Welcome to
Hope Lutheran Church

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Upcoming Events


July 21-July 28th Services

8:30 am – Bethany-Elim Lutheran

10:30 am – St. Paul’s Lutheran

5:30 pm – Hope Lutheran (Sundays)

July 20Morning Baby Shower for Becky (Adam) Josephson

July 28-August 1—Vacation Bible School
Join us following worship on July 28th for supper in the Fellowship Hall to kickoff VBS week!

August 4th – August 25th Services

8:30 am –Bethany-Elim Lutheran

10:30 am –St. Paul’s Lutheran

5:30 pm –Hope Lutheran (Saturdays)

August 10Wedding for Matt Myhre & Katheryn Madson

August 24Wedding for Amanda Prellwitz & Jesse Burau

Join Us On Sundays

SUMMER Schedule of Services

July 21-July 28th Services

8:30 am – Bethany-Elim Lutheran

10:30 am – St. Paul’s Lutheran

5:30 pm – Hope Lutheran

‘Journey with Jesus’ Bible Study

6:00 pm at Hope

on Thursdays
with Pastor Jon

Pastor Jon’s Office Hours

Monday: 7:30 to Noon

Tuesday: Bethany-Elim 8:30 to Noon

Wednesday: No office hours

Thursday: Hope 7:30 to Noon

Friday: Day Off

Holy Communion:
st & 3rd Sundays of each month

Hope Lutheran Church

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


(507) 872-6446 Church Office

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

412 East Lyon
Minneota MN 56264

Newsletter Archives


Pastor Jon’s Podcast

New Podcast! Check Out New Episodes Each Monday

Spirit Speak Podcast is a teaching ministry of Hope/St. Paul's and Bethany-Elim churches. We delve into the depths of the weekly sermons to uncover the profound truths and timeless wisdom they hold. Join us on a transformative journey as we explore the sacred texts, unraveling their messages and applying them to our daily lives. Grounded in the Word of God and spiritual reflections, we aim to illuminate the path of faith and understanding. Tune in each week to ignite your soul and connect with the divine through Spirit Speak.

Pastor Jon’s Message

We Want to Hear From You

In the monthly newsletter, you will see a link to take a survey as we seek to get your input on your experience at church. If you would prefer to take a hard copy you can find these surveys in the narthex. You can drop them off at the church office (Bethany-Elim) or my mailbox (Hope/St. Paul’s) at Hope Lutheran.

Bethany-Elim https://forms.gle/99huQugetwVC6C567

Hope/St. Paul’s https://forms.gle/F2Wk6tf8HcqFEw9M8

Church Calendar

Coffee & Fellowship—Following services in the Fellowship Hall.

Launching Small Groups this Fall!

Do you have a desire to make a difference with God’s Help? We need small group facilitators for our Small Group Ministry launching this fall. It’s easy! It’s painless! Training is provided (Begins in August). Qualifications: 1) love God, 2) love the members of your group, 3) say yes! That’s all. Call or text Pastor Jon (612-477-4673) or email pastorjonhlsp@gmail.com for more information.

Remember Online Giving—Click on the  “GIVE” button above.

Want to connect with Pastor Jon? Stop by during office hours at the church. Email Pastor Jon at pastorjonhlsp@gmail.com. Call/text Pastor Jon at 612-477-4673. Looking forward to connecting with members, regular attendees, and guests.  Pastor Jon is in his Hope Lutheran office Mondays and Thursdays from 7:30-Noon.
To easily schedule a time to meet Pastor Jon, go to this link!


You likely have seen the Come + See flyers that I have plastered all around town. During July I am going to actively invite people in our community to COME + SEE our churches. There are flyers in the narthex. I am asking all of you to grab a few and help me to encourage people to COME + SEE. Specifically, if you have neighbors or co-workers, or members of this congregation who have been absent for some time, please drop this off in their mailbox, knock on their door, and invite them personally using this flyer.

Cemetery Sexton Needed—If you would like to volunteer, please contact the council or the church office.

Hope June 11 2023.pdf

This Week’s Bulletin

Hope Lutheran is now on YouVersion!

With most people having a cell phone today, why not put the Bible on it so you can have it everywhere you go? Download the app using the link above to be a part of Hope Lutheran YouVersion. We will be adding Bible reading plans, sermon notes, and many other features in the coming months. The YouVersion app helps you stay connected to Jesus through His Word.

Calling all Prayer Warriors!

Do you have a heart and passion for prayer and intercession?

We have 2 opportunities for you to connect your heart and passion for prayer:

Do you feel comfortable coming alongside others in need of prayer following the Sunday service?

Join me for a dedicated time to pray for our churches that God will show us His will for our ministry:

Bethany-Elim – Tuesday at 12 pm – 1 pm

Hope/St. Paul’s – Thursday at 12 pm – 1 pm (at Hope)

If you have questions or to sign up to volunteer to be available for prayers after service, please contact Pastor Jon.

Not ready to take the summer off from learning about Jesus? Pastor Jon will be offering two options to Journey with Jesus in the form of an informal study of the Gospel of Mark.

Bethany-Elim – Monday at 6 pm

Hope/St. Paul’s – Thursday at 6 pm (at Hope)

All you’ll need is your Bible (or use one at the church) and a heart to explore the teachings of Jesus. Please sign up with Pastor Jon.