Sundays in October
During the month of October, the community of Church of Hope is entering into conversation discerning whether the time is right for us to officially organize as a congregation. We are already in relationship with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), our financial sponsor and spiritual home for these first 6 years of our existence.
Since many of us do not come from a place of identifying as Lutheran, this is a good time to explore: Why the ELCA in particular? Great question: here’s a document exploring this question in depth, welcoming your participation! I invite you to reflect on these points, explore the various links, and participate in the ongoing conversation! Your comments are welcome: directly on the google doc (hit the “comment” button in the upper left of your screen), email us and/or join us Sundays in October to discern together how we will be church.
Oct 8: Lutherans Working for Peace and Justice
Oct 15: Decolonizing Lutheranism
Oct 22: Lutheran Theology of Grace: Baptism
Oct 29: Lutheran Theology of God among Us: Communion
Check out this pamphlet for discussion, (Why Lutheran?) with examples of what Lutherans are up to and places of resonance between the ELCA (our Lutheran denomination) and Church of Hope. Download here or pick up a copy at church!