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 with
Pastor Ana Langerak
online here: https://zoom.us/j/338100220
or call in: 301 715 8592
Meeting ID : 338 100 220
Music and Merrie Movement Classes!!!
Only two sessions left, and one is tomorrow!!! Children 18 months - 5 years meet for a 30-minute session for a combined music and movement class to develop age-appropriate motor skills, body awareness, and social skills. Free, donations welcome.
Thursdays, September 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)
Remembering Joan Hult
Long-time Hope member Joan Hult will be remembered on September 27 at 10:00am. Family and friends will gather to share memories with fellowship immediately following. All are welcome to attend. Please consider volunteering to help with coffee/tea and light snacks. Contact Pastor Ray for more information.
Meet the Guest Minister!
Pastor Ana has been a member of Hope since 2019, but did you know that she is a retired pastor of the ELCA who served Gloria Dei! Lutheran Church in Arnold, Maryland and St Matthews/San Mateo Episcopal Church in Hyattsville, Maryland. She received her theological education at the Latin American Biblical Seminary in San Jose, Costa Rica, the Protestant Faculty of Theological and Social Studies in Managua, Nicaragua, and the Ecumenical Post Graduate Institute in Sao Leopoldo, Brazil. Pastor Ana was ordained in the Lutheran Church of Costa Rica and served in two congregations of the church in San Jose. She worked in education for mission programs of the World Council of Churches in Geneva, Switzerland for six years and served as a missionary of the ELCA in Central America for over sixteen years.
Will the James Webb Telescope See God?
On December 2, 2021, the Center for Advanced Study in Religion and Science at the Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago hosted Heidi Hammel, Ph.D., vice president for science at AURA, a consortium that operates large astronomical observatories. Her talk explained what the James Webb Telescope will see, and her take on whether it will see God.
Dr. Hammel received her undergraduate degree from MIT and her Ph.D. in physics and astronomy from the University of Hawaii. Over her career, she has used the Hubble Telescope many times and led the Hubble Team that investigated Jupiter’s atmospheric response to the impact of Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 in 1994. She is an Interdisciplinary Scientist for the James Webb Space Telescope and Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Planetary Society.
Lutheran Campus Ministry will host a Taize worship service on alternating Wednesdays from 9-9:30pm, at the Memorial Chapel. (10/5, 10/19, 11/2, 11/16, 11/30 and 12/14). This worship service is open to all students, alumni, friends, young and old – everyone!!! Parking is free, behind the chapel in Lot Y.
If you're a Lutheran Campus Ministry Alumni, consider the camping weekend. Alumni are invited to a weekend of fellowship and recreation from Friday, October 21 to Sunday, October 23 at the Caroline Furnace Lutheran Camp, Shenandoah Valley. There are some structured activities and many optional. Lodging is offered in various levels of comfort! (The cost per night varies based on level of comfort, $25-$60 per night. Either way, the cost includes all meals.) This is an opportunity to relax and experience the outdoors together! Contact Tori at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to register (preferably by October 8 so she can send in the head count).
Finally, welcome new Program Assistant, Tori Valcarcel to the Hope family! She should look familiar as she is HW Alumni. Follow her and all Humble Walk activities at www.HumbleWalk.org.
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 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!
Seasonal Hire Opportunity: Samaritan’s Purse, in Baltimore, is looking to hire 300 Christian men and women for a four-week project with Operation Christmas Child. This project helps children around the world with a simple shoe-box gift. Positions include team coaches, greeters, coordinator, dockworkers, quality/inventory control, Class A CDL and forklift drivers. Go to https://careers.samaritanspurse.org for more information