Serve

“Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all.” Mark 9:35

There a lots of places to get involved at Hope.  We have volunteer opportunities for people in every stage of life.

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Social Ministry

Food Pantry is open year round every 2nd and 4th Wednesday (6-7pm) and Saturday (10-11am). Donations are always needed. Food donations can be placed in the yellow wagon in the Narthex, with the items MOST needed being: Spaghetti Sauce, Pasta, Mac & Cheese, Cereal, Pancake Mix, Syrup, Peanut Butter, Jelly, Canned Meats, Fruits & Veggies, Boxed Meals (IE: Hamburger, Chicken or Tuna Helper etc.), and, during the holidays, things like Boxed Mashed Potatoes, Stuffing, Cranberry Sauce Green Bean Casserole Fixins, Gravies, Creamed Soups (basically whatever would help a family put a nice holiday meal on their table) are needed. The pantry also accepts monetary donations.

Children and Teens

Children’s Ministry focuses on teaching the basics of the Bible and building faith in Jesus. JAM Time (“Jesus and Me”) is our Sunday Morning program. We offer classes for children ages two and a half years old through fifth grade.

Teen Ministry is for junior and senior high school students. Check out the Teen Ministry page for more info.

Men’s Ministry

Knights of Hope is our men’s group and they meet the second Saturday of each month at 8 am in the fellowship hall. All men, 18 or older, are welcome to join us. For more information, see any member wearing our shirt or Steve Plummer.

Women’s Ministry

Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) is our women’s group. They meet the third Saturday of every other month at 9am in the fellowship hall. Childcare is available. The meetings include a breakfast buffet, fellowship, and business items. All women, 18 or older, are considered members of LWML. For more information, please attend the next meeting!

Seniors

Leisure Lutherans is ministry for seniors at Hope. It’s mission includes:
1. Christian fellowship for the seniors at Hope (no age specified)
2. Christian outreach and care for seniors both in and outside our church
3. Entertainment suitable for the age group
4. Education on senior matters
The group meets the 3rd Monday of each month at 11:30am for lunch (except July and August). Sign-up sheets are posted on the LL podium in the Narthex.

Worship and Music

praise_drumsMusic Ministry’s mission is to use the musical gifts and talents that God has given each of us to strengthen worship. We use our gifts to worship Christ, serve others, strengthen relationships, spread the Gospel and develop those gifts with which God has blessed us to glorify Him.

Special Music: Vocalists, stringed instruments, woodwinds/brass, percussionists, hand-bells can all be incorporated in the service to enhance worship in solos, duets and small ensembles.

Choir: The Hope Choir is an ensemble made up of adults and high schools students. We sing 3 times a month on Sunday services and during special services such as Reformation, Thanksgiving, Advent, Christmas, Lent, Palm Sunday, Holy Week, Easter and Pentecost. Over the past three years we have sung larger works at Hope including “Never Thirst Again” (2011) and “A Night For Rejoicing” (2012).

Bells: There are 3 Bell ensembles at Hope with opportunities for children in Second grade all the way up to adults to play. Contact Alison Hernandez, aehusna86@cox.net if you are interested in finding out more information on the groups and when they rehearse.

Praise Team: The Hope Praise Team is a volunteer ministry made up of talented musicians who are passionate about contemporary worship and have a deep desire to connect the congregation with God through their gift of music. If you play an instrument or sing, contact Matthew Chadwick to find out more information at matthewechadwick@yahoo.com