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February 2021

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Hope Lutheran Church
and Student Center


8:30pm - Anti-Bias Parent's Group


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

1:30pm - Property Discernment Small Group

5:30pm - Humble Walk Student Worship


7:30pm - Property Discernment Small Group

see links for online events at
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:

Watch special music here:

For additional calendar notes or Zoom links, visit our website:
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.

Thursday 4:30-5:30pm
February 18, March 3 (Wednesday this week only), 18, April 8
Group facilitated by Liz D and Pat N

Sundays 1:30-2:30pm
February 21, March 7, 21, April 11
Group facilitated by Matthew S and Paulette T

Mondays 7:30-8:30pm
February 22, March 8, 22, April 5
Group facilitated by Ana L and Bruce N

Sign up for a group here:

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):

You may also ask questions here:

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
password: Hope

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

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

Sunday Feb 28, 1:30pm, Property Discernment tour of a re-developed church building

Wednesday March 3, 7:30pm Coffee and Theology with St Andrews (theme The Theology of Harry Potter )

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?)

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
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All rights reserved.      Phone: 301-927-5508
Julie Bringman, Pastor,  cell: 510-529-5606
Madeline Burbank, Pastoral Intern,
Alex Kostadinov, student musician,, cell: 254-733-4089
Beth Cooler, Administrative Assistant,, 301-927-5508
Ray Ranker, Campus Minister,, cell: 410-294-6691
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