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  1. “14 Stations” Exhibit in Gallery


    A Painter and a Prophet: the 14 Stations of the life of John Boyle, Painted by James B. Janknegt

    March 2 – May 5th
    Celebrate this body of work that was created over a 14-year period. The works represent 14 scenes from John Boyle’s life and together with The Royal Painter, James Janknegt, visions of The Prophet came to life on the canvas for all of Austin to witness. The works are accompanied by GODESE Prose, a lyrical language that links together words and conceptions, creating a hidden ‘parable-like’ experience inviting the viewer to go before The Throne of God that they might have the eyes to see and the ears to hear what The Spirit is saying.

    Artist Talk: A Dialogue between The Royal Painter and the Prophet. Sunday, March 5th, 2017 5:30 PM at Hope Chapel. Get a glimpse into their 14 year relationship and how these works came to be commissioned. Q & A.

  2. Lenten Fasting

    Community Updates
    Dearly Beloved,
    I would like for us as a congregation to fast during the period of Lent which runs from Wednesday, March 1 through Palm Sunday, April 9. Typically a Lenten fast includes giving up something important, something that will be missed, like a favorite food or a favorite activity. Others ‘fast’ in a more positive way by adding a new spiritual habit during the Lenten season, such as a new time for prayer or solitude or giving to the poor or serving the marginalized.
    I have attached an article from Christianity Today that outlines such practices: http://www.christianitytoday.com/gleanings/2017/february/eat-pray-lent-what-americans-actually-abstain-from.html
    I have also attached a series of six reasons for Hope Chapel fasting this coming Lenten season on The City: https://hopeatx.onthecity.org/groups/137598/topics/2853135. The six reasons are actually areas for serious prayer on our part.
    Also, this season begins with a huge undertaking as we literally put our children’s ministry on wheels and roll it across Arroyo Seco to Brentwood Elementary School. Let’s ask for God’s favor on this arena of Hope Chapel’s ministry and on our children’s ministry director, Hala Tompkins.
    Finally, we should seek God for renewal in our own spiritual walk. I have laid out six areas in which I believe we need concerted prayer. We can take up one area of concern for each of the six weeks of the Lenten period. Let me remind you that the traditional Lenten fast extends for six days of the week, but is not typically observed on Sundays.
  3. Seek God for the City 2017 prayer guides are now available!

    Community Updates


    March 1-April 9 Praying 40 Days to Palm Sunday

     Seek God for the City is designed to mobilize many to pray with united, sustained vision for people of your community!

    Pick up a prayer guide in the sanctuary foyer (suggested donation $3) — or download the app (only .99¢) which contains all the material of the printed booklet — and more! Available for Apple, Android and Kindle Fire phones and tablets.

    For more information visit the Waymakers website.