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

Annual Meeting and Pot Luck

On January 28 at 10:30 we will be having a Post Luck dinner before the Annual Meeting begins.  Items to bring as follows: Last names: A-H Please Bring Deserts I-R Please Bring Main Dish S-Z Please Bring Salads

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…






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“Lift Every Voice”

Feb. 14 Ash Wednesday – Worship at Noon and 7:00 p.m.
Feb. 21 soup Supper 6:00 p.m. – Worship 7:00 p.m. Hannah
Feb. 28 soup Supper 6:00 p.m. – Worship 7:00 p.m. Miriam
Mar. 7 soup Supper 6:00 p.m. – Worship 7:00 p.m. Samaritan Woman
Mar. 14 soup Supper 6:00 p.m. – Worship 7:00 p.m. Deborah
Mar. 28 soup Supper 6:00 p.m. – Worship 7:00 p.m. Dorcas







It’s Time to Sign Up for Camp Wapo!!!!

THINK SUMMER, THINK WARM!!!!!! ———–Kids finishing grades 2 and 3 can sign up for a weekend with SEEDS for August 3rd-5th. Kids finishing grade 4 and up can sign up for the week of August 5th-10th. House of Hope pays for half of the fee!!!

Youth Gathering Meeting

February 18th after church, youth and adults sign up for the Your Gathering in Houston. Meet in the Youth room to start preparing for this summers adventure!!!