Christ Our Hope Lutheran Church

P. O. Box 961690
Riverdale, Georgia 30296
(770) 997-7117                                         (770) 997-3312

Jeffrey M. Halenza, Pastor                                                                                                                                                                                        July 14, 2020

Dear Members and Visitors,

          As Ken Foster, the President of the Congregation, notified you in an earlier email, the Church Council has decided to suspend in-person Sunday worship services until August 9. In light of the dramatic increase in the number of new coronavirus cases, it was felt that this was the wise thing to do. Beginning this week, we will do videos of abbreviated services like we did before, and they will be available on Saturday night or Sunday morning. It was great doing in-person worship services but we are doing the right thing given how many of our members are in the high-risk category. Anyway it won’t be long until August 9!

          Below is the prayer I will pray during our Conference Call tonight, July 15, at 7:00 PM (as always, check Pastor Flanigan’s email for the number and access code). This is another personal prayer since the anger I express is the anger I myself feel. I have no idea if you feel similar anger or not, so the prayer is meant not so much to be a prayer anyone can just pick up and pray as it is a prayer meant to give some starters to those who also feel anger and don’t know what to do with it.

          May God continue to cast out our fears and transform our anger into righteous anger so that instead of just reacting, we respond responsibly and do what is right,

Pastor Halenza