LENT & EASTER AT HOPE


Return to the Lord your God,

    for he is gracious and merciful,
slow to anger, abounding in steadfast love

– Joel 2:13

Lent is a season set aside in the church year to intentionally pause, slow down, and in many instances, return to our faith. How often do we get so busy and going in so many directions that we live life on autopilot, or lose sight of what is important? There are many things that can distract us and pull us away from God and from faith. This Lent, we invite you to join us as we “Return” to God, to faith, to community, to ourselves. No matter how busy, distracted, or far off we get, God is always inviting us to return and to find peace and rest. Join us for worship this season, and maybe even consider “returning” to some additional faith practices, such as study, prayer, or service. 

Purchase an Easter flower for only $15 "in honor of" or "in memory of" someone you hold dear. Choose from Easter lilies, daffodils, and tulips while supplies last - click here to purchase. Flowers can be taken home after the 10:30am Easter Worship Service on Sunday, March 31st or if attending the 8:30am Easter Worship Service can be picked up during office hours the week after. Sales are online only. If you need help making a purchase, please email or call the office at 248-553-7170.

WORSHIP SCHEDULE

  • ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICE

    February 14, 2024

    7:00pm in the Sanctuary

    Service with imposition of ashes and Holy Communion


    Also live-streaming at 7:00pm

  • PALM SUNDAY SERVICES

    March 24, 2024

    8:30am Traditional Worship in the Sanctuary

    10:30am Modern Worship in the Sanctuary


    Also live-streaming at 8:30am and 10:30am

  • MAUNDY THURSDAY SERVICE

    March 28, 2024

    7:00pm in the Sanctuary

    Service with Holy Communion


    Also live-streaming at 7:00pm

  • GOOD FRIDAY SERVICES

    March 29, 2024

    • 12:00pm Combined Service with other SEMI Synod Conference 8 Churches at Celebration Lutheran Church located at 39375 Joy Road, Westland 48185.
    • 7:00pm Worship at Hope in the Sanctuary

    Also live-streaming at 7:00pm

  • EASTER SERVICES

    March 31, 2024

    8:30am Traditional Service in the Sanctuary

    10:30am Modern Service in the Sanctuary


    Also live-streaming at 8:30am and 10:30am

spiritual practices

  • LENT CROSS+GENERATIONAL ACTIVITY

    February 11 | 9:45am | Classroom 7/8

    All ages and generations are invited to gather Sunday, February 11th between worship services for a Cross+Generational Lenten Activity! Join us at 9:45am in Classroom 7/8 to learn more about the season of Lent. There is no cost to attend this activity. We hope to see you as we come together as a faith community to celebrate and experience God in this special season!


    Questions? Please email Alicia Herrle.

  • WHAT IS LENT?

    March 3 | 9:40am | Classroom 7/8

    Did you Ever Wonder......  What is Lent?    Why do we observe Lent?  To Fast or Not to Fast?


    On Sunday, March 3 during fellowship hour between worship services, Joan Geisler will be facilitating a conversation on Lent and what it means for us.  Come grab a cup of coffee and join us in Classroom 7/8 to discover the answers to these questions and gain a deeper appreciation for Lent. 

  • EASTER EGG HUNT

    MARCH 23 @ 10:30AM


  • A COMMUNITY OF KINDNESS FOR LENT

    FEBRUARY 12 THROUGH MARCH 31

    As Christians, we are called to love our neighbors as ourselves. Please join Community Service Team for 7 weeks of kindness challenges as we reach out in love to create and celebrate our communities this Lent. Each week we will highlight a new kindness challenge; take on the task of meeting each weekly challenge or just the ones that speak to you. Click here to learn more.

  • GOD PAUSE LENTEN DEVOTIONAL

    Lord Jesus, You Shall Be My Song

    We invite you to consider utilizing the God Pause Daily Devotional during this season of Lent as part of your “return” to God.  You can subscribe to receive each devotion to your email inbox daily, or print a hard copy of the devotion during the season of Lent: Lord Jesus, You Shall Be My Song.

  • WEDNESDAY NIGHT BOOK GROUP

    FEBRUARY 21 THROUGH APRIL 17

    Wednesday Night Book Group, starting February 21, will be reading The Divine Dance, The Trinity And Your Transformation by Richard Rohr and Mike Morrell. Click here to find out more and register.

    • DISMANTLE: An Anti-Racist Teach-In

      Wednesdays in Lent at Zion Lutheran Church in Ferndale

      The Southeast Michigan Synod BRRICK Team invites you to participate in Dismantle: An Anti-Racist Teach-in. This group will meet in-person each Wednesday during Lent from 6-8pm at Zion Lutheran Church in Ferndale (143 Albany St.). Together we will break bread with a simple supper, break open our Lutheran theology through an anti-racist lens, and break into shouts of praise with worship. A full schedule of our topics and discussion leaders is listed below. Please sign up by February 20th to participate with us by registering here.