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him—and he was a Samaritan.

Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?” Then he said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.”

Luke 17: 11-19

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Thanksgiving Eve Worship Service tonight at Living Hope

Thanksgiving Eve Worship Service tonight at 6:30

No service on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day

I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving. ~ Psalm 69:30

Merciful God, you have done great things for us! We owe you endless gratitude and love.  We thank you for each moment we enjoy in your blessed care, for each act of healing, for each meal to satisfy our hunger, for each friend and companion, for each little thing that keeps us going day by day. We especially thank you for the gift of your Son, Jesus Christ. Pardon our sins, help our weaknesses, and receive us at last into eternal glory, for Jesus’ sake. Amen.

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The Tower of Babel

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After the flood, God told Noah and his family, “be fruitful and increase in number; multiply on the earth and increase upon it.” (Genesis 9:7)

Many years passed, and Noah’s sons, Shem, Ham and Japheth, had many children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.

Now the whole world at that time had one language and a common speech. As people moved eastward, they found a plain in Shinar [Babylonia] and settled there.

They said to each other, “Come, let’s make bricks and bake them thoroughly.” They used brick instead of stone, and tar for mortar.

Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves; otherwise we will be scattered over the face of the whole earth.”

But the Lord came down to see the city and the tower the people were building.

The Lord said, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them. Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.”

So the Lord scattered them from there over all the earth, and they stopped building the city. That is why it was called Babel [Babel sounds like the Hebrew word for confused] —because there the Lord confused the language of the whole world.

From there the Lord scattered them over the face of the whole earth.

excerpts and edited passages taken from Genesis 10:1b through Genesis 11:1-9

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Praise the Lord!

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Praise the Lord.

Praise God in his sanctuary;
    praise him in his mighty heavens.
Praise him for his acts of power;
    praise him for his surpassing greatness.
Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet,
    praise him with the harp and lyre,
praise him with timbrel and dancing,
    praise him with the strings and pipe,
praise him with the clash of cymbals,
    praise him with resounding cymbals.

Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.

Praise the Lord.

~ Psalm 150

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Come, follow me

… Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.”

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As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen.

“Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” At once they left their nets and followed him.

Going on from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John. They were in a boat with their father Zebedee, preparing their nets. Jesus called them, and immediately they left the boat and their father and followed him.

Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people.

News about him spread all over Syria, and people brought to him all who were ill with various diseases, those suffering severe pain, the demon-possessed, those having seizures, and the paralyzed; and he healed them. Large crowds from Galilee, the Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea and the region across the Jordan followed him.

Matthew 4:17b-25

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