Worship

In worship services at New Hanover, we strive to give God our very best through music, prayer, scripture, teaching, and fellowship.

Sunday morning services are held at 9:00 and 10:30 am (our 10:30 am service is interpreted for the Deaf).  If you would like a more intimate service with an acoustic feel, check out our Saturday night service at 5:00 pm.  We also offer a simple traditional service on Sunday morning at 8:00 am.


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Musical Arts

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Worship Events
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Full Stage Weekends

Full Stage Weekends are held throughout the year, including a special all-music Christmas program in December and powerful Easter weekend services. Our worship band, choir, orchestra, and technical and dramatic arts teams all come together to create an atmosphere of worship that is very different from a typical weekend worship service. Members of the community are welcome to attend and participate.

Concerts and Special Guests

New Hanover has been honored to host guest artists including Keith and Kristyn Getty, Christian recording artists Mark Smeby, David Meece, Marty Magehee of 4Him, The Sacred Orchestra with Dave Stahl, and Cynthia Greene of the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir.

Stage Design

Our Main Sanctuary is a blank canvas that changes based on the season, sermon series, or special events. The important symbols of our faith -- altar, cross, pulpit, and font -- remain constant, but the stage design never stays the same for long.  If you would like to contribute to future stage designs, or if you are interested in helping the set builders and Technical Arts team to implement new designs, contact Pastor Jason or Eric Sweinhart.

 

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Special Services

Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Worship Service The Boyertown Area Ministerial Association sponsors this service featuring students from local high schools, including performances by the Pine Forge Academy Choir and Boyertown High School Chorus.

Ash Wednesday We receive ashes on the forehead as a reminder of our mortality and an acknowledgement that we belong to God. This service is a time of repentance, prayer, and preparation for the 40 days of Lent leading up to Easter.

Good Friday To experience the joy of Easter, we must remember the price paid on Good Friday. In this interactive service, we draw attention to a different aspect of the crucifixion each year, recognizing Christ’s sacrifice in a fresh and meaningful way.

Blessing of the Animals Animals are a gift from God and hold special meaning to those who care for them. Once a year, people are welcome to bring their animals to this family-friendly outdoor event, where pastors pray over animals of all shapes and sizes.

Thanksgiving Eve On the Wednesday evening before Thanksgiving, we take time to express our gratitude to God in this casual, family-friendly service.

Longest Night Led by our Lay Pastors, this service is for anyone who struggles with hurt and loss during the Christmas season.

Christmas Eve We offer five Christmas Eve services each year.  Traditional Christmas hymns accompany the message of Christ's birth, ending with a candlelit Silent Night.  Our first three services are family-friendly, as we celebrate Jesus' special day with birthday cake.

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