Upcoming Events

Worship Services  begin at 9:00 a.mEducation Hour for all ages begins at 10:30 a.m.

Hope Home Repair Team: The Mission Committee is starting a new program to assist Hope families with home repairs and yard work. Please contact Brian Claus at 402-616-5232 or if you need work done or to volunteer with this ministry.

New Member Class –  Monday, December 10, from 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Contact the church office for more information.

Christmas Caroling – Wednesday, December 12 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.  Come join those who like to sing for caroling in the neighborhood. Hot chocolate, cookies and fellowship follow.

Hope Giving Tree – Make the holidays bright for others. Grab a tag off the tree and shop for that person. Gifts should be returned by December 16th. See the newsletter for more information.

Joy Offering – December 16 and 23. Celebrate the season by giving a special gift in the PCUSA  Joy Offering on these two Sundays.

Open Door Mission Christmas Store – Saturday, December 22, 9:00 a.m. – Noon. Help those in need by sorting toys, stocking the shelves and helping parents pick out the perfect gift for their children.

Craft Day At Arbor Hearts Designs –  January 12 at 1:00 p.m., 156th and Giles. Contact for more information.

Trivia Night –  Saturday, January 19 at 6:30 p.m.  Admission is $5.00 for the evening.

Christmas Services

Blue Christmas – Sunday, December 16 at 5:00 p.m.
Christmas Eve – Family Service:  Monday, December 24 at 5:00 p.m.
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service:  Monday, December 24 at 7:00 p.m.

Youth Group

Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – Youth Group for Grades 6 – 12  – Your friends are welcome! Contact Pastor Rus Kosits at or 402-895-4044 for more information.

Weekly Events

Adult Study Classes

◊ 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. in the Library – Chuck Bulger class: Understanding the Old Testament.

◊ Adult Advent Study – December 9th & 16th – Study with Scripture readings, prayer and in-depth commentary and questions.

◊ 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. In Library –
Discuss the background and life of the strong women in the Bible.  Join at any time.  More information contact Carol at

Bells and Choir Rehearsal – Every Wednesday. Bells:  6:30 p.m. Choir : 7:30 p.m.

◊ 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. In Library – Meet with Pastor Dave, study and explore the Book of Deuteronomy.  Study Resumes October 25. For more information contact Pastor Dave at
◊ 6:30 –7:30 p.m. –  Meet with Pastor Dave as he facilitates an in-depth discussion on the books of 1 Peter and 2 Peter.  For more information contact Pastor Dave at

6:30 a.m. – Men’s Weekly Breakfast and Study Group
meets at Summer Kitchen Café in La Vista.

Monthly Events

Salvation Army Night Watch –  Sign-up to help with the Winter Night Watch program.  For more information, contact the church office.

Movie Starz – This groups meets once a month to go to a movie and go out after the movie for conversation.  If you are interested in participating, contact Janie Botsch at 402-895-7124 or via e-mail: Or, call the church office for date and time.

Prayer Shawl Ministry – This group meets on Mondays at 2:00 p.m. in the church library.  If you like to crochet or knit, please join us to continue working on prayer shawls that are being made to be delivered to those in care facilities.

Siena Francis House– Hope Church has an ongoing ministry of serving meals once a month at Siena Francis House on the first Saturday of each month. Time invested is only a few hours (4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.).  If you’re interested in serving, please contact Mark Canady for more information.

Quilt Club – First Tuesday of Each Month – Join us at 10:00 a.m. in Meeting Room 1. Bring your sewing machine and sack lunch. Contact Marleen Gunderson for details: 402-691-4589.

Page Turners Monthly Book Club – Second Tuesday Of Each Month.  For more information, contact Sandy Starks at 402-740-9381 or email her at

Hope II – Meets the second Friday of each month from September through May.

Quilt Group –Meets the first Tuesday of each month

Rachel Circle  – Meets September through May.

Women’s Prayer Group the fourth Monday of the month.  For more information contact Julie Reeks at 402-880-0042 or e-mail her at

Did you know that Hope Presbyterian Church has a Birthday Club? If you would like to send a check to the Finance Office in honor of your birthday, write on the memo line: Endowment Fund (Birthday Club). This will go right into the Hope Presbyterian Church Endowment Fund.


"I felt there was something missing or absent within. I would ask myself, 'Why am I here? What is my purpose in life? Is this all there is? Is there not more to me than just being here?' Every time I drove on Q Street, I would whisper quietly to myself, “You must check out that Hope Church.” I finally walked through those big glass doors the summer of 2016. That was it. The sermon I heard that day and the following weeks were literally speaking to me directly and loudly: As if the sermons were for my ears only. I remember going home that first Sunday feeling good, but also thinking about what the sermon was saying to me. It did not take me long to know that is where I needed to be. The door was open, the people inside were kind and welcoming. I felt unconditional love, peace, the feeling of belonging. I wanted to serve. I wanted to learn and grow stronger spiritually. God is meant to be in my life permanently, not part-time but full time. God brought me to Hope and gave me the courage to take the steps to walk-in. I now know that missing, absent feeling was GOD. "
- Rosanna Morrell


"I joined Hope 18 years ago, motivated by my desire to find a place where I could raise my children in a Christian environment. Since that time, not only has Hope taught me to grow, explore and walk my own faith, I’ve witnessed my children develop, grow and walk their faith through different threads of their lives. As a parent, I am eternally grateful to the people and ministry of Hope for the myriad of parts so many people played in that journey. Since my mom is also a member and my daughter is now a mother herself, I’m joyful that four generations now attend Hope and can experience, as a family, God’s sovereign power and Christ’s love and forgiveness."
- Tracy Comba