Grateful and Blessed

Grateful and Blessed

Pastor’s Word This Sunday is “Youth Sunday” at Hope. Our teens will take over full leadership of the service: the music, welcome time, receiving the offering, and testifying about how God has been moving in their lives. It will also feature a moment where we get...
A Sad but Necessary Word

A Sad but Necessary Word

Pastor’s Word I think it is sad that it needs to be said, but I admit it needs to be said, and loudly: Sexual harassment, sexual assault or violence against women in any form is never, ever okay. The need to say this is precipitated partially because several...
The Present of Presence

The Present of Presence

Pastor’s Word I have this love-hate relationship with technology. I love that in some ways it has made the Gospel and Hope Chapel more accessible to people…and people always matter!  Hundreds of people listen to our on-line podcasts each week. Face Book Live has...
Membership: Does it Matter?

Membership: Does it Matter?

Pastor’s Word This past Sunday I issued a strong challenge for many long-term regular attenders to take the step of becoming “formal” members of Hope Chapel. Sometimes I hear the rationale that the Bible doesn’t mention membership and therefore they avoid it as...
Do Over and a Justified Confidence

Do Over and a Justified Confidence

Pastor’s Word I remember it like it was yesterday. The only car accident in my life that was fully my fault. Hunting for a church I was supposed to teach at, I took my eyes off the road for just a moment to locate a landmark I was told to look for, and bam! The...
Praying for an Hour

Praying for an Hour

Pastor’s Word Ever year since we moved into our current facility on Chocksett Road we have help a prayer vigil as a part of our Holy Week activities. Each year we have fully staffed the one-hour prayer slots from 9 PM Thursday night, 3/29 until 3 PM on...