Christ Our Hope Lutheran Church

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

Jeffrey M. Halenza, Pastor

September 30, 2020

Dear Members, Visitors, and Friends of the Congregation,

          Sunday in-person worship is going well and recent statistics concerning new coronavirus cases indicate that it is safe to continue. For those not yet comfortable with attending, I hope the videos of Sunday services remain a good way to worship with the congregation and stay connected.

          The Church Council will soon meet to discuss resuming additional activities. We’ll keep you informed.

          The attached prayer below is the prayer I will pray during our Conference Call tonight, September 30, at 7:00 PM (check Pastor Flanigan’s email for the phone number or link you will need as well as the access code). I guess you could call tonight’s prayer a “stream of consciousness” prayer because once I start writing down a prayer, all kinds of things pop into my head and I’ve included most of them in tonight’s prayer. The thing is, I find it hard to concentrate when I compose a prayer or just pray, so things end up in my prayers from here and there. The prayers just kind of flow and I try to let them be. At any rate, I hope you can use something from tonight’s prayer for your own prayers.

          As we get more and more antsy with being shut-in, may God continue to grace us with the patience and faith and strength we need to keep doing the smart and safe thing,

Pastor Halenza