Ode to Joy

This week we are singing a familiar hymn, “Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee.”  You may also know the tune as “Ode to Joy.”

Where do you find joy in your life?  In Sunday’s sermon, we will take some time to consider how we have found joy in Christian community.  Perhaps in fellowship, or in music, or in seeing little ones teeter-totter down the aisle, many of us have found joy in the community at New Hope.

Also, how can we share joy?  What can we do to make others’ joy possible?  This is the time of year to consider what we might give to the church next year, financially and in volunteer service.  How can we support the joy we already see here?

Whatever we give, or whatever service we offer, that is our personal Ode to Joy.  Rejoice!

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