Welcome to
Hope Lutheran Church

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Upcoming Events


May through – June 30th Services

7:30 am – Hope Lutheran

9:00 am – St. Paul’s Lutheran

10:30 am – Bethany-Elim Lutheran

June 15—Morning Bridal Shower for Katheryn Madson,  Fellowship Hall

July 7th – August 25th Services

8:00 am – St. Paul’s Lutheran

9:30 am – Bethany-Elim Lutheran

5:00 pm – Hope Lutheran

July 28-August 1—Vacation Bible School

August 10—Wedding for Matt Myhre & Katheryn Madson

August 24—Wedding for Amanda Prellwitz & Jesse Burau

The call committee is helping to coordinate getting Pastor Jon integrated into the congregation and community. We would like to invite you and your family to get to know Pastor Jon better by inviting him to join you and your family and or a small group for a meal. We encourage you to sign up for one of the time slots on the sign-up sheet on the secretary’s desk. Pastor Jon and his wife and son, if they are available, will be honored to join you at your home for an informal meal where you all can visit and become better acquainted.

Join Us On Sundays

SUMMER Schedule of Services

May 12 through June 30 Services

7:30 am – Hope Lutheran

9:00 am – St. Paul’s

10:30 am – Bethany-Elim

July 7 – August 25 Services

8:00 am – St. Paul’s

9:30 am – Bethany-Elim

5:00 pm – Hope Lutheran

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

If you missed worship on Sunday and want to hear the message please click this link.

The episode 2 of our teaching ministry is now live. Please click this link to listen to a deeper dive into the richness of Scripture.

Share with family and friends! Follow the podcast so that you can get alerted to new episodes.

~Learn More about Pastor Jon

Grant Anderson

Son of Brian & Jen Anderson

Ethan Barsness

Son of Pastor Jon & Anna Barsness

Ryan Dalager

Son of Mike & Karen Dalager

Sawyer DeSmet

Son of Richard & Jasmine DeSmet

Teslyn Saltzer

Daughter of Saltzer

Church Calendar

Coffee & Fellowship—Following services in the Fellowship Hall.

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.

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

Vacation Bible School—July 29-August 1, Anyone interested in being a host family from the evening of Sunday, July 28 until the morning of Thursday, August 1 for 4 counselors.  You only need to provided room and breakfast.  One host family for all 4, or 2 host families to host 2 counselors each.  If you are able to host, please contact Aime Ascheman at 320-249-5285.  

Confirmation Coordinator—If you would be willing to coordinate Confirmation for the 2024-2025 year, please contact Barb Knutson or a council member.  Barb has done this for the past 7 years and is ‘retiring’ from this position.  Thank you Barb for your years of coordinating this!   

Kitchen Remodel—Needing volunteers to serve on a committee to facilitate and remodeling our church kitchen. If you would to have input into the direction of this project and updating the flow and decor of the kitchen, I encourage you to contact Linda Nuytten at 507-829-9379. Will get you on the list and set up some meetings to hopefully complete them before fall.

Hope June 11 2023.pdf

This Week’s Bulletin

On April 22, executive council members of Bethany-Elim, St. Paul’s, and Hope Lutheran churches, along with Pastor Jon, met to discuss and plan our coordination of our pastor and his schedule. We discussed our programs, our worship service times, office scheduling, etc.  Church service times must be flexible as Pastor Jon intends to preach at all 3 churches each. Our Summer Schedule will be as follows to the right.

If our church service times are inconvenient, then we encourage anyone in the congregation to attend another service time at one of our “partner” churches. The service will be the same, the message will be the same and the Pastor will be the same. We hope this will become our new community of faith with all of us meeting and getting to know each other.

If you do attend another service but want to donate to our church, you can use our envelopes in any of the offering plates and the offering will be sent to your own church. Loose offering stays with the church in which it was given.

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 beginning in June.


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.