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January, 2022

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Hope Lutheran Church
and Student Center

Thursday January 26

10-11am - Breakfast at IKEA

Saturday January 28

11am-1pm - Living Water SDA Worships in person at Hope

Sunday January 29

9:15 - Choir Rehearsal

10:15am - Doors and Zoom Open for Community

10:30am - Sunday Worship
in person and by zoom

Zoom info:

or call in: 301 715 8592
Meeting ID : 840 5599 7546
password 112233

after worship - celebrating Beth's service at Hope

1:30pm - Congregational Meeting by Zoom

5-7pm - Humble Walk student meal and worship
Dear People of Hope,

Join others this Sunday for Hope's Congregational Meeting.  We'll hear stories of ministry and review the finances from 2022.  We'll hear updates on the property development process.  And we'll look ahead to ministry at Hope in 2023.  Many of you have sent in photos for the photo contest; we'll share many of these pictures throughout the meeting.  Join us online:

Sunday January 29, 1:30pm
     Meeting ID: 890 5297 9268
     Passcode: 112233

Peace of Christ, Pastor Julie
Connections with Hope:
A monthly time to reflect and connect online

First Tuesdays noon-1pm (February 7, March 7, April 4)
     Meeting ID: 872 9906 7488
     Passcode: 112233 

Hope wants to provide a monthly opportunity for people to connect with each other online.  We’ll do this on the first Tuesday of each month, noon-1pm, by zoom.  Join us for any or all of the below sessions, facilitated by Pastor Julie.  We welcome suggestions of what may help you feel more connected.
Session One, February 7:
I was sick and in prison and you visited me

A letter recently arrived at Hope from a person in prison.  The writer shares a bit of his story and shares that he is lonely and would enjoy connecting with someone and sharing ideas back and forth.  Together we’ll hear this letter, share what similarities and differences resonate for us, and craft a letter to be mailed back to the writer.
Session Two, March 7:
God Holds You, A Pandemic Chronicle

A Lutheran pastor in this area recently published a book of her experiences and faithful reflections from the first year of the covid pandemic.  We’ll hear some of the short vignettes and share our own memories and experiences of when things began to shut down, when we were exhausted, where we found hope, etc.
Session Three, April 4:
Topic TBD
Parking at Hope
paid public parking for the community

If you are in College Park throughout the week, you know parking can be a challenge.  Students, local construction staff and many others know this as well.  This week, Hope joins a professionally managed parking program called ParkPoolr.  Watch for new signage inviting neighbors to scan a QR code and pay for hourly or daily parking in the upper lot at Hope.  Hope's Council is enthused that this will benefit Hope and the community in several ways:
  • simplified process for Hope's staff to oversee
  • income for Hope
  • sharing Hope's parking lot as a resource
Parking will remain free for church participants and all worship services.  If you visit Hope throughout the week, park in the lower lot; on Saturday and Sundays, park anywhere.  Contact Pastor Julie or a council member with any questions.
Hope is Hiring

Hope's wonderful Administrative Assistant, Beth, has resigned from the position due to family needs.  We are grateful for Beth's 5+ years of faithful service and we pray for her transition.  Hope is now seeking a new Administrative Assistant.  Find the job description on Hope's website and share it with any people or networks who might be interested.
Beth's final day is January 31.  Hope will celebrate her years of service this Sunday, January 29, after worship.
Monthly Social Gatherings
starting January 26, continuing all year

Saturday morning 5K
Sunday afternoon boat ride
Thursday evening visit to a museum
Friday night movie

Hope folks are beginning to gather for a series of monthly social gatherings.  These will be times when we can be together and just have fun.  They will be events where it is easy to invite friends or neighbors. These may be a mix of online or in-person events, with different people volunteering to "host" each one; this leads to natural variety and lots of fun.  If you’d like to plan one of these gatherings, contact Pastor Julie - or look for a sign-up sheet in the entryway at Hope..
Pastor Julie is hosting the first gathering: THIS Thursday January 26, 10-11am, Breakfast at IKEA.  Join others for free parking, big sunny windows, delicious food and good conversation. 
Calendar and Links

Thursday January 26, 10-11am, Breakfast at IKEA
Pastor Julie hosts January's monthly social gathering

Saturday January 28, 11am-1pm, Living Water worships
at Hope

Sunday January 29, 10:30am Sunday Worship
in person and by zoom
   Meeting ID: 840 5599 7546
   Passcode: 112233
after worship - celebrating Beth's years of service at Hope

Sunday January 29, 1:30pm, Congregational Meeting
     Meeting ID: 890 5297 9268
     Passcode: 112233

Sunday January 29 5, 5-7pm, First Humble Walk meal and worship
for students only

Tuesday February 7, noon-1pm, Connections with Hope
I was sick and in prison and you visited me

Sunday February 12, Morning Worship preaching swap
Pastor Julie leads worship at St Andrews Episcopal Church;
Rev Linda Calkins leads worship at Hope

Wednesday February 15, 7:30pm, Hope Council Meeting
link shared with council

Tuesday February 21, noon-3pm, serve lunch at PG Day Center
contact Joan A to volunteer

Wednesday February 22, Ash Wednesday
in person services at noon (outdoors) and 7:30pm (indoors)

Sunday February 26, 5-7pm, Hope serves dinner and worships with Humble Walk
sign up to bring food to share

Friday March 3, 7:30pm, movies@hope presents Three Minutes a Lengthening
in person, at Hope, details forthcoming

Tuesday March 7, noon-1pm, Connections with Hope
God Holds You: A Pandemic Chronicle

Wednesday March 15, 7:30pm, Hope Council Meeting
link shared with council

Tuesday March 21, noon-3pm, serve lunch at PG Day Center
contact Joan A to volunteer

Tuesday April 4, noon-1pm, Connections with Hope
Topic TBD
Copyright © *2022* 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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