Pastor Mark’s Musings

Dear New Hope Church Family,

Grace and Peace in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ!  I hope and pray this letter finds you well.  I thought I would take a moment and update you on some “happenings” and “concerns” that are taking place around New Hope UMC in these past two and a half months since I arrived.

First, Thank You to all of you for making Mari Ed and I feel welcome in such diverse times! It has been easy to settle in and the outreach has been great.

Second, I want to say Thank You for all of the Outreach Ministries that have continued here during these times.  We have to keep that up in hopes of continuing to be the church to the world!  In light of that, I just want to encourage you to keep your financial giving coming in as best you can.  I understand perfectly that times are difficult for everybody during this pandemic and time in our society.  Just remember, that one of our membership vows is to support the church with our presence, gifts, service, talents, and witness.  Just a reminder that we all need to hear.

Third, some new things are starting this fall (see enclosed calendar for details).  On Wednesday evenings, beginning on Sept. 16 from 7:00-7:30pm, we will have “Vespers on the Lawn”, a short service of prayer and witness with a chance to gather outside in a safe social distance together.  Then on Thursdays, beginning September 17, I will lead a Bible Study from 10:00-11:30am and 7:00-8:30pm, starting with Paul’s letter to the Romans.  Please call the church office to reserve a spot as soon as possible.  We will have our Chicken Stew and Treat Night in a “Drive-Thru” fashion on October 31st to continue reaching out to our community.

The church will continue to be the church.  I look forward to each of you being a part of such a wonderful place.  It is a blessing to be your pastor.  I look forward to what God has in store for all of us!

In Christ,
Pastor Mark

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