Christ Our Hope Lutheran Church

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

Jeffrey M. Halenza, Pastor

July 7, 2021

Dear Members, Visitors, and Friends of the Congregation,

          I hope you had a good Fourth of July and were able to celebrate and enjoy feeling almost normal again.

          The attached prayer, which I will pray during our ZOOM worship time tonight, July 7, at 7:00 PM, may be a difficult one for some of you, speaking as it does of illness and death and grief. It’s a prayer whose words have been rattling around in my head for a while now as I have tried to find a way to say what I wanted to say and in the end felt compelled to say. I do hope it speaks to you in some way and can be helpful.

          May God grace us with the compassion to be there for others and the strength to keep our mouths closed when silence will say more than anything,

Pastor Halenza