As a local congregation, Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church was founded in 1998, dedicated to the simple and clear task of proclaiming hope in Christ. We strive to serve as many of our neighbors as possible by bringing them the only hope that matters – hope in Christ crucified and risen.
We extend and celebrate that hope on Sunday through our regular Sunday School for all ages (pre-readers to readers; Young People/Teen Class; Adult Bible Study led by our pastor) at 9:30 am, and our Worship Service at 10:30 am.
Another way we strive to serve our community with the good news of Christ takes place Monday through Friday at our Early Learning Center. Children from 6 weeks – School Age come for age appropriate learning and development and, most importantly, to hear the good news of their Savior from sin.
We are convinced that hope is what is needed – but not just any hope. Hope in Christ is eternal, but has its feet right here on the ground in Manhattan. It’s our mission as a gathering of God’s people to share our hope in Christ with as many people as we can!
Hope Lutheran is a member of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS), the third largest Lutheran church body in America. With national offices in Waukesha, Wisconsin, WELS began in 1850 when three German pastors met in Milwaukee. Today, it has grown to over 1,200 congregations in North America and missions throughout the world. WELS has nearly 400,000 baptized members served by over 1,000 pastors. As members of the WELS, Hope Lutheran shares with our fellow believers in our synod’s mission statement:
As men, women, and children united in faith and worship by the Word of God, the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod exists to make disciples throughout the world for time and eternity, using the gospel in word and sacrament to win the lost for Christ and to nurture believers for lives of Christian service, all to the glory of God.