or call in: 301 715 8592
Meeting ID : 840 5599 7546
Tuesday January 17
noon-3pm - serve lunch at PG Day Center
Saturday January 18
7:30pm - Hope Council Meeting
Dear People of Hope,
This past Sunday at Hope, people received Star Gifts. At Epiphany we celebrate that the magi came from the east to see the Christ child, that God's saving work was revealed to travelers from afar, that the gift of Jesus is for the wold world. Epiphany literally means 'manifestation' and we celebrate God made manifest to all. The magi gave gifts - but first they received a gift from God, the gift of Christ.
People at Hope this week received Star Gifts - a word that may guide where each one of us might see God manifested this year. We are encouraged to put the star somewhere that we'll see it all year (car dashboard, bathroom mirror, computer screen) and to learn what we can about the word. What is its dictionary definition, where does it show up in the Bible, how do we see it in our own lives? If you were not present at Hope but would like to receive a Star Gift to guide your prayer and reflection this year, let me know. I'll send you one.
Throughout the year, you may be invited to share how you see this word manifesting in your life. For some, this is easy to see and already happening. For others, the Star Gift will take some time to make itself clear. I am hopeful that the Spirit will show up for each of us.
Peace of Christ, Pastor Julie
Monthly Social Gatherings starting January 26, continuing all year
Saturday morning 5K
Sunday afternoon boat ride
Thursday evening visit to a museum
Friday night movie
Hope folks are beginning to gather for a series of monthly social gatherings. These will be times when we can be together and just have fun. They will be events where it is easy to invite friends or neighbors. These may be a mix of online or in-person events, with different people volunteering to "host" each one; this leads to natural variety and lots of fun. If you’d like to plan one of these gatherings, contact Pastor Julie - or look for a sign-up sheet in the entryway at Hope..
Pastor Julie is hosting the first gathering: Thursday January 26, 10-11am, Breakfast at IKEA. Join others for free parking, big sunny windows, delicious food and good conversation.
2022 Church Photo Contest email photos to Pastor Julie by Jan 24
At the end of January, our church gathers online for the annual meeting looking back at ministry throughout 2022. Since this meeting is by zoom, we're able to share pictures. If you have photos of church life in 2022, email up to 5 to Pastor Julie by Tuesday January 24.
The "winning" photo will serve as the cover for the annual report. See all photos at the annual meeting, Sunday January 29, 1:30pm by zoom.
Collecting warm-wear for PG Day Center now through Sunday January 15
The PG Plaza Day Center welcomes donations of new socks, and new or good condition warm gloves and hats, prefer larger sizes. Hope will collect donations through January 15 and then make sure all items are delivered to the Day Center. Talk to Joan for additional information.
Hope is Hiring Continuing...
Hope's wonderful Administrative Assistant, Beth, has to resign from the position due to family needs. We are grateful for Beth's 5+ years of faithful service and we pray for her transition. Hope is now seeking a new Administrative Assistant. Find the job description on Hope's website and share it with any people or networks who might be interested.
Calendar and Links
Thursday January 5, Pastor Ray and 5 Humble Walk students depart for trip to Puerto Rico pray for their travels and learning
Thursday - Sunday January 12-15,Pastor Julie away for a family wedding Pastor Mark Docken leads Sunday worship
Contact neighboring Pastor Jeff Wilson for emergency pastoral care - 703-582-2846
Saturday January 14, 11am-1pm, Living Water worships at Hope
Sunday January 15, 10:30am Sunday Worship in person and by zoom
Meeting ID: 840 5599 7546
Tuesday January 17, noon-3pm, Hope serves lunch at PG Day Center contact Joan A to volunteer
Wednesday January 18, 7:30pm, Hope Council Meeting link shared with council
Thursday January 26, 10-11am, Breakfast at IKEA Pastor Julie hosts January's monthly social gathering