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From the Senior Pastor
Dear Beloveds,

I am wondering today, even in the midst of so much struggle in our world and our lives, are you finding ways to celebrate?


Celebrating another day.


Celebrating the beauty of the earth?


Celebrating your own self understanding?


Celebrating creativity?


As a congregation, we are celebrating Hybrid worship — on-line and in person.  This is a new experience for us all!


One of the ways of celebrating creativity is a new set of paraments for the altar and pulpit in the sanctuary.


Paraments can tell a portion of our story of faith.  They share the colors of the liturgical year  (this is a green season) and offer images in cloth that reflect who God is.


Here is a picture of our new “celebration” paraments designed and sewn by The Rev. Deaconess Kati Kluckmann-Ault. Notice the variety of the fabrics and the cascading ribbons that show joy in color and in texture.



We share these paraments for our celebration of St. Francis, and will share them for our celebration of “Coming Out Sunday.”


Both Sundays celebrate the dignity of humans and creation.


What does the Magnolia Tree teach us this week?



The tree is an ongoing celebration of creativity.  Look at how the branches of the tree grow — their shape and their direction.  Look how  the leaves spread out, moving gently in the morning breeze.


God’s creativity shows up in the Magnolia Tree.


May you notice how you reflect God’s creativity.  Because each of you is beautifully and wonderfully made — please receive and celebrate that gift!


In Christ,

Pastor Karen Brau

Justin will be out of the office Monday-Friday next week, Oct. 11-15.
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Gratitude for the opportunity to celebrate animal companions this past Sunday!

Coming up...
Men's Fellowship, Saturday, 9:30am
This Saturday, outdoors, at Dan Corbett's off Connecticut Ave near the Zoo at 9:30 am. We will continue our discussion of reconciling and managing our relations among people with different cultural and political experiences. Please RSVP to Jeff, and he will send the address to all that respond. Dan will offer some light food (e.g. muffins and coffee)
Stay tuned to the weather and be prepared for the temperature. If it does rain, we may move indoors so bring a mask just in case.


Saturday Night Compline

Hosted by Pastor Karen at 9pm ET outside by the Martin Luther statue and on Facebook Live.

Outdoor Singing, Wednesdays at 12:30pm

The Luther Place Staff invites you to a short time of singing together outside LP each Wednesday at 12:30pm.
Reach out to
Justin for more details.

New Member Orientation, Saturday, Oct 23

Interested in membership? Email
Pastor Karen for more info.


20s/30s Get Together, Sat., Oct. 23, 7pm

Click here to RSVP
Adult Spiritual Formation
As we focus on our congregation's return to in person worship, we continue a short pause of Adult Spiritual Formation this Sunday October 10th. We look forward to resuming this shared space later in October. Weekly updates will continue to be provided in the interim. 

Faith Formation Calendar 
The attached Pentecost calendar contains resources to support your household's faith formation with recordings, scheduled offerings, and additional activity instructions. Look here to listen to upcoming Bedtime stories, Liturgy at Home, Saturday School, and Compline.

Saturday School
Saturday School will be offered this FRIDAY, OCTOBER 8, at 8am on Facebook live. Using our Gospel texts, grounding practices, commemoration, and the rhythm of an expanding framework for understanding antiracism within our faith formation, we journey deeper with each other and with God in our noticing practices. 

Click here to watch last week's video
We also share our most recent Bedtime Story, When We Were Alone.
Teen Meetups
For more information on teen gatherings, please email

Faith Formation Bags - Have you received yours? 
Faith Formation bags are available for delivery, as well as for scheduled pick ups. Please email Amanda if you would like to set up a time for a drop off. You may inquire about them during outdoor liturgy and worship for pickups as well. Great resources to build your households libraries, faith rituals and engagement in worship.

Liturgy at Home
Join Pastor Karen on Facebook live each Friday afternoon for a liturgy at home.
Watch last week's episode here

Save the date for Stewardship on Wednesday, October 13th from 7:00-8:30 pm on  Zoom, with Spanish interpretation provided.

Join the Friends of the Feast Team!

We are looking for new team members!
Are you looking for a meaningful way to serve the Luther Place Community?  Friends of the Feast (aka the Altar Guild) would love some new members.  We are responsible for preparing the altar (communion, paraments, candles, baptismal font) for worship each Sunday.  You would serve roughly one Sunday a month,  coming to the service a little bit early and staying a little bit late.  If you are interested in serving, please contact
Faith Korbel for more information.  

Annual N Street Village SHERO Walk!

Join N Street Village Board Member Portia Robertson Migas, former Board Member and longtime supporter Gary Maring, and all of our incredibly dedicated LPMC supporters to help us meet our $5,000 goal.

On Saturday, October 16, we are calling all N Street Village SHEROs to activate - to stand, walk, run, amplify and help grow our Village family.

 Join us (hopefully) in person or virtually for our SHERO Family Walk and expand the boundaries of our neighborhood as we share the Village spirit with our friends and family.

CLICK HERE to join the team/donate


Ward 2 Mutual Aid
Email to get involved! You can also view packing and delivery shifts here. 

Ward 2 Mutual Aid provides outreach to nearby encampments of unhoused folks. Help them secure much needed supplies through their Amazon Wish List

Virginia Elections
Early voting has begun for the elections in Virginia, with all offices from governor to school board on the ballot. Luther Place encourages all members who live in the Old Dominion to participate in the democratic process as a way of building the Beloved Community.
For more information on registering to vote, requesting an absentee ballot, and polling locations, please go to the Virginia Voter Citizen Portal.
our prayers
Pastor Karen Brau
We offer our prayers

We pray for Katie Petit and her family as they mourn the death of Katie’s grandmother. May grace bring comfort and care in this time of grieving.


We pray God’s deep and abiding care for Virginia Westby, who resides at Goodwin House in Baileys Crossing.


For all students and teachers!

We ask for God's help in addressing the collective grief that exists for over 710,000 people dead in this nation and 4.55 million around the world from COVID-19.  Christ have mercy...

Please email prayer requests for healing or other blessings to
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