Easter Sunday

Text: John 1:14-18

Prayer Pointers: 

For steadfastness in the Word

For those who are on the edge of grace

The core of the mystery of Jesus is the cross. It is the sign of abandonment, of defeat, of death; it is the sign of presence, of victory, of life. The Lutheran Reformation insisted that the only way to understand how God worked in the world was to become a theologian of the cross: someone who did not look for God to work in the ways that humans expected, but rather look closely for God in the places not expected, such as in a man condemned and executed.

That it happened in this way is also the sign to us, that nothing about our lives, nothing about us is beyond God’s power to save. We are not irredeemable; we are not lost causes; we are not “too far gone.” The power of God to save, to set free, to redeem is for each of us, and for all of us. That is the truth, and that is what grace is.


~ P. Brooks

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Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church

824 N. Buchanan Blvd. 

Durham, NC 27701

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824 North Buchanan Blvd, Durham, NC 27701 | 919-682-6030  |

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.