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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

Announcements

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 

  • 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
    www.seniorcallcheck.maryland.gov.
  • 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.

CHURCH ANNOUNCEMENTS 

    • 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
      Epiphany.

      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.

      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

      Office
      301.868.2678
      office@hopeclinton.org