Our Story

How it all started...

In 1804, a small group of men, women, and children left their homes in Hebron,
Virginia to start a new Lutheran church in Kentucky. In 1806, Hopeful Lutheran Church was founded in a log cabin in Florence, Ky, a suburb of Cincinnati.

The log cabin has been gone a long time, but our congregation continues to serve this community on the same property where it was founded on over 213 years ago.

How it's Going ... 

Hopeful has three worship services each weekend: 
  • Saturday at 5:00 pm
  • Sunday at 9:00 am
  • Sunday at 11:00 am

We have an active student ministry with Bible studies and activities for children of all ages. And we host a vibrant Vacation Bible School (VBS) in July. 

We are actively involved in our community, hosting events such as:
  • Community Food Pantry (open 24 x 7) and food box give away (quarterly)
  • GLOW (an outdoor concert and movie) in September
  • Trunk or Treat in October
  • Live Nativity in December

We are actively involved with international mission partners, including:
  • Friends of Madagascar Mission
  • Trinity Evangelical Christian University -- Asia
  • Heart for Missions (Thailand and Laos)
  • Lutheran World Relief

We also actively support other local non-profits including:
  • Master Provisions
  • Yealey Elementary 
  • Hosea House
Our church is a warm and friendly place for families to gather and share the word of God. Join us at one of our services or events to see for yourself how we continue to fulfill our mission. Welcoming people to faith in Jesus Christ, equipping people with a faith that works in real life, and sending people in service into the world in Jesus' name

We have an active online ministry with Bible studies and worship services available online through  our website Facebook, YouTube, Roku, Apple TV, and our mobile app. Our mobile app includes Bible reading plans, church calendar, sermons, and many more resources. 

We are affiliated with the Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ (LCMC) and are actively involved in the denomination through participation in the Annual Gathering and committees.