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A Note from the Pastor:


1 Our God, our Help in ages past, our Hope for years to come, our Shelter from the stormy blast,
and our eternal Home.

3 Before the hills in order stood or earth received its frame, from everlasting Thou art God,
to endless years the same.

5 Time, like an ever-rolling stream, bears all its sons away; they fly forgotten, as a dream
dies at the op'ning day.

6 Our God, our Help in ages past, our Hope for years to come, be Thou our Guide while life shall last,
and our eternal Home! (Isaac Watts, LBW 320)

Psalm121

I lift up my eyes to the hills—where will my help come? My help comes from the,made heaven and earth.

He will not let your foot be moved;who keeps you will not slumber. He who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.

Theyour keeper;Lordyour shade at your right hand. The sun shall not strike you byday, nor the moon by night.

Thekeep you from allevil; he will keep your life. Thekeepyour going out and your comingthis time on and for evermore.

The year 2020 has been a certain kind of pain; sometimes acute and knife-like; sometimes dull and achy, like that vague pain in the back of your neck that just won’t go away. Most of us are about as ready for a new year as we have ever been. The turning of the clock on December 31st did not make the problems of 2020 go away, but we have to hope that 2021 will be better. It just has to be.

The last quote in italics above is from my January 2020 newsletter article. Plenty of crazy things happened in 2021 as the world gets weirder, but I think 2021 was better than 2020. If not “back to normal,” things are certainly more normal than we’ve experienced in a couple of years. At Hope and St. Paul’s attendance is returning to pre-pandemic levels. We have more kids attending GLOW than in 2019, and the program is going strong. We have had several new families join at Hope, and we have already had almost as many baptisms since All Saints as all of last year. We have much to be thankful for. Thanks be to God!

Whatever this new year brings, we know that God is our hope in the year to come, just as God has been our help in ages past. The one upon whom we rely is the LORD, Creator of heaven and earth. God created us, loves us and sustains us. Thanks be to God!


Peace Y’all, Happy New Year!  

Pastor Allen