Jesus Christ is our Pilot

Our life is like the sailing of a ship. Just as the mariners of a shop have before them a haven toward which they direct their course, and where they will be secure from all danger, so do we have the promise of everlasting life as a haven for which we set our course and in which we may rest calm and secure. But seeing our ship is weak, and that the winds and waves beat upon us as though they would dash and overwhelm us, we have need of a good and experienced pilot, who by his counsel and advice and skill may rule and govern the vessel so that it not run upon the rocks, nor utterly sink and go down. Such a pilot is our blessed Savior Christ Jesus.

-Martin Luther


House of Hope Charity Bunco

The House of Hope Charity Bunco has been rescheduled to Friday, September 29th. Thanks!

John 10:1-4

Jesus the Good Shepherd

10 “Very truly, I tell you, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold by the gate but climbs in by another way is a thief and a bandit. 2 The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. 3 The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep hear his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. 4 When he has brought out all his own, he goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow him because they know his voice.


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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.