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June 2021

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noon - Living Water SDA baptism outdoors at Hope (weather dependent)


10am - get settled online

10:30am - Family Friendly Worship
online here:
or call in: 301 715 8592
(Meeting ID : 338 100 220)
password 214341


7pm - Arts and Spirituality

see links for online events at
Dear People of Hope,

You may have heard that our online worship partnership with St Andrews is winding down.  A team from Hope is planning or our return to in-person worship.  Watch for details about that next week.  In the meantime, join us for the final 2 partnership worships.

This Sunday, June 20, we celebrate a family-friendly worship service.  We'll hear the story of Jesus calming a storm.  We'll see pictures kids have drawn.  And we'll all look for ways Jesus speaks, "Peace, Be Still," in our own lives.  Invite any families with children to join for this service.

Then next Sunday, June 26, we'll celebrate our final worship service with St Andrews.  We'll reflect on how God has blessed this partnership.  If you would like to offer a "faith share" or reflection, please reach out to me, or simply consider what you might share.  We'll be especially reflecting on these questions:

   What are your grateful for in this partnership?
   How have you seen God at work in this partnership?
   What are you hopeful for in the future of this partnership?

Father Tim and I will be sharing our reflections on these questions as well.

Join us for these worship services, or other events online or in person.

Peace of Christ,

   Pastor Julie
Watch our Sunday worship services here:

Watch special music here:

For additional calendar notes or Zoom links, visit our website:
Synod-wide Bible Study to Commemorate the Emmanuel 9
Thursday June 17, 7pm

The Metro D.C. Synod Racial Equity Team invites you to pause on Thursday night, June 17, 2021, at 7:00 PM (EST) as we commemorate the 6th anniversary of the massacre of the Emanuel 9 with a communal Bible study. Mindful of the deep presence of God at Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina, we will read the scripture that was part of the bible study in 2015, that night when Dylan Roof was welcomed as a stranger. Rooted in the Word and in small groups, we will ask what was God saying then and what is God saying now?

Attendance will be limited to allow for meaningful small group participation, but all materials will be posted after the event to allow for future congregational and other group use.  Learn more and log on here:
Property Development Discernment Process
check out the bulletin board for more info:

This past Sunday, Hope's council shared a Property Progress Report.  Leaders shared about hiring lawyers, protecting Hope's interests in this project, learning about zoning regulations, considering affordable housing options, assessing the value of the land, and where we go from here.  If you missed the conversation, you'll be able to find the recording on the google drive soon.  And please continue praying that the Spirit guides our process.

You can continue to find documents and past zoom meeting here. (listen or ask for the password):
You may also ask questions here:
Fall Retreat with St Andrews at Shrine Month
October 15-17

St Andrew's hosts a regular fall retreat at Shrine Mont Retreat Center in Virginia.  This year, Hope is invited to join.  Learn more and register yourself here:
Reconciling in Christ PRIDE Resources
All June, donate and celebrate

Reconciling Works is the organization that supports Lutheran Churches in being specifically welcoming to LGBT people.  In 2017 Hope voted unanimously to adopt this welcoming designation.  Reconciling Works is celebrating PRIDE this June and we're invited to participate with donations, raffles, and stories.  Learn more here:
Calendar and Links

Saturday June 19, noon, Living Water SDA celebrates baptism outdoors
at Hope

Sunday June 20, 10:30am Family Friendly Zoom Worship

Tuesday, June 22, 7pm, Art and Spirituality explores  Resistance
link shared with registered participants

Sunday June 27, 10:30am Celebratory Zoom Worship with St Andrew's Episcopal Church (final collaborative worship as St Andrew's returns to in-person worship)

Tuesday June 29, 7pm, Art and Spirituality explores  Empowerment
link shared with registered participants

Wednesday June 30, 7:30pm, Congregation Council Meeting
link shared with council

Sunday July 4, Hope worships online with special music from Alex at the Aspen Music Festival

Watch for details in the coming weeks

Sunday July 18, Madeline's final Sunday of internship at Hope
watch for details

Monday July 19-Monday August 1, Humble Walk trip to the US/Mexico boarder
pray for travelers and watch for stories on the blog

Tuesday July 20, 1pm ish, Hope provides lunches to PG Day Center
contact Joan A to volunteer

Saturday September 14, 2:30-4pm, 10th Anniversary Ministry Celebration for Pastor Ray
UMD Memorial Chapel

Friday-Sunday October 15-17, St Andrew's Retreat at Shrine Mont
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All rights reserved.      Phone: 301-927-5508
Julie Bringman, Pastor,  cell: 510-529-5606
Madeline Burbank, Pastoral Intern,
Alex Kostadinov, student musician,, cell: 254-733-4089
Beth Cooler, Administrative Assistant,, 301-927-5508
Ray Ranker, Campus Minister,, cell: 410-294-6691
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