Pastor Enderle's Message of Hope video series provides comforting and inspirational stories related to a featured scripture passage each week. A new Message of Hope video is posted on Monday of each week.

Welcome to Word of Hope, our weekly online Bible Study with Pastor Enderle. This weeks  lessons focus on the worship scripture for our October 24-25 weekend services. 

Worship of Hope is our weekly online worship service. 



Drive-thru Chili Supper 

The Men's Club is hosting their 70th annual Chili Supper with a twist. This year, only cold take-out orders, which include crackers, cheese and dessert, will be available for drive-thru pickup. The cost is $8.00 for a quart and $4.00 for a pint.

Tickets will be sold in advance by club members. There will be no sales at the drive-thru. The deadline to purchase tickets is November 12.

COVID-19 Drive-Thru Testing Site Opening 

A free COVID-19 community testing site will be available at the Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds located at 520 Fond du Lac Ave., Fond du Lac starting Thursday, October 22nd.

Testing Hours and Dates:

The testing site will be open Thursdays from 11 AM to 7 PM through December 10th.

  • October 22, 29
  • November 5, 12, 19
  • December 3, 10
  • The testing site will be closed on November 26th due to the Thanksgiving holiday.
  • If the testing site reaches the daily testing capacity, it may close early.

Testing Site Details:

  • The site is located at Fond du Lac County Fairgrounds, 520 Fond du Lac Ave., Fond du Lac.
  • Drive-thru testing; public should remain in their vehicles throughout the entire process.
  • If you don’t have a vehicle, testing is still available to you on-site.
  • Masks required.
  • No appointment necessary. It is highly recommended to pre-register 24 hours in advance to the test date by visiting register.covidconnect.wi.gov. If you do not register online, you may still be tested. Staff will register you on-site but it will take more time.
  • Please come prepared for long wait times, have a full tank of gas and use restrooms before arriving. Restroom facilities are not available to the public.

Who should get tested?

Anyone who is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or has been in close contact with someone who has tested positive is encouraged to get tested. The community testing site is available to any Wisconsin resident, five years of age and older. Contact a pediatrician or healthcare provider for children under five years of age.

Pastor Michael Schempf - October 31 - November 1 

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We are very excited to welcome Pastor Michael and Karen Schempf as our guests for the weekend of October 31 through November 1. Pastor Schempf will preach at our 5:30 p.m. Saturday service and all three Sunday morning services. Our adopted Pastor will provide information regarding his missionary experiences in Uganda and Kenya, Africa, preparing pastors with Scripture so they have a solid knowledge of the Bible and can then teach and convey God's Word throughout the region. Pastor Schempf has been back in the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic. He will provide an update on his missionary work while in the U.S. and details regarding his January, 2021 return to Africa.                                                      

Hope Lutheran has committed to raise $15,000 per year for the next five years in support of Pastor and Karen Schempf as they spread the Good Word throughout Africa. Visit Pastor Schempf's Africa Mission page to learn more. You can help support the mission by donating online.   

Private communion services

Private communion services are available here at the church or in your home. Contact Deacon Mengert; 920-922-5130 ext. 215; bmengert@lifeathope.org or Pastor Enderle; 920-922-5130 ext. 201; penderle@lifeathope.org to schedule your appointment.

Word of Hope

Word of Hope, A new online Bible Study, launched September 19th. Posting recorded Bible Study videos online allows members to view them at their convenience. The weekly lessons will focus upon the worship service scripture for each week.

Viewers are encouraged to send their Bible Study questions and comments to Pastor Enderle via e-mail; penderle@lifeathope.org. Pastor will respond to your questions and comments in the following week Word of Hope Bible Study video posting.


Church Office Hours 

Church office hours are 8:00 AM to 3:45 PM Monday through Thursday and 8:00 am to 12:00 pm Friday. Those in need of Pastoral counseling can call 922-5130 ext. 201 to set up an appointment. 


Pantry of Hope

Many members have utilized our Pantry of Hope, an on-site resource of perishable and non-perishable food items and hygiene products available at no charge to member families and friends. We have delivered Pantry items as well as medications and other essentials to a number of member homes. In fact, the Pantry has been so popular that we need to replenish stock on a number of items. 

As you are able, please support the Pantry with food item and hygiene product donations. If you prefer, financial donations (cash or checks) will also be accepted.  Please make the check out to Hope Lutheran Church with “Pantry Donation” listed on the memo line. Mail your Pantry financial donations to Hope Lutheran Church - Attention Deacon Bob Mengert, 260 Vincent Street, Fond du Lac, WI 54935. 

Contact Deacon Mengert at 922-5130 Ext. 215 or via e-mail; bmengert@lifeathope.org with any questions you may have. Thank you! 


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