Second Sunday after Pentecost

Text: Luke 10:25-28, 38-42

Prayer Pointers:

For freedom from distraction

For trust to love God and neighbor fully

For neighborhoods torn by strife

Oh, to be Mary! Able to sit at the Lord’s feet and do no more than listen! For most of us, it seems our fate is to be Martha, for there is always something, someone else that demands our attention, our efforts. Our world is one of distraction, and even when we are not held by our responsibilities, distractions in the form of entertainment press in.

“Do not be anxious or troubled.” Jesus suggests that our distractions come, at least in part, from the worries of our hearts, and that the antidote to worry and troubles is to draw closer to him. “Mary has chosen the good portion…”

Jesus calls us! In your mercy, Savior, make us hear your call;

Give us hearts to your obedience, serve and love you best of all.

Let us choose the good portion, and keep Mary company.

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


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  |

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.