Sunday, 19th Week after Pentecost

Text: Matthew 6:1-18

Prayer Pointers:

For your life and work to show forth Christ

To grow in your giving, prayer and spiritual discipline

THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST sets us free from sin and death, turns us outward from self-absorption and self-regard, places us among brothers and sisters, gives to us the whole world. We who have been forgiven move among others with the power of that forgiveness, remembering that the one who has been forgiven much can love much. We have been invited to bear the cross, the sign of God’s love and mercy, wherever we go. Our work, our homes, our lives become the places where forgiveness can work its wonderful power.

There’s a wideness in God’s mercy Like the wideness of the sea; There’s a kindness in God's justice Which is more than liberty. There is plentiful redemption In the blood that has been shed; There is joy for all the members In the sorrows of the Head.

For the love of God is broader Than the measures of the mind; And the heart of the Eternal Is most wonderfully kind. If our love were but more faithful, We should rest upon God's word; And our lives would be thanksgiving For the goodness of our Lord.

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

---Detail, "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" by Dr. Suess


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.