While each Sunday may look very similar to the last at times, at Hope we follow a church calendar in addition to the yearly one.  Starting with the season of Advent, a time to prepare for God’s breaking into the world, we journey through the year using a calendar resembling Jesus’ own life. Some of the major seasons can be characterized like this:

 

Church Season

General Dates

Jesus’ Life

Focus

Advent

December

Prophesy of Savior

Preparation & Waiting

Christmas

December 25th – January 6th

Jesus is Born

Emmanuel: God With Us

Epiphany

Winter

Jesus is Revealed

Light & Revelation

Lent

Starts 40 Days before Easter

Jesus Suffers and Dies

Our Sinfulness

Easter

Spring

Jesus is Risen

God’s Victory/Salvation

Pentecost

Occurs 50 days after Easter

The Church is Born

The Holy Spirit

 

Details/Service Times of Note

Advent Worship

Wednesdays before Christmas

Community Worship & Lunch at 11:00am

Evening Prayer at 7:00pm

 

Christmas Eve Worship

December 24 at 6:30pm and 10:00pm

 

Lenten Worship

Wednesdays before Easter

Community Worship & Lunch at 11:00am

Evening Prayer at 7:00pm

 

Easter Worship

Easter Sunday at 8:30am and 10:30am

 

Summer Worship Schedule

Generally June, July, & August

8:00am & 9:30am