What is Hope like?
We are a family of believers who love to gather around God’s Holy Word and His precious Sacraments. Because we are a smaller congregation, we are able to care for one another individually, sharing joys and concerns much like one does with their close friends and family.
Can I remain anonymous or will I be pointed out to everyone as a visitor?
When you visit our church, people will probably know that you are not a member, but not to worry, we don’t put visitors on the spot, asking them to stand up and be introduced. You will be greeted as you enter and leave the church, just as all the members of the congregation are. It is up to you whether you wish to have an extended conversation with us. We would love to meet you and get to know you.
What should I wear?
Since the Bible presents no dress code, aside from simple modesty, we don’t make any rules either. Like most people, our members try to make their worship time at church a special time. This is often reflected in the way they dress. However, on any given Sunday you may see running shoes and high heels, jeans and suits, t-shirts and ties. When a person dresses out of love for God, the choice of dress (casual or more formal) is acceptable to God… and us.
What if I don’t know much about the Bible?
All of us are to be growing in our faith and knowledge. None of us have our Bibles completely memorized. The Divine Service and Bible study are opportunities to grow in our knowledge of the Bible and trust in our Savior.
Is your church full of “perfect” people?
No. Our church is a spiritual hospital. Jesus himself said: “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick” (Mt 9:12). Jesus is the Great Physician of our souls. We’re far from perfect! That’s why we’re at church—to hear that we are forgiven!