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SERVING OTHERS

There are many opportunities at Hope to use your gifts and interests to serve God by serving others. You will connect with others and build strong relationship by working together expressing God's love for all.

HOSPITALITY

What - extending grace to another

Why - to bless all who enter here

How - ushers, greeters & coffee connecters

When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them.

Always be eager to practice hospitality. Romans 12:13

Face it. People want to feel welcomed, loved, and have some kind of affection given towards them. That falls to us as a Christian. We are the ones Christ left to do that. Christ wants us to show His love to others. We could use your help in this ministry by volunteering to greet, seat & treat. Contact Pam

CHILDREN'S MINISTRY

The opportunity to serve in a variety of roles in our programs for children is not just for the parents of the kids involved. We value the mentorship that happens within this ministry. From teaching, to leading in song, to rocking babies, to preparing snacks, to playing games and doing crafts...there are so many ways to assist in helping teach our children the word of God and share His love with them. And whether you are currently raising young children, maybe approaching that phase of life, evolving from child to young adult, or way past that stage, you can minister to children. And in return, you will be amazed at what you learn from them.

EVANGELISM

Equips our Hope church family to reach out to those who don't yet know Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.

MISSIONS

We help spread the gospel around the world or to those across the street. Hope supports ministries and missionaries in the following foreign countries: Austria, France, Guatemala, India, Japan, and South Sudan.

WORSHIP MINISTRY

Praise and Worship Teams

Help lead our congregation during the worship service with your gifts of music with voice, instrument or technology.

Choir

The Hope Adult Choir is a group of people who enjoy singing and ministering to others through the gift of song. Choir meets on Wednesday nights from September through the beginning of May between 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the Choir Room. They sing every other week, generally the first and third Sundays of each month. We also often prepare a cantata at either Christmas or Easter. Please click here to email Lowell Larson if you are interested.

COMMUNITY MEAL

A COMMUNITY MEAL is served at Hope Covenant the 4th Saturday of each month. This is a wonderful OPPORTUNITY to reach out to our community with the love of Christ! It is a MINISTRY that was started by Bethlehem Lutheran Church. When they sold the building to Hope, they requested that this MINISTRY to those in need, be continued here due to its centralized location.

Hope fronts the cost of food each month and Bethlehem picks up the needed supplies of food. It is greatly appreciated when any from Hope’s body, who are willing to set up, prepare, serve and clean up (between 9:00 and 1:00) help with this monthly event.

We are instructed in Romans 12:13, to

"SHARE WITH GOD'S PEOPLE IN NEED. PRACTICE HOSPITALITY."

This is not only an opportunity to SERVE OTHERS, but it's a great time of FUN and FELLOWSHIP between fellow Christians and with those who are still waiting to experience Christ's love. We are called for "such a time as this." Pam speaks from experience when she says, "YOU are the one who will come away BLESSED!"

GUATAMALA STOVE TEAM

Hope Covenant Church of St. Cloud, MN has partnered with HELPS International since 2006 to make a dramatic difference in the lives of 880 families and students and staff in 10 elementary schools in the central highland departments (states) of Nebaj and Sololá..

Our teams went to Sololá to to work with 120 families and 4 elementary schools.

100% of our stove/water filter budget are donated funds that are tax deductible and provide each family with an Onil (indoor) stove, Nixtamalera (outdoor) stove, and gravity water filter. The extremely well designed “Onil” stove, in addition to eliminating illnesses and injuries, reduces fuel consumption expense by 70% as well as reducing air pollution caused by inefficient cooking fires and the deforestation of the Guatemalan highlands.

This assistance helps each family break out of their chronic exposure to illnesses and injuries as well as extreme poverty and provides them with the opportunity to become self-sufficient. The families also receive 2 Gideon New Testaments/Psalms/Proverbs.

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