Uncertain times call for big dreams. This summer at CLC we are calling all singers, dancers, artists, storytellers, students, parents, and anyone else who wants to join us as we create our first ever online summer musical production: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and stitching together a digital performance throughout the summer.
In these tumultuous times, we turn to hymns and spirituals for comfort and encouragement. This week cellist Christine Lightner joins Joy-Leilani Garbutt in an arrangement of “It Is Well With My Soul” (When Peace Like a River). Click HERE to listen.
We are holding vigils every Friday during the month of June on 16th Street. The goal is to bring people together (safely!) from various congregations, organizations, and neighborhoods to take a public action against racism and police violence. This is our public, prayerful, meditative response to the murder of George Floyd (and far too many more), as well as our way of being in solidarity with the people protesting in downtown DC and across the country.
As we celebrate Black Music Month this June, our weekly musical reflection comes from composer Florence Price, whose fascinating life story includes being the first African-American woman to have her music performed by a major symphony orchestra. Adoration, originally for organ solo, is reimagined for cello and piano and features the first socially-distant live recording in our series.
Thanks to our members and friends, Christ Lutheran raised $2,850 for the work of our food pantry! Thanks to ELCA World Hunger who will match our giving with a $500 grant for a total of $3,350. We’re all in this together, and grateful that we can continue to feed the hungry in our midst.
Singer-songwriter LEA visited Christ Lutheran Church in 2018 to perform on our concert series. She continues to make beautiful music and we wanted to share this short and uplifting piece called WHEN I RISE that she just released.
We’ll celebrate the gifts and challenges of life on planet earth this Sunday through hymns, prayers and preaching. We also invite you to view a film called The Human Element and join us later for a zoom discussion on ways we can respond.
This month we are reading The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe by Richard Rohr. The group will be meeting via Zoom. If you would like to be on the email chain to receive the zoom link for this or for future meetings, please fill out…
Join us for worship on Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 10:30 AM. We’ll be continuing our Lenten Series, PORTRAITS OF COURAGE: FOLLOWING JESUS IN TUMULTUOUS TIMES. This Sunday we’ll focus on Jesus with the sick and worship will include prayers and anointing for healing.
This year our theme is PORTRAITS OF COURAGE: FOLLOWING JESUS IN TUMULTUOUS TIMES. We gather for worship at 7:00 PM in the Chapel. A simple meal, conversation and art making follow at 7:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall. To enhance our conversation, together we will read and discuss JESUS AND THE DISINHERITED by Howard Thurman.
Our beautiful “Christ the King” window is being removed this week so repairs can be made to the lead and glass. Andrew Goldkuhle, stained glass artisan, will be helping to restore this treasure. If you see scaffolding, know that the repairs are underway!