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  • Lent 32:lonesome valley

    by Mary Kong-DeVito | April 10, 2014

    Readings: Psalm 31:9-16, 1 Samuel 16:11-13, Philippians 1:1-11 Jesus walked this lonesome valley. He had to walk it by himself. Oh, nobody else could walk it for him. As he enters the valley of the shadow of death, he embodies the hope of David facing Goliath, the faith that God delivers from all our foes,... read more >

  • Lent 31: Hope

    by Mary Kong-DeVito | April 9, 2014

    Readings: Psalm 143, Jeremiah 32:1-9, 36-41, Matthew 22:23-33 The smart investment counselors would advise against a land purchase when you are about to be taken over by a foreign power and forcibly relocated against your will. But since God laughs a resurrection laugh at whatever attacks hope and security, Jeremiah buys a field on ... read more >

  • Lent 30: New Creation

    by Mary Kong-DeVito | April 8, 2014

    Readings: Psalm 143, 2 Kings 4:18-37, Ephesians 2:1-10 Resurrection is God’s “Amen!” to the creation. Death and sin are not allowed to have the last word. Christ is both the New Head of Humanity and the Head of the New Humanity. Hear us, O God. Vindicate us in the face of all that destroys your... read more >

  • Lent 29: Signs of Resurrection

    by Mary Kong-DeVito | April 7, 2014

    by Amanda Weber Readings: Psalm 143, 1 Kings 17:17-24, Acts 20:7-12 In today’s readings, we hear about multiple instances of resurrection – a sign of the power and love of God, and a foreshadowing of Jesus’ resurrection. These passages have so many basic human qualities for a divine act of resurrection, which seems ... read more >

  • Testimony-Immgiration Reform

    by Mary Kong-DeVito |

    Sunday, April 6, 2014-The Luther Place Community honored the life and ministry of Archbishop Oscar Romero during the 10am Joint Service in celebration of our Sister Synod of El Salvador. During the service Miriam Perlacio gave a testimony about the importance of comprehensive immigration reform and how the broken immigration system ... read more >

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