Lenten Devotional 2.19.21

By Sarah Bagge   II Timothy 4:1-5 In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and in view of [Christ’s] appearing and [kin-dom], I solemnly urge you: proclaim the message; be persistent whether the time is favorable or unfavorable; convince,...

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Dec 16 Advent Devotional

By the Rev. Matt Zemanick Malachi 3:16-4:6; Mark 9:9-13; Psalm 125 Perhaps you have heard these times called Apocalyptic. No, not like the street preachers, saying the end is near. Well, not the way one might imagine it. Apocalypse means revelation; at the end of a play the actors are...

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Dec 15 Advent Devotional

By the Rev. Matthew Zemanick 2 Kings 2:9-22; Acts 3:17-4:4; Psalm 125 I wanted to write about miracles and the dangers of disenchantment. Then, I made the mistake of turning on the news. As I write this, I am watching two so-called experts on prison populations discuss COVID-19 in our...

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Advent Devotional 12.1.20

Joy Triggers, and other Conduits of Pandemic Reflection by Amanda Lindamood In between sheets of sad triggers make sense. Doors into feelings below feelings before feelings between memories and wishes for futures real enough and pretend enough. Grounded was a word I defined today, and it’s in that spirit that...

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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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