Wednesday, March 13
6:30 - Soup supper at Hope
7:15-8pm - Evening Prayer at Hope
Thursday, March 14
3-5:30pm - CARing Kids after school program
7pm - Choir rehearsal
Friday, March 15
8-9pm - AA meeting
Saturday, March 16
9am-3pm - Living Water SDA worship and fellowship at Hope
Sunday, March 17 10am - Worship with Saint Patrick of Ireland, baptism for Scarlett Saltmarsh NO Humble Walk (spring break)
Monday, March 18 7pm - AA meeting
Tuesday, March 19 1-3pm - Serve lunch at PG Plaza Day Center
Wednesday, March 20
6:15 - meet at Hope to carpool
6:30 - Soup supper at St John
7:15-8pm - Evening Prayer at St John
Dear People of Hope,
This past Sunday after worship, Alex and Ida led a session on prayer. They shared several resources and practices for prayer, including prayers within our own ELW hymnal. This list of resources will soon be in paper copy around Hope and on the website. There will also be a few new books in Hope's library. Thanks to Alex and Ida for leading this session.
If you're looking for an opportunity to pray together, in person, come to Hope this Wednesday evening. There's a free soup supper at 6:30. From 7:15-8pm we'll have a time of prayer and conversation together. Paul T will share reflections on a contemporary saint and then we'll have a chance to share our own reflections on sainthood. As usual, we'll also sing and pray.
Hope to see you soon.
Peace of Christ,
Community Photo Directory Thursday April 4, 2-9pm
We are a growing church and we are making a new photo directory to help us learn and remember each other's names. Please sign up to be a part of this.
Professional photographers will be at Hope to take photos of all who are interested. All are welcome to come and receive a free 8x10 portrait, there are other package deals available and photos of our church community will be included in our upcoming Photo Directory. Take home some literature or contact Bernice for additional information.
Serve Lunch at PG Day Center Tuesday March 19, 1-3pm
Tuesday is our regular day to serve lunch at the PG Plaza Day Center. Meet at the Day Center at 1pm at 6800 Adelphi Rd. We finish by 3pm. This week is Spring Break so the center is low on food. We're invited to bring fruit/fruit salad or sausage for a "breakfast for lunch" meal on Tuesday. Nancy Ann G is coordinating this month - contact her to RSVP or with any questions.
Update from Jones Family Link to sign up and support John Henry
John Henry and Elaine Jones have been anchor members at Hope for decades. Last week Elaine died peacefully in her sleep. If you would like to support John Henry with visits or food, you may sign up here:
Elaine's memorial service is scheduled for Saturday March 30, afternoon at Hope. Please watch for more specific details.
News of the Community:
March Social Gathering Game Night: Friday, March 29, 7:00-9:00 pm, at Hope. Our plan is to simply have fun together. Games and snacks will be provided, but feel free to bring a game if you'd like to.
Moms in Community Group: Hope is beginning a drop-in support group, Moms in Community, for pregnant women and new and breastfeeding moms. People may come for free support and connection, to meet other parents and parents-to-be, to relax with tea, snacks, and conversation. A professional lactation consultant (IBCLC) will be present to answer any questions and offer additional support. Older siblings welcome. Contact Paulette T with any questions.
Stream clean up: Humble Walkers Laura and Dan, have created an adoptive group of the stream outside of our church called Friends of Guilford Run. They will lead a stream clean up and beautification event on March 30th, 1-3pm. They welcome any volunteers from the congregation to come and care for creation and the greater community spaces around our church. There will be litter pick up, raking, weed pulling, and prepping planting sites. Please wear sturdy shoes and long pants and bring a reusable water bottle to stay hydrated. They will provide gloves, bags, and tools. There is a Facebook page titled "Friends of Guilford Run" you are interested in more information.
Inviting New Worship Assistants: Sunday morning a large group of people volunteers to support worship- and we’re inviting more. Our theology is that anyone may serve in any role. If you’re interested, contact Joan A and she’ll make sure you learn what you need to know and get added to the rotation. Some options are:
• Altar Care – prepare the space for Communion and clean up after
• Usher – welcome people to worship and guide them forward for communion
• Communion Assistant – serve the wine
• Assisting Minister – sit up front with the pastor and lead parts of worship
• Offering counter – work with a partner to record the money given after worship
• Coffee Hour Host – make coffee and bring snacks to support fellowship after worship
Interested in something you don’t see here? Just ask.
Kids Sunday School: Children and families are invited at 9am one Sunday per month to learn the stories of faith and have a great time together. This semester we'll gather the First Sunday of each month: April 7 and May 5.
Prayers for the Community
If you have a prayer request to share in the bulletin, please send it to the office: firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-927-5508.
Pastor Julie builds this newsletter each week. If you have announcements or photos to share, email her at email@example.com.
Looking into coming months Put these dates on your calendar to plan ahead for worship, service and community. Lent events highlighted in purple.
Wednesday March 13, 6:30pm soup, 7:15pm evening prayer at Hope
Sunday March 17, Worship includes Saint Patrick and baptism for Scarlett Saltmarsh; baptism celebration for Scarlett
Tuesday March 19, 1-3pm serve lunch at PG Plaza Day Center
Wednesday March 20, 6:30pm soup, 7:15pm evening prayer at St John in Riverdale
Sunday March 24, worship includes Saint Oscar Romero; post-worship council meeting
Wednesday March 27, 6:30pm soup, 7:15pm evening prayer at Hope
Friday March 29, 7-9pm Game Night at Hope (March monthly social gathering)
Saturday March 30, 1-3pm, Guilford Run Stream clean-up outside Hope
Saturday March 30, afternoon, Elaine Jones memorial service
Sunday March 31, worship includes Artist Saints; post-worship arts and creativity event led by Pastor Julie and Hannah S.
Wednesday April 3, 6:30pm soup, 7:15pm evening prayer at St John