Wednesday, February 28

Lent 2024 Midweek 3 - The Tree of Life

11:30a at our Sand Creek Site

Soup & Bread Luncheon at Noon

In some poetry of the ancient Near East, wisdom was likened to a great woman in the skies who guided people toward righteous living. For the Hebrew people, this Wise Woman was the Torah. In Lent we can see Christ as this Wisdom, a tree of life for us. Psalm 1 and Proverbs 3:13-18 - We hold fast to wisdom, as if it were the very tree of life.


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Sunday, March 3 - Lent 3

New Hope on the Creeks

8:30a at our Pine Creek Site

9:20a Coffee Fellowship at both sites

10a at our Sand Creek Site


The third covenant in this year’s Lenten readings is the central one of Israel’s history: the gift of the law to those God freed from slavery. The commandments begin with the statement that because God alone has freed us from the powers that oppressed us, we are to let nothing else claim first place in our lives. When Jesus throws the merchants out of the temple, he is defending the worship of God alone and rejecting the ways commerce and profit-making can become our gods. The Ten Commandments are essential to our baptismal call: centered first in God’s liberating love, we strive to live out justice and mercy in our communities and the world.


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Readings and Psalm

Exodus 20:1-17

The commandments are given at Sinai
Psalm 19

The commandment of the Lord gives light to the eyes. (Ps. 19:8)

1 Corinthians 1:18-25

Christ crucified, the wisdom of God
John 2:13-22

The cleansing of the temple

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Wednesday, March 6

Lent 2024 Midweek 4 - The Tree of Life

11:30a at our Sand Creek Site

Soup & Bread Luncheon at Noon

Mark’s gospel turns upside down the ancient image of the tree of life: the mustard bush is no great tree, but rather an annual plant. In Lent we gather around the cross, which is like a mere mustard bush. Yet we see it as our tree of life, taking nest in its branches and being nourished by baptismal waters. Psalm 1 and Mark 4:30-32 - The mustard bush is a tree of life only in a hidden way.


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Sunday, March 10 - Lent 4

New Hope on the Creeks

8:30a at our Pine Creek Site

9:20a Coffee Fellowship at both sites

10a at our Sand Creek Site


The fourth of the Old Testament promises providing a baptismal lens this Lent is the promise God makes to Moses: those who look on the bronze serpent will live. In today’s gospel Jesus says he will be lifted up on the cross like the serpent, so that those who look to him in faith will live. When we receive the sign of the cross in baptism, that cross becomes the sign we can look to in faith for healing, for restored relationship to God, for hope when we are dying.


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Readings and Psalm

Numbers 21:4-9

The lifting up of the serpent
Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22

You deliver your people from their distress. (Ps. 107:19)

Ephesians 2:1-10

Saved by grace through faith for good works
John 3:14-21

The lifting up of the Son of Man



Wednesday, March 13

Lent 2024 Midweek 5 - The Tree of Life

11:30a at our Sand Creek Site

Soup & Bread Luncheon at Noon

In writing to the believers in Galatia, Paul contrasted the life of the flesh—that is, each person focused only on the self—with the fruit of the Spirit. This fruit of the Spirit sustains us for lives of service to others. In Lent we who are baptized gather around the cross as our tree of life, where we receive these Spirit­ centered fruits. Psalm 1 and Galatians 5:16-26 - Love, joy, peace, patience . . . are fruits of the tree of life.


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Sunday, March 17 - Lent 5

New Hope on the Creeks

8:30a at our Pine Creek Site

9:20a Coffee Fellowship at both sites

10a at our Sand Creek Site


God promises Jeremiah that a “new covenant” will be made in the future: a covenant that will allow all the people to know God by heart. The church sees this promise fulfilled in Christ, who draws all people to himself when he is lifted up on the cross. Our baptismal covenant draws us to God’s heart through Christ and draws God’s love and truth into our hearts. We join together in worship, sharing in word, song, and meal, and leave strengthened to share God’s love with all the world.


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Readings and Psalm

Jeremiah 31:31-34

A new covenant written on the heart
Psalm 51:1-12

Create in me a clean heart, O God. (Ps. 51:10)

Psalm 119:9-16 (alternate)

I treasure your promise in my heart. (Ps. 119:11)

Hebrews 5:5-10

Through suffering Christ becomes the source of salvation
John 12:20-33

The grain of wheat dying in the earth

Wednesday, March 20

Lent 2024 Midweek 6 - The Tree of Life

11:30a at our Sand Creek Site

Soup & Bread Luncheon at Noon

In Revelation, the visionary describes the life of those saved by the cross as if finally at the end of all things they enjoy the fruits and the leaves of the tree of life. We gather in anticipation of the empty cross, which in the resurrection of Christ becomes the tree of life, and by the Spirit we ourselves become living trees, feeding the hungry and healing the nations. Psalm 1 and Revelation 21:22—22:5 - The one tree of life grows mysteriously on both sides of the river.


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Sunday, March 24 - Palm Sunday

New Hope on the Creeks

8:30a at our Pine Creek Site

9:20a Coffee Fellowship at both sites

10a at our Sand Creek Site


This week, the center of the church’s year, is one of striking contrasts: Jesus rides into Jerusalem surrounded by shouts of glory, only to be left alone to die on the cross, abandoned by even his closest friends. Mark’s gospel presents Jesus in his complete human vulnerability: agitated, grieved, scared, forsaken. Though we lament Christ’s suffering and all human suffering, we also expect God’s salvation: in the wine and bread, Jesus promises that his death will mark a new covenant with all people. We enter this holy week thirsty for the completion of God’s astonishing work.


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Readings and Psalm

Isaiah 50:4-9a

The servant of the Lord submits to suffering
Psalm 31:9-16

Into your hands, O Lord, I commend my spirit. (Ps. 31:5)

Philippians 2:5-11

Humbled to the point of death on a cross
Mark 14:1--15:47

The passion of the Lord
Mark 15:1-39 [40-47] (alternate)

The passion of the Lord

Good Friday, March 29

7p at our Sand Creek Site

Life and death stand side by side as we enter into Good Friday. In John’s passion account, Jesus reveals the power and glory of God, even as he is put on trial and sentenced to death. Standing with the disciples at the foot of the cross, we pray for the whole world in the ancient bidding prayer, as Christ’s death offers life to all. We gather in solemn devotion, but always with the promise that the tree around which we assemble is indeed a tree of life. We depart silently, and we anticipate the culmination of the Three Days in the Easter Vigil.


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Easter Sunday / 

The Resurrection of Our Lord

March 31

New Hope on the Creeks

8:30a at our Pine Creek Site

9:20a Coffee Fellowship at both sites

10a at our Sand Creek Site


Christ is risen! Jesus is alive, and God has swallowed up death forever. With Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome, we may feel astonished and confused, unsure of what to make of the empty tomb. But this is why we gather: to proclaim, witness, praise, and affirm the liberating reality of Christ’s death and resurrection. In word and feast, we celebrate God’s unending love, and depart to share this good news with all the world. Alleluia!

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Readings and Psalm

Acts 10:34-43

God raised Jesus on the third day
Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24

This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. (Ps. 118:24)

1 Corinthians 15:1-11

Witnesses to the risen Christ
Mark 16:1-8

The resurrection of Jesus is announced, and the response is one of terror and amazement.

Sunday, April 7 - Easter 2

New Hope on the Creeks

8:30a at our Pine Creek Site

9:20a Coffee Fellowship at both sites

10a at our Sand Creek Site


The Easter season is a week of weeks, seven Sundays when we play in the mystery of Christ’s presence, mostly through the glorious Gospel of John. Today we gather with the disciples on the first Easter, and Jesus breathes the Spirit on us. With Thomas we ask for a sign, and Jesus offers us his wounded self in the broken bread. From frightened individuals we are transformed into a community of open doors, peace, forgiveness, and material sharing such that no one among us is in need.


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Readings and Psalm

Acts 4:32-35

The believers’ common life
Psalm 133

How good and pleasant it is to live together in unity. (Ps. 133:1)

1 John 1:1--2:2

Walking in the light
John 20:19-31

Beholding the wounds of the risen Christ

Sunday, April 14 - Easter 3

New Hope on the Creeks

8:30a at our Pine Creek Site

9:20a Coffee Fellowship at both sites

10a at our Sand Creek Site


The gospel for the third Sunday of Easter is always one in which the risen Christ shares food with the disciples, meals that are the Easter template for the meal we share each Sunday. In today’s gospel, Jesus both shares the disciples’ food and shows them the meaning of his suffering, death, and resurrection through the scriptures, the two main elements of our Sunday worship.


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Readings and Psalm

Acts 3:12-19

Health and forgiveness through the risen Jesus
Psalm 4

The Lord does wonders for the faithful. (Ps. 4:3)

1 John 3:1-7

The revealing of the children of God
Luke 24:36b-48

Eating with the risen Christ

Sunday, April 21 - Good Shepherd Sunday

New Hope on the Creeks

8:30a at our Pine Creek Site

9:20a Coffee Fellowship at both sites

10a at our Sand Creek Site


The image of the good shepherd shows us how the risen Christ brings us to life. It is the relationship between the shepherd and the sheep, one of mutual knowledge and love, that gives the shepherd authority. The shepherd’s willingness to lay down his life for the sheep shows his love. First John illustrates what it means to lay down our lives for one another by the example of sharing our wealth with any sibling in need.


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Readings and Psalm

Acts 4:5-12

Salvation in the name of Jesus
Psalm 23

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not be in want. (Ps. 23:1)

1 John 3:16-24

Love in truth and action
John 10:11-18

Christ the shepherd

Sunday, April 28 - Easter 4

New Hope on the Creeks

8:30a at our Pine Creek Site

9:20a Coffee Fellowship at both sites

10a at our Sand Creek Site


This Sunday’s image of how the risen Christ shares his life with us is the image of the vine. Christ the vine and we the branches are alive in each other, in the mystery of mutual abiding described in the gospel and the first letter of John. Baptism makes us a part of Christ’s living and life-giving self and makes us alive with Christ’s life. As the vine brings food to the branches, Christ feeds us at his table. We are sent out to bear fruit for the life of the world.


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Readings and Psalm

Acts 8:26-40

Philip teaches and baptizes an Ethiopian
Psalm 22:25-31

All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the Lord(Ps. 22:27)

1 John 4:7-21

God’s love perfected in love for one another
John 15:1-8

Christ the vine

Sunday, May 5 - Easter 6

New Hope on the Creeks

8:30a at our Pine Creek Site

9:20a Coffee Fellowship at both sites

10a at our Sand Creek Site


This Sunday’s image of the life the risen Christ shares with us is the image of friendship. We are called to serve others as Jesus came to serve; but for John’s gospel, the image of servanthood is too hierarchical, too distant, to capture the essence of life with Christ. Friendship captures the love, the joy, the deep mutuality of the relationship into which Christ invites us. The Greeks believed that true friends are willing to die for each other. This is the mutual love of Christian community commanded by Christ and enabled by the Spirit.


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Readings and Psalm

Acts 10:44-48

The Spirit poured out on the Gentiles
Psalm 98

Shout with joy to the Lord, all you lands. (Ps. 98:4)

1 John 5:1-6

The victory of faith
John 15:9-17

Christ the friend and lover



Sunday, May 12 - Easter 7

New Hope on the Creeks

8:30a at our Pine Creek Site

9:20a Coffee Fellowship at both sites

10a at our Sand Creek Site


This Sunday’s image of the life the risen Christ shares with us is the image of friendship. We are called to serve others as Jesus came to serve; but for John’s gospel, the image of servanthood is too hierarchical, too distant, to capture the essence of life with Christ. Friendship captures the love, the joy, the deep mutuality of the relationship into which Christ invites us. The Greeks believed that true friends are willing to die for each other. This is the mutual love of Christian community commanded by Christ and enabled by the Spirit.


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Readings and Psalm

Acts 1:15-17, 21-26

Matthias added to the apostles
Psalm 1

The Lord knows the way of the righteous. (Ps. 1:6)

1 John 5:9-13

Life in the Son of God
John 17:6-19

Christ’s prayer for his disciples

Sunday, May 19 - Pentecost

Confirmation/Affirmation of Faith

New Hope on the Creeks

8:30a at our Pine Creek Site

9:20a Coffee Fellowship at both sites

10a at our Sand Creek Site


Fifty days after Easter, we celebrate the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost. Crossing all boundaries that would separate us, the Spirit brings the wideness of God’s mercy to places we least expect it—to a crowd of strangers of different lands and tongues, to dry bones, to our weak hearts. Jesus promises his disciples that they will be accompanied by the Holy Spirit, and that this Spirit reveals the truth. We celebrate that we too have been visited with this same Spirit. Guided by the truth, we join together in worship, and then disperse to share the fullness of Christ’s love with the world.


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Readings and Psalm

Acts 2:1-21

Filled with the Spirit to tell God’s deeds
Ezekiel 37:1-14 (alternate)

Life to dry bones
Psalm 104:24-34, 35b

Send forth your Spirit and renew the face of the earth. (Ps. 104:30)

Romans 8:22-27

Praying with the Spirit
Acts 2:1-21 (alternate)

Filled with the Spirit to tell God’s deeds
John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15

Christ sends the Spirit of truth

Sunday, May 26 - Holy Trinity

Memorial Day Weekend

New Hope on the Creeks

8:30a at our Pine Creek Site

                            with Commemoration of Veterans Buried at Pine Creek Cemetery

9:20a Coffee Fellowship at both sites

10a at our Sand Creek Site


When we say God is the triune God, we are saying something about who God is beyond, before, and after the universe: that there is community within God. Our experience of this is reflected in Paul’s words today. When we pray to God as Jesus prayed to his Abba (an everyday, intimate parental address), the Spirit prays within us, creating between us and God the same relationship Jesus has with the one who sent him..


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Readings and Psalm

Isaiah 6:1-8

Isaiah’s vision and call
Psalm 29

Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. (Ps. 29:2)

Romans 8:12-17

Living by the Spirit
John 3:1-17

Entering the reign of God through water and the Spirit

Memorial Day

Monday, May 27

9a at Our Savior's Cemetery - 2 miles west of Sand Creek on County Rd. V

9:20a Bridge Ceremony / Red Cedar River

9:35a Zion Cemetery, 1 mile north of Sand Creek on County Rd. M

             also with names read of those at:

                Spring Brook Cemetery (Old Zion East - 3 miles east of Sand Creek on M

                Myran Cemetery - 2.5 miles north of Sand Creek on M

  • Reception at the Sand Creek Arts Center (Old School) sponsored by the Sand Creek Historical Society

Sunday, June 2 - Pentecost 2

New Hope on the Creeks

8:30a at our Pine Creek Site               

9:20a Coffee Fellowship at both sites

10a at our Sand Creek Site


Deuteronomy makes clear that sabbath-keeping is meant for the welfare of all. God delivered the Israelites out of slavery, so they should observe this freedom with a day of rest. No one should work seven days a week; even slaves and foreigners should be able to rest. Yet human beings can turn even the most liberating religious practice into a life-destroying rule. Jesus does not reject sabbath-keeping, but defends its original life-enhancing meaning. Our worship and our religious way of life are to lead to restoration: the hungry being fed and the sick being healed.


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Readings and Psalm

Deuteronomy 5:12-15

The commandment regarding the sabbath
Psalm 81:1-10

Raise a loud shout to the God of Jacob. (Ps. 81:1)

2 Corinthians 4:5-12

Treasure in clay jars
Mark 2:23—3:6

Doing the work of God on the sabbath

Sunday, June 9 - Pentecost 3

New Hope on the Creeks

8:30a at our Pine Creek Site               

9:20a Coffee Fellowship at both sites

10a at our Sand Creek Site


A house divided against itself cannot stand. Jesus makes this observation in light of charges that he is possessed. He is possessed, not by a demon, but by the Holy Spirit. We who have received the Holy Spirit through baptism have been joined to Christ’s death and resurrection and knit together in the body of Christ. Those with whom we sing and pray this day are Jesus’ family. With them we go forth in peace to do the will of God.


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Readings and Psalm

Genesis 3:8-15

God confronts Adam and Eve in the garden
Psalm 130

Wait for the Lord, for with the Lord there is steadfast love. (Ps. 130:7)

2 Corinthians 4:13--5:1

Renewed in the inner nature
Mark 3:20-35

Doing the work of God as brothers and sisters of Christ

Sunday, June 16 - Pentecost 4

New Hope on the Creeks

8:30a at our Pine Creek Site               

9:20a Coffee Fellowship at both sites

10a at our Sand Creek Site


The mustard seed becomes a great shrub that shelters the birds, recalling ancient images of the tree of life. We’d expect a cedar or a sequoia, but Jesus finds the power of God better imaged in a tiny, no-account seed. It’s not the way we expect divine activity to look. Yet the tree of life is here, in the cross around which we gather, the tree into which we are grafted through baptism, the true vine that nourishes us with its fruit in the cup we share. It may not appear all that impressive, but while nobody’s looking it grows with a power beyond our understanding.


To VIEW streamed worship live or anytime:  

YouTube Link to  New Hope on the Creeks 

New Hope Lutheran Church of Sand Creek & Pine Creek, WI

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgsG8Jl-RdcdnKSnFI48DyQ


- To LISTEN live:

+ Telephone Ministry 534-444-4300 (This is an Eau Claire assigned number. Long distance rates may apply. Contact the church office if financial help is needed)

+ Telephone Live Stream http://newhope.listentochurch.com (Free on our website www.newhopescpc.org)


Readings and Psalm

Ezekiel 17:22-24

The sign of the cedar, planted on the mountain of Israel
Psalm 92:1-4, 12-15

The righteous shall spread abroad like a cedar of Lebanon. (Ps. 92:12)

2 Corinthians 5:6-10 [11-13] 14-17

In Christ, a new creation
Mark 4:26-34

The parable of the mustard seed

Sunday, June 23 - Pentecost 5

New Hope on the Creeks

8:30a at our Pine Creek Site               

9:20a Coffee Fellowship at both sites

10a at our Sand Creek Site


Now is the acceptable time; now is the day of salvation! Now we are in the storm, the boat almost swamped; but Jesus is here now, and when we call him, he will calm the storm. Even the wind and waves listen to him as they would to their creator. We also listen to him and are called to believe in the power of God’s word in him, a power greater than all that we fear.


To VIEW streamed worship live or anytime:  

YouTube Link to  New Hope on the Creeks 

New Hope Lutheran Church of Sand Creek & Pine Creek, WI

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgsG8Jl-RdcdnKSnFI48DyQ


- To LISTEN live:

+ Telephone Ministry 534-444-4300 (This is an Eau Claire assigned number. Long distance rates may apply. Contact the church office if financial help is needed)

+ Telephone Live Stream http://newhope.listentochurch.com (Free on our website www.newhopescpc.org)


Readings and Psalm

Job 38:1-11

The creator of earth and sea
Psalm 107:1-3, 23-32

You stilled the storm and silenced the waves of the sea. (Ps. 107:29)

2 Corinthians 6:1-13

Paul’s defense of his ministry
Mark 4:35-41

Christ calming the sea

Sunday, June 30 - Pentecost 6

New Hope on the Creeks

8:30a at our Pine Creek Site               

9:20a Coffee Fellowship at both sites

10a at our Sand Creek Site


A woman finds healing by touching Jesus’ cloak, and a girl is restored to life when he takes her by the hand. In both cases a boundary is crossed: in Jesus’ time the hemorrhaging woman was considered ritually unclean, polluting others by her touch, and anyone who touched a corpse also became unclean. In Mark’s gospel Jesus breaks down barriers, from his first meal at a tax collector’s house to his last breath on the cross as the temple curtain is torn in two. We dare to touch Jesus in our “uncleanness” and to live as a community that defines no one as an outsider.


To VIEW streamed worship live or anytime:  

YouTube Link to  New Hope on the Creeks 

New Hope Lutheran Church of Sand Creek & Pine Creek, WI

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgsG8Jl-RdcdnKSnFI48DyQ


- To LISTEN live:

+ Telephone Ministry 534-444-4300 (This is an Eau Claire assigned number. Long distance rates may apply. Contact the church office if financial help is needed)

+ Telephone Live Stream http://newhope.listentochurch.com (Free on our website www.newhopescpc.org)


Readings and Psalm

Lamentations 3:22-33

Great is the Lord’s faithfulness
Psalm 30

I will exalt you, O Lord, because you have lifted me up. (Ps. 30:1)

2 Corinthians 8:7-15

Excel in generosity, following the Lord Jesus
Mark 5:21-43

Christ healing a woman and Jairus’s daughter

Sunday, July 7 - Pentecost 7

New Hope on the Creeks

8:30a at our Pine Creek Site               

9:20a Coffee Fellowship at both sites

10a at our Sand Creek Site


Jesus does great deeds of power and gives his disciples authority over demons. Yet none of this power is unilateral; it all must be received by faith. Jesus asks his disciples to go out without money or supplies, so that they will be dependent on how others receive them. When we are sent from the assembly to witness and to heal, we are asked to be vulnerable, to be dependent on the reception of others. The Spirit always operates in the “between”: between Jesus and his Abba, between Jesus and us, between you and me, between us and those to whom we are sent.


To VIEW streamed worship live or anytime:  

YouTube Link to  New Hope on the Creeks 

New Hope Lutheran Church of Sand Creek & Pine Creek, WI

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgsG8Jl-RdcdnKSnFI48DyQ


- To LISTEN live:

+ Telephone Ministry 534-444-4300 (This is an Eau Claire assigned number. Long distance rates may apply. Contact the church office if financial help is needed)

+ Telephone Live Stream http://newhope.listentochurch.com (Free on our website www.newhopescpc.org)


Readings and Psalm

Ezekiel 2:1-5

The call of Ezekiel
Psalm 123

Our eyes look to you, O God, until you show us your mercy. (Ps. 123:2)

2 Corinthians 12:2-10

God’s power made perfect in weakness
Mark 6:1-13

Sending of the Twelve to preach and heal

New Hope Comforters

New Hope Comforters are celebrating Quilt #1000 for 2023, and there's still more year to go! You are welcome to join the Comforters who meet nearly every Monday morning throughout the year at New Hope's Sand Creek site. Quilts are gifted locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally through Lutheran World Relief.


Homeless Youth Christmas Stockings

THANK YOU!

 Confirmation Homeless Youth Project

Thank you ALL who donated to our Confirmation service project with stocking stuffers and/or Noisy Offerings. Lutheran Social Services (LSS) in Eau Claire works with these youth throughout the year. Your love through the beautiful Christmas Stockings, created again this year by Carolyn Dahl, bring an extra treat during this season.


Sundays at New Hope

Church can be an intimidating place to come the first time — especially if you don’t know what to expect. We hope you'll come! You are welcome to participate fully, or as you wish. Be inspired by the music. Hear the Word. Get in touch with the spiritual. Come to the Table of Mercy. All are welcome at the Lord's Supper! We invite you to experience what the gospel - the good news of Jesus Christ - means at one of our services. You can engage with others and find places for your whole family to connect. Enjoy refreshments! We hope that through visiting with us, you will experience the hope, love, and joy that comes from a community of people who strive to walk in the footsteps of Jesus. You are welcome here!


Serving Through our Pine Creek Site

We celebrate with all who work tirelessly throughout the year to bring substantive hope to many through quilts, school kits, baby care kits, personal care kits, and more. Thanks for all you do!

One Congregation, Two Locations

Mailing Address: 

New Hope Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 85, Sand Creek WI 54765


Sand Creek site/church office Physical Address:  

E9085 County Highway V, Sand Creek, WI 54765

     Once in Sand Creek, cross the Red Cedar River bridge and go one mile west.


Pine Creek site Physical Address: E6698 County Highway V, Ridgeland, WI 54763

      From Sand Creek continue west on V for 7 miles.

      From Ridgeland - on the north end of town turn right (east) off 25 onto V and go 4 miles to the church. GPS is often wrong, so just continue on V until you see the church.  


All are welcome! If you're searching for a spiritual home, we'd love to have you join us!


Church Office: 

715-658-1470

newhopescpc.org


Sunday Worship: 

Pine Creek Site: 8:30a

Sand Creek Site: 10:00a   

New Hope’s Telephone Ministry & Live Stream have a different phone number and electronic address.
+ Telephone Ministry 534-444-4300 (This is an Eau Claire assigned number. Long distance rates may apply. Contact the church office if financial help is needed)
+ Live Stream http://newhope.listentochurch.com (Free on our website www.newhopescpc.org/)


    Worship

    Let's Gather Together in Praise, and Leave as One to Serve!

    Authentic Worship

    At New Hope, worship in the name and power of the Holy Trinity is central to everything. As we come we declare that there is a deeper side of life sometimes ignored by our culture. We make time to step away from the hectic pace of life to worship, recognizing God’s greater goodness and our need to come faithfully into the presence of God. Here, we respond with our acts of worship to this amazing grace.

    Service Times

    Sundays

    Pine Creek Site: 8:30a

    Sand Creek Site: 10:00a


    *Holy Communion is usually celebrated at each worship service. All are welcome!



    Note: There are dates when we have only one joint service.

    1. Annual Meeting Sunday in January 


    2. 3rd weekend in July Firemen's Picnic in Sand Creek - worship in Memorial Park in Sand Creek at 10a


    3. Sunday of Labor Day Weekend -

    Worship only at our Sand Creek Site at 10:00 a.m.

     

    Teaching from the Bible

    We believe that practical, relevant teaching is the catalyst for transformation in an individual's life. Scripture is inspired by God the Father, and as we reflect on God's word through the prism of Jesus Christ, we are transformed through the power of the Holy Spirit into God's likeness. It is a lifelong journey, and ultimately we rest in God's grace.  

    Events

    What's Happening at New Hope

    Hang tight while we look up scheduled events...