Outreach Opportunities at House of Prayer

The Outreach Ministry Team seeks to serve House of Prayer and the Greater Community. The charter of the team is to:

  • Serve as House of Prayer focal point for outreach to our neighborhood and community
  • Help select projects and approve outlay of funds for Outreach programs/projects
  • Organize fundraising activities to support outreach projects
  • Serve as House of Prayer representatives for local community and global outreach organizations
  • Advertise outreach opportunities to House of Prayer Congregation and organize and/or lead approved HOP outreach projects
  • Help enrich the lives of givers and receivers

Serve the Lord


Because of your generosity House of Prayer was able to provide assistance to our community, locally and worldwide. The Outreach Ministry Team made contributions as listed below during last fiscal year:
$10,000.00 – Mpls Area Synod
$6,386.50 – World Hunger
$2,716.03 – Simpson Shelter
$2,000.00 – Luther Park
$1,840.00 – VEAP
$1,222.00 – Friendship Fund
$1,000.00 – Lutheran Social Services
$1,000.00 – HOP Preschool
$748.00 – Greater Mpls Council of Churches
$718.91 – Loaves & Fishes
$500.00 – Meals on Wheels
$500.00 – Feed My Starving Children
$357.00 – Red Cross
$250.00 – ELCA Global Missions(Caminando Unidos)
$200.00 – Habitat for Humanity
$200.00 – Cinco De Mayo
$164.45 – Treehouse Dinner
$100.00 – MARC (Mall Area Religious Council)
$50.00 – Metro Lutheran (paper)
$10.00 – WIC

All funds that you give that are specified for a certain fund, such as world hunger, go to that fund. HOP just collects it and sends it out each quarter.

A special thank you to:
Steve Johnson for 10 years of leadership to Outreach Ministry Team.
Karen and Dave Steenson – Simpson Shelter coordinators
Mike Murphy – Loaves and Fishes coordinator
Cheryl Hjortaas – VEAP coordinator
Paul Danielson – Habitat for Humanity coordinator
Sue Burt – Meals on Wheels

Again thank you for your support.
Larry Edlund, OMT lead

Currently, the Outreach Team is working with the following organizations. For more information on any of these, contact Larry Edlund or Pastor Carlson:

    • Beyond the Yellow Ribbon (providing support for Richfield military families with loved ones deployed) Learn more
    • Caminando Unidos (providing support to strengthen families in Cuernavaca, Mexico) Learn more
    • Loaves and Fishes (providing supper to those in need) Learn more
    • Habitat for Humanity (building houses for low-income families)Learn more
    • Meals on Wheels (delivering lunches to homebound neighbors)Learn more
    • Simpson Shelter (HoP serves evening meals to the homeless once a month) Learn more
    • VEAP (Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People) Learn more

To find out how you can volunteer to help with any of these projects or organizations, please contact Larry Edlund for more information.

To view a Powerpoint Summary of the Outreach Ministry Team’s Mission and Accomplishments, Click Here.


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