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

National ELCA Youth Gathering Houston – 2019

The National ELCA Youth Gather in Houston will be held June 25-July 2, 2019 in Houston, Texas. All youth in grades 8-12 are invited! Talk to Pastor Gretchen if you are interested.  Early registration ends November 15th.

Wildfire Women’s Luncheon

There will be a luncheon for women of the Wildfire congregation n Sunday, November 12 at 12:00 pm. We will gather at First Lutheran Church of Crystal for food and fellowship. Bishop Ann Svennugsen will be speaking on women in leadership.  Women of all ages are welcome! The cost is $10.00 Please see Pastor Gretchen…

News from Near

Thanks to all who donating school supplies for this year!  This year’s supplies were given to 304 students from 100 families.  This included 136 elementary, 70 middle school and 87 high school students. Help Wanted!!!!- we are looking for volunteer drivers to do pick-ups at Cub Foods.  We need men who can do heavy lifting…

We Need Milk Jugs!!

What do we need: gallon-size plastic jugs from milk or orange juice; just the jug, not the cap; rinsed out, please! We need 200 of them! Why do we need them?  Joe Brehmer will use them to plant seeds in January which will grow into perennials to be planted around the worship space patio.  It’s…





Employment Opportunity

House of Hope Lutheran Church, 4800 Boone Ave N, New Hope, MN is looking for a part-time administrative assistant.    Duties include management of the church office: hospitality, management of communications including telephone, print, electronic and Internet applications; payroll and accounts payable, mail, office supplies and oversight of building usage.  If you are interested call the church office – 763-533-3341 or email office@hohlc.org. Deadline is Nov. 30.  Click to see complete job description.




Wednesday, November 22 – 7:00pm
St. James Lutheran Church, Crystal



Jesus and Me Time!

Our 5th graders are meeting to prepare for their first communion in the spring. Our next time together is Wednesday, November 8 from 5-6 p.m.



Poinsettias Sales

The Worship and the Arts Team is taking orders for poinsettias. You may order poinsettias to be used for decorating our sanctuary (which you may take home after Christmas services) and you may order poinsettias for your home and for gifts. Our poinsettias are top
quality, locally grown poinsettias from Malmborg’s Greenhouse. These large plants with abundant color will brighten our sanctuary and your home through the holidays and beyond. The traditional red poinsettias are $8.00 for a 4.5” pot, $14.00 for a 6.5” pot and $28.00 for an 8” pot.

Members of the Worship and the Arts team will be available in the narthex to take your order on Sundays, November 5 and 12.