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About us

Hope Lutheran Church is made of a Christian family, firm in the foundation of Christ.  We proclaim Jesus, both God and man, as Lord and Savior.  We stand wholeheartedly on the teachings of the Bible as God’s divinely inspired, inerrant Word.  We are a Bible-teaching church.  We leave political and social advancement to the sphere of our responsibility as Christian citizens, while in the church we concern ourselves with our God-appointed business: the salvation of immortal souls through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus (Matthew 28:18-20; Ephesians 2:8-9).


Our church belongs to a larger family of Christians known as the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS).

About WELS

The synod identifies itself with roots in Wisconsin because its founders began their work of the Gospel in that state.  Also, Wisconsin continues to be the mainstay of the synod’s administrative body.  The WELS is made up of over 1200 congregations in 50 states, and 26 countries.

For more information on the WELS, check out the synod website.

our pastor

Pastor Steven Gabb, his wife, and their three children have been at Hope since 2007. They enjoy living and working in L.A. and look forward to meeting you. Join us on Sundays for worship, for one of our many GO! or social outings, or check out our calendar for other goings-on at Hope. You’re always welcome!

Our beliefs


God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe.  He has existed from eternity.  Though there is only one God, he is three persons – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.  These three persons are equal in power, authority and majesty.  --  ...

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God the Father’s special work was to create the universe in which we live.  He made us along with every creature, gave us our bodies and souls, as well as our gifts and abilities.  He still daily preserves us by richly and daily providing all that we need for our bodies and lives. ...

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Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is equal with the Father in power, authority and majesty. Jesus is both God and man. He lived a sinless life and offered himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross. He rose from the dead after three days and...

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The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son in power, authority and majesty. Since we cannot by our own thoughts or choices believe in Christ or come to him, the Holy Spirit calls us to faith through the good news of Jesus Christ. He makes us aware of our sin and deep need for...

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The Bible is God’s Word to us. It was written by human authors, but this was done under the supernatural influence of the Holy Spirit, a process called inspiration. The Bible is the source of the message of eternal salvation through Jesus Christ. It is the source of all truth for Christian...

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People were originally created in the spiritual image of God and were sinless and holy. Since the fall of mankind into sin, this is no longer true. Now, all people are born sinful and are constantly inclined to sin by nature. We are spiritually lost and dead apart from Jesus Christ....

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Salvation is God’s free gift to us. It comes to us through no effort or decision on our part. We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or a life of goodness and kindness. God won salvation for us by loving us, sending his son Jesus Christ to live a perfect life and die a...

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God’s children live to thank him for his acts of love and to magnify his name in the world. First and foremost, our purpose is to seek and find God, who has revealed himself to us in Jesus Christ, and to understand his plan of salvation. Apart from God, there is no true purpose to our...

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Paul the apostle very clearly tells us what a life driven by the love of God looks like: “For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for...

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People were created to exist forever. We will exist eternally separated from God by sin, or eternally with God through the forgiveness and salvation won by Christ. To be eternally separated from God is eternal death or hell. To be eternally united with him in the enjoyment of all his...

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