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.

Mar 17, 2019
Mar 17
Second Sunday of Lent, choir singing, lament
Offering: Tuition Assistance
Mar 24, 2019
Mar 24
Third Sunday of Lent, sermon series in Luke, lament
Offering: Roseland Christian Ministries
Mar 31, 2019
Mar 31
Fourth Sunday of Lent, lament, communion (intinction)
Offering: World Renew
Apr 7, 2019
Apr 7
Fifth Sunday of Lent, baptism and welcoming new members
Offering: St. Damian Food Pantry
Apr 14, 2019
Apr 14
Palm Sunday, lament and welcoming new members
Offering: New Leaf Resources

Recent Sermons

Mar 24, 2019

Repentance

Luke 13:1-9Roger Nelson
Mar 17, 2019

Politics

Luke 13:31-35Roger Nelson
Mar 10, 2019

Hunger

Luke 4:1-13Roger Nelson
Mar 3, 2019

Not Yet

Luke 9:28-36Erin Pacheco
Feb 24, 2019

Swallowed Up in Victory

1 Corinthians 15:35-38, 42-57Roger Nelson
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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