Category Archives: EVENTS

Community Concert

October 1st at 7:30p.m.

 A Concert of Small Music Ensembles

For the first time in 18 months, Hope Lutheran’s quarterly concert will be “Live and In Person” as well as livestreamed.  This free concert of Small Ensembles will encourage those in attendance to donate funds to help “Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services”  in their work to help resettle Afghan refugees.

Due to concerns about the Covid-19 & its variants: 

  • We request that all audience members and musicians be fully vaccinated against the Covid virus.
  • Masks are required by all, except by wind players and vocalists during their performances
  • Physical distancing is requested by those not in their immediate circle of family/friends. Musicians will be distanced from the audience.
  • The Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning system will be on and, to allow it to work efficiently, doors will remain closed during the concert.
  • We will not be having refreshments nor a social time after the concert.
  • If you are uncomfortable attending during this pandemic, look for us that weekend at https://www.facebook.com/HopeLutheranElSobrante/

For more information: (510) 222-6394 or hope.concerts@yahoo.com

For more information: (510) 222-6394 or hope.concerts@yahoo.com

Learn and Celebrate Juneteenth

We should celebrate Juneteenth, but not lose its context. We should continue to learn and understand more about our collective past as a country. A simple way to do this is by visiting the National Civil Rights Museum and similar museums. We do this work every day, emphasizing the complexities of American history and the Black
experience in America.

Our joy cannot be fully appreciated without understanding our struggle and sorrow.

– Dr. Noelle Trent, Museum Director of Interpretation, Collection & Education

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MT. CROSS

FROM MT. CROSS: The summer is kicking off and we ask first and foremost for your prayers for Adam, the staff, the campers and guests, and the ministry! Please register for camp: https://www.mtcross.org/summercamp
Please spread the word to your congregations and to other congregations about the opportunity to come to family camp this summer. The summer staff are incredible and so full of excitement for the summer. Let’s help make sure they have a full summer of camp! The beginning of the summer has been a bit rockier than expected, and so I told Adam I would reach out to you all for help. We are in desperate need of several staff: a cook, a maintenance director, and additional kitchen help. The cook who was hired quit immediately for health-related reasons and the maintenance director never came also for health-related reasons. So those roles are open. So if you know anyone, know someone who might know someone, that might be able to spread the word, PLEASE reach out and ask them to spread the word. The job descriptions are all here: https://www.mtcross.org/employment
Finally, Adam could really use volunteers this summer, but more in a basic operations role. If you or someone you know are able to answer the phone, cook in the kitchen, help clean bathrooms, help sweep/mop, etc. then that would really be helpful. The Camp director Adam could still use folks to do bigger maintenance projects but only if they can be self-directed (for example – I believe the porch on the maintenance house needs to be replaced/repaired, so if someone has the skills to do that on their own, great). But a work party that Adam has to manage is not helpful at the moment, if that makes sense. Thank you all for your gifts to this ministry and for stepping up for these calls to action!

Summer 2021:
All Family Camp, All the Time

March 2021 Virtual Concert

Hope Lutheran Church

(continuing a tradition of providing community benefit concerts despite the CoVid19 Pandemic restrictions)

 A Virtual Concert of Small Music Ensembles

Now available for viewing- Friday, March 5, 8:00 AM

through Sunday, March 7, 9:00 PM

Invite your family and friends!  This one-hour concert (YouTube and Facebook videos) is available by clicking on the link or by copying and pasting one of them into the address bar of your browser:

or on Facebook at https://fb.watch/3WqNDktek0/

 *Featuring Paul Allen, Danny Bittker, Bradley Connlain, Antonia David, Ellen DeCarlo, Lisa Dwiggins, Michele Friedman, Debbie Grisso, Lee Heuermann, Sue Leonardi, Toni Link, Virgil Rhodius, Deborah Shanks, Pat Schlesinger, & Rosanna Stephens 

For more information: (510) 222-6394 or hope.concerts@yahoo.com

*We encourage donations to the Early Childhood Mental Health Program based in Richmond, California.  (www.ecmhp.org) Your donation will make the difference of a lifetime for a struggling family and a child in need. You can choose to donate by sending a check to Hope Lutheran Church, 2830 May Road, El Sobrante, CA  94803.  Be sure to note that it is for ECMHP.

A Virtual Concert of Small Music Ensembles

Hope Lutheran Church

 (continuing a tradition of providing community benefit concerts
despite the CoVid19 Pandemic Shelter-in-Place)

 A Virtual Concert of Small Music Ensembles

featuring a variety of music by eleven Bay Area musicians*

Available for viewing

Friday, September 4, 8:00 AM
through Sunday, September 6, 9:00 PM

Invite your family and friends!  This one-hour concert, a YouTube video, is available by clicking on this link or copying and pasting it into the address bar of your browser:
https://youtu.be/lMxiE9CuFjU

(If you try to access before or after the listed times, you will see a message similar to “Video Unavailable” or “Private Video”.)

You can view this YouTube movie on a variety of devices- desktop and laptop computers, IPads, smart phones, etc.  To watch on TV, connect your device with an HTML cable or, if your device allows, “cast” it over your wireless to the TV.  If you have a YouTube account, once you access the link, it should appear in your account and you can view it on TV using a streaming device (for example, a Roku) or a smart TV.

*Featuring Bradley Connlain, Ellen DeCarlo, Lisa Dwiggins, Debbie Grisso, Barbara Hamm, Sue Leonardi, Bret Lortie, Carolyne Melson, Virgil Rhodius, Shelby Riddle, Deborah Shanks

For more information:  (510) 222-6394 or hope.concerts@yahoo.com

*We encourage donations to the Greater Richmond Interfaith Program (GRIP). Learn more at www.gripcares.org.  You will provide services to the homeless and low-moderate income community members. You can choose to donate by sending a check to Hope Lutheran Church, 2830 May Road, El Sobrante, CA  94803 or you can donate online by clicking here.  Be sure to note that it is for GRIP.

 

Wednesday Lenten Gathering

You are invited to our Wednesday Lenten Gathering at 6:15pm tonight, March 18th, via  Zoom!

You may sign in as early at 6:00, so our tech team can help you with any problems before we get started.
We will gather and check in with friends, just as we do every Wednesday in Lent. Afterward, we’ll follow the general order of Evening Prayer that everyone is used to, modified to replace singing with speaking most of the time, and to replace silence with conversation (because who wants to sit silently in front of a screen!). Simeon will be the presenting confirmand this week, and he and Simon will lead us in song. (You may sing along, or just listen.)
View or download the liturgy here.
View or download Luther’s Small Catechism here.

To log into Zoom:

From your computer:

  • Go to zoom.us.
  • At the top right hand corner, click “Join a Meeting”.
  • Next, type in Meeting ID “271-707-3677”.
  • Then, follow the instructions to install the program.
  • Enter your name, when prompted.
  • When asked for audio option, click “Join with Computer Audio.”

From your smartphone:

  • Download the app “Zoom”
    (the icon is a white camera with a blue background).
  • Open the app.
  • Click “Join Meeting”.
  • Type in the meeting ID “271-707-3677”.
  • You can now select “Join with Video” or “Join without Video”.
  • When asked for audio option, click “Call using internet Audio”.

To dial in using your phone’s keypad:

  • Dial 312.626.6799.
  • When prompted, enter the access code 271-707-3677. You will be connected.

We realize that some will lose hours or be laid off altogether as businesses and other organizations struggle to make it through the crisis. If you are among those whose livelihood is in jeopardy, know that we are holding you in prayer, and are prepared to help you with necessities. At the same time, our expenses will continue as usual, so, if you are able, please send your offering, either by mail or online, by clicking here.

Jesus said, “Let not your hearts be troubled. Have faith in God; have faith also in me.”

The God of hosts is with us! We will use every tool at our disposal to support one another and our neighbors through this crisis. God has called us for such a time as this!

In Christ’s love and care,
Pastor Pamela
The Reverend Pamela Griffith Pond, Interim Pastor

 

CORONAVIRUS EMERGENCY

Our Sunday morning worship services are In-Person, on Zoom and our Facebook page!

Worship Service – 12:15p.m.

Out of an abundance of caution, if you attend In-person, we are asking everyone to maintain social distance and to wear a mask. The service will also be live streamed on Facebook and through our regular Zoom link.

Zoom log-in instructions:

From your computer:

From your smartphone:

  • Download the app “Zoom”
    (the icon is a white camera with a blue background).
  • Open the app.
  • Click “Join Meeting”.
  • Type in the meeting ID “271-707-3677”.
  • Enter Password “2830” when asked.
  • You can now select “Join with Video” or “Join without Video”.
  • When asked for audio option, click “Call using internet Audio”.

To dial in using your phone’s keypad:

  • Dial 312,626.6799.
  • When prompted, enter the access code 271-707-3677.
  • When prompted, enter the password 2830.
  • You will be connected.
We continue to pray for those who have contracted the virus, our medical professionals treating them, the scientists working on the vaccine and treatment, and our local and national leaders in this crisis.

Community Benefit Concert

Hope Lutheran Church
continuing a tradition of providing community benefit concerts

Chamber Ensemble Concert
Featuring local musicians performing an eclectic assortment of music

Friday, March 6th
7:30 p.m.

Admission to the quarterly concerts at Hope is always free.
Each concert however, accepts donations for a specific cause
to help others. Donations in the March 2020 concert will go to the
Lutheran Social Services of Northern California to support the MiCasa program, a transitional housing program for homeless, former foster care youth.
https://www.lssnorcal.org/what_we_do/concord_redding_stockton/mi-casa-concord.html

We hope to see you there!

Want to help, but are unable to attend the concert?

Ash Wednesday-February 26

Invite friends & neighbors to join you in worship in the style of Taizé, with Holy Communion and Imposition of Ashes on Wednesday, February 26.


Again this year, Christ Lutheran Church, Hope Lutheran Church & Mira Vista United Church in Christ will join in celebrating Holy Communion on Ash Wednesday.

There will be two options to worship with us on Ash Wednesday:
Hope Lutheran in El Sobrante at Noon
Christ Lutheran Church, El Cerrito at 7:00 p.m.

Can’t make it to church?
Join us for Ashes on the Go!


You’re invited to join Pastor Pamela, Pastor Ruth, Pastor Melinda and other clergy leaders at the Del Norte BART station as we take Church to the streets!

“Ashes on the Go” is about bringing spirit, belief, and belonging out from behind church doors, and into the places where we go every day. It’s a simple event with deep meaning, drawing on centuries of tradition and worship to provide a contemporary moment of grace. As people travel through ordinary space we will invite them to claim repentance, grace and deepen their relationship with God.

We’ll meet at Del Norte BART station at 4:30 p.m.