Future at River of Hope

September 22, 2022

The River Table met on Tuesday, September 20th. At this meeting we unanimously voted to recommend that we remain at the Event Center and renew our lease for 2023. There will be a congregational vote to decide whether to accept this recommendation immediately following worship on Sunday, October 9th.

—> Congregational Letter

August 12, 2o22

—> Congregational Letter

March 28th, 2022

On March 13th we had a congregational meeting to discuss where to meet once our lease is up at the Hutchinson Event Center. Please click the link below for the results from that discussion.

—> Worship Space Survey Results

January 20th, 2022

The last two Sundays we have had a chance to talk about where River of Hope has been and where God’s Spirit is leading us anew. As of right now our lease at the event center is not renewable and we need to find a new place sometime before next December. We have begun talking about at stake in the decisions ahead. You can find the notes from those meetings here.

—> Where have we been? Where are we going?


Meet Pastor Hans

Born and raised in Alaska, Hans attended Luther College in Decorah IA. He spent the last 25 years (running Dakota Road Music, a grassroots performance/publishing company) and cobbling together various musical gigs to do what he loves – getting people singing. He enjoys ultimate frisbee, hiking, biking, cooking, and has a soft spot for ice cream and most brands of chips. On his day off, he might be found weeding the garden, pruning apple trees, eating ice cream or hanging out with his spouse, Heidi Morlock or one of his boys, Nelson (23) or Simon (17). In all that he does, Hans prays and works for a world where all creation is seen as sacred.

Hans can be reached at 952-452-4988

2021 Lent

Midweek Lenten Worship and Songbook 

Set Your Space Together: 

  • Set aside a time each week for reflection.

As a household will you gather on Wednesdays via zoom for worship at 7pm, or does it work in your schedule to set aside time before bed or first thing in the morning with a hot cup of coffee? Set aside some intentional time each week to pause and enter into sacred space and reflection on what it means to be Christ’s disciples.

  • Find a way to mark your sacred space.

You might do this by lighting a candle and setting your table for dinner church, or you might curl up in a favorite chair or play some music that helps to ground you in this present moment. If you have kids in your household, consider including them in setting up an alter space each week. They can find a favorite blanket or table cloth to use, they can create a cross out of blocks or art supplies, and they can help prepare the supplies for the interactive elements each week.

Know that wherever and however you gather, this space is holy ground and God meets you here.

  • Gather this worship booklet and your RoH Lenten At-Home Kit which has the supplies needed for the interactive elements.

Check your email or the RoH Facebook Page for weekly prompts on the interactive themes

    • Take a few deep breaths to ground you in this present moment.

“Repeat to yourself: I am here. God is here. This space is holy ground. (Sanctified Art: Again and Again)

Prayer Practice Videos

November 22nd 2020

Hello and welcome! You will find our worship bulletin is found on our website here…

Posted by River of Hope Lutheran ELCA – Hutchinson, MN on Sunday, November 22, 2020

11.22.20, 25th Sunday after Pentecost




November 8th 2020


November 1st 2020

God Cares for the Widow

11.1.20, 22rd Sunday after Pentecost





October 25th 2020




October 18th 2020

Worship Service October 18th 2020

Hello and welcome to worship today October 18th. Please find out worship bulletin and river source on our website here –> https://riverofhopehutchinson.org/worship-2/worship-bulletins/

Posted by River of Hope Lutheran ELCA – Hutchinson, MN on Sunday, October 18, 2020

October 11th 2020

Worship Service October 11th 2020

Hello and welcome to the Live Stream of River of Hope worship service!! We are so glad you can be here with us today during the live service. Please see worship bulletin and River Source here https://riverofhopehutchinson.org/worship-2/worship-bulletins/

Posted by River of Hope Lutheran ELCA – Hutchinson, MN on Sunday, October 11, 2020

October 4th