What is Worship Like at Mission Hope?
Worship at Mission Hope
Our service is rooted in a desire to reach people of every position and welcome them into worshipping our God. With our bulletin (service guide), it’s easy to follow along and participate. Every church has a liturgy, and ours is cheerfully connected to the inheritance of Christians over the centuries. Our liturgy is joyful, reverent, Gospel-infused, and anchored in Scripture.
Our worship is not occupied with fads, or smitten with celebrity. Though deeply connected to history, some aspects might be new to you. We always provide a bulletin that lets you know what to expect as we worship God together.
These are some elements of our worship.
SONGS – Our music is a mixture of older hymns and more recently written songs. We enjoy the connection between the Church’s roots and its ongoing mission today.
SCRIPTURE – Every week we hear from God’s Word as we read out loud from the Old and New Testaments.
SERMON – The Word of God is proclaimed and taught, leading us in developing understanding as we follow Christ.
COMMUNION – Each week we receive the bread and wine, as commanded and modeled in Scripture. As we receive, we are being spiritually fed by Christ.
More on Anglican Worship
“Worship” is a verb, and Anglican worship is active and participatory. Our worship is liturgical: “liturgy” is simply an English word composed of two Greek words that mean “work” and “people.” Liturgy is “the work of the people.” We do not observe worship: we worship! Our worship is “Eucharist-centered:” we focus on the message of God’s forgiveness poured out through the sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ on the cross. The Sacrament of communion enacts and proclaims the Gospel week after week. Our worship is rich in God’s Word – reading, hearing, proclaiming, and applying Holy Scriptures. Our worship is responsive: praise, prayer, confession, offering, and proclamation of our faith are all part of our fellowship with God, who is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.