What to Expect from the New 5 pm Service

Rev. Karen Brau and Minister of Music Jeremy Grenhart share the new evening worship experience they’ve been creating over the last few months. The creative process continues in the Sanctuary at 5 pm on Sunday, February 7th. New Year, New Worship Times, and a New Type of Worship Experience! Beginning Sunday, February...

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Men’s Group Reflection

Jeff Serfass shares a reflection on how the men of Luther Place will be sharing time together in the coming year, deepening the connection between spirituality and social justice. At the early January Men’s Winter Retreat at Rolling Ridge Retreat Center, we planned much of the rest of the year....

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Budget Narrative 2016

Aspirational and Pragmatic:  Luther Place Budget 2016 In 2012 the Congregation approved a five-year vision plan to re-energize our institution in order to spread the Gospel in our community.  With an eye towards growing our membership, Council and staff have taken steps since then to implement the various parts of...

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Advent Devotion December 24

By: Bianca Vazquez Readings: Isaiah 9:2-7, Psalm 96, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-14 [15-20] The season of advent is coming to a close. We have used the season of waiting to help us get ready for the birth of Christ, a light in the darkness. God coming to us in the most...

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Advent Devotion December 23

By: Kristen Kane Readings: Luke 1:46b-55, Micah 4:6-8, 2 Peter 1:16-21 What are you uncovering about yourself? What is God revealing to you? How has the waiting been? Howard Thurman through his prayer entitled “Christmas Candles” calls us into the world to be a light of God’s grace and love....

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Advent Devotion December 22

Readings: Luke 1:46b-55, Micah 4:1-5, Ephesians 2:11-22 Magnificat My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, For you, Lord, have looked with favor on your lowly servant. From this day all generations will call me blessed: you, the Almighty, have done great things...

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Advent Devotion December 21

By: Pastor Karen Brau Readings: Psalm 113, Genesis 25:19-28, Colossians 1:15-20 This is the Winter Solstice — an ancient celebration of the shortest day of the year. This is also the day that we honor the Homeless people who have died over the year with a city wide Memorial Service. Psalm...

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Advent Devotion December 19

Saturday, December 19 Readings: Psalm 80:1-7, Isaiah 66:7-11, Luke 13:31-35 As we enter into the Fourth Week of Advent–Joan Chittister from her book The Liturgical Year reminds us of the function of Advent–why the waiting? “The function of Advent is to remind us what we’re waiting for as we go...

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Advent Devotion December 18

By: Maddy Boyle Readings: Psalm 80:1-7, Isaiah 42:10-18, Hebrews 10:32-39 Waiting can be an extremely difficult task. Some people are so antsy or anxious that they try to shorten the waiting period, while others lose sight of the end because of its longevity or staticity. Nonetheless, the waiting period is just...

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