“There is hope for your future,” declares the Lord.

Keep Connected – Hope Presbyterian Church Becomes Digital

Pastor Gloria is leading the church to digital connections. Visit this post weekly to view updates!

Sunday – Confirmation Class
April 11, 2021 Confirmation Class Outing to Bible Museum
We will leave right after worship service

Moving to Hybrid Worship

We have resumed in person worship. As long as it doesn’t rain we will meet outside, even if it is still cold. The service will be streamed both on YouTube and on Zoom. We will fully meet indoors when our sanctuary is expanded or when it becomes safe to meet fully in person.

STREAMING Sunday Worship Services OPTIONS: 

  1. Each Sunday at 10:25am a new pre-recorded service will be uploaded on YouTube; all you have to do is go to our YouTube channel and click on the video with the Sunday’s date. Our YouTube channel is Hope Presbyterian Church, Bowie, MD. Please remember to subscribe and like the video!
  2. ZOOM screen sharing: Each Sunday at 10:25am the hostess will begin the zoom meeting, you can greet one another, chat with each other, etc. At 10:30am the hostess will mute everyone & share her screen and you can worship God together. All you have to do is go to www.zoom.us, click on join a meeting, type in the meeting id: 841 3484 1617        Make sure you turn on your audio and video on (allow your device to access your internal audio and video features)

CELEBRATE TOGETHER Send Pastor Gloria the following:
April birthday celebration photos and videos – on your birthday week

Upcoming Meetings:  Contact Pastor Gloria

  • Monday @ 1:00 pm Prayer Shawl – Now meeting in person
  • Collington Faith Forum @ 3 PM Wednesday via Zoom – We are studying The Heart of Christianity by Marcus J Borg
  • Thursday Breakfast Bible Study: April 8 @ 9am in person
  • Friday @ 7:00 pm CWF 

Welcome our New Administrative Assistant: Sheila Basey

Other Worship Opportunities

Facebook Live Stream – Monday-Friday @ 9:00pm for 11 minutes of prayers. 

If you never took a new members class but are interested, please contact Pastor Gloria to set up a time so that you can officially join our church as a new member.

Prince of Peace Adult Christian Education Invitation:
Christian Education offers Spring online class: “The Temple and Idea of Sacred Space”.
The idea of the Temple as a “House of God” (Beth-el) enclosing God’s most sacred and concentrated form comprises a theological arc that runs through the entire Bible, from the earliest Hebrew scriptures to the eschatological visions of Revelation. The Temple is both an architectural concept and a theological idea. It is impossible to understand the full import of Jesus’ revelatory message unless we understand the Temple and Temple worship in Jewish tradition of His time.
We begin by studying Jewish Temple architecture as it evolved in Hebrew scripture, from the earliest stone pillars of the patriarchs, to the transportable tabernacle of the wandering children of Israel, culminating in the magnificent sacred building constructed by King Solomon on Mount Moriah in Jerusalem. Prior even to that, the Garden of Eden is presented as a uniquely sacred space, where God communicates directly with man. The Jewish Temple uses architectural enclosures to identify gradations of sacredness: believers approached the inmost shrine through a series of courtyards, hallways, and veils designed to wall off and separate the Holy from the Profane. The innermost part of the Temple (the Holy of Holies) was conceived as containing the concentrated presence of God, to be approached only by the chief priest on certain days of the year. The Holy of Holies was a sacred and a dangerous space. Jesus changed all that. Rather than abolishing the Temple, Jesus radically re-formed it within Himself, becoming the new Temple, with His faithful believers as parts of the structure that will only be completely realized at the end of time when God institutes “a new heaven and a new earth.” Classes will be led by CE Elder Mark Weadon, Tuesday mornings, 10:30-noon, beginning 13 April and running through 1 June. Go to Join Meeting on http://www.zoom.us using passcode 853 3502 4384.

FOOD FOR HOPE
Next Distribution will be Saturday, April 24 from 9:30am-12pm.
• Tuesday, April 20 @ 12:30pm for unloading truck
• Friday, April 23 from 10:30am for moving 50lbs bag
• Friday, April 23 from 5pm-7pm for sorting & packing.

We received $3000 grant from CAFB to be used between February-May, 2021. Praise God! We trust that as we give God provides.

HELP BY PHONE PANTRY
Large bulk food pick up is this Thursday, April 22, 2021
7:30am, please contact Charles Ekoko

Ongoing Mission Opportunities

Help By Phone is a Federally funded food pantry operated by volunteers like you.  Let your neighbors know that they can call 301-699-9009 and receive pantry items from this program.  They will be directed to one of the participating churches depending on their address. 

 Due to the pandemic, many undocumented residents of our county are unable to feed their families.  Your generous donations enabled the church to purchase food for these families.  So thank you for your generous financial contributions, donations and volunteer hours. 

Food Pantry – 

  • Tuesday: Gloria YI
  • Wednesday: Norma Chin 
  • Thursday: Joseph Adetayo 
  • Friday: Charles Ekoko

Click the phone icon to call Charles Ekoko and volunteer for the Hope Presbyterian Church Food Pantry.

 

Prince George’s House Men’s Homeless Shelter:  Miriam Sanders has been spearheading this mission on her own but we hope you can help.  Can you cook a side dish or main dish or desert to be served to 37 men?  You can decide how much you are able to cook.  We serve on the Fourth Tuesday of every month, if you are able to help cook a hot meal, please contact Miriam Sanders. 

In April, the Christian Women’s Fellowship will be cooking and delivering food.