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November, 2022

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Hope Lutheran Church
and Student Center


7:30pm - Council Meeting


3-5:30pm - CARing Kids After School Program


11am-1pm - Living Water SDA Worships in person at Hope


9:15 - Choir Rehearsal

10:15am - Doors and Zoom Open for Community

10:30am - Second Sunday of Advent Worship
in person and on Zoom

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

5-7pm - Humble Walk
Dear People of Hope,

This Sunday afternoon we gather (virtually) for Hope's fall Congregational Meeting.  We’ll discuss and approve the Mission Spending Plan (budget), elect new council members and financial volunteers, and hear a bit about ministry at Hope.  This meeting will be entirely by zoom to allow for wide participation.  Watch for a draft budget and more information by snail mail, or simply save the date and join us by zoom:

Sunday December 4, 1:30pm
     Meeting ID: 890 5297 9268
     Passcode: 112233

Looking forward to seeing (or hearing) many of you then.

Peace of Christ, Pastor Julie
Advent at Hope
November 27 and beyond

Here is some of what's happening around Hope for Advent this year:

Wednesday night zoom prayer with St Andrew's Episcopal Church
Wednesdays November 30, December 7, 14, 21, 8pm
     Meeting ID: 876 287 0629
     Passcode: 7idNV6

Wednesday night Taize worship with Humble Walk
Wednesday November 30, 8:30pm at UMD Chapel
Wednesday December 14, 8:30pm location TBD

Advent Petting Zoo for children, families and everyone
Saturday December 10, noon-2pm
with a mini-Christmas service at 1pm

Christmas Decorating
Sunday December 18
Stay after morning worship to decorate the church  for the coming celebrations.

Christmas Eve worship
Saturday December 24
[tentative 5pm family-friendly service]
7:30pm with candles and holy communion

Christmas Day Worship
Sunday December 25
Hope doesn't generally have a Christmas Day service, but we DO have Sunday services.  This year is a special treat with Christmas Day falling on a Sunday

New Year's Day Zoom Only Worship
Sunday January 1, 10:30am
Stay home, maybe in your pajamas or with coffee.  We'll all worship online this morning, giving us the rare chance to be one community, all seeing each other on screen (rather than partially in person and partially online).
Share Your Input: ELCA Social Message
now through December 2

A draft of the social message "Earth's Climate Crisis" is now posted for public comment! Feedback of this kind helps the drafters know how the document could be more clear, helpful and faithfully Lutheran. Please read the social message draft and use this survey to share your input by Friday, Dec. 2.

Questions or longer responses can be emailed to
Hope is Hiring
starting now!

Hope's wonderful Administrative Assistant, Beth, has to resign from the position due to family needs.  We are grateful for Beth's 5+ years of faithful service and we pray for her transition.  Hope is now seeking a new Administrative Assistant.  Find the job description on Hope's website and share it with any people or networks who might be interested.
Taize worship with Humble Walk
Wednesdays evenings 8:30-9pm

Lutheran Campus Ministry hosts a Taize worship service on alternating Wednesdays from the now earlier 8:30-9pm, at the Memorial Chapel. (11/30 and 12/14). This worship service is open to all students, alumni, friends, young and old – everyone!!! Parking is free, behind the chapel in Lot Y.
Finals Kits for College Students
Collecting treats now through Sunday December 11

Hope is collecting donations for finals kits between now and December 11th. These treats will support UMD students through what is always a stressful time on campus.  Best loved treats are: microwave popcorn, individually wrapped tea bags, chewing gum, snack bars (granola/protein/nut), drink packets and cheese or peanut butter crackers.  Then stay after worship on Sunday December 11 to pack the kits to give to students.

Thanks Mary C who is coordinating this program!
Alex plays Rachmaninov for his 2nd dissertation recital
Thursday, December 8, at 8pm

Hope's beloved musician, Alex, will perform for his second doctoral dissertation recital on December 8. This will include a song cycle with a singer, a piano trio and a piano concerto (performed with his wife, Bonnie). This event is free and no tickets are required; just come to The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Glidenhorn Hall. We join Alex in prayer for his continued success.
Calendar and Links

Wednesday November 30, 7:30pm, Hope Council Meeting
zoom link shared with council

Wednesday November 30, 8pm, Zoom prayer with St Andrews
     Meeting ID: 876 287 0629
     Passcode: 7idNV6

Wednesday November 30, 8:30-9pm, Taize Worship
UMD memorial Chapel

Thursday December 1, 2:30-5pm, CARing Kids After School Program
at Hope

Saturday December 3, 11am-1pm, Living Water worships
at Hope

Sunday December 4, 10:30am, Hope worship
in person and online

Sunday December 4, 1:30pm Hope Congregational Meeting
zoom only
     Meeting ID: 890 5297 9268
     Passcode: 112233

Sunday December 4, 5-7pm Humble Walk student meal and worship
at Hope, students only

Tuesday December 6, all day, CUCE fundraiser at Franklin's
a good excuse to eat out!

Thursday December 8, 8pm, Alex's doctoral recital
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, Gildenhorn Hall

Saturday December 10, noon-2pm, Advent Petting Zoo
at Hope

Sunday December 11, after worship, pack finals kits for students
at Hope

Wednesday December 14, 8:30-9pm, Taize Worship
at Hope, dinner 7:30-8:25pm

Sunday December 18, after worship, decorate for Christmas
at Hope

Tuesday December 20, noon-3pm, Hope serves lunch at PG Day Center
contact Joan A to volunteer

Saturday December 24, 7:30pm Christmas Eve Worship
at Hope

Sunday December 25, 10:30am Christmas Day Sunday Worship
online and in person at Hope

Sunday January 1, 10:30am New Year's Day Sunday Worship
Zoom only

Copyright © *2022* Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church
All rights reserved.      Phone: 301-927-5508
Julie Bringman, Pastor,  cell: 510-529-5606
Alex Kostadinov, student musician,, cell: 530-608-6860
Beth Cooler, Administrative Assistant,, 301-927-5508
Ray Ranker, Campus Minister,, cell: 410-294-6691
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