Worship
Worship

Services

Through our acts of Passionate Worship we say “thank you” to our Lord and Savior and seek an encounter with the power of the Holy Spirit as a means of equipping us for our Mission.

8:30 Traditional Worship Service

  • Scripture
  • Prayer
  • Message
  • Time of Offering
  • Choral Music
  • Traditional Hymns.

11:00 Contemporary Worship Service

  • Scripture
  • Prayer
  • Message
  • Time of Offering
  • Music shared by the “Hearts of Hope” Praise Band

Discipleship Hour (Sunday School for all ages)

Beginning at 9:45. Children and Youth gather according to age grouping, while adults are given a “menu” of different topical small groups to choose from.

Free Childcare

Available during both Worship Services (as well as during our “Discipleship Hour”) for preschool aged children. Children are always welcome in Worship.

We share in the sacrament of Holy Communion at both Worship Services on the first Sunday of every month.

And please join us before or after Worship for Coffee and Fellowship in our front lobby which we affectionately refer to as the “Gathering Space”.

Baptism/Communion

The United Methodist Church recognizes two sacraments: Communion and Baptism.

Communion

New Hope practices “Open Communion”. As our tradition states it; “Christ our Lord invites you to His table all who love Him, who earnestly repent of their sin and seek to live in peace with one another.” We believe that Jesus Christ gets the one and only vote regarding who is welcome to receive Communion. That means regardless of your denominational background; regardless of how long it has been since you have attended Worship; regardless of where you feel your relationship with God stands right now – YOU ARE WELCOME to the Table.

We celebrate Communion on the first Sunday of every month at our Traditional and Contemporary Worship Services.

Baptism

In fancy “Churchy” terms, we often refer to “The Baptismal Covenant” with God. What that really means is that Baptism is a tangible sign of a relationship initiated by God who by His grace and love “adopts” us as children and heirs of the Heavenly Kingdom. Baptism brings us into union with Christ, with each other, and with the Church in every time and place.

Because baptism initiates us into Christ’s holy Church and not only into a specific denomination, New Hope recognizes all Christian baptisms, and all forms of Christian baptism are considered valid (sprinkling, pouring, immersion, infant, child or adult).

And because God is the one who “does the job” of Baptizing, Holy Baptism is administered only once. God does it perfectly the first time, so we do not believe it is ever necessary to be “Re-Baptized”. However, since we often fall down on the human side of the Baptismal relationship with God, our Baptism may be reaffirmed each time we partake of the Sacrament of Holy Communion or through formal services of “Reaffirmation of the Baptismal Covenant.”

For more information about Communion or Baptism please call the church office at 636-464-5600.

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