Welcome 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 a thriving community of believers, and Hope has a long tradition of outreach and service to its members and the community. 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.
We especially welcome new and returning University of Maryland students to worship with us and to participate in the life of our congregation.
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. View the schedule of upcoming movies in the series.
On Friday, June 7, at 7 pm, Movies@Hope presents "The Searchers," the 1956 story of a man destroyed by racism and his obsessive desire for revenge. Considered by critics to be the greatest of all Westerns, this film is directed by John Ford and stars John Wayne in one of his finest roles. Film expert Dr. Tim Mulligan introduces this presentation.
Admission is free; donations accepted. All are welcome; films are suitable for children unless otherwise noted. Light refreshments are available.
Please check the calendar
for more events, information, and directions.
- "The Searchers" (Movies@Hope) - Friday, June 7 at 7 pm (see above)
- Potluck Picnic - Sunday, June 9 after worship
- Scientists in Congregations Mini-Forum - Saturday, June 15, 10 am-1 pm
- Intergenerational Vacation Bible School - three Wednesdays (July 10, 17, and 24) from 6:30-8:30 pm and an optional overnight retreat from Friday, July 19 through late afternoon on July 20.
Hope received a major grant from the John Templeton Foundation to implement the Scientists in Congregations program (SIC), which allows for "a sustained, creative collaboration between practitioners in the fields of science ... and theology/faith practice." As part of the grant, Hope provided a major regional symposium in April 2012 focused on the perspective that faith and science do not need to be mutually exclusive. Read more.
Our pastor, The Rev. Dr. James B. Vigen, has been an inspiration to our community and our congregation. Read more.
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