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.

Oct 21, 2018
Oct 21
Baptism, Trinity Christian Concert Choir and Honors Ensemble
Offering: Trinity Christian College
Oct 28, 2018
Oct 28
Choir singing and last part of Job
Offering: World Renew
Nov 4, 2018
Nov 4
Communion (intinction) and Liz Hulford preaching
Offering: General Fund
Nov 11, 2018
Nov 11
Ted Boswell preaching
Offering: General Fund
Nov 18, 2018
Nov 18
Choir singing, Chaplaincy Care Sunday, welcoming new members
Offering: General Fund
Nov 22, 2018
Nov 22
Thanksgiving Day Worship Service at 10:00 AM
Offering: General Fund

Recent Sermons

Oct 21, 2018

God’s Turn

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

Deus Absconditus

Job 23:1-17Roger Nelson
Oct 7, 2018

Blood, Mountain Dew, and Belonging

Matthew 28:18-20, Luke 22:14-23Roger Nelson
Sep 30, 2018

A Prayer Imperative

James 5:13-20Roger Nelson
Sep 23, 2018

The Good Life

James 3:13-18, 4:7-10Roger 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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