The Lord be with you.
And also with you.
Lift up your hearts.
We lift them up to the Lord.
Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
It is good to give our thanks and praise.
These words, spoken at the heart of our Sunday service, express the essence of what worship is. We come together as a community on Sunday mornings to give up our lives in gratitude and praise. We come to feel ourselves part of something larger. This is expressed in song and the drama of the liturgy. Everyone has a part: congregation members, readers, musicians, ushers, communion assistants, and even the pastor! You are welcome to join us in prayer and praise.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how we gather and connect as a community.
Beginning in March 2020, we were no longer able to gather in large numbers as we once did. We quickly established an online-connected worship opportunity and many have found this experience of worship to be fulfilling and meaningful.
Since July 11, 2021 we have been welcoming folks to worship in person at our 10:00am service. We realize that coming together as a group may still feel uncomfortable for some. We are also very aware that the COVID pandemic is not over, but as more people get vaccinated the risks of transmission and death from COVID are greatly reduced. We ask that you continue to socially distance and use hand sanitzer regularly. For the month of July, PLEASE WEAR A MASK WHEN SINGING and when in the church building. (we will review this request at the end of July).
We no longer require folks to preregister, but please stay home if you feel unwell.
Whether you choose to return to in-person worship or prefer to watch online, we hope you are blessed.
Regular Worship Times
9:00 a.m. – Morning Prayer (October - May)
A simple, intimate and informal service of prayer and quiet reflection. Set in the cozy Fireside Room at Hope, it is intended for small group worship. This brief service includes the singing of “psalms, hymns and spiritual songs”. There is a reflection from the pastor followed by communal response and prayers “for the church, the world, and all those in need”.
10:00 a.m. – Service of Word & Sacrament (year round)
This is our primary celebration of the Lord’s Day. The congregation gathers with hearts and voices raised in song. Children are welcomed, blessed and invited to take part in the opportunity to explore the word through fun, age-appropriate activities. The congregation is nourished by God’s word in scripture readings, sermon and prayer. Everyone gathers together to participate in the Lord’s Supper, to which all are welcome. Finally, the community is sent in joyful mission to the world.
Christmas Worship Times
December 20, 2021 7:00 p.m.
Candlelight Evening Prayer - A quiet service of readings and gentle carols for those seeking healing and room to share grieft, sadness, loneliness, or confusion when these emotions often feel out of place during the holidays.
December 24, 4:30 p.m.
A family-friendly service of readings and carols.
December 24, 6:30 p.m.
An intimate celebration with readings, carols and the Lord’s Supper
December 25, 11:00 a.m.
Service of Word and Sacrament