Sunday, Week of Christ the King

Text: Matthew 21:1-13

Prayer Pointers:

For praise of Christ our King

For faith in his righteous judgement

THE FEAST OF CHRIST THE KING is new on the Church calendar, having appeared in the 1920s as a counterweight against the growing threat of European secularism and totalitarianism in Italy, Spain, Germany and Russia. As the last Sunday of the Church Year (a Sunday that the LCMS calendar labels “Sunday of the Fulfilment” or “Last Sunday after Pentecost,” although the appointed readings are essentially identical), Christ the King captures the intertwined themes of Jesus Christ as the Lord of glory, the Judge of all nations, and the longed-for Redeemer.

As we come close to the end of what has been a challenging year, we can be glad for Christ our King, whose mercies are ever new, whose love does not fail us, and whose power holds us in spite of all.

O Jesus Christ do not delay but hasten our salvation!

We often tremble on our way in fear and tribulation.

Oh, hear and grant our fervent plea; Come mighty Judge and set us free!

from death and every evil.

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.