I wait for the Lord, my soul does wait, and in His word do I hope. O Israel, hope in the Lord; for with the Lord there is lovingkindness, and with Him is abundant redemption.
Hope is something that can feel foolish in this cultural moment we find ourselves in. In one way or another, we are all isolated right now. We are isolated from our church community, from our normal routines and from family. A danger I fear many of us are on the verge of slipping into is isolation from God as well. In this isolation, we are being forced to slow down and assess where the source of our hope lies. Is it in ourselves? Our church leaders? Our government officials? Or is it in the Only One who can save? I’m sure at one point or another, we have all misplaced our hope in something other than Christ. There is no shame in that, but the Holy Spirit is calling us to place our trust in Him, over and over and over again. David used his isolating life to wait on the Lord. To grow his hope in God through meditating on His Word. He knew that this hope and confidence in God would be met with lovingkindness and abundant redemption. If you are finding yourself bogged down by the weight of the world, know that it is not yours to carry. Your loving Heavenly Father is reaching out to carry that burden. As David called Israel, I call on you, my church family to hope in the Lord. May this time of isolation mark us as a people who confidently wait on and hope in Christ alone to bring about redemption.
Midtown Parish Pastor
Church Lobby Sunday Mornings
While we can’t chat in person on Sunday mornings before service, we can still say “hi” virtually! Join in on Sunday mornings starting at 9:15am until 9:55am. Pop in to say hello or stay the whole time. We’d love to “see” you all there! Afterwards, join us online for our church streaming service at 10am. Can’t wait to see you this Sunday! Click here to join the ZOOM call Sunday.
Family Ministry Lessons
Don’t forget to have your kiddos check out week 4 of the FOCUS series! Click here to see this week, or any of our past week’s, lessons.
Wednesday Night Worship & Prayer
Join us Wednesday nights at 8:30 PM on Facebook Live or YouTube Live for a time of worship and prayer. We look forward to interacting in real time as we re-center our hearts on what God is doing.
Join us every Thursday morning on Facebook Live at 10am for Church Chat. We will have some pastors from our church community gather to discuss topics and questions sent to us from you, our church family. To submit questions, email email@example.com.
Covid-19 Needs and Assistance
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Stay in Contact
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If you are experiencing any hardships during this time, we want to be there to support you. If you have questions or needs we can help with, email us at email@example.com