Some of Our Ministries

No matter your season of life, we want you and your family to join us! You are always welcome here at New Hope. Check out the ABOUT US "News/Bulletins" tab for the Announcements, Worship Bulletins, Newsletter, and more, as well as the "Calendar" tab for current schedules. For more information contact the church office.


Below you'll find Summer 2022 Camping Info for Luther Park. 

Registration and Scholarship forms are available now. Please note necessary deadlines.

  • Children

    First Communion Class to be announced


    The heart of children's ministry at our church is to teach kids about who God is and how God's word applies to their lives in creative and memorable ways. We want kids to know the Bible is full of interesting stories that matter in their lives today, that fun and games are definitely allowed at church, that there are adults in the church who truly want to love and lead them closer to Jesus. In other words, we want them to know that where God is, life is a lot more fun! For New Hope's Scholarship Application for Luther Park Bible Camp, download the document under Luther Park below.

  • Students

    We believe that junior high and high school students in our midst are world changers in the making. We want to guide our students in developing a personal faith in Christ as they step into their specific roles in the story God is writing in their lives. Confirmation is a two-year program. Worship/Sermon Notes. Students begin in 7th grade. We teach the faith, and engage the students in conversation about how faith fits into their lives. One year is concentration on the Bible, where we go through from beginning to end. The second year is a focus on the Small Catechism - The Lord's Prayer, The Ten Commandments, and The Apostles Creed. Students affirm their baptism at the end of the second year. For New Hope's Scholarship Application for Luther Park Bible Camp, download the document under Luther Park below.

  • Adults

    We have plenty of engaging events and gatherings designed to build the faith and community of our adults as well. Bible studies, men's and women's groups, and ongoing fellowship opportunities are available. We have a very active Quilters group that meets most Monday mornings throughout the year.

  • Sacrament of holy baptism

    We love to celebrate baptisms with families! For more information call or email the church office about dates and times.

  • Weddings

    If planning a wedding, and would like New Hope to be a part of your day, call or email the church office for more information. 

  • Our Missionaries in Southern Africa

    Philip works with companion churches, companion synods and mission personnel throughout Southern Africa, including the Republic of South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Swaziland, and Mozambique. He is also a resource person for ELCA-supported Christian education projects in southen Africa. Philip was born on a mission station in Lululand, South Africa, to missionary parents - Rev Jim and Arlene Knutson.

     

    Philip received his BA  in African Studies & French from the University of Minnesota. He has a Masters of Divinity from Luther Seminary; a Masters in Theology from the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicage; and Doctorate in Theology - Missiology from the University of Western Cape in Cape Town, South Africa. Lou has a BS in Home Economics and Education from University of Stellenboch, South Africa.

     

    Philip and Lou enjoy running, cycling, hiking, windsurfing, reading, and movies. 

    We are grateful for our partnership with Philip and Lou and the work that they do in South Africa.

     

    Contact:                                            Email:

    P. O Box 2192                                    knutson@iafrica.com

    Clareinch 7740                                   Philip.Knutson@elca.org

    Cape Town

    Republic of South Africa




  • New Hope Comforters

    New Hope Comforters usually exceed the 1,000 goal in quilts made annually. 1,018 were made in 2017. Some are distributed locally, and 740 were given to Lutheran World Relief (LWR). In addition the group supplied 125 personal care kits, 158 baby care kits, 183 school kits, and 6 fabric kits to LWR. A special collection was also received for "Project Comfort", to help fund shipping costs.  Supplies are also sent to Global Health Mission, including hospital gowns, lab coats, devotional booklets, AIDS/Hospice kits, newborn kits, and boxes of bandages. Join them Monday mornings in the Fellowship Hall at the Sand Creek site. A good cause, good fellowship, and always good food!

  • Luther Park Bible Camp 2022

    Loccated on Prairie Lake in Chetek, WI, is our neighborhood camp, a valued ministry partner. Download New Hope's Scholarship Application here. Applications must be in the church office by April 1st.

    KEY DATES for 2022: 

    1. NEW HOPE’S SCHOLARSHIP APP MUST BE RECEIVED IN OUR OFFICE BY APRIL 1. 
    2. SEPARATELY, YOU MUST REGISTER YOUR CHILD(REN) WITH LUTHER PARK BY MAY 1 and pay deposit to then receive scholarship. Online Registration avaliable at www.lutherpark.org
  • New Hope is part of The Northwest Synod of Wisconsin, which is one of 65 synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. It is comprised of 199 congregations, over 93,000 members, and over 300 rostered ministers. Synod means walking together, which describes our interdependent ministry relationship.  

When it rains, we go bowling!


Affirmation of Baptism 2019

Emmelee Shipley, Grace Neilsen, and Billy Messinger celebrated their Affirmation of Baptism at New Hope on May 19. "Father in heaven, for Jesus' sake, stir up in them the gift of your Holy Spirit; confirm their faith, guide their lives, empower them in their serving, give them patience in suffering, and bring them to everlasting life." (Photo by Roger Paulson)

Affirmation of Baptism 2020

Tucker Clemetson, Parker Gorniak, Lilly Kunkel, and Ella Shipley celebrated their Affirmation of Baptism at New Hope on September 27 at our Pine Creek Site. "Father in heaven, for Jesus' sake, stir up in them the gift of your Holy Spirit; confirm their faith, guide their lives, empower them in their serving, give them patience in suffering, and bring them to everlasting life." (Photo by Roger Paulson)