WORSHIP TASK FORCE
“Worship the Lord with gladness; come into his presence with singing. Know that the Lord is God. It is he that made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise. Give thanks to him, bless his name.”
– Psalm 100:2-4
Update: April 28, 2023
Worship Listening Sessions
In addition to the worship survey that was recently sent out and posted here, the Worship Task Force team is also interested in engaging at another level with Hope members and friends by holding Listening Sessions to brainstorm new approaches and probe survey findings. Our goal continues to be about finding meaningful ways to engage our community in worship, as we strive to be a place that welcomes all people and helps them grow as followers of Jesus.
Are you open to some live discussion about what makes worship meaningful for you? About how our worship life can continue to grow? About how we can engage members of our community without a church home in worship with us?
Join one of our small group discussions, occurring over the next 2 weeks:
|Sunday, May 7
10-11am - Classroom 7/8
Wednesday, May 10
5:30-6:30pm - Classroom 2
|Wednesday, May 17
5:30-6:30pm - Classroom 7/8
Sunday, May 21
10-11am - Classroom 7/8
Wednesday, May 24
5:30-6:30pm - Virtual
Click for Meeting Link, then enter ID: 81029701681
|No need to register, just attend as your schedule allows. |
Questions? Contact the church office or a Worship Task Force team member.
Update: April 27, 2023
Worship Survey Invitation
Greetings members and friends of Hope –
At Hope Lutheran Church, we aspire to be a safe community of faith that welcomes and reaches out to people of all ages, cultures, economic statuses, races, sexual orientations, gender identities, and life experiences treating each as we wish to be treated, loving each other and God in the way of Jesus. In short, we are a community trying to follow Jesus.
The Church has changed over the last year, returning from the pandemic while welcoming a new Senior Pastor. With change comes opportunity. In this vein, a task force of Hope members was assembled to examine how the church worships. We aim to develop a worship structure consistent with the Church’s mission as a community for all that feeds the souls of anyone whom we may welcome through our doors and helps us grow as followers of Christ.
The task force believes hearing from the community is central to our work. This survey is the first opportunity to share your thoughts about worshipping at Hope, and we thank you for lending your voice. We also invite you to share this with friends or anyone else you think might be interested in offering their input. If there are differences of experience or preference within your family, please feel free to fill out more than one survey per family. If you require an accommodation in order to complete the survey please contact the church office. Please complete the survey on or before May 14.
We anticipate that the survey will take you no more than 5-7 minutes to complete ---- and your input allows us to plan to meet your worship interests and desires.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact any of the Worship Task Force members!
Worship Task Force
Hope has put together a Worship Task Force which will be meeting over the next several months to help discern the way forward with regards to our worship life at Hope. As we emerge into a “new normal” and a new chapter in the life of Hope and our ministry, this team is seeking to discern the best way forward with regards to the worship experiences we offer that will be welcoming to all people and help them grow as followers of Jesus. We are specifically seeking to address how we worship (worship style and content), when we worship (times), and the platforms we use to reach our community in worship (online & in-person).
This team will meet over the next few months to get input from our congregation and be in prayerful consideration of our mission and aspiration statements and current cultural context to help us determine answers to these questions. The goal will be to discern the way ahead by summer, to make any necessary changes by fall. This page will be a place to find updates from the Task Force and ways to offer your input, in addition to updates in eNews.
Worship Task Force members:
- Janet Hash (chair)
- John Cherney
- Dennis Nash
- Amanda Huyck
- Arianna Huyck
- Evan Finley
- Daniel Clemans
- Phyllis Howard
- Pastor Kristin