Hope Lutheran Church of Friendswood TX
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Hope Lutheran Church began as a mission of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod under the Texas District Mission Board in the Fall of 1962. In January of 1963, Six acres were purchased near the intersection of FM 518 and 528. Hope dedicated its first sanctuary in September, 1964. Fellowship space, classroom space, and activities space were all added during the remainder of the decade. At the end of 1976, Hope had grown to 675 baptized members. And Hope continued to grow. A new administrative wing was built in 1976. By her 25th Anniversary, Hope had grown to 750 members. A new sanctuary was dedicated in 1994. The Center for Faith Development - a large building with much needed classroom and fellowship space was completed in 2003. The Family Life Center - a new gymnasium with commerical-grade kitchen, 4 new classrooms, and new administrative offices were completed and dedicated in 2012. Hope celebrated her 50th anniversary as a congregation on November 3rd, 2012.  Pastor Ralph Hobratschk, senior pastor for 39 years, retired on May 1, 2022.   


Hope Lutheran has been served by seven Pastors since her inception: The Reverends Larry Rynearson, Robert Hobus, Dr. Peter Steinke, Ralph W. Hobratschk, Scott W. Kirchoff, Mark F. Lasch, and Jonathan E. Petering. Two Directors of Christian Education have served Hope as well: Steve Sonnenberg and Alan Gunderman. In addition we have been blessed with a number of excellent vicars, youth ministers, and professional church workers. Hope has given birth to one daughter, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Nassau Bay. God has richly blessed Hope and we pray that God continues to bless our efforts to build a reaching community with Christ and eagerly await his coming again in glory.


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Sunday Schedule

9:00 am - Worship/Communion
10:30-11:30 am - Education Hour




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CONTACT INFO   Address: 1804. S. Friendswood Drive Friendswood, TX 77546   |  Phone: 281-482-7943  |   Contact Us Here      
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