June 05, 2020

Worship With Us Online!

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Join online Sunday worship here (password: 214341) and download the bulletin (the link will be added toward the end of each week, and the bulletin will also be shared to your screen during worship). Sign in at 10 am to troubleshoot any technical issues; combined worship with St. Andrew's Episcopal Church begins at 10:30 am. If you need dial-in numbers for worship or the online events below, see the most recent newsletter. Video recordings of our combined worship services from previous weeks are available here. (The photo to the right is from Easter 2015.)

Please note that information on this webpage and in the most recent newsletter is up to date and supersedes information that appears on other pages of the website.

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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, 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 our full Welcoming Statement.

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

Please join us at 10:30 am for worship online

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

Directions and map

Ongoing and Upcoming Events

BaptismEveryone is welcome to participate in the following online events of the Hope community. Ongoing events appear above the list of individual events.

  • Sundays - Children's Sunday School - 9 am, online, every Sunday. Join here. Through June 14.
  • Monday through Saturday - Morning Prayer led by Father Tim Johnson of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church - 8 am, online. Join here (you do not need a Facebook account).
  • Monday through Sunday - Night Prayers (Compline) led by Father Tim Johnson of St. Andrews Episcopal Church - 9 pm, online. Join here (you do not need a Facebook account).
  • Wednesdays - Contemplative Prayer - 12:30-1:30 pm, online. Join here (password: Christos).
  • Wednesdays - Bible Study - 7-8 pm, online. Join here.
  • Fridays, Twice a Month - Moms in Community - 11:00 am-12:00 pm, online. Join here. Upcoming dates are June 12 and 26, July 10 and 24, and August 7 and 21.

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  • Friday, June 5 - Movies@Hope Presents "Crimes and Misdemeanors" - 7:30 pm, online. Join here. This Academy Award-nominated film from 1989 features a unique blend of comedy and crime story, posing in a compelling way age-old questions about guilt, remorse, and punishment. Will evil deeds be punished and if so, how? Alan Alda, Woody Allen, Anjelica Huston, Martin Landau and Sam Waterston head up an all-star cast. Even though we can't gather in person, we think it's more important than ever to watch great films with the opportunity to discuss afterwards what we've seen. So please put on some popcorn and join us! 
  • Monday, June 8 - Franklin's Fundraiser to Benefit CUCE - all day. Our fundraiser at Franklin's in Hyattsville benefits the day center run by Congregations United for Compassion and Empowerment (CUCE). Franklin's has provided us guidance about ordering and picking up in view of the pandemic. The general store is open, and you can order carry-out for lunch or dinner or order a gift certificate. Franklin's will donate 20 percent of your before-tax total -- but you must say you are participating in the fundraiser when you place your order. Since June 2017, we have raised $2,498 for the day center through fundraisers at Franklin's!
  • Tuesday, June 16 - Hope Serves Lunch at the Prince George's County Day Center - 1:00 pm. Details TBA.

Prior to the pandemic, Hope provided space for the following ongoing activities of external organizations. Activities have moved online.

  • Mondays - Online AA Meeting - 7-8 pm. This is an open meeting and anyone is welcome. 
  • Fridays - Online AA Meeting - 8-9 pm. This is an open meeting and anyone is welcome.
  • Saturdays - Online Living Water Seventh Day Adventist Congregation - 9:30 am-3 pm

Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in Hope needing to pause choir rehearsal and postpone the Spanish-language Moms in Community Group.

Donate to Hope (Mobile App and Texting Now Available)

Your generosity helps us 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:

  • Give online using the "Donate" button at the top of this page.
  • Mail checks to Hope at the address at the top of the sidebar.
  • 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 registered with Vanco for online giving or the mobile app. Watch the video for more information.
  • Use the GivePlus mobile app. Find and download the app in the app store on your phone. Search for Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church or zip code (20740). If you already have an online account with Vanco, sign in using your email address. If you don't already have an account, you can create one. You can make a one-time donation or set up a recurring donation with either method.

It's OK to Not Be OK

These are unusual times. People are anxious and isolated. Our lives have changed quickly; we don’t have access to many of our usual coping and support strategies. 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_web-01Hope members voted unanimously on November 19, 2017 that Hope become a Reconciling in Christ congregation and to adopt our new Welcoming Statement. We engaged in a lengthy self-study process as we considered the opportunity to become a Reconciling in Christ congregation. We publicly affirm that all people are welcome here, and welcome to be fully themselves.

Moms in Community Support Group - Now Online

Pregnant? New mom? Breastfeeding? Join us on Zoom (the link appears above) on Fridays from 11 am-12 pm for free support and connection. Meet other parents and parents-to-be. A professional lactation consultant (IBCLC) will be present to answer any questions and offer additional support. Connect for one or connect for all of the sessions.

Movies@Hope - Now Online

Movies@Hope is a free film series dedicated to enriching our community by presenting documentary and feature films that explore the environmental, social, moral, and spiritual issues that define our time. Join us for films that make you think! Check out the revised winter-spring 2020 movie schedule. Take a look at the list of movies we have shown and discussed. Admission and refreshments are free; donations are accepted. All are welcome.

Children's Sunday School - Now Online

We want kids to know that God loves them. So we support kids and families growing in faith together. During the school year, we have Sunday School online every Sunday at 9 am for children ages 2-10. Children hear a Bible story, sing songs, play games, and do crafts.

The theme this year is We're Friends With Jesus. We will be exploring stories from Jesus' life written in the New Testament, and how they can relate to our own lives today. Some of the topics include: we help each other, we party together, we eat together, and we adventure together. If you would like to learn more, or if you have older children who also want to be involved, contact Pastor Julie.

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

Members' Website

If your account has already been activated, simply log in at the appropriate space in the sidebar to the right. Unfortunately, we have had to remove the "Create an account" link because of spamming. If you need access to the content on the members' website, please call, email, or use the Contact Us page to get in touch.

Hope's Little Free Library

Check out our 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's 2008-2009 renovation project was funded with a loan from the ELCA Mission Investment Fund.



Hope Lutheran Church and Student Center

4201 Guilford Drive

College Park, MD 20740


office.hopecp @ gmail.com


Online WorshipSunday 10:30 am

About Hope

Visit the About Us section to find out what our nurturing community of believers is all about and why we hope you will come worship with us! Hope is a Reconciling in Christ congregation. Read our full Welcoming Statement.

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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 our activities and opportunities to serve.


Movies@Hope (Now Online)

Check out the revised winter-spring 2020 movie schedule. Join us for movies that make you think!


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