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  • A Letter from Bishop Eaton

    by Aria Christenson | June 24, 2015

    On the evening of June 17, 2015, a mass shooting took place at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, United States. White suspect Dylann Roof entered Emanuel A.M.E’s evening bible study, sat with parishioners for an hour, and then fatally shot nine attendees. He admitted that this ... read more >

  • Queer Birds in Kingdom Branches

    by Aria Christenson | June 16, 2015

    Queer Birds in Kingdom Branches A transcript of the sermon from Sunday, June 14, 2015: our annual Pride Weekend service. This sermon was written and delivered by Luther Place member Jay Forth. The recorded sermon can be found here. “So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see,... read more >

  • Memorial Day at Logan Circle

    by Aria Christenson | May 28, 2015

    Here is an Invocation Pastor Karen Brau offered on Memorial Day 2015 at Logan Circle, just up the street from Luther Place Church.  General Logan was a Civil War hero and the originator of Decoration Day, which has transformed into our Memorial Day Celebrations.  This annual local event was organized by the Logan Circle Community ... read more >

  • Pentecost Prayers

    by Aria Christenson | May 27, 2015

    Written by community member Kathryn Perry, these Prayers of Intercession for Pentecost Sunday take the form of a prose poem.  Prayers of Intercession A:    What comes next? The teacher is gone. The empty tomb echoes the hurt in our hearts. Where is the Spirit promised to us? What should we do? C:  The Spirit of reassurance... read more >

  • Ascension

    by Aria Christenson | May 14, 2015

    Today, May 14, we celebrate the Ascension of Jesus.  Here is a poem from the book entitled, If Darwin Prayed: Prayers for Evolutionary Mystics by Bruce Sanguin. The View from Thirty Thousand Feet Mark 16:19-20, Luke 24:50-53 This path of ascension, prefigured in Christ, lifts us up and opens us out into the vistas of... read more >

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