E.L.C.A. Celebrates 50 Years of Ordained Women

“The Church of Christ in every age, beset by change but Spirit-led, must claim and test its heritage, and keep on rising from the dead”(Fred Pratt Green, 1969). Dear church, Words matter. Words matter in our Scripture, in our hymns, in our governing documents, and beyond. Fifty years ago, on June 29, 1970, the LutheranContinue reading “E.L.C.A. Celebrates 50 Years of Ordained Women”

ELCA reaffirms commitment to combat racism and white supremacy

5/29/2020 2:45:00 PM What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8). The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) reaffirms its commitment to combating racism and white supremacy following the recent murders of Black Americans. Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, Dreasjon (Sean)Continue reading “ELCA reaffirms commitment to combat racism and white supremacy”


The Rev. Dr. R. Guy Erwin, who was elected in 2013 as the fourth bishop of the Southwest California Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and elected to a second term in 2019, will be leaving the bishopric as of July 31, 2020 and, beginning August 1, will serve United Lutheran Seminary inContinue reading “REV. DR. R. GUY ERWIN TO SERVE AS UNITED LUTHERAN SEMINARY’S NEXT PRESIDENT”

Commemoration of the Emanuel 9

As part of the 2019 ELCA Churchwide Assembly, voting members adopted a resolution designating June 17 as a commemoration of the martyrdom of the Emanuel 9—the nine people shot and killed on June 17, 2015 during a Bible study at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C.Our relationship to the shooter as well as two ofContinue reading “Commemoration of the Emanuel 9”

A Time of Change- by Bishop Andy, Pacifica Synod

From the Bishop A Time of ChangeApril 27, 2020  Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed them. When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. GoContinue reading “A Time of Change- by Bishop Andy, Pacifica Synod”

Reflections- April 16, 2020

Life is a Line (for now) It is 7:15 on Friday morning. My husband and I are standing in the early entry senior citizen line at our local grocery store. The opening time is 7:45 and the line is already down the sidewalk and around the corner. Entry time was a bit touchy from frustrated andContinue reading “Reflections- April 16, 2020”

Reflections – April 9, 2020

Uncertain Times There is a thief among us.  Coronavirus Disease 19 (COVID 19) is everywhere. This infectious thief knows no boundaries and threatens our very way of life. Avoiding person to person contact and social distancing, within six feet, has become the new normal.   Typical of a thief, he is sneaky and all to oftenContinue reading “Reflections – April 9, 2020”

Hope Council Message Regarding COVID-19

A Message from Council Regarding Church Policy on the COVID-19 Outbreak Hope Lutheran Church Council Actions Response to COVID 19Mar 20, 2020 This time last week we were canceling services for 2 weeks.  In the last 3 days it has become apparent that we will not be holding services for at least 60 days.  Council has heldContinue reading “Hope Council Message Regarding COVID-19”

Sunday Worship ONLINE- 9 am

Usually you could join us in worship at 2882 Arlington Avenue and we would be thrilled to welcome you in. For now, we must seek community and support as we worship together online through our live worship on youtube. (click on the highlighted words and it will take you right there!). We will begin withContinue reading “Sunday Worship ONLINE- 9 am”

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