September 23, 2021

Learning

Hope provides various learning and discussion activities for members and friends to grow in their knowledge and faith. Learning activities for adults and children moved online successfully during the COVID-19 pandemic. Scroll down to find out about Children's Sunday School and current and recent adult education opportunities.

Children's Sunday School

IMG 6598_editedWe 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 for children ages 2-8. Children hear a Bible story, sing songs, play games, and do crafts.

We plan to meet outdoors when possible during the fall of 2021, pivoting to Zoom if needed. Families are welcome to stay and participate with their children. All Sunday School teachers have passed background checks.

If you would like to learn more, or if you have older children who also want to be involved, contact Pastor Julie.

For Adults

IMG 3609 editedWe often hold adult education forums after worship, as either a series or a stand-alone discussion. Check our home page or newsletter for information about adult forums, Bible study series, Scripture Mini-Retreats, and other activities.

Current and Recent Activities

  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays - Morning Prayer led by Father Tim Johnson of St. Andrew's - 8 am, online. Join here (you do not need a Facebook account).
  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays - Night Prayers (Compline) led by Father Tim - 9 pm, online. Join here (you do not need a Facebook account).
  • Learning opportunities are also available as part of our recent online worship partnership with St. Andrew's Episcopal Church. Find out more here.
  • Luther's Small Catechism: 10 Commandments in Modern Context. The Small Catechism was Martin Luther's attempt to review and interpret the Ten Commandments, The Apostles' Creed, The Lord's Prayer, baptism, and communion. In two sessions in November, we went over what Martin Luther said about the Ten Commandments. We also heard 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.
  • During the late summer/early fall of 2020, Hope members and friends read and discussed Dear Church: A Love Letter from a Black Preacher to the Whitest Denomination in the US by Lenny Duncan. Hope continues to discuss and pray about the issues raised in this book and what they mean for us.
  • Even while we were in our own spaces during the pandemic, Hope and St. Andrew's Episcopal Church held an online mini-retreat on spiritual grief and lament in October 2020. We named our grief, both specific and general, personal and collective, contemporary and timeless, and we were invited to acknowledge and seek God’s presence with us, in all things, including grief. The retreat resource packet remains available for download.

Hope Lutheran Church and Student Center

4201 Guilford Drive

College Park, MD 20740

301-927-5508

office.hopecp @ gmail.com

 

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

Children's Sunday SchoolDates appear on the home page.


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 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

Newsletter

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

 

Movies@Hope

Check the home page for the upcoming movie, and our Movies@Hope page for more information. Check out the Fall 2021 schedule! Join us for movies that make you think!

 

 

 

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