Our Church Family

As the baptized imperfect people of Jesus Christ, we embrace the boundless grace of God, forever grateful for the unyielding love shown through His son’s sacrifice. As a church family, we work hand-in-hand in spreading Christ’s good news of the gospel, which is the forgiveness of our sins. Fulfilling God’s command, we baptize, administer the Lord’s Supper, and share His Word through proclamation. Within our church family lies an unbridled sense of kinship, as we cherish and honor each other just as God cherishes and honors us. We acknowledge that God is all-powerful and all-knowing, and His Holy Spirit makes us righteous, not our good deeds. Together as a church, we are free to love and serve our neighbors whether locally or around the world. United as one, we wholeheartedly believe in the one, true God – the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

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Christian Vitality

Statement of Faith

We, the baptized, responding to the grace of God known through Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit, unite together in God’s great commission to teach, preach and spread the Word of God known as the Gospel, and administer the Sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion ordained through His divine will, and revealed through the Holy Scriptures to be our way of life; for this reason this Congregation shall unite as members of Christ’s Holy Church, to love God and to love one another as God has loved us. We confess that all power and authority resides in God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ and is revealed through the power of the Holy Spirit, One God, now and forever.

What We Believe

We believe, teach and confess the only One Triune God, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. We confess Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and the Gospel as the power of God for the salvation of all who believe. We believe that the Gospel and the Mission of Christ have not changed. We believe that Jesus is the way, the truth and the life.
We believe, teach and confess that the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the written Word of God. Inspired by the Holy Spirit speaking through the holy men of God, they record and announce God’s revelation centering on Jesus Christ. Through them God’s Spirit speaks to us to create and sustain the Christian faith and establishes fellowship for the ministry of the Gospel.
We believe, teach and confess the Gospel of Jesus Christ, in that we as sinners are justified by God’s grace alone, through faith alone, in Jesus Christ alone, as revealed in the Holy Scriptures; and this Gospel is the sole criterion of our faith, teaching and life.
We believe, teach and confess the Apostles’, Nicene, and Athanasian Creeds as true declarations of our scriptural faith.
We believe, teach and confess our scriptural faith in accordance with the teaching of Lutheran Confessions, as recorded in the Book of Concord, and in our partnership with the Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ (LCMC).

Our Leadership

Our Pastor

Pastor Mark Nassen
Pastor Mark Nassen

Pastor Mark Nassen (pronounced Nay-sen) grew up in Sioux Falls, SD, and graduated with a degree in business economics from South Dakota State University. Prior to attending seminary, he worked in various industries, including banking and outdoor ministry. While studying at Sioux Falls Seminary, Pastor Mark worked in the Youth and Family Department at First Lutheran Church in Sioux Falls. He later started his internship at First English Lutheran Church in Lennox, SD, before joining Hope Lutheran Church in May 2022 with his wife, Gretchen.  Outside of his studies and church duties, Pastor Mark enjoys spending quality time with his loved ones, playing golf and pickleball, cheering on Minnesota sports teams, traveling, and listening to podcasts.

Our Council Members

President: Cliff Hadley
Vice-President: Kurt Dickson
Secretary: Bobbi Simons
Treasurer: Rich Reimer
Education Committee Liaison: Becky Picek
Family Life Committee Liaison: Mike Fuchs
Property Committee Liaison: Darren Simons
Mission & Evangelism Committee Liaison: Kerry Huber
Worship Committee Liaison: Beth Picek

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