Welcome to

Hope United Methodist Church

3474 Rothsville Road - Ephrata, PA 17522

Our worship service is in church and live online at 10am on Sundays.

Thank you for joining us on September 19 to hear Part 5 of Pastor Scott's "Who Wants a Staycation?" series.

"Interruptions Are A Good Thing" - Luke 5:17-26

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Message Series:  Who Wants a Staycation?

If we as believers desire to be about our Heavenly Father’s business, we don’t have to travel very far. No luggage or carry on is needed. We don’t even have to fly halfway around the world. Sometimes, the most essential ministry we can do is right in our own backyard, in our community. We are called to love folks right where they are. No vacation from our ordinary life is needed. A staycation is all that is required. We deal with a lot of interruptions in our lives, but we must view these distractions as divine appointments like Jesus did. This five-week sermon series will show us how to truly be ‘an ambassador’ of hope in our own community.

1. August 22 – Part 1: "Mission Oriented” (Matthew 8:1-27)

2. August 29 – Part 2: "Let The Little Children Come” (Mark 10:13-16)

3. September 5 – Part 3: "Serving With Compassion” (Mark 10:46-52)

4. September 12 – Part 4: "Room For Pain And Grief” (Matthew 14:13-22)

5. September 19 – Part 5: "Interruptions Are A Good Thing” (Luke 5:17-26)

As Caring Disciples of Jesus Christ,

We Celebrate God's Love and Share the Word with Our Neighbors.

If you or your family are looking for a place to belong, Hope UMC could be your home.

Hope welcomes you to a place of prayer, meaningful worship, and people searching for God’s truth. Because we are His disciples,

our church family seeks to lovingly serve Him by sharing the good news of God’s grace with you.

Sundays at Hope


A nursery is available during worship and Sunday school for infants and toddlers.

Children & Youth

Children's Church

Children are dismissed from the service to attend their own age-appropriate activities and lessons.


Sunday Schools

Primary and intermediate grades

meet downstairs.


Sunday Schools

Special Sundays in a Month

First Sunday

Holy Communion

* Alcohol-free

* Gluten-free


Third Sunday

Fellowship Sunday

Stay after the service to enjoy snacks with old and new friends in the room behind the Sanctuary.

Fifth Sunday

2nd Offering

You aren't seeing double!

The second offering on the 5th Sunday of a month supports a charitable cause.