Hope Lutheran Church seeks to strengthen our faith in Jesus Christ,
to proclaim the gospel to others, and to strive for unity in Christ.
Copyright © Hope Lutheran
Hope Lutheran Church
113 South Jefferson Street
P.O. Box 87
Minneota MN 56264
Altar Guild meets the 4th Sunday of every month January -
In addition to preparing the altar cloths according to the church calendar events, Altar Guild also chooses and creates banners for the sanctuary.
Hope Lutheran celebrates communion the first and third Sundays of every month, and Altar Guild is there to prepare the communion meal and help serve the congregation during worship.
For more information contact Marlys Skaar, altar guild president, at 507-
Hope Lutheran's Praise Band leads our contemporary worship service the fourth Sunday
of every month September -
Blending popular contemporary Christian and tried and true revival and gospel tunes into their services, Hope Lutheran's Praise Band includes something for everyone at any age.
In addition to our monthly contemporary service, you can worship with the praise band during our summer outdoor service, usually in the month of June.
Jubilation Choir adds their anthems to most services, choosing a variety of music to fit the Sunday worship. This is a group of confirmed members of the church, from the youngest to the oldest joining forces to sing together. It is their leadership that helps everyone to learn new music throughout the year. Gayle VanVooren continues to be their director.
Hope Lutheran’s youth group involves students in grades 7-
The music program at Hope has a number of key elements to it. First, our organist Val Buysse is truly appreciated for her expertise during our services and Nona Gottskalkson is appreciated for her willingness to step forward in Val's absence to lead our worship services at the piano.
The Praise Band brings their contemporary music on the fourth Sunday of each month. They are a talented group of musicians with Nona Gottskalkson organizing the music for the singers. Their music is vibrant, spirited, and brings the message of the day clearer through the music that they perform.
Each Sunday features a different setting of music for the congregation to follow. Services are followed in the Lutheran Book of Worship and the With One Voice supplement. Through all of these settings, the Hope congregation can easily follow five different settings of music and liturgy with great ease.
Hymns are selected for each service, following the message of the day as closely as possible. New music is incorporated into the worship setting, while the older, treasured hymns are also used frequently. It is in this way that everyone has a chance to learn new music while also enjoying the old, more standard selections.
Hope Lutheran has been blessed by so many talented musicians over the years. They
lend their services by playing solos, joining in groups, and filling in when special
music is needed. Music lifts the soul -
Hope Lutheran Church Women
Hope Lutheran Church has many activities for the women. The HLCW (Hope Lutheran Church Women) meets monthly and plans many activities. They hold a church supper in October featuring Swedish meatballs and all the trimmings. This helps raise funds to be used for church improvement projects, charitable giving and to meet any other church related needs. This group has been collecting and delivering donated supplies to the Hospice House in Marshall which has been very enthusiastically received.
The Ascension Brunch held on Ascension Day. All the women’s groups in our conference are invited to come and listen to a message given by a different speaker each year.
Refreshments are served and an angel favor is given to everyone attending. This event is enjoyed by a large number of women from churches in the area and they look forward to it each year
Bible Study Circles
Hope Lutheran has three Bible Study Circles that meet monthly. These provide an opportunity to learn and discuss many of the teachings in the Bible. There is a meeting in the morning, one in the afternoon and one in the evening. This makes it possible for anyone wishing to attend to find a convenient time. Some of the Circles meet in member’s homes and some meet at the church. Of course there is always time for refreshments and for fellowship.
The Cheer Committee sends out greeting cards on holidays to people who aren’t able to be out and about very much. They also deliver flowers or fruit baskets to anyone who has been hospitalized or has had surgical procedures. They do exactly what their name suggests; they spread cheer to those who need it most.
Prayer Shawl Group
The Prayer Shawl Group meets monthly where they knit or crochet afghans, shawls and
lap robes for those who need them. They not only give them to the sick and shut-
There is also a Teddy Bear Group who collect new or gently used teddy bears to be placed in the church pews for anyone who need a hug to take home or to give to someone else who needs a soft little friend.
Hope Lutheran Church is a place where these is something of interest for everyone; especially women. Come, make new friendships, help those in need and lift up your spirit in worship.