Hope Happenings

Welcome to Hope Lutheran Church

A Hospital for Sinners

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

Download the most recent print version of 

Hope Happenings handout Here.

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).

Sunday Worship Service - What to expect

Most Sunday's we study 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! 

From Pastor Pat's Desk:

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). 

Thank you...

to Rev Michael Johnstone for the special presentation about the “Baseball Frontiers Ministry” on Wednesday.  If you are interested in helping fund this ministry, which uses baseball to reach the lost for Christ, in foreign countries, please go to https://gosendmeglobal.org/johnstone-sportsministry-europe.html.

Help for Lutheran Social Services (LSS)

LSS provides food for those who are food insecure.  You can help meet that large and growing need.

There is a basket in the narthex labelled “Food donations for Lutheran Social Services” Please bring your gifts.  One item...once a week- will amount to a basketful. When you BOGO, consider donating the free one. 

Thank you for your gifts of love.

Coming Events (See the Calendar):

Angel Making Event!

Women of Hope...If you are free next Saturday, October 7th from 12:00 noon to 2:00pm, I could use your help at our home in the making of angels for the Braille Center.  Gluing, cutting and tying are the only needs.  Husbands are also invited to gather on the porch and visit.  Lunch will be provided.

Thank you so much. Coralee.

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1. Mescach St. Amour will make a presentation about “Children of the Habitat on Oct. 8th during the service.  Invite your family and friends.

2. “Why, Martin Luther?” on Sunday, Oct 22ndduring the service.Invite your family and friends.

3. “Game Night” Thursday, Nov 16th from 5:30 pm to 7:30pm.Invite your family and friends.to another Game and Family night at Hope.

Next Inreach Meeting is October 6th at 10AM

Next Council Meeting is October 19th at 4PM

Thrivent Night at the Jacksonville Icemen

To show our gratitude for your membership, you are invited to join us on October 21st at 6:00pm for opening night with the Jacksonville Icemen.    We will be accepting ticket orders until October 14th, or while supplies last! Tickets will be $20 and include the following: A one-hour pregame reception exclusively for our Thrivent members. Admission to the game Plus a $10 food voucher to the concessions We hope to see you at the Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena so be sure to get your tickets before they are gone as limited quantity available! No products will be sold at this event.

Place your ticket orders at:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/thrivent-night-with-the-jacksonville-icemen-tickets-710379703817

Experience Hope On-Line 

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 ,on Facebook, on Twitter, and on Instagram;

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 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: 

Men of Hope

The Men’s Bible Study Men’s Bible Study meets each Wednesday at 10:00am. . We welcome all men of Hope, family and friends. 

Come join our Bible Studyand take part in our lively discussions about the Scriptures and how these studies are related to our lives and faith. 

“Women’s Bible Study” lead by Kristen each Saturday evening at 6:30pm via Zoom.  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86994056074

Join Bev & George as they “Read the Bible in 365 days”.

Spend 15 to 30 minutes per day assigned reading from Genesis to Revelations with the goal of reading the entire Bible by 2023 year’s end. Optional Friday on-line discussion/Q&A session on prior week's readings. More info on the Hope Website, under the “Programs” select “Read the Bible in 365 days” Fill out the form for reading lists and online meeting reminder emails. Read the Bible in 365 days - Hope Lutheran Church (hopelutheranjax.com)

Wednesday Bible Study

The investigation of modern day miracles will resume on Oct 4 from 11:30am to 12:30pm.  We will use “A Case for Miracles” as a text.   See more here

Please invite your family and friends. 

Jacksonville Outreach Council Restart

Pastor Leon Roberts of Holy Cross will be resuming the Jacksonville Outreach Council sometime after the Synodical Convention

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.

Community Outreach

We have chosen The Hubbard House to be our current community outreach.  Hubbard House is a full-service certified domestic violence center.  They have sheltered more than 42,900 survivors and their children saving lives for over the last 44 years as well as answering more than 101,500 hotline calls.  Please bring in donations of food, personal items or household goods during the month of May to help meet the needs of 120 victims and children sheltered every day.  List of items needed are in the Narthex.  Thank you for your generosity and love.

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 Donations Through Sept 30th
Income MTD                   $            7,884.50
Income YTD                                98,573.19
Budget Expenses           $           95,328.00
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.


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
Sept 30th     Chynsia
Oct 7th
Oct 14th

Worship Assistance

Readers are needed for upcoming church services.   

Sign up in the narthex on the front counter.

Date                     Readers            
Date          Readers 
Oct 1st       Chynsia
Oct 8th
Oct 15th
Oct 22nd
Oct 29th

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
Oct 1st             Inreach
Oct 8th             Triebers - sponsor
Oct 15th            Inreach
Oct 22nd           Special October Fest            
Oct 29th            Inreach

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 one of:  

  • *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.)
  • Transferring from another Lutheran Church Missouri Synod member church

Ways to help Hope raise funds


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.