Today was a very special day at Cross of Hope Lutheran Church! Not only was it Pentecost, but we also celebrated the Holy Spirit’s work in the lives of 12 new members, and 6 adults participants of our ongoing small group adult faith formation ministry (Journey Through The Cross) who chose to embark on an 5 week intensive preparation to confirm their faith by affirmation of baptism. This may be the first time in Cross of Hope history where a group entirely of adults have gone on a journey of Confirmation together. It was most definitely a day for celebrating!
As our ongoing adult faith formation ministry is called Journey Through The Cross, we have named the optional 5 week intensive preparation “Stepping Through The Cross” noting that while we may simply find ourselves on a journey, stepping takes intention. This inspired Pastor Jason to write his first ever piece of choral music for the occasion. Our mixed voice choir, Lift Every Voice, did an amazing job singing this piece right before these 6 adults stood up to confirm their faith together.