What to Expect
At Hope we welcome all to worship God.
Click any of the questions to the right to learn more about our worship.
What will the worship service be like?
- Our services are a blend of traditional and contemporary.
- You will have opportunities for spoken and silent prayers.
- Hear the Word of God read.
- Receive a meaningful message from pastors
- Enjoy both favorite hymns and newer songs of praise
How long are the worship services?
Services are generally 60-75 minutes.
What should I wear to worship?
Come as you are to worship the Lord! Wear whatever makes you comfortable. In keeping with Austin’s spirit, you will find us in everything from dresses, suits and ties, to jeans, shorts, and t-shirts.
Where do my children go during the worship service?
Children are welcomed and encouraged to participate in the worship service.
- The service includes a Children’s Sermon during the first part of worship.
- A special Prayground is located at the front of the Sanctuary for younger children to use during the service.
- Care for infants and toddlers (ages 0-3) is provided in the Nursery area located in the Fellowship Center.
- The Hope Room in the Narthex is available as a cry room to soothe a fussy baby or let a restless child roam. The service can be seen and heard from the Hope Room. For more information about children and worship, visit our Children in Worship page.
Where do I park?
Parking lots (including handicapped spaces) and on-street parking are available on both Olson Drive and Spicewood Parkway. Parking is also available across the street at Spicewood Elementary School. On Sunday mornings, the circle driveway off of Olson Drive is reserved for handicap access.
Do I have to be a member of Hope to receive Communion?
No. This is not our table, it is Christ’s table. All who are faithful in Christ are welcome. In the Presbyterian Church, “faithful” means all the people who confess their faith in Jesus Christ and have been baptized into the community of Jesus Christ. This includes baptized children and youth who are being taught the Word of God and nourished by faith through their families. Communion is served on the first Sunday of every month.
Want to know more about Hope?
Please speak with one of our ushers or pastors. They will be glad to discuss Hope with you. After worship, come to the Welcome Visitors center in the lobby to pick up an information packet. Also, feel free to call any of our staff during the week. They are here to help us all grow in our faith!