If this is your first time worshiping at Hyde Park, we have two places to worship Sunday mornings: A Traditional Service in the sanctuary and a Contemporary Service called Crave. Our Traditional service starts at 11 am and our Contemporary Service begins at 9:45 am and are each one hour long.
Here’s what to expect from each service:
Worship with us on Sunday mornings at 11:00 a.m., in our sanctuary. You may enter the sanctuary from Swann Ave. or from the education hallway. Our ushers will greet you, give you a worship bulletin and answer any questions you have.
Our pastor, The Rev. James Friesen, presents a Bible-based message. Our congregation worships in a traditional way, reciting a call to worship, singing hymns, praying together and affirming our beliefs. Our choir presents music in a variety of styles, from classical to gospel. Music from the handbell choir, soloists and children is often a part of our worship experience.
Communion is observed on the first Sunday of the month.
A well-staffed nursery is available and our ushers will be happy to point you in the right direction. We also have a children’s sermon early in the service. Children, ages K through 5th grade, may then exit for Kid’s Kirk, held in an adjacent room. A clipboard of appropriate activities is available for children who remain in the service.
We welcome your presence with us as we worship the Lord. If you are concerned about what to wear, we do not have a dress code. Business casual describes what most of our members wear to the service.
Contemporary Service: Second Floor
The Crave Service, our Contemporary Worship gathering, happens upstairs in the Fellowship Hall. Enter the church building from the side doors and look for signs for the elevator. You may also find someone near the office area who will direct you to the elevator or the stairway.
One of the first things that you’ll see when you arrive is the Connection Table. Here you can grab a bulletin, make a computer generated name tag, and gather more information about our church. A greeter will be on hand to give you a bulletin and help you get a name tag.
Before the service, there’s a coffee fellowship area where people chat and have snacks. Feel free to grab some refreshments; it’s ok to take it to your seat, too. The Crave service is pretty laid back, so you are also welcome to get refills anytime you’d like.
The Crave Service starts with modern praise and worship songs led by our praise band, followed by announcements about the life of the church, a time to greet each other, and a Bible-based sermon with a focus on life application.
If this is your first time as our guest, we don’t expect a gift from you, but would be thrilled to have you fill out and return the connection card found in your bulletin so that we can follow up with you!
What Do I wear to the Contemporary service?
At the Contemporary service, dress is quite casual. We want you to feel comfortable worshiping, so feel free to dress comfortably.
Answers to some questions you might have:
What to wear?
At the contemporary service, dress is quite casual. We want you to feel comfortable worshiping, so feel free to dress comfortably. At the traditional service, the dress is more formal. Most men wear slacks and a nice shirt; suits are uncommon.
What do I do with my kids?
If you have a child from ages 0-3, please feel free to drop your child off at the nursery when you arrive. Please check out the Nursery page for more information. If you have a child from ages 3 yr to 5th grade, they are welcome to stay in the service (children’s bulletins and crayons are provided near the entrance to both services) or participate in Sunday School. Please check out the Sunday School page for more information on age groups and times.
Do I need anything for the service?
Bibles are provided for the traditional service and relevant verses are displayed on the screen at the contemporary service. If you want to take notes, please bring a writing instrument.