October 30, 2014

 

Welcome!

Backpacks 9editedWelcome to the Hope Lutheran Church and Student Center website. We hope this site will help you learn more about us and our witness for Christ. Our church is an active community of believers, and Hope has a long tradition of outreach and service to its members and the community. New and returning University of Maryland students are invited to worship with us and to participate in the life of our congregation.

Hope welcomes all who are seeking God's love and grace; our unity is in Christ. We hope you will join us for our worship service on Sunday to experience for yourself the fellowship of Christ.

Please scroll down to see more about our upcoming activities, as well as featured information, and be sure to check the calendar for more detailed information.

Please join us at 10 am for worship

4201 Guilford Drive
College Park, MD 20740
Office: 301-927-5508 


Directions and map

Upcoming Events

Everyone is welcome to participate in the following events at Hope. Check the calendar (or click on a date on the calendar in the sidebar) for more details about events listed here, as well as other events in the community that may interest Hope members and friends.

  • We Make the Road by Walking Discussion Group 1 - Monday, October 27 at 7:15 pm. The same content is discussed at the Thursday sessions. Please read the eighth meditation.
  • We Make the Road by Walking Discussion Group 2 - Thursday, October 30 from 6-7 pm (please bring your own brown bag dinner). See above for more information.
  • Movies@Hope Presents "After Life" - Friday, November 14 at 7:30 pm. Professor Robin Bates of St. Mary’s College returns to introduce another of his thought-provoking favorites, "After Life." This acclaimed 1998 Japanese fantasy asks the simple question: what memory of life on earth would you most like to hold on to throughout eternity? Admission and refreshments are free.

Hope Welcomes Pastor Richard Hoehn as Interim

PastorHoehnphotoPastor Richard A. Hoehn began serving as Hope's interim pastor on October 1, 2014.

He has a rich background in both social ministry and theology. He worked for many years at the Bread for the World Institute, starting as a community organizer and rising to the position of director. Prior to this, Pastor Hoehn was an associate professor of Church in Society at the Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University. At the seminary, he expanded the social conscience of the school by introducing courses in Mexican-American Culture and Women in American Culture. He also supervised seminarians in their first experiences being a pastor in a church.

Pastor Hoehn is ordained in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. He holds a Ph.D. in Ethics and Society from the University of Chicago.

Pastor Hoehn served as the interim pastor at Christ the Servant Lutheran Church in Montgomery Village, MD from 2011-2012.

Learn more about Pastor Hoehn and link to his blog.

Our TransitionA key portion of our transition process is a series of conversations after worship and fellowship. These conversations are facilitated by Hope’s Transition Team and address different areas of challenge and opportunity as we navigate the pastoral transition while continuing the vision/mission work that was begun earlier this year. Members and friends are encouraged to participate. Topics will be listed above and on the calendar. Further information and resources are available on our Transition page.

We Make the Road by Walking Discussion Groups

Hope members and friends are invited to participate in discussion of We Make the Road by Walking by Brian McLaren. Discussion group members participated in a Skype conversation with McLaren on October 7. Several copies of the book are available at Hope, and it is also available at Barnes and Noble bookstores and for Nook and Kindle. Feel free to join us even if you have not read the meditations assigned to each week.

Movies@Hope

Movies at Hope is a 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! Admission is free; donations accepted. All are welcome. Mark your calendar now for our full fall schedule!

Members' Website

To access the members' website, use "Create an Account" below the calendar in the sidebar to the right. If your account has already been activated, simply log in.

Year-Round Gift Giving Through Gifts of Hope

Celebrating its 22nd year, Gifts of Hope now offers year-round gift-giving and donation opportunities on its website, www.giftsofhopemetrodc.org.

Hope is on FacebookSearch for "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.

 

 
 

 

 

WorshipSunday 10 am

Child care is available.

 

Study/Discussion Groups

We Make the Road by Walking groups meet on Monday and Thursday evenings. Check our home page for details.

 

Movies@Hope

Mark your calendar for the full fall schedule!

 

About Hope

Come to the About Us section to find out what our nurturing community of believers is all about!

 

SIC Resources

Learn about the Scientists in Congregations resources developed at Hope. 

 

What is the ELCA?

Find out about the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, its history, and current events on our About the ELCA page.

 

 

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