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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113 South Jefferson Street
P.O. Box 87
Minneota MN 56264

(507) 872-6446 Church Office
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Hope Lutheran, Minneota, MN

Fund Balances:  General

$ 19,695.15

$   2,965.62

Petty Cash:


$    712.85

$  4,.85.54

Building Savings:


$     150.60

Annual Report of 2017 Business

Will We Do It Again?

The HLCW held their 28th annual Ascension Brunch on May 10th with 75 guests attending.  The question now is, will we do it again?

Plans have been forming since Christmas as we got ready for this event.  Finding a speaker, making angels, finding decorations, making food and getting out publicity are some of the details to be carried out.  With all of the Prairie Conference members invited to attend, the number actually coming changes from year to year.

Pastor Eric Natwick was scheduled to be our speaker but illness restricted him from coming.  With short notice, Pastor Julie Smith of Springfield, a former Minneota resident, came and delivered a wonderful Ascension Day message.

Other participants in the program included Pastor Bruce Drackley, special music and accompanist Nona Gottskalkson, Secretary Barb Fodness and President Gayle VanVooren.

The tables were lovely, set with table cloths, the church dishes, iridescent centerpieces made by Doretta Addison and angel pins at each place setting made by Sandy Josephson.

Food served at this gathering consisted of fluffy ham and eggs, fruit, and assorted muffins.  Many of the HLCW members gathered to set the tables, make and serve the food and then eventually clean up and wash table cloths.

So will we do it again?  Our HLCW members will meet and make that decision soon.  For we are one of very few churches that commemorates this special day in our church history.

Comments from those attending were highly positive as they prepared to leave Hope Lutheran after a morning of worship, singing, praying, and dining together.

Gayle Van Vooren, HLCW President

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Respectfully Submitted, Chris Hansen, Secretary