Worship

Order of Worship

Hope offers worship services on Sunday mornings at 8:15 am & 10:45 am.  The first Sunday of each month we have a combined service at 10:15 am
Our general flow of service is:
  • Service begins with a Welcome and opening remarks from Pastor.
  • Then our opening prayer.
  • Opening hymn/song.
  • We then have the invocation, confession and absolution followed by a song or songs of praise and thanks to our merciful and loving Father.
  • Music at the services is a mixture of traditional hymns taken from the Lutheran Hymnal along with contemporary Christian worship songs. The 8:15 a.m. service leans more traditional While the 10:45 service is more contemporary.  On various Sundays, we also have special music at both services.
  • Following our Hymn of Praise, we share the Peace of the Lord with our fellow worshipers during the Ministry of Welcome.
  • On the 1st & 3rd Sunday of each month an interactive children’s message is delivered that reflects one of the Scripture 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, we sing the Hymn of the Day or a Praise Song pertaining to the days Sermon.
  • Pastor then delivers the message for the week. (Once each month, guest speaker Paul Looker, Assistant Superintendent, Lutheran High School Association, visits to deliver the weekly message.)
  • We confess our Faith together in the words of the Apostles or Nicene Creed.
  • Then the Offertory.
  • Following the offering, 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 distribution hymn/song is always sung.
  • Service is closed after the Benediction. All those gathered, stand, join hands (if desired), and sing a closing hymn or song.