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.

Jan 26, 2020
Jan 26
Third Sunday after Epiphany, baptism
Offering: Covenant Classical School
Feb 2, 2020
Feb 2
Communion, choir singing
Offering: Luke Society
Feb 9, 2020
Feb 9
GEMS Sunday
Offering: GEMS
Feb 16, 2020
Feb 16
Cadet Sunday
Offering: Cadets
Feb 23, 2020
Feb 23
Transfiguration Sunday
Offering: SW Chicago Christian Schools

Recent Sermons

Jan 19, 2020

Come and See

John 1:29-42Moises Pacheco
Jan 12, 2020

Longing to Hear

Matthew 3:13-17Roger Nelson
Jan 5, 2020

Of Kings and Kingdoms

Matthew 2:1-12Roger Nelson
Dec 29, 2019

Marking Time

Galatians 4:1-7Roger Nelson
Dec 15, 2019


Matthew 11:2-11Roger 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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