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.

Ordinary People Transforming the World

March 28, 2014

SEMINAR: Ordinary People Transforming the World: Incorporating Jesus’ Call into All of Life (24/7) Already the Holy Spirit has uniquely equipped you, a believer called by Jesus with His power and gifts so you can partner with Him in His kingdom purposes, having a transformative influence and impact in your everyday life: family, work, community, world and the gathering of believers. Ordinary people knowing how to hear and incorporate Jesus’ call into all of life, 24/7 … it’s foundational and crucial to being a Christian and the church. Find out how! Find answers for normal reoccurring life questions: “Who am I?” & “What am I to do?” The seminar is fun, non-threatening and includes time for reflection, prayer and comfortable conversation. Great food also! Taught by Pastor Wendy

Seminar Dates/Times: I am scheduling around people who have an interest in being trained for the ministry development function of our church and also others who are interested. We are hoping for early May or weekday evenings in early June. Let Pastor Wendy know of your interest (214-477-0429 or pastor.wendy {at} sbcglobal(.)net)

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)

Annual Picnic Sunday October 24

October 9, 2010

HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH ANNUAL PICNIC AND FALL FESTIVITIES
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2010
(FOLLOWING 10:00 AM SERVICE)

PLEASE MARK YOUR CALENDAR!! JOIN US FOR AN AFTERNOON OF FELLOWSHIP, FOOD AND FUN!!!

A PICNIC MEAL WITH HAMBURGERS/HOT DOGS WILL BE PROVIDED. PLEASE BRING A SIDE AND/OR DESSERT TO SHARE!

GAMES, PRIZES AND CRAFTS FOR THE CHILDREN.

Should you have questions or would like to lend a helping hand, please contact Judy Knoll regarding the meal and Deb Burleson.

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