Regular Services

Sunday School: 9:25 AM – 10:30 AM

Sunday Worship: 10:45 AM – 12:00 PM

  • Children’s Church is offered for children 4-6 years of age during the sermon portion of Worship.
  • Nursery is available for newborns through 3 years of age during both Sunday School and Worship.

Other Services

Corporate Prayer: 12:30 PM on the first Sunday of each month or on the fifth Wednesday of months with five Wednesdays in place of the following first Sunday.

(Check the event schedule for dates)

MORE ABOUT WORSHIP

Music

“Oh magnify the Lord with me and let us exalt his name together.” – Psalm 34:3

Worship team: As we gather each Sunday morning for worship, the worship team leads the congregation in songs of praise to the glory of God. Realizing the need for God to enable us in this task, we meet weekly for practice and to seek his provision of grace in drawing the congregation to his throne.

Gifts of Music: In addition to gifts of music offered by the choir, individuals and ensembles also provide musical gifts at various times throughout the year.

Fellowship Groups

We hope that you enjoy worshiping with us at Hope Church. Our desire is that you might develop friendships with the people of Hope. That is why a key ingredient of our ministry is our fellowship groups. Fellowship groups provide an informal atmosphere in the context of the study of God’s Word. These groups meet in homes and vary in size, from a half dozen to over twenty participants. Meeting days and locations are presented below. Please contact pastor@hopenepa.org for more information.

  • Scranton – 1st & 3rd Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm – contact Kenn Anderson, Jr.
  • Scranton –  Thursdays @ 9:30 am – Meets at McGuire’s 
  • Moscow/W. Pittston – 1st & 3rd Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm- Meets at Batzel’s
  • Moscow/W. Pittston – 2nd & 4th Wednesdays @ 7:00 pm – Meets at Schwartz’
  • White Haven – 2nd & 4th Wednesdays @7:00 pm- Meets at Barnes’

How Do We Worship?

Our worship is guided and ordered by the Holy Scriptures. Our conscious intent is not to entertain, but rather to bring honor and glory to our Lord and our God by lifting up the name of Jesus Christ. The preaching of the Word of God is central in this. We believe that it is primarily through the preaching of God’s Word (1 Corinthians 1:21) that unbelievers are drawn to Christ and believers are strengthened and built up in their faith. The Bible teaches that the following are proper elements of worship services:

  • Reading of Holy Scripture
  • Singing of psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs
  • The offering of prayer
  • The preaching of the Word
  • The giving of offerings
  • Confessing the faith
  • Observing the sacraments
  • On special occasions, taking oaths

In addition to our regular weekly services, we also celebrate several special occasions throughout the year, including Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Sunrise, Thanksgiving Eve, and Christmas Eve. In our worship we attempt to blend the best of traditional and contemporary Christian music. We believe that the whole person needs to be involved in worship, loving God with our heart, soul, mind, and strength. Our public worship is not an end in itself. Through public worship on Sunday, the Lord’s day, Christians are encouraged to serve God all the days of the week in every activity.

“Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” (1 Corinthians 10:31).

Church Calendar

july, 2020