Dear Hope Community,
Happy Easter! He is Risen! We have celebrated the Resurrection of our Savior Lord Jesus Christ.
This Easter, I am filled with gratitude for God's ways and grace for you and for our community. In the month of May, we as a church will be journeying through a process of Appreciative Inquiry where we would reflect upon the appreciation for God's blessings upon us, with us, and through us and be a steward of these blessings. There will be a team leading through this process so that we can recognize the appreciations that have come through Hope. For now, I begin with the following:
Thank you for understanding and patience as we cautiously gather and navigate through safety measures for worship. As we move forward and discern carefully with increased activities, my hope is that we would all continue to take precautions and err on the safe side.
Thank you for many who have been and continue to make phone calls and send out texts in being the presence of God's love for those who are homebound and are unable in staying connected otherwise. You are God's angels of love and care.
Thank you for many who kept the church moving forward with your stewardship of the church in loving service, faithful prayers, generous gifts, and conscious presence. It is because of your generosity and dedication that we are able to stay connected in many ways, and so that we can return safely.
Thank you for your leadership, generosity, and support for all who made our very first fundraiser very successful
with the Corned Beef dinner. Coming back together for the good of our church in this way was not only good for
the finances of our church but was good for soul. I am looking forward to our next one of Pulled Pork and Chicken
Dinner coming up later this month on April 24th.
With a Grateful Heart in Christ,