• The Word of the Lord Endures Forever

    The devil despises the Word of God being taught rightly and the Sacraments being properly administered. He cannot stand to see faith strengthened and forgiveness delivered to people who are in need. This past week, that wicked, conniving, evil foe tried very hard to keep the Word away, but the Word of the Lord will endure forever. On June 26th a hard moving front came through Arkansas and blew unexpected winds that caught our roofers by surprise who had just laid down tar paper. Due to the direction of the winds before the storm, it wrecked the tar paper allowing approximately 2 inches of water to seep into the north…

  • Providing a Safe Environment

    We live in a world that is full of sin, and thus, evil does happen. It even happens in churches. In the last 25 years there have been 24 shootings at a church service and five more at other religious sites throughout the United States. This motivated the members at Hope to create a safety team in 2017. Over the last year, we have had a few members interested in being part of this team which requires them to have an “Enhanced Concealed Carry License”. One of our new members, Brian Luetschwager, is a course instructor for this license and on June 1st he took seven more of our members…

  • Mother’s Day Crafting

    One member, Betty Hardin, organized a wonderful after church activity for our children to make gifts for the children to give to their moms. She sought out the help of one of our crafty high students, Maria Graves and they put together a wonderful service project. Thank you to these two ladies for giving our children this opportunity.

  • NE Arkansas Recital and Hymn Sing!

    Martin Luther once said, “next to the Word of God, music deserves the highest praise.” (Luther’s Works, vol. 53, pg 523) Coming soon, on May 19th at 4pm, organists and pianists from The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod will be joining us to play Classical music as well as lead the congregation in well known Lutheran hymnody. Join us as we rejoice in the gift of music and pray that our Lord, Jesus Christ, will continue to send the comforter, the Holy Spirit, to raise up men and women to serve in this important vocation of the Church. Afterwards, join us for fellowship around a most blessed meal! We hope you will…

  • The 12 days of Christmas Are Almost Here!

    Join us as the Christmas season begins on Christmas Eve at 6:00pm and Christmas Day at 10:45am. The world has been hyping up Christmas the last couple months, enticing you with shopping deals and talking about the need for peace and everyone getting along. But it is precisely because everyone cannot get along that the priceless gift of Jesus Christ was born in stable. You do not earn this forgiveness nor do you accept it, it is a gift of God, so that no one may boast. This is why Christmas is celebrated, the gift of Christ has been given to the world. It is not about gathering with your…

  • A Time to Come

    We invite you to join us on December 6, 13, and 20 at 6:00pm for supper followed by service at 6:30pm to remember the season of Advent. What is Advent? If you’ve never heard of it, you are truly missing out but have no fear, now is the time to come! Advent is a lost church season in most places. It is a time of preparation, repentance and joyful expectation as we look forward to Christ’s return. The season of Advent comes from the Latin word Adventus which means coming. Jesus is coming again. That is what the season focuses on: Jesus’ second coming. As one colleague commented, Advent reminds…

  • Lutheran Women’s Missionary League-Caring for Others by Partnering with Chaplains.

    On April 22, women from our LCMS congregations in Northeast Arkansas gathered together to be encouraged by one another for a LWML zone rally, held here at Hope.  A quick history of the LWML (Lutheran Women’s Missionary League) reminds us that it was founded on July 7, 1942.  This was seven months after the bombing of Pearl Harbor and as millions of men were volunteering and being drafted to fight women around the United States desired to join together to help in the mission to proclaim Christ and support mission work.  This wonderful auxiliary organization of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod still continues to work hard to support and spread the…

  • Little Rock Tornado Clean Up

    Our Lutheran Early Response Team (LERT) that was just certified in January had a group go down to Little Rock for our first deployment last week. We helped with the cleanup of dozens of tornadoes that wreaked havoc on the city and surrounding Suburbs on March 31. Our team gathered with people from Florida, Texas, Oklahoma, Illinois, Tennessee and other states to assist in recovery. It is difficult to show in pictures how devastating the destruction and loss. Our team helped multiple homes clean up so many large trees that had fallen caused damage to homes. We also had the opportunity to visit with some of the homeowners and simply…

  • Holy Week Services

    This week is the highlight of the Christian faith. It is no surprise then that there are many opportunities to gather together to hear the Word of God and the good news of Christ’s work of Salvation for us. We invite you to join us for all our services this Holy WeekApril 3-9 Monday, 8:30am Matins (John 12)Tuesday, 8:30am Matins (Passion of Christ according to Mark)Wednesday, 8:30am Matins (Passion of Christ according to Luke)Thursday, 7:00pm Holy Thursday (with Holy Communion)Friday, 7:00pm Good Friday Tenebrae (Service of darkness)Saturday, 7:00pm Easter Vigil (with Holy Communion)Sunday, 10:45am The Resurrection of Our Lord (with Holy Communion) Also on Sunday you are invited to come…

  • Our new website

    Welcome to our new website. We hope you like it. Please browse the site and let us know what you think. We will be adding new pages and content as we go along. You can also follow us on Facebook to stay up-to-date with our congregation.