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.

Mar 29, 2020
Mar 29
Fifth Sunday in Lent - Worship via Podcast
Offering: Denominational Ministry Shares
Apr 5, 2020
Apr 5
Palm Sunday - Worship via Podcast
Offering: New Leaf Resources
Apr 10, 2020
Apr 10
Good Friday - Worship via Podcast
Offering: N/A
Apr 12, 2020
Apr 12
Easter Sunday - Worship via Podcast
Offering: Christian Education Fund

Recent Sermons

Apr 5, 2020

Palm Sunday

Romans 8:18-27Roger Nelson
Mar 29, 2020

Fifth Sunday in Lent

Romans 8:6-11Roger Nelson
Mar 22, 2020

Fourth Sunday in Lent

Psalm 22:1-10, 25-31Roger Nelson
Mar 15, 2020

Third Sunday in Lent Worship

Romans 5:1-11Roger Nelson
Mar 8, 2020

Failure, Faithfulness, and Father Abraham

Romans 4:1-5, 16-25Erin Pacheco
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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