Dear Hope family,
Due to the timing and uncertain track of Hurricane Irma, and for the safety of our Hope family, your leadership team has cancelled worship services for this Sunday, September 10, 2017. Our Saturday services will take place as scheduled at 4pm (contemporary) & 6pm (traditional) this Saturday, September 9, 2017. If you usually attend on Sunday, please consider worshipping with us at one of the Saturday services.
The church offices will be CLOSED on Monday, September 11 and will reopen on Tuesday morning, September 12.
Our weekly Social Supper scheduled for Wednesday, September 13, has been cancelled due to difficulty in scheduling our food delivery.
If you need assistance during the storm or have a pastoral care emergency when the church office is closed, please call 352-978-4593.
In these moments of uncertainty, stress, and anxiety, let us pray together this prayer from the ELCA webpage:
Loving God, be with those who endure wildfires, hurricanes and floods. Protect those in the path of danger. Open pathways for evacuations. Help loved ones find one another in the chaos. Provide assistance to those who need help. Let your love be known through those who work to bring order. Help us to shoulder the burden of suffering and make us bearers of hope in Jesus Christ. Amen.
May the peace of Christ guard your hearts and minds this weekend!