Hope Lutheran Church

Who We Are

A Total Life Caring Ministry serving the Middle Country Parish

Hope Lutheran Church in Selden, Long Island reaches out to the people of several communities along Middle Country Road in Suffolk County, NY. Our mission is to make Christ known to all people by proclaiming a message of healing and hope through Jesus Christ and inviting them to share in worship, fellowship, and service. Hope provides a variety of ministries to people of all ages from nursery school through senior citizens, and we encourage all our members to share in our Total Life Caring Ministry which seeks to help people grow to wholeness in their faith and life..


Our Services

Service Times

  • 08:00am - Holy Communion
  • 09:30am - Holy Commuion
  • 11:15am - Holy Communion
  • 05:00pm - Saturday Night Live Communion

What to Expect

What are services like?
We celebrate Holy Communion at all four of our weekend services: on Saturday evenings at 5 p.m. and on Sundays, at 8, 9:30, and 11:15 a.m. We use several settings from Evangelical Lutheran Worship plus others from ecumenical sources. We enjoy a variety of musical forms, dance, and drama, and we celebrate traditional festivals of the Christian calendar with special services. We offer Prayers for Healing on the first weekend of each month and occasional Taize Prayer services. Our church is kid-friendly, and many lay people participate as worship leaders and in our choirs and bell choirs.

What is the community like?
The members of Hope reflect the community we live in. Selden-Coram is a growing suburban community in central Long Island, about 60 miles east of Manhattan. Most residents are middle class people who work on Long Island, with some commuting into the city. Most live in single-family homes but there are some apartment and condo communities in the area. The residents are predominantly caucasian, but the community is enriched by a mixture of racial and ethnic groups in the community. There are many activities for children, teens, and adults available in the community.

What if I'm not a Christian?
We invite you to visit with us for worship or join us for one of our other programs. You will be welcomed and respected by all. Children are invited to take attend Anchor Nursery School and take part in our Sunday School, Kids' Choir Club, Vacation Bible School, Drama Camp, and musical programs. Teens are welcome to join our youth group. If you have an interest in becoming a Christian we will provide instruction and support to assist you in your spiritual journey. All of our programs and ministries are provided for anyone wishing to take part.


Richard Hill

Richard Hill

Dr. Richard O. Hill has been pastor of Hope since 1982. A graduate of Wagner College and Luther Seminary, he received a doctorate in 1981 from Andover Newton Theological School. He is married and the father of three grown, married children and has three grandsons and a granddaughter. He is actively engaged in evangelical outreach, and he has led numerous workshops and seminars in several states and countries. His wife Linda is an Adolescent Psych nurse at Mather Hospital.

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