Support Our Missionaries!

April 21, 2014

Hope Lutheran supports many mission endeavors … local and global! During the Sunday morning offering, a gift may be given at any time to these missionaries by clearing designating the gift to these missionaries and the gift will be sent the appropriate missionary or mission. Here is a sampling of missions that we regularly support in both our budget and through extra mission offerings whenever there are 5 Sundays in a month:

  • Cedar Hill Food Pantry
  • Victor and Sara Gaultney (members of Hope): Wycliffe Bible Translators
  • Jay and Sara Gerhart (Leadership Training in Southern Africa)
  • Debbie Buenting (daughter of Hope): Youth with a Mission
  • Rev. Dr. Gemechis Buba (Assistant Bishop of NALC for Mission): Media Ministry to Eastern Africa (Building Leaders for Global Harvest)
  • China Service Ventures (Drs. Paul & Ida Martinson)
  • Compassion International: child sponsorship
  • Call Inc. (Pastor Wendy Berthelsen)

We also support our youth in short-term mission ventures. We have also taken special offerings for the Gideons, Lutheran Bible Translators, and Lutheran World Relief.

LCMC Annual Gathering

March 28, 2014

What do we say and how do we respond?  These are the questions that often face Christians and Lutherans in 2014 right here in America.  We are now living in a “post-denominational era”; the way we used to do church is no longer working.  Times have changed and we now need to be able to defend, explain and affirm our faith in Christ alone.  We have been given a great heritage of faith and theology through the Lutheran Reformation.  This theological framework is more than capable of helping us to proclaim the Gospel to our generation.  We just have to figure out how to do it, and then start.

From October 5-8, 2014 we will gather leaders, pastors, and church members from all over the world to celebrate our 14th Our Annual Gathering and Convention.  The event is being held at:

The Iowa Events Center
Hy-Vee Hall
730 3rd St
Des Moines, IA  50309

The focus of our gathering this year is “Reason for Hope”.  We have invited three keynote speakers who will each in their own way help us to consider how we might engage this culture with the Good News of Jesus Christ and his gracious love and atoning sacrifice.

Our Keynote speakers are:

  • Rev. Dr. Walter Sundburg, Professor of Church History, Luther Seminary
  • Rev. Margaret Manning, Speaker/Writer, RZIM
  • Rev. Dr. Mark Mattes, Professor of Theology, Grand View University

Our gathering will also include two worship services, morning Bible studies and singing, over 75 vendors, more than 40 breakout sessions and opportunities for fellowship and networking.

This year we will also have a chance to serve the hungry of the world, both here and abroad by participating in a meal packaging event on the Tuesday evening of our gathering.  If we can raise $80,000 and gather 1,000 people for two hours, we could put together 400,000 meals, a part of what it means to be “in Mission for Christ”!

NALC Convocation: “Standing With … To Withstand”

March 28, 2014

“Standing With … To Withstand” will be the theme of the 2014 Convocation of the North American Lutheran Church. The theme is based on Ephesians 6:10-20 which describes the whole armor of God. The 2014 NALC Convocation will be held July 24-25 on the campus of The Citadel in Charleston, S.C. The Convocation will be preceded by three events: The Theological Conference sponsored by the NALC and Lutheran CORE July 22-23; the Lutheran CORE Convocation July 21-22; and the Women of the NALC Gathering on July 23. The NALC Convocation will begin at 9 a.m. on Thursday, July 24, and conclude at 5 p.m. Friday.

Lutheran CORE: Information & Annual Convocation

March 28, 2014

Mobilizing Confessing Lutherans for Evangelical Renewal

Annual Convocation: Late July or early August every year

Click here for information on Annual National Convocation

Hope Lutheran Church is a member of Lutheran CORE. 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. Members of Lutheran CORE have adopted a common confession, further summarizing important historical teachings of Scripture. Lutheran CORE has an annual convocation in late July or early August of each year. To find out more about the annual convocation or about Lutheran CORE’s mission and ministry, watch the video, explore the annual convocation page or other pages on the Lutheran CORE website. Click here for the Lutheran CORE website.

 

NALC News

March 28, 2014

The latest edition of the NALC News can be found by clicking here.

Holy Week Services

March 28, 2014

April 17, 7 PM: Maundy Thursday: Service of Healing & Holy Communion

April 18, 7 PM: Good Friday: United Methodist Church, Cedar Hill

April 19, 8AM-8PM: Easter Prayer Vigil; Sign up to pray!

Resolution to Leave the ELCA passes by 88%

January 9, 2011

Go to the Hope’s Direction page to learn more.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Services

December 22, 2010

Services will be held on Christmas Eve at 6:00 & 10:30 PM.

Important Meeting November 14 During SS Hour

November 4, 2010

Hope church council requests your presence on Sunday, November 14th at 9:15 AM to answer questions and field reactions to the letter sent regarding Hope’s relationship to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).  This will NOT be an official Special Congregational Meeting.  There will be NO official business conducted.

Silence Summit, Saturday, November 13, 2010 9AM-4PM

October 20, 2010

Meet with our Lord.  Intentional silence will be observed in order to intentionally LISTEN.  Put aside YOUR agenda and to-do list. Hear God speak to you.  Practical insights will be offered.  $20 (includes continental breakfast and lunch)

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