Christmas Day--Friday

As a part of our Advent observances at Grace, we are making use of Concordia Publishing’s Behold the Child materials for worship. Our web devotions through Christmas will be guided by Pastor Kevin Golden’s devotional booklet written in support of the Behold the Child theme (you may purchase a downloadable copy of Pr. Golden’s book by following this link).

Prayer Pointers:

For the glory of the Lord to shine in your life

To know Jesus as refuge

Text: Psalm 2:12

As your refuge, [Jesus] has defeated whatever troubles you so that you need not fear it. –Pr. Golden

ONE OF THE ENDURING IMAGES of the season is of family and/or friends gathered snug around a fire, with presents, holiday grub, and potent potables at the ready--even as the weather outside is most frightful.

But there is only one answer to the storms that rage, to the chill that is in our hearts, to the poverty of our loves and lives.

"I have news of exceeding great joy for every single person! Today, in King David's city, is born a Savior, anointed by God and Lord of all."

To everyone on the front lines, to all who are at home; to everyone who is frustrated by the past, or worried for the future; to all who are at ease and all who are facing hardship--the Lord our refuge has arrived and is on the way!

May you know Christmas joy ~ Pr. Dave Brooks

--Quoted materials are from Behold the Child Daily Devotions #12-4563

© 2019 Concordia Publishing House. Used with permission under license 20:12-1.


Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church

824 N. Buchanan Blvd. 

Durham, NC 27701

Miss Mollie's School of Grace Preschool

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Mission Statement: We are called to Welcome Everyone to Walk the Way of GRACE, and walk in that way in our individual lives, in our shared life in our various communities, in our common life with our neighbors, and even to the world at large as God sends us. The Way of Grace is to: GROW with Jesus, REJOICE in God, ANSWER with hope, CARE for the neighbor, and EMBRACE community.

Vision Statement: God has a plan FOR OUR LIVES, and so we teach how to walk in the path of Jesus Christ; FOR OUR NEIGHBORHOODS, and so we work to build healthy and strong communities; FOR OUR CITY, and so we share life with our neighbors in Walltown, Trinity Park, Duke, and the Triangle; and FOR OUR WORLD, and so we go with Good News.

Core Values: Because God loves us first, we value worship rooted in Scripture and Sacraments, service to all people, and being a welcoming community that loves and forgives one another.