Gods Work. Our Hands.


God’s work.  Our hands.

Celebrating 25 years of being the ELCA 





“God’s work.  Our hands.” Sunday was instituted  in 2013 as an opportunity to celebrate our 25th anniversary as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) – one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor. 


We are a church that rolls up our sleeves and gets to work.  We work every day to love our neighbors and make our community a better place.  Now, we do it together as 4 million members, in nearly 10,000 congregations across America.  This is the idea:  ELCA members are called to put their faith into action by engaging in service activity in their neighborhoods and communities.


At Hope Lutheran Church, we are always looking for ways to do God's work in service to our community, both locally and globally.  On this page, you will see recent ways in which we have practiced "God's Work.  Our Hands."




Northwest Suburban Interfaith Council 

4th Annual Interfaith Service Trip

"Rebuilding by the River"

July 30-August 3, 2017

 Eleven members of Hope, along with others from the Interfaith Council congregations, were in St. Louis helping rebuild homes destroyed by flooding.  Here's what they were doing:









On Sunday, June 25, Hope Lutheran Church was the rest-stop and turnaround point for the Northwest Suburban Interfaith Council's annual iWalk for Hunger.  About 150 people participated, raising $6000 to support local food pantries.  Look at all the fun and fellowship that was shared:









































 On Friday April 28 members of Hope joined with our friends from Good Shepherd Church to stock the shelves at the Wheeling Food Pantry. 

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On Friday, December 10, our members wrapped and packed Christmas gifts for 30 children

and delivered them for distribution through the Operation Christmas organization. 











Our congregation has a tradition of providing Thanksgiving meal baskets to families in need in our area. 

This year, we assembled 36 baskets full of food and provided a hearty Thanksgiving meal to 36 families!









On Monday Oct 24, 35 members of Hope Lutheran church joined in packing food at the Feed My Starving Children facility in Libertyville. A very fun and successful event as we worked to help feed people in need around the world!



























On Sunday, September 11, 2016, members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) gathered together for "God's work. Our hands." Sunday.

On this dedicated day of service throughout the ELCA, members of HOPE Lutheran Church collected back packs and school supplies for two agencies that serve the homeless, Lutheran Social Services of Illinois (LSSI) and Pacific Garden Mission, both located in underprivileged areas of Chicago.  People often think of homeless shelters as housing men, but they sometimes forget that there are women and children in those shelters as well, and those children especially did nothing to deserve being there.  Since most of us can remember how much fun it was to get a new box of crayons when we were kids, we hope that our donations of crayons, back packs and all kinds of school supplies will bring a smile to children who may not have much to smile about.   Whenever there is a need in the community, HOPE members step up and address that need.


October 21, 2017


10/15 - 10/22

 Sunday - 10/15

8:30am Traditional Worship

9:30am Sunday School and Grounds for Hope

11:00am Contemporary Worship

1:00pm Church of Eternal Hope

4:00pm White Stone Church


Monday - 10/16

6:30pm Boy Scouts

6:30pm Bell Choir


Tuesday - 10/17

7:00pm Praise Team


Wednesday - 10/18

6:30pm Prayer Group


Thursday - 10/19

6:30pm Men's Bible Study

7:00pm Confirmation Class


Friday - 10/20

7:30pm AA Group

8:00pm Church of Eternal Hope


Saturday - 10/21

7:30am Men's Group

10:30am Women's Weekend Coffee Break

2:00pm Spooktacular Trunk or Treat

8:00pm White Stone Church


Sunday - 10/22

8:30am Traditional Worship

9:30am Sunday School and Grounds for Hope

11:00am Contemporary Worship

1:00pm Church of Eternal Hope

4:00pm White Stone Church

5:30pm Hopeful Bowlers

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