The Weekly Epistle 3/15/23

Living Hope Family,


I am sure you have noticed our new logo by now. But take a closer look…

We desired to capture the rich meaning of Living Hope in a visually captivating and aesthetically pleasing way. Here are three symbolic features you may not have noticed at first glance.

  1. The tree represents resurrection life: Peter proclaimed, “All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls. (1 Peter 1:24).” Yet, Peter also proclaimed, “according to God’s great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead (1 Peter 1:3).” We, together, stand as a once dead tree, resurrected to living hope in Jesus Christ.
  2. The tree represents the Kingdom, and the birds represent the inhabitants of the Kingdom: Speaking to his disciples, Jesus said, “The Kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed a man took and sowed in his field. It is the smallest of all seeds, but when it has grown it is larger than all the garden plants and becomes a tree so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches (Matthew 13:31-32).” God’s Kingdom is an ever-growing home for his precious ones (Matthew 6:26) to find shelter and rest.
  3. The date represents the maturity of the tree and its deep roots: Our church did not begin with us and will likely not end with us. One day we will fly from its branches one last time, and others will find shelter and rest in our place. Living Hope thrived long before we were alive, and Lord willing, it will continue to thrive long after we are all gone.

As you see, much thought and effort went into developing this logo. I would like to express a special note of gratitude to Jennifer Adams. She led our rebranding process and is working tirelessly with various ministry leaders and the church office to bring it to fruition. Thank you, Jennifer. I would also like to give a note of thanks to Bryon Mondok, who made significant behind-the-scenes contributions. Thank you, Bryon. Please be sure to thank them yourselves as you have the opportunity.

Blessings to you this week, Living Hope. Pastor Dan