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November 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


11am-1pm - Living Water SDA worship at Hope

afternoon - volunteers offer football parking


10am - Get Settled Online

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

10:30am - All Saints Sunday 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 Students Dinner and Worship 
All Saints Gathering
Many Saints of Hope gathered with paper doves hanging from the alter
(first communion, 2018)

Dear People of Hope,

This All Saints Sunday we gather with all the saints of our lives and our church, throughout time and space.  As in recent years, we'll have the opportunity in worship to write the names of beloved saints on paper doves.  Then there will be a time to bring these doves up to the altar, and hang them in flight for the remainder of worship.  Different from our usual COVID practice, we'll remain indoors for communion, viewing the alter, with our zoom community and the saintly doves.

If you won't be present in person for worship, you may email or text names to me ahead of time.  Or if you will be worshiping by zoom, you may type your names into the chat box and volunteers will transcribe these names to doves.

This Sunday, we also continue congregational singing at Hope. 

Peace of Christ, Pastor Julie
Congregational Meeting
Sunday November 21, 1:30pm by zoom

Hope members meet this fall for our regular Congregational Meeting.  Come to hear updates about Hope's mission and ministry.  Elect new council members and other leaders.  Discuss and vote to approve the 2022 Mission Spending Plan (budget).  Watch for a paper letter in your mailbox, or simply save the date and zoom information from here.  See many of you there.

Join Zoom Meeting

Or phone in: 301 715 8592
Meeting ID: 847 1239 3418
Passcode: 112233
Fall Mission Appeal
Special financial giving, now through November 21

Each fall at Hope there is a special opportunity to give money, locally, regionally and beyond. Give locally to Refugee Resettlement as Hope prepares to support a family arriving from Afghanistan. Give regionally to Puerto Rico, where Hope and Humble Walk will be traveling this winter. Give internationally to Earthquake Relief in Haiti (through Lutheran Disaster Response).

You may put checks or envelopes in the offering basket or mail them to Hope. You may also give online through our regular online giving link ( You may give to a specific organization; unspecified donations will be divided equally among the three.
Puerto Rico Trip this Winter
December 29, 2021 - January 7, 2022

LAST CALL, sign up for this trip soon!

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 November 3, 7:30pm, Hope Council and Steering Committee Property Meeting
link shared with council and committee

Thursday November 4, 7:30pm Choir of Hope rehearses at Hope
contact Alex for more information

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

Saturday November 6, afternoon, Small Group offers football parking at Hope
contact Liz D to volunteer to help

Sunday November 7, 10:30am, All Saints Sunday worship with special music, in person at Hope and continued zoom worship
indoors at Hope, see safety practices
Same zoom link:

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

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 23-27, 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

Tuesday December 21, 1pm ish - Hope provides lunches to PG Day Center
contact Joan A to volunteer, including in-person volunteering

Monday, December 29-January 7, Humble Walk and Hope travel to Puerto Rico
watch for blog posts about their experiences
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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