• Adult Spiritual Formation, September 2, 9:15 am

    Each year, Labor Day is celebrated to recognize the achievements and contributions working people have made in this country. A singular depiction of “the American worker” is often taught in textbooks, while the history of labor organizing and the people involved is richly diverse. Mikaela Ferrill invites you to join...

  • Adult Spiritual Formation, September 9, 9:15 am

    This past spring, author and social justice activist Bryan Stevenson presided over the opening of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, AL. The memorial, often called the Lynching Memorial, was opened in hopes of “creating a sober, meaningful site where people can gather and reflect on America’s...

  • Gathering Sunday & Backpack Blessing, September 9

    We will celebrate all the ways you can engage with Luther Place. At 9:15 am we will kick-off Sunday School for the Fall season, both for children and youth and also the Adult Spiritual Formation. During worship, children and adults are welcome to bring backpacks and briefcases to be blessed...

  • Luther Place Big Read

    “The Cross and the Lynching Tree” by James Cone: Two powerful symbols — the cross and the lynching tree — are prevalent motifs interwoven in the lives of African Americans. In his book, theologian James Cone notes, ”The crucifixion of Jesus by the Romans in Jerusalem and the lynching of...

  • Welcome Interim Sabbatical Pastor Tony Carpenter

    Pastor Anthony Carpenter (Tony) will be with Luther Place through the beginning of December. We bless Pastor Karen as she leaves DC for her Sabbatical. Pastor Tony has served five Intentional Interim and Supply pastoral ministries in the Evangelical Lutheran church including St. John’s Lutheran Church, Anderson Indiana; Lutheran Church...

  • Sacred Common Gardeners

    August 27, 2018 Dear Luther Place Sacred Common Gardeners, First, thank you to all of you who gardened big and small this summer. I write to you before I go to communication silence during my Sabbatical.  But, this doesn’t mean Ed will be silent or remain away from DC for...

  • Words from the Heart

    August 27, 2018 Dear Luther Place Congregation, I have a small blue square ceramic plaque that usually hangs on the wall of our bedroom in the parsonage.  The blue square has one word stamped into it — Listen. I received this blue square as a gift from a Benedictine Nun...

  • Liturgical Art Takes Flight

    by Pastor Karen Brau We continue to find ways to share liturgical art in the sanctuary, and we are so happy to receive the gift of birds come to life in the art of our friend, Emily C-D. The bird cutouts behind the choir are supplemented by the altar parmaments,...

  • How Our Rain Garden Helps Reduce Pollution

    by Mark Hindin Another patch of our once forlorn grounds has been transformed this spring and summer with the installation of the rain garden along Vermont Avenue.  The garden; however, is meant to be much more than a beautification project.  It is a sophisticated, yet simple, design that will keep...