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October 7, 2021
This Week's Worship Opportunities

Gather with us anytime in our Facebook group "Spirit of Hope Friends and Family" Share your joys, concerns, and prayer requests with your church family. It's a private group, so anything you post will only be visible to members of the group.

Sunday Morning Worship, 10 AM
We continue with our sermon series, LIVE THE DAY, and this weekend we look at the wisdom of Zechariah, a prophet and priest from the Old Testament. God uses Zechariah to speak to the ruling leader, Zerubbabel, about the importance of small beginnings.  Tune in or visit us Sunday morning to hear the rest of the story.
Out of consideration for others, please wear a mask regardless of your vaccination status.  The service will be live-streamed to our Facebook group for those not ready to return in person. Sermons will be posted on YouTube (video) and on our website (audio)

 Hybrid In Person/ZOOM Women's Bible Study, Friday afternoons at 1 PM 
Click link below to join this Friday afternoon Zoom meeting:

Adult Bible Study: Tuesday evenings at 6:30 PM and Sunday mornings at 8:30 AM
This Week's Worship Volunteers

Liturgist: Cathy Nellessen

Tech: Tammy Than

Communion Servers: Cindy Molles, Cherry Blue
This Week's Bible Readings
(from the Bible Project's reading plan)
Day 1: Read Acts 5-6Psalm 121. Watch Pentecost: Acts 1-7.
Day 2: Read Acts 7-8Psalm 122. Watch The Apostle Paul: Acts 8-12.
Day 3: Read Acts 9-10Psalm 123.
Day 4: Read Acts 11-12Psalm 124.
Day 5: Read Acts 13-14Psalm 125. Watch Acts 13-28
Day 6: Read Acts 15-16Psalm 126.
Watch Paul's Missionary Journeys: Acts 13-20.
Day 7: Read Acts 17-18Psalm 127.
This Week at SOH
Friday, October 8          1 PM Women's Bible Study

Saturday, October 9   11:30 AM Burdick Memorial (livestream)

Sunday, October 10      8:30 AM Adult Bible Study, Fellowship Hall 

                                          10 AM Worship Service (livestreamed)
                                           6 PM JAZZ for the SOUL 

Tuesday, October 12       6:30 PM Adult Bible Study, Fellowship Hall

Wednesday, October 13  2 PM Bagel Bagging
                                           7 PM Choir Practice

Thursday, October 14   6:30 PM Trustees' ZOOM meeting to discuss quotes
Upcoming Events

Sunday, October 24   4-6 PM Youth (6-12 grade) Costume Dance & Karaoke
Thursday, October 28   7 PM Annual Church Conference
Saturday, November 6   8 AM Work Day at SOH 

Saturday, November 6   9-11 Drop off Thanksgiving Food Bags for Food Pantry 
Sunday, November 7   Last day to drop off Thanksgiving Food Bags 
Saturday, November 20   9 AM-12 PM Justa Center Barbecue
Sunday, November 28   Decorate SOH for Advent/Christmas 

SOH's Justa Center Barbecue
Saturday, November 20

Spirit of Hope's first Barbecue at the Justa Center was held in 2011, a small event with a grill and 5 or 6 volunteers - but hearty food for homeless senior adults, prayer connections, and a blessing to both those who received and those who served.  

Since that time the Barbecue has grown to become one of SOH's premier events of the year - a veritable village of canopies, servers, music, appetizers, roving servers, side dishes, dessert, home-made cookies, socks, and an after dinner chocolate.  

We'll meet at SOH at 9 AM, load grill, tables, pop-ups, food, sodas, socks - depart about 9:30 AM for the Justa Center, set up a food village, serve appetizers and lemonade while burgers and hotdogs cook.  This year we expect to serve 100.  
Combined West Valley Youth Costume Dance/Karaoke
Sunday, October 24, 4-6 PM
Christ Community UMC, 104 W Western Avenue, Avondale 

Spirit of Hope youth (grade 6-grade 12) are invited to join youth from other west valley congregations for a costume dance and karaoke party on Sunday, October 24th, 4-6 PM. 

This multi-congregational group enjoys monthly discipleship, ministry, recreational, and social activities.  
October Birthdays

October 3 Mary Simonsen
October 6 Mike Williams
October 7 Roger Godlevsk
October 7 Cathy Nellessen
October 7 Ada Wilson
October 20 Sibyl Davis
October 22 David Blum
October 26 Lela Deremer
October 26 Mike Eyer
October 28 Cindy Molles 
October 30 Wayne Booth
October 30 Emiros Puracan
October 31 Asher Graddy-Eyer 

A Birthday Prayer: O God, our times are in your hand: Look with favor, we pray, on these friends as they begin another year. Grant that they may grow in wisdom and grace, and strengthen their trust in your goodness all the days of their life; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen

Surprise Us God!
Good morning God!
Surprise us.
Make our faith greater than our fears; grow us in the covering of your love.

Prayer for Perseverance

Holy Lord, Thank You for grace. Please help me move beyond the hurdles that trip me up, and give me the strength and wisdom to look up and see the hope I run toward in Christ. Fill us with Your hope in everything. 

In Jesus’ Name, Amen.


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