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Wednesday, Fifth Week of Lent March 24, 2021


Prayer pointers:

To live a life of repentance

For strength to practice the ways of Christ

For the enlightenment of the Holy Spirit





Today’s text: Romans 10:14-21


I LOVE YOU, and the one who hears those words must respond, but for both their world is changed. In three simple words, their lives are made different, regardless of the response. Will the beloved affirm that love, return that sentiment, or say no? Will the lover be joyous or despondent? Such is the power of even simple words!


God’s word is more powerful still; his word brings freedom, joy, healing, life. God’s word upends tribes and nations, stills armies and war, brings peace and possibility. God’s word turns neighbors to each other, creates love out of hate, grows generosity in the human heart.


God’s word creates faith.


I love you, says God and our worlds are forever changed.


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


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824 N. Buchanan Blvd. 

Durham, NC 27701

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824 North Buchanan Blvd, Durham, NC 27701 | 919-682-6030  | www.gracelutheranchurch.net

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.