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May 2023

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Hope Lutheran Church
and Student Center

Wednesday May 24

7:30pm - Hope Council Meeting

Saturday May 27

morning - Living Water SDA Worships in person at Hope

Sunday May 28

10:15am - Doors and Zoom Open for Community

10:30am - Pentecost Sunday Worship, wear red,
celebrating baptism of Vance B
in person and by zoom

Zoom info:

or call in: 301 715 8592
Meeting ID : 840 5599 7546
password 112233

Pastor Julie (and Nimi) presides at the final Humble Walk worship

Dear People of Hope,

Summer is often a quiet season at church and a good time to do ministry and projects that don’t fit into the fuller schedule of the academic year.  This summer, I hope to have a relational visit with every member and community participant at Hope. I did this when I first came to Hope in 2015 and it was incredibly meaningful; over my first ~6 months in College Park, I met almost everyone in their homes, at Hope, or at a coffee shop.  Many of you will call the pastor for a major challenge or joy, but often don’t think to share the ups and downs of daily life with me.  I’m regularly surprised by what people are experiencing, and being in closer touch with you all guides my pastoral work and ministry.

I’m enthused for these summer connections.  By my guess, I’ll be reaching out and having conversations with about 75 people.  If you want to find a time to talk, sign up on Sunday morning, or reach out to me by phone or email.

Peace of Christ, and happy summer,
Pastor Julie
Pentecost Baptism, wear red
Sunday May 28, 10:30am worship

This Sunday, we celebrate the Holy Spirit with Pentecost.  We also celebrate the baptism of baby Vance B.  Pray for his family as they prepare for his baptism.  And plan to wear red, the color of fire, to celebrate the Spirit among us.
Faith Conversation Group
Tuesdays, 7-8pm, summer at Hope

This summer, Pat N is hosting a conversation group where people are invited to listen to a podcast, discuss it together, create some community, and keep one another in prayer. The podcast is hosted by Pastor Brian McLaren, and reflects on the theme of staying Christian in a changing world.  Reach out to Pat for more information.

Start listening here:

June 6—Episode 1, introduction to season 4
June 13—Episode 2, include and transcend
June 19—No meeting
June 26—Episode 3, start with the heart
July 4—No meeting
July 11—Episode 4, re-wild
July 18—Episode 5, find the flow
July 25—Episode 6, re consecrate everything
August 1—Episode 7, renounce and announce
August 8—Episode 8, stay loyal to reality
August 15—Episode 9, stay human
Humble Walk on Summer Break
final worship, graduation gala, summer trip

Humble Walk hosted their final worship of the semester last week, and the Graduation Gala this week.
This week, students depart for their summer trip, traveling to Michigan to learn with and about indigenous communities there, through an immersion experience. We pray for safe and meaningful travels.
Blessing the Bus Journey
Sunday June 18, 10:45am after morning worship

Humble Walk alum and Hope member, Addie S, has bought a school bus and is refurbishing it into a mobile home.  She and Brandon plan to drive the bus around the country on a grand adventure.  Join Addie and Brandon to bless the bus as they set out on the journey in late June (new date).
9:30am Summer Worship at Hope
starting in June, accounting for the heat

Do you remember worship at Hope last summer? It was often hot, even with the AC running.  Turns out the AC wasn't working properly, and won't be working again this summer.  With Hope exploring selling the property, a costly repair doesn't make sense at this time.  Council has recommended some changes to make summer worship in person manageable.

In June and July:
  • Sunday worship will begin at 9:30am, when the air is a little cooler
  • Fans will be running
  • Cold drinks are welcome
  • AC will be running downstairs in the student lounge for people who need a break
  • Attendees are encouraged to wear weather appropriate clothing
  • Zoom worship will continue
Contact any member of council to learn more.  We'll reevaluate and plan for August, with the hope to return to 10:30am worship in time for UMD's return in the fall.
Calendar and Links

Wednesday May 24, 7:30pm Hope Council Meeting
link shared with council

Saturday May 27, morning, Living Water worships
at Hope

Sunday May 28, 10:30am, Pentecost, wear red, Baptism of Vance B
in person and online as usual
   Meeting ID: 840 5599 7546
   Passcode: 112233

Saturday, June 3, Metro DC Synod Assembly
Pastor Julie, Lauren M, and JT R attend on behalf of Hope

Sunday June 4, 9:30am, Summer Worship shifts earlier
Hope morning worship

Tuesday June 6, 7pm, Faith Discussion Group
Introduction to Season 4,
in person at Hope

Saturday June 10, late-afternoon, PRIDE Parade in DC
watch for details about a Lutheran presence

Tuesday June 13, 7pm, Faith Discussion Group
Include and Transcend,
in person at Hope

Sunday June 18, 10:45am Blessing the Bus Journey
after morning worship

Tuesday June 20, all day, fundraiser at Franklins
raising money for the PG Plaza Day Center

Tuesday June 20, noon-3pm Hope serves lunch at PG Day Center
talk to Joan A for more information

Tuesday June 20, NO Faith Discussion Group

Wednesday June 21, 7:30pm Hope Council Meeting
link shared with council

Tuesday June 26, 7pm, Faith Discussion Group
Start with the Heart,
in person at Hope
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All rights reserved.      Phone: 301-927-5508
Julie Bringman, Pastor,  cell: 510-529-5606
position open, student musician,, 301-927-5508
Lauren Werley-Wolf, Administrative Assistant,, 301-927-5508
Ray Ranker, Campus Minister,, cell: 410-294-6691
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