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PLUM Churches:

Bethany (Dormont)

Christ (Duquesne)

East Liberty

Hope (Forest Hills)

Immanuel (Irwin)

Luth. Church of Our Saviour

Messiah (Munhall)

Resurrection (Oakdale)

St. Andrew (East Carnegie)

St. Paul's (Canonsburg)


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Hope Lutheran Church (Forest Hills)

353 Ridge Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15221 ('Forest Hills' neighborhood)

(412) 242-4476

Worship Service: Sundays at 11:15 a.m.

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E-mail: hopeforesthills@aol.com

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Thinking about visiting Hope? Please accept our open invitation to visit any Sunday.


What's New!


See our April 2023 Calendar


See our Upcoming Events


Read our April/May 2023 Hope Notes Newsletter


See our 2022 Pet Blessing photos


See our 2021 Trunk or Treat photos


We've voted to join PLUM as a one-year trial member!



Read about our latest Mission event



April 2023





Tuesday, April 25
          7:00 pm      Worship & Music (zoom)

Wednesday, April 26
          10:30 am   Anger Management
Thursday, April 27
7:00 pm     Bagpipers

Friday, April 28 & Saturday, April 29
1-4 pm    Garden Club Plant Sale

Saturday, April 29 
            9am-2pm     Flea Market at Christ Lutheran, Duquesne

         11:15 am    In-person Worship
3:00 pm     Worship on zoom
Wednesday, May 3
          10:30 am   Anger Management
7:00 pm     WHAT’S NEXT (zoom)
Thursday, May 4
9:00 am     Garden Club
7:00 pm     We Cry Justice (zoom)
7:00 pm     Bagpipers
Friday, May 5
7:00 pm     Taize (zoom)
Sunday, May 7  
         11:15 am    In-person Worship
3:00 pm     Worship on zoom
Monday, May 8
          7:00 pm     Church Council (zoom)
Wednesday, May 10
          10:30 am   Anger Management
          7:00 pm     PLUM Worship (zoom)
Thursday, May 11
7:00 pm     We Cry Justice (zoom)
7:00 pm     Bagpipers
Saturday, May 13
12:00 pm   Tea Party
                   Christ Lutheran, Duquesne
Sunday, May 14 ~ Mothers’ Day  
         11:15 am    In-person Worship
3:00 pm     Worship on zoom
Monday, May 15
          June/July Hope Notes Deadline
Tuesday, May 16
          Election Day

Wednesday, May 17
          10:30 am   Anger Management
Thursday, May 18  Ascension of Our Lord
7:00 pm     We Cry Justice (zoom)
7:00 pm     Bagpipers
Sunday, May 21
         11:15 am    In-person Worship
3:00 pm     Worship on zoom
Wednesday, May 24
          10:30 am   Anger Management
Thursday, May 25
7:00 pm     We Cry Justice (zoom)
7:00 pm     Bagpipers
Sunday, May 28  PENTECOST
         11:15 am    In-person Worship
3:00 pm     Worship on zoom
Monday, May 29 ~ MEMORIAL DAY
Wednesday, May 31
          10:30 am   Anger Management

Saturday, April 29, 2023
9:00 am ~ 2:00 pm
Christ Lutheran Church
405 Kennedy Avenue, Duquesne, PA 15110
Thursdays in May @7pm on Zoom
We Cry Justice:  Reading the Bible with the Poor People’s Campaign
Edited by Liz Theoharis
Easter is a season of rebirth and renewal. A reminder that Jesus restored and redeemed humanity’s relationship with God. Jesus commanded us to love God and to love our neighbors. Yet so many around us are in need. Join us as we reflect on the command to love your neighbor by discussing select scripture passages in Matthew guided by We Cry Justice.   We Cry Justice is a collection of devotions designed to provide hope, strength, and inspiration for those in the margins through a reimagining and reexamination of Biblical texts.
May 4th              Is Ending Poverty Possible?          Matthew 26:1-16
May 11th          Jesus was a Poor Man                    Matthew 25:31-46
May 18th          Give us this Day Our Daily Bread  Matthew 6:9-13
May 25th          The Power to Cry Justice               Matthew 5:1-12 (Acts 2:1-21)

Tea Party for all ages
Saturday, May 13th at Noon
$10 for adults and $5 for kids (under 12)
Christ Lutheran Church
405 Kennedy Ave, Duquesne
Show mom (or any special lady in your life) that she's Tea-riffic!
Bring her to our Tea Party for all ages.
Wear your best hat for a chance to win a prize.
In addition to tea sipping and wonderful conversations,
there will be games and a lunch of finger foods.
Contact Katie Surmick at 412-969-7932 for tickets or buy online at christlutheranduq.org
News from PLUM
Closed captioning is now available on our ZOOM meetings and worship services. We are considering investigating the addition of a sign language interpreter to ZOOM worship services. We MAY also investigate adding sound amplifiers to our churches (if viable).
A lack of readers is still the biggest issue on our ZOOM worship services. Please include the following blurb in your bulletin and/or newsletter to see if we can get more volunteers for this important aspect of the ZOOM worship.
ZOOM worship has continued to be a vital part of our weekly worship opportunities. Each week, a person is needed to join the worship service and read the congregational parts and lessons printed in the ZOOM bulletin. Please prayerfully consider volunteering to take on this role on one of our weekly ZOOM worship services. It only requires an hour of your time on Sunday Afternoon (3-4pm), but the outreach we are providing from these worship services are priceless. If you can assist in this ministry, please let your office staff or a Pastor know, so that you can be included. Thank you for your consideration.
~  ~  ~  ~  ~
~ Taught by Pastor Ken Ofslager ~
On the 3rd Sunday of the Month ~ 1:00 ~ 2:30 pm
May 21
What happened between the Babylonian Exile
and the birth of Jesus?
In person at Emmanuel Lutheran Church
1229 Jefferson Heights Road, Pittsburgh, PA  15235
412-824-4525 (office); 412-401-5742 (Pastor’s cell)
Live and interactive on zoom.   https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89760867900
Watch on Emmanuel’s facebook page live
or on your time after the event.
Pocket Change & G&J Dollars
Donations for Pocket Change and G&J Dollars are designated to
The call-in line for worship and bible study:
Zoom by phone: +1 646 876 9923 US
Meeting ID: 401 596 541




 We are especially grateful for those who have been able to continue sending or dropping off

their donations.  Your support of Hope’s ongoing ministry is greatly appreciated and encouraged.  


 PLUM Pastors:

The Reverend John Gropp           412-680-7867

The Reverend Brenda Henry        412-390-8005

The Reverend Susan Devine        412-496-4889

The Reverend Alexander Sumo     614-218-6730

All individuals are encouraged to check the following for updates which will be posted by Noon daily:

     PLUM website at www.plumofpa.com for all news and event updates.

     PLUM phone hotline 412-466-7774 (messages may also be left on this line or call our individual churches)


It is the Pittsburgh Lutheran United Ministries (PLUM) mission to be LIVING CHRIST’S LIGHT OF


§  Provide stability of Word, Sacrament, and Pastoral Care.

§  Foster opportunities for connectivity among individuals, congregations, and communities.

§  Develop lay leadership for sharing the Gospel.

§  Encourage freedom to care for neighbors.


10 Congregations of PLUM


Bethany Lutheran Church – Dormont

Christ Lutheran Church – Duquesne

East Liberty Lutheran Church – East Liberty

Hope Lutheran Church – Forest Hills

Immanuel Lutheran - Irwin

Lutheran Church of our Saviour – North Huntingdon

Messiah Lutheran Church – Munhall

Resurrection Lutheran Church – Oakdale

St. Andrew Lutheran Church – East Carnegie

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church – Canonsburg


Pittsburgh Lutheran United Ministries

405 Kennedy Avenue

Duquesne, PA 15110


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On Sunday, January 1, 2020, we joined the Pittsburgh Lutheran United Ministries (PLUM) as a one-year trial member.  Then, on Sunday, November 22, 2020, we voted to join PLUM as a full member of PLUM. 


PLUM will provide our pastoral leadership, but we still need to perform the church 'office' functions, as well as maintain our church building and grounds.  Contact the church office, if you need any pastoral care (wedding, funeral, hospital visits, etc.)


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Pittsburgh Lutheran United Ministries (PLUM), 405 Kennedy Avenue, Duquesne, PA 15110        412-466-7773