Come Worship With Us
We are located on the corner of C.R. 466 and Morse Blvd. in The Villages. Services are held every Saturday at 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm, and every Sunday at 8:00 am, 9:45 am, and 11:30 am.
Visit the Location and Hours page for more details.
A warm and sincere invitation is extended to everyone to attend an inspirational worship service with us. For more information call the church office at (352) 750-2321.
Regular worship services at Hope are held each Saturday and Sunday though the year. Special services are held on respective church holidays such as Good Friday, Easter and Christmas. The schedule of regular services is shown below. For schedules of special services see the Calendar and Newsletter.
Rite of Healing
|4:00 PM||Contemporary||Every Saturday|
|6:00 PM||Traditional||Every Saturday||Saturday before 2nd Sunday|
|8:00 AM||Traditional||1st and 3rd Sundays||2nd Sunday|
|9:45 AM||Traditional||1st and 3rd Sundays||2nd Sunday|
|11:30 AM||Traditional||Every Sunday||2nd Sunday|
We currently hold Worship Services each Saturday at 4:00 and 6:00pm, and Sunday at 8:00am, 9:45am and 11:30am. All Sunday and the 6pm Saturday services follow a Lutheran heritage liturgy. The 4pm Saturday Service is a celebration worship with more praise music.
*Communion is offered at all services except the 2nd week of the month when the 8:00 & 9:45 services only have Rite of Healing. Communion is by individual cup at the 8:00am Sunday service. It is by intinction at all other services.
Rite of Healing is offered at all services at the second Saturday and Sunday of each month except when the 11:30 Power of Praise Service is offered on the 2nd Sunday. On the months that this occurs, Rite of Healing at the 11:30 service is on the first Sunday of the month.
Assisted Hearing Devices Are Available for All Services
If you need assistance in hearing at any of the Hope Lutheran Church Celebration or Heritage services, please ask an Usher or the Sound Room Technician for a listening device. We have them available for your comfort.
Large Print Liturgy/Hymns Are Available for All Services
Looseleaf notebooks with the liturgy and hymns printed in large type are available for all services. Please ask the ushers for a copy.
Music and Worship
We have an extensive music program. The music programs help to create a meaningful worship experience at all of our services. In addition, there are special musical gifts to the community presented periodically throughout the year. The Power of Praise is a service of Word and Music only. See Music for descriptions of the supporting music programs.
Our Worship Support Teams make sure our services run smoothly. Ushers, Communion Assistants, Altar Committee and others are always looking for volunteers to help. See the Worship Support page for more information.
Rite of Healing
Each day is a gift of God to be lived to its fullest in communion with and service to our Lord. The fulfillment of that promise is the Christian journey.
As believers in Christ, we are privileged to have the ministry of the community of believers available to us. The Rite of Healing is part of that ministry. It is a ministry that continues in the tradition of the New Testament, in ministry of Christ and early church.
When you come forward for this Rite, you are saying “yes” to Christ, that there is a power greater than ourselves that can touch our lives in a special way and bring healing, as Christ brought healing to the blind and needy of his time and place.
We do not need TV evangelists and so-called “faith healers” to bring God’s healing in our midst. God is here and brings healing of body, mind, and spirit. We believe in the whole person and that all of us needs healing. Who among us has not been stressed, or emotionally upset, worried or anxious? God can bring inner peace and calm to our lives. Who among us has not struggled with our faith, wondering if God is really loving us and concerned for our well-being? God can renew our faith, provide healing of hurts caused by the church, and feelings of guilt. God can bring forgiveness and new life. Who among us has not suffered physically — some more than others? God, through His grace, can bring healing to our bodies. So we come prayerfully, to be healed in body, mind, and spirit.
The Rite of Healing is an opportunity to participate in a gift of God in the community of faith, with fellow believers. Coming in expectant faith, the healing is God’s not ours. And when healing takes place, we give glory and honor to God.
It is in this light that we invite you to come forward for the Rite of Healing, every second Sunday of the month.