Sunday in the Fifth Week of Easter

Text: Luke 4:16-30

Prayer Pointers:

For a song to sing

For the blind

For those yearning for freedom

The next few Sundays will be focused on song.

We hear today in Luke that Jesus declared to those gathered in the synagogue in Nazareth that the Spirit was upon him, and because of that Spirit, Jesus was empowered to proclaim Good News.

We who have been baptized have received that same Spirit and have that same anointing: to proclaim Good News. You and I go nowhere without the Spirit of the Lord, who gives us guidance, protection and power.

As Patrick sang long ago:

"I bind unto myself today

The strong name of the Trinity

By invocation of the same

The Three-in-One and One-in-Three."

As we travel, we have company, and we have a song!

Easter joy ~ 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.