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March 2021

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Hope Lutheran Church
and Student Center

7:30pm - Development Large Group meeting with CA Ventures

9am - Kids Sunday School on Spring Break

9am - "Why Jesus?" Adult Forum

10am - get settled online

10:30am - Sunday Worship with Healing Prayer

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

1pm ish - Hope delivers lunch to PG Day Center

see links for online events at
Dear People of Hope,

It has been almost exactly a year since we gathered together for worship, indoors, in person.  Some of you have been to an outdoor communion service or other small-group meet up this year.  Some of you have simply been worshiping from home all this time.  As the COVID vaccine grows more accessible, Hope's council is considering how we will continue to worship safely, and take small steps towards in-person connections this spring, summer and fall. 

There is no specific plan yet for how and when Hope will re-gather in person.  In the meantime, please pray for the congregation council as these leaders make faithful decisions.  And continue to join us for online worship and other events.  Remember to also check Hope's youtube channel for special music between Sundays.  You can watch the above virtual choir and other pieces here:

As the weather warms, I am meeting people for walks and front-yard visits.  It has been wonderful to some of you, embodied!  I'll be seeing more of you in the coming weeks.

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

NEWLY scheduled: Today, Tuesday, March 9, 7:30pm, join us for a large group conversation with CA Ventures, the developer who has proposed buying Hope's land and re-developing us a new church building.  You'll be able to hear from them and ask questions.

Join here:
NEWLY scheduled: Wednesday April 7, 7:30pm large group Details and Discernment session with Metro DC Synod staff.  We'll have conversation with Pastors Lamar Baily and Erin Swenson-Reinhold.

Join here:

Its not too late to 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:
Adult Education Opportunities
various dates/times and zoom links

One gift of our worship partnership with St Andrew's Episcopal Church is joining some of their adult education programs.  These three are happening now and coming soon; watch for more in the future:

Sunday March 14, 9am - "Why Jesus?" conversations about faith (continues each Sunday in March)

Wednesday March 17, 7:30pm Coffee and Theology (theme What about the Saints in Anglican Christianity?)

Wednesday April 14, 7:30pm Coffee and Theology (theme Jesus and Redemption)
Calendar and Links

Tuesday March 9, 7:30pm, Large Group Development session with CA Ventures, proposed developers

Sunday March 14, 9am - "Why Jesus?" adult education series begins

Sunday March 14, 10:30m Sunday Worship, Special Prayers for Healing

Wednesday March 17, 7:30pm Coffee and Theology with St Andrews (theme What about the Saints in Anglican Christianity?)

Wednesday March 17, 7:30pm Congregation Council Meeting
link shared with council

Thursday March 18, 4:30pm - Property Discernment Small Group
details above

Sunday March 21, 1:30pm - Property Discernment Small Group
details above

Monday March 22, 7:30pm - Property Discernment Small Group
details above

Sunday-Saturday, March 21-27, Pastor Julie away for vacation

Sunday March 28, 9am Kids Sunday School returns from Spring Break

Sunday March 28 - Sunday April 4, Holy Week and Easter
details forthcoming

Wednesday April 7, 7:30pm, Large Group Development session with Metro DC Synod Staff

Friday April 9, 7:30pm, movies@hope presents Paths of Glory

Sunday April 11, 10:30m Family Friendly Sunday Worship

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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