Ray Of Hope Church Of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Inc.
The LGBTQSIAN2ss+ Pride Activities, and Social Events Center of Elmira, NY.
The only Church in Central New York founded and fostered by the GLBTQSIA2ss+ community for 39 years. October 31, 2022 - 39th Anniversary now in our 40th year in Ministry.
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Worship is our primary activity as a church.  There is an old standard in the church, lex orandi, lex credendi which means that "the law of prayer is the law of faith" or "that which we pray is that which we believe." Our prayer, our worship is the key to understanding what God has revealed for us to accept as true.  Our congregation offers the leadership, organization, presentation of worship experiences, and the physical building space for worship and education in spirituality as our primary service to the general public.  All are welcome to avail themselves to our services of worship.  As always, you are welcome to call the Pastor anytime with your questions about worship @ 607-280-0374.
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Visit our chapel and take some time for prayer.  Here is a Facebook Live video showing you how to come in: CLICK HEREOr take a short tour of the chapel here:  CLICK HERE  Use your back arrow to return to our web site.  
".....be filled with the Spirit, 19 as you sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, singing and making melody to the Lord in your hearts, 20 giving thanks to God at all times and for everything in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ." (Ephesians 5:18b - 20)
Ray Of Hope Church Of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Inc.  The only name associated with this ministry is the "Name above all names."  (see Philippians 2:9-11)
Read an essay on who we are as the Church of Jesus Christ that was written by Pastor Benedict in 2017. Click Here.
See our new Facebook live videos taken during our worship events by going to our Worship page by clicking in the main navigation bar or click here.
Follow along at home in worship with us by reading our draft of Service #6 CLICK HERE.
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Everyone has access to the Holy Spirit, the gift of God to us.  Below is a rendering of John chapter 16, verse 7 by the translators of the Amplified Bible that I find particularly enlightening.  This verse gives many of the attributes of the Holy Spirit, in English, that are all packed and hidden in the original Greek Word parakletos.  Each of the capitalized words in the verse below tells us how the Holy Spirit is ready to help us.  All we have to do is ask with a short prayer like this: "Oh God, give me the awareness to know you are with me in all these ways through the Holy Spirit, Amen."

Here is the verse in the Amplified Bible
Jesus taught, saying: "But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper (Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor-Counselor, Strengthener, Standby) will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him (the Holy Spirit) to you [to be in close fellowship with you]."   John 16:7

Did you realize the Holy Spirit is with you to bring you all those actions of God?  If we understand the Real Presence of God is with us in Christ through the powerful ministry of the Holy Spirit, we will experience more confidence, love of ourselves and our neighbors, and be able to feel better about our lived experience.  You can have all this and more.  Start with that simple prayer above.
Signed: Pastor Benedict, 3-6-21.