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
(507) 872-5215 Kitchen

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Hope Lutheran, Minneota, MN

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Presentation of Bibles:

3rd Grade:   7th Grade (Or Hadn’t Received One):

Pierce Ascheman  Hunter Danielson

Keatyn Bouwman  Dawson Dovre

Aiden DePestel   Madison Hennen

Aubree Deutz   Carson Javers

Taryn Myrvik   August Buysse (St. Paul’s)

Kalli Neyens   Kiersyn Hulzebos

Wyatt Opdahl   Sawyer DeSmet

   Grant Anderson

Presentation of New Members:

Bryan & Jennifer Anderson

Katie Boettger

Drew & Christa Bouwman

Angie DeVos

Grant & Daneca Moorse

Cari & Nathan Pohlen

In 2022 Hope Lutheran Church will celebrate 150 years of ministry and fellowship!

The church council has asked some of the committee members of the 125th Anniversary Celebration to start the process of securing dates and discussing special events to be planned for the celebration.  We will begin the planning, but will certainly welcome congregational input and will also need help in a variety of forms from all members of Hope Lutheran.

God’s blessing to our congregation as we begin this journey of planning and implementing this historic anniversary celebration of our church.

Students Making First Communion Sunday, March 28:

Nola Ascheman—Daughter of Trevor & Amie Ascheman

Brody Anderson—Son of Bryan & Jennifer Anderson

Alexis Bitker—Daughter of Russell & Jocelyn Bitker

Owen Dalager—Son of Michyl & Karen Dalager

McKenna Geisler—Daughter of Morgan & Dana Hilfers and Chris Geisler

Sophie Gillund—Daughter of Wade & Tegan Gillund

Jaedyn Houselog—Daughter of Troy & Jodi Houselog

Mason Javers—Son of Clint & Teresa Javers

Imogen Moriarty—Daughter of David & Jessica Moriarty

Making his First Communion at a later date is:

Owen Myrvik—Son of Matt & Patti Myrvik

Blood Drive—The Minneota National Honor Society Blood Drive is on Thursday, April 22nd in the basement at St. Edward’s from 12:30 to 6:30.  This event helps support members of our community and helps seniors at Minneota earn scholarships that will help them further their education.  Interested donors can contact Angela Lauer at angela.lauer@minneotaschools.org or call 507-872-6175, ext. 1193.

Soles4Souls—Teen Power will continue with their shoe collection until April 13th.  Please donate shoes, boots, sandals and tennis shoes to be shared with people around the world who may not have any shoes.  Even one of a pair can be donated as those are shredded and used for the base of playgrounds.

Bridal Shower—Please join us for a Bridal Shower honoring Jennifer Krog, bride-to-be of Alex Pohlen Saturday, April 17th.  Stop and stroll from 9-11 am at Hope Lutheran.  Gift registries can be viewed at the following links: https://www.pamperedchef.com/party/jenniferkrog0301


Readers Needed:  If you would be willing to read during a Sunday service, please contact Stan Miller at 829-4794.  Thank you!

Shetek Lutheran Ministries (Bible Camp) is accepting applications for summer staff.  Training will begin May 31.  Go to www.shetek.org/work-at-shetek to find more information and apply online.

Vacation Bible School—If anyone would be interested in volunteering to coordinate VBS for this summer, please contact the church office or one of the council members.


As many of you are aware, the recent Executive Order by Governor Walz allowed for the "Opening of churches at 100% capacity, with masks required.Six feet of social distancing must be maintained between households. No food or drink except when essential to perform a ritual or service (e.g. Communion), and singing is permitted as long as congregants remain masked.".This statement was taken from the MN Department of Health website.

What does this mean for Hope Lutheran?

1.) We will still need to maintain our social distancing, so every other pew will be taped off.The exception for this will be on Palm Sunday, when we will allow for the families of those making their First Communion to sit together.

2.) We will need to continue to wear a mask inside the church at all times.

3.) We will make a small adjustment to filling out the Covid-19 forms.You can now take those to your pew, fill them out & drop in the collection plate after the service. We hope this will improve the flow of people as we enter the church.

4.)We will be SINGING once again! Our Music and Worship committee will be meeting in the near future to select the songs for each service, and we are thankful for their contribution to the service!We will be singing an opening song, a song after the sermon, and a closing song.At this time, we will begin by singing a couple of verses, and hopefully will be able to increase that as time goes on.

We are thankful for the opportunity to join together as a congregation and to sing our praises! Our ultimate goal is to keep everyone as safe and healthy as possible.If you are not feeling well, please continue to watch the service on Facebook Live.