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Welcome to New Hope Presbyterian Church

 Week of February 24 to March 03, 2018
Saturday, 24 SatChat & Fellowship 3:30pm 
Saturday, 24 Worship 5pm
Sunday, 25 Wellness Together/Juntos Bienestar 2:30pm
Monday, 26 FP2 Committee Meets 4pm 
Monday, 26 Session Meets 6pm
Tuesday, 27

Bowling League/Doubles (Creasey's Bowl)

7:15pm
Wednesday, 28

Choir/Coro

5pm
Wednesday, 28

Dinner for all/Cena para todos

6pm
Wednesday, 28

Book Club

7pm

 

*At New Hope Presbyterian, we have adapted the way we do Worship!  We worship on Saturday evenings; all are welcome to join us for SatChat, our new form of "Sunday School," at 3:30 pm followed by Worship at 5pm.  Please, join us! 

 

Tour the NEW Sea Turtle, Inc. Facility:  Those interested in touring the new facility and learning all about Sea Turtle, Inc., there is an opportunity coming up!  Mark your calendars now for Saturday, March 03, 2018.  We will gather at First Christian Church at Tyler in Harlingen at 8:45am to drive to the facility.  Fee is $6 for adults, $5 for Seniors, $4 for children.  (If we can get 20 or more interested folks to attend, we get a special rate of $4 for all attendees, spread the word!)  We will be stopping for lunch at White Sands in Port Isabel after the tour.  To RSVP, please call Deacon Susan Kerens at (956) 245-1031.

 

Our Mission:  We are a supportive welcoming community accepting of all people.
We strive to serve our neighbors as we follow Christ and His example for living. 

 

Pause:  "You are here.  God is here.  God meets you right where you are - in a place God has been before.  God calls you into a place of promise, a place of blessing, a place of grace.  Stay here awhile.  Stay here with God."

 

Listen:  Romans 4:18-25 - "When it was beyond hope, he had faith in the hope that he would become the father of many nations, in keeping with the promise God spoke to him:  That's how many descendants you will have.  Without losing faith, Abraham, who was nearly 100 years old, took into account his own body, which was as good as dead, and Sarah's womb, which was dead.  He didn't hesitate with a lack of faith in God's promise, but he grew strong in faith and gave glory to God.  He was fully convinced that God was able to do what he promised.  Therefore, it was credited to him as righteousness.

 

But the scripture that says it was credited to him wasn't written only for Abraham's sake.  It was written also for our sake, because it is going to be credited to us too.  It will be credited to those of us who have faith in the one who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead.  He was handed over because of our mistakes, and he was raised to meet the requirements of righteousness for us."

 

Think:  Years ago, my youth group was doing trust falls, led by some camp counselors.  First, they had us pay close attention to how best to arrange others to catch the person falling backwards, insisting that part of trust was knowing who was there for you.  Then, once everyone was arranged, they blindfolded the faller, saying, "now it's not just a trust fall; it's a faith fall."

 

When it was beyond hope, we're told, Abraham had faith.  He didn't lose faith, in fact he grew in faith even when things didn't seem to be going his way.  There are times in our life when we feel hopeless, situations in our world that seem beyond hope.  Even at those times, we know that we can have faith in God - that God has arranged others in our lives so that they will catch us, support us, be there for us.

 

- Peter Hanson

 

Pray:  "God, you promise to arrange others in my life, to catch me when I fall.  Help me to trust even when I can't always see them.  Amen"

 

GO:  "Walk with God, trusting in God's promises.  Be convinced that God will do what God has promised to do.  Live in that trust, in that conviction, in that faith.  Walk with God and be trustworthy."

 

This week's Scripture reading, devotional, and prayer from d365.org a daily devotional site produced and published by Passport, Inc.  For additional text, archived devotions, information on the writer, music, and much more - CLICK HERE!

 


 

New Hope Presbyterian Church

208 West Central Avenue

La Feria, Texas  78559

(956) 277-0208

 
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