Posts by Paul Johnson

Posts by Paul Johnson

Prisoner of Joy

We’ve each got our set of trials, temptations and hardships. Are you a prisoner of your circumstances? We’re going to take a look at Paul’s letter to the church in Philippi. It is a very personal letter full of joy and peace with Paul’s circumstances. Yet he is very clear that he was a prisoner and might not be released. Paul was not a captive of his circumstances. He chose to believe that there was something more true than what…

Announcements for Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021

Sermon By Pastor Charlie Meyer: We are Living Hope – Let’s Talk About Church Hope to see you there! What you need to know: Screen yourself, if you think you may be sick please keep others safe by joining via video Face masks are required! Wearing a facemask not only protects you, but also those around you. We are still streaming online! (https://www.facebook.com/discoverlivinghope/) or our website (https://discoverlivinghope.com/when-and-where-we-meet/) Core and Prayer Meeting – Saturday, Jan. 16, 2021Our combined Core and Prayer meeting…

Thanksgiving Thoughts

I’m thankful for God and you. We’re now entering our second round of COVID lockdown restricting our gatherings and social engagements. This has been tough on our church. Before the pandemic it felt like we had a lot of momentum coming into the spring but now if feels like we have been set back at least a year. We’ve had to re-figure out how to do church, music, childcare, refreshments, small groups and everything else at least a couple of…

Thoughts from the Shepherds – Community v COVID

Can I encourage you to invest in the Living Hope family?I truly believe that God has a plan for us and that a huge part of that is the church family that we connect with. Rejoice with those who rejoice; weep with those who weep. Live in harmony with one another. — Romans 12:15-16 (CSB) It is extremely hard to live the way God has called us to apart from his people. We are designed to live in harmony, to…

Thoughts for Tuesday Mornings

I can often get revved up thinking about doing God’s will. I love long range thinking and the big picture. But, then Monday comes around and getting the practical done starts to slow me down. By Tuesday morning often my zest has settled back into whatever normal was before. Don’t get me wrong, I believe that seeing the big picture and having a vision for your life is very important. But, you gotta go to work. Responsibilities take time. Maintenance…

Announcements for Sunday, Sept 27, 2020

Sermon By Pastor Charlie Meyer: Connecting to the Heart of God – Psalm 111: Praise God with all your Heart First off – let’s all thank God that we’re able to meet together and stream online! Not everyone is able to do so. God has blessed us! Here are some of the events coming up: Core and Prayer Meeting – Saturday, Oct 10Our combined Core and Prayer meeting will be from 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. at the Church building.  This is our…

Clothing Drive for The Landing

In October Living Hope is doing a clothing drive for The Landing.This is throughout the month on Sunday mornings and at our Trunk or Treat event on Oct 24th. The Landing’s Mission is to provide:We aim to provide support, guidance, and a shoulder to lean on to those facing homelessness within our community. We help to navigate available resources; from housing and clothing, to meals and medical care, The Landing MN works to help these individuals make positive steps forward.Because…

Trunk or Treat

We’ll be doing a trunk or treat from 4:30-6pm on Saturday Oct 24th in the Creative Stars Academy parking lot.Covid precautions will be taken with masks and distancing. More details to come! This is in conjunction with our clothing drive for The Landing.

Childcare during COVID

We want to see you on Sunday mornings. We know that many of you want to see us on Sunday mornings as well but the lack of childcare has made coming on Sundays impractical. So, after much consideration, prayer, and planning, we have decided to re-start childcare on Sunday mornings, starting on Aug 30. See our overall plan for meeting safely here. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, childcare is going to look very different than it did at the start…