Dear Hope Folks,
I couldn’t be more excited for Easter weekend at Hope. Jesus’ resurrection changes everything, and that’s a message we all need to hear. I hope you’ll come, and I hope you’ll invite your friends and neighbors to join you.
In the Chapel on Sunday at 6:59 am (the actual minute of sunrise), Pastor Richard will lead a Traditional Easter Sunrise Service.
In the Worship Center on Easter Eve (Saturday at 1:00, 3:00, 5:00 & 7:00 pm) and Easter Sunday (7:00, 9:00 & 11:00 am, 3:00 & 5:00 pm), I’ll preach a sermon called Light Rises, based on Matthew 28:1-7.
John Cheatem will close each service with a song that just might blow the roof off the building. A special Easter offering will feature the beautiful voice of Cassie Marks and the graceful movements of dancer Abby Zaug. One of Hope’s inspiring choirs will sing at each service. Perry Ross will do a live painting during the sermon, while Keith Sandvig sketches an Easter themed drawing in the atrium that you can sign between services.
An Easter egg hunt and other kid-friendly activities will be offered on Saturday between services until 7:00 pm.
Shuttle parking lots, with friendly bus drivers who drop you off at the front doors, will be available on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning. Just follow the signs.
Best of all, our risen Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ, promises to show up whenever we gather in his name. Open your heart. Give God some room. Experience the power of Jesus’ resurrection this Easter!
It’s Friday … but Sunday’s coming!
Pastor Mike Housholder