Pastor Mike’s Weekly E-News

Hi, Hope Folks!

The Vacation Bible School kids, in record numbers, have taken over the Lutheran Church of Hope building in West Des Moines this week! They’re learning Bible stories, worshiping the Lord with everything they’ve got, feeding the hungry in central Iowa, making new friends and bringing the joy of Jesus into God’s house every day!

It’s a beautiful thing, and a glimpse of heaven! I’m so glad that Hope’s VBS Jesus party will start over again next week – Session 2 (9:00 am – noon) or Session 3 (6:00-8:00 pm) will run from this Monday, July 20 to Friday, July 24, and there’s still room to register your kids (age 3 – grade 6).

 ”Anyone who welcomes a little child like this on my behalf welcomes me … Whoever is the least among you is the greatest.” –  Luke 9:48

That verse will serve as our theme for this weekend’s services. I’ll preach on Saturday night (5:00 pm), Sunday morning (8:00, 8:30, 9:15 & 11:00 am) and Tuesday night (6:30 pm), and Pastor Ben will preach on Sunday night (5:00 pm).

It’s a Jesus party, and you’re invited!

Mike Housholder

P.S.- All the kids who attended VBS this past week are invited to participate in one of three weekend services: Saturday 5:00 pm, Sunday 9:15 am or Sunday 11:00 am. They’ll be sharing the beautiful song we used to close each day of VBS, complete with sign language, with the rest of the Hope family … it’s really good, and you’ll want to be in the room to see it!

P.P.S- Kids who will be attending VBS this coming week are invited to attend Summer Kingdom Quest (KQ) for a movie, or worship with their families at any of our weekend services … or both!

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