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  1. Reorienting in an Age of Disorientation

    Pray and Read the Scriptures.

    1 John

    God’s light shines – that is how we see him.

    He reveals himself – that is how He’s known.

    He loved us – that is how we know love.

     

     

  2. Lyrics for Worship on the Lawn 7/12

    You Make Me Brave

    I stand before You now, The greatness of your renown

    I have heard of the majesty and wonder of you, King of Heaven, in humility, I bow

    As Your love, in wave after wave, Crashes over me, crashes over me
    For You are for us, You are not against us, Champion of Heaven

    You made a way for all to enter in, I have heard You calling my name
    I have heard the song of love that You sing, So I will let You draw me out beyond the shore
    Into Your grace, Your grace,

    As Your love, in wave after wave, Crashes over me, crashes over me,

    For You are for us, You are not against us, Champion of Heaven

    You made a way for all to enter into, Your love, in wave after wave

    Crashes over me, crashes over me
    For You are for us, You are not against us, Champion of Heaven

     

    The Steadfast Love of the Lord

    The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases. Your mercies never come to an end;
    they are new every morning, new every morning:

    great is your faithfulness, O Lord, great is your faithfulness!

     

    Praise Before My Breakthrough

    I know the tension of the now, I don’t always understand, I don’t always get to see, Everything

    When I’m holding up my hands, When I’m counting every breath, Lord, all I need to know is
    You choose me, You choose me

     

    I’ll praise before my breakthrough, ‘Til my song becomes my triumph
    I will sing because I trust You, I will bring my heart, I will lift my song

    When I’m listening for Your voice, And I’m shutting out the noise,

    I know that You will speak, Clearly

    When I’m living out my faith, When I’m stepping on the sea, I know You take my hand
    And walk with me, Walk with me

    I’ll praise before my breakthrough
    ‘Til my song becomes my triumph
    I will sing because I trust You
    I will bring my heart, I will lift my song

    He who came in power, He will come again
    He who heals the sick, won’t He…

     

    Forever Amen

    I was made to love You, It’s all I really know for sure, All I am is wrapped up in You
    The center of my world, I was made to love You, From my beginning to my end
    You’ll be my forever, My forever amen

    I was made to love You, It’s all I really know for sure
    All I am is wrapped up in You, The center of my world, I was made…

     

    Communion

    We are returning to the place we’ve always belonged, Right here, Take me back to the garden
    Lead me be back to moment I heard Your voice, Bring me back to communion
    Lead me back to the moment I saw Your face, And it was all so simple
    It was easy to love, No space between us, It was easy to trust

    You are closer, closer than my skin, You are in the air I’m breathing in
    Here’s where the dead things, Come back to living, I feel my heart beating again
    Feels so good to know You are my friend

    This is the garden, Here in the place I find you close,

    This is communion, Here in the place I’m fully known

    And it was all so simple, You’re so easy to love,

    And no space between us, You’re so easy to trust

    Cause You are closer, closer than my skin, And You are in the air I’m breathing in

     

    Come alive (dry bones)

    Through the eyes of men it seems there’s so much we have lost
    As we look down the road where all the prodigals have walked
    One by one the enemy has whispered lies, And led them off as slaves

    But we know that you are God yours is the victory

    We know there is more to come, That we may not yet see
    So with the faith you’ve given us, We’ll step into the valley unafraid, yeah

    As we call out to dry bones come alive, come alive
    We call out to dead hearts come alive, come alive

    Up out of the ashes let us see an army rise, We call out to dry bones, come alive

    God of endless mercy god of unrelenting love
    Rescue every daughter bring us back the wayward son
    And by your spirit breathe upon them show the world that you alone can save
    You alone can save, As we call out to dry bones…

  3. Grounding pt. 1

    Pray and Read the Scriptures.  Why? Pray, not for a meditative grounding exercise.  Pray because of the one we are praying to.  Pray to God because He is our Shepherd.  He hears us.  He is really the only one who knows how to still the anxieties of our hearts.  To give us grace in the midst of difficult living.

  4. Parent/Child Dedication Classes Coming Soon

    Dear Hope Parents,

    Have you had a baby, finalized an adoption or simply decided that you would like to publicly dedicate your child to the Lord Jesus? Good news! We have a service scheduled for Sunday, August 30.

    In order to help make the Dedication service more meaningful, we ask parents to attend two classes prior to participating. Class one with Geno, covers the “why” of child dedication as well as how to bless your children. Class two with Hala and a panel of experienced parents, covers  the principles of creating a Christian home and protecting your marriage, followed by a great time of Q and A. Details for the class dates will be set once parents express interest in participating.

    All parents are invited to join us for either class whether or not you intend to participate in the dedication service or not. And class two is open to anyone needing a parenting/marriage tuneup in these terrible COVID days.

    RSVP to Hala today in order to reserve your spot.

  5. Children’s Baptism Class on July 25

    Hello Parents of Hope!

    If your child has been asking about being baptized this year, please plan on attending two classes with Matt Ryniker and Hala Tompkins on July 25 and August 8. We’ll begin at 9:30am in the Family Room.

    Designed for children aged eight and older, these two classes are designed to help parents and kids determine together if this is the right year for baptism. Because of this, parents are asked to attend class with their children each week and childcare will be provided upon request. Details for the baptism service will be set once participants are confirmed.

    Contact Hala if you have more questions or would like to sign up for the class.