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Friday, May 8th, 2020

Dear Hope Chapel Family,

David was greatly distressed because the men were talking of stoning him; each one was bitter in spirit because of his sons and daughters. But David found strength in the LORD his God. 1 Samuel 30:6

This passage in 1 Samuel tells us that David was “greatly distressed.” After returning from battle, David’s army finds the enemy had burned down their city and taken all their wives and children captive. Not only were they heartbroken, but his men blamed him for the loss and wanted to stone him.

This story is a good parallel for us as many of us find family, friends, coworkers, or even ourselves, greatly distressed – fearful, worried, anxious and frightened about the future, our health, our jobs and our finances. But like David, we can find strength is those times of weakness. We too, can find strength in the Lord.

But what exactly does that mean? How can we find the same kind of strength that David found? Because we realize that we serve a God that is bigger than our circumstances. We know we can trust in Him and can meditate on a few things that David may have:

 My God reigns
 My God forgives
 My God cares
 My God is consistent
 My God is faithful

We also realize that God will bring us through this situation as He did for David. If you continue reading 1 Samuel 30, you’ll read how God restored all that was lost and stolen from David and his men. God truly is to be glorified as we wait on Him.

Here are a few updates from this week:

Hope in Action. The Food Pantry continues to supply a growing community of need. In the past two months (March and April), the ministry has provided food to nearly 5,600 people from 1,500 households.

In those same two months, over 28 tons – that’s right, 28 tons (56,000 pounds) – of food was miraculously provided by our grocery store partners and the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank. We’ve also been blessed by you, our church family, as your donations have helped us buy essential food and paper products like toilet paper and napkins that our partners don’t supply.

We would like to take the opportunity to thank the following groups for partnering with us to bless our community in need:

 Hermosa Beach Kiwanis Club
 Los Angeles Regional Food Bank
 St. Paul’s UMC, Project: NEEDS
 Lazy Acres
 Gelson’s
 Sprouts
 Ralphs
 Von’s
 Smart & Final
 Grocery Outlet
 Target
 Costco
 Amazon
 Food Finders
 Chick-fil-A Torrance
 Chick-fil-A Redondo Beach
 And our Hope Chapel family

Please remember, if you have a need, or know someone that does, we hope you’ll take advantage of God’s generous abundance. Our food drive hours are Wednesdays and Fridays from 9am to 4pm.

MiniChurch. Now more than ever, we need personal connections–relationships with others who we can help or can help us navigate these stressful times. MiniChurch is the answer. We encourage you to take advantage of one of these small groups. Most continue to meet weekly for fellowship, worship and to discuss God’s Word from the comfort of our own homes via Zoom. For more information on how you can join one, please visit our MiniChurch webpage or contact Pastor Jared Blue.

Your Tithes and Offerings. We would like to once again thank you for your continued and generous tithes and offerings. Many of our ministries, outreaches and missions are blessed by the ongoing support and resources.

Many of you have also asked about tithe envelopes. For tax and donation purposes, we are required by law to fill out a tithe envelope for all donations we receive. Therefore, if you are in need of these envelopes, please feel free to send a request to our Info email and we will mail a batch of envelopes to you. Or, you can personally pick up some on Wednesdays or Fridays from 9am to 4pm at the Church through Hope in Action.

As always, may God continue to bless you and keep you healthy and safe,

Your Hope Chapel Pastors

Friday, May 29th, 2020

Women (and Men) in Worship Sermon Reflection with Pastor Alan

Wednesday, May 27th, 2020

“All Creatures of Our God & King” Hymns at Home with Pastor Justin

Friday, May 22nd, 2020

Christian Liberty and Christian Love Sermon Reflection with Pastor Justin

Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

“How Great Thou Art” Hymns at Home with Pastor Alan and the Hope Chapel Worship Team

Tuesday, May 19th, 2020

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Monday, May 18th, 2020

Missions Update from Ronne Jones with Hope for Mexico

Friday, May 1st, 2020

Dear Hope Chapel Family,

Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
and He will make straight your paths.
Proverbs 3:5-6

Most of us can recite this passage from Proverbs with little effort. But, how many of us actually live it out in our daily lives? Do we really trust and acknowledge Him in all our ways, or just in some of our ways?

For the past couple of months, our world seems to have been turned upside down. Now more than ever, we need to lean on God and not our own understanding. Only He knows where this virus situation is headed and when it will come to an end. Our responsibility is to pray, trust in His sovereignty and, as we’re encouraged in Psalm 46:10, be still and know that He is God.

So, as we continue down this road together, let’s remember who we serve. Let’s continue to trust in Him with all our heart, lean on His understanding, and acknowledge Him daily through our prayers, our Bible reading, our worship and our quiet time. Most importantly, let’s continually praise Him knowing that He is making all our paths straight.

Here are a few updates from this week:

Hope for Nicaragua. Our Nicaragua Missions team has been working with the CICRIN orphanage since 2006 building a school for the children and needy in the community surrounding them. Presently, there are 134 students in the school, which is the only Christian school on the island of Ometepe, which has a population of forty-thousand.

To date, we have built four classrooms, two new bathrooms, a storage room, water wells and provided solar panels for several of the buildings. A new cafeteria was recently added with three classrooms, two bathrooms, and an office for the teachers. The expansion has also allowed the school to teach from K to 12th grades.

Physically, drawings are underway for a new entry complex which will include a covered parking area for bicycles that many of the staff, students and visitors use to get to the compound. Spiritually, work continues with the development of Pre-School through High School Bible study and apologetics programs. Additionally, an ongoing teacher improvement program is being developed by the Hope Chapel staff and will be sent to the CICRIN staff upon its completion. The last missions trip to CICRIN, in February, 2020, provided the opportunity to present this new teaching system to the CICRIN School director and some of her staff. It was well received. She is now conducting training sessions for her teachers utilizing these new concepts.

Hope in Action. Our Food Pantry ministry continues to meet the needs of our local community. We have served over 42,000 lbs of food to more than 1,100 families which adds up to over 3,800 people in the last 40 days. We are grateful to God for His amazing provision each week. A special word of thanks goes to Chick-fil-A in Torrance and Redondo Beach for graciously donating 150 sandwiches to feed our staff and volunteers. We are truly in this together to feed the need!

We want you to know that Hope in Action is also open to our church family members. If you have a need, or know someone that does, we hope you’ll take advantage of God’s generous abundance. Our food drive hours are Wednesdays and Fridays from 9am to 4pm. Please don’t hesitate to come through.

MiniChurch. Now more than ever, we need personal connections–relationships with others who we can help or can help us navigate these stressful times. MiniChurch is the answer. We encourage you to take advantage of one of these small groups. Most continue to meet weekly for fellowship, worship and to discuss God’s Word from the comfort of our own homes via Zoom. For more information on how you can join one, please visit our MiniChurch webpage or contact Pastor Jared Blue.

Your Tithes and Offerings. We would like to once again thank you for your continued and generous tithes and offerings. Many of our ministries, outreaches and missions are blessed by the ongoing support and resources.

Many of you have also asked about tithe envelopes. For tax and donation purposes, we are required by law to fill out a tithe envelope for all donations we receive. Therefore, if you are in need of these envelopes, please feel free to send a request to our Info email and we will mail a batch of envelopes to you. Or, you can personally pick up some on Wednesdays or Fridays from 9am to 4pm at the Church through Hope in Action (we’re closed for lunch from noon to 1 pm).

Live Stream Information. Join us this Sunday at 9am and 11am for our live stream this weekend. You can tune in on Hope Chapel Live, Facebook and YouTube. ASL translation will be available at 9am. Spanish translation will be available at 11am on our new YouTube en Español channel. Please note we no longer stream our services to Vimeo.

We also offer those without access to a computer, internet or a smart device a way to tune in to our live stream by telephone. Simply dial our toll-free number 855-683-8388 during any of our services to listen in. Please help us share this valuable resource with those who can benefit from this new feature.

Stay Connected. We hope you’ll continue to stay connected until we can once again meet in person. But until then, please visit our Hope at Home webpage to stay up to date with the latest news from your Pastors and Church. You can also connect with us on Facebook and Instagram where you’ll find encouragement as we share stories, videos and other Church news.

Prayer Needs. We know many are hurting, physically, spiritually, emotionally or relationally. Some have lost jobs, or possibly friends or loved ones. If you have any need for prayer, please send a note to our Prayer Team. We’re here for you!

May God continue to bless you and keep you healthy and safe,

Your Hope Chapel Pastors
Friday, April 24th, 2020

Dear Hope Chapel Family,

Behold, God is my helper; The Lord is the sustainer of my soul. Psalms 54:4

Over and over again, we read of God’s people, His chosen, being led through difficult trials. Many of these challenges placed His people against seemingly impossible odds, thus requiring God to perform the miraculous and lead His people safely out of their perilous situations.

Today, it seems as if we too are faced with circumstances that are impossible to overcome. Some of you have lost jobs. Some know people who are sick, or perhaps you personally are physically challenged in some way. Many are anxious and afraid.

Fortunately, as Christians, we know that God is bigger than this situation and has a great plan and purpose to shepherd His people through this storm. As most of us spend another week in our homes, please know your Pastors are praying for you and working hard to ensure our ministries and missions outreaches continue to flourish despite the Coronavirus pandemic.

Here are a few updates from this week:

Hope in Action. Our Food Pantry outreach ministry continues to meet the needs of an ever-growing population. Week after week, the number of families in need continue to increase as more and more people are laid off or furloughed from their jobs. The good news is that God continues to meet the pressing need.

This week alone, Hope in Action received over 14,000 pounds of food from the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank and Food Finders. In addition, stores like Costco, Target, Ralphs, Vons and Lazy Acres continue to contribute as well. Tuesday through Friday, a few of you – our amazing staff and volunteers – sort, clean, bag and distribute the food to those that drive through. We are also taking cartons to various shelters, smaller churches and to the homes of those who are unable to drive or are compromised by their health. We have now served over 3,700 individuals through this ministry since the quarantine began.

We’d also like to take a moment and especially thank the Hermosa Beach Kiwanis Club who graciously donated to support our ministry.

Hope for eSwatini. Our sister church in eSwatini has tilled the fertile ground and placed seeds in the soil. Now that fresh water flows freely to the small church/orphanage community, Pastor Vusi and his church are busy planting a garden of spinach, tomatoes, squash and potatoes. Please pray these would flourish and produce an abundant crop of fresh vegetables. The children who live in the orphanage would greatly appreciate the addition of fresh, home-grown produce.

Hope Youth. Do you have a teenager or know someone who does? The Hope Chapel Youth Ministry would like to invite them to tune in Tuesday nights at 7pm to our Youth Group’s live stream on Instagram and Facebook. We are currently studying through the book of Romans. For more information, please contact Holly Kisaka.

MiniChurch. Our MiniChurches have always been one of the pillars of our Church. We encourage you to take advantage of one of these small groups as we continue to meet weekly to fellowship, worship and discuss God’s Word from the comfort of our own homes. For more information on how you can join one, please visit our MiniChurch webpage or contact Pastor Jared Blue.

Live Stream Information. Join us this Sunday at 9am and 11am for our live stream this weekend. You can tune in on Hope Chapel Live, Facebook and YouTube. ASL translation will be available at 9am. Spanish translation will be available at 11am on our new YouTube en Español channel. Please note we no longer stream our services to Vimeo.

We also offer those without access to a computer, internet or a smart device a way to tune in to our live stream by telephone. Simply dial our toll-free number 855-683-8388 during any of our services to listen in. Please help us share this valuable resource with those who can benefit from this new feature.

Stay Connected. We hope you’ll continue to stay connected until we can once again meet in person. But until then, please visit our Hope at Home webpage to stay up to date with the latest news from your Pastors and Church. You can also connect with us on Facebook and Instagram where you’ll find encouragement as we share stories, videos and other Church news.

Finally, we want to once again thank you for your prayers and your faithful giving. Our Church would not be the blessing it is to all of us without your love and commitment to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

May God continue to bless you and keep you healthy and safe,

Your Hope Chapel Pastors

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Friday, April 17th, 2020

Dear Hope Chapel Family,

As we now move through the second month of this global pandemic, we pray this note finds you healthy and content in light of the stay-at-home order our State officials have implemented.

The quarantine to our homes has been a good reminder of the contentment and miracles the disciples experienced in prison despite the beatings and harsh treatment inflicted upon them (Acts 4:19-21; Acts 5:18-20; Acts 12:5-11 and Acts 16:22-26). And, as we continue to face an uncertain future, we know that we are secure in our faith and can have a peace which surpasses all understanding (Phil 4:5-7) because we serve a God who loves us and is working all things together for our good (Rom: 8:28).

Although we may be confined to our homes, we want you to know your pastors and many of your leaders are still in full-operational mode. Numerous ministries and local and global missions are still reaching the lost, hurting or disadvantaged in our communities and throughout the world.

Hope in Action. This ministry is probably the most visible of our local outreaches. They continue to pick up food from local grocery stores and the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank each week and distribute it to hundreds every Wednesday and Friday from 9am - 4pm. They also personally deliver groceries to those who are housebound or without transportation. In the last four weeks, the ministry has served 728 families, which total to 2,717 people! We are thankful for the faithful staff and volunteers that brave exposure each week, and for your faithful generosity that allows us to feed the need in the community.

Global Missions. We continue to financially support orphanages in eSwatini and Nicaragua. Not only have we sent funds to purchase more food for the children, but in eSwatini, we are working with Pastor Vusi, who shepherds our sister church there, to farm a large plot of land where they can raise fruits and vegetables now that water is flowing freely to that community.

Easter Weekend. Our services were “well-attended” as hundreds tuned in to through our various streaming platforms for both the Good Friday and Easter Sunday morning services. We’re also happy to report that your faithful giving is staying steady. We have not seen a dramatic drop in giving and want to personally thank you for your continued generosity during these financially uncertain times.

Annex Building. For those of you who have ventured out and driven past the church, you may have noticed the Annex Building still under construction. Since construction services are considered an “essential” service, God has sovereignly allowed our construction crew to move forward – although still adhering to the mandated safe-distancing restrictions. If all continues to go as planned, construction should be complete sometime in late summer.

MiniChurch. Our MiniChurches continue to meet virtually. It’s amazing to know that we can still worship together, pray for one another, discuss the weekend messages, and encourage each other from the comfort and safety of our own homes. If you would like to join and participate in one of these groups, please visit our MiniChurch webpage or contact Pastor Jared Blue to find a good fit. Our MiniChurch Shepherds will be glad to help get you set-up and “join the family.”

Live Stream Information. Join us this Sunday at 9am and 11am for our live stream this weekend. You can tune in on Hope Chapel Live, Facebook and YouTube. ASL translation will be available at 9am. Spanish translation will be available at 11am on YouTube. We made some adjustments this week to enhance the live stream viewing experience from your homes. As a result, Vimeo will no longer be a viewing platform to watch our services.

We also offer those without access to a computer, internet or a smart device a way to tune in to our live stream by telephone. Simply dial our toll-free number 855-683-8388 during any of our services to listen in. Please help us share this valuable resource with those who can benefit from this new feature.

Stay Connected. Finally, we hope you’ll continue to stay connected until we can once again meet in person. But until then, please visit our Hope at Home webpage to stay up to date with the latest news from your Pastors and Church. You can also connect with us on Facebook and Instagram where you’ll find encouragement as we share stories, videos and other Church news.

As we travel this historic road together, may God continue to bless you abundantly and richly.

Grace and Peace,
Your Hope Chapel Pastoral Staff

Elder Help Line

If you need prayer or support outside of our office hours, please call our Elder Help Line at 310.318.8105 or email our Prayer Team.

Friday, April 10th, 2020

Dear Hope Chapel Family,

We love you and miss gathering together with you in person. We wanted to touch base about a few items before we begin our Easter weekend so that we are best prepared to approximate our gatherings from our homes.

Celebrating Easter Weekend. Although it is sad that we must hold our Easter services through an online platform this year, it also reflects the beautiful longing that is part of the Christian message. Although life can be difficult, tragic, uncomfortable and scary, we possess a perfect hope: He was raised, so we will be raised. Even in times of prosperity and ease, this longing to see Jesus return is built into the Christian message. We have the opportunity now to experience it in a more profound way. As we approach Easter weekend and commemorate the death of Jesus Christ on Friday and His resurrection on Sunday, we must remember one of the greatest lines in all of scripture. Paul says to the church at Thessalonica, we “may not grieve as others do, who have no hope,” (1 Thessalonians 4:13b). Brothers and sisters, even now, we have a sure hope in the name of Jesus Christ, join us as we remember and celebrate it this weekend.

Hope in Action. One of the highlights of our ministry activities has been the hard-working volunteer team at Hope in Action. During this challenging period, more families than ever have sought help through this particular branch of ministry. In the last three weeks, our church distributed food to over 2,000 people which equates to 553 households, of which 90% are new families. We have also completed 20 deliveries including one to an Independent Senior Living facility representing 57 different households. Please pray for this team as they continue to brave exposure to offer essential services to people from all over the South Bay.

Live Stream Information. This weekend we will be streaming three services – one Good Friday service at 7pm and two Easter Sunday services at 9am and 11am. You can watch these services on Hope Chapel Live and Facebook. ASL translation will be available at our Good Friday service and during the 9am Easter Sunday service. Spanish translation will also be available during our Good Friday service and during the 11am Easter Sunday service. The Spanish translation will be streamed on our YouTube channel.

We also offer those without access to a computer, internet or a smart device a way to tune in to our live stream by telephone. Simply dial our toll-free number 855-683-8388 during any of our services to listen in. Please help us share this valuable resource with those who can benefit from this new feature.

Finally, we received feedback that some of you experienced lag when viewing our stream over Facebook, though most viewers reported a smooth streaming experience. If the Facebook Live feed does not work well for you, please try watching through our Hope Chapel Live or Vimeo streams. Also, we have found the Facebook Watch app for AppleTV to not perform as well as the Facebook app for iPhone and iPad or in a browser such as Safari or Chrome.

For your reference, here are easy to remember links to all of our streaming platforms, which you can use and also share with others:

hopechapel.tv/live (this links to our website stream)
hopechapel.tv/f (this links to our Facebook stream)
hopechapel.tv/y (this links to our YouTube stream)

Stay Informed at our Hope at Home Webpage. As always, stay informed and updated on church information through our Hope at Home webpage. Also connect with us on Facebook and Instagram . We hope you can find encouragement as we share videos and other materials.

Grace and Peace,
Your Hope Chapel Pastoral Staff

Changes to Special Events Schedule

The following special events have been delayed or cancelled:

Basic Bible Seminar - To be rescheduled
For Women Only - To be rescheduled
Worship & Scripture Night - Cancelled
Prayer & Healing Service - Cancelled
Good Friday Service - Live Stream Only
Easter Egg Hunt - Cancelled
Easter Sunrise Service - Cancelled
Easter Sunday Service - Live Stream Only