Christ Our Hope Lutheran Church

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

Jeffrey M. Halenza, Pastor                                                                                                                           April 25, 2020

Dear Member,

      The Church Council has not yet set a date on which we will begin gathering for worship again but, in all likelihood, it will not be before mid-May, given the fact that many members are not comfortable venturing out before then. In the meantime, we will continue to do videos of Sunday services. To view this Sunday’s service, click on this link: Https:// We hope the videos are helping you worship and stay connected to the congregation.

                  Regarding announcements…

      We will provide food for Calvary Refuge on Thursday, May 22. Before purchasing any items, please contact Carol Meyer (770-461-3448) to see what is needed so that we avoid duplications.

             Fayette Samaritans is in dire need of food items such as: canned goods: i. e. vegetables, fruit, spaghetti, meats, tuna, salmon; cereal, toilet paper, paper towels, and Kleenex. The items can be dropped off at church any weekday between 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM, or contact Sylvia to make alternative drop off agreements. Monetary donations are also very much needed, since shopping for food may be difficult for many people. If you have questions, please contact Sylvia McCullough (770-460-1001).

             Since we have not yet resumed ministries and activities, we will not publish a Scribe in May. We will, however, email the birthday and prayer lists along with my article.

Concerning our people:

          Pastor Berkobin is stable and has not suffered any further heart attacks.

          No member of the congregation has contracted the coronavirus, I’m glad to say, and most members are doing rather well (though cabin fever has set in big time!)

          Lynn Carroll and Nancy Norris wish to thank the congregation for their cards, calls, and expressions of sympathy upon the death of their mothers.

        The sympathy of the congregation and the strength and hope we share in the resurrection of Christ is extended to Barbara Gordin and her family upon the death of her brother.

         May God continue to grace us with the good sense and patience and strength to keep doing what is needed to control the virus and bring us safely together again at last,

Pastor Halenza