Worship

Traditional

Our Sunday 8:30 a.m. worship uses the heritage of the past to speak to us and invites us to use our voices and hearts to offer praise for all that God has done. Our worship uses the old hymns and images from scripture to remind us of the stories of faith, and to keep us grounded in God’s promises and word. Communion is served every week.

Contemporary

Our 10:30 a.m. service uses more contemporary images and music to reflect God’s love for us and our response of praise. The music is upbeat, visual images and sounds are incorporated into the service, and many individuals assist in leading worship. Many families with children attend and the children are a big part of this service. For the younger children, a nursery is provided. For the older children, there is a separate children’s church during the sermon time of the service. Communion is served every week during the winter season and 1st and 3rd Sundays during summer and fall.

Communion

The Lord’s Supper is God’s meal and we are the invited guests. We believe in an open table which means you are invited to come and receive from God what God has promised. We believe that Jesus is truly present in the bread and wine even though the bread and wine does not actually change. Through our trust in Jesus’ words “This is my body and this is my blood”, we receive the forgiveness of our sin and new life in Jesus. We leave it up to the parents if their child(ren) should receive; if they choose not to, they are invited to come forward for the Pastor’s blessing.

Hope serves communion every Sunday at 8:30 a.m. worship and November through May at the  10:30 worship–and every other week during the summer & fall at the 10:30 a.m. worship service.

Baptism

Baptism is the individual entering into the life of Christ, through dying in the water and being raised by God to a new life. Baptism is also entering into the Christian community. We believe baptism is God’s work in us and not work we do to please or win God’s love. We do not baptize into Hope or even the Lutheran Church, but into the Christian community wherever it is found. We recognize all Christian baptism and welcome individuals from all backgrounds.

Seasonal

Easter Season

During this season we celebration the resurrection of Jesus and the new life Jesus offers each of us.   You will hear personal stories of transformation through the realization that the tomb is empty and that God loves them.

Recorded Services

April 24, 2016:

April 16, 2016:

April 2, 2016:

Feb 28, 2016:

Feb 7, 2016:

Jan 31, 2016;

Jan 10, 2016:

Jan 3, 2016:

Nov 22, 2016:

Nov 15, 2016:

Nov 8, 2016:

Oct 18, 2016:

Oct 11, 2016:

Oct 4, 2016:

Sept 27, 2016:

Sept 13, 2016:

June 1:  United in Christ

June 1:  John 17:1-11

May 25:  Imitate Christ

May 25:  John 14:15-21

May 18:  Feed Your Spirit

May 18: John 14:1-14

May 11:  New Life

May 11:  John 10:1-10

May 4:  Giving Hope

May 4:  Luke 24:13-35

May 11:  Message

May 11: John 20:19-23

 

Recorded Sermons

April 24, 2016