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City Church


Senior Leaders Mark and Abby King founded LHOP in

1979 with the vision of "one church in many locations."

Today, we exist as many church bodies meeting at

different sites throughout Lancaster County and beyond,

sharing the good news of the Kingdom.

Pastor Matthew Kroll and his wife, Joanne, have been

leaders in the City Church since 1994, working with

children, youth, young adults, and families.

LHOP's Mission is to establish, equip, and encourage

everyone to achieve all that God has called them to. Our

various ministries work together to accomplish this goal.

Click here for a printable brochure


Our worship ministry exists to glorify God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit through music, dance, flags, prophetic inspiration, and the Word and to see Him enthroned on our praises. Our purpose is to worship God and encourage spiritual growth in the body as we experience His manifest presence.

If you want to get involved with worship at LHOP City email and articulate your desire. A Worship Leader will contact you soon. Your gifts will make room for themselves; you are an important part of the body of Christ.

Did you know? You can dowload Matt Irwin's newly released single, "Free to Live," on iTunes and Amazon.

Contact Local Radio Stations and request them to start playing Matt's song.

Life Groups

Contact or (Dennis Wilson, life group coordinator) for more information.

Loving Involving Feeding Evangelizing

We believe being intentional to gather with other believers is vital for growth. In these small groups we learn to trust, forgive, encourage, serve and most of all LOVE one another. Below is a list of life groups, check them out! Pray and ask God where to plug in and get connected.

Click here to download a brochure of all of our Life Groups

Pure Desire Conquer Series

New series beginning September 9nd

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Mighty Men of the Word

What: We simply work through the Bible, reading it and sharing with each other what God has revealed to us in practical wasy that we can apply to our daily living. This is a safe place where guys can be real, share, pray, and encourage each other, as we grow together in our relationship with the Father.

When: 2nd and 4th Mondays

Where: Church Office Basement/Youth Room

Contact: Chris Sauder

The Joy of Answered Prayer

What: LHOP ladies hunger for God's Word to be living and active in their lives. It is our delight to gather and study, pray, and be part of one another's lives. As we do, our love for God deepens and our understanding of His love for us grows.

When: Tuesday, June 12th and 19th, July 10th and 24th, August 14th and 28th 10-11:30 am

Where: Church Office Conference Room

Contact: Linda Wilson 717-529-6443

Women of the Word

What: LHOP ladies hunger for God's Word to be living and active in their lives. It is our delight to gather and study, pray, and be part of one another's lives. As we do, our love for God deepens and our understanding of His love for us grows.

When: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 7 PM

Where: Church Office, 2nd floor classroom

Contact: Paula Smith 717-475-9025 or email

Men's Group

What: Men's group is a place where God's Word is taught, relationships are made, encouragement given, and prayers are answered! Come as you are, enjoy the laid-back atmosphere, and watch God open your eyes to Biblical truths and their daily applications.

When: Wednesdays | 6:45-7 pm (fellowship) / 7-8 pm (mens group meeting)

Where: Water Street Rescue Mission

Contact: Jerry Carter by email

FUSION - Young Adult Ministry

What: A group of young adults who value connection and friendship with brothers and sisters in Christ.

When: 2nd and 3rd Tuesdays of the month

Where: LHOP City Youth Room

Who: Young Adults ages 18 - 30

Contact: Call the office for more info 717-396-0772

Live Out Loud (L.O.L.)

What: This is a girls club for girls ages 8-12 years old. A time for relationship building with God and each other through Bible study, arts/crafts, and cooking.

When: 2nd & 3rd Wednesday of each month 7:00-8:30pm,

Where: 4/5 year old classroom at church

Contact: Carol Rabold 717-380-9228 or email

Responsible Seniors

What: We want to grow together in wisdom, stature, and favor with God and man. We get motivated by the love of the Father God and give it away. We discuss the previous Sunday's sermon or watch videos/or DVR Christian programs. Sometimes we go to other meets or conference together, and go our for dinner. We support each other in prayer and pray often.

When: 1st & 3rd Wednesday of each month 2 PM

Where: Shirley Lefever's house: 303 Summers Drive, Lancaster

Contact: Shirley Lefever 717-393-3238 or email

Growing Together

What: This group is for women. We want to draw closer to the Lord and His Word, and Disciple one another. This bible study is truly a safe place where you can come as you are. God meets each of us exactly where we are and together we become more like Jesus. Not only is our relationship with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit strengthened in this group but also our friendship with one another.

When: The 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month @ 7:00pm,

Where: Heather Day's Home

Contact: Doreen Bishop

Bowl of Donuts

What: This group is for young married couples. We want to provide a "safe" place for couples and their families to be real about life and so we can encourage each other in the Word of God and build relationships. We are a group that has two things in common, our love and hunger for the Lord and we are all married with new and growing families. We create a fun, relaxed environment that builds deep friendships where we can share our hearts without fear, knowing others will love and encourage us where we are in life. We are an active group that likes to ahve fun and welcome married couples or those soon to be married to join us.

When: 2nd Saturday of the month, time varies

Where: Location varies, contact Dani

Contact: Dani 717 283 7851

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