Pastor Karen Brau Sabbatical

November 22, 2017 Updated: April 11, 2018 Dear Luther Place Congregation and Friends, This is a short note about my taking a Sabbatical with Luther Place in the late summer into Fall of 2018 — with the plan of taking a weeks vacation August 18,  followed by Sabbatical time from...

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Men’s Retreat, January 5-7, 2018

Plan to join the Luther Place Men’s Breakfast group for a weekend of faith, fellowship and food during our tenth annual retreat at the Rolling Ridge Study Retreat Center in Harpers Ferry, WV. We will share discussions, meditations, worship and films about the following spiritual theme: “The Courage and Integrity...

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Sanctuary

By: Bianca Vazquez, Director of the Steinbruck Center Hostel at Luther Place Sanctuary can mean many different things — all rooted in creating safe and livable communities. While undocumented immigrants are the primary targets, we know that African-Americans, Muslims, and others may need sanctuary as well. These congregations, which cross many...

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I’m Grateful…

This past Sunday I used a Hebrew Scripture text and a Gospel text about healing encounters with God. The story from 2 Kings 5: 1-3, 7-15 told the story of Naaman who was seeking a healing of his leprosy, and how the prophet Elisha addressed Naaman’s request. Some of you...

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Communing as One Table

This summer we had planned to offer a sermon series themed #HealthyThingsGrow. Given the tragic events in our nation and world, we are also calling for a time of congregational lament, so we add #SummerofLament, as we offer our heavy hearts to God and to each other. Please receive this faithful...

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Steinbruck Center Intern Reflections: Bailey

The University of Notre Dame’s Cross-Cultural Leadership Program provides students in the Latino Studies program with summer service learning and immersion opportunities in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Washington, DC. In DC, students intern at The Library of Congress — Hispanic Division, National Council of La Raza, and the US Conference of...

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