Summer 2020

You Deserve a Break Today!

September 6, 2020 • Peter Mueller

We live in a culture that values and applauds hard work and lots of it. Work is indeed something modeled for us by God and given to us to do to join Him in caring for His creation. The part we often forget in our culture is the essential needs for regular times of rest since we are made in the image of the God who also rested on the 7th day after six days of creating the world. God both commands and invites you and me into the gift of taking time to recharge from our labor so that we might labor with greater joy going forward!

The Church is a People

August 30, 2020 • Peter Mueller

It is disappointing and often difficult that we have not met together in-person as God’s people in the form of Hope Lutheran Church for so long. The good news, is that even when we are not in the church building, we are still legitimately the church - we are still God’s people and He is still with us! We can celebrate that and cling to the truth that we are still part of God’s family, even as we temporarily worship and connect in different ways in the past. There is great hope to be found in the reality that we are not alone and are still connected to the larger family of God!

Peace! Be Still!

August 16, 2020 • Kristofer Kunkel

​We are living through interesting times; there is so much uncertainty, anger, frustration, and finger-pointing. We don’t know what’s next. But we can trust God is present in the midst of it all and in control, even if we don’t see, feel or hear him.

Job: Caught in a Terrible Beauty

August 9, 2020 • Jonathan Kopecky

Sometimes we want things to go back to the way things were, but God does not live in the past, he lives in the present. He never left Job and we can be reminded that he has never left us.

Do Justice, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly

June 28, 2020 • Tom Pfotenhauer

As our country is feeling the pain of racism and the suffering that it has inflicted, God calls His people to do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God. The issues that our nation has been wrestling with in recent weeks are huge and overwhelming - there are many important ways to respond, but one of the first is to simply join with the biblical writers in lamenting the reality of injustice and crying out to God for mercy and healing. Today’s message is from guest preacher Pastor Tom Pfotenhauer (Patra Mueller’s brother) who serves Woodbury Lutheran Church, 45 minutes outside of Minneapolis, Minnesota.