Lenten Devotion February 23

By: Olivia Whitener Readings: Psalm 105:1-15 42; Numbers 14:10b-24; 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 On my bus ride home from our Ash Wednesday service earlier in the month, with ashes on my forehead clearly marking me as a follower of Christ, I looked around and realized that I in no way felt more...

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Lenten Devotion February 20

By: Monica Fitzgerald Readings: Psalm 27; Psalm 118:26-29; Matthew 23:37-39 David spoke in Psalm 27: “One thing I ask from the LORD, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life… for in the day of trouble he will...

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Lenten Devotion February 18

By: Sarah Clymer Readings: Psalm 27; Genesis 13:1-7, 14-18; Philippians 3:2-12 “Though war rise up against me, yet I will be confident.  One thing I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life … For he...

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Lenten Devotion February 17

By: Dan Manchester Readings: Psalm 17; Job 1:1-22; Luke 21:34 In seeking forgiveness for the sins of his children, Job held himself accountable for others’ actions. The prospect of doing so may worry us: if we are willing to answer for others, won’t we have to give of ourselves to compensate...

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Litany of Unity & Hope

This litany of interfaith understanding is written by Karen Senecal, for a New York City Christian congregation after September 11. Her writing, drawing from the Prophet Muhammad, encourages peace and unity between faiths. May we remember that words matter, and may we support our Muslim brothers and sisters.  One: “What actions...

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Men’s Group Reflection

Jeff Serfass shares a reflection on how the men of Luther Place will be sharing time together in the coming year, deepening the connection between spirituality and social justice. At the early January Men’s Winter Retreat at Rolling Ridge Retreat Center, we planned much of the rest of the year....

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ELCA Webcast on Confronting Racism

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, As we continue to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ and ponder God’s unconditional love for us, may the new year bring you peace and renewed ways to listen and learn from one another. I hope you will join me for another live webcast...

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Advent Devotion December 21

By: Pastor Karen Brau Readings: Psalm 113, Genesis 25:19-28, Colossians 1:15-20 This is the Winter Solstice — an ancient celebration of the shortest day of the year. This is also the day that we honor the Homeless people who have died over the year with a city wide Memorial Service. Psalm...

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Advent Devotion December 14

By: Stephanie Dahle-Adams Readings: Isaiah 11:1-9, Numbers 16:1-19, Hebrews 13:7-17 The words of Somali-British poet, Warsan Shire have been in my mind recently. Shire, 27, is wise beyond her years — and she writes from the intersection of cultures. It’s her words about the state of the world that speak to...

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