Welcome

Welcome to Hope Lutheran Church in Batesville, AR. We are a member of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS).

We welcome all people to hear the Word of God and we especially are a family friendly church, where children and adults of all ages come together to hear the Word of God in one space. The Sunday service is called a Divine Service where God (Divine) comes to serve us and care for us delivering his gifts of forgiveness through the Word and Sacrament. You can expect this church to be full of normal people, and you can expect the service to be historical and yet contemporary. Because the Divine Service is God’s gift to us, you can also expect this church will not be worldly entertainment but one of pious solemnity as we are strengthened in the faith received from our Heavenly Father. We are a Church, which in Scripture is called an ecclesia, who are gathered together by God and compromise people of all ages. We come together to live with one another, encouraging one another and are united in faith and doctrine (teaching). We are a congregation of sinners, which, simply put, means that no one is perfect, but rather we live a life of repentance, thankful that God chose to save sinners! Come and join us.

A QUICK BACKGROUND

The LCMS was formed by Saxon German immigrants of 1838-1839 who left Germany seeking freedom of religious expression and settled in St Louis and Perry County, Missouri. The Synod was formed in 1847 as the German Evangelical Lutheran Synod of Missouri, Ohio, and Other States. The LCMS headquarters, called the International Center, remains in the St Louis area, in Kirkwood, Missouri.

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The Luther seal, or Luther rose is a widely recognized symbol for Lutheranism. Designed for Martin Luther  in 1530. Luther believed it a representation of the faith and theology of his faith, and used it as a seal for his correspondences.