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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LISTEN

by Pastor Karen Brau The last blog I wrote was in the summer when I was packing up to leave for a 3 month Sabbatical from September 1 – December 1.  My packing included the blue ceramic handmade tile with the word LISTEN, on it.   This tile was a gift...

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Luther Place Big Read

“The Cross and the Lynching Tree” by James Cone: Two powerful symbols — the cross and the lynching tree — are prevalent motifs interwoven in the lives of African Americans. In his book, theologian James Cone notes, ”The crucifixion of Jesus by the Romans in Jerusalem and the lynching of...

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Words from the Heart

August 27, 2018 Dear Luther Place Congregation, I have a small blue square ceramic plaque that usually hangs on the wall of our bedroom in the parsonage.  The blue square has one word stamped into it — Listen. I received this blue square as a gift from a Benedictine Nun...

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