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.

Nov 18, 2018
Nov 18
Choir, soloist, Chaplaincy Care Sunday
Offering: General Fund
Nov 22, 2018
Nov 22
Thanksgiving Day Worship Service at 10:00 AM
Offering: General Fund
Nov 25, 2018
Nov 25
Christ the King Sunday
Offering: General Fund
Dec 2, 2018
Dec 2
First Sunday of Advent, candles, choir, and communion (intinction)
Offering: Daystar School
Dec 9, 2018
Dec 9
Second Sunday of Advent, welcoming new members
Offering: TBD
Dec 9, 2018
Dec 9
Service of Lament at 6:00 PM
Offering: TBD

Recent Sermons

Nov 11, 2018

No Little People, No Little Places

Luke 20:45-21:4Ted Boswell
Nov 4, 2018

A Place in This World

Ruth 1:1-18Liz Hulford
Oct 28, 2018

Job’s Place

Job 42Roger Nelson
Oct 21, 2018

God’s Turn

Job 38:1-7Roger Nelson
Oct 14, 2018

Deus Absconditus

Job 23:1-17Roger 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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