What to Expect

New Here?

At Living Hope, we strive to worship God with every aspect of our lives as we engage our community and its culture, as we laugh and eat good food with friends, and as we serve each other, our city, and our Saviour. We want you to experience that with us!

If you’re new, we realize that everyone is at a different place in their spiritual journey and we know how uncomfortable churches can feel when you are checking things out for the first time. We hope that Living Hope never feels that way to you, so if you’re new to Living Hope and plan to visit on Sunday, here are some practical things you’ll want to know:

Arriving

Living Hope is an accessible facility. If you require wheelchair access, designated parking or seating, directions to our accessible restrooms, hearing aides, or additional assistance, please don’t hesitate to ask one of our greeters or members.

When you enter the doors of our church for one of our Sunday worship services, you will be welcomed by one of our greeters. There you may find a place to hang your coats, use the restrooms, socialize before the service, or proceed directly into the sanctuary.

Child Care

You are welcome to take your children into the worship services with you, or if you prefer, child care offered during the worship services can provide a safe and fun environment for your young children. The “babysit” is found near the main doors, and the volunteers present will be able to help you and your child(ren).

We also have Sunday School following the second worship service, which provides fun and a Bible story for children ages 4 to 12 who want to attend. Classes are usually around 20 minutes long.

Worship Services

When you are ready you may proceed to enter the sanctuary within the church, and find a seat anywhere you feel comfortable. A song book for you to use during the service, as well as a Bible, will be found in the pew rack in front of you.

When we come together in a worship gathering, we praise God for what He has done and is doing in our lives and the lives of others, we petition Him in prayer, and we hear His voice as we study His Word. Corporate worship is a rhythm of both revelation and response. That is, when we gather, we listen to God through reading His Word and preaching, and we respond not only with our voices in prayer and song, but with our lives.

During the service we normally follow an Order of Worship like this:

  • Welcome & Announcements
  • Call to Worship
  • Silent Prayer
  • Blessing
  • Singing
  • Reading of the 10 Commandment / reciting the Apostles Creed
  • Prayer
  • Offering
  • Singing
  • Bible reading
  • Sermon
  • Parting blessing
  • Singing

Prayer

For prayer needs or pastoral questions, you are invited to speak with the Pastor or an Elder following the service.

Welcome to Living Hope… We consider it a privilege to serve you!