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1pm - Congregational Meeting
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Dear People of Hope,
This Sunday we heard the Reverend Dr Martin Luther King Jr preach from the pulpit at the National Cathedral. This sermon entitled Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution, preached and recorded in 1968, is still timely and resonant today. You can listen to the full sermon here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uFmP3YA3i9g. As we listen, we remember that Rev. King was not just a civil rights leader, but a preacher and a pastor who was motivated and sustained by his deep faith in Jesus.
Then on Monday, a group from Hope gathered on zoom to listen to 20 African American Lutheran leaders read aloud Rev. King's "Letter from a Birmingham Jail," a letter written specifically to predominately white christian churches. Our synod leaders who produced this video write:
Rev. Dr. King’s prophetic call to action to the Church and fellow clergy is grievously and regrettably relevant over 50 years later.
As we honor Rev. Dr. King’s dedication to reforming the Church and American culture, you are invited to listen to 20 African-American voices of rostered leaders of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, once again asserting a call for action to the Church by reading the very words written by Rev. King.
If you were not able to join this conversation on Monday, I strongly encourage you to listen to this reading whenever you can. It is about an hour long. It includes some phrases and references you'll recognize from King's other writing and speaking. And as our synod leaders say, it is incredibly relevant and relatable today.
Listen or watch the reading here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWLNYZZxbCQ&t=80s
Peace of Christ, Pastor Julie
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Watch for a letter in the mail and join others for January's Congregational meeting. We'll reflect on the past year of ministry and look to the coming year. We'll also hear a little more about the development proposal that council has shared with the congregation. This meeting will be led by Hope's new council, including newly elected officers:
Hope's 2021 Congregation Council President Jeff T. Vice President Katie E Secretary JT R Treasurer Paulette T Members: Ana L, Ana L, Joan A, Lauren M, Liz D, Matthew S, Mona M, Pat N, Bruce N (Humble Walk representative)
Inspired: Slaying Giants, Walking on Water and Learning to Love the Bible Again book discussion Sundays January 10, 17, 24 and 31, 9am
If the Bible isn’t a science book or an instruction manual, then what is it? What do people mean whey they say the Bible is inspired? When Rachel Held Evans found herself asking these questions, she began a quest to better understand what the Bible is and how it is meant to be read. What she discovered change her and it will change you too. Join adults from Hope and St Andrews for this discussion group.
Hope's Development Discernment Pray, find documents online, ask questions
watch for sign-up for small groups
Hope's Council is inviting all people to engage in a discernment process about a possible property sale and redevelopment. Recently, many people gathered to learn about a development proposal Hope has received. If you couldn't make this meeting, find resources online and plan to join the next large group meeting.
1) Join council in praying, using this and other prayers: O God, you have called your servants to ventures of which we cannot see the endings, by paths as yet untrodden, through perils and joys unknown. Give us faith to go out with good courage, not knowing where we go, but only that your hand is leading us and your love supporting us; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
2) Find documents and past zoom meeting here (listen or ask for the password): https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1eKIHqllVHTMccTVkdvF3Hr1bcfwrfI13?usp=sharing
4) Sign up to be in a small group for more conversations, questions and answers.
movies@hope presented Being There Friday, February 5 at 7:30 pm
Join us as movies@hope proudly presents Being There. This Oscar-winning comedy from 1980 asks what has become an all too relevant question these days, what happens when the absurdly improbable becomes real? The great Peter Sellers stars as a sheltered estate gardener whose entire experience of the outside world comes from watching TV. By chance he becomes a trusted advisor to the president of the U.S., who takes his naive utterances as pearls of wisdom. Associate Professor Mary Dutterer of Prince George's and Howard County Community Colleges will introduce this classic, recently placed on the National Film Registry.
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Calendar and Links
Sunday January 24, 9am Inspired book discussion https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86457671507
Sunday January 24, 10:30m Sunday Worship