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.

Sep 15, 2019
Sep 15
Choir sings, new sermon series: “Letters to a Young Christian”
Offering: Bethany Christian Services
Sep 22, 2019
Sep 22
Communion (intinction) and “Letters to a Young Christian”
Offering: Calvin Christian School
Sep 29, 2019
Sep 29
Choir singing, and continuation of sermon series
Offering: Tuition Assistance
Oct 6, 2019
Oct 6
World Communion Sunday (intinction), choir singing
Offering: Calvin Seminary

Recent Sermons

Sep 15, 2019

A Place to Begin

1 Timothy 1:1-2, 12-17Roger Nelson
Sep 8, 2019

Church Health

Philippians 2:1-11Roger Nelson
Sep 1, 2019

Dinner with Jesus

Luke 14:1-14Roger Nelson
Aug 25, 2019

Heaven and Earth, Shaken and Unshakable

Hebrews 12:18-29Keith Starkenburg
Aug 18, 2019

A Controlled Burn

Luke 12:41-53Roger 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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