October 04, 2023


Worship Together In-Person or Online!

 Cross on baptismal fontHope's worship service is both in-person and online at 10:30 am. From September 24 through October 29, we invite you to Lively Worship: Telling God's Story for Everyone, a series especially to engage preschool and elementary-age families.

In-Person Attendees:

  • Please check the instructions for in-person worship. Masks are optional but encouraged. If you are sick or have been exposed recently to someone who is, please stay home and participate online.

Online Attendees:

  • Join worship here (meeting ID 840 5599 7546; passcode 112233). For dial-in numbers, see the most recent newsletter.
  • Open or download the bulletin here (the link is added near the end of each week).

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Hope Lutheran Church and Student Center is a community of growing disciples of Jesus Christ who love our neighbors, both near and far. We affirm that everyone is created in the image of God and is deserving of God’s love and grace. We recognize that for many people, “church” has not always felt like a welcoming place. We celebrate our human family’s diversity of sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, race, ethnicity, culture, and age. We embrace differences in relationship status, physical and mental ability, education, income, worldview, and political affiliation. We are committed to the full inclusion of all people in our community and invite you to journey with us toward a deeper faith, mutual respect, greater love and understanding, and reconciliation through Jesus Christ. We invite you to read Hope's full Welcoming Statement.

New and returning University of Maryland students are invited to worship at Hope and to participate in the life of our congregation.

Worship at Hope this Sunday at 10:30 am

4201 Guilford Drive
College Park, MD 20740
Office: 301-927-5508
Email: office.hopecp @ gmail.com

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Ongoing and Upcoming Events

BaptismEveryone is welcome to participate in the following events of the Hope community and beyond. Check the most recent newsletter for additional events and/or more information.


  • Sundays - Choir Rehearsal - 9:30 am. The choir is always looking to add new members!

  • Sundays - Humble Walk Student Dinner and Worship - 5-7 pm.

  • Tuesdays, Once a Month - Hope Delivers Lunch to the Prince George's County Day Center - 1 pm. Upcoming dates: October 17 and November 21.

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays - Community Meals from College Park UMC. Order your carry-out dinner from College Park United Methodist Church and support local people in need. Order here. Further information is available here.


  • Thursday, October 12 - Synod Traveling Prayer Night - 7:00 pm at Good Samaritan Lutheran Church in Lanham
  • Friday, October 13 - Movies@Hope Presents "Soul" - 7:30 pm. Join the fun when movies@hope returns with "Soul," Disney Pixar’s hit about Joe, a middle school band director but also a frustrated jazz musician. Follow Joe as his quest for meaning -- and “soul” -- in his life takes him into unexplored realms. Acclaimed by critics as one of the best movies of 2020, this animated gem features the voices of Tina Fey and Jamie Foxx as Joe. Join your friends and neighbors for the film, free refreshments, and discussion afterwards!
  • Saturday, October 21 - Good Neighbor Day in College Park - 8:30 am-12:00 pm. The Humble Walk sponsors one of the 39 projects (Guilford Run clean-up), and there are many other opportunities. Sign up here.
  • Saturday, October 21 - Trivia Night and Silent Auction to Support Campus Ministry - 5:30 pm at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in McLean, VA. Enjoy dinner, engage with our students, play to win prizes, and even shop for early Christmas presents with the silent auction. Free child care will be provided. Register yourself or your team here.

Hope provides space for the following ongoing activities:

  • Saturdays - Living Water Seventh Day Adventist Congregation

Donate to Hope

Your generosity helps Hope continue to be the Body of Christ in and for the world. As we continue to seek ways to be faithful and look for opportunities to serve our neighbors, we encourage you to be faithful in your giving. You may donate to support Hope's ministries in the following ways:

  • The offering basket is passed during the worship service.
  • Give online using the "Donate" button at the top of this page.
  • Text your donation to 844-904-1808 and enter the amount you want to give in the message space. You will need to register the first time, even if you are alredy registered with Vanco.
  • Use the GivePlus mobile app. Search in the app store for Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church or zip code (20740). If you have an online account with Vanco, sign in with your email address. If you don't have an account, you can create one. You can make a one-time donation or set up a recurring donation.

Parking at Hope

Parking remains free for all worship services and for church volunteers during the week. Hope has, however, joined a professionally managed parking program called ParkPoolr. People who are not part of the Hope community will scan a QR code on signs in the upper parking lot to pay for hourly or daily parking. Read more here about football parking.

It's OK to Not Be OK

These are still unusual times, and some people are still anxious and isolated. Of course God is with us. And things may be really hard. You don't have to go through this alone. Call any of these free numbers for support from trained individuals, or simply for someone to talk to.

Reconciling in Christ

RIC Logo 2020 Hope members voted unanimously on November 19, 2017 that Hope become a Reconciling in Christ congregation and to adopt our Welcoming Statement. We publicly affirm that all people are welcome here, and welcome to be fully themselves. Hope has compiled a list of resources for LGBTQ individuals and others in the congregation and community.

Anti-Racist Resources

New artworkWe are called as Christians to do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God. In living this out, we are called to amplify the voices of our black and brown siblings. In addition to organizing a book study group and an anti-racist parenting group last year, Hope created a list of educational and support resources. This list includes books, podcasts, black-owned businesses in College Park, petitions, people to follow, and more to help you support and advocate for your neighbors.

Pastor Julie BringmanMeet Our Pastor

Learn about Pastor Julie Bringman, her previous experiences, and her ministry at Hope.

Hope's Little Free Library

Check out the Little Free Library! Take a book - leave a book.

Hope is on Facebook

Find "Hope Lutheran Church and Student Center" on Facebook and then click to "like" us.

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Hope Lutheran Church and Student Center

4201 Guilford Drive

College Park, MD 20740


office.hopecp @ gmail.com


Worship (In-Person and Online)Sunday 10:30 am. Our worship space is on the upper level. Child care is available.

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About Hope

Visit the About Us section to find out more about Hope. Hope is a Reconciling in Christ congregation. Read our full Welcoming Statement.

Our Core Values

We are ...

  • Welcoming
  • Growing Disciples who Lead
  • Loving Our Neighbors, Near and Far


Our weekly newsletter includes all of the information you need about current activities and opportunities to be involved.






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