Living Hope Lutheran Church

Why should I come?

Here at Living Hope, we want you to feel welcomed, comforted, inspired, and challenged.  We believe this is God's wish for you, too.

Welcome:  God's people - and that includes you -  come in all sizes, shapes, and colors.  At Living Hope we welcome you to join us, meet others like you and different from you, and join in appreciating what God has done for all of us.

Comforted: God has done a lot for you!  Did you know that?  God's sacrifices and gifts for you are so great that we don't have enough space to list them here.  But his key message for all of us is a comforting one.

Inspired:   We all need some inspiration and encouragement in our lives.    What is there for you to do here on earth?   What is your purpose?  God has relevant answers for you in your life today that will inspire you.

Challenged:   What else is involved in being a Christian?   Come and find out!   Living life as a Christian isn't always easy, but it will be the most rewarding experience of your life - both here on earth and in heaven. 

What will happen if I come to Living Hope?

This section contains some common questions that you might wonder about and some answers.  If your questions aren't answered, though, please feel free to ask by sending us an e-mail at: info@lhlc.org

Who can come to worship services at Living Hope?
What are worship services like?
Ah, so there's a sermon.  Just what is that?
Will I be embarrassed as a visitor?
Wait - don't churches want money?  I'm a little uncomfortable with that.  Should I be worried?

Who can come to worship services at Living Hope?

You, and anyone else, too!  We welcome everyone, regardless of your background, age, race, or place in life.  You'll find a mix of various people joining you here.

 

What are worship services like?

Our worship services are planned in advance, usually with a specific theme for the day from the Bible.   Each service lasts about one hour and includes songs and readings from the Bible that relate to the theme.   Many of the songs are hymns, but we also have some contemporary Christian songs, too.   Some days the church choir may sing, and Living Hope's Praise Band may also present music to show honor and praise God.   Our pastor also delivers the key message for the day in the form of a sermon.  The whole service is planned to give you an opportunity to learn from God, as well as to join others in praising God for all that he has given each one of us. 

 

Ah, so there's a sermon.  Just what is that?

The sermon is usually in the middle of the service.  During the sermon, the pastor presents a focused message from God's word that we hope, as mentioned above, will inspire, comfort and challenge you.  The Bible was written a long time ago, but God inspired its writers in such a way that it is still relevant today.  Could you use a little inspiration and comfort in your life?

 

Will I be embarrassed as a visitor?

No! We won't call any special attention to you in front of other people.  No standing up and introducing yourself in front of others is required or expected.  We want you to feel welcome, but if you choose to blend in anonymously, you can do that without pressure.  

 

Wait - don't churches want money?  I'm a little uncomfortable with that.  Should I be worried?

Would it surprise you to know that you don't have to give any money to the church?  It's absolutely not required and no one will look at you strangely if you don't give money during the collection that is taken during the service.  It's OK to just pass the collection plate right on by.   Giving money back to God is a special opportunity, but we don't want you to feel obligated.  Giving is supposed to be fun!