Sunday, 15th Week after Pentecost

Text: Mark 6:1-6

Prayer Pointers:

To never despise Jesus Christ or his Word to you

To rejoice in the mighty work of salvation

HUMANS ARE HARD OF HEARING when someone close to them calls them to examine their lives. We will readily hear those from far away, who can diagnose or suggest without knowing us too intimately or well, but we bristle at the family member who has made a change or brings a word of renewal, a call to return to the Lord.

Jesus comes with words of wisdom, with power to save, to heal, to change. Do not let the fact that we are now his family through baptism and have known him all our lives prevent us from both hearing and doing his word.

O Word of God incarnate, O Wisdom from on high,

O Truth unchanged, unchanging, O Light of our dark sky;

we praise you for the radiance that from the hallowed page,

a lantern to our footsteps shines on from age to age.

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.