What does a 'typical' service at Hosanna look like?
Worship takes many forms at Hosanna, but it always invites our participation and response. The purpose of worship is to draw us into Word and Sacrament (baptism and communion), where God invites, feeds, nurtures and forms us. Our worship most often uses the order of Gathering, Word, Meal [or Thanksgiving], Sending.
What hymnal does Hosanna use?
Hosanna includes music and worship forms from across the spectrum of the church, both in depth and breadth. Our main resource is entitled "Evangelical Lutheran Worship".
What version of the Bible does Hosanna use?
We encourage people to read the scriptures in many different translations and forms of their own devotional use. In public worship and in other times of public proclamation, we use the New Revised Standard Version, primarily for consistency.
What version of the Lord's Prayer does Hosanna use?
The Lord's Prayer is universal throughout the church. The form used almost exclusively for our worship is the one provided by the International Commission on the English Text.
What creeds does Hosanna use?
We subscribe to the historic creeds of the Christian Church, Apostles' and Nicene, often using one of them in worship. We will also use other creeds, depending on the day. For example, when we celebrate the anniversary of our relationship with our sister congregation, Divine Redeemer, in El Salvador, we use a Central American Creed, in order to show our solidarity with them.