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Wednesday, Week of Christ the King

Text: Ephesians 1:3-14


Prayer Pointers:

That your life may be a doxology

For the Holy Spirit to give you words of thanks and praise in all circumstances




PAUL BEGINS HIS LETTER to the church at Ephesus with an effusive outpouring of doxologia, or a word of glory/praise. He outlines for the Ephesian Christians all the reasons for them (and us) to be thankful: God has chosen us; he has made us holy before him; he has destined us in love to be his children; upon us he has poured out redemption, grace, forgiveness and wisdom; he has included us in his plan to reconcile all things in heaven and on earth; and his good purpose is being fulfilled in us.


Whew!


As you engage in your Thanksgiving preparations, remember how even in the midst of struggle we have the blessing of God. We do not let our trials and challenges turn us away from God, but let those very struggles draw us closer to God whose love for us does not fail. A moment of doxology a day brings all sorts of good!




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

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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  | 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.