What to Expect
We are a caring community of Christ followers who welcome all, no matter where you are on your journey of faith. We cherish our time together – greeting one another, passing the peace, and celebrating each other’s company as we gather to worship our God.
You are welcome to participate in worship at your own comfort level. Sing your heart out or simply nod your head to the beat; pray with your hands raised or resting at your sides; wear jeans or dress to impress. No matter how you show up, we’re glad you came!
On your way home, feel free to take a gift from our homes to yours, freshly baked bread in the basket just outside the sanctuary. You are also more than welcome to join us in the fellowship hall after each service for coffee, snacks, and conversation.
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The Lord’s Supper is God’s meal and we are the invited guests. We believe in an open table which means you are invited to come and receive from God what God has promised. We believe that Jesus is truly present in the bread and wine even though the bread and wine does not actually change. Through our trust in Jesus’ words “This is my body and this is my blood”, we receive the forgiveness of our sin and new life in Jesus. We leave it up to the parents if their child(ren) should receive; if they choose not to, they are invited to come forward for the Pastor’s blessing.
Hope serves communion every Sunday at 8:30 a.m. worship and September through May at the 10:30 worship–and twice a month during the summer at the 10:30 a.m. worship service.
Baptism is the individual entering into the life of Christ, through dying in the water and being raised by God to a new life. Baptism is also entering into the Christian community. We believe baptism is God’s work in us and not work we do to please or win God’s love. We do not baptize into Hope or even the Lutheran Church, but into the Christian community wherever it is found. We recognize all Christian baptism and welcome individuals from all backgrounds.
Message From Pastor Mike
I am glad that you are visiting our website and that you are interested in learning more about us. Hope is place where you are encourage to ask questions about God and faith. We understand everyone is in a different place in their journey and it is important to be able to explore one’s faith in a safe place. Activities are offered for different age groups but we also believes in the importance of time together. I invite you to come and worship with us at either of our two services. If you are familiar and enjoy Lutheran worship the first service might meet your needs, if you are less familiar the second service may be an easier place for you to connect with the worship. Either way, our hope for both services is that God’s presences is experienced. If you have any questions about Hope or how you can be a part of this community at any level, please contact the office at 208-939-9181 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Have a blessed day