Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church
12321 Canton Avenue
Hudson, FL 34669
Office: (727) 863-6446
Music & Majesty Contemporary: Saturdays 6 p.m.
Traditional Service: Sundays 10 a.m.
We are a Stephen Ministry Congregation
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 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."
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.
ADVENT EVENT: Conversations with the Angels 12.11.22
Sixth Sunday after Easter 05.14.23
Saturday Evening---Easter 6 05.13.23
CURRENT COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS :
Face Masks are optional
as of June 5, 2021
We do ask if you feel ill to please say home and take care of yourself!
Child Care Nursery Ministry
2 page brochure
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."
Click on the PDF below to view
the "Evening Prayers" brochure
JUNE 19-23 6-8:30 p.m.
For Ages 12 and under
Shine a light on Jesus’ love!
Launch kids on a cosmic quest where they’ll have a blast shining Jesus’ light to the world. Stellar rockets kids on an out-of-this-world adventure that’s light years of faith-building fun.
Each day at Stellar VBS, kids launch into field-tested rotations that reinforce relevant Bible Points and immerse kids in new adventures.
Please pre-register your child(ren) below by June 18th:
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
Adult Bible Class (ABC)--
Sundays at 8:45 a.m. in the Parish Hall
"Lingering in the Lectionary"
Led by Pastor James Zang
Uplifters Bible Study & Prayer Group
Mondays at 9:30 a.m. in the Parish Hall
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.
by Roland Cap Ehlke
B.A.D. (Blessed and Delivered) Girls (Women's Bible Study)
Every Friday at 10 a.m. in the Parish Hall.1
Our Current study:
"God is in the Small Stuff and it all matters"
by Bruce Bickel & Stan Jantz
Led by Mrs. Karen Dulski.
OUR BIBLE STUDIES
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."
Join Us Today!
WORSHIP SERVICE SCHEDULE
Saturdays 6 pm
* MUSIC AND MAJESTY SERVICE
Contemporary Christian Music and Live Praise Band:
Anchors of Hope
Sundays 10 am
* TRADITIONAL WORSHIP SERVICE WITH COMMUNION
* Child Care/Nursery
available both services for ages 5 and under
Children's Sunday School 8:45 a.m.
in the Parish Hall
CHILDREN'S SUNDAY SCHOOL
AGES 3-HIGH SCHOOL
CHURCH OFFICE HOURS*
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Closed for Lunch
"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."
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:
"Therefore encourage one another and build up each other."
~1 Thessalonians 5:11~
"Love one another--as I have loved you."
<Pastor Zang was officially installed on Sunday, April 30>
Here's an introduction to our new 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!