September 6, 2018

People of Hope!
 
As I was driving recently I glanced down at the gas gage (which evidently, I hadn’t done in a while). When I saw the needle under the “E” mark I uttered a shriek….one of those low, sustained manly shrieks of course. I immediately headed toward the nearest gas station and thanked God for allowing me to make it there. The adrenaline rush subsided as I filled up and I wondered how I could’ve missed the fact that my tank was so dangerously low. Evidently, I was lost in another world and so unconcerned about it that I never checked.  The same thing often happens to believers spiritually. The habit of checking the tank and filling it slips and life goes on until something in their situation causes them to panic. “But blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.” (Jeremiah 17:7–8) Your tank will never be low if you make a habit of sinking your roots into God as a habit of life. I would suggest a daily time praying as you read the Bible and weekly with the assembly of believers on Sundays. Hopefully you won’t find yourself shrieking a low, manly shriek with an empty tank.
 
AWANA REGISTRATION – 6:30 Tonight!      
Register in the lobby tonight starting at 6:30. Contact Lisa with any questions; matthew19-14@integrity.com
 
MEN’S BEAST FEAST & CAR SHOW – 6:30 pm  this Saturday!
This would be a great event to invite someone to - various kinds of meat, cool cars and a chili cook-off. Tickets are $10 and you can register now by emailing Jeff; jeffsmith@hope-fellowship.net.
 
KICKOFF SUNDAY – This Sunday      
We’ll be kicking things off for the fall with table displays of our different ministries available. Hot dogs, popcorn, snow cones and the giant inflatables will be available after the 2nd service.
 
YOUNG ADULTS ICE CREAM SOCIAL - Tuesday      
Don’t pass up the opportunity to hang out with some others and find out what’s happening this fall. A great opportunity to invite someone and help build this group at Hope. Starts at 7:00 pm this Tuesday here at the building. Contact Elliott or visit the table this Sunday to see what’s happening.
 
MEN – 10-week Apologetics Study – This Tuesday      

Learn how to give reasonable answers to skeptics about what we believe. Starts this Tuesday at 7:00 pm. Email me back if you’re planning to be with us.
 
LADIES  - New study beginning this Tuesday  
A study called Breathing Room will begin September 11th at 9:30am or 7:00pm here at the building with childcare included.  Contact Leslie with any questions; lesliedavis24009@gmail.com
 
LADIES FITNESS CLASS - Thursday
A ladies fitness class will begin next Thursday, September 13th  from 10-10:45.  All ages and fitness levels are welcome…..kids are welcome in the room with you. No cost.
 
WORK DAY – Saturday the 22nd      
Save Saturday, September 22nd (rain or shine) to join in on a work day here at the building starting at 9:00 am. Many different projects will be ready for you. One of the major projects is pulling weeds and blackberry stocks that have taken over the landscaping.  We need people to bring heavy gloves, shovels, rakes, and clippers.  Maybe a couple more wheel borrows would be good too.
 
See you Sunday!
Ben