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8:15am TRADITIONAL SERVICE: Organ, hymns and liturgy (Sanctuary) (Holy Communion is 1st & 3rd Sundays)


11:00am CELEBRATION SERVICE: Casual worship, live band (Celebration Hall)

11:00am YOUTH SERVICE (The Loft)

11:00am BLENDED PRAISE SERVICE: Live band with some liturgy (Sanctuary) (Holy Communion is 2nd & 4th Sundays)


Volunteers for all services! Do you have a musical talent that you could share at Hope? We would love to have you take part in the worship services occasionally or on a regular basis. Please see Kathryn Wacker, Matt Chadwick, Leighanna Montgomery, Jesse Brown or Kendall Guse.


SUMMER CAMP 2018:  Mad Scientist Summer Camp is June 4-Aug. 17 for ages 2½ to 10. Sign up for a week or all summer! Before & After Care available. Weekly themes include: June 4-Over the Rainbow; 6/11-Robotics; 6/18-Rainforest; 6/25-Great Outdoors; 7/1-A Great Country; 7/9-Space Travelers; 7/16-Kitchen Chemistry; 7/23-All Creatures Great & Small; 7/30-Deep Blue Sea; 8/1-Back at the Lab; 8/13-Geology. For more info: or call 757-424-4894.

SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIP DRIVE – an outreach opportunity to send a needy child to Hope School to learn about Jesus. Please use the designated envelope or you can enroll in Simply Giving. Envelopes and Simply Giving forms are available in the lobby. Gifts will be used specifically for scholarships. Checks payable to Hope Lutheran School with a note: “For Scholarship”.


YOUTH OASIS is at 6:30pm on Wednesdays. Come for an evening of games, hangout, discussion and fellowship. All youth are welcome. 

YOUTH SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES: Sign-up during Sunday School

  1. Volunteer in the food pantry, 2nd & 4th Wednesdays & Saturdays of each month.

BODY: All middle schoolers, meet us in the fellowship hall at 5:30pm on Friday, May 4, for a fun night as we welcome all rising 5th graders to our group. Parents will need to pick you up by 8:30am.


LADIES BIBLE STUDY: Daniel (by Beth Moore) Ladies, join us in Main 1 for a study in faith-building and learn how to live with integrity in today’s self-absorbed society. The prophet Daniel faced unbelievable pressures to compromise his faith, to live in a hostile culture, and to confront temptations and threats. Today, believers in Jesus Christ face many of the same trials. This class meets on Sunday mornings at 9:45am. For more info, contact Pam Lagoc at

COUPLES BIBLE STUDY at 9:45am on Sundays. Join us up in Main 2 for fellowship and growth in our faith walks together. If you have any questions, please contact Sarah & Shawn White: or see Joe & Charlotte Rysavy.

LWML (LUTHERAN WOMEN’S MISSIONARY LEAGUE) LWML has prayer shawls and chemo patient gift bags. If you know of someone who may need one, see Desiree Davis or Marie Nelson. LWML MITES go to support our missions. Mite boxes are available in the narthex. For more info:

LUTHER MANOR:  The ladies who visit the residents at Luther Manor are in need of Bingo prizes. Needed: Toilet paper & paper towels-individually wrapped, tissues-any size any shape. You may give them to either Jenny Erber, Linda Hammond, or Nancy Kettner, or leave them in Martha’s office earmarked for Luther Manor. Thank you and God bless

LEISURE LUTHERANS:  Our next luncheon is May 21, 11:30am, at The Pig Shop Bar & Grill located in the clubhouse at the Virginia Beach National Golf Course (Princess Anne Road, just west of the Municipal Center complex). If you want to hang out with this fun group of seniors, sign up at the podium in the narthex so we can give the restaurant a head count. See sample menu at the podium.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: If you have not found a way to help spread the Good News, please considering helping in one of these ways. See Kathryn Wacker or e-mail:

  • Street Sign-change the sign to keep things updated and interesting
  • Welcome Desk Greeter
  • 8:15am: Cantors, Prayers
  • 11am (sanctuary): camera operator, Video switcher/producer, Children’s Message
  • All 11am services: soundboard mixer, Projections, Ushers, Musicians, Singers, Prayers, Joytime Volunteer, Offering Counters, communion assistants
  • Set-up/Take Down fellowship hall for Celebration Service
  • Blood Drive Coordinator (twice a year)

WEDNESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY is 10:30am in Main 1. This group does not meet the last Wednesday of each month.

KNIGHTS OF HOPE: Devotional group of men, ages 18 & older, who gather the second Saturday each month at 8am for breakfast and to discuss the Bible and how to implement its teachings into their lives. They also participate in fun guy-centered activities, mission trips, as well as assist in different projects around the church.

KNIGHTS OF HOPE T-SHIRTS: Order your royal blue KOH t-shirt today. See Carroll Bains, Scott Phelps or Steve Plummer. Cost: $12. Sizes available: S, M, L, XL, 2XL. Buy a t-shirt to support the KOH.


Email: If you haven’t signed up for the church’s email updates, you can by visiting

Social Media: Like us on Facebook at (also join our closed Facebook group “The Family of Hope Lutheran” where any member can share). Follow us on Twitter at Watch us on YouTube at Instagram is coming soon!

Join the PR Ministry Team: If you are interested in joining the team and have gifts or interest in photography, videography, audio production, writing, graphics, web design, web maintenance, social media management, promotions, etc., please email Experience is great but not necessary. We can teach you!

Member Profile: Each week, we will highlight members during our announcements and on social media. This will help us get to know each other outside of passing the peace and short stints during tasty fellowship. Ideally, everyone will be highlighted. Questions asked will simply be: What’s your name? When did you join Hope? Why do you like Hope? What special talent do you have? Describe something unique about yourself. Email if you are interested in being featured!

HIGHLIGHTS: This church bi-weekly newsletter is available here online, via email and copies are in the narthex! For more info: contact Martha at 424-4848 or  Articles are due by Wednesday.

SIMPLY GIVING (Hope’s automated giving program): It’s easy to sign up, easy to change if needed, and you never have to write another tithe check. It’s a great way to take care of your offering even while you’re on vacation. Forms are available in the church office or by e-mail:  There is no fee to you. For more info, contact Martha (424-4848) or by the above e-mail. SIMPLE!

BRINGING LANGUAGES TO LIFE: See what everyone is talking about, check it out on  At Hope Lutheran, Arabic, Hebrew and French Language classes are taught by Camelia Eid. Lowest rates in the area. These language skills will give your resume a boost! Open to anyone who is interested. Contact Camelia at for more info.

HOPE’S EMERGENCY FUND: Hope is blessed with faithful members who contribute to a fund that our pastors use to help meet the occasional emergency needs of others. Should the Lord move you to contribute, please note on your check: “Pastor’s Emergency Fund.”

HOPE’S PRAYER CHAIN: E-mail your prayer requests to

FACEBOOK & TWITTER Did you know that Hope has a Facebook page? Connect to FB on our website under the Contact tab. You can also follow us on Twitter@HopeLutheranVA


Nursery: Provided Sunday Mornings, children 3 & under

JOYTIME: Children’s Activities (3yo thru 1st grade) 11am service, Sept-May

JesusAndMeTime: Sundays, 9:45am Preschool-Grade 5 in Kids’ Kingdom

Confirmation: (Unconfirmed students grades 6-8) Sundays 9:45am, Sept.-May

Youth Groups: (grades 6-12) Sunday Bible Studies, activities thru the year

Adult Education: Sunday mornings & Wednesday morning & night classes (Sept-May) that enrich and strengthen your spiritual life.

Leisure Lutherans: (55+) Senior Group, lunch 3rd Monday, 11:30am

LWML: Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, 3rd Saturday alternate months

Knights of Hope: Men’s group meets each month

OFFICE HOURS: 9am-2pm (Mon-Fri)

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