Touché August 29, 2014
Posted on August 29, 2014 by under Touché,

Make a Joyful Noise

Our fall edition of Hopewell Happenings will be out soon. In it, I introduce you to our new Director of Music Ministry, Kate MacLeod.  She will play this Sunday at the Foundations service as a preview before she “officially” starts on September 1.  She is a gifted and talented musician that brings a great appreciation for the full scope of worship with liturgy, music and the arts.  I am excited for this next season at Hopewell.  God has put pieces in place to make this possible and we rejoice at the joy that will resound through Hopewell.

You can help Kate begin her work by giving her some helpful information about you.  With this Touché we have included a link to a questionnaire that we would like everybody in the church to fill out.  There will also be hard copies available on Sunday at the kiosk, but we invite you to fill one out online through SurveyMonkey. You can get to the survey by clicking here.  It will be very helpful for all of us as we shape a worship team and music ministry for the next season at Hopewell.

It is also a great time for us to revitalize our adult choirs.  The chancel choir meets on Thursday night at 7 PM and if you ever considered making a joyful noise through singing, now is the time to do it.  Let Kate know that you would like to join.  You can e-mail her at  Welcome her with your willingness to sing.

We will all welcome Kate on September 7 at Tymor Park at 10:30.

We will also have our fall kick-off on September 7 at Tymor at 10:30 and our farewell to Mark. It will be a celebration of Mark’s ministry where Journey and Odyssey began. It will be our opportunity to give thanks for Mark and his ministry and bless his family.  Mark has accepted the call to the New Paltz Reformed Church.

Odyssey requested that we hold this picnic at Tymor Park, and because of the numbers we anticipate, it is best to do it that way.  I hope you will make every effort to be there on this significant Sunday. Please make sure that everybody knows we will be meeting there and not at Hopewell.  We will have a picnic to share in blessing the Masts and meeting Kate and her fiancé Manny.

In Joy,


LINKS:   Music questionnaire.     Directions to Tymor Park