Feast of St. Luke, Evangelist and Physician

Text: Luke 1:1-4

Prayer Pointers:

For evangelists and missionaries

For physicians and health care workers

For the healing power of Christ in the Church

TODAY IS THE FEAST of St. Luke, author of both his Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles. St. Paul refers to Luke more than once, calling him “one who heals;” it is for that reason that Luke is remembered as a physician.

As we celebrate his feast day today, we give thanks for the healing powers that come from the Author of Life, and ask that those who are in need of healing would know Christ’s loving touch.

Your hand, O Lord, in days of old

Was strong to heal and save;

You triumphed over disease and death,

O’er darkness and the grave.

To you they came, the blind, the dumb,

The palsied and the lame,

The lepers in their misery,

The sick with fevered frame.

O be our great deliv’rer still,

The Lord of life and death.

Restore and quicken, soothe and bless

With your life-giving breath.

To hands that work and eyes that see

Give wisdom’s healing pow’r;

That whole and sick and weak and strong

May praise you evermore.

May your day be grace-filled ~ Pr. Dave Brooks


Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church

824 N. Buchanan Blvd. 

Durham, NC 27701

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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.