What an amazing weekend we had at Hope Church! I hope that if you were with us that you are excited, renewed, and going out into the world as Easter people who are living out the resurrection! Just a few thoughts from the weekend.
- Good Friday Service- what a powerful experience coming together as community to nail our sins, fears, prayers to the Cross. The Psalmist writes, “Cast you cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.”
- The Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday was exciting- the rain held off and the people from our community came! As a church, it is a priority for us to get out into the community. We will continue to capitalize on special events (Dover Days is coming up!) to get out into the community and be the church.
- Easter Sunday- what can I say? Christ is Risen! He is risen indeed! As Christians, and as the church, we need to learn to live out resurrection each day. We need to have and live out the truth that this life matters. We have purpose in what we do today. Because of the resurrection, we are called to invite others to experience that hope through the resurrected Jesus . We also are called to live out resurrection in our hope that God is redeeming all things. It’s a future hope- but just as Jesus was resurrected with a new body- all of creation longs and groans for the redemption of our bodies. Are will living as hopeful people?
- Speaking of Hope, I was blessed by one guest who shared with our church about just moving to Dover as she is getting out of an abusive relationship- and how many from our congregation responded by speaking with her and encouraging her. This is a resurrection story as this woman sees that there is hope for a different tomorrow because of Jesus and because the community of faith called Hope Church is living out resurrection. Please keep her in your prayers.
Let’s be encouraged, Church, as we come to live out the resurrection daily. God is doing something new in our lives and in the world around us!