Lutheran Ministry


Good Hope /Zion Lutheran Ministry Groups


Group Information


women of the ELCA

As a community of women created in the image of God, called to the discipleship in Jesus Christ, an empowered by the Holy Spirit, we commit ourselves to grow in faith, affirm our gifts, support one another in our callings, engage in ministry and action, and promote healing and wholeness in the church, the society, and the world.  All Women of Good Hope and Zion Lutheran Churches are member of the Women of the ELCA.


Hope Circle
Meeting 2nd Thursday - 10:00am at Good Hope Lutheran Church.

Ruth Circle
Meeting 2nd Tuesday

Mary Magdalene Circle
Reading - Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis

Mary Magdalene Circle meets at Good Hope Lutheran Church at 6pm on the first Tuesday of every other month.

September 3rd: Chapters 14-17
November 5th: Chapters 18-20


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Quilters of Hope

Quilters of Hope is a group of individuals who provide quilts for Good Hope high school graduates and for Lutheran World Relief.  Donations of fabric are always welcome in marked boxes in the church.  The Quilters of Hope meet every Tuesday at 10:00am.  No experience is necessary!

Faith filled moms

A new group called Faith Filled Moms will meet at Good Hope Lutheran Church through the school year.  

Dates for 2019: September 20th, October 18th, November 1st and 15th, and December 6th.

Faith Filled Moms is continuing activities throughout the summer. Please keep an eye on the calendar for events.

Moms of all ages are welcome to come.  This group is meant to support and lift each other up as we do the very important yet challenging work of raising our children.  Volunteers are needed for childcare.  If you would like to help, or have any questions, please contact Katie Parsh.


Leadership Study Circle

This group is for leaders, members, and friends of Good Hope and Zion Ministry of Oil City.

The study for the new term will be Future Faith: Ten Challenges Reshaping the Practice of Christianity by author Wesley Granberg-Michaelson. This book provides a lucid view of how the top ten winds of change blowing through global Christian faith are reshaping the practice of Christianity today. He is uniquely qualified to identify and interpret connection points between global Christian trends and the American church.

Drawing on the stories, examples, and personalities of pastors and congregations from throughout the U.S. as well as those from Africa, Asia, Latin America, who are the faces of Christianity's future, Future Faith is designed to inform and empower followers of Jesus to seek new ways of becoming the face of Christ to a rapidly changing world.

Leaders and practitioners in church growth, renewal, and planting will be a primary audience for this book. Students of religion from Catholic, evangelical, Pentecostal, and historic Protestant streams will find this book an informative and stimulating resource for pondering together the future of their faith. Small groups engaged in congregational nurture and growth will find in the author a welcome companion for guiding them through the multi-cultural landscape of contemporary faith.

The Good Hope/Zion Leadership Study Circle will begin on September 19th, 6:00-6:45 p.m. in the Good Hope conference room.

No registration necessary, contact Pastor Jones if you are interested or have any questions.

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Sunday School/Faith Formation Adult Class

The class is open for all adults (beyond high school, since we have a group just for them!) from Good Hope, Zion, and our guests. We gather at 9:15, September through May, in the Good Hope fellowship hall for an opening time with the youth and then disperse to our classes. It isn’t a closed group -- please come and join us on any and all Sundays that work for you!

Good Hope/Zion Lutheran Ministry young adult group

This new group is for young adults of the church - post high school through 35.

The Good Hope/Zion Lutheran Young Adult Group will meet the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month, following worship, at Karma Coffee (237 Seneca St., Oil City) 12:00pm to 1:30pm for brunch and bible study. In September, on the 8th, they will participate in the Day of Service activities at Good Hope Lutheran Church. Please join us!

For more information, please contact Pastor Parsh.

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