Welcome to Hope Local Iowa City!

Hope Local Iowa City is Lutheran Church of Hope’s Local Site in downtown Iowa City. Launching on Christmas Eve 2017, Hope Local Iowa City has been a home for Hope for more than five years. We meet on Sunday mornings at 9:30 am at the Robert A. Lee Rec Center on Gilbert Street in downtown Iowa City. We are better together and would love to see you there!

Sundays, 9:30 am
Robert A. Lee Community Recreation Center

In addition to everyone from Iowa City who calls Hope their church home, we are Hope away from home for visitors from across Iowa and the Midwest. Whether you live nearby, are visiting your favorite University of Iowa student, or are in town to take in a Hawkeye sporting event, we would love to have you join us for worship!

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Bible Heroes After God’s Own Heart Sermon Series

Join us for this sermon series where we take a deep dive into various heroes in the Bible! From David to Noah, and Paul to Mary Magdalene, along with several others, we will see how God used these ordinary people to do extraordinary things. Come and see!

Upcoming Sermons

What’s Happening at Hope Local Iowa City?

In addition to weekend worship, Hope Local Iowa City offers Kairos for college students, a monthly Bible study, women’s Bible study and Alpha periodically.

Kairos is Hope’s college ministry that meets on Wednesday nights at 8:00 pm in the Black Box Theater in the Iowa Memorial Union following the University of Iowa academic calendar. Wednesday nights involve a service with worship, a message, discussion time, fellowship and occasional social events before or after the service. Kairos also offers a variety of small group Bible studies throughout the week that dive deeper into that Wednesday’s message.

We currently have two Bible studies that meet throughout the week. Join us after service on the first Sunday of the month for a Bible study to dive into the Word, discuss the message, and connect with one another. We also have a women’s Bible study that meets on Mondays at 10:00 am.

If you’re interested in any Hope Local Iowa City ministry or have questions, please reach out to [email protected] and he’ll get you connected!

Get to Know Our Team

In addition to Wyatt Gatrost, ministry coordinator, Hope Local Iowa City has a devoted leadership team that helps with visioning, leading Bible studies, set up and tear down, and beyond.


Wyatt Gatrost


Mark Brandt

Anna Roeth

Anna Roeth

Get Connected With Hope Local Iowa City!