• Sunday, November 17 - Thankoffering and Quilts

    • 8:30a at our Pine creek Site
    • 10a at our Sand Creek Site

    Coffee Fellowship begins at 9:20a at both sites.

    • Sunday school begins at 9:30a at Pine Creek site
    • At Sand Creek children begin in worship at 10a and then go to Sunday school following the Children's time.


    Join us at New Hope this Sunday!

    A Sea of Quilts, and Overflowing Gratitude

    Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Celebrate Thankoffering Sunday November 17– Come worship this Sunday at 8:30a at our Pine Creek Site or 10a at our Sand Creek Site – Coffee at both at 9:20a

     

    Beginning in the late 19th century, Lutheran women were given small Thankoffering boxes to place in a special location in their homes as a visible reminder of blessings received. Women would add coins to those boxes almost daily as particular blessings were noted. From their use came the idea of an annual church service to celebrate their collection, and so the women of the congregation would come together for a Thankoffering service.

     

    In the Lutheran tradition, the General Synod’s Women’s Home and Foreign Missionary Society created their first Thankoffering service in 1889 to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the organization. At that first Thankoffering, $6,100 was collected. Today, Women of the ELCA collects more than $1 million in Thankofferings annually for the ministries and mission of our women’s organization.

     

    Thankofferings show gratitude for God’s blessings and give us an important and tangible way to express that gratitude. It is a tradition grounded in our celebration of community, of meeting together to joyfully give thanks for what God has given us. Thankofferings have always been, and still are, our opportunity to say thank you to God in both significant and ordinary moments.

     

  • Christ the King Sunday - November 24

    • 8:30A AT OUR PINE CREEK SITE
    • 10A AT OUR SAND CREEK SITE

    COFFEE FELLOWSHIP BEGINS AT 9:20A AT BOTH SITES.

    • SUNDAY SCHOOL BEGINS AT 9:30A AT PINE CR 8 EEK SITE
    • AT SAND CREEK CHILDREN BEGIN IN WORSHIP AT 10A AND THEN GO TO SUNDAY SCHOOL FOLLOWING THE CHILDREN'S TIME.




    Jeremiah’s promise of the execution of “justice and righteousness in the land” finds ironic fulfillment in the execution of Jesus of Nazareth, the King of the Jews. It appears so utterly contradictory that the king should be crucified with the criminal. This victory appears for all the world as ignominious defeat. Yet through the gate of death our Lord opens the door to paradise.


    Readings and Psalm

    • Jeremiah 23:1-6
      Coming of the shepherd and righteous Branch who will execute justice
    • Psalm 46

      I will be exalted among the nations. (Ps. 46:10)

    • Colossians 1:11-20
      Hymn to Christ, firstborn of all creation; peace through his blood
    • Luke 23:33-43
      Jesus is crucified between two thieves: you will be with me in Paradise
  • Thanksgiving Eve Service - Our Sand Creek Site

    Wednesday, November 27 at 7p

    Every gathering for worship has elements of thanksgiving. When we are nourished with God’s bounty in holy communion, when we partake of Jesus’ word that gives life to the world, and even when two or three of us simply join our hearts in prayer to make our requests known to God, we do so “with thanksgiving.” Let us give thanks to the Lord, who is good and whose mercy endures forever.

    Readings and Psalm

    Deuteronomy 26:1-11

    The offering of the first fruits
    Psalm 100

    Enter God’s gates with thanksgiving. (Ps. 100:4)

    Philippians 4:4-9
    Do not worry about anything
    John 6:25-35
    Jesus is the bread of life

    Readings and Psalm

    Deuteronomy 26:1-11

    The offering of the first fruits
    Psalm 100

    Enter God’s gates with thanksgiving. (Ps. 100:4)

    Philippians 4:4-9
    Do not worry about anything
    John 6:25-35
    Jesus is the bread of life


  • FIRST SUNDAY IN ADVENT - DECEMBER 1

    GUEST PASTOR: REV DAVID SANDS

    • 8:30A AT OUR PINE CREEK SITE
    • 10A AT OUR SAND CREEK SITE

    COFFEE FELLOWSHIP BEGINS AT 9:20A AT BOTH SITES.

    • SUNDAY SCHOOL BEGINS AT 9:30A AT PINE CR 8 EEK SITE
    • AT SAND CREEK CHILDREN BEGIN IN WORSHIP AT 10A AND THEN GO TO SUNDAY SCHOOL FOLLOWING THE CHILDREN'S TIME.

    The new church year begins with a wake-up call: Christ is coming soon! In today’s readings both Paul and Jesus challenge us to wake from sleep, for we know neither the day nor hour of the Lord’s coming. Isaiah proclaims the day when God will gather all people on the holy mountain and there will be no more war or suffering. Though we vigilantly watch for the promised day of salvation, we wait for what we already have: Christ comes among us this day as the word and meal that strengthens our faith in the promises of God.

    Readings and Psalm

    • Isaiah 2:1-5
      Weapons of war transformed into instruments of peace
    • Psalm 122

      I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.” (Ps. 122:1)

    • Romans 13:11-14
      Salvation is near; time to wake from sleep
    • Matthew 24:36-44
      The sudden coming of the Son of Man
  • Second sunday in advent - December 8

    • 8:30A AT OUR PINE CREEK SITE
    • 10A AT OUR SAND CREEK SITE

    COFFEE FELLOWSHIP BEGINS AT 9:20A AT BOTH SITES.

    • SUNDAY SCHOOL BEGINS AT 9:30A AT PINE CREEK SITE
    • AT SAND CREEK CHILDREN BEGIN IN WORSHIP AT 10A AND THEN GO TO SUNDAY SCHOOL FOLLOWING THE CHILDREN'S TIME.

     At the heart of our Advent preparation stands John the Baptist, who calls us to repent and make a new beginning. As the darkness increases we turn toward the approaching light of Christ. For Christians he is the root of Jesse, the righteous judge who welcomes all, especially the poor and meek of the earth. We wait with hope for that day when the wolf will dwell with the lamb, and there will be no more hurt or destruction. From the Lord’s table we are sent in the spirit of John the Baptist to proclaim that in Christ the kingdom of God has come near.


  • third SUNDAY IN ADVENT - DECEMBER 15

    • 8:30A AT OUR PINE CREEK SITE
    • 10A AT OUR SAND CREEK SITE

    COFFEE FELLOWSHIP BEGINS AT 9:20A AT BOTH SITES.

    • SUNDAY SCHOOL BEGINS AT 9:30A AT PINE CREEK SITE
    • AT SAND CREEK CHILDREN BEGIN IN WORSHIP AT 10A AND THEN GO TO SUNDAY SCHOOL FOLLOWING THE CHILDREN'S TIME.


  • fourth SUNDAY IN ADVENT - DECEMBER 22

    sunday school christmas programs in worship

    • 8:30A AT OUR PINE CREEK SITE
    • 10A AT OUR SAND CREEK SITE

    COFFEE FELLOWSHIP BEGINS AT 9:20A AT BOTH SITES.

    We celebrate the birth of Jesus with our Sunday school children today!

  • Christmas Candlelight at our Pine Creek site

    Monday, December 23 7:00 pm

         with potluck Christmas dinner beginning at 5:45p

    Many of the early European settlers in this area came from Norway and other Scandinavian countries, where the Christmas Celebration began on December 23, with Lille Juleaften "Little Christmas Eve" on December 23.


    On a long winter evening we gather to proclaim the coming of the light. Isaiah announces that the people who walked in darkness have seen a great light. Paul reminds us that the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all. In the familiar account of Christ’s birth, the evening sky is bright with the heavenly host singing, “Glory to God in the highest.” God comes to us in human flesh—in Christ’s body and blood—so that we may be bearers of divine light to all the world.

  • Christmas Candlelight at our sand Creek site

    Tuesday, December 24  at 5:00 pm

      

    In winter’s deepest night, we welcome the light of the Christ child. Isaiah declares that the light of the long-promised king will illumine the world and bring endless peace and justice. Paul reminds us that the grace of God through Jesus Christ brings salvation to all people. The angels declare that Jesus’ birth is good and joyful news for everyone, including lowly shepherds. Filled with the light that shines in our lives, we go forth to share the light of Christ with the whole world.

  • Sunday, December 29 - Lessons and carols

    • 8:30A AT OUR PINE CREEK SITE
    • 10A AT OUR SAND CREEK SITE


    COFFEE FELLOWSHIP with Christmas Goodies BEGINS AT 9:20A AT BOTH SITES.

    Our celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ continues as we enjoy the music and lessons of the season. No communion this Sunday.

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!


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   *Telephone Ministry Services

*Telephone Ministry Effective September 9, 2018

1-515-739-9173 (long distance rates apply)

Live Stream: http://page.streamerportal.com/2599


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: Four Dates Where Worship Location/Time Changes in 2020

1. January 19 for Annual Mtg - Pine Creek Site at 8:30 a.m. worship, meeting and pot-luck brunch follows.

2. Memorial Day Weekend - Sunday worship only at Pine Creek at 8:30 a.m. w/ Memorial Day Observance for Pine Creek Cemetery

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

4. Labor Day Weekend - Sunday worship only at Sand Creek 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

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