Sunday, 17th Week after Pentecost

Text: Matthew 5:13-20

Prayer Pointers:

To be salt and light wherever you are

To remember that all good gifts come from God

DISCIPLESHIP IS BOTH active and passive, both giving and receiving, an inhaling of the Spirit and an exhaling of the same Spirit. We are beggars, as Luther famously said; we wait upon God who gives to us all that we need. We have received a call, an invitation to follow. Answering that call, we become actors, working with God to let the blessings of the Kingdom spread far and wide, salt that flavors the whole dish, light that fills the whole room.

Come! live in the light!

Shine with the joy and the love of the Lord!

We are called to be light for the kingdom,

to live in the freedom of the city of God!

We are called to love tenderly.

We are called to serve one another, to walk humbly with God.

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

---Lyrics from "We Are Called" by David Haas


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.