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Monday before Ash Wednesday February 15, 2021



Prayer Pointers:

To be comforted by the presence of God

To remember the path that Christ has trod

To be grounded in the Word






Today’s text: John 1:1-8


WE ARE ON THE THRESHOLD between Epiphany and Lent, and this passage from John is a fine way to help us make the transition between celebrating God’s light shining among us to that step-by-step journey to the foot of the Cross and beyond. “Remember!” John seems to say: remember how the light shone forth, revealing the contours, the landmarks, the pitfalls. Do not be dismayed when things seem shadowy or dim. Remember what was revealed. We are, like Elisha, given a moment to see the “horses and chariots” of God’s army, not normally visible, but always around us (2 Kings 2:11 and 2 Kings 6:17).


In the weeks ahead, as we sing the Church’s song—a song of exile and hope—let us comfort and encourage each other with the vision we have been given. The City of God is before us, the Company of Saints surrounds us, the Light of God shines on our path, the Word of God is our life.


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.