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June 2020

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Hope Lutheran Church
and Student Center

12:30-1:30pm - Contemplative Prayer Group

7pm - Bible Study

11am-noon - Moms in Community Group

10am - get settled online

10:30am - Worship
online here:
or call in: 301 715 8592
(Meeting ID : 338 100 220)
password 214341

1pm - Hope provides bag lunches for PG Day Center

all online, see links at
Dear People of Hope,

Presiding Bishop Bishop Elizabeth Eaton shares this sermon for Trinity Sunday this past week.  She artfully and faithfully weave our world's story today with God's story of all time, preaching:

God is spirit, closer than our own breath. And this is how God as Trinity shows up today. God is creator. God created diversity, beautiful, vital, alive. We must reject calls for colorblindness. That diminishes and washes out God's gift of diversity. We in the white majority can begin to see our siblings of color more clearly. We should be color amazed, recognizing the strength that comes with all our many colors and God as creator made all of us in God's image. "Let us make them in our image" that means all of us are a part of this relational triune God who did create all of humankind, each and every one and all of us together, in God's image, all. And God is the word made flesh. Our flesh, your flesh, my flesh, George Floyd's flesh.

This sermon has been viewed over 19,000 times so far.  Click on the above video or watch here: 

Below you'll find a range of ways we at Hope are responding and engaging with God's story today.

May the Triune God be with you, our nation and our world this week,

     Pastor Julie
Watch our Sunday worship services here:
For additional calendar notes or Zoom links, visit our website:
Service of Repentance and Commemoration

On Wednesday, June 17, 2020, the Metro D.C. Synod Racial Equity Team will commemorate the martyrdom of the Emanuel 9 — the nine people shot and killed on June 17, 2015 during a Bible study at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, SC.

We will mark this day with an online worship service of repentance at 6:00 PM on Facebook Live and YouTube, affirming our commitment to repent the sins of racism and white supremacy that continue to plague the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, and our nation.  The preacher of the evening is The Rev. Angela Shannon, and Bishop Leila M. Ortiz will also share remarks. 

RSVP here:
Anti-Bias Parent Group at Hope

We are forming a parent group at Hope to discuss ways to raise anti-biased children. Please fill out this short questionnaire if you are interested. Meetings will be held via zoom at 8:30pm starting the week of June 14th (day of week to be determined). If you have any questions, you can contact Addie at Addie is an early childhood educator with experience teaching anti-bias curriculum in preschool. 

Compete the short interest-form here:
Dear Hope, it’s time to have a talk.

Clementa C. Pinckney, Cynthia Marie Graham Hurd, Susie Jackson, Ethel Lee Lance, Depayne Middleton-Doctor, Tywanza Sanders, Daniel L. Simmons, Sharonda Colemnan-Singleton, Myra Thompson. The Charleston nine were murdered five years ago this month during a Bible Study. They were killed by a Lutheran: Dylann Roof. Today, the United States erupts in confrontations over racism and police brutality prompted by the violent murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. We must examine the role of the church in perpetrating injustice and how we can work to dismantle white supremacy starting at Hope. Matthew Salzano and Aaron Zeiler are going to host a weekly book study of Rev. Lenny Duncan’s Dear Church: A Love Letter from a Black Preacher to the Whitest Denomination in the U.S. White people and people of color are invited to join. Hope will provide copies of the book. Email Matthew to express interest. 
Anti-Racist Packet: Educational and Support Resources

We are called as Christians to do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God. In living this out, we are called to amplify the voices of our black and brown siblings. We are called to educate ourselves so we can support and advocate for our neighbors. This document is just the beginning of educating ourselves to deconstruct our own learned racism and fight against the structural racism that exists in our society today.  There are tons of resources we can find on the internet, but these have been collected and made especially for our community at Hope Lutheran Church. Let’s walk on this journey together.

Find a list of books, movies, podcasts and other resources on Hope's website: 
Calendar and Links

Wednesday, June 10 (and following Wednesdays) 12:30-1:30pm Contemplative Prayer (meeting ID 608-303-9144)
password: Christos

Wednesday June 10 (and following Wednesdays), 7pm Bible Study

Friday June 12, 11am-noon Moms Group (every other week throughout the summer)

Sunday June 14, 10am sign on for worship, 10:30am worship
guest preacher Silas Kulkarni

Tuesday June 16, 1pm
Hope provides lunches for PG Plaza Day Center.  Contact Joan A to volunteer to help.

Wednesday June 17, 6pm
Service of Repentance & Commemoration of the Emanuel 9 Martyrs

Presented by the ELCA Metro DC Racial Equity Team (link above)
You can use any of the below methods to make a one-time donation or set up a recurring gift.  Just like the offering collection in worship, electronic donations are used to support Hope's mission and ministry.
NEW Ways to Donate to Hope:
Text to give: Text 844-904-1808.  In the message, type how much you want to give.  The first time you do it you need to "register."  Questions? Watch this video that shows how to text to give.
Phone app:  Go to the app store on your phone.  Download the GivePlus mobile app.  Search for the church by name:  Hope Evangelical Lutheran church or zip code:  20740.  If you already have an online account with Vanco, Sign In using your email address.  If you don't already have an account, Create an account.  
FAMILIAR Ways to Donate to Hope:
Mail: You may write a check and put it in the mail.  Make the check out to “Hope Lutheran Church” and mail it to Hope Lutheran Church, 4201 Guilford Drive, College Park MD 20740
Online:  Go to  Click on the Donate tab at the top of the Home page.  Follow the prompts and complete the boxes.  
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Julie Bringman, Pastor,  cell: 510-529-5606
Alex Kostadinov, Church Music and Choral Director,, cell: 254-733-4089
Beth Cooler, Administrative Assistant,, 301-927-5508
Ray Ranker, Campus Minister,, cell: 410-294-6691
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