Emily Dilorenzo

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Hope Notes 06/12/2024

Hello Hoper, My grandmother was a silversmith – she made beautiful jewelry out of silver.  Did you know that silver in its raw form is not the smooth and shiny metal we see in finished pieces of jewelry? It has many impurities that need to be removed.  Seeing silver...

Hope Notes 06/05/2024

Hello Hoper, We listened to Pastor Ryan talk about our Kid’s Ministry this past Sunday.  I am so grateful we serve our children the way we do.  Nothing is more important than raising up our future generations of believers, ready to love and serve our Lord with all...

Hope Notes 05/29/2024

Hello Hoper, A woodpecker has taken up residence close to our home. He gets an early start to the day; his pecking begins at sunrise and continues for most of the day. He’s been driving me crazy so I finally looked up why on earth he would be pecking so long for so...

Hope Notes 05/22/2024

Hello Hoper, Our Wednesday night series, Distinctly Hope, covers what makes Hope “Hope’, how and why we do what we do, and what it means to be a Hoper. Basically, Hopers show up at church, give financially to the church, and serve the church. I wanted to expand on...

Hope Notes 05/15/2024

Hello Hoper, Our grandson used to have a funny habit of naming his stuffies whatever was on the label. Although he has now moved onto a more sophisticated naming system, I still smile when I remember him asking “what does the label say?” before declaring the name of...

Hope Notes 05/08/2024

Hello Hoper, All of us go through dark times.  It may be situational, relational, or spiritual in nature. It can be sin generated. But there’s no getting around it – these things will enter our lives every now and then. And although the darkness may be painful, it’s...