Category Archives: General Info

Repairing Hope Slide Presentations

Dearly Beloved, Since Hope’s building was significantly damaged on May 25, 2015, a great deal of work has gone on behind the scenes.  Initially Sharon Kern, and others, met with a bevy of insurance claims adjusters who studied the damage … Continue reading

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Responses to ‘Why No Ash Wednesday Services at Hope’

Kevin Daniel 2-3-16: I will agree this is an unsatisfying response ;-) , but unsatisfying because it leaves unsaid what I feel is a minor point only… but worth saying nonetheless. For seven years we have had others come to … Continue reading

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Why No Ash Wednesday Services at Hope?

(Editor’s Note: I sent this letter out by HopeMail earlier today, but wanted to also post it here in case anyone wanted to see its contents again.  –geno) Dearly Beloved, I have been asked on a number of occasions why … Continue reading

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Serving Others Helps Lift Us Out of Depression

(Editor’s Note:  Diane Wall sent this in as a reply to Adrienne’s blog post entitled “Where I Have Found Help for Depression”.  I thought it was so well done that I elevated it to the status of its own blog … Continue reading

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Q&A with Mark Proeger

(I’d like to thank Mark Proeger for his fine preaching this past Sunday, May 3rd, and for taking extra time to field these questions following the second service.  —geno) Q1: What do you think keeps us from showing love to … Continue reading

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Master and Apprentice

(Guest blogger Bonnie Watkins has written beautifully about our being apprenticed to Jesus.  –geno) Dr. David Wyrtzen challenged us as we started February to (1) look to Jesus as John the Baptist urged in John 1:29 and 36, “Behold the … Continue reading

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Serving Even the Ungrateful

(Note: These questions followed our July 13 sermon.  –geno) Q1: Are we to continue in service to someone who is ungrateful, selfish and works you over and wrings you dry? If we quit serving them then have we failed Jesus? … Continue reading

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Q&A: Being Filled with the Spirit and Singing One to Another

(Note: These questions followed our June 1 sermon.  –geno) Q1:  Where can we send poems or writings to be made into a song?      A1:  There is no ‘official’ place where the written word can be ‘sent’ to be … Continue reading

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Wine, R-rated movies and Cussing–What to do?

(Note: These questions followed our May 25 sermon.  I am late getting them published along with their answers.  –geno) Q1:  Are some things okay for one person and not another:  like having a glass of wine, or seeing an R-rated film? … Continue reading

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Forgiveness and Righteous Anger

(Note: These questions followed our May 18 sermon.  I am late getting them published along with their answers.  –geno) Q1:  Do I need to forgive people who haven’t asked me to when they have sinned against me? A1:  Yes.  Forgiveness … Continue reading

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