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

KidPack Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to distribute food bags weekly on Fridays at Meadow Lake (9:45am), Lakeview (9:30am), or Forest (2:30pm) Elementary Schools. You will work in teams (minimum of two people). Allow 30 minutes to 1 hour for the bag distribution. Please contact Rose Wangen at 763-614-7570 or Rose_wangen@hotmail.com to volunteer for a time slot.

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…






Following church Sunday, January 28, 2018 10:30 a.m.


Annual “KidPack”Soup & Chili Fundraiser


Friday, January 26th – 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.
At St. James Lutheran Church of Crystal 6700 46th Place North Crystal, MN.
$8 for Adults, $5 for Children 12 and under -“To Go” orders for $8/pint, and $15/Quart
Support KidPack and enjoy homemade Chicken Wild Rice Soup, Tomato Basil Soup, or the very popular “KidPack Chili”! Tickets can be purchased in advance at any of the Wildfire churches or at the door. To donate items for a silent auction or to place “To Go” orders, contact Terry at 612-275-2067.