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  • Listening to God

    by Pastor Karen Brau | March 30, 2017

    Listening to God is difficult. Among other things, it takes time, patience and an openness to hearing what may seem ordinary or surprising. We have been listening to God at Luther Place for a long time. In my time serving with you, we have taken time to listen to God as we engaged in our... read more >

  • Sanctuary

    by Steinbruck Center Hostel | February 9, 2017

    By: Bianca Vazquez, Director of the Steinbruck Center Hostel at Luther Place Sanctuary can mean many different things — all rooted in creating safe and livable communities. While undocumented immigrants are the primary targets, we know that African-Americans, Muslims, and others may need sanctuary as well. These congregations, ... read more >

  • I’m Grateful…

    by Pastor Karen Brau | October 13, 2016

    This past Sunday I used a Hebrew Scripture text and a Gospel text about healing encounters with God. The story from 2 Kings 5: 1-3, 7-15 told the story of Naaman who was seeking a healing of his leprosy, and how the prophet Elisha addressed Naaman’s request. Some of you commented on Naaman’s frustration with... read more >

  • How Pets Have Influenced My Faith

    by Pastor Karen Brau | October 5, 2016

    Written July 2016, By Pastor Karen Brau I grew up with pets–a menagerie of dogs, rabbits, snakes and ducks when I was little. And now as an adult, I have lived with dogs for the last 30 years. Early on I learned a good deal about faith active in love. I took Kringle the pug... read more >

  • Communing as One Table

    by LP Community Member | July 20, 2016

    This summer we had planned to offer a sermon series themed #HealthyThingsGrow. Given the tragic events in our nation and world, we are also calling for a time of congregational lament, so we add #SummerofLament, as we offer our heavy hearts to God and to each other. Please receive this faithful reflection from Michael Sonnenberg who ... read more >

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