Archive for August, 2017

Latest News from Taiwan

From Elyse Burns:

Dear Christ Our Hope family – it was SO wonderful getting to see you all again. I appreciate all of you listening to my stories and extremely condensed presentation about life here in Taiwan! I made it back to Kinmen and am slowly getting over my jet lag. So far I have unpacked, met my new roommates (new teachers in my organization), was reunited with previous roommates, had orientation with my team and met with my school. The great news is that I will be teaching at the same school as last year (yay!). I got to see all of the kids again today…. we’ll just say the squeals of excitement went both ways as I exchanged many hugs. I appreciate all of your support and hope to send updates and prayer requests as time continues. Rest assured that you all continue to be in my thoughts and prayers as well. 

Also, here is an interesting article about Ghost Month (Aug-Sep 12 this year); it will help give you a little more insight to the culture and traditions here.


 God bless – Elyse



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This weekend, we are so happy to welcome our new Interim Rector, Fr. Isaac A. Chavez.  Fr. Isaac and his wife Sarah, and their five beautiful children, will be joining Christ our Hope as Fr. Isaac becomes our Interim Rector.  He will be full-time, conducting services, handling pastoral care, and working with the Vestry and Parish.  His term will continue until June 1, 2018.

Fr. Isaac’s credentials include an Associate of Applied Science degree with Business Concentration (Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe, NM) ; B.S. in English from Pensacola Christian College (Pensacola, FL); and a Master of Theology degree from Dallas Theological Seminary (Dallas, TX).  In addition he has 4 Units of Clinical Pastoral Education from Kettering Medical Center.  His most recent experience has been assisting at Christ the King REC with Fr. Wayne McNamara in many different areas, including services, nursing home, teaching, children’s ministry, and outreach.

He and Sarah are looking forward to getting to know everyone and to working with our parish as we move forward.  We hope everyone will take the opportunity this weekend to come and welcome Fr. Isaac and family!


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Victory Project — Update

Join us for a one-hour VICTORY LAP

Wednesday or Thursday September 6th or 7th at 5:30 pm each night — 409 Troy Street

Learn about the amazing work Victory Project is doing in the lives of young men and our community.

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Who:  All women of Christ our Hope

When:  Saturday, September 2, 2017 — 9:30-11:30 a.m.

What:  Brunch — please bring a delicious dish to share

Where:  Christ our Hope Anglican Church Green Room

Why:  Launching of Christ our Hope Women’s Fellowship

Purpose:  Come and enjoy good food and fellowship as we plan how we will serve one another and our community in Christ in the coming year.

Our first step was the brainstormiong session at our Retreat.  This is the next step and where we go from here.

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From Anita Evanhoe:

Some of you have heard me  mention volunteering at The Victory Project. If you have a desire to see what they do and ask questions this is an opportunity. Click on the link below for details.




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Adult Sunday School

This week the Adult Sunday School class will be receiving a presentation from Voice of the Martyrs concerning testimonies from the persecuted church.  Come and see vivid responses to prayer for our brothers and sisters across the world.

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Attached are the bulletins for Saturday evening and Sunday morning, August 26 and 27, the 12th Sunday after Pentecost.  Saturday Aug 26 Eucharist

Pentecost 12 08-27-17

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