Advent 4-Making Room

Wednesday, December 4 Kathryn Perry Readings: Psalm 124, Isaiah 54:1-10, Matthew 24:23-35 Be careful, you will probably be the only bible someone reads today . . . The greatest gift I received from Luther Place was the season of Advent. This time of quiet, joyful, prayerful, expectation was not part...

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The Vision-2014 Budget

by Nick Krafft In 2014, we will have our first opportunity to have a congregation budget crafted with our Luther Place Vision specifically in mind. This year, we will make a significant investment into living this Vision. As noted in the 2014 Budget Proposal Narrative, this budget will require some...

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Advent Day 3-faith, deliverance, hope

Tuesday, December 3 Cathi Jones Readings: Psalm 124, Genesis 9:1-17, Hebrews 11:32-40 The passages for today speak about faith, deliverance and hope. Deliverance from enemies, from raging waters, from fire, from persecution. First, Psalm 124 expresses the thanks of the people of God for the Lord’s being “on our side,”...

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Testimony-Community Engagement Proposal

by Stacy Tedesco (Teacher at Thomson Elementary & Luther Place Community Member) Stacy (center) receiving the ING Unsung Heroes 2013 Award Testimony given to Church Council with regards to Family Ministry & Community Engagement Proposal-9/18/13 When I first heard this proposal for family community outreach, I honestly teared up a...

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Advent Day 2-Expectations

Monday, December 2 Pastor Karen Brau Readings: Psalm 124, Genesis 8:1-19, Romans 6:1-11 Psalm 124 If it had not been the Lord who was on our side—let Israel now say— if it had not been the Lord who was on our side, when our enemies attacked us, then they would...

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Early Posada-Calling for Immigration Reform

By Pastor Karen Brau Immigration reform is one of the areas of legislation that has to be addressed in our nation, and there are many ways that our political process is stuck. I grew up in a family that was keen on driving cars with standard transmissions.  I observed early...

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Justice Lessons

Gary Maring reflecting on what Luther Place has taught him around the importance of the Justice Ministry area and goals of the Luther Place Vision--prepared as part of the Justice Listening Team and in conversation with proposed Family and Community Engagement budget ideas. Check out the budget narrative for more...

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Proposed 2014 Budget Narrative

Introduction to the Proposed 2014 Budget The church council has dreamed and prayed, negotiated, agonized, and compromised. We benefited greatly from the proposals prepared by church council leaders and our personnel committee. After going through that process, we are very excited about presenting this proposed budget to you, the congregation....

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Habitat Partnership

About a year ago, the Steinbruck Center received a call from Habitat for Humanity of Washington, DC asking if we could potentially host a “voluntourism”  group. Voluntourism combines travel and volunteering for a charitable cause; in the case of Habitat of DC their Learn and Build Experience is for high...

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