What is Hope like?
We are a group of believers who love to gather around God’s Holy Word and His precious Sacraments. Being small we are able to care for one another individually and we share our joys and concerns much like one does with a close family.
Can I remain anonymous or will I be pointed out to everyone as a visitor?
Because we are not a large congregation, people will probably know that you are not a member, but not to worry, we don’t ask visitors to stand up and be introduced. You will be greeted as you enter and leave the church, just as all our members 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 knowledge and faith. 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!