• Peace Not Walls Mission of the Moment

    Hannah Wright Osborn is organizing a 12-day justice trip to Israel-Palestine in January 2020 for young adults of color in the ELCA and is asking for financial support. This alternative trip to the Holy Land is to give space to young leaders who have historically been oppressed in society and in the...

  • Advent Devotional – December 2, 2019

    By: Justin Fitch Readings: Genesis 8:1-19; Romans 6:1-11; Psalm 124 “But God remembered Noah” is a phrase cherished by many. I wonder, though, how often we consider the whole story of the Flood. While scholars argue (as they do) about the length of days Noah and his family remained in the ark,...

  • Advent Devotional – December 1, 2019

    By: Pastor Karen Brau  Readings: Isaiah 2:1-5; Matthew 24:36-44; Romans 13:11-14; Psalm 122 (1) Longing, is that feeling that I get when I hear something, see something or imagine something that intrigues and pleases me, and I feel the desire to move towards it.  I do have longings related to my faith and...

  • Mission of the Moment for NAKASEC

    November’s Mission of the Moment is the Steinbruck Center. On November 12th, DACA will be before the Supreme Court and the Steinbruck Center will be hosting more than 80 DREAMers and other activists from the organization NAKASEC (National Korean American Service & Education Consortium). Funds raised will be used toward...

  • A Loving Letter to Baltimore

      A loving Letter to Baltimore, and our friends at Amazing Grace Lutheran Church, from Pastor Karen Brau, Luther Place Church, DC. September 22, 2019. Greetings! I write to you, Dear Amazing Grace Church, from where I now have served as a pastor for over 10 years, Luther Place Church,...

  • Support the Lutheran Volunteer Corps!

    Support the work of Lutheran Volunteer Corps (LVC) in honor of its 40th Anniversary! LVC places Volunteers in full-time positions at social justice organizations. LVC also provides programming and facilitates dialogue around oppression, racism, and privilege, while encouraging Volunteers to live simply and sustainably and explore spirituality and vocation in the context of...

  • Reflections on the 2019 ALCM Conference

    Posted by Justin Fitch, Director of Music Ministry “The Association of Lutheran Church Musicians nurtures and equips musicians to serve and lead the church’s song” During the last week of June, I had the privilege of attending the ALCM’s biennial conference held in Portland, Oregon. Before anything else, I must...

  • Meet Kevin Wallace, Our New Sexton

    The personnel committee is happy to introduce Kevin Wallace as Luther Place’s new sexton. Kevin is a military veteran and hales from the Eastern Shore of Maryland where he worked residential and commercial building trades for nearly 20 years, focusing on building and facilities maintenance the past 11 years. Kevin...

  • Lenten Devotional – April 17, 2019

    By: Pastor Karen Brau Readings: Isaiah 50:4-9a; Hebrews 12:1-3; John 13:21-32; Psalm 70 (1) Through these Lenten Days, I wonder if God has given you the tongue of a teacher (Isaiah 58: 1- 12)? What can you share with another person about resilience? Where have you opened to God in this...