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Sunday, 16th Week after Pentecost

Text: Matthew 5:1-12


Prayer Pointers:

For the blessedness of the Kingdom

To have courage through Christ










IN THE BEATITUDES, Jesus seeks to upend the accepted morals and standards of our day. They call to account all the proud, the hedonist, the belligerent, the arrogant, the hiders in the crowd, the cruel and the indifferent. The refrain “blessed,” is the product, the secret fruit that grows within the life of one who chases after the things of God, who lives in a way of life that is at peace with others and with the self. Such a person is not blow to and fro but finds God steady and wonderful company.

Courage, brother! do not stumble, though your path be dark as night; there's a star to guide the humble: trust in God, and do the right. Let the road be rough and dreary, and its end far out of sight; foot it bravely; strong or weary, trust in God, trust in God, trust in God, and do the right.

Perish policy and cunning, perish all that fears the light! Whether losing, whether winning, trust in God, and do the right. Some will hate you, some will love you, some will flatter, some will slight; heed them not, and look above you: trust in God, trust in God, trust in God, and do the right.

Simple rule and safest guiding, inward peace, and inward might, star upon our path abiding, trust in God, and do the right. Courage, sister! do not stumble, though your path be dark as night; there's a star to guide the humble: trust in God, trust in God, trust in God, and do the right.


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




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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  | www.gracelutheranchurch.net

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.

Website designed by Addison Siemon.

Website designed by Addison Siemon.