What is Worship like at LCHope?
All are welcome to worship and events! Check out our Events Page to see what's going on.
Lutheran Church of Hope is a part of the Rocky Mountain Synod, of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA). LCHope has a liturgical worship service with a variety of musical styles with holy communion being celebrated each week.
For worship, we use a bulletin to help you follow along. Our hymnbook has what we call "settings" in the beginning of the book. These lead us through the liturgy and we generally use the same setting for a length of time. Our bulletin lists the page number for the setting each Sunday.
All are welcome at the Communion table in our worship services regardless of faith tradition. We believe that God’s grace is given and shed for all people in the bread and wine of Holy Communion.
Within our congregation, we are young and old, married and single, divorced and widowed, black and white, straight and gay, parents and grandparents. We are a congregation of different people, but we are family. Speaking of family, at LCHope we are dedicated to defining that term inclusively, not conventionally. We embrace blended, single parent, same gender parents and racially diverse families.
While we are sincere in our faith, our atmosphere is relaxed. Some wear jeans, some wear shorts, and some wear dresses and ties. We pray, sing, listen, speak...sometimes we cry, and sometimes we laugh. We are the people of God.
We welcome children in our worship and yes, they make some noise, and that is awesome! – there are children’s activity bags near the entrance to our worship space. We have a nursery with supervised care that is always available. During the academic year (Sept-May), children ages 3-10 leave for part of the worship service for an aged based lesson on the readings for the day. Children depart right after announcements and return for the offering and holy communion.
After worship on Sundays, we gather for coffee and conversation in our Fellowship Hall across from the Nave. Please feel free to join us.
Our doors are always open to guests, and you are welcome at worship or any upcoming event!