Welcome!


If you are a newcomer to our church, we'd like to take this opportunity to invite you to one of our weekly services!

The Church of the Holy Comforter is a “high church” evangelical catholic congregation in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. We use the 1958 Service Book and Hymnal, the 1978 Lutheran Book of Worship, and the 1995 With One Voice. Holy Mass is offered every Sunday, with all people invited to the Lord’s Table who are baptized and who confess Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. 

Our congregation is a small but committed and diverse group of Christians. An extremely friendly church, Holy Comforter welcomes all to worship. Some members are from the Hillcrest area and others travel from a distance to experience Holy Comforter's liturgy which celebrates many Lutheran traditions. Members come all over the District of Columbia as well as from Bethesda, Temple Hills, Oxon Hill, Upper Marlboro, Waldorf, Fort Washington, District Heights, Hyattsville, Largo, Suitland, Laurel, Brandywine, Darnestown, Gaithersburg, Landover, Capitol Heights, Chantilly, Reston and Manassas.

Holy Comforter's Mass is every Sunday at 10 am, led by Pastor C. Bernard Ruffin.

Immediately following worship we have Coffee Hour and Bible study.