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
150th Anniversary Celebration-
We have Hope Lutheran apparel available with our 150th Anniversary Logo – ‘Hope is Our Anchor’, from Hebrews 6:19. Please use the following link to complete your apparel order: https://hopelutheranchurch2021.itemorder.com/
Beautiful 150th Anniversary ornaments are ready for sale for $12.00 in the narthex following church. They are keepsakes for our congregation and everyone who’s grown up at Hope Lutheran. We have a limited number of ornaments.
Do Good, Feel Good!
Do you need a New Years’ Resolution? A new year, a new purpose! Give away your new or gently used shoes to help provide shoes for someone in need. Almost everyone has a closet with at least one pair of shoes that aren’t worn or an old pair that may end up in a landfill. Give those shoes to Hope Lutheran Teens and know that steps are being taken to make those usable.
Hope Lutheran Teen Power is now collecting shoes for our annual shoe drive. The collection of shoes, sandals, boots, and all other footwear starts now in December and will run through February 2022. We gather footwear and deliver our donations to Schuler Shoes in St. Cloud, MN. A few years ago, one of the employees at the drop off point at Schuler Shoes shared with us that after the shoes are paired and sorted, the shoes go to four different places. The new and nicer ones may be donated to shelters and then sold at shelters for $5.00 with the money then being donated to the shelter food shelf, some shoes stay in Minnesota with a program called ‘Shoe Away Hunger’, some go to other countries where they are needed for people without shoes, and the rest, if pretty worn out or are singles, are shredded and used for playground surfacing of rubber mulch.
It is estimated that approximately 400 million children worldwide, more than the
entire population of the US, live in pronounced poverty. Many of these children will
grow up never having had a pair of shoes, resulting in significant ramifications
for their health and well-
Clean out those closets and bring bags or boxes of your household’s footwear to Hope Lutheran Church!
2022 Offering Envelopes—are available to be picked up in the Narthex.
Coffee & Fellowship—Following services in the Fellowship Hall.
Readers Needed: If you would be willing to read during a Sunday service, please
contact Gale VanVooren at 872-
The Hope Lutheran Annual Meeting will be on January 23rd, 2022. The Nominating Committee is meeting soon to seek out leaders who will guide our congregation to fulfill our mission of Jesus Christ. Please pray for their deliberations as they call on people from our congregation to ask them to serve on our Hope Lutheran Church Council, Nominating Committee, Endowment Committee, Cemetery Board, or who would be our representatives to the Synod Assembly in June. If you or someone you know would be a good leader for Hope Lutheran, please leave a message at our church office. We would love to have people volunteer to place their names on our ballot and then be voted in for a leadership role during the Annual Meeting.
PUPS Group Begins
A support group of Hope Lutheran members began meeting this past year for a monthly meal at our local restaurant. The first meal found eleven people joining together to enjoy their meal, and it was the beginning of the monthly gathering.
The group meets on the third Thursday of each month at 5:30 at the City Hall Bar & Grill, using their small private room in the back of the building. We have named ourselves the PUPS…the “Picking Up the Pieces” group.
Each of us has lost a loved one (husband or wife), and we find that eating along can be just that … lonesome. Our gathering has brought about smiles, jokes, laughter, and a general good feeling of not being so alone. The mood is light, the food is good, and we gather finding friendship as men and women of the church.
Come and join us as we meet informally each month. Our next meal will be shared on Thursday, January 20th, at 5:30 pm at the City Hall Bar & Grill.
Attention Work Group Leaders
New Work Group leaders are now in place for 2022. First of all, that you for being willing to serve as leaders for the month you have chosen. We are thankful for folks who are willing to step out to help with the chores/duties that need to be taken care of.
Some of you have served before and know what to expect, but we have some new leaders who may have questions as to what is expected of them. Therefore, a meeting has been set for Sunday, January 30th after our normal church service. Please meet in the Fellowship Hall for a cup of coffee and a chance to ask questions. A pamphlet has been prepared for you and you can pick it up at that time.