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Living Letters at New Hope

April 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

An interactive, dramatic presentation on the Book of Ephesians.
Broadway actor Stephen Trafton will bring the book to life.

Wednesday, April 11 @ 6:30pm
(a Love Offering will be taken)
*New Hope Kids will meet as normal.

What do we lose when we read Scripture through 21st-century eyes?
What do we miss?
What do we fail to understand?

Nearly two thousand years separate us from the cultural and historical contexts of the biblical text. What we’ve lost is the ability to experience Scripture in the powerful way its first readers and hearers experienced it—as a living word spoken directly to particular communities with particular struggles, questions, fears, and hopes.

Stephen Trafton’s Broadway credits include Les Misérables (Original Revival Cast) and the National Tour of The Phantom of the Opera. He has performed at many regional theatres across the country playing leading roles in shows such as Oklahoma!Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor DreamcoatBye Bye BirdieLove’s Labour’s LostRomeo & JulietBeauty and the Beast, and many others. He received his training at Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, OH. He is the West Side Youth Director at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in NYC, where he served under the leadership of the recently retired Dr. Tim Keller. Previously, he worked with Max McLean at Fellowship for the Performing Arts. He performs Living Letters (Philippians, Ephesians, Colossians, Jonah, and Acts 13) at venues across the country. Currently, he lives in Astoria, NY, with his wife, Juliette, and their two children.


April 11
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm