Sunday, December 12

Advent 3

Pine Creek Site 8:30a (Sunday school follows worship)

Coffee Hour at both 9:20a

Sand Creek Site 10a (Sunday school children begin in worship)


Christ’s presence in our midst in the wonder of the holy supper is cause for singing. The nearness of the God in prayer, in every circumstance, is cause for rejoicing. The coming of one “more powerful” than John, even with a winnowing fork in hand, is good news—and cause for exultation—for us who are being saved. Great joy is the tone for the third Sunday of Advent.


- To View Streaming of Worship on YouTube: 

New Hope on the Creeks - Worship at our 10a Service https://youtu.be/81SK6Ok6_-8


- 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)

Readings and Psalm

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, December 19

Advent 4

Pine Creek Site 8:30a (Sunday school follows worship)

Coffee Hour at both 9:20a

Sand Creek Site 10a (Sunday school children begin in worship)


Cradle and cross are inextricably connected on the fourth Sunday of Advent. Between a lovely tribute to the little town of Bethlehem and Mary’s magnificent song of praise, the letter to the Hebrews reminds us in no uncertain terms that Christ’s advent is for “the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.” It is the kind of tension in which the church always lives as when in holy communion—with high delight—“we proclaim the Lord’s death.”


- 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)


Readings and Psalms

Join us for

Christmas Candlelight Services

Thursday, Dec. 23 at our Pine Creek Site 7p

     *Soup and sandwich supper prior 5:45p - 6:45p

Friday, Dec. 24 at our Sand Creek Site 5p

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 26

Lessons and Carols

Pine Creek Site 8:30a (Sunday school follows worship)

Coffee Hour at both 9:20a

Sand Creek Site 10a (Sunday school children begin in worship)


- 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)


Readings and Psalm

  • 1 Samuel 2:18-20, 26
    The boy Samuel grew in favor with the Lord and the people
  • Psalm 148

    The splendor of the Lord is over earth and heaven. (Ps. 148:13)

  • Colossians 3:12-17
    Clothe yourselves in love; let the peace of Christ rule your hearts
  • Luke 2:41-52
    The boy Jesus increased in wisdom, and in divine and human favor

Sunday, January 2, 2022

Christmas 2

Pine Creek Site 8:30a (Sunday school follows worship)

Coffee Hour at both 9:20a

Sand Creek Site 10a (Sunday school children begin in worship)


Within the gospel reading’s profound words lies the simple message that God is revealed in a human person. Though we may try to understand how the Word existed with God from the beginning of time, the wonder we celebrate at Christmas is that the Word continues to dwell among us. Christ comes among us in the gathered assembly, the scriptures, the waters of new birth, and the bread and the wine. Through these ordinary gifts we receive the fullness of God’s grace and truth.


- 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)


Readings and Psalms

Jeremiah 31:7-14 

Joy at the gathering of God’s scattered flock
Psalm 147:12-20 

Worship the Lord, O Jerusalem; praise your God, O Zion. (Ps. 147:12)

Ephesians 1:3-14 
The will of God made known in Christ
John 1:[1-9] 10-18 
God with us: the incarnation of the Word

Sunday, January 9

Baptism of Our Lord

Pine Creek Site 8:30a (Sunday school follows worship)

Coffee Hour at both 9:20a

Sand Creek Site 10a (Sunday school children begin in worship)


- 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)


Today’s festival rejoices in God’s blessings. We recall and celebrate our adoption as God’s children, the gift of the Holy Spirit, and the promised company of almighty God when we “pass through the waters . . . the rivers . . . fire.” On this day the heavens open again for this assembly, and we receive the gift of God’s Beloved, Jesus, in bread and wine.


Readings and Psalm

  • Isaiah 43:1-7
    When you pass through the waters, do not fear, for I am with you
  • Psalm 29

    The voice of the Lord is upon the waters. (Ps. 29:3)

  • Acts 8:14-17
    Prayer and laying on of hands for the Holy Spirit
  • Luke 3:15-17, 21-22
    The baptism of Jesus with the descent of the Holy Spirit

Sunday, January 16

Epiphany 2

Pine Creek Site 8:30a (Sunday school follows worship)

Coffee Hour at both 9:20a

Sand Creek Site 10a (Sunday school children begin in worship)


The Sundays after Epiphany continue to celebrate the revelation of God’s glory to us as it was made known to the magi and to those on Jordan’s banks at Jesus’ baptism—today using wedding imagery. Our God rejoices over God’s people as those being married rejoice over one another. By the power of the Spirit there are gifts galore for everyone. In Christ Jesus the best wine is saved for last. Taste and see.


- 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)


Readings and Psalm

Sunday, January 23

ONE SERVICE at 8:30a 

at our Pine Creek Site

ANNUAL MEETING AT PC AT 9:20A

Epiphany 3

Pine Creek Site 8:30a (Sunday school follows worship)

Annual Meeting at our Pine Creek Site - 9:20a

Coffee Hour follows Annual Meeting


God’s glory is revealed in the reading of scripture. People stand at attention. People weep. People prostrate themselves in prayer. The unity of the church is another reflection of God’s glory. Most gloriously, the promises of God are fulfilled in the person of Jesus Christ. Gather round. Listen up. Glimpse the glory of God.


- 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)


Readings and Psalm

Sunday, January 30

Epiphany 4

Pine Creek Site 8:30a (Sunday school follows worship)

Coffee Hour at both 9:20a

Sand Creek Site 10a (Sunday school children begin in worship)


The glory of God is often revealed when and where it is least expected. God uses our lips to declare that glory, inexperienced and hesitant though they may be. God uses our love to demonstrate that glory and so urges us to exercise it. God uses Jesus of Nazareth, water and the word, bread and wine, to reveal God’s glory where and when God chooses. Take heed, lest the glory of God slip through our midst unnoticed.


- 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)

 

Readings and Psalm

Jeremiah 1:4-10

I appointed you a prophet to the nations
Psalm 71:1-6

From my mother’s womb you have been my strength. (Ps. 71:6)

1 Corinthians 13:1-13
If I speak without love, I am a noisy gong
Luke 4:21-30
Jesus says a prophet is not accepted in his hometown

Sunday, February 6

Epiphany 5

Pine Creek Site 8:30a (Sunday school follows worship)

Coffee Hour at both 9:20a

Sand Creek Site 10a (Sunday school children begin in worship)


The fifth Sunday after Epiphany continues to highlight unlikely instruments and circumstances appointed to reveal God’s glory. “Who will go for us?” God asks. A person of unclean lips, a former persecutor of the church of God, and three fishermen who couldn’t catch a thing. More surprising still, perhaps, is that we are also called.


- 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)


Readings and Psalm

Isaiah 6:1-8 [9-13]

Isaiah says, Here am I; send me
Psalm 138

I will bow down toward your holy temple. (Ps. 138:2)

1 Corinthians 15:1-11
I am the least of the apostles
Luke 5:1-11
Jesus calls the disciples to fish for people






Sunday, February 13

Epiphany 6

Pine Creek Site 8:30a (Sunday school follows worship)

Coffee Hour at both 9:20a

Sand Creek Site 10a (Sunday school children begin in worship)


The blessed ares” and the “woe tos” are directed and to find our place in the crowd among those who desire to touch Jesus. The risen Christ stands among us in the mystery of the holy supper with an invitation to live in him, and offers power to heal us all.


- 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)


Readings and Psalm

Jeremiah 17:5-10

Blessed are those who trust the Lord, they are like trees by water
Psalm 1

They are like trees planted by streams of water. (Ps. 1:3)

1 Corinthians 15:12-20
Christ has been raised, the first fruits of those who have died
Luke 6:17-26
Jesus speaks blessings on the poor and hungry; woes on the rich and full

Sunday, February 20

Epiphany 7

Pine Creek Site 8:30a (Sunday school follows worship)

Coffee Hour at both 9:20a

Sand Creek Site 10a (Sunday school children begin in worship)


Mercy. Mercy. Mercy. Joseph lives it in Egypt. Jesus preaches it in the gospel. The Spirit guides us into merciful lives with the power of forgiveness to reconcile what is fractured and divided. Such merciful living is the baptismal blessing of having put on Christ. It is the gift of the life-giving Spirit. It is a reflection of God’s glory revealed in Christ.


- 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)


Readings and Psalm

Genesis 45:3-11, 15 

Joseph forgives his brothers
Psalm 37:1-11, 39-40 

The lowly shall possess the land; they will delight in abundance of peace. (Ps. 37:11)

1 Corinthians 15:35-38, 42-50 
The mystery of the resurrection of the body
Luke 6:27-38 
Love your enemies

Sunday, February 27

Transfiguration

Pine Creek Site 8:30a (Sunday school follows worship)

Coffee Hour at both 9:20a

Sand Creek Site 10a (Sunday school children begin in worship)


Witnesses to the glory of God in the face of Jesus reflect that glory in the world. It was true for Moses. It was doubtless true for Peter, James, and John. We pray that it will be true of all of us who see God’s glory in the word and in the supper and who are being “transformed into the same image” by God’s 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)


Readings and Psalm

Wednesday, March 2

Ash Wednesday

Imposition of Ashes

Sand Creek Site - 11:30a

     followed by a Soup and Bread Luncheon

Pine Creek Site - 7p


Weekly Lenten services will continue throughout Lent at 11:30a at our Sand Creek Site, with Soup and Bread Luncheon each week. Join us!

March 9, 16, 23, and 30

April 6


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, and personal care kits, and more. Thanks for all you do!

Quilt Sunday at our Sand Creek Site - October 3 at 10a

We celebrate with our New Hope Comforters this Sunday. Over 1,000 Quilts are designed and created by loving hands throughout each year. They bring God's love, warmth, and beauty into the lives of many near and far. A recent shipment went to help refugees at Wisconsin's Fort McCoy located between Sparta and Tomah. Some will be given to veterans soon. Many are given locally, and many sent through Lutheran World Relief to villages in the far corners of the globe. We give thanks for the long hours and faithful care that is given.

Congratulations to those Affirming their Baptism in May

Affirmation of Baptism

Sunday, May 16th 10a/Sand Creek Site

Ella Audorff

Katie Audorff

Bryce Killoren

Zoe Mikl-Young

Abbie Neilsen

Noah Nelson

Zoe Nelson

Maveric Suvada

Adam Timm

Mason Tio


Sunday, May 23rd 10a/Sand Creek Site

Isaac Anderson

Luke Anderson

Sophia Martinson

Kyra North


Roger Paulson, Photographer


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.  

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!

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