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  • 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 >

  • 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 >

  • Confirmation Reflections

    by LP Community Member | May 18, 2016

    Pili Gill and Trevour Jackson-Carpenter were confirmed on Pentecost Sunday, May 15 at Luther Place. All seven confirmands helped create and lead the service. Pili and Trevour shared the following reflections with the community. Congratulations to Pili and Trevour! Pili Gill I’ve heard the word grace for the past 14 years of my life. ... read more >

  • Blessing of a Name

    by Pastor Karen Brau | May 5, 2016

    This past Sunday, standing behind the altar at Luther Place Church in DC, I was honored to be part of a precious time of naming and blessing. Standing between me and the Assisting Minster Jackson, was a beloved child of God and a disciple of Jesus who was celebrating a legal name change — from... read more >

  • Easter Wonder

    by Pastor Karen Brau | April 4, 2016

    A transcript of Senior Pastor Karen Brau’s sermon on Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016 — centered on the theme of wonder. #EasterWonder Luke 24: 1-12 Early in the morning some women show up at Jesus’ tomb they’re carrying spices eager to get to work on the dead. They are surprised — someone rolled the stone... read more >

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