eNews - April 23, 2021

Happy Friday Friends!

There's some fabulous opportunities to engage this weekend with our prayer meeting on Saturday morning and the Night of Worship on Sunday evening, as well as our regular Sunday morning services. 

 

Make plans to join us for our FIRST EVER Night of Worship

this Sunday, April 25 from 6pm-8pm.

 

Night of Worship is an event that sets aside time dedicated specifically to worship through contemporary music, a time to corporately gather together and have an extended time of singing, prayer, and praise. This isn't like a typical Sunday morning service – there won't be a sermon, but a two hour time of contemporary worship music and singing.

We're trusting God to move through this time of singing and adoration of Him. Sometimes, you just have to spend intentional, focused time worshiping and praying-to refocus your mind and heart on the things that really matter, to gain a clearer perspective, or to hear a word from God. Proverbs 8:17 says "...those who diligently seek me will find me. " 

Our contemporary worship band will lead this night and all are welcome to attend. Childcare is available for infants-PreK.


Are you or a group you're involved with looking for ways to serve & help our local or international mission partners? We're excited to tell you that our current opportunities are updated regularly and offered on our website. If you'll scroll to the bottom on the Enews each week, you'll see a blue, square button titled MISSIONS that you may click for the most up to date info. Take a peek right now by CLICKING HERE as we continue to live out the gospel together!


We welcomed seven new members to our church family in April and we'd love for you to take a moment to get to meet them! You can read more about each of them by visiting the website HERE and be sure to welcome them when you see them here on campus!!!!


The first Thursday of the month is approaching, don't forget to drop off those PB&J sandwiches on May 6 by noon!


Our last 8am worship service for this season will be THIS Sunday, April 25. We'll continue with our two Sunday services online and in person at 9:30am and 11am.


WE NEED YOU! The most FUN week of the year is coming soon and we need our fabulous volunteers to make it a success! From leading groups of kids to helping with snacks, from decorating to room prep, there's something for EVERYONE and we'd love to have your help in making this an out of this world experience for hundreds of children this year! CLICK HERE to find out more and be sure to scroll down the web page to sign up as a volunteer!


Your Pastor Search Committee is continuing to prayerfully follow the  EPC Process of Pastoral Search and Call, and we are making good progress. In our meetings we always pray for the Holy Spirit to lead and guide our discussions. We believe that individual, group and congregational prayers are essential and we ask that you all continue to lift us up in prayer as we seek to know God's will.


Respectfully Submitted,
The Search Team

PRAYER PLAN

 

Day 1 Scripture Reading: Ephesians 6:10-11
Prayer Prompts: Pray with the understanding that searching for a pastor is primarily a spiritual process, so spiritual warfare will be present. Pray for God's protection on the search committee and the church.

Day 2 Scripture Reading: Revelation 3:1-6
Prayer Prompts: Pray for the church to be filled with life through the Holy Spirit. Pray for the church to be strengthened to carry out the vision God has for her.

Day 3 Scripture Reading: Colossians 3:12-17
Prayer Prompts: Pray for your church to grow in love toward one. another. Pray for unresolved conflict to be worked out and for reconciliation among. any broken relationships in the church.

Day 4 Scripture Reading: 2 Timothy 4:1-5
Prayer Prompts: Pray for your future pastor to faithfully preach the Word of God. Pray the Lord gives the church a hunger for the Word of God and. receptivity to the sermons that are preached by the new pastor.

Day 5 Scripture Reading: John 17: 20-23
Prayer Prompts: Pray for the church to be unified so that the world will be impacted with the gospel and the Father will be glorified. Pray for the search committee to be unified in their decision making.

Day 6 Scripture Reading: 1 Peter 5:8-9
Prayer Prompts: Pray for the search committee to remain humble before God and that they will not be anxious, but trust God's leadership. Pray that the church will stand firm against the schemes of the devil.

Day 7 Scripture Reading: James 4:1-12
Prayer Prompts: Pray for church members to humble themselves before the Lord and seek His cleansing power in order for revival to come. Pray for the search committee to continually submit to God's will.


We're excited to present these children to you who were baptized on Sunday, April 18 following the worship services. These children are part of our 2021 Confirmation Class and have been learning many scriptural principles, including the sacraments of baptism and communion. After each child was baptized, the group gathered with Pastor Mike for one big splash to celebrate! What a special and exciting day for these sweet kiddos and their families!


We urge you to stay spiritually connected with your church family and join us for weekly Sunday worship on campus at 8am, 9:30am and 11am or online, as well as checking out the videos from our staff and pastors on the Experience New Hope channel. We’re continuing to pray and if you have concerns about our plans to meet in person or have a prayer need, please do not hesitate to reach out to Pastor Mike at mike@newhopefortmyers.org or 813.368.1680.

With Love,
Your New Hope Team