A Living Godsighting
The people of Hope have been studying John’s gospel together for over three months now. At the conclusion of our Homecoming worship service on October 3, we planted a Concord grape vine at the foot of the cross on the corner of Rt. 2 and Garfield Road. It will serve as a reminder of the truth about who Jesus is, and who we are in Him.
Jesus is the true vine (who brings Israel’s mission—to bring God’s blessing to all the nations on earth—to fulfillment), and everyone who trusts in Jesus’ propitiating death and justifying resurrection is born again and given a share in Jesus’ mission in the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit. Trusting Jesus makes us branches sustained by the Life of His Vine, so that He bears the fruit of His Kingdom through our lives.
Like a vine, and like Jesus Himself, Hope does not live for herself, but in order to give herself in love for the joy doing the Father’s will on earth as it is done in heaven. The people of Hope have died to sin and self, and our lives are hid with Christ in God. We are at Christ’s disposal to use as He sees fit in advancement of His kingdom mission of seeking and saving the lost.
“It is a great joy to have children among us again! Please spread the word that we have returned to offering weekly Sunday school for kids. Please also pray for us as we seek to hire a coordinator of children’s ministry and family outreach and grow our Sunday school.”.
By the grace of God, we are moving forward with a safe return to in-person worship and Sunday school. For now, we ask that everyone wear a mask inside on Sunday morning to lessen the likelihood of non-symptomatic spread of the virus, especially to our children.
For now we ask everyone to wear a mask on Sunday morning to lessen the likelihood of non-symptomatic spread of the virus, especially to our kids.
God bless you all!