At Hope Lutheran Church...
Our worship before God is based on what He has taught us through His Word, the Bible. Since it is God who graciously gives us life and salvation, we first gladly receive Him and then respond in prayer and praise. This is called “Divine Service” because in it God serves us His Word and Sacraments. He serves us His gifts, and we thankfully receive. Our worship stems from our faith and speaks the words of faith given to us by God.
Liturgy describes the order and structure of a church service. At Hope, we follow the basic liturgical orders used by the church for the last 2,000 years. It has its roots in Old Testament worship practices and is based on the teaching of the Bible.
The liturgy brings us the service of God’s forgiveness in the language we speak everyday, but with a reverence that distinguishes itself from the irreverent and capricious character of today’s pop culture.
On the basis of God’s Holy Word, Hope Lutheran Church practices the Biblical and confessional practice of closed communion as an opportunity to give joyful witness to our unity in the Christian faith. Guests joining us and holding membership in one of our sister LCMS congregations are invited to join in the reception of this great gift. When visiting, please take time to introduce yourself to Pastor Sikora before the Divine Service.