January 28, 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:
January 27, 2016
January 27, 2016
The Lenten season begins on Ash Wednesday, February 10. “Patterns of Evidence: The Passover in Exodus” from Exodus 12-14 (Exodus 1-15) will be our Lenten theme for the entire the Lenten season.
Jesus became our Passover lamb, covering us with His blood so that the angel of death would “passover.”
Simple dinners will begin at 6PM preceding the worship.
Wednesday worship services will be at 7:00 PM, leading up to Holy Week beginning with Palm Sunday on March 20.
For more on our Lenten theme, see our Heralds of Hope newsletter.
January 27, 2016
Adult Lutherans Organized for Action (ALOA)
Ninth Annual North Texas Senior Fest – February 27
Messiah Lutheran Church
1801 West Plano Parkway
The North Texas ALOA Senior Fest is scheduled for February 28. Registration begins at 8:30am.
An excellent program is planned as we anticipate the celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in 2017. Dr. Joel D. Heck from Concordia University Texas in Austin will be the primary speaker as he talks about the life and contributions of Martin Luther. As always, the workshops will give you a variety of topics for your nurture, instruction, and inspiration. The program is set forth in detail in the brochure at the following link:
January 27, 2016
Our observance of the Lenten season begins on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 10 with an evening service at 7PM. We will have Holy Communion and the imposition of ashes as a part of the service. A soup supper will precede the service at 6pm. ALL are welcome!
September 23, 2015
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. More information to come, but to get started, explore these links:
September 19, 2015
In 2015, both the North American Lutheran Church (NALC) and Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ (LCMC) are holding their national gatherings in the Dallas area during August and October. Hope Lutheran is a part of both of these church bodies.
The Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ event will be held on October 4-7 at the Embassy Suites in Frisco. Click here for more information on the event. Volunteers are needed! Hope Lutheran’s volunteer coordinator is Pat Foster.
The NALC meetings were held at the DFW Airport Hyatt Hotel. Video from this event is available. Click here!
September 16, 2015
On September 27 and October 4, Hope Lutheran will host two different guest preachers.
September 27: We will be hosting a special speaker from Food for the Poor (click here).
October 4: We will be hosting an international Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ (LCMC) pastor from Myanmar, Pastor Martin Lalthangliana, Mission Director of the Lutheran Church of Myanmar. He will also speak about mission opportunities within his church at an event that will take place at the Hilton Gardens Inn, Frisco TX, from 3-5 PM on October 4, prior to the beginning of the annual LCMC gathering.
August 18, 2015
On August 11-14, both a theological conference and the national North American Lutheran Church (NALC) convocation were held in Dallas at the Dallas Hyatt Regencey. The national gatherings were very inspiring and powerful. I hope you will listen to the recordings. All the talks were excellent, but I especially recommend the Mission Driven Intensive and the talks by Lensa Gudina and Robert Spencer.
Mission Driven Mission Intensive (click here): Training talks presented by several presenters, including Rev. Dr. Gemechis Buba and Bishop John Bradosky!
Lensa Gudina (click here): “Martyrdom: An Obligation or Choice?” Lensa’s father was brutally martyred and her mother was tortured and imprisoned for nearly a decade.
Robert Spencer (click here): Robert Spencer is a renown speaker and expert on Islam.
Pastor Joel assisted others in leading worship at the opening worship of the NALC convocation. Many from our congregation volunteered!! Thank you!!
July 23, 2015