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  • Creating the Luther Place Story

    by LP Community Member | April 19, 2017

    Faith Korbel reflects on the conversations and potential changes happening around the N Street Village Night Shelter. My first experience with Luther Place was my Lutheran Volunteer Corps orientation in 2001. I wasn’t staying in DC (my volunteer year was in Tacoma, Washington), but the 4 days we spent “being orientated” in DC made ... read more >

  • 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 >

  • A Home For Veterans

    by Pastor Karen Brau | January 12, 2017

    A powerful way to begin the year. I had the honor today of representing the Washington Interfaith Network (WIN) at a ribbon cutting for a new building named the John and Jill Ker Conway Residence. This building provides housing for homeless veterans, and is part of the vision of ending veteran homelessness in Washington, DC.... 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 >

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