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Friday, Fourth Week of Epiphany February 5, 2021


--Town Square of Jena, Germany



Prayer Pointers:

For the joy of seeking the Lord, and being found

For patience in times of trial




Today’s text: Isaiah 55:1-13





HISTORIANS POINT OUT that Martin Luther’s effort to translate Isaiah into German during the late 1520s was interrupted several times, most notably by an outbreak of plague that caused the University of Wittenberg to move to the city Jena—one hundred miles away—for 8 or 9 months.


Despite this disruption and the resultant delays, Luther could write: “let the Christian [remember] that though all else has been taken away, Christ has not [departed} or been removed…and so let [the believer] spurn everything outside of Christ.”


In our own time of disruptions/interruptions, don’t forget Luther’s wisdom on what is truly ours, and let these days reveal what in our lives does and does not satisfy our need for God. Let us remember with joy that God’s Word to us does not fail in its purpose but accomplishes what He desires it to do, even as we work and wait.


May your day be grace-filled ~ Pr. Dave 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  | www.gracelutheranchurch.net

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.