Women’s Christmas Brunch & Silent Auction: Dec. 6

November 18, 2014

Hope Lutheran Women have invited the women of Good Shepherd Church, Rock of Faith Family Church and Thanksgiving Tabernacle Bible Fellowship to celebrate with them at their annual Christmas brunch on December 6. All women are invited … from Hope, the community or other churches!

The food and program promise to be fabulous!

At the brunch, Hope Women will have a silent auction to raise money for our missionary families: the Gaultneys, Gerharts and Debbie Buenting. You are welcome to bring a craft item, baked item or something else to donate for bidding and purchase in the silent auction.

Children Receive Chocolate Advent Calendars!

November 18, 2014

During Family Sunday School (following worship), each of the children received a chocolate advent calendar as gift from Hope Lutheran. The calendar has windows for each day in December leading up to Christmas. Each window has a Scripture verse and a piece of chocolate. The calendars are distributed by Divine Chocolate, a free trade ministry that directly supports the suppliers in impoverished places.

During Family Sunday School, parents and children continue to practice Faith Five, a way of doing family devotions gathered around the Scriptures. Children also receive coupons for a free meal at Chick-fil-a for each verse of Scripture that they memorize.

Thanksgiving Service: Nov. 26

November 18, 2014

Hope Lutheran will share an evening of worship, prayer and thanks with First Methodist, Good Shepherd, Thanksgiving Tabernacle Bible Fellowship, and Rock of Faith Family Churches.

November 26, 2014    7 PM

First Methodist Church, 128 N Roberts Rd, Cedar Hill


Annual Thanksgiving Dinner: Nov. 23!

November 18, 2014

Friends and family of Hope are invited to our annual Thanksgiving meal! Turkey, dressing, potatoes and bread will all be provided. Everyone is invited to bring two side dishes: vegies, salad, dessert or whatever you would like! A free will offering will be received! Come, give thanks and share in the fellowship!

Mission Training Events: October & November

November 15, 2014

Recently, the North American Lutheran Church sponsored two awesome mission training events:

  • Texas Regional Mission Conference on House Churches @ All Saints Lutheran Church, Arlington, TX. Oct 31-Nov 1. Ten people from Hope Lutheran attended this event.
  • “Abida” Mission Festival: November 6-8, Columbus, Ohio. Pastor Wendy attended this event as part of the national North American Lutheran Church mission team.

Soon, recordings from these two events will be available on the Missions tab of the North American Lutheran Church website.

Latest Lutheran CORE News & Other Info

November 14, 2014

Mobilizing Confessing Lutherans for Evangelical Renewal

View the latest Lutheran CORE News, click here.

To view past newsletters or for info on how to sign up for the Lutheran CORE monthly newsletter, click here.

Hope Lutheran Church is a member of Lutheran CORE. Pastor Wendy serves on Lutheran CORE’s national steering committee.

Lutheran CORE unites Lutherans (across denominational lines) who believe in the authority of Scripture as a norm for all faith and life. Lutheran CORE believes the historical creeds summarize the teachings of Scripture, and the Lutheran Confessional historical writings provide a faithful lens through which to view, study and reflect on the creeds and Scripture. Lutheran CORE believes that discipleship as taught by Jesus in the Scriptures ignites evangelical renewal.

Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ

November 13, 2014

Hope Lutheran is part of the Lutheran association of congregations, Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ (LCMC).

Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ is an association of congregations and individuals who are:

  • free in Christ;
  • accountable to one another;
  • rooted in the Scriptures and the Lutheran Confessions;
  • working together to fulfill Christ’s Great Commission to go and make disciples of all nations.

Hope Lutheran shares these values. Click here for more information and the LCMC website.

Each year, LCMC congregations holds an annual national gathering, beginning on the first Sunday in October. In 2014, the gathering’s theme was “Reason for Hope.” The speakers were Dr. Walter Sundberg, Dr. Mark Mattes, and Rev. Margaret Manning. The gathering was held in Des Moines, IA.