Help Out: TX Hurricane/Flooding Relief

August 28, 2017

Relief efforts related to Hurricane Harvey continue with both North American Lutheran Church (NALC) and Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ (LCMC).

Thanks to all who have responded with gifts of time, supplies and donations … a beautiful overwhelming response!

The efforts are switching to long term recovery and rebuilding. After sending 9 large trailor loads of supplies to the So Texas recovery sites, the Clifton supply distribution center run by Peace Lutheran in Clifton will no longer be needed.

There will be an ongoing need for volunteer work teams at the recovery sites in South Texas.

If you would like to volunteer, be a part of a volunteer group or send needed supplies, contact the South Texas disaster relief sites in Rosenberg, Ingleside or Victoria to determine their needs. Here is a link with information: https://www.thenalc.org/projects/hurricane-harvey/

Donations are still needed and information regarding donations is available at that link as well.

Again, we are grateful for the tremendous response! People who were returning to their homes cried as they received needed supplies.

The TX District of Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ also has opportunities to volunteer and donate to a relief fund. The easiest way to obtain the latest information is via a facebook page that is serving as a bulletin board for ongoing needs:

LCMC Texas District Hurricane Harvey Response

If you do not find the needed info on that page, contact Bryce Formwalt (bryce {at} lcmctexas(.)org) of TX District LCMC or we can put you in touch with him. Please notate that the donations are intended for Hurricane Harvey Relief. You can mail contributions to

Lutheran Disaster Assistance Fund
c/o St. Mark’s Lutheran Church
8300 C Avenue NE
Marion, IA 52302

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.

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