Hope Weekly Announcements


Sunday Morning Schedule for August 20 ~ 11th Sunday after Pentecost

8:15am Traditional Worship Service with Holy Communion

9:45am Sunday School & Bible Classes for all ages

11am Blended Praise Service


FUNDAMENTALS OF FAITH: If you are new to Hope, join Pastor Cofer in Main 1 at 9:45am on Sunday.

FORESHADOWING JESUS: Chaplain Rupe leads this series on Old Testament prophets foreshadowing Christ. This class meets in the fellowship hall at 9:45am.

OASIS WORSHIP & BIBLE STUDY will not meet in August. It will resume Wednesday, Sept. 13, at 6:30pm.

YOUNG COUPLES CLASS: Sunday morning classes are taking a break for the summer. They plan to get together for fellowship opportunities monthly (Friday or Saturday activities). As activities are planned, they will keep you updated.

CALLING ALL MUSICIANS: Worship Ministry Team is seeking experienced musicians (instrumentalist & vocalist) to perform special music during worship services this summer. If you have been blessed with the talent of music and are willing to share, please contact Rev. Timothy Utton, Alison Hernandez, Kathryn Wacker or anyone on the worship ministry team.

FLOWERBEDS, BUSHES & MULCH: On Saturday Aug.19, our flowerbeds & bushes are going to be revamped. A disposal container will be brought in for the debris. Inviting all able-body members to join us in cleaning out this area around the church. We will start at 8am. Lunch provided if needed.


FOOD PANTRY:  If you would like to donate to our pantry we could use the following: 15oz cans of fruit of any variety, cold cereal (Cheerios, Corn Flakes, Rice Krispies), 8-12oz tuna, 24oz syrup and 32oz pancake mix, 16oz peanut butter and 16oz jelly.  Donations are to be placed in the yellow wagon in the narthex. For more info about Social Ministry see our new board in the narthex or come to our next meeting on Aug. 6, after the late service.  You may also e-mail Jennifer at jpfrederich@gmail.com.


Sunday School! Classes begin with JAM TIME at 9:45am in Kids Kingdom. We start with our Opening Praise and then go off to our classes. Sunday School is for ages 4 thru rising 6th grade. (No classes on Sept. 3)

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. 

Join Body (middle school) for a Beach Day TODAY! Pack your own lunch. Leave the Church @ 1pm; return before 5pm. Sign up by emailing Mr. Bob: Bobabrauer@aol.com or Mrs. Camelia: youth@hopevabeach.org

Join TRUTH (high school) for a fun day at Busch Gardens on Saturday, Aug. 26. Leaving the church at 9am; returning at 6pm. For more info please contact Mr. Bob: Bobabrauer@aol.com



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. Notifications are sent out via email. To be added, please contact George Hohnsbehn via e-mail: georgehohnsbehn@gmail.com


Fall is Around the Corner!  And so is the fall season for the Adult Choir! Please consider joining us for this very exciting time that includes songs to mark the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. We have some wonderful music picked out that will take us all the way to Christmas Eve!  Our practices start Wednesday, Aug. 23, at 7:30. Please email Timothy Utton at timothyutton@gmail.com if you have any interest or questions.

Sunday, Sept. 3 (Labor Day Weekend) we will have a Hymn Fest at 8:15am and a Praise Fest at 11am. No Sunday School/Bible Classes.

Sunday, Sept. 10, we will have one worship service at 10am to celebrate a new year of Sunday School & Bible Study. Lunch follows in the fellowship hall. Invite a friend and join your Hope family for SonFest!


E-MAIL: Please sign-up using the form below to receive Hope announcements, prayer requests, scripture readings, breaking news (such as inclement weather impacts on the church and school), etc.

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 admin@hope.hrcoxmail.com.  Articles are due by Wednesday.


NEW PHONE SYSTEM: Hope has a new phone system. Now, when you call the church office (424-4848) an automated attendant will pick up. Please listen carefully to your options. If you already know the person’s extension, you may press it at any time. Extension 1: for anyone in the church office; Extension 2: Martha; Extension 3: Kathryn; Extension 4: Pastor Cofer. The phone numbers are still the same: Church office-424-4848; School office-424-4894.

BOWLING LEAGUE: Join the Tidewater Lutheran Bowling League beginning Monday, Aug. 28, at 6:30pm and ending around 8:15 to 8:30pm. Bowlers from Hope include Marie Nelson, Carroll Bains, Steve Plummer, Bob Hannewald, Lisa Wooten, Lynne Lewis, Pastor Nieting, Nina Chadwick, Cliff Winter, Vince Logan, Mark Wilson, Jim West, Scott Phelps, Mal & Nancy O’Neal, and Wayne & Jenny Erber. E-mail Jenny or Wayne at wee322@aol.com for more info. Let’s go bowling!

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: admin@hope.hrcoxmail.com.  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 http://hamptonroads.com/2013/02/arabic-lessons-held-virginia-beach-church.  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 camicho73@hotmail.com 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 lindahammond@verizon.net

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) (Church & School offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 4, for the Labor Day holiday.

To view The Lord’s Week at Hope, go to http://hopevabeach.org/hopelutheran/events/






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