noon - outdoor Ash Wednesday worship at Hope
7:30pm - Ash Wednesday worship on zoom
4:30pm - Property Discernment Small Group
9am - Kids Sunday School
10am - get settled online
10:30am - Sunday Worship Bring a paper "Alleluia"
online here: https://zoom.us/j/338100220
or call in: 301 715 8592
(Meeting ID : 338 100 220)
1:30pm - Property Discernment Small Group
5:30pm - Humble Walk Student Worship
7:30pm - Property Discernment Small Group
see links for online events at www.hopecp.org
Dear People of Hope,
Lent begins tomorrow with Ash Wednesday worship services. Bundle up if you want to come for an in-person, outdoor worship at noon at Hope- there will be ashes to administer to yourself, your household or pod. And there will be Holy Communion. As usual, we will be masked and physically distant. Later Wednesday evening, stay home and join a 7:30pm worship on zoom. Either way, we'll hear scripture, prayer, and the story of God's presence in our world.
Then this Sunday, the first Sunday in Lent, you are invited to create a home alter or worship space. This will be explained further in worship. But you may want to gather some of these items ahead of time:
a bowl of sand, dirt or salt
a box to collect money for financial giving
a box to collect prayers
See many of you tomorrow, either in person or online.
Peace of Christ, Pastor Julie
------- Watch our Sunday worship services here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCb3sPisSvuvo7IhDIFQklbg
------- Watch special music here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUk1vn17qxQPVJzvn4CYm7Q ------- For additional calendar notes or Zoom links, visit our website: www.hopecp.org
Join a Property Discernment Small Group Various dates, starting in Lent
You have heard that Hope has been approached by a developer with interest in redeveloping Hope’s land; you have heard that the Congregation Council recommends we seriously consider this offer; you have heard a decent amount about the proposal.
Now it is your chance to talk, ask more questions and discern in community. Join a small group to share more of your thoughts, hear from others, and consider this possibility for Hope’s future. Groups will meet every other week, 4 times (excluding Holy Week). We hope you can choose one group and attend regularly. Choose the day or time that works best for you.
February 18, March 3 (Wednesday this week only), 18, April 8
Group facilitated by Liz D and Pat N
February 21, March 7, 21, April 11
Group facilitated by Matthew S and Paulette T
February 22, March 8, 22, April 5
Group facilitated by Ana L and Bruce N
Sign up for a group here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdi6TVeiZJS1amCi9slfORBc15yS8LEvh7LtR8J7Bq8Uki5zA/viewform?usp=sf_link
or call Beth to sign up for a group and receive the zoom information. Groups start in Lent, after Ash Wednesday February 17.
------- You can continue to find documents and past zoom meeting here. (listen or ask for the password): https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1eKIHqllVHTMccTVkdvF3Hr1bcfwrfI13?usp=sharing
You may also ask questions here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSelxKRBRAHdpWqbPJPq3QbEKp-A_vF8bqBgYjMwA2PbtyhzQw/viewform
Look for information about more large-group sessions, including a tour of a re-developed Lutheran Church in DC, Sunday February 28, 1:30pm here:
movies@hope presents Bonhoeffer Friday March 5, 7:30pm
Join us when movies@hope commemorates the season of Lent with Bonhoeffer, a profile of the life of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, theologian, pastor, and war resister. In the face of the unspeakable evil of the Nazi regime and the passivity of the official church, Bonhoeffer must make a horrific choice between his pacifism and participation in the plot to assassinate Hitler -- a decision that will cost him his life. Former Hope pastor and Metro DC Synod bishop Dick Graham will introduce this stirring documentary from 2003, and will lead the discussion afterwards.
Fundraiser for PG Day Center
Nando's donates 40% of orders! Tuesday February 23, 4-8pm
Next week, Nando's on Rt 1 in College Park will donate 40% of their dinner orders to CUCE (Congregations United for Compassion and Empowerment) and the PG Plaza Day Center ministry. Nando's specializes in a South African way of preparing chicken and it's terrific. Carry out orders can request everything from no spice to lots of heat.
Donating 40% is a BIG DEAL! Consider encouraging neighbors to place orders for a certain time slot- then offering to pick up all the orders and bring them to your house for easier donating.
View the menu and place orders on Nando's website:
Continued support in grieving Jude's death Thursday February 25, 4-5pm
One of the additional losses of Jude's zoom memorial service, is that the community didn't get to stand around and share stories and memories informally before and after. Next week there is a time to gather as a community, share stories and memories of Jude and other griefs we all carry. We will pray together, but mostly talk and remember. Anyone is welcome to attend and to share any griefs that are heavy on your heart.
Calendar and Links
Tuesday February 16, 8:30-9:30pm, Anti-Bias Parents Group https://umd.zoom.us/j/99033988495
Wednesday February 17, Ash Wednesday 12:00 noon - outdoor worship at Hope
7:30pm - worship on zoom
Thursday February 18, 4:30pm - Property Discernment Small Group begins details above
Sunday February 21, 9am Kids Sunday School https://umd.zoom.us/j/95610841353?pwd=dnZreHQ4N0FJLytoZG5RRnp2UTVDZz09
Sunday February 21, 10:30m Sunday Worship
Sunday February 21, 1:30pm - Property Discernment Small Group begins details above
Monday February 22, 7:30pm - Property Discernment Small Group begins details above
Tuesday February 23, 4-8pm PG Day Center Fundraiser at Nando's details above
Wednesday February 24, 7:30pm Congregation Council Meeting link shared with council
Thursday February 25, 4-5pm Grief and memory sharing https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81987610918?pwd=WmtNclhmcmdGdzVwa0FlVUNvOEFZZz09
Sunday Feb 28, 1:30pm, Property Discernment tour of a re-developed church building https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84894867510?pwd=N0NYeDlXYnllZERyYXhCQXREbGhCZz09
Wednesday March 3, 7:30pm Coffee and Theology with St Andrews (theme The Theology of Harry Potter ) https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89794722686
Friday March 5, 7:30pm, movies@hope presents Bonhoeffer
Wednesday March 17, 7:30pm Coffee and Theology with St Andrews (theme What about the Saints in Anglican Christianity?) https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89794722686
Sunday March 28 - Sunday April 4, Holy Week and Easter details forthcoming
Friday April 9, 7:30pm, movies@hope presents Paths of Glory
Friday May 7, 7:30pm, movies@hope presents 76 Days
Friday June 4, 7:30pm, movies@hope presents Shoplifters