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Bigger, Brighter and Clearer

Bigger, Brighter and Clearer

A few weeks ago, we encouraged our HOPE family to consider making a one-time donation to help purchase a new visual arts system for our worship space. Consistent with our long history, the people of HOPE, once again stepped up and demonstrated their generous spirit. We bring you this morning our inaugural launch of the new system. What an amazing difference!
Throughout history, Christians have used whatever technology has been available at the time to help communicate the Gospel. Architecture, sculpture, and paintings, as well as pianos, pipe and electronic organs and hymnals have all been used to deliver the Good News. Here at HOPE, we have always been more the projector-and-screen type of worshippers. The advent of television made it possible for generations of us to relate to what’s happening on a screen. And interacting with a screen is now as basic and second nature as reading a newspaper or talking on a telephone.
For the past 15 years, HOPE has seen worship services enhanced through the use of this important technology. Back in 2003, when we started using a projector and screen in worship, the average television set was a square, heavy cube. Technology has grown and improved. Flat screens and high-definition videos and graphics have made our old equipment woefully unsupportable.
The new screen is made from a high-contrast material, making the graphics much bigger, brighter and clearer. Our old projector produced at a level of 6,000 lumens, which is a measurement of brightness. The new project produces at a level of 10,000 lumens. (If you want a more detailed and technical explanation as to how the new system all works, please see Jack Shaw, our Director of Operations.)
This new system helps us tell the story of our faith more effectively and creatively. This new technology—like the technologies of past generations—can help awaken our souls to God … to praise Him … and to be inspired by Him!
A big HOPE thank you to all who helped in making it happen. Your investment will help bless worshippers for years to come!

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