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November 2021

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Hope Lutheran Church
and Student Center


7:30pm - Congregation Council Meeting


3-5pm - CARing Kids after school program

7:30pm - Choir of Hope meets in person


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

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

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,
  Pastor Julie

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.
Congregational Meeting
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.

Join Zoom Meeting

Or phone in: 301 715 8592
Meeting ID: 847 1239 3418
Passcode: 112233
Fall Mission Appeal
Special financial giving, now through November 21

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 ( You may give to a specific organization; unspecified donations will be divided equally among the three.
Property Development Discernment Process
check out the bulletin board for more info:

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
Same zoom link:

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

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

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

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

Saturday December 11, time TBD, Advent Petting Zoo
outdoors at Hope

Wednesday December 15, 6pm, "Difficult Words of Jesus" book study

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

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

Wednesday January 12, 6pm, "Difficult Words of Jesus" book study

Copyright © *2021* Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church
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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