Hope Lutheran Church is involved in a wide variety of activities as we express our thankfulness to God by offering ourselves in service to others.
Orphan Grain Train
Orphan Grain Train (OGT) was founded in 1992 to provide relief for human need worldwide by collecting and shipping donations of clothing and shoes, household items, and medical equipment. The original idea was to run a train through the Midwest United States collecting donated grain that would be shipped to starving orphans in Eastern Europe. When railroad operating protocol made that impossible, the first shipment was of clothing and quilts to Latvia. Since 1992, Orphan Grain Train’s 27 regional locations have delivered more than 25 million meals and 3,202 shipments of humanitarian aid to needy people in various states and 68 countries on 5 continents. Hope Lutheran Church participates in the activities organized by the Mid-Atlantic Branch. https://www.ogt.org/branches/mid-atlantic
Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes
Operation Christmas Child is a ministry of Samaritan's Purse which distributes shoebox-sized Christmas gift packages to underprivileged children worldwide. Every October Hope Lutheran Church and School collects boxes filled with gifts (wrapped and labeled).
Blessed Margaret of Castello Home for Crisis Pregnancies
The Blessed Margaret of Castello Home for Crisis Pregnancies is the longest continually active crisis pregnancy home in the Delaware Valley. It is a residential home for pregnant women (age 18 and above) offering support, guidance, and physical security in a loving atmosphere throughout a woman's pregnancy. Free of charge, residents receive everything needed to deliver the baby and to begin a new, independent life with the baby. Hope Lutheran collects items to be donated in recognition of Sanctity of Life Sunday.