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.
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.
CURRENT COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS :
Face Masks are optional
as of June 5, 2021
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.
We have resumed the use of pew Bibles and Connection cards to communicate and keep track of member attendance.
Offering plates will be available front and center in the aisle so you may drop yours in a plate on your way to communion.
We also ask, if you feel ill, that you stay home and rest. Hand sanitizer will be offered at the entrance.
We will observe 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.
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.
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.
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
Vacation Bible School
June 26-July 1, 2022
Ages 12 and under
Celebrating God's Greatness! 5 days of FUN!
Go off-road for a Monumental adventure through the colorful canyons and sunbaked trails of the southwest. By exploring God's awesomeness, kids form a rock-solid faith for the road ahead.
Each day at Monumental VBS, kids trek through field-tested rotations that reinforce relevant Bible Points and immerse kids in new adventures.
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
Studying the Scriptures
Adult Bible Class (ABC)-- Sundays at 8:45 a.m.
in the Parish Hall.
"Abraham: Father of Nations,
Friend of God"
Led by Pastor Robert Steinke.
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.
Current study is:
by Cameron Mackenzie & David Loy
Men's Breakfast and Bible Study every Wednesday at
7:30 a.m. in the Parish Hall.
On summer hiatus as of May 12th, will resume in September.
Led by Pastor Robert Steinke.
B.A.D. (Blessed and Delivered) Girls (Women's Bible Study) Our current study: "Tips from God"
by Diana Malerba Weinzierl..
Led by Mrs. Karen Dulski.
OUR BIBLE STUDIES
SALE ENDS TOMORROW
"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
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
*During the pastoral interim, the church office hours have been modified. The office is open from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. for anyone who needs to stop in.
The church's administrative assistant will be available by appointment from 1 -4 p.m. Mon.-Thurs.
Pastor Steinke is available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. It is better to have an appointment.
"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."
The Rev. Robert C. Steinke is privileged to serve as an intentional interim at Hope Lutheran Church, Hudson FL. He was called/invited to serve by the Call Committee that has been formed upon the retirement of the Rev. Dr. T. Kent Fuqua.
The Lutheran Church believes that a congregation should always have a man in the pastoral office, so the office is never actually vacant. One of the options is to call an intentional interim to help the congregation move ahead in its ministry by using the time to review where it has been in the past, take stock of what is happening right now, and get ready to move ahead with a new full-time pastor.
Pastor Steinke was installed as interim at the Saturday evening Music and Majesty service on February 20, 2021. He is regularly be in the office on Tuesday and Wednesday each week and regularly lead worship on Saturday and Sunday. Since he will be acting as the pastor of Hope Congregation, he is always on-call though spending limited time on site. 727-808-9398; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org