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Changes at Hope

Dear Friends, Have you heard this, "Change is inevitable; Growth is optional"? I think it's a helpful reminder to us in the midst of dynamic lives that are often in flux. We certainly have to respond to change in the church. Cherished members depart to be with the Lord and...

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Pastor’s Summer Letter

Dear Hope friends, Wow. Wow. Wow! I was completely surprised by your recognition in Sunday worship of my 15th anniversary as pastor of Hope. And overwhelmed, too. Your kindness in marking the occasion and celebrating our ministry together means so much. Of course, as usual with...

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Mother’s Day Out Honor

Hope's child care center for little ones ages 18 months to 4 years recently received community recognition. Our Mother's Day Out program was nominated for a 2017 Best of Childcare Award from Nurture My Child! As the notification states, "You can be proud that your community...

New Worker on Board

We are delighted to welcome James Lavender to Hope's staff as our full-time Community Connections Coordinator (C3)! This is the culmination of an 18-month Spirit-led process. James and his wife Elizabeth were previously in Scottsdale, Arizona, where he served as Director of Music at a...

Pastor’s Fall Letter to the Church

From Pastor Heckmann: You have surely heard by now that Pastor Mark Pulliam declined Hope’s call to be Assistant Pastor for Community Connections. He concluded under the guidance of the Spirit that he needed to continue in ministry in San Antonio. While this is disappointing from our...

Ministry Call Extended

Last Sunday Hope Lutheran voted unanimously to call Rev. Mark Pulliam as Assistant Pastor for Community Connections. Pastor Pulliam and his wife Laura, currently in ministry in San Antonio, have the information in hand and have begun to prayerfully seek the Lord's direction for their...