A CONGREGATION OF THE ELCA

COVID-19 RESPONSE

Dear Friends of Hope,

Therefore, since we are justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have obtained access to this grace in which we stand; and we boast in our hope of sharing the glory of God. And not only that, but we also boast in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit that has been given to us. ~Romans 5:1-5

We live in an unprecedented time.  With each day comes more information and with that information come additional recommendations for how we can best respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

In a desire to do our part, Hope Lutheran Church has moved worship from a physical gathering in our Sanctuary on Cedar Avenue to an online gathering until further notice.  To learn how to connect to our worship services, please click on the Worship Tab on this website.  We look forward to gathering in person when it is prudent to do so.

For those of you looking for sources for up to date information about COVID-19, a few that come highly recommended include:

Minnesota Health Department
https://mn.gov/covid19/

Johns Hopkins University & Medicine
https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/

Center for Disease Control
https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

In this time of uncertainty, we cling to our faith in God, who knows the concerns of our hearts and is with us in challenging times, remembering the words of Romans 8, “for I am convinced that nothing can separate us from the love of God that is Christ Jesus.”

If you have questions or require pastoral care of any kind in this time, please reach out to me either by email or cell phone. And please be in contact with one another.

In Christ,

Pastor Eric