We are a gathering of God's people from all walks of life. We center ourselves on the word of God and the amazing love of our savior Jesus Christ.
If you are ready for a new beginning or are looking for a fresh start then come and discover the new hope that is yours in Jesus Christ!
New Hope Faith Community is an Independent Lutheran Community.
33 Sunday Drive
Hanover, PA 17331
Office Hours: Monday thru Friday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Office Phone Number: 717-632-4008
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New Hope News Briefs
***Due to the inclement weather, tonight's (3/1) Lenten Soup & Study is cancelled!***
New Hope Offering Wednesday Night Worship Service!!
In hopes that we can reach out and welcome folks who might not be able to worship with us on Sunday mornings and to offer another opportunity to worship we will launch a Wednesday Night Worship Service at 6:00 pm.This service will be about 45 minutes in length and will include Holy Communion. Please help us spread the word and help grow this worship service.
Men’s Prayer Breakfast will be held on Saturday, March 14th at 8:00 a.m. The cost is $10.00 which includes breakfast and gratuity. All men are invited to join us at the Railside Family Diner 241 North Railroad Street. Please sign up on the sheet located on the Hospitality Table.
A MURDER MYSTERY??
First Church has died a tragic and horrible death. But what caused the death? Who or what is to blame?? Join us we spend our Lenten journey performing an autopsy to determine what happened. We’ll dissect and discuss an maybe prevent the same tragedy from befalling our own beloved community.
Lenten Soup and Study will begin on Sunday February 22 at 6:00 p.m. Please join us for a light supper of soup and sandwich and then for a time of study and conversation. We will be studying “The Autopsy of A Deceased Church” by Thom Rainer. Please sign up at the hospitality table if you plan on attending.
Build a Well! Help us to raise funds to build a well for a city that needs to have fresh water! We will fill our water bottle and help share this precious gift of life with those in need! In order to help us raise the funds we will be calling out everyone who doesn't have their anchor pin on during Lent. The fine will be 25 cents. So be sure you have your Anchor pin and be sure to snitch on your friends who don’t!!!
Tulips, lilies, and hyacinths will adorn our worship service on Easter Sunday, April 5th. You have the opportunity to purchase a flower or make a donation to “The Pastor’s Discretionary Fund.” The donation and/or flower will be recognized in the Easter bulletin. Flower(s) must be taken home following the 10:45 a.m. Easter service. If you are unable to take your plant home following the service please give serious consideration to a donation. If you would like to sponsor flowers or make a monetary donation to “The Pastor’s Discretionary Fund” please fill in the form below (with the cost and how many plants you are purchasing) and attach $10.00 for each tulip, lily, and hyacinth. Return this form to Jean Bollinger no later than Sunday, March 2nd. Please make checks payable to New Hope Faith Community.
Children's Easter Event!
Easter Event for Children will be held Saturday April 4th at 9:00 a.m. All children are invited to join us for a special celebration of the Resurrection!
New Hope to welcome Captive Free!!
Captive Free a musical ministry team sponsored by Youth Encounter will be with us on Sunday April 12 to lead worship and share their message. We will also be holding a special Saturday evening concert on April 11th at 7:00 p.m. We are in need of families who would be willing to host one of the young people on Friday and Saturday night. Please speak to Pastor Tim if you are interested. And be sure to mark your calendars for this exciting event.
Soup Makers Needed!
We are looking for folks who might do some soup delivery. We have delicious soup that we want to share with those who are ill or may need to know that we love them. We will assign you a week and all you have to do is call the office see if we have some deliveries to make and come pick up the soup and deliver it to those on the list. It’s simple, It’s kind and it’s compassionate. And it’s the perfect job for you!!! Please let Pastor Tim know if you are interested.
We still have DELICIOUS Benson Old Home Fruit Cakes available for purchase following worship services at a discounted cost of $5.00!
First Communion Retreat
First Communion Retreat will be held for all 4th and 5th Graders on Saturday March 28th. This day long retreat will help our young people understand more about why we celebrate Holy Communion and what it means. There is no cost for this retreat. Please call the church office to register your child and you will receive an informational letter in the mail. DEADLINE TO SIGN UP IS NEXT SUNDAY MARCH 8!!!!
Hershey Bears Hockey
the Fellowship Committee has reserved 40 seats at the Giant Center for the Bears game on Saturday, March 28th at 7:00 p.m. Forms and food options are on the Hospitality Table. Turn in forms and money to Bob Horan by Thursday, February 26th.
Mark Your Calendars Now!
Vacation Bible School will be held July 26-30 from 6:00-8:30 p.m. Hope to see you there! Online registration now available! Click here.
Musical Rehearsal began on Sunday February 22. Don’t miss the boat!! You will be L.O.S.T. if you don’t come to practice! Cruise on over to rehearsal. If you have any questions please see Debbie Jo!
Wednesday Evening Bible Study!
Wednesday Evening Bible Study will be gathering at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday for a time of study and conversation about what it means to be a disciple of Jesus. We will be studying “Discipleship Essentials” by Greg Odgen. Please sign up if you are going to participate in the study. You may purchase your own book or if you would like us to order you one, please indicate when you sign up. Cost is 15 dollars and you can also order it as an e-book. We look forward to this time of growth and study.
New Hope is in need of additional volunteers to man the Nursery during the 10:45 a.m. worship service. Two volunteers would be assigned this position approximately every 6 weeks (depending on the number of additional volunteers). If you have a desire to watch over these little angels for an hour or so please see Jean Bollinger.
Please remember to pick up your 2015 Offering Envelopes on the back table! Please do NOT use any more 2014 envelopes.
We have enjoyed using the name tags to help us get to know one another over the past few years. We have grown such that there are so many tags that we no longer have a place to keep them. We will discontinue holding your name tags so please take yours with you and don’t forget to keep wearing your anchor pins!
Box of Hope
Box of Hope Items to Support New Hope Ministries Food Pantry
Soap!! Please bring in bars of soap that will be distributed to those who we are privileged to serve. Please help us gather these essential items that are needed. So when you shop why not grab an extra item or two to help those in need.
Please place all of your items in the Box of Hope. (Blue Tub)
Please also remember that we have a continuing need for BREAD! You may bring your bread and place it on the table across from the hospitality table.
Special Offering - March – Victims of February Fire
A young lady in our community recently lost her home in an early morning fire during a terrible cold spell. Our gifts will be shared with her as she looks for a new home and begins to recover from the devastation of the fire. Thank you for your generosity.
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CHILDRENS SERMON - 1 MARCH 2015
SERMON - 1 MARCH 2015
Many of you have noticed that we now have a Community Aid box in our parking lot. Please put your donations in this box to be shared with Community Aid. New Hope will receive 4 cents a pound for all donations. And monies raised by Community Aid are funneled back into many of the ministries we support in our community.
Virtual Prayer Jar
Did you know New Hope Faith Community has a Virtual Prayer Jar? You can submit your prayer requests online! Click here or on the Virtual Prayer Jar to the left.
Don’t forget to join us for some fellowship every Sunday Morning from 9:00 to 9:30 a.m.
SPONSOR A SEAT!!!
We have found chairs that we will be using in our new home in our worship space. You may see a sample of the new chair which is located by the hospitality table. The cost of each chair is $30.00 We are asking folks to help sponsor one or more of the chairs. Please fill out the form and place it in the colored envelope located on the hospitality table. Turn in your forms to Pastor Tim or Jean Bollinger. We have ordered 250 chairs so please help us in this program!
Community Treasures Program
For those of you who shop at Kennie’s Market in Littlestown please fill out a Community Treasures Form (Located on the Hospitality Table) and turn it in at Kennie's. A portion of your purchases will be donated back to New Hope.
New Hope to Broadcast Sunday Service! Beginning Sunday March 2 our worship service will be broadcast on WHVR 1280 AM from 7:00 to 7:30 a.m. If you would like to sponsor the broadcast in memory or honor of someone you may sign up to do so. The cost is 50 dollars. There can be more than one sponsor on a given Sunday Your dedication will be broadcast as part of the radio program. If you have any question please see Pastor Tim.
Wacky Wednesdays, our midweek Children’s program, at New Hope Faith Community. The program starts at 4:00 p.m. and concludes at 5:30. All children 4 years and older are encouraged to come and join us for crafts, games, Bible Lessons, and of course singing! Please sign-up your child on the sheet located on the Hospitality Table. Please see Jean Bollinger if you have any questions.
New Hope Daisy Troop!
Formal classes are underway. If your child will be participating in Sunday School please pick up a registration form on the hospitality table and bring it with you or complete the online registration form here. We will also be having classes for Adults so don’t drop them off and run. Join us for this very special hour of learning and sharing God’s Word!
New Adult Sunday School Class
“The Box Office Gospel” is being led by Kelly McClintock. This class looks at movies and how they present the Gospel and raise issues of faith. A great way to talk about faith in our culture. The class meets in the Adult Sunday School Room. All are welcome to attend.
Thank you for your support of New Hope Faith Community. Because of your financial support and generosity, you have planted the seeds that will enable New Hope Faith Community to grow in our community, and provide a church home for you and others. Thank you for answering the call to contribute to God's work here at New Hope.
There are several ways to donate:
1. We offer safe and secure online giving:
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2. We have pew envelopes for you to place your offering in the offering plates during worship.
3. You can mail your donation to:
New Hope Faith Community
33 Sunday Drive
Hanover, PA 17331