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February/March 2021

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Hope Lutheran Church
and Student Center

4-8pm - Fundraiser at Nandos for PG Day Center

7:30pm - Congregation Council Meeting

5-6pm - Remembering Jude story/memory sharing

9am - Kids Sunday School

10am - get settled online

10:30am - Sunday Worship
bring food/drink for kitchen table worship

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

1:30pm - Virtual tour of redeveloped church

5:30pm - Humble Walk Student Worship

see links for online events at
Dear People of Hope,

Last Sunday in worship you were invited to build a home alter, using some or all of these things:
    bowl of water
    bowl of sand, dirt or salt

    box to collect money for financial giving
    box to collect prayers

This week, we continue to gather for worship on zoom.  If you would like to share any elements from your home alter, let me know.  This will be our "faith sharing" throughout Lent.  Do you have a cross that is meaningful to you, maybe from travel or a significant time in your past?  Do you have a way to write and share prayers you'd like to show?  Do you have dirt or sand gathered from somewhere significant to share?  Or do you just want to show us the corner you've arranged for prayer?  It need not be long or significant.  It will simply be good to see and hear from each other.

This Sunday, you may also want to bring food and/or drink to morning worship.  We'll remember that Jesus ate with his followers, and Jesus is with us as we eat and drink together.

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:
Property Development Discernment Process
Various events, various dates

This Sunday, February 28, 1:30pm, join us for a zoom tour of a local church, newly redeveloped.  Pastor Julie will be there with the zoom camera; you get to view the space and ask questions from home.  Join here:

Continue to watch for more large-group opportunities, participate in small groups, ask questions, read information using the below resources:
Sign up for a small group here:
or call Beth to sign up for a group and receive the zoom information.  Groups have started, but you can still join.

You can continue to find documents and past zoom meeting here. (listen or ask for the password):
You may also ask questions here:
Fundraiser for PG Day Center
Nando's donates 40% of orders!

Tuesday February 23, 4-8pm

TODAY, 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:
Tell them you're a part of the fundraiser when. you order.
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.  This 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.
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.
Calendar and Links

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 February 28, 9am Kids Sunday School

Sunday February 28, 10:30m Sunday Worship, Kitchen Table Worship

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

Wednesday March 3, 4:30pm - Property Discernment Small Group
details above

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

Sunday March 7, 9apm - "Why Jesus?" adult education series begins

Sunday March 7, 1:30pm - Property Discernment Small Group
details above

Monday March 8, 7:30pm - Property Discernment Small Group
details above

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

Wednesday April 14, 7:30pm Coffee and Theology with St Andrews (theme Jesus and Redemption)

Friday May 7, 7:30pm, movies@hope presents 76 Days

Friday June 4, 7:30pm, movies@hope presents Shoplifters
Copyright © *2021* Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church
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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