Hopewell Presbyterian Church of Franklin, Indiana

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Pastor's Letter.......March 2018

Thank you so much for a wonderful day yesterday! The service and fellowship filled my heart with joy. I hope you know how honored I am to be called your pastor and look forward to sharing many years together.

The Westminster Shorter Catechism describes the outward and ordinary means whereby Christ communicates to us the benefits of redemption as the means of grace. The means of grace include: the Word, sacraments, prayer, and Christian fellowship. Next Sunday we will fully experience the means of grace as we worship together, share communion for the first time, and baptize Hank Findley. The following Sunday, we will welcome new members and share a meal together after worship.

We are excited to announce that we are making some enhancements to the website. In addition to freshening things up a bit, the new platform will make it easier and more efficient for those of us who maintain it. Also, the new platform will be optimized for mobile viewing. This is an important enhancement, given the fact that the majority of web traffic now occurs on smartphones and tablets. You will notice some down time on hopewellpc.org over the next month as we transition the site. During the transition, availability of sermons and newsletters will be affected.

On a related note, we need pictures for the new site. If you have pictures that you think might be appropriate for the site, please let me know. It would be best if you could save the raw file (original .jpeg) to a thumb drive and drop them off by the office.

Thanks again for all of the effort that was put forth to make yesterday special. I love you all.

Grace & Peace,

Pastor Brandon