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September 2020

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Hope Lutheran Church
and Student Center

1pm - deliver lunches to PG Day Center
8:30pm - Anti-Bias Parents Group

noon - front yard communion in Greenbelt

9am - Kids Sunday School

10am - get settled online

10:30am - Worship, with special prayers for healing

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

1pm - Hope Congregation Council Meeting

Tuesday September 22
4pm - front yard communion in College Park Estates

see links for online events at
Dear People of Hope,

This week we begin out front yard communion services.  We'll have one service each week, on different days, times and locations.  Join any of these events for in person prayer and communion.  These will be outdoors, simple and short; communion will be served in safely pre-packaged cups.  And yet we'll be together, in the flesh, sharing the body and blood of Christ.

Please follow these parameters::
- If you’re feeling sick, stay home
- Wear your mask the entire time
- Maintain a distance of at least 6 feet
- Bring your own chair if you will want to sit (or just plan to stand for 15 minutes)
- Use the bathroom before you come
- If you test positive for COVID-19 later, contact Pastor Julie

Join any of these gatherings:
Specific addresses not shared here for privacy.  Look up the exact address in your Hope directory or email/call for details.

1) Wednesday September 16, noon at John Henry J's place in Greenbelt

2) Tuesday September 22, 4pm at Amanda S's place in College Park Estates

3) Sunday September 27, 7pm at Pat N's place in North College Park

4) Saturday October 3, 4pm at Hope Lutheran Church 4201 Guilford Drive, College Park

May you feel God's presence, wherever you are.  And perhaps see you in person soon.

Peace of Christ,
   Pastor Julie
Watch our Sunday worship services here:
For additional calendar notes or Zoom links, visit our website:
Kids Sunday School
every Sunday 9am

The first Sunday School of the semester welcomed 15 children from Hope, St Andrews and around the country to learn about Jesus!  These families will gather every Sunday at 9:00am. Sunday School usually lasts about 30 minutes, on Zoom.  This year's theme is "Who Was Jesus Friends With?" Kids will be exploring important people from the Bible as well as how Jesus is our friend today.

Invite families to join at this zoom link:
Anti-Bias Parents' Group
Tuesday September 15, 8:30pm

This parent group gathers to discuss ways to raise anti-biased children.  The group meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.  Invite interested parents to join September 15, 8:30pm.

If you have any questions, you can contact Addie at Addie is an early childhood educator with experience teaching anti-bias curriculum in preschool. Or simply join here:
Password: Hope 
Virtual Choir
between now and September 21st

Alex is again using technology to gather people's video and voices in singing another classic hymns, It Is Well With My Soul.  Want to join? He'll email you all the materials you need, you'll record yourself singing and send the video back to Alex.  He'll stitch everyone together so we can hear ourselves singing together.  All singing skills welcome; musical instruments also welcome.  Contact Alex for more information:
Financial Update from the Treasurer
email newsletter Saturday Sept 12

Hope's Congregation Council looks at the church's financial information at each monthly meeting.  You may have seen an email here where the treasurer, Paulette, shares the most current information about Hope's finances for 2020.  If you missed it, search your mail for a message on Saturday, September 12, from
Calendar and Links

Virtual Choir, now through September 21
email Alex ( for instructions and record yourself from home

Tuesday September 15, 1pm
Hope provides lunches for PG Plaza Day Center; contact Joan A for information

Tuesday September 15, 8:30-9:30pm, Anti-Bias Parents Group
Password: Hope

Wednesday September 16, noon
Front yard communion at John Henry J's place in Greenbelt

Wednesday September 16 (and following Wednesdays) 12:30-1:30pm Contemplative Prayer (meeting ID 608-303-9144)
password: Christos

Sunday September 20, 9am Kids Sunday School

Sunday September 20, 10:30am Worship,

Sunday September 20, 1pm Hope Church Council Meeting

Tuesday September 22, 4pm
Front yard communion at Amanda S's place in College Park Estates

Sunday September 27, 7pm
Front yard communion at Pat N's place in north College Park

Saturday October 3, 4pm
Front yard communion at Hope

Saturday October 10, daytime
mini-retreat in your own space, details forthcoming

Saturday November 21, time TBD
Celebration of 50 years of Women's Ordination in the ELCA online event
Copyright © *2020* Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church
All rights reserved.      Phone: 301-927-5508
Julie Bringman, Pastor,  cell: 510-529-5606
Alex Kostadinov, Church Music and Choral Director,, cell: 254-733-4089
Beth Cooler, Administrative Assistant,, 301-927-5508
Ray Ranker, Campus Minister,, cell: 410-294-6691
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