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October 2020

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Hope Lutheran Church
and Student Center

9am - Kids Sunday School

10am - get settled online

10:30am - Worship with baptism

online here:
or call in: 301 715 8592
(Meeting ID : 338 100 220)
password 214341

see links for online events at
Dear People of Hope,

This year marks 50 years of women's ordination in our branch of the Lutheran Church, including 40 years since the first woman of color was ordained, and 10 years since openly LGBT women/people could be ordained.

Some of you know, that the first woman ordained in our church was Pastor Elizabeth Platz, right here at the University of Maryland.  I am personally grateful for her trailblazing work, and I know many of you are as well.  Learn more here:  And watch for more information as we approach the above listed November events.

Blessings of Christ,

Pastor Julie
Watch our Sunday worship services here:
For additional calendar notes or Zoom links, visit our website:
Hope Music youtube channel
live now, new music coming each week

If you love the music that Alex and others share on Sunday mornings, you will be glad to know you can re-watch some of your favorites.  Follow the link to listen or watch.  Thanks be to God for the gift of music!  Share this freely with others who may enjoy it.

Click here to watch.
Luther's Small Catechism:
10 Commandments in modern context

Sundays November 1 and 8, 2pm

The Small Catechism was Martin Luther's attempt to plainly review and interpret The Ten Commandments, The Apostle's Creed, The Lord's Prayer, baptism, and communion.  A lot of people don't read The Small Catechism after confirmation, so we'll spend two days going over what Martin Luther said about The Ten Commandments.  We'll also hear modern views of the commandments, specifically from The Forgotten Luther Project, ELCA World Hunger, Lutherans Restoring Creation, Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, and a group of theologians of African descent.

Jeff T, now taking seminary classes, will lead these sessions.  Join here:
Lutheranism and Race: Free Seminary Event
Wednesday October 28, 9am on youtube

Each year around Reformation Sunday, United Lutheran Seminary (formerly Gettysburg and Philadelphia) hosts an event teaching about Lutheranism and a contemporary theme.  It is usually in person on one of the Pennsylvania campuses, and it usually includes a registration fee.  This year, the event is online, free and open to everyone.  Learn more and register yourself here:
Calendar and Links

Tuesday October 13 (and following Tuesdays), 6:30-8:30pm Bible, Art and Poetry Conversation

Sunday October 18, 9am Kids Sunday School

Sunday October 18, 10:30am Worship with baptism of baby Felix

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

Tuesday October 20, 8:30-9:30pm, Anti-Bias Parents Group
Password: Hope

Wednesday October 21, 7-8:30pm St Andrews Coffee & Theology Chat on The Book of Common Prayer

Sunday October 25, 9-10am, "Just Mercy" adult faith formation book discussion with St Andrews

Sunday October 25, 10:30m Reformation Sunday Worship

with global music

Sunday October 25, 1pm Hope Church Council Meeting

Sunday November 1, 10:30m All Saints Sunday worship, with baptism of baby Benjamin
please pray for Benjamin and his parents as they prepare

Sundays November 1 and 8, afternoon, education session on Luther's Small Catechism

Thursday November 5, 12 and 19,
8pm, Celebration of 50 years of Women's Ordination in the ELCA panel discussions

link forthcoming

Friday November 6, 7:30pm movies@hope presents Slay the Dragon

Sunday November 8, 9-10am, "Just Mercy" adult faith formation book discussion with St Andrews

Wednesday November 11, 7-8:30pm St Andrews Coffee & Theology Chat on High Church, Low Church, Broad Church... What?

Sunday November 15, 1pm virtual Congregational Meeting to discuss 2021 budget
link forthcoming

Tuesday November 17, 1pm-ish, Hope provides lunches to PG County Day Center
contact Joan A to volunteer

Saturday November 21, 2pm
Celebration of 50 years of Women's Ordination in the ELCA online event with Pastor Beth Platz
link forthcoming

Sunday November 22, 10:30m Family Friendly morning worship

invite any children and families to join you by zoom

Friday December 4, 7:30pm movies@hope presents While You Were Sleeping
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Julie Bringman, Pastor,  cell: 510-529-5606
Alex Kostadinov, Church Music and Choral Director,, cell: 254-733-4089
Beth Cooler, Administrative Assistant,, 301-927-5508
Ray Ranker, Campus Minister,, cell: 410-294-6691
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