Worship

  Worship  



Regular Worship Schedule resumes September 18:
Sunday mornings:
8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship, with hymns and sung liturgy
9:45 a.m. Education Hour
11:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship, music with the Praise Team

 


 
 

HOPE will continue to present our worship services on-line
each Sunday morning on Facebook live:
8:30 a.m. Traditional Worship,
                      with hymns and sung liturgy
11:00 a.m. Contemporary Worship,
                      music with the Praise Team
These services will include the reading of the Word, prayers, and a message from Pastor Andrews. 
 Although we may not all be physically present together, we are all one in the Spirit, and united as God’s children in HOPE.  


Click  here  to go to the Facebook page.

 
We have returned to offering Holy Communion in its normal place in our worship service. However, for those watching our livestream, the ELCA reminds us that Holy Communion takes place in the assembly (Worship in Times of Public Health Concerns: COVID-19/Coronavirus, Updated March 20, 2020; “The Use of the Means of Grace” Principle 39). That is, we are strongly discouraging you from participating virtually in communion using your own bread or crackers, and wine or juice, as the elements are to be physically blessed by the pastor. As an alternative for those attending virtually, we will be offering communion element kits (wafer and juice), that have been pre-blessed by the pastor, which you can pick up at the church the week before the next worship service. This will allow you to join with those of us who will be participating in Holy Communion here, live at the church.
Of course, if you can be with us, that would be the best solution!
 

 


RESTORING HOPE

Public worship is open to all at Hope Lutheran Church. 
In response to  guidance from the State of Illinois and the Centers for Disease Control, your Worship & Music Committee has taken steps as necessary to continue to protect our congregation.  Here is what we currently have in place.
 

High-risk populations: If you are experiencing flu-like or covid symptoms, please contact your healthcare provider.  If you are at high risk for severe illness, please talk with your healthcare provider about whether you need to wear a mask and whether you need to take other precautions.  Please feel free to communicate any special considerations with Nate Schuller and he can communicate this with the Hope Lutheran Council and our Facilities Team to ensure we can accommodate your requests.   



Live-streaming:  We will continue to live-stream our worship services so that those who choose to do so may participate remotely. Hope Lutheran Church would love to have you attend in person, it has been a challenging two years and we want to share our love, peace and strength that Christ has given to us with each other.
   

Masks: Face masks are no longer required, but are encouraged for the protection of those who are at risk. 
 
 
Communion: Communion wafers will be distributed by Pastor. Communion wine will be served by a communion assistant with pre filled communion cups.  Several communion kits containing a sealed wafer and grape juice will be available for those who may be compromised. 

 

Offering: We will be providing a basket at the back of the sanctuary for members to drop off their offering upon exiting.  Envelopes and pencils are available in the narthex for those who wish to place their offering in an envelope.
 

General hygiene: The order of worship and music will be broadcast on the projection screen or provided in individual programs. Containers of hand sanitizer are placed at convenient locations in the building, for members’ use.  Signs are posted throughout the building to remind members of steps to prevent viral transmission: wearing masks, washing hands thoroughly, etc.




 
 

WORSHIP SERVICES

 

At Hope Lutheran Church, we gather each Sunday for community worship.  We are a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).  We offer a Traditional Service at 8:30 AM and a Contemporary Service at 11:00 AM.  Both worship services include music, the reading of scripture, prayer, responsive readings, a youth message, a sermon and an offering of gifts.  The weekly church bulletin outlines the service to make it easy to follow along.  We invite you to choose the worship service that best fits your worship style and your schedule.

TRADITIONAL WORSHIP SERVICE - 8:30 A.M.

This service follows our Lutheran traditions and worship with familiar hymns. Traditional liturgy and hymns from the Lutheran Book of Worship and other sources are sung and accompanied by the organ and piano. Special music is provided regularly by our choir, bell choir, and organist. Scripture readings and the sermon are an integral part of our worship. Holy Communion is celebrated at this service on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays each month.
CONTEMPORARY WORSHIP SERVICE - 11:00 A.M.

Worship with a beat! This service incorporates contemporary music led by our Praise Team. The structure of the service is less formal, focusing on the weekly Gospel message through music, readings and the sermon. The Contemporary service includes Holy Communion every week.

UA-114208307-1