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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!
Bcandlelighteginning Sunday, February 7, 2016 we will move to a regular schedule of one Sunday morning service at 10:30 am and an evening service at 5 pm.

At 5:00, on first and third Sundays, worship will be led by musicians and singers from Howard University. We are excited: to explore how improvisation in worship can excite and renew our spirit, and about building a relationship between two historic institutions (Luther Place & Howard University).

We offered a “Preview” of this worship in December, and got some strong reviews about the experience. One guest reflected, “I met God tonight in the amazing, soulful music!” Another person shared, “I think these musical worships in the evening are a great thing for our community.”

On second Sundays of the month, Luther Place member Ashley Carter will lead a contemplative worship from her guitar.

Fourth Sundays of the month will open Luther Place’s sanctuary to “Gifts of the Community.” This will be a time for members to share spoken word, music, dance, or other gifts with the church.

In months possessing a fifth Sunday, our very own Ambassadors of Praise will lead us in gospel singing and worship.

Every Sunday evening will include an extended time of Open Prayer. This time will include an opportunity for quiet meditation and prayer stations offering candles, a place for private written prayers (our staff will pray these prayers during the week) and a prayer wall for public prayers.

We are grateful to have this new opportunity to share the gospel of Jesus Christ in creative and improvisational ways! We pray that many will be touched by the grace of God in new ways through Luther Place.

Please see our Creative Music Minister Jeremy Grenhart ( for more information, or to participate.

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