History of Hope Lutheran Church

And in the beginning:

Copy of the hand out, used to assist in building the new congregation of Hope Lutheran Church.

 

 

 

 

Introducing

 

The New

Lutheran Mission

in Nanaimo North

COMMUNITY SURVEY

Beginning early in June, 1967, every home in Nanaimo north will be visited for the purpose of introducing the mission and obtaining church preference information.

This religious survey information will be made available to the other churches in the community.

SERVICES

Worship services are scheduled to begin July 9, 1967, with place and time to be announced.

CHURCH SITE

A church site has been secured on Departure Bay Road, in the new Cilaire sub-division. When a congregation is organized, a building program will be started.

 
A TEAM OF WORKERS

The survey and initial services will be conducted by Pastor Robert Robb of Alberni and Mr. Helmut Nachtigall, senior at Lutheran Theological Seminary in Saskatoon. As the work progresses a pastor will be called, probably in the spring of 1968.

SYNODICAL RELATIONSHIP

This is a mission of the Western Canada Synod of the Lutheran Church in America and the Canada Board of American Missions.

POINT OF CONTACT

If you desire further information, or if we can be of any service to you, kindly contact:

Pastor Robert Robb
Phone 723-7942
Alberni, B.C.

GOD'S CALL TO THE CHURCH IN EACH PLACE

This is God's world: the object of God's love, the arena of man's achievment, and the scene of man's struggles.

This is God's time: exciting and full of hope, confusing and plagued with anxiety.

This Church is God's people: the new humanity in Christ, called into being, sustained and empowered by the Holy Spirit

God's people are sent into the world to speak his Word and to be his agents of reconciliation.

Clipping from the

Nanaimo Free Press Newspaper

Dated:
August 15, 1968

Was In Town
To Meet Pastor

    The Rev. Dr. John Zimmerman, President of the Western Canada Synod of the Lutheran Church in America, visited Nanaimo Wednesday. Hope Lutheran Church, a new Mission Church in Nanaimo North, under the sponsorship of the Board of American Missions of the Lutheran Church in America upon organization later this year will become a member congregation of the Western Canada Synod under Dr. Zirnmerman's jurisdiction.
    Dr. Zimmerman was In town to meet with tbe pastor of Hope Lutheran Church, Rev. Lorin Koss, for the purpose of discussing the organization of Hope Lutheran Church into a congregation later this year.
    Dr. Zimmerman's position in the Lutheran Church is similar to that of a Bishop in the Anglican and Roman Catholic Churches. This is Dr. Zimmerman's first visit to Nanaimo.

Ground Turning for New Church:

Ground Turning

Plans for Hope Lutheran Church:

Church Plans