Flat Jesus Adventures Return!

Download your copy of Flat Jesus here, decorate and color him in the way you see him, and share your pictures of Flat Jesus with us. Where will he show up this summer? We can’t wait to see! Share your pictures with Casey at youngdisciples@hopeeagle.org or on our facebook pages below.

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Visit Our Facebook Page

Want to worship with us on Sunday and stay up to date with what’s going on? Like and follow us at: https://www.facebook.com/HopeLutheranEagle/

Don’t miss a “live” event! Check your notifications using these instructions.

How to Watch Facebook Live Videos from wikihow

Using the Facebook Mobile App:

  1. Open the Facebook app. The Facebook app has a blue icon with a white “f”. Tap the icon on your home screen or apps menu to open the Facebook app. If you are not automatically logged in, enter the email address or phone number and password associated with your Facebook account. Then click Log in.
  2. Tap the icon that resembles a TV screen. It’s at the top of the screen on Android phones and tablets. On iPhones and iPads, it’s at the bottom of the screen. This is the Watch tab. This displays a list of videos from users and pages you follow. It also displays a list of other recommended videos from other Facebook accounts.
    If you don’t see the Watch tab at the top of the Facebook app, tap the icon with three lines (☰) in the upper-left corner to view the menu. Then tap Videos on Watch.
  3. Tap the magnifying glass icon. Tap the magnifying glass icon in the upper-right corner to display the search bar at the top of the screen.
  4. Enter a username, video title, or category in the search bar. The search bar is at the top of the screen. This allows you to filter videos that interest you. Alternatively, you can scroll down until you see a menu in your feed that says “What’s on Watch.” Tap the red button that says Live to view a general list of recommended live videos from users and pages you follow. On iPad and other tablets, you can tap the tab that says Live at the top of the screen. This displays a list of recommended Live videos from users and pages you follow, as well as other recommended videos.
  5. Tap a video. Live videos have a red icon that says “Live” in the upper-left corner. Tap a video image or title below the video to view the video. The live video chat is displayed below the video.

Using a Mac or PC:

  1. Navigate to https://www.facebook.com in a web browser. You can use any web browser on your PC or Mac.
    If you are not automatically logged in to Facebook, enter the email address or phone number and password associated with your Facebook account at the top. Then click Log In.
  2. Click the icon that resembles a television. It’s at the top of the screen. This is the Watch icon. This displays a list of videos from users and people you are following on Facebook, as well as other recommended videos. If you don’t see the Watch tab at the top of the screen, click the button that says See More in the menu to the left. Then click Watch.
  3. Click Live. It’s in the menu to the left. This displays a list of live videos from users and pages you follow. It also displays recommended live videos. Alternatively, you can enter the name of a video, user, or category in the search bar at the top of the menu to the left. Then click the toggle switch next to Live below “Filters” in the menu. This displays live videos, as opposed to pre-recorded videos.
  4. Click a video. Live videos have a red tag that says “Live” in the upper-left corner. Click a video image or the title below the video image. This displays the video in your web browser. You can view the live video chat in a panel to the right.

Mexico Mission 2017

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Ten of us are preparing for our annual trip to Mexico. Our sending service is this Thursday evening, June 8 at 7 pm. We hope you will join us for prayer and packing! We leave early on Friday morning, June 9 and will return on Sunday, June 18. We hope you’ll pray for us during our journey, follow our devotions, and check for daily updates on our blog: https://hopemexicomission.wordpress.com/

Thank you for all of your support!

Epiphany Party Cancelled

Epiphany party tonight is cancelled due to the weather.

Flat Jesus Winners

View our winners from last summer’s Flat Jesus Adventures here!

Would you like to revisit the summer and see all of the places Flat Jesus went? Watch this video!

Questions and More Questions

Questions and More Questions

By Casey Cross, Young Disciples Director

Questions are my favorite. I actually love it when kids go through that phase where they think it’s really funny to ask question after question as you the adult try to answer each and every one, eventually becoming flustered and flabbergasted as you realize the never-ending questions are the joke (and purpose) of the whole conversation. I think the whole point of having an answer is to find the new question. That’s the journey. That’s what it’s all about. We never really arrive, we just take the next step in the journey with a new question.

The hardest part thing about questions is that they dig up and dig into the hardest things about life. A good question will always confront you with a particular insecurity. So how do we deal with those hard questions? How do we deal with the insecurities they force us to face? Here’s an article you may find helpful as you prepare yourself for those hard questions kids force us to face.

JOIN THE CONVERSATION: What is the hardest question you’ve ever been asked? How did you respond? Where do you stand with that question today?

THINK ABOUT IT: Today, question the questions. What instigated that question? Where does that question come from inside of you (your gut? your heart? your mind? your toe (as you stub it and wonder where that thing in the walkway came from)? What makes that question important to you, or the person who asked it, right now? What is that question really about?

Enjoy the journey, step by step.

Communion Instruction Dates

Communion Instruction Dates

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Create a Family Mission Statement

Create a Family Mission Statement

A few months ago we spent some time together discussing the importance of creating a family mission statement and how we might go about doing it. It’s a healthy, fun, and interesting opportunity to bond together as a family at any time of the year. Summertime may be a perfect time for you to spend some time thinking about this as you look ahead to the next school year. If you’d like to do this, download the attached file and give it a shot. We’d love to hear what you come up with.

Creating a Family Mission Statement

 

The information at the above pdf was gathered from the following two resources:

Create a Family Purpose Statement

Creating a Positive Family Culture: How and Why to Create a Family Mission Statement

Next Saturday: Fun 5k

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Let’s Talk About Trust

Let’s Talk About Trust

Last Wednesday, a small group of adults and youth gathered to talk together about trust. Trust is one of those little words that pack a big punch. Many of us walk around with our own definition expecting others to share a common understanding, but the truth is that our experiences have led us to very different expectations around trust. Our days run on trust – trust that other drivers won’t hit us, trust that people will show up when they say they will, trust that all will go as planned, etc. For something so important, it’s worth spending a little time talking about together.

We used Brené Brown’s lesson, The Anatomy of Trust, to guide our discussion. If you’d like, follow the steps below to re-create what we did on Wednesday for yourself.

  1. Finish this sentence: Trust is…
  2. What are some examples of trust from your own life, or from a book/movie/tv show?
  3. Watch Brené Brown:

    Brené Brown: The Anatomy of Trust

  4. What stood out to you most from the video?
  5. What word from BRAVING stood out most to you? Which comes most naturally to you? Which is most difficult for you?
  6. Where is God in all of this trust stuff? What’s the difference, or inter-play, between trust and faith?
  7. What word or idea will you take with you this week to continue to think about and/or act on?