Saturday, 8th Week after Pentecost

Text: Deuteronomy 34:1-12

Prayer Pointers:

For confidence in the face of death

For confidence in the one who draws us out of the water

For those who rescue stranded climbers and hikers

THIS SATURDAY HAS THE ACCOUNT of the death of Moses. His eulogy is simple: there has never been another like him, for the Lord God knew him face to face, and he did signs, wonders, mighty and terrible deeds which the people of Israel witnessed.

Of course, it is God, working through Moses, that accomplishes all these things: the rescue from Egypt, the journey across the wilderness, the provision of food and drink, the victories over those who attacked the people along the way. Moses is who he is because God is who God is. Moses very name, "drawn out,” might be connected to the story of Pharaoh’s daughter, but the implication is that God drew Moses out of the water—God drew Moses out of death. God then tells Moses that he will save his people, he will draw them out of the death of bondage and slavery.

And God has come to us, looked on us and drawn us out of the water. We have been set free from the bondage to sin; we have been provided food for our journey to the Promised Land; we have been and will be given victory over all that assails us until we enter, by God’s grace, into that good land of which we have caught a glimpse.

May your day be grace-filled ~ 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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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.