Sunday, 24th Week after Pentecost

Updated: Nov 16, 2020

Text: Jonah 1:1-16

Prayer Pointers:

For the courage to go where God directs

For the courage to repent when we run from God

For those who go to sea on ships

THE PROPHET JONAH is the epitome of a disobedient man of God. God calls to him, instructs him on the path to take, the destination to find and Jonah goes the exact opposite direction.

Out on the sea, his recklessness is exposed, and he is at the mercy of God.

And God answers his call.

They that toil upon the deep,

And in vessels light and frail

O'er the mighty waters sweep

With the billows and the gale,

Mark what wonders God performs

When He speaks, and, unconfined,

Rush to battle all His storms

In the chariots of the wind.

When by the dreadful tempest borne

High on the broken wave,

They know Thou art not slow to hear,

Nor impotent to save.

The storm is laid, the winds retire,

Obedient to Thy will;

The sea that roars at Thy command,

At Thy command is still.

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


Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church

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.