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Wheaton, IL 60189
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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.

For the schedule of Advent 2016 Activities go to:

http://hopepresbyterian.org/worship-music/advent

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To Those Who Spread Hope,

Sometimes Scripture can seem very complicated.  Reading our Scripture is reading ancient writings after all, and so an understanding of ancient times and all that goes with it can make it seem like a history degree might be helpful.  It is also the interaction of people and communities, so a further or dual degree in anthropology or even sociology (communication?) wouldn’t hurt to have as well.  However, sometimes something just sticks out to you, something perhaps the original author intended, but sometimes not (placed there by secret design).  Our passage this Sunday is a lengthier one from Romans (Rom 15:4-13), but there are two things that I have taken from it; two simple things.  What is it that Scripture can give us in times of need or searching?   What is it in like manner that we should give to each other when seeking to walk an integral path in our own lives?  I found two words helpful in my own reading of this passage, but perhaps what I think is the “Word of the LORD” for this Sunday.  I hope to share them with you, and if not, I hope you tune in to hear them on Facebook around 10:20am!

Peace,

Pastor Jay

PS:  We will be having a special speaker Sunday night at 5:30pm here at Hope.  I would like to think of Hope as a place that gives opportunity for moral formation and awareness in our community.  This Sunday, we will be hearing from a German Jewish survivor of the Nazi genocide; there aren’t too many left.  Witness is passing on, from direct experience, that which instructs us on the present, but most importantly on the future.  I hope you make the time, bring your families, and invite a friend to this special evening at Hope.  Below is the write up and information to refresh your memories:

Discerning the Spirits:  The Rise of Nazism

The lessons of the rise of Nazism, and the creeping bigotry and repression that led to the horrors that followed, needs to be learned over and over again.  On Sunday December 4th  at 5:30 pm, Hope Presbyterian Church will open its doors to people of strong heart and listening ears to Eric Blaustein, who as a child was taken from his home to what later would be called a concentration camp named Buchenwald in Germany.

Eric will tell his story of the slow change of the society around him, caused by the ideology of Nazism, in hopes of reminding all of us what is necessary to reject and crucial to affirm to ensure a world safe for all people.

All are welcome!

For more information on Eric, here is a recent write up of his visit in Elmhurst: http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20120411/news/704119961/

 

Watch us LIVE on “Rev Jay” Facebook page on Sundays at approximately 10:20am  

For recorded sermons at YouTube Voice of Hope, go to: 

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12/1/2016

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