Wednesday, 22nd week of Pentecost

Text: Acts 27:9-26

Prayer Pointers:

For gratitude to God for all his good gifts

For peace in our land

For those who conduct our elections

For patience and good courage

NOTICE IN THIS ACCOUNT that Paul has effectively become the captain of their little ship, for he is the only one with any courage left. Having counseled patience earlier in the voyage, Paul is now encouraging his fellow travelers, for he is confident in God.

This is what we do as Christians: having confidence in God, we encourage; having security in God, we help others to be brave; having God’s instructions, we go to our neighbors and aid them; having God as our Rock, we support others when they are in turmoil.

We do not encourage rumor (especially online!!) but speak for the defense of our neighbor’s reputation; we do not remember others at their worst but rejoice in their best; we are not easily angered but are patient in every circumstance.

Let this prayer be yours through the days ahead:

Guide me, O God, with your wisdom;

discipline me with your justice;

but even more help me with your mercy.

Protect me with your strength,

shield me with your love,

fill me with your grace,

for the sake of Jesus, your Son.

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


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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.