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.

Jun 16, 2019
Jun 16
Trinity Sunday, Liz Hulford preaching
Offering: Vacation Bible School
Jun 23, 2019
Jun 23
Start of 3-part sermon series in Galatians
Offering: Elim Christian Services
Jun 30, 2019
Jun 30
Part 2 of sermon series in Galatians
Offering: Deacon Special Fund
Jul 7, 2019
Jul 7
Part 3 of sermon series in Galatians
Offering: Chicago Christian Counseling

Recent Sermons

Jun 9, 2019

What’s a Paraclete

John 14:8-17, 24-27Roger Nelson
Jun 2, 2019

Glory Bleeds

John 17:20-26Roger Nelson
May 26, 2019

Living in Wartime

Hebrews 13:3, Acts 4:29-31Ted Boswell
May 19, 2019

One Little Word

John 13:31-35Roger Nelson
May 12, 2019

In the Grip

John 10:22-30Roger 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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