Pastor Craig Beeker brings a special message in the face of the COVID-19 shutdown. Join him as he leads New Hope’s first online worship service. Though we cannot worship in the same space, we can learn to observe Sabbath anew and learn the value of personal/private worship. Although we aren’t together physically, we are still the church together.
View this program to guide you through the worship service.
The gospel for today is the story of a man who was born blind that is healed by Christ. I was blind, but now I see, declares the man. In our reading, Jesus heals the blind man, provoking a hostile reaction that he regards as spiritual blindness to the things of God. Baptism is sometimes called enlightenment. In baptism God opens our eyes to see the truth of who we are: God’s beloved sons and daughters.