310 S 3rd St. Westcliffe, CO 81252
We are the current generation of Hope Lutheran Evangelical Church which was organized in 1872 by German immigrants in pursuit of a life with Christ and for Christ. We currently gather in a beautiful sanctuary that was erected in 1917 in the town of Westcliffe.
Hope Lutheran is a member of the Missouri Synod and appreciates and practices a confessional service. This means that the acknowledgment of sinfulness in public or private is regarded as necessary to obtain divine forgiveness. We also observe the Christian Year (aka Liturgical Year or Church Year) which is bound to enrich your worship, your faith and your relationship with God.
For more than 2,000 years people have asked the question, "Who is Jesus?". We were not present when Jesus lived on this earth, but in the Bible we have the record of his birth, life, death on the cross, and resurrection. Study of the Bible, God's Word, will enable you to seek out the answer to this age-old question.
The word "Synod" in The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod comes from Greek words that mean "walking together." The term has rich meaning in our church body, because congregations voluntarily choose to belong to the Synod. Though diverse in their service, these congregations hold to a shared confession of Jesus Christ as taught in Holy Scripture and the Lutheran Confessions which they believe are a correct interpretation and presentation of Biblical doctrine (teaching). Contained in The Book of Concord: The Confessions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church, these statements of belief were put into writing by church leaders during the 16th century. The simplest of these is Luther's Small Catechism. The Augsburg Confession gives more detail on what Lutherans believe.