Saturday, May 28, 2016

Just Say the Word...


WE PRESENT you with an online opportunity to view and participate in key portions of our worship experience. We offer this to you for the sake of those who are home bound, or temporarily cannot attend a worship celebration at their home church. In no way should this be taken as a replacement for regular Christian worship in a traditional faith community... for there you rightly worship God, are supported and offer the love of God to others.

To view our video for the celebration of the Second Sunday after Pentecost, click on the screen arrow below. Once the video begins, you can click on bottom right of the video screen to obtain the YouTube call out. Click on that call out if you wish to enable larger, or full screen ability.




Our Bible Study on the text used in this presentation may be found at:


Please be led by the Holy Spirit to financially assist in our ministry. You can donate by credit card by clicking on the call out below...
For those who do not wish to use a credit card on Paypal, you may give using mail by sending your donation to...
Hope Lutheran Church

PO Box 84

East Smethport, PA 16730


May the Love of God given through the life and sacrifice of Christ Jesus be with you always.



Tuesday, May 10, 2016

In Christian Thanksgiving...

WITH DEEP sorrow we announce the death of a beloved founder of our faith community at Hope Lutheran Church. Early Monday morning at Sena-Kean Manor in Smethport, our Lord received into his keeping our brother Bob Cochran.
 Bob, as many persons locally know, not only was an integral part of our church, but was also known and respected for his highly meritorious service during World War II, in that he was an Army Air Corps veteran who had been shot down and subsequently imprisoned.
 As Bob's life was celebrated both as a Christian and a valued member of our community, a time of visitation is slated for family and friends on Thursday, May 12th, at 4-7PM within the Hartle-Tarbox Funeral Home in Smethport, PA. On Friday, persons of faith in our community will gather to celebrate God's accomplishments made through his beloved servant, at 11a.m. in the sanctuary of Hilltop Baptist Church in nearby Gifford, PA. At that time Bob will also be honored by many for his military sacrifices accomplished.


Saturday, November 14, 2015

By Water and the Spirit...



WE SERVANTS at Hope Lutheran Church were recently privileged to witness the Sacrament of Holy Baptism provided for two children in our community. During our worship of God and divine mercy on Sunday, October 25th, at 9AM in the morning, Owen Alexander Buczkowski and Autumn Marie Benjamin were baptized by the power of the Holy Spirit.


 In keeping with our Lutheran heritage and faith expression, and with our congregation as witnesses, each child was baptized with water in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
 

Each was anointed with sacred oil in the sign of the cross, which is a sign made before God that signifies their identity... that each may be empowered to go forward forever in life as a citizen in the kingdom of God.


 The family of Autumn Marie is charged with her care, and her Godparents are respectfully given oversight of her spiritual growth.


In the same way, those that care for Owen Alexander are so charged with seeing that he receives growth and education in the church of Jesus Christ, until that day in which he can take his place as an adult serving in the kingdom of God.

 By the grace of God then, we at Hope Lutheran are given the responsibility expressed first through godparents, to be a supportive community during their works upon earth. May the Creator, Redeemer and Sanctifier of all who are brought to the true faith, help us in this wonderful task.