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500th Reformation
500th Anniversary of The Reformation

Reformation Sunday is this October 29th. This Tuesday, October 31st marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther posting the Ninety-Five Theses. We are nearing the 500th Anniversary of the beginning of the Reformation, All Saint’s Eve, 1517, when Martin Luther posted the Ninety-Five Theses to the door of the...

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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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Evening with Pastor TODAY

"Now is the time of God's favor, now is the day of salvation." We'll gather at 5:30 today, Tuesday, and discuss wise stewardship of Time as a gift from God. A delicious dinner (taco bar) will be provided for all to enjoy. Door prizes will be...

Pastor’s Thanksgiving Letter

What are you thankful for? These days I am thanking God for the people of Hope Lutheran Church! Seriously, I thank the Lord for this faithful and vigorous body of believers that He has gathered to be nourished by His Word and Sacraments and launched into...

A Happy Day!

This past Sunday two Hope youth, Gatien and Cornelia, were baptized into the death and resurrection of Jesus for everlasting life. Their lives will never be the same now that they are joined with Christ in the fullness of His victory. We commend these two,...

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...

The Grand Finale

This Sunday we conclude the summer sermon series on The Heavenly Virtues against The Deadly Sins. The conclusion is Diligence against Sloth. To date, we've become more focused on Humility, Kindness, Chastity, Moderation, Generosity, and Patience. God the Holy Spirit produces such good fruit! Come...

Pastor’s Summer Letter

Time flies, right? Already we have celebrated again the high points in the Christian church year—Christmas, Easter, and Pentecost—and now enter the summer months. And summer means we have time to REFRESH, RENEW, RECHARGE, and REJUVENATE. Do you think this can happen for you? Do you...