The videos below explain the history and significance of our worship life at Hope. You can also go to the “Videos” section of our website to see recordings of our worship services.
We believe that it is important for families to worship together. Even though small children will not always understand everything that is going on in the service, the worship of the church is something into which Christians of all ages should be able to grow. And It is amazing to see how much children are getting out of the service, even if it doesn’t seem like they are always paying attention. If children need some time to “compose themselves,” they can be taken into the Bible Class room at the rear of the sanctuary, where parents can still see and hear the service.
Communion, the Lord’s Supper
The Lord’s Supper is available in our congregation every Sunday. We believe that participation in the Lord’s Supper should be preceded by a course of instruction in the teachings of Scripture and of our church, concerning this sacrament and other important articles of faith. We also believe that such participation serves as a public testimony of unity in faith among those who are communing together. We therefore do not follow an “open Communion” practice. But even if you are not communing with us today, God’s grace is still offered to you in his saving Gospel, as it is proclaimed in the Scripture readings, in the sermon, and in the hymns.
The Bible teaches that our offerings to God should reflect our belief that all we have is His gift to us. It teaches us that with our offerings we worship and honor God. Like most Christians, our members bring offerings to God through their church. Since offerings are gifts of love for God, no one dictates what each person is to give. As our guest, please do not feel obligated to give.