Welcome to House of Hope!

Living out God’s grace we seek to be neighbors to all.


We encourage you to explore our ministry and join us for worship. We are proud to be a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and the Minneapolis Area Synod, located in New Hope, Minnesota.

House of Hope Lutheran Church is a Reconciling in Christ Community.  All are welcome to worship, to hear the Good News, to receive the sacraments, and to participate fully in fellowship and service.  God loves us unconditionally and we endeavor to be a place where that same hospitality is extended to everyone.  Following Christ we seek justice and reconciliation among all peoples. We welcome everyone, without exception and regardless of sex, race, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical and mental ability, age or station in life, faith or creed.  Each person is a unique creation of God and through Grace, is a child of God.  We are very glad you are here.


House of Hope Events




News  & Upcoming Events

















Seniors Event

FOR SENIORS . . .  Wednesday, April 12, at 11:30am House of Hope Potluck Lunch (bring a  favorite dish to share) Free will offering. Entertainment will be the Rod Cerar Band.

Mixed Couples’ Golf League

TIME TO DUST OFF THE GOLF CLUBS! Wednesday nights beginning May 17 Eagle Lake Golf Course Meet at a local establishment after playing for supper and social time All levels of golfers welcome! To sign up or for questions contact Cheryl or Paul Wallenfelt 763-593-9232 or wallenfelt@comcast.net  

Adult Forum- Sunday, April 23 – Patrick Atkinson – “A God’s Child”

Adult Forum – Sunday, April 23 Patrick Atkinson, founder of The God’s Child Project, will be with us on Sunday, April 23.  Please mark your  Calendars and bring family and friends to hear about his project to care for, educate, and  provide medical care to over 5,000 orphaned and poverty-stricken youth in the U.S.,  Guatemala,…

KidPack Assembly

Tuesday, April 25, 4:00-6:00pm  The Food Group 8501 54th Ave New Hope Volunteers are always needed and much appreciated. The Kid Pack program supports approximately 4,500 local area school-age children monthly. Thank you for your dedication to this much needed ministry.

Living Well — A free Living Well workshop is open to adults of all ages who have ongoing health problems or care for those who do. This is a six-session series.  All workshop participants will receive a free book: “Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions”.  All workshop completers will receive a $25. gift card. The workshop will be held on Fridays from 9-11:30 a.m. at First Lutheran Church of Crystal. A continental breakfast is included. The dates are April 21,28 and may 5, 12, 19, 26. It is co-sponsored and funded by Bonfire Ministries Heal and Wellness, the Fairview Foundation, Fairview Community Health, the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging, and Minnesota Department of Health. to sign up or learn more contact 612-706-4557 or livingwell@fairview.org.  Space is limited so if you are interested in attending please sign up soon.  for additional information you can contact Shirley Fulmer.



This year we are doing something new—offering an Easter Vigil, Saturday, April 15 at 7:00pm. The vigil bridges the time between Good Friday which celebrates the cross of Christ and Easter Sunday which celebrates the resurrection. The Easter Vigil tells the story of God’s people from the beginning of time and lifts up some of the highlights of the Biblical story. It will be both joyful and meaningful!





Time to “think spring”, planting season will soon be upon us!!!!!



Family Camp at Wapo – Families are invited to camp at Wapo this summer July 7th-9th. Activities for kids and adults. Let Pastor Gretchen know by March 1st if interested.   All 6th-12th graders are invited to camp this summer the week of August 6-11 at Wapo. Children in 2nd and 3rd grades can attend the “Seeds Weekend” August 4-6. The theme this year is “Fearless”. Talk to Pastor Gretchen if you are interested. You can register online by March 15.

Bible School this  summer are July 24-27.  The theme is Maker Fun Factory-celebrating the joy of God’s creation and our own creativity? VBS is open to all children 3 years old-th grade and youth.

Talk to Pastor Gretchen