Tomorrow we enter a Holy Week unlike any we have ever experienced. My heart is full as I contemplate the deep lessons of Jesus’ death and resurrection, the themes of utter desolation and of new life.
The church building is closed for now. Those of you who have keys are asked not to use them. If any urgent need to enter the church should arise, please contact me or Glenn.
I hope you will join me tomorrow for worship via Facebook live from my home. The church has never been a building but I do take comfort in that building. It will be a new adventure to preach and lead worship sitting at my dining room table. We will not have communion together, though this is the first Sunday of the month. On Maundy Thursday we will have a remembrance of communion as a central part of the service.
Tomorrow’s scriptures are Psalm 118:1-2 and 19-29 and Matthew 21:1-11, Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem. I will be preaching at sermon entitled, “A Protest March” using the Matthew text. Please find a branch of any kind you can wave during the children’s sermon, when we will sing the first verse of “Hosanna, Loud Hosanna.”
We now have a way to give online via PayPal. Use this link: PayPal.me/newhopecolumbus. You may also mail a check to New Hope Presbyterian Church, 4142 Weems Rd., Columbus, GA 31904. Thank you to those who continue to give.
Please be in touch with your prayer requests as well as letting us know of your material needs. I am in prayer for all of you and long to be with you again. I treasure conversations with you. Please call me.
May the peace that passes all understanding rule in your hearts and minds.