Blessed Hope Community Church

Blessed Hope Community Church


Is anyone available to babysit my 3 year old daughter Friday morning till 2:45pm?
Free Pekin male ducks to anyone who wants them. I have 2
Sunday Pastor Matt prepared us for Communion, talking about our "delight" in the Lord. We were given reflection time which I didn't need as that very morning I met Him and recommitted my life. I was ready, I couldn't get to the table fast enough, He's my Savior and my delight. While my life has some indiscretions, it was, is, and always will be washed in the Blood and I am ready. Praise God.
We were privileged to be a part
of the Faith in Action Mission, which took place Thursday-Saturday! It warms my heart to know about those people
who took your sermon's message to heart, and have already
acted upon continuing ministry, Pastors Matt and David!
We appreciate your biblical sermons, music and hymns with which we can worship and praise God. It was a joy to unite
for the summer with one service each Sunday. We thank
each person who helped in any way to accomplish the goal
of showing faith in Jesus and His loveing deeds to the community! The food and fellowship were special, too!
We especially enjoyed seeing the children, and how they've grown in height and Bible knowledge.May the Lord bless and keep them praying like we heard at Riverside Park when they prayed "popcorn prayers!"
Some photos from today, some of the same already shared just different angle :)
The new splash pad was a hit ⛲️ 💦. Thank you Diane Hesson and Jill Struve for stopping with treats 🍦
FIA toddler style!!
Hey Church!!! I know that it is cold out, but if you are looking for something to do tonight. Join Creative Missions tonight at 6:30 in the church basement to make Prayer Boxes!
Good Morning, Never take anything
for granted! Circumstances of late has made me realize this!
We look forward to the great sermons online, but we miss so many wonderful friends and the fellowship!
Have a very blessed Christmas and many blessings
recognized and celebrated, daily!
"Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted."
We're thankful for the sermons and programs we miss at home, but are video-taped for us who are being cautious!
We look forward to watching the live-streaming of the Christmas Eve Services!
Today is Carrie Hantz's birthday. Please
send her greetings on July 23rd! I pray this will be a very rewarding year for you, Carrie! Although I'm much older, we share the same birthdate, along with Jill Johnson and Kyle Hummel.
The Lord blessed all of us with a lovely weather day this year!

BHCC exists to bring a hurting world the hope of Jesus. Blessed Hope is an independent non-denominational church that was established in 2005.

We strive to be an evangelical, Bible-oriented family of Christians. We offer practical Bible teaching that will both encourage you to find faith and hope in Jesus Christ and challenge you to live life in a way that is committed to growing closer to him every day - no matter where you are in life.

Operating as usual


Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:18


🎙 // THE B-SIDE // 🎙

In today’s episode, we continue to explore toxic thinking as we spend some time looking at our identity as parents as well as seasons of doubt.

Check out Ep 110, "The Temptation of Conformity" here:

Embrace Your Otherness 09/28/2022

Embrace Your Otherness

[a note from Malea]

Our youngest son started high school this year and I’ve noticed some familiar feelings creep in as we attend his extracurricular events and watch him interact with his peers. As parents, our worldly desire of wanting our kids to fit in and be liked is powerful. We are predisposed to try and shelter them from sadness and suffering. With good intentions, we can be tempted to give in to the parent peer pressure of saying yes to anything that will aid in achieving this. However, raising our kids to love Jesus more than they love anything else will come at a steep cost. They (and us) will distinctly feel our “otherness,” as described by Jen Wilkin in her article, “Embrace Your Otherness.” I pray that when those familiar feelings begin to creep in, we remember the heavenly purpose God has given us to steward as we raise our children to love the Lord with all their hearts.

Embrace Your Otherness Because I love you, I ask this of you: lean into your “otherness”—learn the contours of its face, feel out the steady grip of its hand.


// D O U B T //

Don't feel like your faith is disqualified in the middle of doubt. Keep showing up.

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Be merciful to those who doubt. Jude 1:22



God longs for us to know who we are in Him so we are able to live this abundant new life.

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Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God. John 1:12


[a note from Ryan Koehn]

The power of friendship! I was reading in Mark 2:1-13 and amazed at just how powerful friends can be! The four men who were willing to take the paralytic to see Jesus and despite all the obstacles didn’t lose hope. They could have just dropped him off at the front door and waited for someone else to get him to Jesus. Do you have friends in your life that you can count on to help you when you are struggling? I am so blessed to have people in my life that have been a blessing to me! I also realize that I am called to help others. The hardest thing to do is to ask for help, but when you do you will be amazed at what will happen.


🎙 // THE B-SIDE // 🎙

We’re back! In today’s episode, we dive deeper into our new sermon series, Toxic. We take some time to do our own toxic thinking audit and answer questions like, “Can Satan hear our thoughts?” and “What does it really mean to surrender?”.

Check it out here:



If your strongest thought is actually what's contrary to God and his truth, then your life is going to be moving in a direction away from the abundant life that God wants you to have in his Son.

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And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7


// N E W S E R I E S //

Jennie Allen says that “the greatest spiritual battle of our generation is taking place right between our ears.” It is estimated that 80% of a person’s thoughts are negative. Our minds are occupied with deadly thoughts of inadequacy, helplessness, unworthiness, being unlovable, fear, worry, and doubt. These toxic thoughts slowly erode our confidence, joy, ambition, trust, health, relationships, and faith causing us to question why Jesus doesn’t make it different. But be encouraged, the poisonous thoughts that hold you down can be replaced by the mind of Christ and freedom to thrive. Are you ready for some poison control? Find out more during our new series, “Toxic: Thoughts that poison our lives.”

Sunday mornings at 9:30 with Children's programming and childcare available during the worship service.

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[a note from Malea]

As we find ourselves back in the hustle and bustle of school and extracurriculars, I’m reminded how September often feels like a second January…a time of renewal. Perhaps this is a time for renewed disciplines like meal planning or exercise. I'd like to encourage you to use this time to also evaluate your spiritual habits…this is a great opportunity to get back into some intentional spiritual disciplines. Plug back into church and make it a priority every Sunday, join a small group, or realign your schedule to include Bible study and prayer in your daily routine. I’ll leave you with these wise words from author Glenna Marshall, “If your desire is to one day become that wise, Scripture-soaked, Jesus-loving believer, now is the time to build your days around the habits that get you there. No, the habit itself doesn't make you holy, but habits lay the groundwork for regular time with the Lord in His Word, and that WILL make you holy. Spending time in Scripture each day will have a profound effect on your life that you might not see for a while.”


// V I C T O R Y //

Success & victory are never based on me. Success & victory are God's.

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Did you know: Oregon was the first state to celebrate Labor Day as a legal holiday in 1887.
How are you celebrating Labor Day today?


For the LORD your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory. Deuteronomy 20:4


[a note from Pastor David]

As my daughters get older the one thing that I miss is when they would want to hold my hand. Those moments of intimacy as they would reach out with so much trust and then walk with confidence knowing that their dad was right there with them. Fear and doubt were no longer an issue as long as I was by their side. They would walk into anything. Our Heavenly Father offers the same to us if we are willing. “For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand, and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you” (Isaiah 41:13). May we never assume that we will outgrow needing to have God take us by the hand. His love for you is abundant as He longs to lead you, protect you, provide for you, and be near to you. No matter what happens in life you can walk through anything when you are holding the hand of your Heavenly Father. Reach out because He is faithful to take hold.



Joshua told the people, “Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the LORD will do amazing things among you.” Joshua 3:5
If we want to see God show up and do wonders in our midst, we have to be willing to wait on God and we have to be willing to follow wherever he leads us. Consecration requires us to separate ourselves from anything that could contaminate our relationship with our perfect God.

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Joshua told the people, “Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the LORD will do amazing things among you.” Joshua 3:5

5 Reasons to Be ‘All In’ at Church 08/24/2022

5 Reasons to Be ‘All In’ at Church

[a note from Malea]

One of the reasons I’m so passionate about the local church is because it’s where I became a Christian. It is in the context of the local church where my head knowledge about Jesus finally made the connection to my heart…where I learned that being a Christian isn’t just about knowing that Jesus died for my sins offering eternal life, but about having a real relationship with him, where my love for him results in joyful obedience to his Word.
Over the summer I had the privilege to sit and listen to the testimonies of several members of our church as we recorded episodes for a series on our podcast The B-Side. The common theme? The local church. It was a part of every single person’s salvation story and that is no coincidence, that is by God’s design. The church matters to God and it should matter to us.
The Christian life and the work of sanctification is difficult. The call to die to ourselves, to our own earthly desires, is counter-cultural in a world that tells us to “live our truth” and that our happiness is the most important thing. But the thrust of the Bible is a call to God’s truth which is to be holy as he is holy (Leviticus 19:2, 1 Peter 1:15-16). Friends, we can’t do this without the church…not because the church is perfect but because by God’s design, the Christian life is communal. It is full of imperfect people like me, learning and growing in sanctification together, desiring for God’s name to be exalted among us…and it is beautiful.
Don’t just take my word for it. Here are 5 reasons to be “all in” at church:

5 Reasons to Be ‘All In’ at Church You can’t be obedient to Christ and not be a vital member of a local church.


// T H R O W B A C K //

The book of Joshua begins with a big change that has an impact on Joshua as an individual and for the entire nation of Israel. Within the midst of the change God proclaims some powerful promises for an important reason…to ensure His people keep their eyes on Him.

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Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9


[a note from Loel]

Hi Church,
I have a fe**sh. I love black or burgundy “genuine leather” Bibles. However, I do prize my brown goatskin. They are all used, full of my notes, and underlined in coded colors. I prefer the more literal translation such as the King James, New King James, English Standard, or New American Standard Bible. There are three types of translation; word for word thought for thought, or paraphrase. The New International is more of a thought-for-thought and easier to read. Depending on the purpose each style has its good points, for instance for pleasure reading I go to a paraphrase maybe the New Living Translation. For Bible study, I advocate using a more literal translation. Side note, most study helps or programs such as Strong’s Concordances key off of the King James Version. I am currently reading through the Old Testament history books in the New American Standard (NAS) which is my favorite. I just finished 1st Samuel and started 2nd Samuel, but it wasn’t clicking. I sought the Lord, pondered around in the history books (Joshua - Easter), and settled on Joshua. It’s exciting. It’s always exciting to me as a creative, adventurous, imaginative person. I’m with King David in battle, feel Jesus’ pain as He suffered and died, in the crowd at Pentecost, walk with Paul, and sit by John as he pens his Revelation of Jesus. I guess maybe why I prefer the literal translation. So here’s my question to you, what/where are you reading? What is the Word saying to you?


🎙 // THE B-SIDE // 🎙

In this episode, we continue in our summer series of testimonies…stories of how Jesus changes lives. Today, Nate Stalheim shares his story of faith.

Check it out here:…th-nate-stalheim/



“If you keep your feet from breaking the Sabbath and from doing as you please on my holy day, if you call the Sabbath a delight and the LORD’s holy day honorable, and if you honor it by not going your own way and not doing as you please or speaking idle words, then you will find your joy in the LORD, and I will cause you to ride in triumph on the heights of the land and to feast on the inheritance of your father Jacob.” The mouth of the LORD has spoken. Isaiah 58:13-14

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1509 South M Ave
Vinton, IA

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Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
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