*Please Take Notice*
Church is Closed
With the ever-growing concern, world-wide and at home, regarding the coronavirus, We regret to inform everyone of our response to this pandemic. First, let us remember the words of the Apostle Paul; (2 Timothy 1:7) For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. Secondly, let us exercise “wisdom.” (Proverbs 2:6) For the Lord gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding.
After much prayer, contemplation, and counsel with the leaders of Hope Community Church , we have decided to NOT gather for worship this Sunday, March 22nd or the next, March 29th. We will resume services on April 5th, 2020, Palm Sunday. Also, as a reminder, we have suspended all other ministries within the body. I do however want to be perfectly clear that, we have had no reports of anyone with COVID-19 or with exposure to this disease, within our church family.
During times like this when our days are filled with anxiety, confusion, fear, and the unknown it’s good to hold the hand of God who is steadfast and faithful. I pray that no matter how dark the day, harsh the storm waters, or difficult the way for you is today, that you find the steadfast loving hand of our Savior Jesus Christ. He will lead you through!
Please know that our decision is not a decision made out of fear but rather love for our neighbors and honoring each other. It is one made with a desire to cooperate with the efforts of our local, state, and federal governments. We look forward to seeing the answer to all our prayers in the coming weeks and we hope and pray for a swift return that we might once again enjoy the sweet union of our love and fellowship in community. I am prayerful that we will be able to resume our Sunday morning services on April 5th, which incidentally is Palm Sunday. But until that time, we’ll look to God, trusting that, as Paul says in Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
Rev. Edward Cilley, Pastor