A Loving Letter to Baltimore

  A loving Letter to Baltimore, and our friends at Amazing Grace Lutheran Church, from Pastor Karen Brau, Luther Place Church, DC. September 22, 2019. Greetings! I write to you, Dear Amazing Grace Church, from where I now have served as a pastor for over 10 years, Luther Place Church,...

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The Baptism of our Lord

by Pastor Karen Brau This was a snow Sunday, and we gathered in the Sanctuary while it snowed outside — in the midst of the beauty of the day,  we spent time remembering Jesus’ Baptism and our own Baptism. I shared some words about what Baptism can mean to us...

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Double-digging

by Pastor Karen Brau Last Sunday, I preached about how we prepare to live a faith infused with hope, and I began with a story for my father about “double-digging,’ agarden.  Here is a simple You tube video about double- digging, please note the way this type of soil preparation...

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Dumpster Day, October 6, 2018

Over the past weekend, alternative break groups from North Carolina State University and Gettysburg College spent the day volunteering with us. Often times, we connect our visiting groups with volunteer opportunities at other non-profits across the city. But this weekend, our very building was the service project. Forty young people...

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Memorial Day at Logan Circle

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...

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Holden Village

Over the next few days, we are offering the blog reflections of some of the members of our community.   Many of the pieces are ones that have been submitted over the last months, and we are happy to share the ways that God is moving among people of faith! Doug...

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In Thanksgiving for Pastor Henry R. Brau

Our father taught us to care for one another, to share our burdens (although not to excess), to draw the best out of people and ourselves, and to be generous. Growing up, I was the more emotional one — a young Sarah Berhardt (or “burning heart” as my parents would...

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Breaking Bread

On November 10, 2014, my husband, Ed Miller, and I traveled from Washington, DC. to Lewes, Delaware to visit with 2 people who made our congregation’s newly published book, Breaking Bread: Stories of Luther Place and N Street Village, possible . Ed and I were deeply blessed to have lunch with...

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