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Worship

We value worship that intentionally awakens us to the presence of God through the preaching of the Word and the celebration of the Sacraments. Therefore, we use the voices of the congregation in liturgy, music, prayer, and proclamation. We expect preaching to biblically-grounded, thoughtful, engaging, challenging, relevant, and responsive to the movement of the Spirit. And, we try to develop well crafted and participatory liturgies, including music that is thematically of one piece with the liturgy.

To that end we seek a balance of music that represents the best of Christian hymnody while intentionally including new forms of worship music. From September through May worship is aided by our fine choir under the direction of Dr. David Baar. You are always welcome to join voice with them.

We want worship to be authentic to our experience and tradition ~ while still being hospitable, accessible, and inclusive to a broad sweep of worshippers. So, we strive to worship in a manner that inspires, encourages, and sends us out to love and serve both God and neighbor.

Contact Info
Hope CRC
5825 W 151st Street, Oak Forest, IL US 60452
Phone: (708) 687-2095