August 27, 2021

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Upcoming Events

Community Choral Reading Session

September 1st at 6:00pm at Hope South Property - Meggison Road

Office Closed for Labor Day

September 6th all day

Men of Hope Breakfast

September 9th at 8:00am at Hope Central Campus

Sundays After Worship (S.A.W.) Begins

September 12th after the 10:00am service at Hope Central Campus

H.O.P.E. University Fall Classes Begin

September 15th at Hope Central Campus

Dine to Donate at Texas Roadhouse

September 19th from noon to 4:00pm at Texas Roadhouse in Lady Lake

To access the full calendar, click here!

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H.O.P.E. University Resumes September 15th

H.O.P.E. University's Fall Semester begins September 15th, with a class called "Go Take a Hike" led by Pastor Dean Piper.

Go Take a Hike will explore the footsteps of many Biblical heroes and their explorations through new and unknown territories in the Promised Land. Hundreds of years before Jesus sent the disciples to the

far-flung places of the earth, God was choosing leaders and sending them to establish and maintain “the promised land.”

Each week we will concentrate on the footsteps of one, two or more people, construct a geographic overview and see the results of their endeavors. While God directed many people to go take a hike, we will focus on a famous few.

H.O.P.E. University will meet on Wednesdays at 10:00am at Hope Central Campus. As always, we encourage you to invite friends who are not Hope members. This is an excellent opportunity to grow your faith and fellowship with friends.

Traffic Changes on 466 May Impact Your Church Commute

The median left turning lane on 466 has now been removed. Drivers can now only access Hope's parking lot by making a right into the lot from 466, or by entering through the Morse Blvd entrance.

You may need to alter your travel plans or leave a few minutes early for service to compensate for this disruption. Thanks for your understanding!


It's time for the final Choral Reading Session of the summer! You're invited to attend the third Community Choral Reading Session at Hope Lutheran Church's southern property on September 1st, beginning at 6:00pm.

Please note that this event will be held on the undeveloped Southern Site property located at the intersection of Meggison Road and the future Frazier Court, just northwest of the traffic circle off Warm Springs Blvd.

Look for the Hope Lutheran Church sign!

Come see where Hope's new property will be and enjoy an evening of song with your friends, old and new. Since this event will be held outdoors, please come prepared. Bring folding chairs or golf carts and bug spray, as well as any food or drink you like. No refreshments will be provided at this event. A tent and restroom facilities will be available! This event is weather-permitting. No rain date has been set.

We hope to see you on September 1st at our next Community Choral Reading Session!

Men of Hope Monthly Breakfast Prayer Meeting

Thursday, September 9th at 8:00am

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Please reserve your place online before September 6th.

Click here to register!

Please also register a friend you are bringing.

Doors open at 7:45am. Breakfast is served at 8:00am. Donation is $7 at the door. The program will be by our guest speaker, Dr. Ron Masdorfer.

Reserve the second Thursday of every month through November on your calendar for future Men of Hope Breakfast Meetings.

New Fellowship Group Beginning in September

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Sunday After Worship (S.A.W.)

Begins Sunday, September 12th

All are invited to join this time of fellowship, coffee, and discussion.

Sunday After Worship (S.A.W.) will be held every Sunday after the 10:00am worship service at Hope Central Campus in Conference Room 200.

The discussion topic will be 'Today’s Sermon'.

A Thank You from the Women of Hope


LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF SCHOOL KITS – THANK YOU to all who responded by shopping for school supplies, donating money, and assisting in gathering and assembling the items for the Women of Hope School Kits event.

Education is one of the strongest tools a community has for breaking the cycle of poverty. That learning leads to a better life for them, their families, and their communities. Thank you for your participation.


Global Mission Team Helping Those in Haiti

Haiti is struggling to recover from the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that occured two weeks ago. It was the same size as the devastating 2010 earthquake, but because the epicenter was in the countryside, southwest of the populated capital city of Port au Prince, there were fewer casualties. Still, there were over 2000 deaths, over 12,000 injuries, and more many still missing.

Because of the ongoing political turmoil, there is no government aid. Yet there is a tremendous need for food, water, and shelter, worsened by the severe rainfall and flood from Tropical Storm Grace just two days later.

In addition to the need for food, water, and shelter, there is a huge danger from the spread of Covid, due to the close contact of many unvaccinated people in shelters. The psychological damage from watching children, other family members, and friends die in these tragedies will cause scars that will last forever.  

There are many organizations that are collecting items for the victims in Haiti, but many of them provide little or nothing to the areas where it is needed. The most effective way to donate is through the church, which will direct the money to the synod and on to our companion synod and Pastor Livenson in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Haiti.

As always, in addition to donations, we continue to pray and remain in contact with our brothers and sisters in Haiti.


Dine to Donate at Texas Roadhouse on September 19th

Hope Lutheran Church is once again partnering with Texas Roadhouse for a Dine to Donate afternoon!

If you dine at Texas Roadhouse's Lady Lake location on September 19th from 12:00pm to 4:00pm, they will donate 10% of your total food purchases to Hope Lutheran Church!

Invitations are available at each Hope campus. You can also print a copy by clicking here. You must have your invitation at the restaurant in order for your donation to count!

Come on out and enjoy some great food for a good cause!

Two Upcoming Events at Fairway Christian Church

OneBlood Blood Drive September 19th


Fairway Christian Church would like to invite members of Hope to participate in the next Blood Drive with OneBlood.

Join them on September 19th from 8:00am to noon to meet the need for blood donations in our community.

The blood drive will be held in the parking lot of Fairway, near the entrance from 466.

Food Packing Event to Benefit I.D.E.S.


Fairway is also hosting a Food Packing Event on Saturday, October 2nd from 9:00am to 1:00pm.

This event will prepare food donations to benefit the International Disaster Emergency Services (I.D.E.S.) from Noblesville, IN.

Volunteers may sign up for shifts of one, two, three, or four hours. Anyone interested can call the Fairway office at (352) 259-9305 to sign up.

Walk to Emmaus 2021

Do you seek... Spiritual Renewal; New understanding of God's grace and love; Worship and community with other believers?

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It has been over a year since the last Walk to Emmaus in March of 2020. But we are happy to announce the Schedule of Walks for October 2021:

  • Men's Walk to Emmaus #160 - October 14-17, 2021
  • Women's Walk to Emmaus #160 - October 21-24, 2021

For information about this life-changing opportunity, please contact Kathy Langley at (352) 753-8557 or

Wednesday Evening

Prayer Bulletin

Hope is excited to offer Wednesday Evening Prayer, also known as Vespers, every Wednesday at 6:00pm at Hope Central Campus.

Our Evening Prayer is a quiet, meditative way to end your day and bring peace to the middle of your week. The Wednesday Evening Prayer bulletin for this week is now available!

Click Here to Access the Bulletin

Faith & Fellowship

Faith & Fellowship has returned to in-person gathering every Monday at 9:30am at Hope Central Campus. The Zoom link is also active, so those who cannot attend in person can use the link below to join the conversations online.

Meeting ID: 952 5901 4615.

Join by phone: (929) 205-6099.

ID: 95259014615# 

Click Here to Access the Zoom Link

Sanctuary Flower Donations

Flowers this week were given...

In honor of our 62nd Wedding Anniversary - Ron & Donna Durian


In Memoriam

We extend our love and sympathy to our Hope member Anne Ryberg and her family as they mourn the loss of Anne's son William "Billie" Gilroy.

Services are pending at this time. Please keep Anne and her family in your hearts and prayers.

Worship Attendance for August 21-22, 2021

Central Campus:

4:00pm = 129

6:00pm = 51

8:00am = 123

10:00am = 174

Lake Weir Campus:

10:00am = 73

Everglades Rec Center:

8:00am = 56

10:00am = 53

Scripture Reading for

August 28-29

1 Samuel 21:1-9

Mark 14:12-25

Scripture Reading for

September 4-5

Philippians 2:5-11

John 3:13-17

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