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

Worship Live Stream during Advent starting Nov 29.
Sundays at 10:00 AM via YouTube.
Watch Live Stream

Jan 24, 2021
Jan 24
Worship via Live Stream – Third Sunday after Epiphany
Offering: Unity Christian Academy
Jan 31, 2021
Jan 31
Worship via Live Stream – Fourth Sunday after Epiphany
Offering: Luke Society
Feb 7, 2021
Feb 7
Worship via Live Stream – Fifth Sunday after Epiphany
Offering: GEMS

Recent Sermons

Jan 24, 2021

Third Sunday after Epiphany

Mark 1:14-20Roger Nelson
Jan 17, 2021

Second Sunday after Epiphany

John 1:43-51Roger Nelson
Jan 10, 2021

First Sunday after Epiphany

Mark 1:9-13Roger Nelson
Jan 3, 2021

Second Sunday after Christmas

John 1:10-18Roger Nelson
Dec 27, 2020

First Sunday after Christmas

Luke 2:22-40Roger 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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