On Saturday afternoon, December 19, we will be presenting a socially distanced outdoor musical event featuring a fabulous brass ensemble organized by our own Jess Lightner. The group will play a short set of carols at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm on the front lawn.
Thanks to the skilled craftsmanship of Andrew Goldkuhle, the Christ the King window at Christ Lutheran Church has been restored. This window was originally dedicated on November 27,1955 and was a gift of the Wenchel family.
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…
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.