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 

  • PG County Zero Waste Document Shredding Event – May 18th, from 8:00am-1:00pm, Dr. Henry A. Wise Jr. high School, 12650 Brooke Lane, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772. Up to 5 bags. Vehicle must be in line by 1:00pm to receive service.
    • It’s that time of the year! Primary elections in Maryland are right around the corner. Early voting begins May 2nd-9th, from 7:00am-8:00pm, and the primary is Tuesday, May 14th, also from 7:00am-8:00pm. To learn more or to register to vote, visit www.vote411.org.
    • 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- 19 CHECK (1-866-502-0560). For more information go to www.seniorcallcheck.maryland.gov.


    • The Six Wows Every Church Guest Should Experience. Saturday, May
      18th, 9:00am – 1:00pm, Peace Lutheran Church, 401 Smallwood Dr, St.
      Charles, MD 20602. Congregational teams (rostered ministers and church
      leaders) will learn six things that new people should experience the first time
      they interact with your worshipping community. Registration is required. For
      more information and to register visit https://metrodcelca.org/event/6wows/.
    • Dinner & Trivia Night Fundraiser to support a refugee family of 4 resettling
      in Southern Maryland this summer. Saturday, June 4th, Peace Lutheran
      Church, 401 Smallwood Dr, St Charles, MD 20602,.Cost is $25.00 regular –
      $15.00 children under 12. Advanced registration required. Tickets must be
      purchased by Tuesday, June 4, 2024. For more information and to register
      go to: https://www.myplc.org/events-1/dinner-trivia-night-fundraiser.
    • Save the Date. 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: https://fevoenterprise.com/event/Metrodc.
    • Save the Date. You are cordially invited to a Metro DC Synodical Women’s
      Organization (SWO), Saturday, September 21st [exact time TBD soon].
      THEME: “Resilience and Hope WHERE: St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 5800
      Backlick Road Springfield, VA 22039. 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.
      Please consider serving as lectors, ushers and assisting ministers.

      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