Co-Pastor Commentary 12-31-2020
As 2020 comes to an end, we write to share in a year that has been like no other, House of Hope has truly demonstrated faithfulness, adaptability, and resilience.
You have been faithful in your worship attendance online, financial support, and in supporting ministry partners who are serving the needs of those struggling with hunger and homelessness in the Twin Cities. You have been faithful to each other, as many of you now check in with emails and phone calls.
Your willingness to adapt and to be resilient began early in the year, when more than 300 of you participated in a Zoom Congregational Meeting to call us to be your Co-Pastors. Since then, we held the online conference Festival of Hope, while Bible Studies, church meetings, and even All Church Christmas Parties have moved to Zoom rooms. Your commitment to mission outreach moved from the Bash in the Kirk Parlour to a Virtual Auction. Sunday school moved from our education wing to kit pickups under the Port Cochere.
As we look forward to 2021, we begin by celebrating how we can claim Hope in Winter with eight events we invite you to join as we celebrate the season. We also anticipate the day in the coming year when we will gather face to face in our church facility.
As 2020 draws to a close, we wish you a blessed New Year full of grace and truth, love, and hope.
Lynn and Mark