Worship

Worship

What We Value

We value worship that intentionally awakens us to the presence of God through the preaching of the Word and the celebration of the sacraments.

We use the voices of the congregation in liturgy, music, prayer, and proclamation. We expect preaching to be 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.

We want worship to be authentic to our experience and tradition while still being hospitable, accessible, and inclusive to a broad sweep of worshippers. Thus, we seek a balance of music that represents the best of Christian hymnody as well as new forms of worship music.

Most importantly, we strive to worship in a manner that inspires, encourages, and sends us out to love and serve both God and neighbor.

Upcoming Schedule

A look at our upcoming Worship Services, Sundays at 10:00 AM.

Dec 8, 2019
Dec 8
Second Sunday of Advent, choir singing, sermon series in Matthew
Offering: Assn. for a More Just Society
Dec 8, 2019
Dec 8
Service of Lament & Longing at 6:00 PM
Offering: N/A
Dec 15, 2019
Dec 15
Third Sunday of Advent, choir singing, sermon series in Matthew
Offering: Resonate Global Mission
Dec 22, 2019
Dec 22
Fourth Sunday of Advent, Children’s Pageant
Offering: Rehoboth Christian School
Dec 24, 2019
Dec 24
Lessons & Carols Service at 6:00 PM
Offering: N/A

Recent Sermons

Dec 8, 2019

Repentance

Matthew 3:1-12Roger Nelson
Dec 1, 2019

Expectation

Matthew 24:36-44Roger Nelson
Nov 24, 2019

Stewardship of Pain

Matthew 25:14-30Jeff Munroe
Nov 17, 2019

Apocalyptic Jesus

Luke 21:5-19Roger Nelson
Nov 10, 2019

A Snapshot of Suffering

Job 19:23-27aMoises Pacheco
Music & Choir

Music & Choir

Hope’s worship is aided by our fine choir under the direction of Dr. David Baar. All are welcome to join voice with them. Choir rehearsals are most Wednesday nights from 7:30 to 9:00 PM, Labor Day through mid-May.

In addition to their Sunday service schedule, the choir plays a lead role in worship on Ash Wednesday and Christmas Eve. Every Good Friday they lead worship with a major choral work, accompanied by a small chamber orchestra. Come and sing!

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