For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

- Matthew 6:21

Why we give.

God is generous and so God calls us to be as well.  What we do with what God has given us shows the world where our hearts are at and helps proclaim the gospel. We want to glorify God in all areas of our lives, that includes what we do with our finances.

Ways To Give

Give Online

You're in the right spot.  In the block to your right is the place to begin your online donation.  Select a dollar amount, fund you intend it for  then click next.  If you are here for the first time, there will be some information to set up.  Once you have an account set up, your information will remain.  If you don't wish to set up an account, no worries!  That works, too.

You also have the option to 'give up' by covering the transaction fees.  Credit and debit cards are 2.9% of the donation, plus a $.30 transaction fee (that's 30 cents).  Direct donations from a checking/savings account are 1% and no transaction fee.

Give In Person

Offering envelopes are on the counter in the commons and you're welcome to use those to place cash or check  in the offering plates found at either entrance to the worship center.

give by text

Text “Give2SoH” (without the quotes) to 1-888-364-GIVE (4483) and follow the giving prompts to fill out the payment information. 

Mail A Check

We're happy to recieve your offering by mailing a check.

Please mail to:
Spirit of Hope Lutheran Church
5801 NW 1st ST
Lincoln, NE 68521

altar Flowers

If you want to reserve a date for 2024 to have the altar flowers as a celebration, remembrance or just because, please do so and thanks! Click below for the on-line flower chart or call the church office at 402-477-3874 to reserve a Sunday. Altar flowers are $25 and you can pick them up anytime after Sunday worship 

Donut Sign-Up

Have you noticed sweet, delicious, pastries & donuts on the counter in the commons on Sunday morning? Well, we hope so because it has been a delight to have them back. Our council is in need of volunteers to pick up these treats each week. Spirit of Hope has a standing order with the bakery at the Super Saver in Fallbrook at 840 Fallbrook Blvd. Simply arrive at the bakery department around 8:30 am and let the employee know that you are picking up the donut order for Spirit of Hope. The cashier will ask for the church address (5801 NW 1st Street, Lincoln, NE  68521) and your name to complete the invoice and print you a receipt. Super Saver bills Spirit of Hope so you don't need to pay for the donuts! Then bring the donuts to church on your way to worship. Feel free to slide the receipt under the church office door. The council has put together a sign up sheet found on the counter in the commons to organize volunteers. If you have questions, don't hesitate to ask a council member or Jason Kipper in the church office.  Thank you!

The ministry teams

Congregation Care
We are a group who rallies when the need arises to provide a reception at Spirit of Hope. There are a variety of ways you can help, from setting up tables and chairs, bringing food, serving, or cleaning. We provide support during times of celebration and mourning, and in that way our service Brings Christ's Love to Life. Council liaison - Geoff Grothen
Altar Care
Altar Care sets up communion each week, as well as baptisms throughout the year & all Saints Day. We change the colors on the Altar to coincide with the Church season. We also decorate for Christmas, clear the altar during Holy Week. We are responsible for the changes in the banners also. Council liaison - Andrea Ingalsbe
Worship Camera Operators
Gain a different perspective during worship & bring Christ's Love to Life by livestreaming the worship service. If you are comfortable using a mouse and keyboard you have the skills needed to help us broadcast the worship service. Liaison - Jason Kipper
Worship Hospitality
Council liaison - Jay Connelly
Lincoln Lutheran Food Pantry
Spirit of Hope joins with area Lutheran churches as part of the Lutheran Food Pantry, operated from St Andrews Lutheran. Food items are donated by families, organizations, and churches and then pantry volunteers sort the food items and, in some cases, shop for the food. Participating churches call the pantry when they have an individual or family in need. Volunteers pack the food boxes for pick up. Our drop off location is in the Hospitality Room. Council liaison - Eric McInteer
Worship Scripture Readers
Scripture Readers bring Christ's love to life by sharing the gospel reading to those in-person and on the livestream worship. This is a wonderful way to share the Good News with others present in the body of Christ. Readers are needed and welcomed at both services on Sunday morning. Council liaison - Michelle Nelson
Matt Talbot Kitchen & Outreach
One of the ways we can bring Christ's love to life is to feed the homeless and near-homeless in our community. Spirit of Hope does this by planning, donating, preparing, and serving a meal at Matt Talbot Kitchen the second Friday every other month. Council liaison - Andrea Ingalsbe
Meals on Wheels
Our team delivers meals every Sunday to the AirPark and 10 & O Street routes, even on Holidays.Our Mission Endowment Fund also has provided grants/gifts to Meals on Wheels. Council liaison - Eric McInteer
Prayer Team
The Prayer Team consists of nearly 2 dozen people praying for needs submitted through the Padlet app or the prayer email address. The prayer requests remain up for a week. Anyone can submit a prayer request, they do not have to be a member of Spirit of Hope. Members of the Prayer team access the Padlet app through the Spirit of Hope app or website. Council liaison - Leann Weise
Barnabas Project
Our team delivers donation items to the Barnabas Community. Items such as clothing, books, toys, and household goods are collected at church and transferred to the Barnabas Community store for distribution to those in need. Council liaison - Brian Wienhold
Praise Team & Band
We Bring Christ's Love to Life by leading the congregation in music during worship through our instrumental & vocal gifts. Liaison - Darcie Olsen
Sound Booth
Are you wanting to help with an important role here at Spirit of Hope? Do you like ‘behind the scenes’ work? We are individuals that are in the booth to run the slides during worship. The slides are seen in church as well as on the live stream and are vitally important. Liaison - Darcie Olsen
The Piecemakers Quilting
Council liaison - Leann Wiese
Women's Group / WELCA
As women of Spirit of Hope, we are Women of the ELCA who have been created in the image of God. The Mission and Purpose of Women of the ELCA is to be disciples of Jesus Christ as we are empowered by the Holy Spirit, to grow in faith, affirm our gifts, support one another in our callings, engage in ministry and action and promote healing and wholeness in the church, society and the world. At Spirit of Hope, we don't have formal Women of the ELCA meetings, but through gatherings for Bible Study, quilting, crafting, sending Thankofferings to the wider church, we support each other within and reach out to others. Council liaison - Dallas Kipper

The Lutheran Food Pantry Needs

The Lutheran Food Pantry appreciates all donations of shelf-stable food and personal care items.  

Items that are especially needed at this time are:
  • Cereal, boxed breakfast Fruits, canned (pears, peaches, pineapple, fruit cocktail, mandarin oranges)Fruit juice, large bottles and/or boxes/packetsJam and jelly
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Noodles, dry Potatoes, boxed instant mashed 

Other items we always need include:
  • Breakfast bars (Pop Tarts, granola bars, oatmeal/fruit bars)
  • Instant oatmeal packets
  • Canned chicken
  • Canned tuna 
  • Canned vegetables (especially peas, mixed vegetables)
  • Canned beans (chili, kidney, pinto)
  • Meals, canned (meatballs & spaghetti, ravioli, etc.)
  • Pancake mix and syrup
  • Pasta, dry (spaghetti, macaroni, noodles, etc.)
  • Peanut butter
  • Pork and beans
  • Ramen noodles
  • Rice, 1 pound bags
  • Saltine crackers
  • Snack items (small packages of cookies, nuts, fruit flavored snacks, etc.)
  • Soups, condensed (chicken noodle, tomato, vegetable, cream soups)
  • Spaghetti sauce
  • Tomatoes, canned
  • Personal care items (shampoo, bar soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes)

We know the Lutheran Food Pantry is a blessing to hungry families in our community and we are thankful for your donations and prayers in making it successful.
Tom and Lynn Ochsner Coordinators, The Lutheran Food Pantry

Fallbrook Assisted Living Center Outreach

We have a monthly drum circle thanks to Frank Ferraro sharing his talents.  Please keep all in prayer.

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