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."Nov. 19
Sunday November 19- 24th Sunday after Pentecost - Services 8:00 am & 10:00 am Readings: Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18; Psalm 90:1-8; 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11; Matthew 25:14-30
Prayer of the Day: Righteous God, our merciful master, you own the earth and all its peoples, and you give us all that we have. Inspire us to serve you with justice and wisdom, and prepare us for the joy of the day of your coming, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.Nov. 26
Sunday November 26- Thanksgiving Sunday - Services 8:00 am & 10:00 am Readings: Deuteronomy 8:7-18; Psalm 65; 2 Corinthians 9:6-15; Luke 17:11-19
Prayer of the Day: O Lord God, you are the holy lawgiver, you are the salvation of your people. Almighty God our Father, your generous goodness comes to us new every day. By the work of your Spirit lead us to acknowledge your goodness, give thanks for your benefits, and serve you in willing obedience, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord. Amen.Dec. 3
Sunday December 3- First Sunday of Advent - Services 8:00 am & 10:00 am Readings: Isaiah 64:1-9; Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19; 1 Corinthians 1:3-9; Mark 13:24-37
Prayer of the Day: Stir up your power, Lord Christ, and come. By your merciful protection waken us to the threatening dangers of our sins, and keep us blameless until the coming of your new day, for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.Dec. 6,13,20
Wednesdays- Midweek Advent Services 6:30 pm preceded by Soup Suppers at 6:00 PM. The services will be based on the theme, "Prophets Voices."Dec. 10
Sunday December 10- Second Sunday of Advent - Services 8:00 am & 10:00 am Readings: Isaiah 40:1-1; 1 Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13; 2 Peter 3:8-15a; Mark 1:1-8
Prayer of the Day: Stir up our hearts, Lord God, to prepare the way of your only Son. By his coming strengthen us to serve you with purified lives; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.Dec. 17
Sunday December 17- Third Sunday of Advent/ Hope Christmas Cantata - Service 10:00 am Readings: : Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11; Psalm 126; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24; John 1:6-8, 19-28
Prayer of the Day: Stir up the wills of your faithful people, Lord God, and open our ears to the words of your prophets, that, anointed by your Spirit, we may testify to your light; through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.Dec. 24
Sunday December 24- Fourth Sunday of Advent - Service 10:00 am only, Readings: Samuel 7:1-11; Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26; Romans 16:25-27; Luke 1:26-38
Prayer of the Day: Stir up your power, Lord Christ, and come. With your abundant grace and might, free us from the sin that would obstruct your mercy, that willingly we may bear your redeeming love to all the world, for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.Dec. 24
Sunday December 24- Christmas Eve Services - Services 4:30 & 8:00 PM (candlelight)
Communion will be held at both servicesDec. 31
Sunday December 31- Festival of Lessons and Carols - Service 10:00 am Only
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
Children Sunday School Class 9:15 AM Sundays Classroom 5The Children Sunday School class meets from 9 am to 9:40 am each Sunday. The class is open to children of all ages and includes stories told by Jesus, Puppet Show Preparation and crafts. The class is facilitated by Pastor Bradfor.
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
Friday December 1 - FATHER CHRISTMAS BALL - This major fund raiser for Serving Our Savior Food Bank will be held 5:30 to 10:30 P.M. at the Chet Cole Enrichment Center in Crystal River. Tickets are $50.00 each and checks should be made out to SOTH. The evening includes music,eating, dancing, Silent Auction, Quilt Raffle, and 50/50. Please contact Casey at 352-489-7697 for tickets and further information.
Saturday December 2 - Hanging of the Greens - Hanging of the Greens, the decorating the church for Christmas, will take place at 9:30 AM in the Sanctuary.
Wednesdays December 6,13,20 - Mid-week Advent Services - Services based on the theme, "Prophets Voices," will be held at 6:30 PM preceded by the popular Soup Supper at 6:00 PM.
Sunday December 17 - Hope Christmas Cantata - 10:00 AM Service.
Sunday December 24 - Hope Christmas Eve Services - 4:30 and 8:00 PM. Both services will be candle light and serve communion.
Saturday January 13Church "Undecorated"The church will be undecorated at 11:00 AM.