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  • We Garden Under Blue Lights

    by Pastor Karen Brau | May 19, 2016

    Pastor Karen shares a reflection on the writing process for her poetry book entitled “We Garden Under Blue Lights.” I’ve served as a pastor in DC for over 7 years now, yet much of my formation in understanding God’s love, healing power and justice is rooted in my 18 year experience in pastoring in East... 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 >

  • New N Street Village Shelter

    by LP Community Member | April 19, 2016

    By: Gary Maring N Street Village selected to operate the first of eight new homeless shelters in DC N Street Village (NSV) is dramatically expanding its service to homeless women this year. Just last month, NSV was selected to manage short-term emergency housing operations for women in downtown DC at the Patricia Handy Place ... read more >

  • Steinbruck Center “Reaches In” to the Congregation

    by LP Community Member | April 14, 2016

    By: Dick Rortvedt Since Luther Place founded the Steinbruck Center in 2001, (initially N Street Village was a partner, but subsequently it has been a ministry of Luther Place Church) it has been largely known for its outreach, primarily to college and high school groups from around the country. These groups stay in our 28-bed... read more >

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