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May 2022

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Hope Lutheran Church
and Student Center

7pm - Space Study Team meets by zoom

7:30pm - Choir of Hope rehearsal

evening - Living Water Small Group at Hope

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


10:15am - Doors and Zoom Open for Community

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

After worship - Pack Finals Kits

5-7pm - Humble Walk meal and worship for Students
Dear People of Hope,

Since Hope members voted with a strong majority to move ahead with our property process, Council has called and authorized a few small teams.

There is a negotiating team that has met with lawyers to fine tune and communicate Hope's needs moving forward.  This team is composed of Pastor Mark B (neighboring and experienced pastor), Paul T, Jeff T, Rose W, along with Pastors Julie and Ray.

There is a space study team, working with an architect on the early planning phases of what Hope and Humble Walk would want and need in a new building.  This is not yet about the details of hardwood, tile or carpeted floors, not yet about the kitchen fixtures.  This early part of the process is about how much indoor and outdoor space we need, so that we can negotiate with these needs in mind.  This team includes about 10 people from Hope and Humble Walk.  Add your thoughts on space by completing this survey:

We continue to pray that we act with wisdom and faith in this process.

Peace, Pastor Julie
Finals Kits for College Students
Collecting treats now through Sunday May 15

Hope is collecting donations for finals kits between now and May 15th. 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 May 15 to pack the kits to give to students.

Thanks Mary C who is newly coordinating this program this year, and to Bonnie M who has organized this program for many prior years at Hope! 
Humble Walk Graduation Gala
Friday May 20, 2:30-4:30pm
University United Methodist Church
3621 Campus Drive, College Park MD

Come celebrate graduating students and hear inspiring stories about the good work of Lutheran Campus Ministry.  Anyone is invited to attend this celebration.  Please RSVP to, so the group can plan for space and food.
Lauren Johnson memorial service
Saturday June 4, 3pm

Plan to join family and church community on Saturday June 4, as we gather for worship and comment longtime Hope member, Lauren Johnson into God's care.

The service will be followed by a time of coffee, tea, snacks and fellowship.  Contact Beth in Hope's office if you are available to help; or simply bring food to share.
Celebrate Alex and Bonnie's Marriage
Sunday June 5, within and following morning worship

Our beloved musician Alex is getting married, to Bonnie, also a fabulous musician around Hope.  Their wedding will be a small service in Seattle in May.  But we'll celebrate with them and Alex's parents, visiting from Bulgaria, on Sunday June 5.  Watch for details and plan to join this celebration.
Fundraiser at Franklins to support PG Day Center
Tuesday June 7, all day long

This fundraiser supports the day center run by Congregations United for Compassion and Empowerment (CUCE). You can shop in the general store, eat inside or outside, order carry-out for lunch or dinner, or purchase a gift certificate. Franklins will donate 20 percent of your before-tax total -- but you must show your receipt to the host to participate.
Lutherans support DC PRIDE
Saturday and Sunday, June 11-12

This region celebrates love and identity in its many forms every June.  Reconciling in Christ churches (like Hope) are invited to be involved in DC PRIDE festivities.  If you'd like to walk in the parade Saturday or support a booth Sunday, talk to JT R.  Not available but want to support the efforts? Hope will be making signs before the event after worship; watch for a date and join us then.
Calendar and Links

Wednesday May 11, 7pm, Hope Space Team Meeting
zoom link shared with team

Thursday - Monday May 12-16, Pastor Julie away
Contact Pastor Ray for emergency Pastoral Care
Bishop Richard Graham leads Sunday services

Thursday May 12, 7:30pm, Choir of Hope rehearsal
in person at Hope

Friday May 13, evening, Living Water Small Group
in person at Hope

Saturday May 14, 11am-1pm, Living Water SDA Worship Service
in person at Hope

Sunday May 15, 10:30am, Worship in person and online
Same zoom link:

Sunday May 15, after worship, Packing Finals Kits
donate treats between now and then

Sunday May 15, 5-7pm, FINAL Humble Walk Student Meal and Worship
at Hope, students only

Tuesday May 17, noon-3pm, Hope serves lunch at PG Day Center
contact Joan A to volunteer

Wednesday May 18, 7:30pm, Hope Council Property Meeting
zoom link shared with council

Friday - Monday May 20-23, Pastor Julie away
Contact Pastor Ray for emergency Pastoral Care
Pastor Ray leads Sunday services

Friday May 20, UMD Graduation Weekend,
including 2:30-4:30pm, Graduation Gala at United Methodist Church

in and around College Park, watch for Humble Walk invitations

Wednesday May 25, 7:30pm, Hope Council Meeting
zoom link shared with council

Saturday June 4, 3pm, Memorial Service for Lauren Johnson
at Hope, followed by fellowship

Sunday June 5, morning, celebrate Alex and Bonnie's marriage
within and after morning worship

Sunday date TBD, after morning worship, Make PRIDE Signs
Watch for details and join us at Hope

Friday-Saturday June 10-11, Metro DC Synod Assembly
Lauren M, Rose W and Pastor Julie attend on behalf of Hope

Saturday-Sunday June 11-12, DC PRIDE Parade and Festival
Reconciling Lutherans attend and support, watch for details

Wednesday June 22, 7:30pm, Hope Council Meeting
zoom link shared with council
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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