eNews - May 21, 2021

Happy Friday Everyone!

This Sunday we celebrate Pentecost at New Hope! We hope you'll join us this weekend as we take time to remember one of the most important events in history! 

This Sunday we will also be taking time to celebrate our Seniors who are graduating high school! Before they head off to college this fall, we will have our seniors come up on stage at both our traditional and contemporary services to send them off in New Hope fashion: with prayer and encouragement! We hope you'll join us to support our students this Sunday.

Pastor Mike will be continuing his series on Jonah! We hope to see you at church this Sunday! 

Vacation Bible School is fast approaching and WE NEED YOU! You can sign up as a volunteer on our website by going to newhopefortmyers.org/vbs or you can pray for our planning committee and all our volunteers as we prepare to bring the gospel message to the youth of Fort Myers! 

This summer our 6th-11th grade students will be traveling to Leesburg, Florida and our 12th grade students will be traveling to Birmingham, Alabama for their summer trips! By day they will be going out into the mission field to serve these communities in a wide variety of ways, and by night they will be diving into God's word, hearing from a speaker, and experiencing awesome worship! Please keep our students and leaders in prayer as we prepare our minds, hearts, and hands to serve others in the name of Christ and grow closer to Him. 

As we begin to prepare for Summer ministry, many of our regularly scheduled school year ministries will end this Wednesday, 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) of the Education Building. 

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



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