Welcome to Hope!
Thanks for checking out Hope Lutheran Church where ministry is about being authentic and relevant while keeping our focus on serving God’s creation.
We welcome everyone. That means–every- single-person! We’re not looking to change anyone but rather offer a safe space to take off our masks and get real with one another and God. We are here to have soul conversations about things that really matter daily and where God exists in it all.
We’re experiencing God right here and calling others to do the same.
Upcoming Service This Week
- Poinsettias are available for purchase. The Poinsettias will be used to decorate the church. Cost is $20 each. We only have 25, so put your orders in. Sign-up sheet in the lobby. Please include your name, # of plants, and the names of those being honored/in memory of.
- Advent Cookies. Dust off those cookie sheets and put your baking skills to work.
Bakers needed! Sign-up to be a part of this year’s celebration of the Advent season. Sign-up sheet in the lobby.
- Beautification Project completed.
- Refurbished front crosses
- Added topsoil around crosses/shrubs
- Re-stained crosses
- Added 2 new shrubs
- Added additional plants We are looking for gifts to cover the cost of the project.
- Gifts can be made in memory of a loved one. Total cost of the project: $625.49.
- Practicing Pilgrimage – Finding the sacred in everyday Life. Would you like to incorporate more spiritual practices or a sense of the sacred in your daily life? Come and learn about the practice of walking and travel as a spiritual, reflective activity – All are welcome!
- Saturday, December 9, 2023, 2:00 – 4:30 PM Grace Lutheran Church, 4300 16th Street, NW Washington, DC 20011
- We will be joined by pastor and spiritual director Annabelle Markey who will share about her experience of walking the Camino de Santiago and the practice of pilgrimage. We will talk about pilgrimage in different traditions, think about what places we are drawn to and why, and how our daily practices can lead us to explore the world and ourselves in prayerful and meditative ways. Pastor Annabelle will also lead us in the ancient practice of walking a labyrinth, which participants will have an opportunity to do at the end of our time together.
- The World is About to Turn: Advent Edition. The synod’s weekly podcast will return on December 2! The upcoming Advent series focuses on gifts: the gifts of patience, speech and silence, hope, family, and light. With several guests from local organizations, this series will explore themes of social justice, affordable housing, prison ministry and homelessness. It will also highlight many of the missions supported by Gifts of Hope. Find The World is About to Turn on your favorite podcast platform.
- Flower dedications. If you would like to dedicate flowers for Sunday worship, please sign-up in the lobby. Cost is $30.
- Please consider serving as lectors, ushers and assisting ministers