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Worship & Sunday School
Sunday at 10:00am, Sunday School immediately following service

1771 S. Wiesbrook Road
Wheaton, IL 60189
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(630) 668-7750
Office Hours: Monday - Thursday
8:30am - 1:30pm
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Hope's Welcoming Statement

Hope strives to be a safe haven for God's unconditional love.  Every person is invited and encouraged to participate in all Hope activities and roles, including membership and leadership.  In this world most human conflict and separation are caused by differences, like ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, economic status, political positions and more. Hope embraces diversity and welcomes all who come through our doors, without exception.

 

Hope's Happenings

To Those Who Seek Hope,

I was sitting in my daughter Halie’s Drivers Education meeting the other week, and the teacher mentioned that the best place to have your child practice driving with their permit was a)in rural Elburn or b) in a cemetery.  Now, I DON’T know much about Elburn (although there IS a good deli there I’ve been shown), but I DO know about cemeteries.  These are not places one tends to seek out! My father told me stories of mowing the lawn for the cemetery in his small town.  He said, “You have to walk fast, and mow fast, because if you didn’t your foot would start to sink into the old plots/coffins that weren’t meant to last as long as they had been there.”  The important thing in a cemetery was to “keep moving at a good pace!” 

Our scripture for this Sunday is a similar lesson. If there was any place a good Jewish person should not be (even more than hanging out with the Romans), it was hanging out in a cemetery….and yet there Jesus was.  I am convinced that the best Horror tales we tell have their origins in sacred scripture, and this passage is one of the best (Mark 5:1-17).  Bring your Bibles to protect you, and sit next to the door, as we tell the story of the “Gerasene Demoniac” this Sunday….Even out of the darkest places, restoration can occur:  we need to hear this.  See you there….ALL OF YOU!

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We will finish our powerful stories about race after the service with Bethel New Life (11:30am-12:30am).  Could it be that race could be something that brings us together, rather than driving us apart?  Who knows….See you then.

Pastor Jay

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2/18/2017

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