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October 19 2022

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Hope Lutheran Church
and Student Center


11am-1pm - Living Water SDA Worships in person at Hope


10:15am - Doors and Zoom Open for Community

10:30am - Sunday Worship
in person and on Zoom with
Pr Ana and Jeff T.

Zoom info
online here:
or call in: 301 715 8592
Meeting ID : 338 100 220
password 214341
Hope's annual opportunity for giving will kick off shortly.
 Each fall at Hope there is a special opportunity to donate to local, regional and international charities. Local donations will be given to the PG County Plaza Day Center/CUCE, regional donations to the Lutheran Immigration/Refugee Services and international donations to the Lutheran World Relief/Middle East Fund.
Please specify which organization you would like your donation to be sent to; unspecified donations will be divided equally between the three. Checks may be placed in the offering basket or mailed in. You may also give online through our regular online giving link. 
Thank you in advance for sharing your blessings!
Aaron and Matthew to wed next month

Matthew and Aaron are excited to share that they are planning to be married at Hope in November 2022. Matthew and Aaron became members in 2020 and are so excited to be married in this church that they consider home. They ask for your prayers for a long and fulfilling marriage.
500 Year Anniversary!
This year marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s September Testament, a translation of the New Testament into German. What impact did this have on the culture and people of his time? What are the key challenges of making a first century Greek text understandable and relevant to a 21st century audience? And why is it essential to continue making the Bible accessible to people of different languages and cultures today?

Two Scripture scholars recently discussed these questions in the opening presentation of a webinar series hosted by the Lutheran World Federation. The Rev. Dr. Sarah Hinlicky Wilson is associate pastor at Tokyo Lutheran Church in the Japanese capital and a visiting professor at the Institute for Ecumenical Research in Strasbourg, France. The Rev. Dr. Jean Koulagna is the director of the Ecumenical Institute of Theology Al Mowafaqa in the Rabat, Morocco.
The webinar was moderated by the Rev. Szabolcs Nagy, a doctoral student at the Evangelical Lutheran Theological University in Budapest, Hungary. He’ll be hosting the next edition in this Bible Year series on November 8th, exploring the theme “Understanding the Bible.”

The presentation may be viewed at:
Further details may be found at
Does politics have to bring out the worst in us? Are growing gulfs something we just accept? Drop by the ELCA Advocacy Cafe on Tuesday, October 25 at 1:00 PM or 8:00 PM to explore as people of faith "Can Talking Politics Be Healthy?" featuring Braver Angels resources used by many Evangelical Lutheran Church in America synods and congregations.
Humble Walk
Up and Running!
Lutheran Campus Ministry will host a Taize worship service on alternating Wednesdays from 9-9:30pm, at the Memorial Chapel. (11/2, 11/16, 11/30 and 12/14). This worship service is open to all students, alumni, friends, young and old – everyone!!! Parking is free, behind the chapel in Lot Y.
Pastor Julie's Parental Continues

Pastor Julie continues her parental leave to connect with her growing family.  Pastor Ray will be available for pastoral care; staff support and monthly council meetings.  Beth will maintain Hope’s office and calendar.  Several different pastors will be present on Sunday mornings to preach and lead worship.  This is an exciting time for both Pastor Julie and also for Hope to grow in new ways.  You may contact Council President, JT, or any member of the Parental Leave Planning Team: Mark D or Jess H with questions.
Terps Trunk or Treat at the Xfinity Center
The UMD Women’s Basketball team is hosting their first ever Trunk or Treat outside the Xfinity Center on Oct. 30,
2-4pm. It is free for kids, and they will be handing out candy and tickets to the game. There will be a DJ, fun, games and activities.
Fall UMD Football Parking!
This Saturday Hope will provide parking for Maryland football games this year. It's a great opportunity to extend hospitality to the community, but unless you are attending the game, it's a good day to avoid the college! Contac
t Liz at for more information.
Calendar and Links

Saturday October 22, 3:30pm game time, football parking at Hope
contact Liz to volunteer (homecoming weekend)

Tuesday October 25, 1pm AND 8pm, ELCA Advocacy Cafe Zoom
topic: Public Discourse

Wednesday October 26, 7:30pm, Hope Council Meeting
zoom link shared with council

Sunday November 13, after worship time TBD, Hope Congregational Meeting
zoom link/in person details forthcoming

Tuesday November 15, noon-3pm, Hope serves lunch at PG Day Center
contact Joan A to volunteer

Saturday November 19, game time TBD, football parking at Hope
contact Liz to volunteer

Saturday November 26, game time TBD, football parking at Hope
contact Liz to volunteer

Wednesday November 30, 7:30pm, Hope Council Meeting
zoom link shared with council

Tuesday December 6, all day, CUCE fundraiser at Franklin's
a good excuse to eat out!
Trader Joes in College Park to open next week
(Diamondback reporter Christine Zhu)
Trader Joe’s will open its College Park location on Oct. 27, according to an email from a company spokesperson. The 11,000 square foot store will be the 10th in Maryland and first in Prince George’s County. It is located at 4429 Calvert Road near the College Park Shopping Center. Operating hours will be 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

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All rights reserved.      Phone: 301-927-5508
Julie Bringman, Pastor,  cell: 510-529-5606
Alex Kostadinov, student musician,, cell: 530-608-6860
Beth Cooler, Administrative Assistant,, 301-927-5508
Ray Ranker, Campus Minister,, cell: 410-294-6691
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