July 26, 2018

People of Hope!
 
I’ve been watering our front lawn during these hot days with our sprinkler system set on a timer. Fortunately, I walked out of the house while it was on yesterday just in time to see “Old Faithful” blowing precious water all over the street. Obviously, I need to replace the sprinkler head and plan to do that today, but it got me wondering what would’ve happened if I didn’t walk out of the house when I did. A lot of money was going down the drain because I wasn’t even aware I had a problem. Have you ever been blind to a fault or problem of yours? How did it come to light? What did it cost you? Often people will remain in a disadvantaged state because they’re blind to a character problem or a spiritual problem. I was pleased when I heard from a couple of my neighbors that they tried to let me know about “Old Faithful” when I wasn’t there. Often, we’re comfortable letting friends and family remain blind to something that would be helpful for them to know about but, “Wounds from a friend can be trusted, but an enemy multiplies kisses.” (Proverbs 27:6) Whether it’s someone who needs Jesus or someone oblivious to a behavior or attitude, a friend is willing to have the conversation…..hopefully in a humble way.
 
LADIES MUG & MUFFIN – Welcome Nicole Fulton – Saturday      
There will be a “pounding” for Nicole Fulton on August 28th starting at 9:30 am. Elliott and Nicole just moved here from Spokane for the Youth and Young adults position here and this would be a great way to welcome Nicole. You may be thinking; “Are the ladies going to pound Nicole?!” Yes indeed! You’ll bring a certain measure (a pound) of a non-perishable food item, spice, seasoning, condiments, cleaning supply or any other pantry item you can think of.  Also bring a brunch dish and juice to share for the brunch. Contact Leslie with questions; lesliedavis24009@gmail.com
 
MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR BILL CAHILL - Saturday    
A memorial service for Bill Cahill will take place at 3:00pm this Saturday here at Hope. If you plan to attend, bring a main or side dish for the meal after. If you’d like bring some food for Denise and David at home go to the following meal train link: https://mealtrain.com/5yrmrz
 
YOUNG ADULTS SNOQUALMIE FALLS HIKE – Saturday      
Invite some friends to chillax on a Snoqualmie Falls hike this Saturday, July 28th. Meet 1:00 at Hope and bring some money for ice cream afterward. Contact Elliott with questions; elliottfulton@hope-fellowship.net
 
SUNDAY     
I look forward to seeing you Sunday as we continue in the current series in the book of Ephesians with a message called “The Mystery”
 
NEWCOMERS LUNCH – August 12th      
Join us for lunch after the 2nd service on August 12th for lunch and discussion about the church. If you’re new or interested in membership this is the class for you. It’s approximately and hour long and includes lunch and childcare. Email Jeff if you’re planning to attend; jeffsmith@hope-fellowship.net
 
See you Sunday!
Ben