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 you 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 you desire to share with your entire church family

Baptism:  In Holy Baptism our gracious heavenly Father frees us from 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 Rode.

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 763-553-3341.

When you call, a date will be confirmed upon receipt of the registration form, signed policy covenant and forms. Pastor Rode will help finalize your wedding plans.

Hospital Visits:  To schedule a visit from a pastor while in the hospital or at home, please contact Pastor Rode.

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