Thursday in the Fifth Week of Easter

Today’s text: Matthew 6:25-34

If there is a word that describes our world, it is anxiety. Everything about our lives cultivates unease: our economic decisions, our relationships, our sense of ourselves. Even worse, our ability to sense God at work in our daily lives is strained, for the very way we see and understand the universe calls into question how and where God can work.

Yet, into our closed universe, God continues to break in and accomplish his good purposes. There are constant signs, hints, whispers: the lily that grows, the spider that spins, the bee that buzzes, the bird that sings are all signs of God’s care. Even us, who are tempted to keep our heads down and never look up into the faces of our neighbors, can feel, sense moments when we are aware that there is more than what we can see.

In such moments, remember that you have a Heavenly Father who knows your need, who loves you with a wondrous, deep and enduring love, and who has a plan for your life. He is reaching out to you—and Easter is the story that nothing can thwart God!


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.