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October 2021

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Hope Lutheran Church
and Student Center


7:30pm - Council and Steering Committee property Meeting


3-5pm - CARing Kids after school program

7:30pm - Choir of Hope meets in person


7:30pm - movies@hope presents Dick Johnson is Dead


morning - volunteers offer football parking

9am-noon - Labyrinth retreat at St Andrew's Episcopal Church


10am - Get Settled Online

10:15am - Doors Open for in-person Worship

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

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

4pm - synod-wide Reformation worship streaming on synod platforms

5-7pm - Humble Walk Students Dinner and Worship 
Dear People of Hope,

This Sunday we commemorate the Protestant Reformation in our morning worship.  You are invited to wear red clothing, either in person or on zoom.

This Sunday, we also begin congregational singing at Hope.  Our musician, Alex, and I have looked at details relating to covid statistics in our area, spacing in our sanctuary, a worship service shorter than 60 minutes long, and we believe this will be quite safe.  We also believe it will significantly enhance our experience of worship and togetherness.  Still, we understand that nothing is without risk and everyone has different concerns and comfort levels.  Zoom worship continues for anyone who prefers to worship from home.

Next Sunday is All Saints Sunday and we plan to continue congregational singing.  Following these two music-heavy services, we will re-evaluate how this impacts our worshiping community and make a clear plan moving forward.  Please do talk with me or Alex about any reservations or joys relating to music and singing at Hope.

Peace of Christ, Pastor Julie
movies@hope presents Dick Johnson is Dead
Friday October 29, 7:30pm by zoom

This Friday, October 29 at 7:30 p.m., movies@hope proudly presents the Emmy Award-nominated documentary from 2020, Dick Johnson is Dead. Filmmaker Kirsten Johnson decides to make a film about her aging father’s reluctant decision to move from Seattle to live with her in New York. The result is by turns deeply touching and hilarious.  Dr. Claudia Thorne, expert on aging and Assistant Professor at Coppin State University, will be on hand to introduce this unique film about the pathos -- and humor -- of growing old.

For those of who may prefer to stream the film independently, it is available for rental on Amazon .  You can join zoom for the discussion, beginning around 9:50.

Even though we may not all gather in person, we think it's more important than ever to watch great films with the opportunity to discuss afterwards what we've seen.  So please put on some popcorn and join us!  Hope to "see" you then, and invite a friend or neighbor, including those who wouldn't usually be able to come out to our regular showings at the church!

Join Zoom Meeting

Dial-in number is:  301 715 8592
Meeting ID : 86455123132
Password 214341
Labyrinth Retreat at St Andrews
Saturday, October 30, 9 AM to Noon, Rector’s Lounge at St Andrew's Episcopal Church 

St Andrew's Episcopal Church has a new prayer labyrinth and they're inaugurating it with a mini-retreat this Saturday.

Learn the history and use of labyrinths with John Keating, enthusiast and student of this ancient spiritual practice, who has walked many historic  labyrinths, including Grace Cathedral (San Francisco) and Chartres Cathedral (France).  After a slide-illustrated talk by John, we will walk the new St. Andrew’s labyrinth and discuss the experience with others.  Bagels, juice, and coffee provided. 

Participants must be masked and keep healthy distance from others. For planning purposes, please email if you plan to attend.
Puerto Rico Trip this Winter
December 29, 2021 - January 7, 2022

Talk to Pastor Julie or Pastor Ray by to make a decision by November 1.

Complete this form to express intent to travel:

The trip costs are set:
Student Rate $450 (plus your airfare), price subsidized by Campus Ministry Grant

Non-Student Rage $650 (plus your airfare)

We have been invited by the Caribbean Synod for an accompaniment/relationship building trip between our ministry and the Puerto Rican Lutheran Church.  This trip, like one a few years ago to the Holy Land, will be made up of UMD students and Hope Church as we learn about the people, culture, and church in Puerto Rico.  Spanish is not required.

Curious, but not able to travel? There will be plenty of opportunities to pray, learn about, and support this trip from right here as well.
Support Afghan families moving to the area
in the coming weeks; reach out to Mary B to participate

UPDATE: Hope continues to wait until we are matched with a family resettling in this area.  We hear there are 344 teams ready to support a family and more than 150 families have resettled so far - so our turn should come in the next few months.  Learn more from Mary: or 202-509-7991.

Want to donate financially?
You can do this anytime by sending a check to Hope with "Refugee Resettlement" in the memo line.  Or give online, selecting "Refugee Resettlement Fund" in the drop-down menu:
Property Development Discernment Process
check out the bulletin board for more info:

Hope's Council and Steering Committee continue to research, learn and guide Hope's property discernment process.  Read updates on the process in a recent newsletter, found here.
You can continue to find documents and past zoom meeting here. (listen or ask for the password):
You may also ask questions here:
Calendar and Links

now through Sunday November 21, Fall Mission Appeal
give special offerings online or in person to support local refugee resettlement, Puerto Rico connections, Haiti's earthquake relief

Wednesday October 27, 7:30pm, Hope Council and Steering Committee Property Meeting
link shared with council and committee

Thursday October 28, 7:30pm Choir of Hope rehearses at Hope
contact Alex for more information

Friday October 29 (new date), 7:30pm, movies@hope presents Dick Johnson is Dead

Saturday October 30, morning, Small Group offers Homecoming football parking at Hope
contact Liz D to volunteer to help

Saturday October 30, 9am-noon, Labyrinth mini-retreat
at St Andrew's Episcopal Church

Sunday October 31, 10:30am, Reformation Sunday worship with special music, in person at Hope and continued zoom worship
indoors at Hope, see safety practices
Same zoom link:

Sunday October 31, 4pm Reformation Worship with the synod
streaming on synod facebook and youtube pages

Sunday October 31, 5-7 pm ish, Humble Walk meal and worship for students
in person at Hope, students only

Saturday November 6, 11am-1pm, Living Water SDA Worships indoors at Hope
anyone welcome

Sunday November 7, 10:30am All Saints Sunday worship at Hope, with additional music and congregational singing
in person and on zoom as usual

Tuesday November 16, 1pm ish - Hope provides lunches to PG Day Center
contact Joan A to volunteer, including in-person volunteering

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

Saturday November 20, 11am-1pm, Living Water SDA Worships indoors at Hope
anyone welcome

Sunday November 21, 1:30pm Hope Congregational Meeting
on zoom

Monday-Tuesday, November 22-23, Campus Ministry National Review

Tuesday - Saturday, November 22-27, Pastor Julie away

Friday December 3, 7:30pm, movies@hope presents Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Saturday December 4, 11am-1pm, Living Water SDA Worships indoors at Hope
anyone welcome

Monday December 6, all day - Franklin's Fundraiser to support PG Day Center
dine in, carry out, shop in the store

Saturday December 18, 11am-1pm, Living Water SDA Worships indoors at Hope
anyone welcome
Copyright © *2021* 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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