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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.

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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 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."

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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.


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.

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"Evening Prayers"

Grief and Loss Support Group

Meets every Wednesday at 7 p.m.

in our Parish Hall.

All are welcome!   Free of charge.

One of the few support groups in Pasco County that is "Christ-Centered." 

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 the "Evening Prayers" brochure

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Vacation Bible School
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June 24-28th, 5:30-8 p.m.

Dive into VBS like never before!

For ages 12 and under...

Dive into a friendship with God! Take kids deep into an amazing undersea adventure where they'll experience the ever-flowing, neverending love of God

Kids will be immersed in the Word and discover what living water is really all about!


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About Our Church

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!

Our Bible Studies
Bible Lessons

Adult Bible Class (ABC)--

Sundays at 8:30 a.m. in the Parish Hall

Led by Pastor James Zang


Uplifters Bible Study & Prayer Group

Mondays at 9:30 a.m. in the Parish Hall

Will only meet the first Monday of the month, June-August.

Will do short, one session Bible studies briefly then pray

for our church, congregation and other requests/needs.

Led by Dianne Murphy.


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


Men's Breakfast & Bible Study 

Wednesdays @ 7:30 a.m.

Led by Pastor James Zang

B.A.D. (Blessed and Delivered) Girls  (Women's Bible Study) 

Every Friday at 10 a.m. in the Parish Hall.1

Doing short session Bible studies in June & July.

We're going on Summer Hiatus during the month of August.

Upcoming study: Starts September 6th

"A life-changing encounter with God's Word--Proverbs--

Great wisdom in small packages."   

by Ron Rhodes

Led by Mrs. Karen Dulski.


Studying the Scriptures

"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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Saturdays 6 pm



Contemporary Christian Music and Live Praise Band:

Anchors of Hope


Sundays 10 am 


* Child Care/Nursery

available Sunday services for ages 5 and under

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Worship Schedule


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

in the Parish Hall



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9 a.m.-12 p.m.
By Appointment ONLY
  1 p.m. --  4 p.m.

Closed for Lunch
Closed Fridays
Church Office Hours

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

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For more information, visit the Stephen Ministry Website:

<Pastor Zang was officially installed on Sunday, April 30, 2023>

Here's an introduction to our  Shepherd.

Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!
I am looking forward to serving all of you as your new Shepherd.

I was raised in Baltimore, Maryland with my sister and step-sister.
Originally, I wanted to be an Accountant but thankfully, God had other plans. I was baptized when I was 18 and graduated Arundel Community College with an Associate’s degree.  After graduating, I attended Concordia College in Bronxville New York with a major in Judea/Christian Heritage.  From there I went to Concordia Seminary in St. Louis where I earned my Master of Divinity in 2004. I met  the love of my life Sonia during my Seminary days and we have been married for almost twenty-two years. We have one son, Jason, who is about to graduate high school so we will be empty-nesters in just a few months. Our Son’s plan is to attend Embry-Riddle in the fall for flight science through the N-ROTC program.

My first call was to Christ Lutheran Church in New Castle Pennsylvania, and I have been the Pastor of Mount Olive since 2008. When I’m not working, I love to spend time with family and friends, working outside, reading, and cooking, to name a few interests and hobbies.  These are the broad brush strokes of my life and now I am honored to add one more-Pastor of Hope Lutheran Church in Hudson Florida!

Meet Our Pastor
Rev. James T. Zang, III

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