Congratulations Pr. Jon-Marc MacLean!

It’s official! For those of you who didn’t see the white smoke billowing from our Sanctuary last Sunday afternoon (June 25th), it is with joy and thanksgiving that we congratulate Pastor Jon-Marc MacLean on his call to serve as Lead Pastor of Hope Lutheran Church! At last Sunday’s congregational meeting, over 400 people gave their overwhelming approval to extend the call to Pastor Jon-Marc and approve his compensation package.

The Service of Installation for Pastor Jon-Marc will be held on Saturday, August 5th, at 6pm. A cake and coffee reception will follow in the Fellowship Hall.

We ask God’s blessings on Pastor Jon-Marc, his family and our congregation as he leads us forward on our new faith journey together!

Your congregation council is now in the process of forming a new Call Committee to call an Associate Pastor. If you are interested in serving on this call committee, please complete a Call Committee Interest Form by Sunday, July 2nd.


Psalm 13

Prayer for Deliverance from Enemies

To the leader. A Psalm of David.

How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever?
    How long will you hide your face from me?
How long must I bear pain in my soul,
    and have sorrow in my heart all day long?
How long shall my enemy be exalted over me?

Consider and answer me, O Lord my God!
    Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep the sleep of death,
and my enemy will say, “I have prevailed”;
    my foes will rejoice because I am shaken.

But I trusted in your steadfast love;
    my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.
I will sing to the Lord,
    because he has dealt bountifully with me.


Psalm 100

A Psalm of thanksgiving.

Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth.

Worship the Lord with gladness;
    come into his presence with singing.

Know that the Lord is God.
    It is he that made us, and we are his;
    we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.

Enter his gates with thanksgiving,
    and his courts with praise.
    Give thanks to him, bless his name.

For the Lord is good;
    his steadfast love endures forever,
    and his faithfulness to all generations.

Special Congregational Meeting

***RESULTS: Congratulations Pr. Jon-Marc MacLean!

A special congregational meeting will be held on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 12:45pm to vote to call Pr. Jon-Marc MacLean as Lead Pastor of Hope Lutheran Church and to approve his compensation package.

All members are invited to attend, but only voting members may vote. All members will receive a letter with additional details.

Pending a positive vote to call Pastor Marc, a service of installation will be held on August 5th at 6:00 pm.

Len Robertson,
HLC Council President

Memorial Day

On Monday, May 29th, 2017, our offices will be closed for Memorial Day

“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” –John 15:13

Singers Needed for Sonshine Celebration Choir

Our next Power of Praise weekend is coming up in tandem with Mother’s Day. We’re calling interested singers back to regroup the Sonshine Celebration Choir and join our band on May 13th at 4:00 and May 14th at 11:30. Whether or not you’ve sung here before, please come and join us for our two upcoming rehearsals here in the sanctuary, from 11:00 – 12:30 on consecutive Saturdays, May 6 and May 13. These services always offer heartfelt, lively worship for all involved. If you’re interested in singing, please contact Ken Wood by phone at the church or email

Easter Schedule 2017

Maundy Thursday (April 13th)

11:00 am Worship w/communion
7:30 pm Worship with communion & stripping of the Altar

Good Friday (April 14th)

11:00 am Worship
7:30 pm Tenebrae Cantata

Easter Saturday (April 15th)

2:00 & 4:00 pm Contemporary
6:00 pm Traditional

Easter Sunday (April 16th)

6:00 am Outdoor Sunrise Service (in your golf cart or bring a chair!)
8:00, 9:45, 11:30 am Easter Communion Worship