Weekly Liturgy

Weekly Worship Texts

In Holy Communion, God meets us in the meal. Jesus is truly present, and we come by the Spirit’s grace. You are always welcome at God’s table. All baptized believers are welcome to share in this, God’s gift to us. Receive the bread and eat. Receive the wine (or juice) and drink.
Place cup in nearby basket.
Gluten free option by request.


The prophet Isaiah and John the Baptist call through the ages: “Prepare the way of the Lord!” This second Sunday of Advent we gather to do just that. Welcome.

Preparation for Worship

Shepherding God, thank you for feeding your flock with love, gathering us lambs in your arms and carrying us close to your heart. (See Isaiah 40:11.)

Prayer Ventures

Pray that we will be faithful and enthusiastic witnesses to the good news of Jesus Christ for all people in every circumstance of life.

Stewardship of your whole life

“Let me hear what God the LORD will speak, for he will speak peace to his people, to his faithful, to those who turn to him in their hearts.” –Psalm 85:8


Are you listening for what God is saying to you? To your congregation? All of God’s people? It’s hard to hear anything with the anxious noise of the world. Living right, we turn away from the noise and listen for God’s word of peace. And we live it!

Second Sunday of Advent

John calls people to repent, to clear the decks, to completely reorder their lives so that nothing gets in the way of the Lord’s coming. The reading from Isaiah gives the context for this radical call: the assurance of forgiveness that encourages us to repent; the promise that the coming one will be gentle with the little ones. Isaiah calls us all to be heralds with John, to lift up our voices fearlessly and say, “See, your God is coming!” We say it to one another in worship, in order to say it with our lives in a world in need of justice and peace.

A Quote From Fr. Richard Rohr

You are created in the image of God from the very beginning. This is the basis for God’s justice: Since everyone is made in the image of God, then we need to recognize, honor, and respect the image of God in everyone.
No exceptions.

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Church: (505) 897-0047
Preschool: (505) 899-0928
Elementary: (505) 897-1832


6104 Taylor Ranch Rd NW
Albuquerque, NM 87120


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Church Events

Meals for Camp @ COH

We are asking for your help in providing
simple meals for each rotation of the camp.
Each rotation has 5 weeks.
Each week has a different meal planned.
Some involve cooking and some are take out.
You will find slots available for food donations and/or monetary donations for take-out.  

Thank you for your consideration.
We appreciate anything you can provide. 


Youth Candle Fundraiser

It's that time of year again !
Our Youth will be hosting their Candle Fundraiser.

Please show support on October 1st and November 12th
Mia Bella candles by Patrice Leddy,
505-280-6943, Patriceleddy@hotmail.com 

Will have all of the candles setup for you to see/smell/take home instantly here in the church lobby on Sunday October 15.  Candles are $20 each, all profits go to the COH Youth.

Astronomy Night

Cross of Hope Will Sponsor
Astronomy Night Event

Friday, October 20, 2023 at 7:30 PM

This is expected to last a couple of hours. Telescopes, some of them large, will be provided, however guests are welcome to bring their own telescopes. Information about astronomy in general and specific celestial objects viewable in October will be given. This will likely be held at Mariposa Park or at Cross of Hope Church, but the exact location has not been determined yet. More information will be forthcoming. This is a family event, and children are welcome.

Contact: Pastor Rick Alpers,
ralpers@gmail.com, 831-225-9939


We meet at various restaurants
The second Wednesday of each month at 1:00pm
October 11, 2023

-BJ's Restaurants & Brewhouse-
10000 Coors Blvd, Ste Ll10
Albuquerque, NM 87114
(Cottonwood Mall)

If you will be joining in the adventure of food and fellowship or need more information:
Please Contact Leeon Carrico
Call 505-554-1128