Altars in the Streets

Pastor Karen shares the experience of presenting her book of poetry along with artist Emily C-D in Clifton Park, Baltimore. On Friday evening May 20, we drove into Clifton Park in Baltimore and parked by the Clifton Mansion. This house was constructed by Henry Thompson between 1790 and 1801, and...

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Wednesday Night at Red Emma’s

Pastor Karen offers a reflection on the experience of presenting her poetry book along with artist Emily C-D at Red Emma’s in Baltimore. She continues to ask the question “Where is God in this?” in her encounters. A Christian clergy and an artist walk into a radical bookstore in Baltimore…...

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We Garden Under Blue Lights

Pastor Karen shares a reflection on the writing process for her poetry book entitled “We Garden Under Blue Lights.” I’ve served as a pastor in DC for over 7 years now, yet much of my formation in understanding God’s love, healing power and justice is rooted in my 18 year...

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Confirmation Reflections

Pili Gill and Trevour Jackson-Carpenter were confirmed on Pentecost Sunday, May 15 at Luther Place. All seven confirmands helped create and lead the service. Pili and Trevour shared the following reflections with the community. Congratulations to Pili and Trevour! Pili Gill I’ve heard the word grace for the past 14...

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Easter Wonder

A transcript of Senior Pastor Karen Brau’s sermon on Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016 — centered on the theme of wonder. #EasterWonder Luke 24: 1-12 Early in the morning some women show up at Jesus’ tomb they’re carrying spices eager to get to work on the dead. They are surprised...

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Lenten Devotion March 19

Readings: Psalm 31:9-16; Leviticus 23:1-8; Luke 22:1-13 O God of mercy and might, in the mystery of the passion of your Son you offer your infinite life to the world. Gather us around the cross of Christ, and preserve us until the resurrection, through Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord,...

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Lenten Devotion March 18

By: Aria Christenson Readings: Psalm 31:9-16; Isaiah 54:9-10; Hebrews 2:10-18 “For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but my steadfast love shall not depart from you, and my covenant of peace shall not be removed, says the Lord, who has compassion on you.” –Isaiah 54:10 Courage, this Lenten...

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Lenten Devotion March 17

By: Olivia Whitener Readings: Psalm 31:9-16; Isaiah 53:10-12; Hebrews 2:1-9 In combination with the beginning of the second chapter of Hebrews, Psalm 31:9-16 tells of the suffering of humanity. The psalmist cries out, “I have passed out of mind like one who is dead; I have become like a broken vessel”...

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Lenten Devotion March 16

By: Faith Korbel Readings: Psalm 20; Habakkuk 3:2-15; Luke 18:31-34 31 Jesus took the Twelve aside and told them, “We are going up to Jerusalem, and everything that is written by the prophets about the Son of Man will be fulfilled. 32 He will be delivered over to the Gentiles. They...

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