Christ Our Hope Lutheran Church

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

Jeffrey M. Halenza, Pastor

September 16, 2020

Dear Members, Visitors, and Friends of the Congregation,

          This past Sunday we resumed in-person worship services with 43 people in attendance and it was wonderful to be together again! We do, however, have a number of members who are not yet comfortable with gathering with others and I understand. I just hope the videos we are doing now of the live services will give a sense of worshipping with others and help everyone stay connected.

          As far as other activities are concerned, we have not yet set a date for the resumption of Wednesday Evening Communion, Sunday School, or Thursday Bible Study. Part of the issue is the number of times we would need to re-sanitize the church and the number of people available to do what is necessary. In addition, we want to see how the number of new cases of the virus trends before starting everything up again.

          Below is the prayer I will pray during our Conference Call on Wednesday, September 16, at 7:00 PM. The origins of the prayer are conversations with various members and how they described what they were feeling. I hope it speaks to you in some way and helps with your prayers.

          May God continue to sustain us in this time, calm our hearts, and grace us with the faith that trusts that all shall be well,

Pastor Halenza