God is a Triune God who is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
Our sins are forgiven through the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
God’s Word, Holy Baptism, and the Lord’s Supper are ways that God brings his forgiveness and grace into our lives.
Eternal life is a free gift from God by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ will one day return as victorious Lord of all.
The Holy Scriptures are the true, inspired and authoritative Word of God.
Hope Lutheran Church was chartered in March of 1960, with the mission of reaching out in the name of Jesus Christ to the people of rapidly growing Northeast Austin. Its first pastor was Rev. Charles Reichert, from 1960 to 1965. Following him was Rev. Keith Fox, serving from 1966-1970. Next Hope enjoyed the long-term pastorate of Rev. John Ellwanger, who led the congregation from 1970-1997. The fourth pastor was Rev. David Leeland, in office from 1998-2001. Hope’s current pastor, Rev. Peter Heckmann, has been serving since 2002.
Hope Lutheran School, in which many children were educated in knowledge and faith, was in operation from 1965 to 2008. The school had a tremendous impact on the congregation and the community through the effective work of numerous principals and teachers. Hope currently is in ministry collaboration onsite with AGE of Central Texas. The church also provides operational space for Texas Empowerment Academy charter school.
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