Lenten Devotion February 23

By: Olivia Whitener Readings: Psalm 105:1-15 42; Numbers 14:10b-24; 1 Corinthians 10:1-13 On my bus ride home from our Ash Wednesday service earlier in the month, with ashes on my forehead clearly marking me as a follower of Christ, I looked around and realized that I in no way felt more...

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Lenten Devotion February 22

By: Candace Lilyquist Readings: Psalm 105:1-15 42; Exodus 33:1-6; Romans 4:1-12 I was once told you could tell how insecure a woman was by the amount of jewelry she wore. (This should be for men too, right?) Those who are in need of protection from the world, cover themselves with a...

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Lenten Devotion February 20

By: Monica Fitzgerald Readings: Psalm 27; Psalm 118:26-29; Matthew 23:37-39 David spoke in Psalm 27: “One thing I ask from the LORD, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life… for in the day of trouble he will...

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Lenten Devotion February 19

Readings: Psalm 27; Genesis 14:17-24; Philippians 3:17-20 “I believe that I shall see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!” –Psalm 27 Beloved Is Where We Begin If you would...

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Lenten Devotion February 17

By: Dan Manchester Readings: Psalm 17; Job 1:1-22; Luke 21:34 In seeking forgiveness for the sins of his children, Job held himself accountable for others’ actions. The prospect of doing so may worry us: if we are willing to answer for others, won’t we have to give of ourselves to compensate...

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Lenten Devotion February 16

By: Kathryn Perry Readings: Psalm 17; Zechariah 3:1-10; 2 Peter 2:4-21 Courage: from the Latin (Cor) by way of French (Cour) Courage cannot exist without fear. Bravery, valour have no merit if we are not afraid. Courage is made manifest when we are terrified but still find the strength to do...

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Lenten Devotion February 15

By: Lolly Stuart Readings: Psalm 17; 1 Chronicles 21:1-17; 1 John 2:1-6 In the scripture readings today we hear about the love of God for his people, and His desire for our obedience in following his commandments. The message is the attainment of fellowship, oneness with Christ and other believers, in...

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Lent: A Season of Courage

Pastor Karen Brau sets the tone for the Luther Place community during Lent, with a prayer for courage. It takes courage to examine ourselves To search our souls To face our broken-ness To reflect on our habits and automated responses to life To explore places we might not want to...

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Litany of Unity & Hope

This litany of interfaith understanding is written by Karen Senecal, for a New York City Christian congregation after September 11. Her writing, drawing from the Prophet Muhammad, encourages peace and unity between faiths. May we remember that words matter, and may we support our Muslim brothers and sisters.  One: “What actions...

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