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At Word of Hope you will find that you are welcomed and appreciated right away.

We are a newer church with a focus on connecting individuals and families to God and each other.

We have resumed on-site services!!

6pm Saturday | 9am  & 10:30am Sunday | 10:30an online , streaming via Zoom or Facebook Live

 We will continue to post updates regarding our on-site church services. You can follow us on Facebook for updates. 

Blessings from Word of Hope. 

For the health and well-being of our congregation, we are making some temporary adjustments:

Add an additional service to spread out crowd
Adjust the seating arrangments 
No refreshments or meals served
No childcare-however, busy bags will be available for kids in service
Masks are optional
Hand washing / Hand sanitizer use is encouraged
Please stay home and join us online if you are sick, not comfortable gathering in a group, or if you are of high risk.

 
NOTE:

Letter from the Pastor

Dear family and friends of Word of Hope,

We are all in this together. We all want the COVID-19 pandemic to be slowed or halted. We are told by the CDC and know from our own education that the way to do that is through quarantine and social distancing. 

At this point, we are planning to go "online only" for this weekend and the next. Then we will revisit. Hopefully we will be able to gather for Easter, even if it's a parking lot drive-in theatre type service! 

Our service will be at 10:00 Sunday morning on Facebook Live just like last Sunday (thank you all who attended!) The sermon is called "Blessed Income". It's a teaching on the 7th Biblical principle for managing money. Attached is a little quiz I'll be talking about during the message to see how much the Mammon curse is affecting your financial well-being. The sermon note guide is included. 

Giving is still available online and we strongly encourage it. Some have walked their tithe to the church during the week - God bless you! If you want to mail it in, it's Word of Hope, 1351 Jolly Ln, Rapid City, SD 57703.

Celebrate Recovery is planning to do something online as well Sunday Night - be watching for details.

KIDS: The Sunday morning Facebook Live service will include a short kids time. During the week, Pastor Lyz and I will be providing a Lunch with the Pastors time at 12:30, Tues-Fri via ZOOM. ZOOM meetings allow everyone to see each other on their computer, tablet or phone, which might be fun for the kids. Lyz and I will have a short Bible story and demo a craft/game/snack or something. We might do "In Your Bubble" interviews with kids or adults. A postcard invitation should be arriving for your child in the next couple days.

Our district superintendent is urging all churches to go online only for at least the next two weeks. Wyoming has already called for a shut down of offices, businesses and gatherings. South Dakota may not be far behind.

My Wyoming friend Pastor Sam Smith described it like this: We might question the government infringing on our freedom of assembly or our rights as a religious body. But we are also a part of a community and we cooperate with the government when it comes to safety issues. We follow building codes when we build our churches. We follow fire codes to have fire extinguishers and signs posted on the doors ("these doors must remain unlocked when occupied"). We cancel services when the highway department says it isn't safe to be on the roads because of weather. This pandemic is also a health issue. It isn't a religious freedom issue. Church's aren't being singled out for closure. Sam said something like that, and he's right.

As I've said before in letter and online, our decision to cease gatherings is a "love your neighbor" issue. As long as the virus can find new people to jump to, it can stay alive and spread. Any of us could be carrying it and not know it yet. I would hate to infect someone who infects someone who has a chronic illness and ends up in the hospital, or worse. 

Be watching your email and Facebook for encouragement and updates as we walk through this unprecedented experience together!

God bless,

Pastor Scott Wiley

We love Christ...a lot! Why is that? Simply, he has made all the difference in our lives - our hope, our healing, our hearts.

We love People...each other and every new friend God brings our way! How is that possible? His love for us has profoundly impacted our ability to love others.

We believe the Bible! No other body of writing has greater authority to tell us about the true nature of life and eternal, spiritual reality than the Holy Bible. So we teach it and seek to live according to it's principles.

We are serious about our walk with Christ - but we have a lot of fun along the way! We know that serving Christ and being part of a church is not just games we play, but avenues of eternal impact. And that's why we are so joyful - hope is alive because Christ has made it so!

SATURDAY CHURCH SERVICE 6pm

SUNDAY CHURCH SERVICE 10am

Fun and celebration are definitely part and parcel of the Christian way of life.
We would love to have you be our guest on a Saturday evening or Sunday morning and see if the
Word of Hope family is your church family.

Above all, we invite you to explore Christ and the difference He can make in your life! 

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God calls us to a life of generosity. And, one way to live generously is through giving. These gifts provide stability, strength, and support to Grace Church, our community, and our partners locally and all around the globe. Lives are being transformed! Because you give, more people can know that they were made for more and live out the calling God has for them! 

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