WELCOME TO HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH

Your Place to Connect With God

At Hope Lutheran Church, we know that inspiration opens hearts. An open heart is an open mind and an open mind is one that can practice tolerance, experience gratitude and feel the glory of God. It is our belief that God is present in all of us, but His active presence can only be felt through faith in Him. We are dedicated to the service of God and all his people, and our goal is to inspire you through the holiness of our dwelling and our services. We invite you to become a part of our growing congregation.

 
THE MISSION OF THE CHURCH

Embracing & Extending the Teachings of Our Lord

We see our church not simply as a house of worship with walls, a roof and open doors. Rather, we believe that the church is actually the members and believers that come together to practice God’s word, celebrate His love and extend His gifts.


Through the Bible, service, worship and missions, we bring God closer to our hearts and closer to the hearts of those around us. From traditional sermons to attending our faith-based community initiatives or events — everything we do is based off of our commitment to spread the teachings of our Lord.

 
 
 
OUR COMMUNITY

Who We Are

Hope Lutheran Church is a church devoted to developing a holy consciousness. We believe that worship is something that can be expressed in everything we do, whether that be nourishing our bodies with food, chatting with friends, playing music, or enjoying nature. Our philosophy is deeply rooted in the Holy Scriptures, life’s only guidebook. Whatever your age, gender or race, there is a special place for you at our Church. We offer members a chance to become part of something greater, to grow their love for God and for one another in our beautiful community. Get in touch today or swing by for a visit.

OUR GOAL

Hope Lutheran Church has the honor of connecting people to God, Jesus Christ, and to one another in a loving and caring setting. It is our mission to empower our community to become disciples of God by learning the gospels and practicing His word.


The word “church” originates from the word “gathering” or “to gather”. This is why we so strongly cling to the notion that the church is not a building or a structure, but rather, the church is actually the believers themselves. We aim to maintain and foster a comfortable environment for our congregation to gather, build relationships, demonstrate love and share their knowledge. We believe that the Lord Almighty rewards those who take time out of each day to show their gratitude through prayer and spirituality.

 

CURRENT COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS BEING FOLLOWED:

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MUST WEAR A MASK AT ALL TIMES.

3.

The front door will be the ONLY entrance and exit to the building. The Narthex will be closed to any gathering or socializing. It is simply for foot-traffic to get in and out of the building.

5.

As a precaution, at this time, there will not be any bulletins, Connection cards or pew Bibles in use. If you wish to follow along with the Bible readings, please bring your own Bible.

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Offering plates will be available front and center in the aisle so you may drop yours in a plate on your way to communion.

2.

Temperature checks will be performed before anyone enters the church. Anyone who has a temp. of 100° F or greater will not be permitted to enter the building. We also ask, if you feel ill, that you stay home and rest. Hand sanitizer will be offered at the entrance. 

4.

We will require strict social/physical distancing of   6 ft or more for everyone. The only exception is if you attend with your spouse or family, you may sit closer to each other.

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Pastor will don a mask when walking around amongst the congregation and at communion. The Common Cup/Chalice will not be offered at this time.

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We will dismiss the congregation in an orderly fashion, pew by pew, as to continue social distancing with special consideration for those in wheelchairs and those who use walkers.

 

Your Church Home in Hudson

Located in beautiful Hudson, Florida, just 3 miles from the west coast on the Gulf of Mexico.. Hope Lutheran Church offers congregants a place of comfort, friendship, hope, and a peace of mind for all their worshiping needs. We are dedicated to spreading the teachings of Jesus Christ.

Our Mission Statement:

“Where family and friends are nurtured, equipped and encouraged to share the love of Jesus Christ within our community in word and deed”

 

We invite you to become a part of our growing church family, and look forward to meeting you!

ABOUT OUR CHURCH
 
OUR BIBLE STUDIES

Studying the Scriptures

Monday Night Bible Study every Monday at 6:30 pm in Parish Hall. Led by Mr. Steve Denney

Current study is

"Lifelight: Ecclesiastes/Song of Solomon"

by James Bollhagen

Men's  Bible Study, every Thursday at 7:30 am in the Parish Hall.  In depth Scripture study.  Led by Pastor Fuqua. (August-May)

B.A.D. (Blessed and Delivered) Girls  (Women's Bible Study) every Friday at 10 am in the Parish Hall.  Join us for fun and fellowship. Current study is: Max Lucado’s “Ten Men of the Bible”.Just bring your Bible!  Led primarily by Mrs. Karen Dulski.

"For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life."

John 3:16

 
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WORSHIP SERVICE SCHEDULE

Saturdays 6 pm

MUSIC AND MAJESTY SERVICE

WITH COMMUNION

Contemporary Christian Music and Live Praise Band:

Anchors of Hope

Sundays 10 am 

TRADITIONAL WORSHIP SERVICE WITH COMMUNION

 

 

Confirmation Class 8:30 a.m.

(Currently on-hold)

Children's Sunday School 8:45 a.m.

(September-June)

CHILDREN'S SUNDAY SCHOOL
AGES 3-HIGH SCHOOL

CHURCH OFFICE HOURS

 Monday thru Thursday

9 am-4 pm

Closed for lunch

Closed Fridays

 
 

"To equip the saints for the work of ministry." ~Ephesians 4:12a~

"Bear one another's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ." 

~Galatians 6:2~

Meet our Pastor

Hope Lutheran is a Stephen Ministry Congregation.

What is Stephen's Ministry?

Our congregation's Stephen Ministry equips lay people to provide confidential, one-to-one Christian care to individuals in our congregation and community who are experiencing difficulties in their lives.

Our Pastor will always be on the front line of care, especially during times of crisis. But there are always many more needs for ongoing, one-to-one care than any pastor can effectively meet by themselves.

Stephen Ministry provides a biblical solution--equipping God's people for ministry. Gifted lay people are trained to support and extend the care that a pastor continues to provide.

Stephen Ministers reach out with God's love to people who are hurting--both congregation  members and nonmembers alike.

If you or someone you know could benefit from the care of a Stephen Minister...Please contact the church office: 727.863.6446 or 

Stephen Leader, Steve Denney: 727.808.9852

Information from Stephen Ministries brochure

For more information, visit the Stephen Ministry Website: 

https://www.stephenministries.org/stephenministry/default.cfm/917?mnb=1

 The Reverend Dr. T. Kent Fuqua originates from Wichita, Kansas. He graduated from St. John's College in 1969; He attended Concordia Senior College, Ft. Wayne, Indiana and graduated with his Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1971. He then entered Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri.  His first assignment was to Christ the King Lutheran Church in Dighton, Kansas. In October In 1975, he received his Master of Divinity from Concordia Seminary-in-Exile. He was ordained into the Holy Ministry,  November 1975.   His next assignment was at Lake Wales Lutheran Church in Florida in 1977.  While at Lake Wales, he was instrumental in starting a preschool and elementary school. He also served as the Winter Haven Circuit Counselor.  He was called to serve at Lord of Life Lutheran Church in Stockbridge, Georgia in 1991. In 2004 he accepted a call to Hope Lutheran and has been our Pastor ever since.  In 2015, Hope celebrated it's 40th anniversary and Pastor Fuqua celebrated his 40 years of ministry. He has served two terms as Second Vice President of Florida-Georgia District, the Board of Directors for Lutheran Ministries of Georgia. Currently, Pastor Fuqua is active in KAIROS Prison Ministry.

Pastor has many interests outside of the church including: Music, an avid guitar player and lead guitarist for our Anchors of Hope Praise Band that performs at our Saturday night services, church functions including holiday bbqs and our annual Oktoberfest.  He is an expert wood-worker. Every year for Lent, he makes wooden crosses which are distributed to his members with the encouragement to take one and give one to someone.  Pastor has been generous enough of his time to provide the invocation at our Relay for Life event yearly in Hudson.  Other interests include aviation and fishing, among many more!

In 1971 Pastor Fuqua married his wife, Arlene (nee Schweer) of Garden City, Kansas.

He has one brother who lives with his wife and Pastor Fuqua's niece and nephew in California.  One day after his ordination in 1975, his first child, Angela, was born. His second child, Jennifer, five years later.  Pastor is a proud "Papa" to his six grandchildren ranging in ages from a 3 years old to mid-20s.

Pastor Fuqua has announced his plan to retire in January 2021. Stay tuned for some upcoming events.

"Therefore encourage one another and build up each other."

~1 Thessalonians 5:11~

"Love one another--as I have loved you."

~John 13:34~

Hope Lutheran Church

Hudson, Florida

Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod

12321 Canton Ave, Hudson, FL 34669, USA

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