Sunday, 10th Week after Pentecost

Text: Mark 2:1-12

Prayer Pointers:

To cultivate the habit of regular confession

For joy in the Son of man

I HAVE OFTEN WONDERED about what the paralytic thought as this disagreement raged over him. Lying there upon his mat, he is being discussed and debated by others. His situation is not strange to us—we all participate in these debates, we will at some point in our lives be the subject of these debates. We all struggle with helplessness and the inability to accomplish what we wish.

Then Jesus tells him to get up and walk. The joy, the thrill that must flow through his heart!

And then…does he stop in his walking, his dance of joy? Which is harder, to release someone from their physical bonds or from the bondage that is separation, estrangement from God? What really makes him dance that day?

‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,

And grace my fears relieved!

How precious did that grace appear

the hour I first believed.

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


Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church

824 N. Buchanan Blvd. 

Durham, NC 27701

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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.