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
online here: https://zoom.us/j/338100220
or call in: 301 715 8592
Meeting ID : 338 100 220
Dear People of Hope,
Tomorrow opens the children's Music and Merrie Movement class at Hope. If you know families with young kids, available on a Thursday morning, invite them to join this: A program for children 18 months - 5 years. The 30-minute classes combine a music and movement to develop age-appropriate motor skills, body awareness, and social skills in young children. Free, donations welcome.
Thursdays, September 8, 15, 22 and 29
9:30am for smaller kids (1.5 - 2.5 years, with grownups)
10:05am for bigger kids (2.5-4 years, with grownups)
Don't know families with young kids? Please pray for the instructor Melanie, for Hope's visibility in the community, for everyone's fun and safety.
Peace of Christ, Pastor Julie
This Sunday's Guest Minister Rev David Shank
Rev. Shank is the Assistant to the Bishop for Donor Relations and Development. He has experience in Development and Fundraising and congregational ministry. He served in the Baltimore-Washington Conference of the United Methodist Church, churches in/around Baltimore as a part-time member of the BWC Conference staff and five years at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C. as a member of their development team.
Dr. Nicole Roop: Humble Walk Deacon Intern soon to be Ordained, Installed and Called!
We congratulate Dr. Nicole Roop in her acceptance for ordination and installation into the Ministry of the Word and Service, on October 8th, at the Keysville Evangelical Lutheran Church, Keymar, MD. Service starts at 4:00pm. (RSVP at 410-952-8560)
She has been called to serve by the DE/MD and Metro DC Synods to assist part-time in their youth and family ministry. Congratulations Nicole!!!
God's Work, Our Hands Sunday | September 11
This annual day of service is an opportunity to celebrate who we are as the ELCA — one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor.
To help you plan for "God's work. Our hands." Sunday, we invite you to visit ELCA.org/DayofService for resources including:
Don't forget to share your participation with us. Send your stories and photos to LivingLutheran@elca.org so that together we can celebrate what God accomplishes through you.
Rev Anne Burghardt Read her three global challenges for Lutherans
In late August, the Rev. Anne Burghardt, General Secretary of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF), addressed the opening of a Lutheran confessional gathering at the 11th World Council of Churches meeting in Karlsruhe, Germany.
The LWF general secretary began by identifying three global challenges which affect the life and work of the churches and the contexts in which they offer their witness: 1) the COVID-19 pandemic, which caused immense suffering while also ushering in a new era of online engagement for many churches; 2) the rise of authoritarian and populist regimes, fundamentalism and nationalism; and 3) the climate crisis.
Burghardt said, "While there are many challenges, we also see in our churches across the world, much goodwill and willingness to serve the neighbor. For us, that is a reason to be hopeful."
More information about Burhardt’s address may be found in the press release:
A Grace Filled Exit - Preparing for End of Life "Your family cannot carry out your wishes for your grace-filled exit if your wishes have not been made known, and then your exit becomes anxiety-filled. Everyone should prepare because everyone has an expiration date."
St. Anthony Park Lutheran Church, an ELCA congregation in St. Paul, MN, has created an on-line video series called, "A Grace Filled Exit – Preparing for End of Life." Topics covered are: 1) advocacy, agency, and spirituality, 2) loss, grief, and bereavement, 3) caregiving, 4) hospice and palliative care, and 5) legal and financial preparations. There's also a downloadable support and resource guide accompanying the series. Tap onto their website here: https://saplc.org/Health-and-care
Pastor Julie's Parental Continues
Pastor Julie continues her parental leave to connect with her growing family. During this time, she won’t be responding to email, phone messages or even worshiping at Hope. Throughout the fall, Pastor Ray will be available for pastoral care, staff support and monthly council meetings. Beth will maintain Hope’s office and calendar. Several different pastors will be present on Sunday mornings to preach and lead worship. This is an exciting time for both Pastor Julie and also for Hope to grow in new ways. You may contact Council President, JT, or any member of the Parental Leave Planning Team: Mark D or Jess H with questions.
Hope Continues Sunday Safety Precautions
We are grateful for in-person worship and our safety precautions are more than outdoor communion. We ask anyone who does not feel well to stay home. Everyone over 2 years old will wear a mask throughout indoor worship. Speakers are fully vaccinated and remove their masks for speaking only. Everyone is physically distanced in the sanctuary. Weekly paper bulletins are available for you to pick up and then recycle. Offering baskets are available as you enter and exit, but no longer passed around. Sharing of the Peace is done verbally, and attendees are encouraged to enjoy the music, but remain masked when singing. Children are always welcome but there is no daycare during worship.
Working together we can protect each other during worship.
Calendar and Links
Thursday September 8, 9:30 and 10:05am, Merrie Movement Children's Class at Hope in person at Hope
Sunday September 11, 10:30am, Joyful Noise provides special music at Hope Sunday morning worship, as usual
Thursday September 15, 9:30 and 10:05am, Merrie Movement Children's Class at Hope in person at Hope
Saturday September 17, 7:30pm game time, football parking at Hope contact Liz to volunteer
Tuesday September 20, noon-3pm, Hope serves lunch at PG Day Center contact Joan A to volunteer
Thursday September 22, 9:30 and 10:05am, Merrie Movement Children's Class at Hope in person at Hope
Tuesday September 27, 1pm AND 8pm, ELCA Advocacy Cafe Zoom topic: Barriers to Voting
Wednesday September 28, 7:30pm, Hope Council Meeting zoom link shared with council
Thursday September 29, 9:30 and 10:05am, Merrie Movement Children's Class at Hope in person at Hope
Saturday October 1, game time TBD, football parking at Hope contact Liz to volunteer
Saturday October 8, game time TBD, football parking at Hope contact Liz to volunteer (family weekend)
Tuesday October 11, 7:30pm, Property Quarterly Check In https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83526910785?pwd=ek14dHQ3MDlvVldSRU9aSDR5WWlUZz09
Tuesday October 18, noon-3pm, Hope serves lunch at PG Day Center contact Joan A to volunteer
Saturday October 22, 3:30pm game time, football parking at Hope contact Liz to volunteer (homecoming weekend)
Tuesday October 25, 1pm AND 8pm, ELCA Advocacy Cafe Zoom topic: Public Discourse
Wednesday October 26, 7:30pm, Hope Council Meeting zoom link shared with council
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!