11am-1pm - Living Water SDA Worships in person at Hope
10:15am - Doors and Zoom Open for Community
10:30am - Reformation Sunday Worship
in person and on Zoom with
Pastor Ray R.
online here: https://zoom.us/j/338100220
or call in: 301 715 8592
Meeting ID : 338 100 220
Hope's annual opportunity is ongoing.
Each fall at Hope there is a special opportunity to donate to local, regional and international charities. Local donations will be given to the PG County Plaza Day Center/Churches United for Compassion and Empowerment (CUCE), regional donations to the Lutheran Immigration/Refugee Services and international donations to the Lutheran World Relief/Middle East Fund.
Please specify which organization you would like your donation to be sent to; unspecified donations will be divided equally between the three. Checks may be placed in the offering basket or mailed in. You may also give online through our regular online giving link.
Thank you in advance for sharing your blessings!
Mark your calendar! Aaron and Matthew to wed
Matthew and Aaron are excited to share that they are planning to be married at Hope on November 27, 2022. Matthew and Aaron are so excited to be married in this church that they consider home. They ask for your prayers for a long and fulfilling marriage.
500 Year Anniversary!
This year marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s September Testament, a translation of the New Testament into German. What impact did this have on the culture and people of his time? What are the key challenges of making a first century Greek text understandable and relevant to a 21st century audience? And why is it essential to continue making the Bible accessible to people of different languages and cultures today?
Two Scripture scholars recently discussed these questions in the opening presentation of a webinar series hosted by the Lutheran World Federation. The Rev. Dr. Sarah Hinlicky Wilson is associate pastor at Tokyo Lutheran Church in the Japanese capital and a visiting professor at the Institute for Ecumenical Research in Strasbourg, France. The Rev. Dr. Jean Koulagna is the director of the Ecumenical Institute of Theology Al Mowafaqa in the Rabat, Morocco.
TIL (today I learned) about the Mission Investment Fund
Grow the church while growing your savings with the Mission Investment Fund
Here’s a special opportunity just for ELCA members and ministries: Invest with the Mission Investment Fund and earn as high as 3.85% APY.* That’s not even the best part. In addition to earning a great return, your investment will fund loans to ELCA congregations and ministries, expanding their capacity for service. Whether that means building or renovating a sanctuary, soup kitchen, day care center or other facility, one thing is for sure: you're helping share God’s love with the world. (from Seeds Monthly, October 20, 2022)
Humble Walk Up and Running!
Lutheran Campus Ministry will host a Taize worship service on alternating Wednesdays from 9-9:30pm, at the Memorial Chapel. (11/2, 11/16, 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.
Pastor Julie's Draws to a close Pastor Julie will celebrate All Saint's Day worship at Hope on Sunday, November 6, 2022.
Child Care during worship begins! Parents will have the option for childcare during worship beginning on November 6, 2022. As we welcome Nimi and Katesh to worship, they and other children can participate in activities with the cleared/trained staff in the lounge.
Terps Trunk or Treat at the Xfinity Center
The UMD Women’s Basketball team is hosting their first ever Trunk or Treat outside the Xfinity Center on Oct. 30,
2-4pm. It is free for kids, and they will be handing out candy and tickets to the game. There will be a DJ, fun, games and activities.
Calendar and Links
Sunday November 13, after worship time TBD, Hope Congregational Meeting zoom link/in person details forthcoming
Tuesday November 15, noon-3pm, Hope serves lunch at PG Day Center contact Joan A to volunteer
Saturday November 19, game time TBD, football parking at Hope contact Liz to volunteer
Saturday November 26, game time TBD, football parking at Hope contact Liz to volunteer
Wednesday November 30, 7:30pm, Hope Council Meeting zoom link shared with council
Tuesday December 6, all day, CUCE fundraiser at Franklin's a good excuse to eat out!
Updating the Church Directory
Beth is preparing for the annual print/release of the church directory. Please review your information and send her any updates. Send updates by email (firstname.lastname@example.org), phone (301-927-5508) or leave a note in the office.