Truth Telling Encounters around Race

A transcript of the sermon from Sunday, September 6.  Written and delivered by Pastor Karen Brau in solidarity with our sisters and brothers in the AME denomination, on a day of confession, repentance, prayer and commitment to end racism. Truth Telling Encounters Around Race Mark 7:24-37 Did you ever change your...

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Liturgy of Lament

On Sunday, June 21, we used this liturgy from Misuzu’s blog, edited from onechurchlitgury.com by Kathy Khang. We continue to honor and lament Charleston.  A LAMENT FOR THE TRAGEDY IN CHARLESTON (appropriate for multicultural and non-black homogeneous congregations) [Leader] We stand before you today, oh Lord Hearts broken, eyes weeping,...

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A Letter from Bishop Eaton

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...

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Queer Birds in Kingdom Branches

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...

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Look, Listen, Feel

As I walk up and down the 14th Street Corridor, I easily see gentrification through food. I notice upscale restaurants, few fast food joints, and grocery stores that largely cater to those who can afford organic. As cheaper options get pushed out of the neighborhood, it becomes more expensive to...

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When the stars begin to fall

When the stars begin to fall — Advent 1, November 30, 2014 The Spiritual, My Lord What  Morning… My Lord, what a morning, My lord, what a morning, My Lord what a morning, When the stars being to fall! First, I read  and reflect on parts of an article from...

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Testimony-Immgiration Reform

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...

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Immgration Reform

It is time for comprehensive immigration reform By Gary Maring Luther Place has a long history of assisting immigrants coming to the U.S. From 1970-1990, Luther Place joined with the Jewish community to advocate for release of Soviet Jews who wanted to emigrate. In the 1980s Luther Place provided sanctuary...

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Lent 25: Stranded in the desert

by Gary Maring Readings: Psalm 146, Isaiah 60:17-22, Matthew 9:27-34 This winter has been ‘desert times’ for many; particularly for the poor, unemployed, and homeless in America. For the homeless it has been especially brutal; the frigid weather this winter has brought countless deaths on the street. Food stamp benefits...

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