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


A grief support group for people grieving the death of a loved one is starting on Wednesday, October 4.
Grief is natural, but we often struggle with questions such as “Why do I always feel sad? People tell me I should be done grieving, but I still am. Am I normal? I’m so angry! Why is God doing this to me?” These are natural questions and the feelings that go along with them.
GriefShare is a 13-week faith-based seminar and support group for people grieving the death of someone close to them. It’s a place to be around people who understand your feelings. You will learn valuable information about recovering from your grief and renewing your hope for the future.
You are welcome to begin attending the group at any point. Each session is “self-contained,” so you can join anytime.
There is no cost to join.
At GriefShare, you’ll watch a weekly video with counsel, insights from respected grief experts, and relatable personal stories—followed by a time of sharing and support. You don’t have to share if you don’t want to.
Session topics include what’s normal in grief, how to handle difficult emotions, and what to do with regrets, questions, and worries.
There are two group opportunities: Afternoons, 2:00-3:30, and evenings, 7:00-8:30. Please join us at Hope Lutheran Church at 6201 Coventry Way in Clinton, one block west of Branch Ave.
For more information, contact Pastor Eric at 301-868-2678 (office), 631-704-8063 (cell), email pastoreric@hopeclinton.org or visit griefshare.org/groups/175512/registrations/new.

-Community Announcements- 

  • Please see flyers posted in the lobby for additional information Shakespeare In The Park: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Fort Washington Park, Saturday, June 29th, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm. 13551 Fort Washington Rd., Fort Washington, MD 20744. For additional dates/locations visit www.pgparks.com/event_list.
  • Free Summer Movie Nights – Fridays’ in the Park – 7:00-9:00pm
  • Sing 2 – Accokeek Neighborhood Park – June 28th
  • The Parent Trap – Watkins Regional Park – June 28th
  • Color Purple -Tucker Road Athletic Park – July 12th
  • Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes – Watkins
    Regional Park, July 12th
  • Kung Fu Panda 4 – Cosca Regional Park – August 16th

  • Oxon Hill Food Pantry – The Food Bank is currently in need of the following items:
    – Mac & Cheese
    – Canned Green Beans
    – Canned Baked Beans
    – Canned Meat: Tuna, Chicken, etc.
    – Peanut Butter & Jelly
    – Canned Pasta: Ravioli, Beef-a-Roni, Spaghetti, etc.
  • Thank you in advance for your donations!
    Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) and Electronic Recycling
    associated with Brown Station Road Sanitary Landfield is temporarily closed to the public. Several dates and sites have been identified for disposal of items. See flyer for a list of locations and dates.
  • Homeowners’ and Renters’ Tax Credit Applications Now Available Online. The Maryland Department of Assessments and Taxation applications for the 2024 Homeowners’ and Renters’ Tax Credit programs,
    are available online. The deadline to file for both tax credits is October 1, 2024. For more information go to website
    https://dat.maryland.gov/Pages/Tax-Credit-Programs.aspx or call 1-888- 246-5941.

  • Maryland Senior Call Check program. Free program designed to help keep older adults safe while aging in their homes. All Maryland residents, 65 and older, are invited to sign up for a daily call at a time convenient to
    their lifestyle. For more information go to


      • Personal Care for the Undomiciled in Clinton. We will be starting an
        outreach ministry to provide services for the homeless in the Clinton area.
        Our first initiative will be the collection of items for personal care kits.
        Essential Hygiene item needed are listed below. Your donations matter.
        Thank you in advance for your generosity.
        -Feminine Hygiene Products
        -Hand Sanitizer
        -Hand Towels
        -Allergy Pills
        -Cough and Cold Medicine
      • Sunday Sundaes! On July 21stwe will celebrate Summertime with “Ice
        Cream Sundae Sunday”. If you would like to bring a favorite topping to
        share, please let Jeannie or Debbie know. Thank you!
        Lutheran Summer Music (LSM) Free Concerts. Over 30 free and opento-the-public/livestreamed concerts and recitals. The LSM 2024 Festival
        Week (July 21-28), will feature the LSM Festival Band, Choir, and
        Orchestra. Times and dates posted in the lobby. For more information,
        visit: (https://www.lsmacademy.org/2024).
      • Traveling Prayer Night. Come and open yourself to the Holy Spirit
        through prayer, music, and mediation. Thursday, August 8th, Nativity
        Lutheran Church, 1300 Collingwood Rd, Alexandria, VA 22308. All are
        welcome! Traveling prayer night includes a potluck dinner at 6:30pm,
        followed by the prayer service at 7:00pm.
      • Faith Day at Nationals Park. Let’s close out the summer with a day of fun
        and fellowship on Saturday, August 31st, as we cheer on the Nationals (or
        Chicago Cubs) together. The game starts at 4:05pm, and tickets are only
        $15 per person! All seats will be reserved for the same section so your
        group can sit together. To purchase tickets go to: (https://fevoenterprise.com/event/Metrodc).
      • Registration is now open! Metro DC Synodical Women’s Organization’s
        “Welcome Back” Conference., Saturday, September 21st, 8:30am –
        2:00pm, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 5800 Backlick Road, Springfield, VA
        22150. Theme: “Resilience and Hope. Let’s worship together with Pastor
        Grace Casola and Homilist Bishop Leila Ortiz…… Enjoy lunch … Bring a
        friend! Registration forms are available in the lobby. This is a free event.
        For on-line registration go to: (https://dwyercl2.wixsite.com/welcametrodcsynod/events).

        We are having the following events weekly:

        • Worship with Hope Lutheran at 10:30am

        • Fellowship breakfast every Friday at IHop on 8905 Woodyard Rd. Clinton, MD. Call Dan Williams for more information.                301-868-4857

        Please see Our Calendar for more details

        6201 Coventry Way
        Clinton, MD 20735

        Sunday Worship @ 10:30 AM

        Fellowship Hour @ 11:30 AM