Interim News

A Word from Pastor Galen
Greetings Friends.  I am beginning this week as your new interim pastor.  I will be explaining more about what that means for Cross of Hope in the next few weeks as we move together into this in-between time.  I will post times when I will be in the office for your convenience.  However, if there is an emergency, please let me know.  My email address is  My emergency phone number is 763-350-3898.  
My wife, Kris, and I live in Andover.  We have three grown children and six grandchildren who live nearby.  Kris is a retired school social worker from the Anoka-Hennepin District.  I have been working with the interim ministry team of the ELCA Minneapolis Area Synod for the past several years.  Most recently I served as interim at Prince of Peace in St. Louis Park.  
We look forward to these next months together.  Hopefully, we will be able to worship together in person in the not too distant future.  

Christ’s peace,
Pr. Galen Hora

We will be installing Pastor Galen this Sunday, Sept 13 at the 9:30 am service.  Coffee & treats will be served after the service.

Worship with your Church Family

Worship on Sunday 

Worship will be in the front of the church for the next couple of weeks.  Bring your own lawn chair.  

We will continue to Live Stream the services for those who aren’t comfortable coming to in-person Worship yet.

Faith Formation

Sunday School Online

Sunday school will begin on September 20.  If you haven’t registered yet contact Jim VerBout at

Middle School/High School Online

Confirmation Orientation will be in person at COH on Wednesday, September 16 at 6:30 pm for 6th graders only.  All other grades will begin the following week.  If you haven’t registered yet contact Jim VerBout at

Women’s Bible Study
The Women’s Bible study will be starting on Thursday, Sept 17 at 10:30 am.  This study will be led by Stefani Lekkas.

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