God’s Promises

The word for promises implies an emphatic public announcement – not just like we give promises (I’ll be there at 2:00, or I’ll pray for you).  When Jesus gives a promise it comes as a priceless gift – to help us survive in the midst of our life’s stressors and challenges.  And we can count on it!

Think about the many promises of Jesus, including ones enumerated by the Apostle Peter . . .

  • We have the promise of a new birth – 1 Peter 1:3
  • We have the promise that things will be better, that people can change, and that heaven is waiting for us – 1 Peter 1:4
  • We have the promise of God’s protecting power – 1 Peter 1:5
  • We have the promise of God’s enabling power in the midst of trials and challenges – 1 Peter 1:6
  • We have the promise of obtaining the outcome of our faith, the salvation of our souls – 1 Peter 1:9

Friends, may we give thanks for the wonderful gift of God’s many promises!! 

The Essentials – EPC Resources


Pastor Glen will continue the summer sermon series, “The Essentials,” focusing on what we believe.  Glen’s sermon this Sunday is: “Jesus is Coming Again,” based upon Revelation 22:18-21.  Please read this text before worship.

Adult Sunday School 

Our Adult Sunday school class will meet this Sunday at 9:30 a.m. in the large Sunday school room.  Please join Deborah Kleinschuster and others for a wonderful time around God’s Word!!  We will continue our study of the Gospel of John.  This Sunday we will study John 11: Jesus is the Resurrection and the Life!!  Please bring your Bible!

Tithes and Offerings

An offering box is available when you enter or exit the sanctuary.  Additionally, online giving opportunities are available on the website.


June Financial Report

Tithes/Offerings: Monthly: $14,005.52           YTD: $102,471.04

Expenses: Monthly: $20,956.40                       YTD: $103,644.37

Capital Campaign: $975.00                                YTD: $5,591.00

Designated Giving: $0.                                        YTD: $4,816

Men’s Lunch

The Women’s Ministry Team is providing a wonderful men’s lunch on Sunday, August 20th, after worship!  All men are welcome!!  Please sign-up in the Welcome Center if you have not done so already!

Golden Oldies

The Golden Oldies and others are looking forward to a wonderful adventure.  They will be traveling to Lancaster, Pennsylvania to attend the Dutch Apple Dinner Theater (Guys and Dolls) and Sight and Sound Theater (Moses) on August 23rd and 24th.

Annual Worship Service and Church Picnic

Please mark your calendars now for our annual worship service and picnic on Sunday, September 10th at the Lake Forest Lodge (near Sherando Lake).

Exploring Hope Class

Come to our next Exploring Hope Class!  Exploring Hope is a gathering designed to communicate a brief overview of what is important to us here at Hope, including our history, what we believe, our values, our focus, our direction, and how to get connected.  Our next Exploring Hope Class will be Sunday, September 17th, after worship.  The two-hour class will include lunch in our main Sunday school room.  If you are interested or would like more information, please contact Pastor Glen.

Prayer Concerns and Praise Reports

If you have any concerns you would like to add to the Prayer Concerns and Praise Reports list or give an update, PLEASE contact our prayer coordinator, Janet Coiner (540.447.0918) by THURSDAY at NOON!!  Thanks so much!!

Driver Assistance

If you or someone in our congregation needs a ride to a doctor’s appointment or other appointments, please call Tom Reider (540.649.5162).  He has agreed to coordinate rides.  He has a list of those who have volunteered to give those rides.  We are grateful for this important ministry!!

Mission Corner

We will be serving a meal for Love INC on September 12th.  Mark your calendars now to help with this wonderful opportunity to serve those individuals and families wanting to turn their lives around!

We continue to collect “Hope Blessings” donations every three months for Love INC.  From July 1 to September 30, we are collecting various paper products: paper towels, tissues, napkins, and toilet paper.  May we be a blessing to those families in need!  We are grateful for our partnership with Love INC!

Missions Team is active keeping in touch with our missionaries and other ministries.  Please keep updated!  You can visit our website and go to the Outreach page

August Birthdays 

AnnaBelle Severs (8/18); Wills Kitchen (8/19); Josh Lucas & Glen Holman (8/20); Tim Stewart (8/21); Janet Land (8/27); Kitty Coffey (8/28); Dianne Stewart (8/31)