Friday, March 3, 2017

March 2017 newsletter

Family of Hope House Church                              March 2017

Pray Globally, Act Locally 

First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone, 2 for kings and all who are in high positions, so that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and dignity. 3 This is right and is acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires everyone to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
I Timothy 2:1-4 (NRSV)

Love compels us to respectfully and humbly show all high officials what the Word of God commands them, how they should rightfully execute their office to the glory and praise of God... to punish the transgressors and protect the good; to judge rightly between a man and his fellows; to do justice to the widows and orphans and to the poor, to rule cities and countries justly by a good policy and administration, not contrary to God’s Word but to the benefit of all people.
- Menno Simons

Almighty and merciful God,
whose Son became a refugee
and had no place to call his own;

look with mercy on those who today
are fleeing from danger,
homeless and hungry.

Bless those who work to bring them relief;
inspire generosity and compassion in all our hearts; 
and guide the nations of the world towards that day
when all will rejoice in your Kingdom of justice and of peace;
- unknown

Notes, prayers and praises 
  • WE INVITE MEMBERS to join in a time of special prayer and fasting for the congregation, the church at large and the nation during this season of Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday, March 1.
  • WE WILL HAVE A LENTEN COMMUNION SERVICE Sunday, March 12, with a bread, cheese and grape juice only meal.
  • CORRECTIONS TO FOH DIRECTORY: James and Ruth Stauffer’s phone is 564-3716. Josiah Dumas’s new address is  45134 Water-pointe Terrace, Apt. 202, Ashburn, VA 20147  (571-577-0144)

March lectionary readings

5   Genesis 2:15-17; 3:1-7  Psalm 32  Romans 5:12-19  Matthew 4:1-11
12 Genesis 12:1-4a Psalm 121  Romans 4:1-5, 13-17  John 3:1-17
19 Exodus 17:1-7  Psalm 95  Romans 5:1-11  John 4:5-42
26 Isaiah 7:10-14   Psalm 40:5-10  Hebrews 10:4-10  Luke 1:26-38

March services, worship at 4, meal at 6

5 Location: Park Place, second floor meeting room                   564-3716
Worship and Sharing: Harvey Yoder
Bible Study: Paul Swarr                                   Soup Only Meal (provided)                                                         

12 Location: Family Life Resource Center 273 Newman Ave    432-0531
Worship and Sharing: Lois Rivera-Wenger
Bible Study: Harvey Yoder        
                       Communion meal (bread, cheese and grape juice provided)

19 Location: Guy Vlasits 1260 Parkway Drive, H’burg 22802  269-6706   
Worship and Sharing: James Stauffer
Bible Study: Dick Dumas                                                     Carry-in Meal

26 Location: 4:30 service with the Table, 110 Old South High Street
Worship and Sharing: Harvey Yoder             
Bible Study: Elly Nelson                                                      Carry-in Meal   

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