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 

    • 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.
    • 2024 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. Senior Call Check phone lines are open Monday through Friday from 8:00am – 5:00pm and Saturday 9:00am to 3:00pm. During these hours, seniors can call toll-free 1-866-50-CHECK (1-866-502-0560). For more information go to www.seniorcallcheck.maryland.gov


      • Church Council Meeting – June 23rd at 12noon.
        Faith Day at Nats Park, Saturday, August 31st. Come join the fun as the
        Nationals take on the Chicago Cubs. Tickets are available in a reserved
        section for only $15. To purchase ticket visit:
      • Save the Date. You are cordially invited to a Metro DC Synodical
        Women’s Organization’s “Welcome Back” Conference, Saturday,
        September 21, 2024, 8:30:am – 2:00pm.,St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 5800
        Backlick Road, Springfield, VA 22150. Theme: “Resilience and Hope.
      • Come and greet old friends … Make new friends … Worship together with
        Presiding Minister Pastor Grace Casola and Homilist Bishop Leila Ortiz …
        Enjoy lunch … Help assemble LWR Care Kits (items provided) …
        Discover what’s going on with Lutheran women … Bring a friend!
        For additional information, contact Cheryl Dwyer at dwyercl2@verizon.net.
        Flower dedications.
        If you would like to dedicate flowers for Sunday worship, please sign-up in
        the lobby. Cost is $30.

        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