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.
We celebrate the birth of Jesus with our Sunday school children today!
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.
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.
Our celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ continues as we enjoy the music and lessons of the season. No communion this Sunday.
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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!
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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