11am - 1pm - Living Water SDA worships in person at Hope
afternoon - volunteers offer football parking
10am - Get Settled Online
10:15am - Doors Open for in-person Worship
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)
1:30pm - Congregational Meeting by zoom
5-7pm - Humble Walk Students Dinner and Worship
Dear People of Hope,
Next-next week, Sunday November 28, is the beginning of Advent; we will have special elements in worship and throughout the week to anticipate and prepare for Christmas. Watch for more details in upcoming weeks, but here is a quick overview:
At morning worship on November 28, we will hear from guest preacher Pastor Franklin Morales from La Sagrada Familia Lutheran Church in Langley Park.
Saturday December 11, families and anyone interested is invited to an Advent Petting Zoo, remembering that Jesus was born among animals (time TBD).
Wednesday evenings at 6pm we join with All Saints Lutheran Church in Bowie (by zoom) for a book study on "Difficult Words of Jesus." This is a 6-week study, including 2 weeks in January.
As we approach Christmas, Hope will host an evening Longest Night worship service, for prayer and reflection, acknowledging the pain and grief that this season can hold (date TBD).
Friday December 24, at 7:30pm we will gather in person and online for a Christmas Eve worship service with candle light and carols.
Sunday December 26, at 10:30am we gather for worship with lessons and carols, hearing and singing the Christmas story.
Join us for any or all of these events, as we prepare for and anticipate the birth of baby Jesus at Christmas, and Christ's return in glory.
Peace of Christ,
ps - Worship at Hope now includes congregational singing and indoor communion. Zoom worship continues for those who prefer an online option. Starting December 5, we'll be merging technology with Living Water SDA Church, and we expect our zoom experience will improve significantly.
THIS Sunday November 21, 1:30pm by zoom
Hope members meet this Sunday for our regular Congregational Meeting. Come to hear updates about Hope's mission and ministry. Elect new council members and other leaders. Discuss and vote to approve the 2022 Mission Spending Plan (budget), and hear property updates. Members have received a paper letter in their mailbox, but anyone is welcome to join; simply save the date and zoom information from here. See many of you there.
We apologize that the January meeting minutes in the paper mailing were incorrectly from the January council meeting, not the January congregational meeting. We will re-send these minutes and plan to approve them at the January 2022 meeting to give people proper time to review the minutes.
Each fall at Hope there is a special opportunity to give money, locally, regionally and beyond. Give locally to Refugee Resettlement as Hope prepares to support a family arriving from Afghanistan. Give regionally to Puerto Rico, where Hope and Humble Walk will be traveling this winter. Give internationally to Earthquake Relief in Haiti (through Lutheran Disaster Response).
You may put checks or envelopes in the offering basket or mail them to Hope. You may also give online through our regular online giving link (www.hopecp.org). You may give to a specific organization; unspecified donations will be divided equally among the three.
Hope's Council and Steering Committee continue to research, learn and guide Hope's property discernment process. Read updates on the process in a recent newsletter, found here. -------
You can continue to find documents and past zoom meeting here. (listen or ask for the password):
You may also ask questions here:
Calendar and Links
now through Sunday November 21, Fall Mission Appeal give special offerings online or in person to support local refugee resettlement, Puerto Rico connections, Haiti's earthquake relief
Wednesday November 17, 7:30pm, Hope Congregation Council Meeting link shared with council
Thursday November 18, 7:30pm Choir of Hope rehearses at Hope contact Alex for more information
Sunday November 21, 10:30am, Sunday worship, in person at Hope and continued zoom worship indoors at Hope, see safety practices here Same zoom link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/338100220?pwd=dkdBZFhsZmJuWXNEWXNBajk5d1Nudz09
Saturday November 20, 11am-1pm, Living Water SDA Worships indoors at Hope anyone welcome
Sunday November 21, 5-7 pm ish, Humble Walk meal and worship for students in person at Hope, students only
Sunday November 21, 1:30pm Hope Congregational Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84712393418?pwd=QWdYSkxzVUhzRjRacDNkUzdrYWRhZz09
Monday-Tuesday, November 22-23, Campus Ministry National Review
Tuesday - Saturday, November 23-27, Pastor Julie away
Sunday November 28, 10:30am morning worship with guest preacher Pastor Franklin Morales from La Sagrada Familia Lutheran Church
Wednesday December 1, 6pm, "Difficult Words of Jesus" book study https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85297926458?pwd=VUJSOGtGa3lTMnh3aisxWDNkU3VZUT09
Wednesday December 1, 7:30pm, Hope Council and Steering Committee Property Meeting link shared with council and committee
Friday December 3, 7:30pm, movies@hope presents Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86455123132
Saturday December 4, 11am-1pm, Living Water SDA Worships indoors at Hope anyone welcome
Monday December 6, all day - Franklin's Fundraiser to support PG Day Center dine in, carry out, shop in the store
Wednesday December 8, 6pm, "Difficult Words of Jesus" book study https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85297926458?pwd=VUJSOGtGa3lTMnh3aisxWDNkU3VZUT09
Saturday December 11, time TBD, Advent Petting Zoo outdoors at Hope
Wednesday December 15, 6pm, "Difficult Words of Jesus" book study https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85297926458?pwd=VUJSOGtGa3lTMnh3aisxWDNkU3VZUT09
Wednesday December 15, 7:30pm, Hope Congregation Council Meeting link shared with council
Saturday December 18, 11am-1pm, Living Water SDA Worships indoors at Hope anyone welcome
Date TBD, Longest Night Worship Service in person at Hope
Tuesday December 21, 1pm ish - Hope provides lunches to PG Day Center contact Joan A to volunteer, including in-person volunteering
Wednesday December 22, 6pm, "Difficult Words of Jesus" book study https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85297926458?pwd=VUJSOGtGa3lTMnh3aisxWDNkU3VZUT09
Friday December 24, 7:30pm, Christmas Eve worship in person and online
Sunday December 26, 10:30am, worship with Lessons and Carols in person and online
Monday, December 29-January 7, Humble Walk and Hope travel to Puerto Rico watch for blog posts about their experiences
Wednesday January 5, 6pm, "Difficult Words of Jesus" book study https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85297926458?pwd=VUJSOGtGa3lTMnh3aisxWDNkU3VZUT09
Wednesday January 12, 6pm, "Difficult Words of Jesus" book study https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85297926458?pwd=VUJSOGtGa3lTMnh3aisxWDNkU3VZUT09