September 13, 2017
On Sunday, September 24, Luther Place will host the DC-based LVC volunteers for commissioning of their volunteer year of service during the 10:30 am service. Please join us in recognizing these individuals for their service.
A brunch will be hosted at Baan Thai on 14th Street following the 10:30 am service. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend both events. Please RSVP to Dick Rortvedt if you plan to attend the lunch.
We are also seeking contributions to defray the cost of the lunch. If you are able to make such a gift please contribute online, through text giving or through the Sunday collections designating your gift for “Hospitality”.
GIVE VIA TEXT
- Send a text message with the dollar amount (e.g. “$10”) to +12028166673.
- If this is your first time giving this way, you will have to fill out a short form with your billing info.
- After the initial setup, giving is as easy as sending a text message.
September 8, 2017
Dear Luther Place Family,
The devastation caused by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Katia and Jose is unfathomable, along with the immeasurable emotional and financial toll to impacted individuals, families and friends. Thrivent Financial is offering individuals —members and non-members — the ability to increase the impact of their individual financial donations. From now until December 31, 2017, Thrivent will match contributions made to the organizations listed below, up to $3 million dollars or until December 31, 2017, whichever comes first. You must utilize the provided links, which direct you to the InFaith Community Foundation. It is through InFaith that transactions for the respective charities will be processed, and through which Thrivent will match contributions. In addition, Thrivent will cover all processing fees from now through December 31, 2017 (or up to $1 million in processing fees, whichever comes first). This is a tremendous opportunity to maximum the financial aid for the recovery process.
The organizations listed below have been selected to receive matching dollars. To donate, simply click the name of the organization to which you wish to personally donate:
- American Red Cross of Central Texas
- Convoy of Hope
- Habitat for Humanity
- Lutheran Disaster Response (ELCA)
- LCMS Disaster Response
- Orphan Grain Train
- Samaritans Purse
- WELS Christian Aid and Relief
For more information, visit Thrivent’s Disaster Response page or call the Member Connection Center at (800) 847-4836 and say “Fraternal” when prompted. Any Customer Care Professional can assist you Monday through Friday, from 7 am to 6 pm Central Time.
Lord, we ask that you place your protective and healing hands on those experiencing these devastating storms. May they be shown love and support through difficult times. Amen!
September 6, 2017
THIS SUNDAY is Gathering Sunday
Kick-off to Sunday School, Confirmation, NEW High School class and Adult Spiritual Formation at 9:15am. **Don’t forget your BACKPACKS/WORK BAGS for worship!***
Sunday School, Confirmation, and the NEW High School class and families will GATHER in the Chapel from 9:15-9:30 am to enjoy a musical kick-off with our NEW Sunday school musician, Ms. Ella Cleveland. At 9:30 am we will split off to a variety of classes with our teachers till 10:15 am.
Adult Spiritual Formation will gather in the Library.
During the 10:30am service announcements period we will gather to celebrate and bless our BACKPACKS and teachers.
This letter will be sent to Sunday School Families and Friends.
September 5, 2017
The Minneapolis-based National Lutheran Choir will perform in concert in DC to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The concert will take place at the Basilica of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on Sunday October 22 at 7:00 pm.
The event not only commemorates the Reformation, but also celebrates 50 years of Roman Catholic-Lutheran ecumenical dialogue which was highlighted last October in Lund, Sweden when Pope Francis attended a Lutheran-Catholic prayer service. A specially-commissioned ecumenical “Holy Spirit Mass” will be premiered at this historic interfaith concert which will be live-streamed nationally.
The steering committee is working to fill all 2,000 seats of the Basilica where a free will offering will benefit the Lutheran Volunteer Corps and the Jesuit Volunteer Corps.
August 30, 2017
Ann Hill is looking for partners to share in prayer for Pastor Karen prior to Sunday morning services. Prayer partners will meet Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. at the back of the sanctuary to pray together. If you are interested in this powerful fellowship and ministry opportunity, please contact Ann via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.