Worship

Order of Worship

 
Hope offers worship services on Sunday mornings and our services offer a mixture of Liturgy and contemporary Worship. Our current structure is:
 
  • 8:15am – Blended music
  • 10:45am – Contemporary music

Our general flow of service is:

  • Service begins with and entry song
  • Next is opening remarks from Pastor or the Deacon on duty and then our opening hymn/song
  • We then have confession and absolution followed by a song of praise and thanks to our merciful and loving Father.
  • Medley – Music at the services is a mixture of traditional hymns taken from the Lutheran Hymnal along with contemporary Christian worship songs at 8:15 service. During 10:45 service, all songs are contemporary music. On various Sundays, the Hope band Sealed accompanies our choir and music director.
  • Following our Medley, we share the Peace of the Lord with our fellow worshippers during the Minstry of Welcome.
  • On the 1st & 3rd Sunday of each month an interactive childrens message is delivered that reflects the Gospel lesson for the day.
  • A member of the congregation then reads the Old Testament and New Testament lessons followed by the Gospel being read by the Pastor.
  • After the Readings, Pastor delivers the message for the week. (Once each month, guest speaker Paul Looker, Principal, Lutheran High Northwest, visits to deliver the weekly message.)
  • We confess our Faith together in the words of the Apostles or Nicene Creed.
  • Offering follows the message and is accompanied by a song.
  • Following the message, Pastor offers up the prayer requests at the altar and the congregation says the Lord’s Prayer in unison.
  • On the second, fourth, and fifth Sundays of the month, Holy Communion is consecrated and shared. Visitors are asked to speak with Pastor prior to service if they want to receive Holy Communion. A distributuion hymn/song is always sung.
  • Service is closed after the Benediction. All those gathered, stand, join hands (if desired), and sing a closing hymn