What can I expect at Hope?
From the time you enter our building our goal is to warmly serve you. We are committed to being a church that is biblical, down-to-earth, relevant, and practical; a church that will provide you with the tools to build strong, healthy Christ-honoring relationships in your life; a church that will teach you spiritual truths to help you live out God’s purposes for your life; as well as a church with ministries designed for every spiritual need and desire a person has at every stage of spiritual development, from spiritually seeking to mature believing.
What can I expect at Worship?
We usually worship on Sundays at 10am. During this time, we meet together to worship God and learn more about Him, who is our focus. Our encouraging messages present relevant issues that can be easily applied to your life and shared with friends. What you learn on Sunday at worship you’ll be able to use during the week.
While we are always excited about the people who attend Hope worship service or bible study, we will always be careful to provide skeptics, spectators, and seekers with a place where they can remain anonymous if they choose. Those who are investigating the claims of Christ at Hope Lutheran will not be singled out, embarrassed, or asked to say anything or give anything.
What should I wear?
We certainly don’t have a dress code, but we thought you might like to know what to expect when you arrive. Those that attend wear everything from casual or business casual to a suit and tie or dress. Nevertheless, come just as you are. We’re more concerned with introducing your Savior to you than with what you wear.
What about my small kids?
We, like Jesus, love kids and we love it when you bring them to Hope to worship with you and learn what Jesus did. With this in mind all children (PreK – 4th grade ) will have an opportunity to learn about Jesus at an age-appropriate level. This program, called Church School, takes place during the sermon. During Church School kids of all ages will learn a lesson from qualified teachers and have the ability to ask all the questions they want. The Church School teacher will be introduced for the children to follow, and then will return to soon after the sermon.
Are you going to ask for money?
The Bible teaches that our offerings to God should reflect our belief that all we have is His gift to us. It teaches us that with our offerings we worship and honor God. Like most Christians, our members thank the Lord by bringing offerings to God through their church. Since offerings are gifts of love for God no-one dictates what each person is to give. It is your act of worship and thanks.
We pass an offering plate during the service so that our worship may include bringing gifts to God. Offering envelopes are available to keep our gifts a private matter known only to God, if you wish. A child may bring the quarters and dimes his parents give them, someone older may write a check. Both are remembering Jesus and giving their gift out of love for Him.
You may wish to learn more about our ministry before bringing your offerings to God through our church. But you are welcome to participate as your heart leads you to give.