eNews - May 14, 2021

Happy Friday Friends!


Make plans to join us tomorrow morning for our monthly prayer gathering right here on campus from 10am-11:30am. Make some time in your weekend as we seek the Lord for His will in our lives and the ministry of New Hope.


Make plans to join us on Saturday, May 22, at the New Hope Women's Fun & Fellowship Event – Rejoice•Remember•Renew! This casual gathering of fun takes place from 10am-12:30pm on the New Hope campus in Room 212 and includes a boxed lunch. There will be music, games, and a devotional time. After more than a year of not meeting together as a large group, we want to reconnect, spend time renewing friendships, and continue building the strong sense of community New Hope has always enjoyed!

 

There is no charge for this event, but you must pre-register below for seating and food purposes. A freewill love offering will be available at the event. Childcare is available for infants-Pre K. CLICK HERE 
to register today!


Giving blood saves lives and we're excited to be a part of that! Your next opportunity to contribute is  Sunday, May 16. Pre-registration is required and you may do so by clicking HERE. We appreciate each person who takes the time to help others in such a meaningful way.


As we begin to prepare for Summer ministry, many of our regularly scheduled school year ministries will end on May 26. One exception to this is the adult Wednesday night Bible study led by Beth Hoving. This group will continue to meet throughout the Summer months in Room 212 (Student Ministry Room) of the Education Building. 


We're welcoming The Rev. Mike Glodo as our guest preacher this Sunday. Professor Glodo has served on the Orlando faculty of Reformed Theological Seminary since 1991 with the exception of six years as Stated Clerk (Chief Administrative Officer) of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (2000-2006). For most of the last ten years, he has also served as Dean of the Chapel as he plans, leads, coordinates, and preaches in the weekly chapel services.


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: 1 Peter 5:1-4
Prayer Prompts: Pray that your future pastor shepherds the church in a biblical and Christ-exalting manner. Pray for your future pastor's walk with Christ.

Day 2 Scripture Reading: 1 Timothy 3:1-7
Prayer Prompts: Pray for your next pastor to be a man who exhibits Christ-like character both publicly & privately. Pray for your future pastor's family as they transition to a new work.

Day 3 Scripture Reading: Proverbs 3:5-6
Prayer Prompts: Pray for the church to wholeheartedly trust the Lord while searching for a pastor. Pray for the search comm. to trust the Holy Spirit's leadership.

Day 4 Scripture Reading: Jeremiah 29:11-13
Prayer Prompts: Pray for the search comm. and the church to hope in God and seek Him wholeheartedly with the realization that He is in control of the church's future.

Day 5 Scripture Reading: Galatians 6:9
Prayer Prompts: Pray for the search comm. to not grow weary in their work. Pray that the search comm. and the church will be able to see God's hand at work bringing you and your future pastor together.

Day 6 Scripture Reading: Isaiah 55:6-9
Prayer Prompts: Pray that in times of discouragement, the search comm. and the church will seek the Lord diligently and have confidence that He is at work bringing the church and future pastor together.

Day 7 Scripture Reading: Proverbs 2:2-6
Prayer Prompts: Pray for your future pastor to seek God's wisdom in every area of life and decision making. Pray for the search comm. to be attentive to the Lord's wisdom.


We urge you to stay spiritually connected with your church family and join us for weekly Sunday worship on campus at 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