Hope Lutheran Church seeks to strengthen our faith in Jesus Christ,
to proclaim the gospel to others, and to strive for unity in Christ.
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Hope Lutheran Church
113 South Jefferson Street
P.O. Box 87
Minneota MN 56264
Fellow Members of Hope,
The Lutheran community in Minneota has been in transition in 2017 as the congregations of Hope Lutheran and St. Paul’s Lutheran have approved the agreement to share pastoral leadership following the vote taken in each parish on September 24th. This vote follows very diligent cooperative work by the leadership of both congregations. This agreement will now be forwarded to the Synod.
This is an exciting time for our church and as we proceed forward to our official start date in March of 2018 we must do so prayerfully and with a spirit of Christian cooperation. Pastor Bruce has agreed to provide his leadership for this new association and we are very thankful for his service to our church and community.
We have had a very successful community effort to raise relief funds for the victims
of Hurricane Harvey. With combined contributions from the Catholic, Lutheran and
A large screen video monitor has been purchased with memorial money gifted to provide
Our parsonage facelift project is nearly completed and as we saw at the open house, we have a beautiful home that will certainly be an asset we can be proud to show a prospective pastor’s family. Thanks to all of the volunteers who helped with the project and to Roberta Josephson, Nona Gottskalkson and Tony Opdahl for their hours of hard work and leadership over the last 10 months!
With the necessary upgrade at the parsonage, our building fund has been depleted. As we move into the full schedule of church activity this fall, please help us rebuild this fund with your giving. There are special building fund envelopes to use for this purpose in addition to our regular giving.
This is an exciting time at Hope Lutheran! As we move forward through the next year let us remember our Christian mission as we build a new Lutheran community and strive for unity in Christ.
Chairman, Hope Lutheran Church
Parsonage Facelift 2016 -
We were excited to show the parsonage to the congregation on Sunday, September 24th following church!
Working (and sweating) together has been the best part of this experience. Following 10 months of many hours of hard working volunteers sharing Monday days and evenings, as well as some Thursday nights and Saturday mornings, and hours planning and picking up items behind the scenes, we are very close to completion of this project.
A few of the improvements that were accomplished include:
We found mold in the bathrooms, all the exterior walls and the ceilings in the basement
which added demolition and rebuilding to our time and the cost of the project. We
also need to widen doorways and add a half-
We have depleted the building fund at this time, but need to purchase window treatments throughout the house, replace the unusable wood burning fireplace with a gas insert and get the chimney professionally cleaned, replace the driveway, and fix the front and back steps to avoid more water damage in the basement.
The Facelift was much more that we anticipated at the beginning of this project, but a wonderful house has turned into a beautiful, updated house that we as a congregation can be very proud of and one that will certainly be attractive to a Pastor and their family.
We will put some of the any pictures taken during the remodeling on our Hope Lutheran Church website. Thank you again to the many volunteers that helped with the Parsonage Facelift.
The Parsonage Facelift Committee
Calling all Thrivent members!
With Thanksgiving approaching, the Northland Region Thrivent Member Network, of which the Marshall office is a part of, has issued a challenge called Give Thanks and Give Back-
500 = $500: From November 1st to November 30, we need to collect 500 items or more and our local food shelf in Marshall will receive $500 from the Thrivent Member Network. So for now, start bringing in items and place them in the narthex and we will be counting items. More information will be coming and watch for an updated count to see how close we are to our 500 items. The challenge will provide gifts up to a total of $50,000.
Turn Off The Lights
When church members are using the church you are asked to PLEASE turn off the lights when you leave a room. Our electric bill could be lowered if everyone cooperated. Too often, an event has ended in our church and everyone simply walks out the door.
Be a good steward and hit the switch in the rooms you have used. Remember our custodians have full time jobs and can’t be here immediately!
Please help with the lights!