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 21, 2020
Jun 21
Summer Sermon Series - Worship via Podcast
Offering: Elim Christian Services
Jun 28, 2020
Jun 28
Summer Sermon Series - Worship via Podcast
Offering: Chicago Christian Counseling
Jul 5, 2020
Jul 5
Worship via Podcast
Offering: STRAT

Recent Sermons

Jun 28, 2020

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost

Genesis 22:1-14Roger Nelson
Jun 21, 2020

Third Sunday after Pentecost

Genesis 21:8-21Roger Nelson
Jun 14, 2020

Second Sunday after Pentecost

Genesis 18:1-15Roger Nelson
Jun 7, 2020

Trinity Sunday

Genesis 1:26-2:3Roger Nelson
May 31, 2020

Pentecost Sunday

1 Corinthians 12:1-11Roger 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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