Sunday, September 1st was an eventful day. It was the middle of the Labor Day weekend, and while we were preparing for a potential hurricane in our area with accompanying gas shortages, we were also having a congregational meeting to vote on extending a call to me as an Associate Pastor here at Hope Lutheran Church. We needed 95 members present for a quorum, and the above events had me worried about the turnout. As many of you know, I had a nightmare a couple of weeks before that we were one person short.Continue reading →
Deacon Suzanne Kuebler
Adapted from an article by Donald S. Robertson, MD, M.Sc.
Incredible as it may seem, water is quite possibly the single most important catalyst in losing weight and keeping it off. Although most of us take it for granted, water may be the only true “magic potion” for permanent weight loss.Continue reading →
People of Hope,
I don’t use that title for us lightly. We are the people of God worshiping, serving, and fellowshipping in this community we call Hope Lutheran Church. We are a people saved and empowered by the grace of God, and that should give us hope. It is our source, our call, our strength, our anchor, and our future. The power of Hope should never be undervalued.Continue reading →
Here in Florida, we know a thing or two about hurricanes. It’s easy to feel confident in our hurricane preparedness, especially because The Villages is an inland community, miles away from both the Atlantic shores and the Gulf. But strong storms like Hurricane Dorian can still impact our area and bring power outages, flooding, and wind damage to our neighborhoods.Continue reading →
On behalf of the Food Pantry ministry at Hope Lake Weir Campus, we want to thank you once again for your commitment and generous support. Every week we continue to see new families that register to receive food. We are so blessed to be able to serve through this ministry.Continue reading →
We thank God every day for the opportunity to serve our neighbors. The Lake Weir Food Pantry continues to grow, and new families are coming in every week. More than 125 families are now being served at the Food Pantry; that’s more than 350 individual household members! The need is great, and your generosity has been instrumental in making a difference.Continue reading →
I was reminded, this morning, of a definition of wisdom. Smart people learn from their mistakes while wise people learn from the mistakes of others. Replace ‘mistakes’ with the general experiences we all have, and I think it’s even more accurate.Continue reading →
Be a part of the story!
Everyone has a story. Now we want you to share yours!
We’re seeking testimonies of faith, answered prayers, personal struggles, or help you’ve received from the church. Tell us about why you joined Hope, your favorite service here, or the friends you’ve made along the way! Share how a ministry has helped you, how a message has moved you, or how your family of faith has loved you.
Tell us how God has guided you, or how He’s shared blessings or challenged you with hard times.
Write a few words or a whole page! There’s no wrong way to share your #StoriesOfHope.
Each week, we’ll share these #StoriesOfHope on our Facebook page @HopeLutheranVillages and on our website at www.hope2all.org. Keep an eye out! You may see yourself or your friends featured on Hope’s pages!
Please submit your #StoriesOfHope via email to Information Coordinator Marina Ernst at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The schools are out! The mercury is rising! The Snowbirds are gone, and the grandkids are arriving!
Summer is here! And if your summer plans include enjoying a few great books, we’ve got you covered.
Whether you’re hitting the beach, lounging by the pool, or staying in the AC, Hope’s pastors have some Summer Reading Suggestions to keep you entertained this season!Continue reading →
Healthy eating tips from Deacon Suzanne.
Dieting can become a challenge as we age. The older we get, the less balanced our eating habits become! We can sometimes feel pushed to extremes, like fasting, to try to lose weight. We may become addicted to certain foods, especially sweets or unhealthy fats. We may even lose interested in cooking and preparing meals. But it’s never too late to get on the path to better health!Continue reading →