April 16 Bulletin – Easter Sunday

He is Risen Indeed!

Sunday Morning Worship Service – 10:30 am in the Sanctuary

A Mother’s Room is available in the Choir Room located behind the stage during the service for mothers with infants.

Nursery and Preschool Care is available beginning at 10:15 am and throughout the entire service in one of our classrooms.

Children’s Church today

Prayer & Counseling – Larry and Linda Helscher will be in front of the stage from 12:00 – 12:30 pm to pray for your concerns.

No Snacks Today


WORSHIP SERVICE April 16, 2017 – Easter Sunday  

Call to Worship…………………………………….. Christ the Lord is Risen Today       Worship Leader, Celestine Olive

Announcements……………………………………………… Pastor Craig Kuhlman

30-Day Moving Forward Update on New Hope Plan

Intercessory Prayer/Children’s Church Prayer

Special Music………………..New Hope Praise Choir and Children’s Chorus

Sing Out With Joy! – Children’s Chorus and Choir

Jesus Rose! – New Hope Praise Choir

Congregational Singing…………………………………………. I Believe in Jesus

This is Amazing Grace

Worthy is the Lamb

Sermon – 2 Corinthians 5:14-21………………………………………… Pastor Craig  “The Meaning of Easter Today”

Communion – Today we invite you to participate in the communion of the Lord’s Supper.  For those who don’t wish to participate please feel perfectly free to remain seated.  For those parents who wish their children to participate, they are perfectly welcome.  Please come forward down the center aisle.  If it is not easy for you to come forward, raise your hand and an usher will serve you at your seat.  Please take the bread and cup back to your seat and we will eat and drink together as one body when all have been served.

Congregational Singing…………………………. Crown Him With Many Crowns


April 23, 2017

Sermon by Pastor Craig Kuhlman


Activities This Coming Week

Thursday Morning Bible Study – led by Larry Omasta from 9:30-11:00 am at 1612 N. Roosevelt Ave, Pasadena. 

Thursday Evening Bible Study – 7:00 to 8:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall.  We are studying Galatians.

New Hope Choir Rehearsal – Spring Break – will resume on May 4th.


Opportunities for Ministry

Kitchen Volunteers for Snacks and Potlucks – Please contact Barbara McCutchan to sign up if you can help serve in the kitchen.

Nursery and Preschool Care – Available beginning at 10:15 am and throughout the entire service


Youth Ministries

Children’s Church – Autumn Hamme; Elizabeth Turner

Teen Church – Fred Stevens; Koa Shimabukuro

Children’s Church:  Every Sunday during the sermon time

DisciplesNAction (Teens) Church:  Every 2nd and 4th Sunday during the sermon time


Save these Dates in 2017!

Refugio State Beach Weekend – April 28 – May 1stThere’s still space if you are interested in joining the fun for the campout. Or if you’d like to just spend that Saturday at the beach with the group for a parking charge, please contact Rod Gula at 818-572-5762 or rtgula@gmail.com.

Combined Church Picnic – Sunday, May 21st – Arcadia County Park, Oaktree Picnic Area.  405 S. Santa Anita Ave, Arcadia.  You’re invited to join New Hope and GraceLife congregations for worship, lunch, fellowship and games in the park.  Worship begins at 11:00 am. Please bring a dish for the potluck lunch which will begin at 12:00 noon.  There will be special games and activities for the kids.  More details will be forthcoming.


Congratulations to the following couples who will be celebrating their wedding anniversary in April.

 Paul & Patricia Kroll                4/17/88         Roger & Sharon Gibbs   4/21/79

Daniel & Josefa Dominguez   4/20/69         Terry & Nancy Akers      4/25/76


Fellowship Hall Schedule

April 16th – No Snacks – Easter Sunday

April 23rd – Snacks by those with the last names A –H.

April 30th – No Snacks – Refugio Campout Weekend

May 7th – Snacks by those with the last names I – Q.


Setup and Takedown for April   

*Dennis & Maureen Warkentin; Laura Urista and Redida Edwards


Theme Scripture for 2017

“Abide in the Vine, our source for renewal and bearing much fruit” — John 15:5


Craig Kuhlman, Lead Pastor (626) 222-8714 craignank@gmail.com


Manuel Hamme, Assistant Pastor (626) 568-0475 Mshalh516@yahoo.com


Celestine Olive, Assistant Pastor  (626) 794-6107  celestinejolive@aol.com, Cell – (626) 222-1434

 G. Fred Stevens, Assistant Pastor (626) 294-9133 2gfred@gmail.com, Cell (626) 824-2439


Mailing Address: PO Box 411181, Eagle Rock, CA 90041

 Church Location: 2322 Merton Ave, Los Angeles 90041





“Glorifying God while developing (transforming) fruit-bearing disciples who have a flourishing relationship with Jesus without fear, shame, guilt, or doubt.”

(Our guiding purpose for New Hope to build our six strategic themes around)


3 “C’s” of Connection

(Added a 4th “C” (Comida – suggested by Kelly Meade) 

  1. Coffee
  2. Cokes
  3. Cocktails
  4. Comida


Six Strategic Themes: (Prioritizing Top 10 of 18 Activities) – Pastoral Team/Pastoral Advisory Council

  1. Prayerful Dependence
  2. Christ-centered Worship (experience)
  3. Small Group Community (no member left behind)
  4. Mission Minded (winning)
  5. Disciple Making (building)
  6. Vibrant Leadership (equipping)


Thursday Night Bible Study – Basic Trinitarian Theology


Interest for Sunday Morning Bible Study: 9:30-10:15?

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