What gifts do you have to offer?

Stewardship is about participation because participation means giving of oneself  You are invited to participate in any way that feels right for you. Here are some possibilities within our church operation:


Host Teams


We are in need of additional members.  We have 4 Host Teams with 8-10 people on each team.  They are called on sporadically to help with setting up, serving and cleaning up for memorial services, pot lucks or other events.  Every team has a strong comradery and working together has developed solid connections between the members. 

Please contact Linda Harvey @ 250-751-1435 if you are interested in joining the fun!


 The 2020 offering envelopes have been put in your mailboxes in the narthex.  Please pick them up.  If you do not have numbered envelopes and would like some, please contact Joan Nolting.

Counter Schedule

The Revised offering counter schedule has been posted on the downstairs bulletin board. Six more counters have graciously volunteered to count this year, but we still have opening dates listed in 2020 for Jan. 5, 12, & 26; Feb. 2, 16, 23, and June 7, 21, & 28. With 19 regular and spare counters, we should have plenty of volunteers available to accommodate the first half of 2020...but... I leave it in your hands! Please contact Fred Wilke.

Look for the 2020 FLOWER CHART hanging on the kitchen door now that the New Year has arrived!  Add your name to your chosen date and indicate if it is to commemorate a special occasion or is in remembrance of a loved one.

Worship Assistant Schedule

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What gifts of time and skill do you have to offer?  See us in ways you can be a blessing to this congregation, this community, this world.  See the council chairperson or our Pastor for opportunities to put service into action!

Our church is a liturgical worshiping community.  There is need for members to read, prepare, greet or provide flowers for our service.  Do you have the capacity to help us?  See one of the council members or the Pastor.


This congregation and facility rely on the financial support of its members and friends.  Consider your financial support for allowing the work of this congregation to be sustained.  Consider giving  on an automatic withdrawal from your bank to allow for a predictable budget to pay our  bills throughout the year.

Click the button below to see our current Financial Status.

Treasury Update

I am delighted to report that our financial situation has continued to improve in 2019.  Most notably in April & Easter, we were blessed with very strong Offerings.  The wonderful news is that we now have a Surplus as we head into summer! My sincere thanks to all for this dramatic turn-around in our financial affairs.

Yours faithfully. John Musgreave, Treasurer

Pre-Authorized Remittances [PAR]


Resources for Congregations:
Effective March 1, 2010, the Canadian Payments Association (CPA) Rule H1, which governs pre-authorized payments in Canada, has changed. It now includes these seven mandatory elements:


  1. Sign-up Date and Signature

  2. Authorization to Debit Specific Account

  3. Pre-Authorized Remittance (PAR) Category (individual or business)

  4. Debit Amount and Start Date

  5. Cancellation Agreement

  6. Contact Information

  7. Recourse Statement


  9. Important PAR forms:






This is a new pre-authorization form to be completed by all new donors and for new banking changes, starting March 1, 2010. EXISTING DONORS DO NOT NEED TO COMPLETE THIS FORM unless changing banking information. THIS IS AN ACTIVE FORM AND CAN BE FILLED OUT ONLINE AND THEN PRINTED.






This is for treasurers to fill in when a donor requests to cancel PAR. This form is for local churches to keep, ensuring written agreement between the local church and donors. Please DO NOT send it to the PAR national office of The United Church of Canada.

Expense Form

Use the form below if you have made a purchase for an authorized expense.  Submit that form to the church office with a copy of your receipt.

Hope Lutheran Church
2174 Departure Bay Rd.
Nanaimo, BC, Canada
V9S 3V6


phone: 250-758-1232

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