February 22, 2018

Hey Hope people!
I replaced the old Ikea desk in my office at home with an adjustable one that allows me to stand up and work when my buns have had enough. Ooooh the relief! And…..when my legs get tired, I can sit. Yes sir! Sometimes we need to be refreshed in our meaningful pursuits, don’t we? A new perspective, a new energy, a renewed vision is needed periodically for you to continue. This will happen from time to time in your relationship with God as you pursue Him (the most meaningful pursuit of all). The prophet Habakkuk wrote of this, “The Sovereign LORD is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to go on the heights.” (Habakkuk 3:19) David also expressed this, “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” (Psalm 46:1) “Taking a break from the Lord” is a sinful thing to do….it’s empty and meaningless and bears no good fruit. Finding refreshment in the Lord as you continue pursuing Him is fulfilling and honoring to God. So whether you sit or stand, continue to keep the Lord as your highest pursuit.
FINAL COUNTDOWN FOR TUREK – Saturday and Sunday!
  Saturday night – Seminar at 6:00-9:00 (with Q&A 8:00-9:00) Childcare will be provided.
        Sunday – Dr. Turek will speak at all services with Q&A at the 6:00pm
Pray for this event…..pray for God to prepare hearts. There are small invitation cards available at the information desk so feel free to stop by and grab a few to invite some folks. For planning purposes use the following link to sign up for the Saturday night seminar on February 24th ….or just show up, we want you there
       Register: (https://hopefellowship.breezechms.com/form/ceccf6 )
 If you’re inclined to free up parking spots for this event, we have permission to use the Sawyer Village lot. The short walk will help toward your 10,000 daily steps.

Seniors, come out next Wednesday at 12:30 with some food for the potluck lunch. It’s always a great time to meet up, enjoy some time together and share some great cooking.
If you’re curious about Hope Fellowship or simply curious about how to join, sign up for our Newcomers Lunch (even if you’re not new) on Sunday, March 4th at 12:30. The meeting will take place at the end of the children’s wing with lunch and childcare provided. Jeff and I will both be there. Let us know you’ll be there by emailing Jeff at jeffsmith@hope-fellowship.net
Ladies, the day retreat will be a wonderful time to relax with some other women here at Hope. Please invite a friend! The cost is $40 and includes catered breakfast, lunch, and a special gift. If you register by this Sunday the cost is only $30….do it ladies do it! The retreat starts at 8:30 am on March 10th. I made a mistake and said there was childcare for this….no there is not.
MEN! I always insisted on giving my wife times like this to be refreshed and I was more than delighted to spend extended time with my kids so she could have a break – tell her you want her to go. Also (just to make absolutely certain you understand this) this event will take place here at the building and not at a beach…..it will be a beach theme.
Are you ready to deal with your issue in a safe place?
    WOMEN – The group will start on Monday, February 26th at 7:00 here at Hope. Mark your
    connection card Sunday to register or contact Eileen at wannabprov31@hotmail.com
    MEN – Join this ongoing group anytime on Mondays at 7:00pm here at Hope. Contact Mark
    at markjj9@gmail.com
See you soon!