A typical Sunday service at Hosanna follows the following structure:
Worship at Hosanna has four main sections: Gathering, Word, Meal, and Sending. Each part of our worship has its own function.
During the Gathering, we are drawn into our time together, this begins with song, prayer, and responses shared between leaders and those who have come to worship this day.
During the Word, we hear the word of God read – from the Old or New Testaments and from the Gospel; a message is based on the text(s) of the day; there is more song; and there is prayer for the church, the world, and all those in need.
The Meal begins with the offering, where we share what God has given to us so abundantly. We then move into the Communion liturgy, recognizing all that God has done, is doing, and will do to welcome us into the family of God. We are then invited to come to God's table and share the feast of Christ Jesus. The Meal concludes with a blessing and prayer in thanksgiving for what God has done for us in Jesus Christ.
In the Sending, God sends us out from the church to live out our calling to the Gospel, to love God and others in the world. This includes song, community announcements, and blessings as we go forth from worship together.
All parts of worship are connected by the themes of the day, the church season (e.g., Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter), and our place in the world. We welcome all who join us, and if there is anything you need during or after worship, please speak with an usher, your neighbour, or the pastors. We welcome anyone who comes to visit, glad you are here for one Sunday or for years to come.
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