About Hosanna Lutheran Church, Kerrville, TX
It all started in 1988 when...
24 people began meeting together for Bible study in the Holland Art Gallery at 1008 Sidney Baker South (now CPL Medical Laboratory) . Later, a store space was rented on Harper Road.
In an act of faith, four acres of beautiful tree-shaded land along Camp Meeting Creek at the south city limit was purchased for a future home.
In May 1990, John Treude was installed as Hosanna's first pastor. He served until 1998. Then came Joseph Watson (1999-2003), Todd Dittloff (2004-2009) and James Mueller (2010-2014). Our current pastor, David Bass, was installed June 28, 2015.
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The sanctuary-office-classroom part of the Hosanna campus was dedicated in 1998 and a multi-use structure called "The Barn" was constructed in 2015. In 2018 the original facilities underwent a necessary renovation.
Here we grow in faith through Word and Sacrament. We worship our Lord on Sundays and at other special services. We also have Bible studies for adults, men, women and youth, Sunday school, small groups, confirmation, Vacation Bible School and good old Lutheran potlucks.
The people of Hosanna are passionate about serving others. We collect food and clothes for the needy. We make quilts and school kits. We plan and take part in mission projects and trips. Everything we do, from teaching Sunday School to sewing quilts are acts of service. In 2018 we began Bread of Life, an outreach focused on those in our local community in need of food and spiritual support.
When you come to Hosanna expect to find loving people who are active in their faith. We currently serve 14 families.
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Hosanna gathers Sundays around God’s gift of faith and community. It is the moment in the week where our church body gathers to worship together.
We are a church that loves God’s Word! You are encouraged to bring your Bible, but just in case we have most of the Scripture we use on screen. You are sure to increase your understanding of Jesus Christ and God’s will for you as you attend worship services. The teaching is always grounded in Scripture, centered on Christ and concerned about extending God's grace to everyone who hears the message.
Worship is a great place for anyone to fit into Hosanna. We believe God is more concerned with our hearts and minds discovering and learning more about Him, than He is about appearance, so casual attire is appropriate.
Know this about gathering at Hosanna: You will leave with deepened relationships that will strengthen you for your week and each day as you walk with Jesus Christ.
The Bible makes it clear that Christians are not to be spiritually immature. One of the most familiar passages that refers to the need for growth is 1 Peter 2:2, which reminds us that we are to grow into salvation instead of remaining like infants.
This maturity and growth is the basis for what we call Small Grow Groups, which provide opportunities for growth in Christian life. In the life of a Small Grow Group you will find relationships to encourage you, friends to laugh with you, caregivers to minister to you and fellowship to sharpen you.
Should you commit to a Small Grow Group at Hosanna, we know you will mature in Christ. The Bible gives us this promise in Ephesians 4:15, “speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.” Your investment in a Small Grow Group will build you up.
Going means using the tools and knowledge you have learned and applying them in daily living. Going means serving at Christian Assistance Ministries (CAM) and The Pregnancy Resource Center, volunteering at church and community events. Going means supporting the mission and ministry of Hosanna with your prayers and gifts.
And yet we never go alone. Jesus’ promise to His believers is this: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20 We are a church on the move for Jesus!
In the first chapter of Acts we read this bold declaration issued to believers: “But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Acts 1:8
Hosanna campus on Camp Meeting Road at the south end of Kerrville, with "The Barn", our multimedia-equipped, multi-use building (right), classroom-office wing (center) and worship area (left, with tower).