Every Saturday- Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church of Citrus Springs has a Saturday 4:30 PM Evening service for all who have to work on Sunday and can't attend. A variety of services will be offered including Evening Prayer, Holy Communion and Healing Services. All of the community is invited to attend and participate in these services. Hope is an open communion church believing that, "Christ is the host, and all are welcome at the table."
Sunday January 6- Epiphany of Our Lord - Services 8:00 am and 10:00 am Readings: Isaiah 60:1-6; Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14; Ephesians 3:1-12; Matthew 2:1-12
Prayer of the Day - O God, on this day you revealed your Son to the nations by the leading of a star. Lead us now by faith to know your presence in our lives, and bring us at last to the full vision of your glory, through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Sunday January 13- Baptism of Our Lord - Services 8:00 am and 10:00 am Readings: Isaiah 43:1-9; Psalm 29; Acts 8:14-17; Luke 3:15-17, 21-22
Prayer of the Day - Almighty God, you anointed Jesus at his baptism with the Holy Spirit and revealed him as your beloved Son. Keep all who are born of water and the Spirit faithful in your service, that we may rejoice to be called children of God, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Sunday January 20- Second Sunday After Epiphany - Services 8:00 am and 10:00 am Readings: Isaiah 62:1-5; Psalm 36:5-10; 1 Corinthians 12:1-11; John 2:1-11
Prayer of the Day Lord God, source of every blessing, you showed forth your glory and led many to faith by the works of your Son, who brought gladness and salvation to his people. Transform us by the Spirit of his love, that we may find our life together in him, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
Sunday January 27Third Sunday after Epiphany - Services 8:00 am and 10:00 am Readings: Nehemiah 8:1-3, 5-6, 8-10; Psalm 19; 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a; Luke 4:14-21
Blessed Lord God, you have caused the holy scriptures to be written for the nourishment of your people. Grant that we may hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that, comforted by your promises, we may embrace and forever hold fast to the hope of eternal life, through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Sunday February 3- Fourth Sunday after Epiphany
- Services 8:00 am and 10:00 am Readings: Jeremiah 1:4-10; Psalm 71:1-6; 1 Corinthians 13:1-13; Luke 4:21-30
Prayer of the Day - Almighty and ever-living God, increase in us the gifts of faith, hope, and love; and that we may obtain what you promise, make us love what you command, through your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
Sunday February 10- Fifth Sunday after Epiphany - Services 8:00 am and 10:00 am Readings: Isaiah 6:1-8[9-13] Psalm 138 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 Luke 5:1-11
Prayer of the Day - Most holy God, the earth is filled with your glory, and before you angels and saints stand in awe. Enlarge our vision to see your power at work in the world, and by your grace make us heralds of your Son, Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.
Sunday February 17- Sixth Sunday after Epiphany - Services 8:00 am and 10:00 am Readings: Jeremiah 17:5-10; Psalm 1; 1 Corinthians 15:12-20; Luke 6:17-26
Prayer of the Day - Living God, in Christ you make all things new. Transform the poverty of our nature by the riches of your grace, and in the renewal of our lives make known your glory, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.Amen.
Sunday February 24- Seventh Sunday after Epiphany - Services 8:00 am and 10:00 am Readings Genesis 43:3-11, 15; Psalm 37:1-11, 39-40; 1 Corinthians 15:35-38, 42-50; Luke 6:27-38
Prayer of the Day - O Lord Jesus, make us instruments of your peace, that where there is hatred, we may sow love, where there is injury, pardon, and where there is despair, hope. Grant, O divine master, that we may seek to console, to understand, and to love in your name, for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Children Sunday School Class 9:00 AM Sundays Classroom 1,3 and 5The Children Sunday School class meets from 9:00 am to 9:45 am each Sunday. The classes are open to children of all ages and includes stories told by Jesus, Puppet Show Preparation, Bible stories for today, and crafts. The classes are facilitated by Hope's Sunday School teachers and assistants.
Adult Sunday School Class 9:00 AM Sundays Classroom 2The Adult Sunday School class meets from 9 am to 9:40 am each Sunday. The class is studying the 13 books of the New Testament attributed to the Apostle Paul. Paul poured out his life for the cause of Christ. His dedication and self-sacrifice for the message of the Lord Jesus Christ, continues to be an inspiration for Christians everywhere and we hope you all will join us as we study Paul's Epistle to the Romans with a look at Paul, the man. Join us to find out who Paul was, where he came from and where he journeyed to carry the good news of Jesus Christ. The class is facilitated by Dr. Steve Northsea
Hope Endowment Committee Scholarship is available to
members of Hope who are graduating from high school and will be attending a
post-secondary educational institution. Please click the link below to find
further information and the application.
COMMITTEE SCHOLARSHIP AWARD APPLICATION
Congregation Annual Meeting
The congregation of Hope will hold the annual meeting of the congregation on Sunday January 27, 2019at 11:15 PM. Members will review committee reports, approve the Ministry Financial Plan for 2019, and elect members to the Church Council. Fellowship will follow the meeting.
The congregation of Hope will hold the Post Call Congregation Retreat on for Friday February 15, 2019 at 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM and Saturday February 26, 2019 from 8:20 AM until 3:30 PM. in Luther Hall.
The following Activities will be held in Luther Hall by Scouts and are open to congregatiion and community:
a. Pinewood Derby Saturday, January 26, 2019 10 AM to 3 PM in Luther Hall.
b. Spaghetti Dinner for congregation and community Saturday, February 2, 2019 5PM to 7PM in Luther Hall
c. Blue and Gold Dinner Saturday, February 23. 2019 at 4 PM in Luther Hall.
Service Times & Directions
Spoken Holy Communion: 8:00 am
Sung Holy Communion: 10:00 am
Citrus Springs, FL 34433