Celebrate Holy Week & Easter!

March 2, 2022

Dear Friends,
Here is our Holy Week schedule:
Maundy Thursday Worship: 12noon

Good Friday Worship: 12 noon

Saturday Prayer Vigil: 8am – noon (one hour increments)

Easter Sunday, April 17

  • 9am Easter Breakfast
  • 10am Easter Celebration Worship

Be blessed today!

Video Message & Worship: Weekly

January 9, 2022

Every week, Hope Lutheran records and post its sermons along with worship using the “Service of the Word” from the green Lutheran Book of Worship, p. 126, ahead of live Sunday worship. Pastor Wendy generally preaches on the first Sunday of the month (when pictured on the Youtube channel). Pastor Joel preaches on all other Sundays. 

“Video worship and message” from Hope Lutheran Church is posted at this Youtube linkhttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxrMwNGvkC4fyO_hFq94HBA

You may subscribe to the Youtube page, or you may also subscribe to receive Hope Lutheran’s informational emails by clicking here.

Prayer Web, Faith Web & Outcome Based Youth Ministry

December 24, 2021

Hope Lutheran is dedicated to birthing and growing lifelong faith in the youth, children and grandchildren of our congregation. We advocate and train our congregation to engage in building prayer webs, faith webs and pursuing outcome based youth ministry.

We currently have a group of dedicated prayer warriors who pray almost daily for all the children and youth who have been either baptized or confirmed in our congregation.

Also, if you would like to know more about faith webbing and outcome based youth ministry, here are some helpful links:

Here is the “faith webbing” website (https://www.faithwebbing.com/and some very short but valuable and powerful introductory videos that you can watch:

Men’s Group

December 24, 2021

Hope has a weekly men’s group! Ask for more information on Sunday morning for the day, time and meeting place OR call the church office.

Our Church: “Not for Ourselves”

December 24, 2021

Hope Lutheran Church desires to live under the rule and reign of our Lord Jesus Christ, seeking His kingdom in all of life. In other words, we aim to be a “church not for ourselves” which is in contrast to maintaining and growing an organization or meeting members’ needs as a primary focus. Click here to learn more about a church that seeks God’s kingdom!

We are NALC & LCMC: National News

December 24, 2021

Hope Lutheran Church is proud to be a part of two faithful church bodies which uphold the teachings of the Holy Scriptures: the North American Lutheran Church (NALC) and Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ (LCMC).

To download the latest edition of the NALC News (published monthly), or to signup for email notifications of the monthly NALC News, click here. You will be taken to the website of the North American Lutheran Church.

To download the latest edition of the LCMC News (published quarterly), click here. You will be taken to the website of Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ.

Covid-19 Update & Worship Information

December 23, 2021

We began worshipping in our building in mid 2020.

We invite anyone who enters our building to practice whatever will make them feel comfortable: social distancing and or wearing a mask. We are no longer requiring these measures. We try to promote other “safe” measures as well.

However, for those who are not able to attend or are not comfortable, we will continue to send out a recording of worship and message to our auto-email list. If you are not currently on our auto-email list, you can sign-up on the front page of our website by clicking here.

Christmas Worship: Dec. 26

December 23, 2021

Dear Friends,
Please join us as we celebrate and remember the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ on Sunday, December 26 at 10am, on the “second day” of Christmas during the Christmas season

We no longer have a celebration on Christmas Eve because of the challenge of driving at night for many of our members.

Please join us!

Thanksgiving Dinner & Offering: November 21

October 21, 2021

November 21: Annual Thanksgiving Dinner, following worship! Turkey with many fixings is already covered! Bring a salad or dessert or whatever else to share if you are able. We are all looking forward to resuming this annual tradition. Invite others!

Also on Nov. 21, we will have our annual Thank Offering. All funds will support our missionaries.

ALL are welcome!

Prayer Opportunities!

August 1, 2018

Jesus said: “I am the true vine. You are the branches. Abide in me and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit unless it abides in the vine, neither can you unless you abide in me.” John 15:1, 4-5;
We want to be a church (gathering of believers who trust Jesus in all) that is well known for its powerful prayer. In history, significant seasons of prayer accompanied by a significant return to being almost daily in the Word of God, the Holy Scriptures and repentance oftentimes precede growth or renewal. Prayer is evidence of faith and trust in Jesus. If Christianity is having an alive relationship with Jesus, then prayer is the conversation.
We are grateful to all those who participate in our Hope prayer chain (led by Kathy L. now for several years), “praying” earnestly to our living God, Father Son and Holy Spirit on behalf of others. Sign up on the Hope website (www.hopelutheran.net) if you are not a part of the Hope prayer chain.
Here are some other prayer opportunities. All are welcome to any of these opportunities:
Friday evenings, 10 to midnight at Hope, weekly: A group of about ten people from several churches gather for prayer as led by Jesus and the Holy Spirit.
Tuesday mornings, 8 am, Cedar Hill Transformation Prayer network: We pray for businesses, schools, churches and civic entities (police, fire, government, economic development leadership) in Cedar Hill. Pastor Edsel sends out a weekly text on location. Anyone is welcome.
First Thursday, 7:30AM, every other month, Cedar Hill Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast (February, April, June, August, October, December), Cedar Hill Recreation Center: Under Mayor Rob Franke’s leadership, various people lead in prayer for the Cedar Hill community.

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