Hope Happenings

Download the most recent print version of Hope Happenings handout Here.

Welcome to Hope Lutheran Church

A Hospital for Sinners

The first time you visit you are our guest, after that you are family!

Happy 9th Wedding Anniversary to 

Jessica and Nick H. on Feb. 1st

Sunday Worship Service - What to expect

We will be studying the appointed Sunday Worship Service Lessons and Gospel during Adult Bible Class after fellowship. Please come join us, as we expand our understanding of these important lessons from God's Word! 

Men of Hope

The Men’s Bible Study Men’s Bible Study meets each Wednesday at10:00am. Come enjoy Bible Study with some lively discussions. All are welcome.

Men's Bible Study will meet on Wednesday, Jan 25.

In Preparation for Easter

Pictures will be taken the next two weeks and the children will be putting the pictures with Bible verses on hearts for Valentine’s Day theme on Sunday Feb. 12th. 

During the Praise Report on Feb 12th we are asking couples and friends to share how they met and thank God for these Blessings

In Need?

if you need something, in addition to  prayers, feel free to contact either Pastor or Kristen. Pastor can be reached at kiltedrev@yahoo.com or at 716-957-0470 (have texting capability) and Kristen can be reached at knelsonmckenzie@gmail.com or at 716-957-0469 (has texting capability).

An Invitation to special worship

Your sister church, St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Middleburg, would like to invite your members to our EVERY ONE HIS WITNESS workshop on January 28th and February 4th from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm. It is a FREE but we need thenumber attending.  8:30 AM to 9:00 AM Breakfast, 9:00 AM to 12:00 Noon Workshop, 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM Lunch. Please call Linda Hackbardt904-716-1703 to RSVP.

Things to do at Hope

Check out our activities calendar for the latest event locations, times, and content.

Experience Hope On-Line 

A Preview of Next Sunday's Subject

Each Friday, we post a preview of the following Sunday's message to Hope's Facebook page, Instagram page, and the Home page of this site. 

Pastor Pat’s Mini Message of Hope

We post a synopsis of the weekly worship message as the mini-message-of-hope.  You can find it here and on Facebook;

Pastor Pat's Message of Hope

Pastor Pat's entire weekly worship message is available here.   

Hope is on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Instagram

We post weekly:

  • On Friday, A short "teaser" video that previews the theme of Pastor's upcoming Sunday message. ¬†The message always ends with an invitation to join our worship. ¬†¬†
  • On Tuesday, A short "Summary" video which contains the main points of Pastor's prior message. ¬†This video series is called the "Mini Message of Hope". ¬†Each episode concludes with an invitation to watch a video of Pastor's full message. The most recent video can be found on the Home page of our web site, at "MMOH.HopeJAX.ORG"as well as on all our social media sites. ¬†
  • Also on Tuesday, A video playlist of Pastor's weekly message in a series call the "Message of Hope". ¬†Each episode concludes with an invitation to experience Hope and join us for worship with links to a page to help them "Plan A Visit". ¬†The most recent episode can be found on the Home page of our website and at "MOH.HopeJAX.ORG" as well as on the playlist portion of our YouTube channel..

Please, please; If you use any of those social media platforms, follow us.  Like and share our those to all (Public).  Doing so is an excellent, non-threatening way to share your Faith and witness.  If you don't know how to do so, see George or email him a request. 

Bible Study: 

‚ÄúWomen‚Äôs Bible Study‚Ä̬†lead by Kristen each Saturday evening at 6:30pm via Zoom. ¬†https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86994056074

Join Bev & George as they ‚ÄúRead the Bible in 365 days‚ÄĚ.15 to 30 minutes per day assigned reading from Genesis to Revelations with the goal of reading the entire Bible by 2023 year‚Äôs end. Optional Friday on-line discussion/Q&A session on prior week's readings.¬†More info on the Hope Website, under the ‚ÄúPrograms‚ÄĚ select ‚ÄúRead the Bible in 365 days‚Ä̬†Fill out the form for reading lists and online meeting reminder emails.

Read the Bible in 365 days - Hope Lutheran Church (hopelutheranjax.com)

Wednesday Noon Bible Study

Please join us each Wednesday 12:00 noon at Hope for Adult Bible Study. We will be discussing Revelations until the beginning of Lent on Ash Wednesday, Feb 22nd.Please invite your family and friends. 

Coming Events:

An Outreach to Seniors who attend Mandarin Senior Center

Survey's taken during December's "A Hope Filled Christmas" revealed that over 10 people would like to participate in "The Chosen" series watch parties to be held one day a week starting at 9:45AM and ending at 11AM.  

George would like to know if anyone would volunteer to share hosting duties with him. ¬†Hosts would announce the event to those in the main hall, then show the appropriate ‚ÄúThe Chosen‚ÄĚ episode from DVD, and at the conclusion, guide any conversation about that event. ¬†Please see George for more information.

Lenten Services

  1. Ash Wednesday Worship Service with Ashes and The Lords Supper on Wed. Feb 22nd at 12 noon and 7:00pm.
  2. Seder meal and Lord’s Supper on Wednesday, March 1st. Time to be announced.
  3. Wednesday Lenten Services 
    1. Daytime ‚Äď Studying ‚ÄúThe Case for Easter‚ÄĚ Bible Study by Lee Strobel at 12:00 noon with¬†
    2. Evening Bible Study.  To Be Determined.  Evening events would study "The Case for Easter".  Evening events would b e held on-line and would enable those who are unable to attend the noon study to benefit from that study.   Please let Pastor know by Feb 22nd if you have an interest in participating in an evening service in person or would like to have evening online study, Evening events would be held on March 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd.

¬†Holy Week Schedule‚ÄĚ:¬†

  1. Maundy Thursday Service with Lord’s Supper at 7:00apm on Thursday, April 6th
  2. Good Friday Tenebrae service at 12:00 noon and 7:00pm on Friday April 7th.
  3. Easter Sunday services on Sunday April 9th at 9:15am with an Easter Brunch to follow. 

Member sign up sheet for food will be available soon.

The Chosen, Season 3 Is Here

The Chosen, Season 3 episodes 1 through 6 are now available on their app.  Episodes 7 and 8 will be shown in theaters on Feb 2 and 3.  If you haven't experienced "The Chosen" on the big screen, we encourage you to do so now.  If you do, however, you should have already watched Season 3, episodes 1 thru 6.  Episodes 7 and 8 will be released for streaming on Feb 5 & 7 respectively on their app.

Have Hurts, habits, or hang-ups?  Try Celebrate Recovery

Celebrate Recovery:

is a 12-Step fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope.

meets at Hope every Saturday morning from 9:00am to 11:00am. 

Find more information here.

Lifetree Cafe

George and Bev are sad to announce there will be no more LifeTree Café events. After much prayerful contemplation, due to the consistent low attendance, it is felt the time spent preparing and hosting LTC could be spent more effectively in other services to the Lord.


In Need?

As always, if you need something, in addition to  prayers, feel free to contact either Pastor or Kristen. 

Pastor can be reached at kiltedrev@yahoo.com or at 716-957-0470 (have texting capability) 

Kristen can be reached at knelsonmckenzie@gmail.com or at 716-957-0469 (has texting capability).  

Current Budget

Please continue to place your offerings in the donation box at the rear of the church.
Donations Through Jan 28th
Income MTD                     11,095.07
Income YTD                      11,095.07
Budget Expenses           $ 21,184.00
Thank you to our all our members and guests for your faithful giving!

Opportunities to Serve:  

Use our convenient on-line volunteer scheduling service here. 

Maintenance Help Needed

We are looking for someone to do light maintenance duties.  If interested, see Daryl Siewert.

"Refresh the Church"

Work is progressing rapidly thanks to an amazing group of young people who have made volunteered to help make this refresh project possible.

Contrary to what you may have read, or heard, these 5 young people clearly demonstrate how amazing this up-and-coming younger generation really is..

Cleaning Help Needed

Sign up to help Clean the church at the front counter.  We need your help.  Gather a Team and sign up now.

If you need more information or supplies,  please. contact 

Chynsia at chynsia@gmail.com
Jan 28th    Chynsia
Feb 4th
Feb 11th    Cathy/Nina
Feb 18th
Feb 25th

Worship Assistance

Readers are needed for upcoming church services.   

Sign up in the narthex on the front counter.

Date                     Readers            
Date          Readers 
Jan 29th    Chynsia
Feb 5th      Lois  
Feb 12th    Karen
Feb 19th             
Feb 26th

Hope Happy Hour 

Hope’s Happy Hour will include food on the second and fourth Sunday of each month. There will be time for fellowship each Sunday before Bible Class.  Please don't forget you can sponsor a Sunday for $25 or team up with someone to prepare and serve.  A sign-up sheet is in the Narthex.

Date            Hope’s Happy Hour
Jan 29th            Inreach
Feb 5th              Inreach
Feb 12th            Chynsia
Feb 19th            Inreach
Feb 26th            Shirley B. donation

Guest Information:  

If you do not have a church home. Please consider joining us at Hope.  We would be glad to have you as a part of God’s family.  Introduce yourself to Pastor Pat or one of the elders. You can become a member of Hope by:  

  • Baptism¬†(for infants and children who have never been baptized);¬†
  • Attending a new member class (this is an adult class for those who want to learn about the Lutheran Church.)

Changes coming...

The Outreach committee is busy looking for ways to get the word out about Hope,The Google grant was approved and Google ads will begin soon.  

You will also start seeing a camera or two to capture Pastor’s sermons and other changes around the sanctuary. Pastor Pat’s mini-message is being posted weekly on Facebook and will soon have the entire sermon posted.  

Please like the Hope Facebook page and send his weekly message to your family and friends. Hope Instagram will be available soon. 

Ways to help Hope raise funds

Use our link on your Amazon orders.  

Use this link to link your Amazon account to Hope.  

Amazon donates .05% of your purchases back to Hope.



Make a one time contribution or increase your regular scheduled tithing

Pop Tabs for Ronald McDonald House

Collect your pop tabs from your cans

to donate to the Ronald McDonald House.

Collection containers are in the kitchen.