October 17-18: Mobilizing the Potential of Seniors!

July 25, 2017

A training conference for “seniors” sponsored by the North American Lutheran Church will be held on October 17-18 at
Reformation Lutheran Church in Culpeper, VA. Pastor Wendy will be one of the speakers at this conference.

Topics covered include renewing the congregation
through older adults, developing a discipleship-centered
senior adult ministry, compelling mature
adults to follow the call to service, and incorporating
an inter-generational ministry into the life of the
local church. The event will also include workshops
and breakout sessions. Information on the conference was available in the May North American Lutheran Church News and you can find it in that newsletter by clicking this link.

LCMC TX & National Gatherings: July 29-30 & Oct. 8-11

July 25, 2017

The Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ Texas District Gathering will be held on July 28-July 29 in Taylor TX! The theme of the event will be “Multiply!” Click here for more information on the event. 

The Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ National Gathering will be held on October 8-11 in Minneapolis, MN! The theme of the event will be “We Confess Our Faith” Click here for more information on the event. 

 

 

Our Church: “Not for Ourselves”

May 20, 2017

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!

Lutheran Week (NALC): August 7–11, 2017, Nashville, TN

May 20, 2017

On August 7-11, the North American Lutheran Church will host “Lutheran Week” around the theme, “HOLDING FAST: Being (Re)Formed.” The week will include a youth ministry training event, national women’s gathering, theological conference and the national North American Lutheran Church (NALC) convocation including Mission Festival. The meetings will be held at Sheraton Music City Hotel in Nashville, TN. Click here for more info!

 

 

Faith Webbing at Hope Lutheran!

April 27, 2017

The North American Lutheran Church (NALC) is promoting “faith webbing” as an intergenerational approach to family, youth and children’s ministry. This approach can be engaged by any size congregation. They are partnering with Gary and Laurie Pecuch who have years of experience in family, youth and children’s ministry. They are giving leadership to this initiative. Hope Lutheran will be embracing and engaging this approach. Explore these links:

Faith Webbing website (click here)

Faith Webbing video (click here)

National News: NALC & LCMC

April 18, 2017

Hope Lutheran Church is proud to be a part of two faithful church bodies: 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.

To download the latest edition of the LCMC News (published quarterly), click here. You may sign-up, by clicking here.

 

June 12-14 Vacation Bible School: Pray Always!

April 17, 2017

Webinar Series: North American Lutheran Church

April 17, 2017

The North American Lutheran Church has been hosting training webinars to renew and increase fruitfulness in the lives of individuals and congregations. These webinars will focus on building the kingdom, and having a kingdom mindset in our congregations. Info related to each webinar will be publicized! Here are some of the topics:

  • The Necessity of the Holy Spirit, Prayer & Discipleship
  • Renewing the Church Through Senior Ministry
  • Faith Webbing … Youth Ministry through the Body of Christ

Past webinars can be viewed and are posted at this link: Past Webinars

 

 

 

Lenten Dinners & Worship: “Acts of the Apostles”

December 27, 2016

The Lenten season begins on Ash Wednesday, March 1 with worship at 7 pm. Worship continues each Wednesday throughout the Lenten season (through April 5) at 7pm. Preceding worship, dinner will be served at 6 pm.

“The Acts of the Apostles”: We will be studying “The Acts of the Apostles” as a part of our Wednesday worship. For more on our Lenten theme, see our Heralds of Hope newsletter.

Our Easter celebration will be on Sunday, April 16 with worship at 10am. An Easter breakfast will precede worship.

Go to Germany in 2017! 500th Anniversary of Reformation

December 19, 2016

Pastors Joel and Wendy have been asked to be a part of tour to Germany in 2017 which will mark 500 years since Martin Luther posted 95 ideas (theses) for debate on the church door in a small town in Germany in 1517, launching what is known as the “Reformation.”

You are invited! The trip dates are April 24 – May 4 2017. Pre-trip dates to Italy are April 20-24.

This is a very unique and amazing opportunity to travel with Dr. Walter Sundberg, retired professor of Church History from Luther Seminary of St. Paul, MN. Dr. Sundberg will teach at all the Reformation historical sites. He will also teach on a pre-trip to Rome, Florence and Venice, recounting the history leading to the Reformation. The trip will end in Berlin. The implications of the Reformation insights for our time will be a part of the trip conversations. Dr. Sundberg is a very dynamic teacher! In the midst of the trip, “Martin and Katy Luther” played by Johan and Sonja Hinderlie will be offering humorous and insightful dramas along the way. Johan and Sonja are the retired directors of Mount Carmel Ministries, a Lutheran Bible camp and former summer campus of Lutheran Bible Institute, located in Alexandria, MN.

More detailed information along with registration information is on the brochure panels at the following links:

Germany & Italy Pre-Trip April 2017 Reg Form

Why Rome? Why Berlin? Learning from Dr. Sundberg

11 Day Germany & Italy Pre-Trip April 2017 Brochure (1)

11 Day Germany & Italy Pre-Trip April 2017 Reg Form

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