SERVICE MINISTRY

Church people disagree about all kinds of things. Things such as: whether babies should be baptized, what kind of worship music is appropriate, is the Bible literal (did Jonah REALLY get swallowed by a big fish?). Yep… we disagree about A LOT. One thing however that is difficult to disagree about is service. 


   The hallmark of being a follower of Jesus isn’t our theology, music, liturgy or buildings, but rather service.


   Jesus said, “I did not come to be served but to serve.”

   So we serve…


   …we serve within our church, in our local community and around the world.


   Scroll down to learn how YOU can follow Jesus by serving.

  More info? Contact Jennifer Erven, Service Minister, 248-553-7170, Send an Email

SERVIng at HOPE

Helping Hands - This ministry team visits shut-ins, brings communion to the homebound and provides help to those who need it.


Coffee Bar - This group serves coffee, tea and treats before, during and after services every Sunday!


Stephen Ministry - This ministry team provides one-on-one caregiving by listening to, praying for and encouraging people experiencing life challenges.  


Lap Quilts/Prayer Shawls - One group makes lap quilts for those in nursing homes and the other knits and crochets prayer shawls, blankets and scarves to give away.


Meal Ministry - Home cooked meals are prepared and delivered when needed.


Property Team - This team takes care of overall maintenance of Hope's property, including painting, minor repairs, grounds clean-up, etc.


Hope Gardeners - The "Growing Hope" gardeners plant and maintain the vegetable gardens as well as plant, water and weed the flower beds around the church.


Worship - There are many places to 'plug in' during worship... sound/technology, ushers, musicians and communion assistants... just to name a few!   

SERVING IN OUR COMMUNITY

Service Team - This team organizes numerous service projects throughout the year and supports a wide variety of charitable organizations through 'Service Days Out', 'Service Nights In' and a Service Center. 


'Service Nights In' - The service team hosts service projects at Hope such as making hygiene kits for Church World Service, making pillowcases for South Oakland Shelter and a water walk event for World Vision. 


'Service Days Out' - The team holds offsite service projects to support our surrounding communities. Events include sorting food at Gleaners Food Bank, delivering gifts for Goodfellows of Farmington, and serving breakfast at Salvation Army.  


Service Center - Hope has several bins that are located in our 'Service Center' year round. Items collected include school supplies for Elliott Elementary School and food items for Neighborhood House food pantry. 


Goodfellows Gift Delivery - Click here for more information!

SERVING IN THE WORLD

Alternative Christmas Fair - This event is held every November at Hope. Local and global Fair Trade organizations, non-profit charities, and social service agencies offer gifts for sale and opportunities for charitable giving. 


Refugee Support - Please contact Lutheran Social Services for information on how to support the current refugee crisis. See the 'Children and Families' section of the Lutheran Social Services of Michigan website for information at lssm.org.


Partners - Through our synod we serve the churches in Jordan, the Holy Land, and Tanzania