Journey of the Ages - Discovering Our Shared Faith Stories

Other than your mother telling you that you had to, why do you go to church? For a COOKOUT for one thing!
This Sunday, July 14, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., there will be a cookout at church. It will be an opportunity for Millennials, Baby Boomers, and those in between... (everyone) to meet, eat, and listen to each other's church experiences. What was church like in the "old days"? What gets in the way of church attendance for you? How do you find your place in the social, service, or other aspects of the church?  What makes a church welcoming?
The church will supply the grill, meat, (and other things to grill), buns, and homemade ice cream.  The rest will be potluck. There will be a sign-up sheet if you want to express your interest in attending.  We may invite others to make sure we have a good balance of different age groups.
Come celebrate summer fellowship in a unique way!.

New Hope Bicyclists

Next ride will be this Sunday, July 14.  Meet at church at 11:30 am or at Marley Station Mall B&A Trail Access by JC Penney.  We will ride... the B&A trail south to Arnold with a stop at the Coffee Bean in Severna Park.  You may ride as far as you like, even going north to extend your ride to the airport loop and around.  All levels of riders are welcome.  If you have any questions or are interested in going, contact Pat Piet at

Dear Awesome Artists of New Hope Lutheran Church,

Do you love to sing, act, play an instrument (looking for string players)?

Opus Concert Theatre has 2019 - 21 Season Auditions.  We performed for you Amahl & the Night Visitors and upcoming is Verdi's Nabucco.  (6 performances in October, two at New Hope!)

Verdi's Nabucco - Opus Concert Theatre proudly presents Giuseppe Verdi's masterpiece, Nabucco.  Direct from the Bible - 587 BC books of Jeremiah & Daniel, Nabucco is the story of a leader - King of Babylon - Nebuchadnezzar who...  declares himself to be above the laws of God & Man. Nabucco reveals a love that crosses religious/racial boundaries, faces political lies, manipulations for power, enslavement of the Jews (minorities) and God's final judgement and justice.  Semi-Staged Concert Version, with soloists, chorus, sung in English and Italian.

Auditions are 13 July - Saturday at New Hope!
For more info about the Season and to sign-up for a slot: here

Seeking Musicians for Joyful Noise

Joyful Noise leads worship at the 8:30 service year-round. Currently, we are in need of a drummer to help us keep the beat and to add an important instrument to the band.  We could also use additional singers – sopranos, altos, tenors, bass.  If you can sing, we would love to have you join us.  Send an email to David Fanning.

Pastor Ginny's 30th Anniversary of Ordination

Come Celebrate with New Hope Lutheran and Pastor Ginny Price for her 30th anniversary of ordination! Assistant to the Bishop Pastor Amsalu Geleta will be our preacher for both services on Sunday, July 21st.

We’re Trying Something New!

In an effort to improve communication, we’re trying a weekly e-letter instead of a monthly newsletter during the summer months. It will be distributed every Thursday.

If you’d like to submit something for the e-letter, please send the information to our Parish Administrator, Noah O’Ryan (, by Tuesday at 11:59 PM. Can’t find a previous week’s e-letter in your ever-growing inbox? Go to this link to find it!

Not a fan of email? We’ll have hard copies available also.

Thank You from the Delmars!

Chip and Kim Delmar want to thank everyone for their generous donations received from the Building Puentes Thrivent Action Team lunch on June 23. The $1K raised was sent directly to help Puerto Rico rebuild efforts.  
The Delmars leave July 21-27 for Puerto Rico with Pastor Mark’s team of 60 volunteers.  
Outdoor Movie: Smallfoot

Friday, July 26th at 8 pm. There will be free popcorn and drinks!  In case of inclement weather, the movie will be shown in the Fellowship Hall.  You can find a rating and synopsis here.

Patuxent Valley Lunch Debt

Thank you to everyone who donated during our Noisy Change collections in June. We collected $700 to go towards the $9000 lunch debt owed by students at Patuxent Valley Middle School.  Through the month of July..., you can continue to help pay down the debt by “Adopting a Debt” owed by an individual student.  Envelopes are hanging on the bulletin board in the coat closet area.  Each envelope has the amount a student owes ranging from $4 to $200. Most envelopes are under $100.  These 80 envelopes are about half of the students who owe debts.  Choose an envelope, place the money or check inside and place the envelope in the offering plate.  Checks should be made payable to New Hope Lutheran with PVMS lunch debt in the memo line.

Patuxent Valley Middle School After School Snacks

In October we will begin delivering and serving snacks for students in the school’s afterschool clubs on Thursday afternoons. To help fund this part of our partnership, we are looking for Thrivent members who would like to run a Thrivent Action Team.  We are also looking for donations of juice boxes/bags, individual snacks.  As the sales start gearing up for back to school, consider donating some of these items.  All items may be left in the coat closet area.  If you are interested in helping with this part of our partnership or learning more about why PVMS, contact Kathy Piet.

Visit Tanzania in October 

The Delaware-Maryland Synod’s Tanzania Task Force is hosting a trip to visit our Companion Synod, the Mara Diocese in Tanzania, October 17 -23, 2019. Meet and... talk with our brothers and sisters in Christ.  The trip will probably take you to Bunda Hospital, the Lutheran Hospital in the diocese we have been supporting for the past 15 years, as well as other areas where we have provided wells.  You will also Safari through the Serengeti.  The cost of trip approximately $4000, including airfare.  Possible additional costs: vaccines not covered by insurance, souvenirs, alcoholic beverages at meals, gifts you may want to bring.

Save the Date for God's Work Our Hands Weekend

GWOH Service Weekend is Friday, September 6 to Sunday, September 8.  If you would like to help plan activities, contact... Kathy Piet,  We also need Thrivent members to run Thrivent Action Teams to purchase supplies for our activities.  If you are a Thrivent member and would like to run a Thrivent Action Team for this weekend, contact Kathy Piet.

Reminders for the Week

  • Worship Assistants - sign up and become a worship assistant, please follow this link.
  • Office Hours - Noah will be out of the office 7/11-7/15. If you have any pressing issues, please contact Pastor Ginny or Deacon Cindy. 
  • Vacation Bible School - Is July 15 - July 19. Contact Lois Bailey if you have any questions. 
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