New Hope News - March 17, 2023

Next Sunday, March 26, we will be celebrating 15 years of New Hope with one combined service at 10am followed by a BIG party on the lawn with free lunch, inflatables, games, and more fun! Don’t miss this time of gratefulness for all that God has done in our first 15 years!

Palm Sunday, April 2

Traditional 9:30am • Contemporary 11am


Maundy Thursday, April 6

6:30pm with Communion


Good Friday, April 7



Easter Sunday, April 9

Sunrise 6:45am • Traditional 8am & 9:30am • Contemporary 11am

The Easter Experience is full! Please contact Debbie Norris at 239.274.1230 if you would like to be added to a waiting list.

New Hope – You can support this special experience for families!
• Pray for us to encounter Jesus
• Loan silk trees or plants (or fresh cut areca palm branches on March 28-29)
• Loan Bible-time décor (pottery, plates, baskets, shofar, etc.; label with name)
• Donate cookies or treats (three dozen preferred; drop off to kitchen; label "Easter Experience")
• Serve with set up Monday night, March 27 through Wednesday, March 29
• Serve with clean up on Thursday, March 30

If donating cookies or treats, please sign up below. Thank you!

The Well - Women’s Bible Study


All ladies are encouraged to join us for “Entrusted” - a six-week study by Beth Moore. The group will be meeting Wednesdays from 9:30am-noon in Room 212 at New Hope beginning March 22.

We were never meant to take this journey of faith alone or in secret. God has entrusted us with the great and mighty gift of the gospel, something too precious and life-giving to keep to ourselves. In this Bible study, Beth will encourage you to guard what God has entrusted to you, further His kingdom by sharing Christ with others, and pour into future generations just as Paul once mentored Timothy. Because in this journey of joy and hardship, we need each other to stay the course and live a life of faithfulness. Questions? Please contact Pat Thompson

Women of New Hope – join us for our annual Women’s Holy Week Breakfast on Wednesday, April 5, from 10am-noon for a time of quiet reflection, fellowship, music, food, and a devotional speaker. A love offering will be taken. Bring a friend, but please register her as well!

Serving missionary families has been at the heart of what Cornerstone Counseling has done since 2004. This story is an example of the help they have been able to give as a clinical team. A married couple came in almost a year ago, their 10+ year marriage under distress since the beginning. Haley, their marital counselor, waded into the toxic waters with this couple and offered a much-needed “safe place” where they could begin to unpack their anger, hurt, and pain. It’s been a slow process, but Haley, along with two other Cornerstone counselors, Solveig and Greg, have been providing treatment in a beautiful, Christ-like way. The struggling missionary couple was also referred for psychological testing which showed traits of personality disorders for both of them. The degree of hostility and resentment this couple had for each other cannot be understated. There were deep questions about whether this couple would make it. But the counseling team has persevered and the Holy Spirit has softened the wife’s heart and challenged the husband to step up and own his shortcomings. The tenderness now expressed between these two is nothing short of a miracle considering where they started. The impact on their marriage, kids, and ministry is palpable. It is truly a privilege for Cornerstone Counseling to come alongside couples like this to provide the hope and healing that only the Lord can give.


Financials as of 02.28.2023
Budgeted Income: $272,256
Actual Income: $275,765
Actual Expenses: $301,262