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.



Current News    
Upcoming Events

Adult Forum – Sunday, March 5th – Patrick Atkinson, – “A God’s Child”

Adult Forum – Sunday, March 5th Patrick Atkinson, founder of “God’s Child” has a story to tell that you won’t want to miss.  He tells how he has worked with human trafficking, formed an orphanage in Guatamala, built schools, and the list goes on.  He has written books, has offices in Wayzata, Bismarck, ND and…

Come Hear…….

A presentation by Fardosa Hassan, Muslim Chaplain at Augsburg College; sunday, March 12: 12:15 pm potluck lunch, 1:00 pm presentation and q&a time. Talk to Pastor Gretchen if interested and sign up in the narthex.

Family Game Night

Friday, February 24, 6:00 p.m. —-???? Bring your friends! Bring Grandma & Grandpa! Bring your grand kids! Bring your neighbors! Bring an hors d’oeuvres to share. Bring on of your favorite games. Get yourself out of the winter doldrums and come have some good old fashion fun!!! Hope to see you there!!

KidPack Assembly

Tuesday, February 21, from 4-6 p.m at The Food Group, 8501 54th Ave. N. in New Hope.  Volunteers are always needed and appreciated.


Feed My Starving Children Mega Pack

As many as 10,000 Mega Pack volunteers for Feed My Starving Children hope to pack 2,000,000 meals during the week of February 22-26. Last year about 48 House of Hope members participated in severral group sessions. this year our group is scheduled for two sessions at the Eagan Building in Champlin.

Thursday, February 23 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Saturday, February 25 from 11am-1pm

A sign up for our session will be set up inn the narthex. Individuals can usually walkk in to pack during any of the 2-hour sessions.  Financial support is always welcome. Watch for more information on this event in coming weeks.


March 15—Apostles’ Creed

March 22—Lord’s Prayer

March 29—Baptism

April 5—Holy Communion

April 9—”Cry of the Whole Congregation”










 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