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.

Sep 25, 2022
Sep 25
Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost – “A Master Class”
Offering: Calvin Seminary
Oct 2, 2022
Oct 2
World Communion Sunday – Communion, Choir
Offering: Deacon Special Fund
Oct 9, 2022
Oct 9
Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost – “A Master Class”
Offering: Lansing Christian Schools
Oct 16, 2022
Oct 16
Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost – “A Master Class,” Choir
Offering: World Renew

Live Stream

Recent Sermons

Sep 18, 2022

Back to Basics

Philippians 2:1-11Roger Nelson
Sep 11, 2022

Relentlessly Pursued

Luke 15:1-10Roger Nelson
Sep 4, 2022

Allegiance

Luke 14:25-33Roger Nelson
Aug 28, 2022

Social Convention

Luke 14:1-14Roger Nelson
Aug 21, 2022

Bigger than the Container

Luke 13:10-17Roger 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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