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September 28 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
Bishop Richard 

Zoom info
online here:
or call in: 301 715 8592
Meeting ID : 338 100 220
password 214341

Music and Merrie Movement Classes!!!

Tomorrow is the last session!
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 29
9:30am for smaller kids (1.5 - 2.5 years, with grownups)
10:05am for bigger kids (2.5-4 years, with grownups)

(Movement was a very interesting program and the instructor offers a number of sessions for adults as well. Please contact Beth if there is any interest in an adult's movement program.)
UMD Terrapins at Home this Saturday

Liz and friends will be turning the Hope parking lot into football fan parking this Saturday. Kick-off is at 3:30 pm, but the parking team will be in place two hours early to prepare.

Meet the Guest Minister!
Bishop Graham once served as the pastor of Hope Lutheran Church but there is so much more to know! Raised in Lutherville, Maryland, he attended Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia where he majored in English. He earned a Master of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School in Cambridge, Massachusetts and a Master of Arts degree in Church History from The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C. 
He served two terms as the bishop of the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Synod of the ELCA. (2007-2019). Holding many other leadership positions, he has served the community and the ELCA at large. More or less retired (Nancy Ann was a public-school teacher in Montgomery County), they still live in College Park. They have two daughters, two sons-in-law, and four grandchildren. 
Simple Act of Kindness
Congregations United for Compassion and Empowerment hosts the Prince George's County Plaza Day Center for the Homeless in the University Christian Church. (6800 Adelphi Rd, Hyattsville)

The Day Center is open from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Guests are welcomed to a hot meal, shower, laundry services, a Wi-Fi connection and social services support.

On the third Tuesday of every month, volunteers from Hope serve that hot meal. From set-up to clean-up volunteers help from noon to 3 pm. If you'd like to help but are unavailable at that time, consider participating in the two annual CUCE Fundraisers at Franklins Restaurant, Brewery and General Store. These all-day fundraisers donate 20% (before tax total) to CUCE. (More details will be available as we get nearer to the December fundraiser.)

Hope volunteers serve next on October 18th. Contact Beth in the office for more information about participation. Click below for more information about the Day Center.

Day Center for Homeless – Congregations United for Compassion and Empowerment (CUCE) 
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. (10/5, 10/19, 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.

If you're a Lutheran Campus Ministry 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 levels 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 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
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

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

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!

The Mid Atlantic prepares for Hurrican Ian
College Park is no stranger to flooding in the Gilford Run area. The Washington Post has predicted that remnants of Hurricane Ian may bring rain to the area beginning as early as Friday night and may stay to the following Tuesday before blowing over.

Hurricane Ian’s remnants will douse parts of the Mid-Atlantic - The Washington Post

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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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