Pastoral Care

If any of you suffers, we all suffer; if any of you rejoices, we all rejoice and bear one another’s burdens and so fulfill the law of Christ.

(1 Corinthians 12:26, Galatians 6:2)

 

As Christians living together in community we care about you and want to do everything possible to respond to your needs and make sure that you experience House of Hope as a caring, healing, and life-giving community.

 

Counseling

If you or a family member are in need of a visit or counseling, please contact Pastor Vinge.  We also have a list of trusted qualified counselors in the area for yo to connect with.

WHEN SHOULD I CALL THE PASTOR?  When there is…..

  • a death in the family
  • a serious illness
  • a marital/family disharmony calling for outside help
  • separation or divorce
  • unemployment/loss of job
  • birth of a child/adoption of a family member
  • handicaps, chronic illnesses, personal challenges calling for special care
  • anticipated weddings, baptisms
  • serious financial challenges/problems
  • serious loneliness or sense of ‘not being connected’ to House of Hope
  • dissatisfaction or misunderstanding related to House of Hope ministries
  • something fantastic yo desire to share with your entire church family

Befrienders

BeFrienders are lay men and women who offer a “sounding board” to others during those times in all of our lives when we could use a caring christian person to simply listen, reflect, and be present.  It is not ministry of advice and solution – it is simply offering the love that Christ instructed us to share in a non-judgmental way with a true spirit of acceptance for wherever the Friend is at that point in their life. This may be during an illness or after losing a loved one, being newly married or having a first child, having concerns in a marriage or with a family member, losing a job, contacting new members or congregational visitors – and the list goes on.

Baptism

In Holy Baptism our gracious heavenly Father frees us fromm sin and death by joining us to the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. By the waters of baptism, we are reborn children of God. To schedule a baptism, please contact the church office to speak to Pastor Vinge.

Weddings

A booklet is available online or  from the church office which guides you through the process of planning your wedding at House of Hope Lutheran.  The wedding guide includes arrangements with pre-marital counseling, rehearsals music, sample vows, fee schedule and more.  To schedule a wedding and receive your booklet, please contact the church office at 763-553341.

When you call, a date will be confirmed upon receipt of the registration form, signed policy covenant and forms.

Pastor Vinge will help finalize your wedding plans.

Wedding Book

Hospital Visits

To Schedule a visit from a pastor or BeFriender while in the hospital or at hoe, please contact Pastor Vinge.

Funerals

Please contact the church office to speak with Pastor Vinge regarding funeral arrangements and procedures. he will meet with you and your family to assist with the details of planning the funeral or memorial service.