Annual Meeting Sun., January 17th Immediately Following the 10a Worship Service

Available to listen on the telephone - stay online following the worship service.


Annual Reports are now available to pick up at the church office, and the report is also available on our website. God to About Us tab, and then down to News/Bulletins.

Sunday, January 17 2020 10a/SC

God Calls Each One of Us

In-person or online


Coffee Hour at 9:20a

Sand Creek Site 10a


All the baptized have a calling in God’s world. God calls not just pastors and deacons but also the youngest child, like Samuel. The story of the calling of Nathanael plays with the idea of place. Nathanael initially dismisses Jesus because he comes from Nazareth. But where we come from isn’t important; it’s where—or rather whom—we come to. Jesus refers to Jacob, who had a vision in a place he called “the house of God, and . . . the gate of heaven” (Gen. 28:17). Jesus says he himself is the place where Nathanael will meet God.

Readings and Psalm

1 Samuel 3:1-10 [11-20]

The calling of Samuel
Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18

You have searched me out and known me. (Ps. 139:1)

1 Corinthians 6:12-20
Glorify God in your body
John 1:43-51
The calling of the first disciples


- 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)

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

- We will be transitioning to Live, so that you'll be able to watch live at the 10a worship time. More details soon.

Sunday, January 24 2020 10a/SC

In-person or online


Coffee Hour at 9:20a

Sand Creek Site 10a

Guest Preacher: Carol Anderson


As we continue through the time after Epiphany, stories of the call to discipleship show us the implications of our baptismal calling to show Christ to the world. Jesus begins proclaiming the good news and calling people to repentance right after John the Baptist is arrested for preaching in a similar way. Knowing that John was later executed, we see at the very outset the cost of discipleship. Still, the two sets of brothers leave everything they have known and worked for all their lives to follow Jesus and fish for people.

Readings and Psalm

Jonah 3:1-5, 10

Repentance at Nineveh
Psalm 62:5-12

God alone is my rock and my salvation. (Ps. 62:6)

1 Corinthians 7:29-31
Living in the end times
Mark 1:14-20
The calling of the disciples at the sea


- 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)

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

- We will be transitioning to Live, so that you'll be able to watch live at the 10a worship time. More details soon.

Watch for Weather Related Updates

With winter arriving in our area, please look for updates on worship and other schedules. We’ll post on our website, our Facebook page, and start the prayer chains. When you see a change, please let others know if you’re aware they are not connected to these. Thanks for your help.


Sunday, January 31 2020 10a/SC

In-person or online


Coffee Hour at 9:20a

Sand Creek Site 10a

Guest Preacher: Matt Dietsche


In Deuteronomy God promises to raise up a prophet like Moses, who will speak for God; in Psalm 111 God shows the people the power of God’s works. For the church these are ways of pointing to the unique authority people sensed in Jesus’ actions and words. We encounter that authority in God’s word, around which we gather, the word that prevails over any lesser spirit that would claim power over us, freeing us to follow Jesus.

Readings and Psalm

Deuteronomy 18:15-20

The prophet speaks with God’s authority
Psalm 111

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. (Ps. 111:10)

1 Corinthians 8:1-13
Limits to liberty: the case of food offered to idols
Mark 1:21-28
The healing of one with an unclean spirit


- 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)

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


- We will be transitioning to Live, so that you'll be able to watch live at the 10a worship time. More details soon.

Sunday, February 7 2020 10a/SC

In-person or online


Coffee Hour at 9:20a

Sand Creek Site 10a

Guest Preacher: Mark Gilberts


In Isaiah the one God who sits above the earth and numbers the stars also strengthens the powerless. So in Jesus’ healing work we see the hand of the creator God, lifting up the sick woman to health and service (diakonia). Like Simon’s mother-in-law, we are lifted up and healed to serve. Following Jesus, we strengthen the powerless; like Jesus, we seek to renew our own strength in quiet times of prayer.

Readings and Psalm

Isaiah 40:21-31

The creator of all cares for the powerless
Psalm 147:1-11, 20c

The Lord heals the brokenhearted. (Ps. 147:3)

1 Corinthians 9:16-23
A servant for the sake of the gospel
Mark 1:29-39
The healing of Peter’s mother-in-law


- 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)

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

- We will be transitioning to Live, so that you'll be able to watch live at the 10a worship time. More details soon.

Sunday, February 14 2020 10a/SC

Transfiguration Sunday

In-person or online


Coffee Hour at 9:20a

Sand Creek Site 10a

Guest Preacher: Jennifer Hatleli


The Sundays after Epiphany began with Jesus’ baptism and end with three disciples’ vision of his transfiguration. In Mark’s story of Jesus’ baptism, apparently only Jesus sees the Spirit descending and hears the words from heaven. But now Jesus’ three closest friends hear the same words naming him God’s Beloved. As believers, Paul writes, we are enabled to see the God-light in Jesus’ face, because the same God who created light in the first place has shone in our hearts to give us that vision. The light of God’s glory in Jesus has enlightened us through baptism and shines in us also for others to see.

Readings and Psalm

2 Kings 2:1-12

Elijah taken up to heaven and succeeded by Elisha
Psalm 50:1-6

Out of Zion, perfect in beauty, God shines forth in glory. (Ps. 50:2)

2 Corinthians 4:3-6
God’s light seen clearly in the face of Christ
Mark 9:2-9
Revelation of Christ as God’s beloved Son


- 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)

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

- We will be transitioning to Live, so that you'll be able to watch live at the 10a worship time. More details soon.

February 17 - Ash Wednesday

11:30a/SC and 7p/PC

In-person or online

Sand Creek Site 11:30a (available via telephone ministry - see below)

Pine Creek Site 7p


On Ash Wednesday we begin our forty-day journey toward Easter with a day of fasting and repentance. Marking our foreheads with dust, we acknowledge that we die and return to the earth. At the same time, the dust traces the life-giving cross indelibly marked on our foreheads at baptism. While we journey through Lent to return to God, we have already been reconciled to God through Christ. We humbly pray for God to make our hearts clean while we rejoice that “now is the day of salvation.” Returning to our baptismal call, we more intentionally bear the fruits of mercy and justice in the world.

Readings and Psalm

Joel 2:1-2, 12-17

Return to the Lord, your God
Psalm 51:1-17

Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love. (Ps. 51:1)

2 Corinthians 5:20b--6:10
Now is the day of salvation
Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21
The practice of faith


- 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)

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

- We will be transitioning to Live, so that you'll be able to watch live at the 10a worship time. More details soon.

Sunday, February 21 2020 - Lent 1

In-person or online


Pine Creek Site 8:30a

Coffee Hour at both at 9:20a

Sand Creek Site 10a



On Ash Wednesday the church began its journey toward baptismal immersion in the death and resurrection of Christ. This year, the Sundays in Lent lead us to focus on five covenants God makes in the Hebrew Scriptures and to use them as lenses through which to view baptism. First Peter connects the way God saved Noah’s family in the flood with the way God saves us through the water of baptism. The baptismal covenant is made with us individually, but the new life we are given in baptism is for the sake of the whole world.

Readings and Psalm

Genesis 9:8-17

The rainbow, sign of God’s covenant
Psalm 25:1-10

Your paths, O Lord, are steadfast love and faithfulness. (Ps. 25:10)

1 Peter 3:18-22
Saved through water
Mark 1:9-15
The temptation of Jesus in the wilderness for forty days


- 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)

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

- We will be transitioning to Live, so that you'll be able to watch live at the 10a worship time. More details soon.

Sunday, February 28 - Lent 2

In-person or online


Pine Creek Site 8:30a

Coffee Hour at both at 9:20a

Sand Creek Site 10a


The second covenant in this year’s Lenten readings is the one made with Abraham and Sarah: God’s promise to make them the ancestors of many, with whom God will remain in everlasting covenant. Paul says this promise comes to all who share Abraham’s faith in the God who brings life into being where there was no life. We receive this baptismal promise of resurrection life in faith. Sarah and Abraham receive new names as a sign of the covenant, and we too get new identities in baptism, as we put on Christ.

Readings and Psalm

Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16

God blesses Abraham and Sarah
Psalm 22:23-31

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

Romans 4:13-25
The promise to those who share Abraham’s faith
Mark 8:31-38
The passion prediction


- 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)

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

- We will be transitioning to Live, so that you'll be able to watch live at the 10a worship time. More details soon.

Confirmation Class 2020

Four Confirmands to Affirmed Their Baptism Sunday, September 27 at our 8:30a Worship/Pine Creek Site

  • Tucker Clemetson
  • Parker Gorniak
  • Lilly Kunkel
  • Ella Shipley

Come, Holy Spirit!

    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   

    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: Three 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. July 19 Firemen's Picnic in Sand Creek - 3rd Sunday in July - worship in Memorial Park in Sand Creek at 10a


    3. September 6Labor 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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