Friday 7:30pm - movies@hope presents Traces of the Trade
Sunday 9am - "Inspired" book discussion
10am - get settled online
10:30am - Sunday Worship, Baptism of our Lord bring water to remember your baptism
online here: https://zoom.us/j/338100220
or call in: 301 715 8592
(Meeting ID : 338 100 220)
1pm - Church Development Vision Session
see links for online events at www.hopecp.org
Julie's baptism in January 1983
Silas's baptism in October 2011
Katesh's baptism in February 2020
Dear People of Hope,
These are some of the significant baptism photos from my family. I was baptized as a baby at a small church outside Lincoln Nebraska. Silas was baptized as an adult in the ocean in Connecticut. Katesh was baptized about a year ago at Hope, one of the last worship services where we gathered in a large and celebratory group. Whenever and wherever you were baptized, it was a time to celebrate God's love for you. A love you do nothing to earn or deserve, a love poured out abundantly like water.
Our specific prayers change from generation to generation and from one denomination to another. But this is one of my favorite baptism prayers for children. Imagine that the community prayed something similar for you, whenever you were baptized:
Almighty God, giver of life, you have called us by name and pledged to each of us your faithful love. We pray for your child, [name]. Inspire their life. May they sing many songs, know many joys, heal many wounds, and embrace many people in your name.
We pray for their parents, [names]. Help them to know you: to love with your love; to teach with your truth, so that this child may hear your words and know your presence. May we walk together with this family as members of your church, as witnesses of your Gospel, as those for whom you have lived and died and live again. Amen.
This Sunday in worship we celebrate Jesus's baptism, and we remember our own baptisms. Bring a bowl of water to your worship space as we celebrate God's abundant love for each of us.
Peace of Christ, Pastor Julie
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Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water and Learning to Love the Bible Again book discussion Sundays January 10, 17, 24 and 31, 9am
If the Bible isn’t a science book or an instruction manual, then what is it? What do people mean whey they say the Bible is inspired? When Rachel Held Evans found herself asking these questions, she began a quest to better understand what the Bible is and how it is meant to be read. What she discovered change her and it will change you too. Join adults from Hope and St Andrews for this discussion group.
movies@hope presents Traces of the Trade Friday January 8, 7:30m
Join us as, Hope Lutheran Church and St. Andrew's Episcopal Church of College Park proudly present the award-winning 2008 documentary, Traces of the Trade. Director/Producer Kristina Browne will be on hand to introduce her film and lead the discussion afterwards. The film tells the story of her forefathers the DeWolfs of Rhode Island, the largest slave-trading family in U.S. history. Don't miss this timely and thought-provoking examination of a disturbing corner of human history.
Zoom login information can be found above.
Even though we can't gather in person, we think it's more important than ever to watch great films with the opportunity to discuss afterwards what we've seen. So please put on some popcorn and join us! Hope to "see" you then, and invite a friend or neighbor, including those who wouldn't usually be able to come out to our regular showings at the church! And, if you belong to a neighborhood listserv, please circulate the flyer to your email list. It's through efforts like these we've been able to get the word out to an ever-wider community.
Hope's Development Discernment Pray, find documents online, ask questions
join next meeting Sunday January 10, 1pm
Hope's Council is inviting all people to engage in a discernment process about a possible property sale and redevelopment. Recently, many people gathered to learn about a development proposal Hope has received. If you couldn't make this meeting, find resources online and plan to join the next large group meeting.
1) Join council in praying, using this and other prayers: O God, you have called your servants to ventures of which we cannot see the endings, by paths as yet untrodden, through perils and joys unknown. Give us faith to go out with good courage, not knowing where we go, but only that your hand is leading us and your love supporting us; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
2) Find documents here (listen or ask for the password):
4) And join us Sunday January 10 at 1pm for the next gathering: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87056864241?pwd=dE5tSUtud3R6Nms5MDlxRWRaNW1uUT09
Meeting ID: 870 5686 4241
Give warm things to people at the PG Day Center between now and January 19
Hope continues our relationship with people at the PG Plaza Day Center, recognizing that this time of year, when the weather gets colder, is a hard time to live outdoors. The day center can most use:
New socks and underwear
New gloves and hats
Nice jackets large sizes especially appreciated
Hope is collecting any of these items between now and January 19. If you have a key, you can bring things to Hope and place them on a table in the fellowship hall (staff are at Hope intermittently, so you'll need to let yourself in). Or you may take things to Joan A's house in Berwyn Heights.
Calendar and Links
Wednesday January 6, 8pm Epiphany Worship Service, hosted by ELCA bishops
Friday January 8, 7:30pm movies@hope presents Traces of the Trade
Sunday January 10, 9am Inspired book discussion
Sunday January 10, 10:30m Sunday Worship, including renewal of baptismal vows
Sunday January 10, Council hosts community conversation via zoom https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87056864241?pwd=dE5tSUtud3R6Nms5MDlxRWRaNW1uUT09
Sunday January 17, 9am Inspired book discussion
Sunday and Monday January 17 & 18, 4pm each day "A Prophetic Call to The Church: The Letter from Birmingham Jail by Martin Luther King, Jr." https://www.facebook.com/metrodcelca
Tuesday January 19, 1pm-ish, Hope provides lunches to PG County Day Center contact Joan A to volunteer
Tuesday January 19, 8:30-9:30pm, Anti-Bias Parents Group https://umd.zoom.us/j/99033988495
Sunday January 24, 9am Inspired book discussion https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86457671507