Holy Eucharist
Children's Class
Resume in the Fall
Youth Group
Resume in the Fall
Child care provided
Sunday Service
8700 Alameda Blvd. NE
(Hope Plaza)
Albuquerque, NM 87122
Office: (505) 830-0572
Fax: (505) 821-3116
Office Hours: M-F 9:30-2:30
Church Office
Fr. Dan Tuton, Rector
Hope-in-the-Desert is an intergenerational, Christ-centered community that
welcomes everyone, no matter where you are in your spiritual search. I trust
that you will feel God's joyful presence in our church and in its people.
Taize Healing and Prayer Service
7:30pm to 8:30pm on the 3rd Tuesday of the
Taize Set
Bell tower and moon

For I had suffered long and hard,
And when my pain was through,
God's angel came to me and said,
"What can I do for you?
Your faith's been strong, and God has sent
His word to you through me,
To let you know that faith's reward
He'll gladly let you see.”
I blushed with shame, for my desire
Was personal and vain;
And God would not grant me my wish.
I'd not defy His name
By asking such an earthly gift,
No matter what it meant.
Such things aren't worthy of His time
Which could be better spent.
"Ah, no," The Angel said at last,
For she could read my mind.
“God surely will reward your faith;
To refuse would be unkind!"
And so I quietly spoke my wish;
The Lord has made it be.
The Angel showed me 'twas not greed
But true humility.
And so inspired by her am I,
I vow my life to spend,
In helping others see God's grace
By being a Christian friend.

© Dotty Ruthven, January 1986  All Rights

Soul Songs