Feast of St. John the Evangelist--Sunday

Text: John 13:20-35

Prayer pointers: To rejoice in the Lord’s love for you

To glorify the Son in your words and actions

WE CONTINUE IN THE MARCH of the martyrs through the Christmas season and arrive at the Feast Day of St. John, Apostle and Evangelist. It is said that these three are included because Stephen witnessed with both his words and his bodily death to the Lordship of Jesus Christ; the Holy Innocents witnessed with their bodily deaths; and John witnessed with his words, dying at an old age on the island of Patmos far from his home and kin. John, the Beloved Disciple who wrote of the divinity of the Christ and of God’s all-encompassing love, illumines our understanding of the purpose of Jesus’ birth. He never abandoned his Lord, no matter how far away the road and life took him from what he had known.

I wonder as I wander out under the sky How Jesus, the Savior, did come forth to die For poor ordn’ry people, like you and like I. I wonder as I wander out under the sky.


May you know Christmas joy ~ Pr. Dave Brooks


Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church

824 N. Buchanan Blvd. 

Durham, NC 27701

Miss Mollie's School of Grace Preschool

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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.