From the Pastor’s Desk
So we’ve settled on a new name for our church. Just two words: Living Hope. Simple to say, easy to remember, and packed with positive meaning. And, my prayer is that this new name will open up many windows of opportunity for each of us to share the gospel with others!
The Gospel, the Good News of Jesus Christ, is full of ‘living hope’! Our hope is alive because it’s true. It’s alive because of God’s present blessings which affirm its truth. And it’s alive because of God’s sure and certain promises for the future. Our hope is not mere wishful thinking, it’s a confident and favorable anticipation. We know that God will keep His future promises because of His faithfulness in pouring out present blessings.
How can I be so sure? Because of Jesus. He is the very embodiment of our living hope. He laid aside His divine attributes temporarily and became a human in order to communicate God’s love to the human race. In Jesus, we discover that God’s attitude toward us is good and that our fellowship with Him can be restored because of Jesus’ sacrifice on our behalf. Jesus is who He claimed to be. And because He is, we have a powerful hope that is very much alive!
There are a couple of things we need to rememberas we transition into our new church name. For the time being, donations to the church will still be processed under our old name, Evangelical Free Church. We will notify everyone through the church bulletin and church newsletter when we can begin making checks out to “Living Hope Church”. But until then, thanks for your cooperation. Also remember, we have not changed what we believe or our affiliation with our denomination, the Evangelical Free Church of America. We are the same in our beliefs today as we were when this church was founded in 1960, we just have a new name. And we are still a member church of the EFCA.
I am excited about our new name and the increased possibilities it gives us to share with our friends and neighbors the greatest of all good news, the Gospel of Jesus Christ!
Yours for making disciples of our Lord Jesus,
NEW HOPE CHURCH WEEKLY SCHEDULE
Adult Sunday School
Join us for fellowship, coffee and snacks !
Worship Service 10:30 am
6-7:15 Ladies' Bible Study
Adult Sermon Discussion and Bible Study
6:30 - 8 pm
Kids Quest and
SECOND SATURDAY OF EACH MONTH
Men's Breakfast and Bible Study 7:30 am
Ladies Fellowship Brunch 10 am-noon
See weekly bulletin
For additional information call the church office:
Mon-Thurs, 10 am - 2 pm - 760 228-1747