Christ Our Hope Lutheran Church

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

Jeffrey M. Halenza, Pastor

September 9, 2020

Dear Members, Visitors, and Friends of the Congregation,

          This Sunday, September 13, at 10:00 AM, we will resume in-person worship with a service of communion. At last! At last, we can come together again! We will, of course, follow a protocol that will assure a safe gathering, including the wearing of masks and social distancing. So, at last we will worship with one another once again!

          I realize, however, that not everyone feels comfortable yet with gathering with others and I do understand. To give you a sense of worshipping with those who do attend and help you stay connected to the congregation, we will do videos of the live service. Also, be aware that Wednesday Evening Communion, Sunday School, and Thursday Bible Study will not be resuming quite yet, but I hope it won’t be too long until they do.

          Below is the prayer I will pray during our Conference Call tonight, September 9, at 7:00 PM. The idea for the prayer came to me as I watched the video we did for August 30th. Ken Foster, who does the videos, took phrases from Romans 12:9-20, the Second Lesson for the day, and laid them over an opening scene. I found it to be very powerful. It was as if the cobwebs were cleared away and a refreshing clarity came. I can only hope that the prayer brings clarity to you during these days when everything is anything but clear.

          May God soothe us throughout this time and grace us patience and perseverance enough to keep doing the right and responsible thing,

Pastor Halenza