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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...

Rest In Peace

  Ruth Koslan, one of the founding members of Hope and still faithful to the end of her earthly days, fell asleep in Jesus on July 9. Her funeral was at Hope on July 13. She was a caring and devoted servant of the Lord. Here...

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Trail of Hope Underway

Work on the Trail of Hope has begun! We're excited to have started construction on a beautiful walking path on the grounds of Hope Lutheran Church. It will be perfect for enjoying the surroundings, getting some exercise, or relaxing. Along the path we'll have beautiful hand-crafted benches for...

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May Highlights at Hope Lutheran

Know that the Lord, He is God! It is He who made us, and we are His; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture. Psalm 100:3 On Wednesday, May 17 the Dorcas ladies held their annual picnic, with Pam Heine opening with a...

Rest In Peace with Jesus

Brother in Christ and Hope member Glenn Sawyer fell asleep in Jesus last Friday, May 5. The funeral service will be at the church on Wednesday, May 10, at 1:30 pm. The ladies of the church will provide a luncheon for family and friends starting...

Rest In Peace with Jesus

The Lord has called home another faithful member of Hope, our sister Vi Rutz. Vi and her husband Hal joined Hope in 1977. She was afflicted with debilitating illness the past five years. Hal provided faithful and loving attention with his twice-daily visits. A memorial...

Rest In Peace with Jesus

Our faithful friend and Hope member, Lois Sawyer Stahlke, died suddenly and unexpectedly on Easter Eve. The funeral service will be at Hope tomorrow, Friday, April 21, at 2:00 pm. Family and friends are invited to gather at a luncheon at the church from 12:00...

In Memoriam

Verda Laverne Krause passed quietly into the kingdom of Heaven on December 8, 2016 at 5:30 am in Austin. She was 90 years old, coming to this earth on December 21, 1925. Verda was born near Round Top, TX (now Round Top Retreat), to Alfred and...

In Memoriam

Dr. Otto M. Friedrich, Jr., age 77, of Austin died Tuesday, August 16, 2016. A third generation Austinite, he was born on January 29, 1939 to Otto M. Friedrich, Sr. and Lillie Stark Friedrich. He was baptized at Grace Lutheran Church, Austin on May 25, 1941...

Rest in Peace, Bernice

Bernice (Bunce) Symank Kissman, age 88 of Austin, passed away Sunday, May 8, 2016. She was born in Marlin, Texas, on October 25, 1927, to Richard and Bertha (Reinke) Symank. She was baptized into Christ on November 20, 1927, in Trinity Lutheran Church, Riesel, Texas....