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Minneota MN 56264

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Hope Lutheran, Minneota, MN

Recuperating:  Pam Gregor, Sioux Falls VA Medical Center, 2501 West 22nd Street, Room 376, Sioux Falls, SD  57105

Thanks For Your Leadership

A hearty thank you to all our work group chairmen who fulfilled so many duties over the year at Hope Lutheran.  You are all appreciated for your time and effort!

Jamie Lanners is currently calling folks to fill these positions for next year.  Give her a call if you are willing to donate your time for a month.  She can be reached at 612-750-1683.


As a member of Hope Lutheran Church, I wish to thank those in attendance at the Live Nativity held behind Veteran's Park Saturday and Sunday night.

As a part of the event, a food drive was held, with donations being given to Kitchen Table Food Shelf in Marshall.  I’m excited to say that during our two-evening event, over 500 items were collected in our donation bins!

On November 1, the Northland Region of Thrivent Financial issued a challenge titled, "Give Thanks and Give Back", whereby the first 100 groups able to collect 500 or more items would be given a $500 donation for their local food distribution site, up to a maximum pay-out of $50,000.

We were able to meet that challenge, and Marshall's food shelf will be receiving a check for $500.

We hope that you took advantage of the warm weather and calm wind, and the chance to hear the Christmas story acted-out by a few of the youth of our church.

An added bonus, was meeting Clover the donkey, cattle, sheep, and a camel that was trucked-in from Brainerd the second night of the event!

Hot dogs, popcorn, and apple cider were

also served, and guests had the opportunity to go on a hay ride, to sit on bales fire-side, and to sing Christmas carols and visit with friends and family. In addition to food donations, attendees also were able to donate new or gently-used shoes to Soles for Souls.

In closing, thanks to all who were in attendance,

and thanks for sharing your busy weekend with our

church family!

Thanks to Pastor Bruce, as well, for all he did to make our third annual event a success.

Merry Christmas, one and all, and God bless us,

every one!

Sandy Josephson


A VHS tape of two events held at Hope Lutheran in December of 1992, the Sunday School Program and Community Christmas Cantata entitled"Glory to the Newborn King" has been found on a shelf in the chapel. It is a joy to watch both of them, as kids have grown up and have families of their own, and many people performing in the choir are now singing in the heavenly-choir! Due to the fact that 25 years have passed since the original recording, a conversion to DVD format was made in an effort to preserve the quality of both productions. Now that the events are on DVD, they are being reproduced and sold at a cost of $5 per DVD for anyone who would like to purchase one.There are two formats available: a DVD with both events, and a DVD with the Christmas Cantata alone.The DVD's are being made on an as-needed basis, and if you would like to purchase one, complete the information at the bottom of this insert and place it in the offering plate. You may also contact Chris at church, Ralph Hagen, or Sandy Josephson. Don't miss out on this opportunity to own these events from a quarter-century ago!Please share this information with others that you feel may be interested in having a copy as well. See this Bulletin for order forms.

Benefit for Chris Hanson will be Saturday, March 3rd, at the Minneota Legion, meal served from 5-7 pm with a free will offering (suggested $6).  There will be a Silent Auction and music provided by Nona Fay Karaoke.  The Silent Auction will end at 7:30 pm.  Silent Auction items are being accepted from now until February 25th.  Please sign the sheet in the Narthex.  Gift baskets (such as those for grilling, kids activities, fishing, Italian night, movie night, etc.), craft items, wood projects, gift cards/certificates, and baked goods are just a few ideas for the auction.  Thank you for your help and participation.

Donations for the February Walk Around on 2/18 will go to The Heartland Girls Ranch located in Benson, MN.  Their “Mission & Motto: “Healing Youth, Building Lives Through Success” signifies our commitment to providing a safe place for girls to experience success.in 1992, Heartland Girls’ Ranch (HGR) is a working ranch and group home licensed by the Department of Corrections for girls ages 12-21. HGR serves an average of 60-70 girls each year providing housing, supportive services, mental health and therapeutic equine programming and other trauma-informed therapies, and a dedicated school for the girls in our program. HGR has capacity of 24 beds in the Main House, as well as 8 beds in our Hearts for Freedom Program with specialized services for girls who have been sexually exploited/trafficked.

Sunday, Feb 11 - Sun March 18 -- Brad's Bucks are available from any Mission Trip 2019 participant. These are $10 gift certificates to Brad's Market.

Do you remember Hope Lutheran’s walk around offering and generous match by the Endowment Fund this past summer?  Our efforts and the efforts of others in the Marshall area raised over $17,000. We targeted our donations to the building of wells. Thanks to such generosity 4 wells were built! See letter and picture below.  

Thank you again, Darwin Dyce and all the other organizers of Marshall Area Global Relief.

On Wed, Dec 27, 2017 at 2:31 PM, Yura Fora<yura@araha.org>:

Hi Connie,

I hope all is well and you had a chance to enjoy your holiday with family and friends. I wanted to let you know that the water wells funded by the Marshall community has been completed.

Here are some general info about the wells:

They will benefit approximately 4,500 people plus their live stocks

Please see picture in slide show on home page

In the following weeks we should receive a full report which Br. Mohamad Sheik Omer will share with you once received.



Yura Fora
Marketing Coordinator