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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Hope Lutheran Church
113 South Jefferson Street
P.O. Box 87
Minneota MN 56264
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
Presentation of New Members:
Bryan & Jennifer Anderson
Drew & Christa Bouwman
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
email@example.com or call 507-
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-
Readers Needed: If you would be willing to read during a Sunday service, please
contact Stan Miller at 829-
Shetek Lutheran Ministries (Bible Camp) is accepting applications for summer staff.
Training will begin May 31. Go to www.shetek.org/work-
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-
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.