October 22, 2018

About Our Church

 

Who We Are

IMG 4067 editedThe members and friends of Hope Lutheran Church and Student Center welcome all persons into our community of faith.

 

Hope is:

  • a small, welcoming community that treasures the biblical gift of hospitality to all people;
  • a group of dedicated Christians deeply committed to growing as disciples of Jesus;
  • a congregation that celebrates the Lord's Supper each Sunday in worship, providing strength to go out into the weekday world, refreshed and forgiven, bearing the grace of God to all;
  • a singing congregation that celebrates the gift of music as part of the rich liturgical tradition of the church;
  • a place where those from IMG 3947 editedthe University of Maryland community--students, faculty, and staff--can gather together with others from all over the greater Washington, DC area;
  • IMG 2839 editeda place where it’s perfectly okay to bring your questions and your doubts, and find them given honest and open discussion;
  • a place where life-long learning is celebrated and practiced; and
  • a place where the Good News of the love of Jesus is shared with all in both word and action.

Come and worship with us, get to know us, and become part of our community!
 

We invite you to explore the About Us section of the website to learn about Hope's pastor, mission, ministries, the history of our church, and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).

 

Our Activities and Events

In addition to our worship service and Sunday school classes, we schedule events such as adult forums after coffee hour (visit our new Learning page), multi-generational fellowship activities ranging from birding at Lake Artemesia in College Park to game nights, Lenten and Advent programs, picnics, and many other activities. We are pleased to partner with one other local ELCA congregation in providing some of these activities.

 

An annual favorite is the Shrove Tuesday pancake supper (with pancakes cooked by The Humble Walk/Lutheran Student Association). Our choir always welcomes new members to its ministry of music. Check the calendar to find out what's coming up!

 

 

Hope Lutheran Church and Student Center

4201 Guilford Drive

College Park, MD 20740

301-927-5508

office.hopecp @ gmail.com

 

WorshipSunday 10 am

  • Child care is provided.
  • Our worship space is on the upper level.
  • Children's Sunday School - takes place the third Sunday of every month at 9 am during the school year (Note: The November date will be November 11.)

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

Newsletter

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

 

Movies@Hope

Check the home page for upcoming movies and the fall 2018 movie schedule. Join us for movies that make you think! Take a look at the list of movies we have shown.

 

Christian Education

Visit our new Learning page to find out about the variety of adult education activities at Hope, as well as Children's Sunday School. Activities are always listed on the home page and in the newsletter and online calendar.

 

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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