April 09, 2020

Hope is Now Online in Response to COVID-19

Combined worship with St. Andrew's Episcopal Church will be online until further notice. Important note for all Holy Week services: Supplemental information about the services and how you may wish to participate at home appears here. All services will be available at the links below unless otherwise noted.

  • For Maundy Thursday (April 9), join here and download the bulletin. Online dinner, worship with optional foot-washing, and clearing the table begins at 6:30 pm
  • For Good Friday (April 10), join here and download the bulletin. Worship with scripture and poetry begins at 7:30 pm. Additional worship services for Good Friday are listed farther down on this page.
  • For the Easter Vigil (April 11), join here and download the bulletin. Worship begins at 7:30 pm.
  • For Easter Sunday (April 12), join here and download the bulletin. Worship begins at 10:30 am.

If you need dial-in numbers for worship or the online events below, see the most recent newsletter.

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

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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, every Sunday. Join here.
  • Sundays - Humble Walk Fellowship and Worship - 5:30 pm fellowship; 6 pm worship. All students are welcome to participate. Join here.
  • Monday through Saturday - Morning Prayer led by Father Tim Johnson of St. Andrews Episcopal Church - 8 am. 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. Join here (you do not need a Facebook account).
  • Wednesdays - Contemplative Prayer - 12:30-1:30 pm. Join here.
  • Wednesdays - Bible Study - 7-8 pm. Join here.
  • Fridays - Moms in Community Support Group - 11 am-1 pm (through April 10). Join here. Open to the community.

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  • Thursday, April 9 - Maundy Thursday - online dinner, worship with optional foot-washing, and clearing the table begins at 6:30 pm. See further information and links at the top of this page.
  • Friday, April 10 - Good Friday (all online).
    • Stations of the Cross and Solemn Collects - 11:15 am. Join here (you do not need a Facebook account).
    • Adoration of the Cross - 12:00 pm
    • Worship with Scripture and Poetry - 7:30 pm. See further information and links at the top of this page.
  • Saturday, April 11 - Easter Vigil - online at 7:30 pm. See further information and links at the top of this page.
  • Sunday, April 12 - Easter Sunday - online worship at 10:30 am. See further information and links at the top of this page.
  • Tuesday, April 21 - Hope Serves Lunch at the Prince George's County Day Center - 1:00 pm. Meet at Hope at 12:50 pm to carpool, or the Day Center at 1 pm.

Hope also provides space for the following ongoing activities of external organizations:

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

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

Donate to Hope

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 mail checks to Hope or give online using the "Donate" button at the top of the page.

The GivePlus mobile app is also now available for Hope. Go to the app store on your phone and download the GivePlus mobile app. Search for the church by name (Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church) or by 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. Just like the offering collection, electronic donations are used to support Hope's mission and ministry.

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 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.

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.

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.

Young Adult Group - Now Online

Hope Young Adults (HYA, prounced like a friendly "Hiya!") is planning its next virtual meet-up. More details to come. If you have questions, please contact Addie at astraus @ terpmail.umd.edu or Matt at salzano @ umd.edu.

Moms in Community Support Group - Now Online

Pregnant? New mom? Breastfeeding? Drop in with your baby on Fridays (January 24-April 10 from 11 am-1 pm) for free support and connection. Meet other parents and parents-to-be. Relax with tea, snacks, and conversation. A professional lactation consultant (IBCLC) will be present to answer any questions and offer additional support. Older siblings are welcome. Come once or come to all of the sessions. Enter through the lower parking lot.

  • Madres en Grupo Comunitario – Por razones de salud, se pasará la fecha de inicio de este grupo en lengua español. Se les comunicaremos la nueva fecha de inicio tan pronto que se decida. Muchas gracias por su interés. !Por favor manténgense saludables!
  • For public safety, the Spanish-language "Moms in Community" support group will be postponed. We will communicate a new start date as soon as it is determined. Thanks for your interest. Please stay healthy!

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

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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


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