Thanksgiving Joy by Shari Wallace, Hope School Office Manager
I purposely seek out and surround my life with the things that bring me joy, from life’s smallest interactions like sharing a hug or a smile with a Hope student, to monumental events such as the upcoming birth of my first grandchild. When I started listening to Christmas music over a month ago, my co-workers thought I was crazy, but music is a source of comfort for me and fills my heart with joy, especially Christmas music. Our seasons of Thanksgiving and Christmas are a time of reflection and repentance, to be grateful for God’s blessings, time with family & friends, and to focus on what really matters to us. When I’m asked how I get through difficult times my answer is my Faith. My faith in God is why I get up each day, it’s how I survive through those difficult times in life, it allows me to enjoy the blessings in life and it’s what really matters to me.
Ever notice taglines on emails received? I always wonder where they get their inspiration from. My tagline reads, “Always remember to forget the troubles that pass your way but never forget the blessings that come each day!” My hope is that you focus on what’s truly important and to keep the joy of the LORD in your heart.
I feel blessed to work at Hope Lutheran School and I love being able to hug your children and share God’s love every day. Happy Thanksgiving!
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Wed. 11/23: 8:40 AM Chapel Led by Pastor Mueller – Living Water w/ Special Guest Julie Hill / 3:00 PM ESC Closes for Thanksgiving Break
Thurs. & Fri. 11/24 & 11/25: School Closed/ESC Closed – Thanksgiving Break
Mon. 11/28: School Closed – Trimester 1 Work Day / ESC “XTRA” Open with Pre-registration
Wed. 11/30: 8:40 AM Chapel Led by Grade 7 – Advent, No More Tears
Extended School Care
Please be award our ESC program will be closing early tomorrow, Wednesday, Nov. 23rd at 3:00 PM. Then we will be closed Thursday and Friday for Thanksgiving. Monday, Nov. 28th is a no school day for Trimester 1 teacher work day however regular and “XTRA” ESC programs will be open.
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Chocolate Milk to Begin – November 30
Chocolate milk will be offered on Wednesdays only, and students will continue to have regular milk that day if they so choose. If you still want to order chocolate milk please contact Mrs. Hartley at firstname.lastname@example.org by Tuesday, November 29th. Thanks again for helping student council make a change that has been requested by many students over the years!
Food Drive Results
Student Council would like to thank everyone who contributed to the school and church canned food drive. With your help we collected 1475 lbs of canned food! The food was sorted and weighed this past Sunday by students and Sunday school attendees and brought to the fellowship hall to be divided between the Hope Food closet and several local food banks with assistance from the middle school Faith classes. Thank you for your gift of food!
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Thanksgiving Eve Church Service – Wednesday, November 24th, 7:00 P.M.
Hope Lutheran Church will offer a service for all ages with a blend of contemporary and traditional music along with a special children’s message. (Please note: there is no Thanksgiving Day service this year.)
Inspire Your Christmas Spirit! – Join Us On Sunday, December 4, 3:00 P.M.
Enjoy an Advent Experience of singing carols, special music, stories, and scripture by candlelight – followed by holiday refreshments. Mark your calendars now for Sunday, December 4, at 3:00 p.m. Hosted by our Music Ministry Teams and Hope Choir.
Rare Concert Coming To Hope – Order Your Tickets Soon!
Hope is proud to host Grammy-nominated musical artists Michael and Lisa Gungor for a Gungor Acoustic Christmas show on December 11, at 8:00 p.m. In this acoustic show, the duo will play new songs from the trilogy and Christmas favorites. The performance will be followed by a Q and A session and an opportunity to meet Michael and Lisa. Tickets available at hopeseattle.org: $18 General Admission. Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gungor-acoustic-christmas-tickets-29191971974. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show starts at 8:00 p.m.