Posts by Paul Johnson

Posts by Paul Johnson

We’re Moving!

WE ARE MOVING: July 18th will be our last day to meet at Creative Stars! Current plans are to move to the Empire Events Center located at the Best Western Hotel near the mall. The address is 1517 16th St SW and service time will be 10:00 AM. You’ll enter through the dedicated door on the south side of the building near the hotel main entrance. We are still pursuing possibilities that will provide greater facility access during the week…

Mask Mandate Lifted!

Now that Minnesota and Rochester have lifted their mask mandates we are no longer asking folks to wear masks at our services or in our childcare. If you would still like to wear a mask, please do so. We understand many people may not be comfortable without one or have significant complications with COVID. As before, please screen yourself and stay home if you’re sick. We want to be as welcoming as we can be so if there is a…

The Gospel of John

The Bible has four different accounts of Jesus life and each of them is unique, bringing with it God’s inspiration through the author’s viewpoint and audience. Matthew, Mark and Luke contain a lot of corroborated information while John takes a different tack. John seeks to present Jesus as God. The others do that too but emphasize Jesus as King, Servant and Human as well. John leaves off many of the other common stories about Jesus and focuses in on a…

Childcare Update

With schools opening and restrictions being scaled back we’re keeping with the standards by updating our childcare plans and implementing them in the next couple of weeks. If your kids are feeling sick, stay home. Safe toys / activities are now provided. We will be providing several different rooms for different ages of children. There will be a minimum of two adult volunteers to oversee each room of kids. For ages 2 and under, masks are not encouraged. For ages…

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…