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
online here: https://zoom.us/j/338100220
or call in: 301 715 8592
Meeting ID : 338 100 220
Happening every Thursday!!!
The children's Music and Merrie Movement class at Hope has begun. Last Thursday was a great success. Young children are loving this program. Children 18 months - 5 years meet for a 30-minute session for a combined music and movement class to develop age-appropriate motor skills, body awareness, and social skills. Free, donations welcome.
Thursdays, September 15, 22 and 29
9:30am for smaller kids (1.5 - 2.5 years, with grownups)
10:05am for bigger kids (2.5-4 years, with grownups)
Don't know families with young kids? Please pray for the instructor Melanie, for Hope's visibility in the community, for everyone's fun and safety.
Peace of Christ, Pastor Julie
Remembering Joan Hult
Long-time Hope member Joan Hult will be remembered on September 27 at 10:00am. Family and friends will gather to share memories with fellowship immediately following. All are welcome to attend. Please consider volunteering to help with coffee/tea and light snacks. Contact Pastor Ray for more information.
Dr. Nicole Roop: Humble Walk Deacon Intern soon to be Ordained, Installed and Called!
We congratulate Dr. Nicole Roop in her acceptance for ordination and installation into the Ministry of the Word and Service, on October 8th, at the Keysville Evangelical Lutheran Church, Keymar, MD. Service starts at 4:00pm. (RSVP at 410-952-8560)
She has been called to serve by the DE/MD and Metro DC Synods to assist part-time in their youth and family ministry. Congratulations Nicole!!!
The Lutheran Alliance for Faith, Science, and Technology is dedicated to expanding awareness and promoting conversation about the implications of science and technology for Christian faith and life. Since 1991, the Alliance has been an independent Lutheran organization recognized by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America with liaison through the Theological Discernment Team in the Office of the Presiding Bishop. The membership includes scientists, science teachers, rostered leaders (clergy and lay), and other interested lay people. (Hope member Ida Hakkarinen serves on the Steering Committee for the group.)
The Alliance publishes an on-line newsletter and has a variety of faith and science resources available at its web site: https://www.luthscitech.org/
Humble Walk Up and Running!
Pastor Ray and Tori have started the semester with a bang! It began when Hope hosted the Humble Walk students to a dinner of "outstanding tacos." Stay informed on their busy schedule as many opportunities are available to Hope members.
Taize Worship is open to all. Beginning on Wednesday, September 21, from 9-9:30pm, at the Memorial Chapel, Humble Walk will host a Taize worship service. After next Wednesday, worship will occur every other Wednesday. (9/21, 10/5, 10/19, 11/2, 11/16, 11/30 and 12/14).(Parking is free, behind the chapel in Lot Y.)
If you're a Humble Walk Alumni, consider the camping weekend. Alumni are invited to a weekend of fellowship and recreation from Friday, October 21 to Sunday, October 23 at the Caroline Furnace Lutheran Camp, Shenandoah Valley. There are some structured activities and many optional. Lodging is offered in various of comfort! (The cost per night varies based on level of comfort, $25-$60 per night. Either way, the cost includes all meals.) This is an opportunity to relax and experience the outdoors together! Contact Tori at email@example.com for more information and to register (preferably by October 8 so she can send in the head count.)
Finally, welcome new Program Assistant, Tori Valcarcel to the Hope family! She should look familiar as she is HW Alumni. Follow her and all Humble Walk activities at www.HumbleWalk.org.
A Grace Filled Exit - Preparing for End of Life
"Your family cannot carry out your wishes for your grace-filled exit if your wishes have not been made known, and then your exit becomes anxiety-filled. Everyone should prepare because everyone has an expiration date."
St. Anthony Park Lutheran Church, an ELCA congregation in St. Paul, MN, has created an on-line video series called, "A Grace Filled Exit – Preparing for End of Life." Topics covered are: 1) advocacy, agency, and spirituality, 2) loss, grief, and bereavement, 3) caregiving, 4) hospice and palliative care, and 5) legal and financial preparations. There's also a downloadable support and resource guide accompanying the series. Tap onto their website here: https://saplc.org/Health-and-care
Pastor Julie's Parental Continues
Pastor Julie continues her parental leave to connect with her growing family. During this time, she won’t be responding to email, phone messages or even worshiping at Hope. Throughout the fall, 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.
Hope Continues Sunday Safety Precautions
We are grateful for in-person worship and our safety precautions are more than outdoor communion. We ask anyone who does not feel well to stay home. Everyone over 2 years old will wear a mask throughout indoor worship. Speakers are fully vaccinated and remove their masks for speaking only. Everyone is physically distanced in the sanctuary. Weekly paper bulletins are available for you to pick up and then recycle. Offering baskets are available as you enter and exit, but no longer passed around. Sharing of the Peace is done verbally, and attendees are encouraged to enjoy the music, but remain masked when singing. Children are always welcome but there is no daycare during worship.
Working together we can protect each other during worship.
Calendar and Links
Thursday September 15, 9:30 and 10:05am, Merrie Movement Children's Class at Hope in person at Hope
Saturday September 17, 7:30pm game time, football parking at Hope contact Liz to volunteer
Tuesday September 20, noon-3pm, Hope serves lunch at PG Day Center contact Joan A to volunteer
Thursday September 22, 9:30 and 10:05am, Merrie Movement Children's Class at Hope in person at Hope
Tuesday September 27, 1pm AND 8pm, ELCA Advocacy Cafe Zoom topic: Barriers to Voting
Wednesday September 28, 7:30pm, Hope Council Meeting zoom link shared with council
Thursday September 29, 9:30 and 10:05am, Merrie Movement Children's Class at Hope in person at Hope
Saturday October 1, game time TBD, football parking at Hope contact Liz to volunteer
Saturday October 8, game time TBD, football parking at Hope contact Liz to volunteer (family weekend)
Tuesday October 11, 7:30pm, Property Quarterly Check In https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83526910785?pwd=ek14dHQ3MDlvVldSRU9aSDR5WWlUZz09
Tuesday October 18, noon-3pm, Hope serves lunch at PG Day Center contact Joan A to volunteer
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!
Seasonal Hire Opportunity: Samaritan’s Purse, in Baltimore, is looking to hire 300 Christian men and women for a four-week project with Operation Christmas Child. This project helps children around the world with a simple shoe-box gift. Positions include team coaches, greeters, coordinator, dockworkers, quality/inventory control, Class A CDL and forklift drivers. Go to https://careers.samaritanspurse.org for more information