Do you need something positive and uplifting to look forward to during the long, cold month of January?  Well, we have the perfect suggestion!  A community potluck dinner has been scheduled for Saturday, January 18th, at Blanchard Hall beginning at 5:00 pm.  New Hope Lutheran is hosting a community mission event incorporated with this community […]

women to plan 2020 year

Join us as we plan out the new year; 2020.  We will meet at 9:00 AM on Saturday January 11th at Stroz Inn; Hollandale to plan events for the upcoming year and gather for some social time.  Bring your calendars and ideas for missions and events that we can participate in this new year!  All […]


The Annual Meeting is scheduled for Sunday, February 2, 2020 at Blanchardville, with a potluck following. All Annual Reports are due in the church office by Friday, January 10th, in order to have them available two weeks before the meeting. Reports are needed from the president, treasurer, financial secretary, secretaries of the boards of trustees, […]

Bishop Election Process & Time Line

This process has arisen from consideration by the Bishop Election Task Force, the Synod Council and Executive Committee, and was originally drafted by Interim Bishop Peter Rogness. Over time, as it was reviewed and discussed, changes were made. It has been reviewed and affirmed by staff at the Office of the Presiding Bishop; it has […]


Iowa County Salvation Army Looking for Bell Ringers . . . The Salvation Army  has been serving Iowa County for many years helping neighbors who find themselves in emergency situations. The work is carried out by volunteers living and working in the community. Last year 211 people with emergencies were helped. Here are some highlights […]

Pastor’s blog

Pastor Carol Baumgartner enjoying her role as Lutheran minister, faith leader in Hollandale and Blanchardville’s ‘heart of four counties’ rural  community. Pictured above is interim New Hope Lutheran Church Pastor Carol Baumgartner. Readers undoubledly may have seen her leading services or may have seen her lead the ecumenical service at the Blanchardville Father’s Day Chicken […]

Women’s Fall/Winter Events

The first Tuesday of each month 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.  Blanchardville  (basement)  “Quilting time”   Beginners and Veterans encouraged to join in! November – Lefse making in Hollandale – November 12-14 November 23rd – Five Guys in Dinner Jackets-  Tentative and TBD-  Possible location: Monroe Arts Center-  Contact:  Chelsea Burkeland- she will update us as […]