THE ANCHOR LINE
Hope Lutheran Church
Angels of Hope Preschool
700 S. Superior St. De Pere, WI 54115 ~ (920) 336-9843
On the web: www.hopedepere.org ~ e-mail: HopeDepere@yahoo.com
Matthew Christians, pastor Gail Thiel, preschool director
office: 336-9843, home: 336-9582 office 336-9843
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org e-mail: email@example.com
Our Vision at Hope: that we would be a growing, vibrant, praying, caring
congregation– boldly reaching out with Jesus Christ in word and deed.
A Word from your Pastor—
May the fullness of the Word Made Flesh, Jesus Christ our Lord, dwell in you richly!
G race, mercy, and peace from God the
Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.
As you may know, I was first installed as
your pastor one year ago on the last Sunday of
April 2009. That means that nearly one year has
It is such an honor and privilege to serve passed since we first met. Like all introductions,
as your pastor. I know that sounds hokey, but I this year has had its ups and downs... hopefully
mean it. Despite some hard times, the love and we are getting to know one another a little bit.
favor and mercy and grace of the Triune God That getting to know one another is a process I
shines in the hearts of His people. The last few hope to accelerate starting in the weeks after
weeks, as I have been making the rounds of Easter. What I mean by that is that I hope to sit
communion visits for those who cannot come to down with each household this Spring, get to
Church, I have at times concluded my visit by know one another a little better, and share with
saying "thank you for the privilege of allowing one another our hopes and dreams for the future
me to come and celebrate the Sacrament with of Hope Lutheran Church.
you." And it's true; it is an honor. After all, it's
Members who are interested will be able
not every day that a man has the opportunity to
to sign up at their convenience for what time best
be called to share the gifts of God our Father—
works for pastor to visit. This will include an
to be the mouth of the Lord to the assembled
opportunity for those families and individuals
people of God.
signing up to indicate their preference: would