In a series of parables in Matthew, Jesus looks at those who profess faith, but reject the deeper implications of what that means. This fall will be a opportunity for us all to reflect on how we can be consistent in what we profess and what we reflect through the teachings of Jesus and the understanding of the Faith Walking model. For the Sundays of September and October we will be looking at 167 Faithwalking in the parables of Matthew as Jesus, through these parables, invites us to live into grace not simply in word, but at the very center of who we are. This is emotionally healthy spirituality, and contrasts a spirituality that is often legalistic, ritualistic or tribalistic.
This is what I have been longing to live into as a pastor for my entire ministry.
“It would be nice if the redeemed looked more redeemed” said Robert MacAfee Brown
That is what Faithwalking is about.
We are planning to close this time of teaching with a Faith Walking retreat, October 24 and 25 at Hunter Mountain. Keep an eye on your weekly announcements for more details
Sept 7,2014 | Tymor Park | HRC and ODYSSEY congregations join in a farewell to Pastor Mark Mast and family. Mark has answered a call to the New Paltz Reformed Church. | Message by Pastor Mark Mast. Slideshow follows Mark's message with band playing in the background
Love Inc. is a local Christian organization that mobilizes volunteers who work together making a difference by helping people in need in our local communities. Specific ministries within Love Inc. include the Personal Care, Linens, Household Items and Beds Ministries. We request and welcome donations of items particular to those ministries that come from many churches within the local area. The people we serve are badly in need of the items we provide. Things we take for granted are much needed by the many needy people in our area. Hopewell Reformed can help out by placing items in the storage bin which is on the left once you go through the main entrance. Just open the door and the bin is at the base of the stairs. Items will be delivered to Love Inc. in a timely manner. Items in need include:
The next time you eat at Daddy O’s in Hopewell Jct, mention our EPIC youth group and they will donate 10% of the amount of your bill to our youth group. You can print the card below as a reminder! Read more »