Sunday, 12th Week after Pentecost

Updated: Aug 24, 2020

Text: Mark 3:20-30

Prayer Pointers:

To rejoice that you live in the Kingdom of the Son

To have compassion for others

For those who live in our cities

ONE OF THE FEATURES of Jesus’ ministry is his compassion for the crowds that find him and seek the blessing that he gives. As he moves closer and closer to the cross, he teaches his disciples how to do the same, to turn their attention away from themselves to others who seek healing, hope and freedom.

In this passage, famous for its tense interaction with family and religious authority, Jesus continues to teach the truth of the kingdom of God: that one has arrived who is stronger than Satan and all his works, and that this kingdom is being made known to all. Let us share our Lord’s compassion for the city!

God of grace and God of glory,

On your people pour your power!

Crown your ancient Church’s story;

Bring its bud to glorious flow’r.

Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,

for the facing of this hour—for the facing of this hour.

Save us from weak resignation

To the evils we deplore;

Let the gift of your salvation

Be our glory evermore.

Grant us wisdom, grant us courage,

Serving you whom we adore—serving you whom we adore.

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


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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.