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

In-Person Worship – Sundays at 10:00 AM.
Live Stream via YouTube.
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Dec 5, 2021
Dec 5
Second Sunday of Advent – Choir, Advent with Luke
Offering: Grace in Garfield Park
Dec 12, 2021
Dec 12
Third Sunday of Advent – Choir, Still with Luke
Offering: Resonate Global Mission
Dec 19, 2021
Dec 19
Fourth Sunday of Advent – Children’s Pageant
Offering: Restoration Ministries
Dec 24, 2021
Dec 24
Lessons & Carols – 6:00 PM
Offering: N/A

Recent Sermons

Dec 5, 2021

Second Sunday of Advent

Luke 1:67-79Roger Nelson
Nov 28, 2021

First Sunday of Advent

Luke 21:25-36Roger Nelson
Nov 25, 2021

Thanksgiving

Psalm 145:2-21Roger Nelson
Nov 21, 2021

Christ the King Sunday

John 18:28-40Roger Nelson
Nov 14, 2021

Twenty-Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

Hebrews 10:19-25Roger 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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