Posts by Dorothy LaPenta

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This Sunday June 8

by Dorothy LaPenta

This Sunday, June 8 we celebrate the feast of Pentecost, whent he Holy Spirit came upon the disciples. The liturgical color is RED so be sure to dress in red for this celebration.  We will hear the story of Pentecost in Acts 2: 1-21, and we will also hear a lesson from Numbers 11:24-30, when […]

Call of the first disciples

by Dorothy LaPenta

This Sunday, our scripture focus will be John 1:29-42 and I Corinthians 1: 1-9.  John gives us a different account of Jesus’ baptism than what is told in the synoptic Gospels. What follows John’s account is interesting to us as well.  It is the call of the first disciples, and as is typical of John, […]

Generosity: A Fruit of the Spirit

by Dorothy LaPenta

I hope that you are using the Fourteen Day Devotional Booklet developed by Hope’s Stewardship Committee. The devotions for the first three days present some challenges to our thinking. Phrases such as “…setting aside money to give, based on Gods provisions and blessings, will constantly give us money to share,” “…we are called to yield […]

This Sunday – October 13

by Dorothy LaPenta

 Dear Hope Members and Friends, In this Sunday’s scripture passage from Luke’s Gospel, ten lepers approach Jesus and ask to be healed. Only one returns to thank Jesus. Jesus asks, “Were not ten made clean? But the other nine, where are they? Was none of them found to return to give praise to God except […]