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June 2020

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Hope Lutheran Church
and Student Center

7pm - College Park InterFaith Vigil by Zoom 

12:30-1:30pm - Contemplative Prayer Group

7pm - Bible Study

8:30pm-noon - Pandemic Journal Community Group

11am-noon - Moms in Community Group
5-6pm - Hope joins DC Prayer Vigil

10am - get settled online

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

2-3pm - Dear Church book group

7pm - Congregation Council Meeting

all online, see links at
Dear People of Hope,

Tonight we are invited to join with others in College Park, remotely, to pray for racial justice.  People are praying right now, and have been praying since 10am this morning.  Voices of many faiths are crying out for justice.  Let us join with our local community by Zoom this evening: 

In the coming days, Hope continues to have ways to engage in community and faith with each other.  Join Wednesday evening's Bible Study as we study Colossians this week.  Join Thursday evening's community group to share how we are living our lives in these Pandemic Times.  Share the invitation to Friday's Moms in Community Group with any moms of young children in your life.  Join me, Silas and Katesh in person for a Friday evening vigil along 16th St NW in Washington DC.  And maybe even come to Sunday afternoon's "Dear Church" book group.

And of course, join us for Sunday worship.  This week we'll have "Kitchen Table Worship" again; you are invited to bring some food or drink to wherever you sign-on for worship.  There will be a point in the service where we remember that Jesus joins us at our tables, wherever we may be. 

Sometimes, summer is a time when the church gets quieter.  That doesn't seem to be the case this summer.  Join any of these groups or conversations that seem interesting to you.  I pray they help us grow in faith.

Peace of Christ,

     Pastor Julie
Watch our Sunday worship services here:
For additional calendar notes or Zoom links, visit our website:
Pandemic Journal Community Group

Part Bible Study, Coffee Hour, Reflective Conversation, and Social Distancing Support Group. In this group, our purpose it to explore a big question together, in its various nuances: “What are you learning about yourself, others, and God during this time of pandemic, quarantine, racial violence, and suffering?” Join us for prayer, self-reflection, and time for sharing and discovering insights during this time. There will be 4 sessions total, on Thursdays 8:30-9:30pm, every two weeks from June to August.

Session Dates: June 25, July 9, July 23, and August 6.

Join Zoom Meeting:

Contact Jason or Hannah to ask questions:,
Dear Hope, it’s time to have a talk.

Clementa C. Pinckney, Cynthia Marie Graham Hurd, Susie Jackson, Ethel Lee Lance, Depayne Middleton-Doctor, Tywanza Sanders, Daniel L. Simmons, Sharonda Colemnan-Singleton, Myra Thompson. The Charleston nine were murdered five years ago this month during a Bible Study. They were killed by a Lutheran: Dylann Roof. Today, the United States erupts in confrontations over racism and police brutality prompted by the violent murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis. We must examine the role of the church in perpetrating injustice and how we can work to dismantle white supremacy starting at Hope. Matthew Salzano and Aaron Zeiler are going to host a weekly book study of Rev. Lenny Duncan’s Dear Church: A Love Letter from a Black Preacher to the Whitest Denomination in the U.S. White people and people of color are invited to join. Hope will provide copies of the book. Email Matthew to express interest.

A group of 14 readers began this Sunday, June 21, 2-3pm.  There's still time to join for the coming weeks! 
Calendar and Links

Tuesday June 23, 7pm College Park InterFaith Prayer Vigil

Wednesday, June 24 (and following Wednesdays) 12:30-1:30pm Contemplative Prayer (meeting ID 608-303-9144)
password: Christos

Wednesday June 24 (and following Wednesdays), 7pm Bible Study

Thursday June 25, 8:30pm Pandemic Journal Community Group

Friday June 26, 11am-noon Moms Group (every other week throughout the summer)

Friday June 26, 5-6pm Prayer Vigil along 16th St NW in DC
Join Pastor Julie and family near at the cross-streets of 16th St NW and Colorado Ave

Sunday June 28, 10am sign on for worship, 10:30am worship
Kitchen Table Worship

Sunday June 28, 2-3pm - Dear Church Book Group

Sunday June 28, 7-8:30pm Hope Congregation Council Meeting
link shared with council members

Thursday July 9, 8:30pm Pandemic Journal Community Group

Tuesday July 21, 1pm
Hope provides lunches for PG Plaza Day Center.  Contact Joan A to volunteer to help.

Tuesday July 21, 8:30-9:30pm, Anti-Bias Parents Group
Password: Hope
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All rights reserved.      Phone: 301-927-5508
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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