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Lenten Easter Mission Offering:  The God of Hope

Perhaps you have seen the movie 1917. Set in World War I, a scene near the end of the acclaimed film caught my attention. Colonel Mackenzie makes the following comment: “I hoped today might be a good day. Hope is a dangerous thing.”

Even though hope is one of my favorite words in our language, I never thought of hope as being dangerous. Perhaps, if hope fails, I can understand the let down or disappointment. But even when everything is going wrong, I will hold on to hope.

Every year people in our community, state, country, and around the world hold out hope. These people are hopeful that our congregation will continue to financially support the annual Lenten Easter Mission Offering (LEMO).

Romans 15:13 references our God as a God of hope: “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

Our Lenten Easter Mission Offering (LEMO) offers many opportunities to all kinds of people in need of help.  In recent years, your generosity has raised over $170,000 for community outreach at the local, state, national, and international levels. During that time, nearly 60 organizations have benefitted from your kind hearts with children, youth, and adults experiencing the impact of your financial gifts.

Take the scripture from Romans to heart by supporting LEMO.  When we trust our God, he gives us hope. The people who will be impacted by your financial generosity are hoping to be touched by the hope you will give them. They too want to experience the same trust and grace that God willingly provides to us each day.

Any questions, please reach out to:  Bob Argabright, Carmen Sheppard, Betsy Estes, Lee Stocks, Virginia Rhines, or Bill Pike.

The God of Hope and his people in need are counting on us.