We Welcome Our Sister In Christ, Ellie Marie, By Holy Baptism


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Assistant To The Bishop, Pastor Karl Biermann, Visits The Joint Worship And Adult Forum Of Hope And Bethlehem On April 3, 2016


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Hope Celebrates Palm & Easter Sundays


     Hope celebrates Palm Sunday by sharing our faith with our neighborhood as we process around the church before the service with Palms

     On Easter Sunday, we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, with wonderful worship and flowers....

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Heights Community Congress 2016 Diversity Awareness Series Presents


Heights Community Congress is concerned that the racial divide in the United States is getting broader not narrower.  It’s important to revisit the civil rights struggle as the worthy goals of equal opportunity for all are promoted and upheld.  With that in mind and in honor of Black History Month, HCC presents a special performance of “Thurgood”. George Stevens Jr”s one-man show depicts the life of Thurgood Mashall, the first African-American Supreme Court justice, and his role in the historic decision on the Brown vs. Board of Education case.  Staged by Ensemble Theater and staring Greg White in the role of Thurgood Marshall, the  play was first presented in 2014 and was presented Friday, February 26, at Hope.

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Homeless Stand-Down


Hope members collected the contents for 75 Homeless Stand-Down Kits with the help of Thrivent Financial.  Here you see some of our members assembling the kits for distribution.  For more photos, go to Hope’s Photo Album or click HERE.


Christmas Pageant Of 2015


On the Sunday before Christmas the young and the young at heart of Hope presented a Christmas Pageant.  To see more photos go to Hope’s Photo Album or click HERE.


Decking The Halls 2015

Hope Members Help Decorate the church for ChristmasTo see more photos, go to Hope’s Photo Album or click HERE.


Schwan Tree, Lakeview Cemetery



During the first Wednesday in advent, Hope, Grace, Noble Road, and Bethlehem churches meet to make animal edible ornaments for the Schwan tree in Lakeview Cemetery.  The following Saturday, we meet again to decorate the tree and adjoining shrubs.

(Please see Photo Album for more pictures or click HERE.)


Octoberfest Activities

       Thank you to our Hope members for your participation at our Oktoberfest activities on Sunday, October 18th! The free-will offering from the Oktoberfest luncheon totaled $450.00 which will be given to The Heights Emergency Food Bank along with canned food items totaling another $78.24.
            We are most appreciative to Thrivent Financial for supporting our Oktoberfest Luncheon with an Action Team Grant of $250. A special thank you to the Men’s Saturday Breakfast/Bible Study Group for organizing the luncheon – to Pastor King for making the sauerkraut and Pastor Hanson for grilling the brats and hot dogs. The Auction following the lunch earned over $2,000 for Hope’s general fund! Thanks again to Walt Tomford who again served as our excellent auctioneer.

Pastor King Blesses Animals


     In honor of Saint Francis of Assisi, Pastor King blesses a host of animals (or their photos) on Saturday October 10th.   Please visit our  photo album to see a slide show of this wonderful event or simply click HERE.

Ohio Lutheran Disaster Response

After her presentation, Mary Bates, our representative to Ohio Lutheran Disaster Response (OLDR), looks on as Pastor King and the Hope community dedicate the backpacks with school supplies we sent with her during morning Worship on September 20th. Thrivent has offered a community partnership grant in sponsoring this outreach.

 God’s Work, Our Hands

On September 13th, following Worship and Rally Day, several members of the Hope community assembled Lutheran World Relief. “School Kits”.  Those kits will be sent overseas.


Another Successful Summer Camp!


Hope hosted it’s 15th Youth Summer Day Camp.  In conjunction with LOMO (Lutheran Outdoor Ministries Of Ohio), about 25 children from 1st through 6th grade participated in a day-long Christian Day Camp.  Three councilors from LOMO, and many dedicated Hope volunteers, led the students in their daily activities.  For a more in-depth view, please see the daily slide shows found on this site under “Youth”, “Summer Camp”.


Hillcrest Band and Ice Cream Social


As part of our Christian Day Camp  activities, Hope had an outdoor concert featuring the Hillcrest Band.  Free ice cream was provided thanks to Thrivent.  Please click HERE or go to our photo album for more pictures in a slide show format.  Thank you again Hillcrest band and Thrivent for your sponsorship!

Mother’s Day Hats And Flowers


To celebrate Mother’s Day, many women of the congregation decorated hats.  Some of Hope’s children also celebrated by handing out carnations. 


To see more photos, go to Hope’s Photo Album or click HERE.

Thrivent  Financial Sponsors Pancake Breakfast


Thrivent financial provided seed money to sponsor a pancake breakfast.  Procedes from the breakfast will in part go toward Hope’s summer Lutheran Outdoor Ministries of Ohio (LOMO) day camp.  This one week Christian Day Camp is provided free to neighborhood youth.  Over $600 was raised with the help of many members of Hope comprising a “Thrivent Action Team”.  Neighboring churches were invited to attend.  This year, the event was held in conjunction with a Lolly The Trolley” tour of the adjoining  Noble neighborhood.  Free parking was provided by Hope as well as the invitation to all attendees to join us for the breakfast.


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