Fallbeil-Local Lutherans

A week ago I attended a play that made me go right home and do research in the main character —  Sophie Scholl.  As a Lutheran Pastor, I am aware of the mixed history of the Lutheran Church in Germany during the Nazi reign.  I turn to Dietrich Bonhoeffer over...

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I imagine

I am at the beginning of a summer sermon series entitled, Discipleship.  Each Sunday I will offer a short teaching on and encounter with Jesus that illuminates a feature of being a disciple or “learner.” From the story of the woman who anoints Jesus with her love in Luke 7,...

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Rainbow Hospitality

Luther Place Memorial Church Practices Rainbow Hospitality Luther Place has been featured on Believe Out Loud’s website as a Welcoming Church, check out the video below about the beauty and gifts the LGBTQ community has offered Luther Place. Luther Place’s Senior Pastor Karen Brau wrote about Rainbow Hospitality as a...

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Creating a New Sound

Creating a new sound is a gift that musicians sometimes bring into a community, and we have been given such a gift through the music of the Ambassadors of Praise.  A small group of singers that connects members of the N Street community and Luther Place. The Ambassadors of Praise...

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Resurrection in Hungary

Check out Luther Place member Matt Zemanick’s Spring Newsletter from his year in Szarvas, Hungary with the ELCA’s Young Adults in Global Mission. You don’t want to miss the ways he witness resurrection during the Easter season. Matt’s Spring Newsletter

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Transformation Awaiting Us

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, Although we are beyond the Easter season, the Easter message always has ongoing meaning for our lives. I share a reflection and prayer below from one of my spiritual guides, Sr. Joan Chittister, Order of St. Benedict. I used this reflection with my parents when my father,...

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La Frontera-A Pilgrimage in the Desert

La Frontera-A Pilgrimage in the Desert Mid-March, I had the privilege of accompanying Metro D.C. Synod Young Adults to El Paso, Texas where we were hosted by an amazingELCA congregation Iglesia Luterana Cristo Rey. The experience was humbling and deeply spiritual. Below is a poem I wrote about becoming aware...

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