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
- Melwood Community Resource Day – March 9th, 10:00am2:00pm, Tree of Life Ministries, 9109 Piscataway Road,
Clinton, MD. Services provided will include: Health Screening,
Nutrition Education, Financial Literacy, Employment Services.
- Maryland Senior Call Check program is a daily check-in call
to support your well-being, at a time scheduled at your
convenience. Every day a telephone call will be placed to a
participant at a regularly scheduled time. Senior Call Check
phone lines are open Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to
5:00 pm and Saturday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. During these
hours, seniors can call toll-free 1-866-50-CHECK (1-866-502-
0560). For more information go to
- Food Pantry Distributions:
o Faith United Methodist Church, 15769 Livingston, Rd.,
Accokeek, MD 20607
Fridays: 10:30am – 12:00pm
- St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Hall, 13500 Baden –
Westwood Rd., Brandywine, MD 20613
Fridays: 9:30am – 11:00am
- Gwynn Park High School, 13800 Brandywine Rd.,
Brandywine, MD 20613
3rd Tuesday of the Month: 3:30pm – 5:30pm
- Oxon Hill Food Pantry is in urgent need of volunteers to
assist and serve in a variety of areas. If you have a few hours
per month to volunteer your time and services and would like
more information, visit http://icacoxonhillfoodpantry.org or
contact Therese Campbell on 301-653-7976.
- It’s not too late to join the GriefShare support group. Meetings
are held every Wednesday, from 1:00 3:00pm. During the program, you’ll discover what to expect in the days ahead and what’s “normal” in grief. Speak with Pastor Eric or Vera
Vaughns if you have any questions.
- Lenten Service – Join us as we celebrate the season of Lent.
Midweek services will be held on Wednesdays at 7:00pm.
- Holy Week – Services will be held at 7:00pm.
- Maundy Thursday Service, March 28th
- Good Friday – Service of Shadows, March 29th
- Easter Vigil, Saturday, March 30th
MONTHLY RACIAL EQUITY & JUSTICE PRAYER PETITION
As part of our Gospel call to love all of God’s people, the Racial Equity team is offering monthly prayer petitions to include in worship or your daily prayers of intercession.
Holy One, thank you for the gift of your love made real in the child
Jesus, and help us root our gratitude in the ongoing gifts of the
We acknowledge situations when we have not loved as Jesus has
loved. We confess our participation in structures of injustice that
bring harm to your beloveds. We ponder the words of the prophet
Amos, who calls humanity to reflect on its ways of dehumanization and domination. And, Holy One, Amos reminds us of your amazing grace as you say even in the midst of struggle
—Let Justice roll down like running waters and righteousness
like an overflowing stream.