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Saturday, 24th Week after Pentecost

Text: Luke 12:32-48


Prayer Pointers:

To not despair in waiting on the Lord

For wisdom as a steward of what God has entrusted to you






WAITING IS HARD! Jesus is instructing his disciples to be ready for moments of encounter with God, especially that moment when the Lord will return. As he instructs them, he uses a word we think we know well: steward. We are told we are stewards, but we prefer to think of ourselves as owners. We like to think we have what C.S. Lewis called “the power of the possessive:” we use the word “mine” to refer to all sorts of things—my boots, my dog, my child, my spouse, my time, my God—and assume that we have ownership over all, that there is, in the end, no real difference between my boots and my God. I should be able to do what I like with each.


But, to borrow Lewis again, God is not tame. He is not particularly at our beck and call, not bendable to our desires. We are, to borrow the phrase from a day or two ago, his project! We are his! We belong to him! In truth, the only being who can truly say “mine” about anything, and therefore everything, is God.


The joy of the Christian life is discovering not simply that we belong to God but discovering that we belong to him in relationship: that we are daughters and sons of the Most High God and, in the words of Jesus, belong to him in love forever.

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

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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.

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