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4212 South Croatan Hwy
Nags Head, NC 27959
Located - Bypass at MP 13.5 West-side 
Pastor Richard J. Jones
Worship Services are live-streamed on Facebook Live then posted on YouTube.
Sunday Services are held at 
8:30 a.m. and 10:00 a.m.
Both services offer communion.
Bible Study is on Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m.

This year's Daily Devotions are leading all of us to read through the entire Bible. To read through the Bible in 365 days you need to read about three and a quarter (3 1/4) chapters or about eighty-five verses a day. I am listing the day's reading then writing a devotion on part or all of the reading. If you join in reading you will read through the Bible in a year and be highly blessed.
Pastor Jones
If you haven't started already, you can jump in now! It's never too late to begin reading through the Bible together...
Today's Devotion, January 22, 2021
Moving Through Belief to Conviction

Read Exodus chapters 16 through 18.

Now I know that the LORD is greater than all gods, because in this affair they dealt arrogantly with the people. Exodus 18:11

Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law, was a priest of God. (Exodus 3:1) He believed in Elohim, God as taught by Seth, Noah’s son, and Abraham. He lived in lands that claimed other gods. The basic beliefs of pagans were that if a group of people prospered then their god was powerful. The more powerful the group, the greater their god was. God (Elohim, Yahweh) was more of a personal God than for just a group of people. He was the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. This is the first time that God showed His power in ways that the pagans could accept. Understand that people can have a belief in God’s promises without having convictions in God. When something does not work out the way they think it should, they may doubt God’s help and grumble against God’s leaders. (Exodus 17:3) Faith must move from trust in God’s love and promises, to the conviction of God’s love and power. This is what happened to Jethro. He trusted God’s love for him and promise of help, but he was not sure of God's power in his daily life. It is interesting that Abraham’s and Jacob’s lives showed this progression of faith from belief to conviction. Once they had conviction, they knew God would use His power in their daily lives. This is reflected in their prayers. In belief one assents to knowledge about God and even trusts promises, but seeks their needs and desires. In conviction one believes God is on their side. They know that no matter what happens, God is with them and will help them face it. It won't always be easy, but life is better with God’s friendship. Conviction sees God's power and love active in daily life. This is always reflected by the way a person prays and what they pray for. For Jethro, the truth of Egypt’s defeat by God moved him to conviction, “The LORD is greater than all gods.” That is, no matter what others claim or what happens, the LORD is the true God.
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Readings for Sunday,
January 24, 2021

The Old Testament Lesson is from Jonah 3:1-10.
We read Psalm 62:1-12.
The Epistle Lesson is from 1 Corinthians 7:29-35.
The Holy Gospel is from Mark 1:14-20.
The Sermon Text is from Psalm 62:1-12.
1 For God alone my soul waits in silence;
  from Him comes my salvation.
2 He alone is my rock and my salvation,
  my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken.

3 How long will all of you attack a man
  to batter him,
 like a leaning wall, a tottering fence?
4 They only plan to thrust him down from his high position.
  They take pleasure in falsehood.
They bless with their mouths,
  but inwardly they curse. Selah

5 For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence,
  for my hope is from Him.
6 He only is my rock and my salvation,
  my fortress; I shall not be shaken.
7 On God rests my salvation and my glory;
  my mighty rock, my refuge is God.
8 Trust in Him at all times, O people;
  pour out your heart before Him;
  God is a refuge for us. Selah

9 Those of low estate are but a breath;
  those of high estate are a delusion;
in the balances they go up;
  they are together lighter than a breath.
10 Put no trust in extortion;
  set no vain hopes on robbery;
  if riches increase, set not your heart on them.

11 Once God has spoken;
  twice have I heard this:
that power belongs to God,
12   and that to You, O Lord, belongs steadfast love.
For You will render to a man
  according to his work.
Men's Breakfast
After a long hiatus, the Men’s Breakfast Group will have its first tasty breakfast this year at 8:30 a.m. TOMORROW, Saturday, January 23rd.
If you’re interested, please contact David Faudie at 255-5875 or
We will wear masks and follow social distancing protocol, so attendance is limited to 12.
Youth Group
We will be starting Youth Group back up beginning THIS Sunday, January 24th, from 3-4 p.m. We will meet every other week.
I hope to see everyone next Sunday.
God’s Peace,
With a brand new year underway,
would you like to serve the church and be a Reader during either of our Sunday services? 
If so, please contact Susan Faudie at 255-5875 or .
Your willingness to help would be appreciated.
Are You Musical?
We are looking for singers and musicians, experienced or not!
Possibly chime choir members,
as well...
Click the link if you are interested
or if you have any questions.
Some of our regular Beach Food Pantry Volunteers are unable to help right now,so we need NEW VOLUNTEERS!
If you could possibly help, please call Ann at 757-434-2200. Thank you!
The next voluneteer opportunity is TODAYJanuary 22, 2021, from 1:30-4:00 p.m.,
Call Ann Helwig at 757-434-2200
if you are able to help or
if you'd like more details.
For information on how to donate or to access the application to apply for food, please click on the Beach Food Pantry
website link.
NO paper bags are needed at this time.
2021 Grace Volunteer Dates
TODAY! Friday, January 22
Friday, February 19
Friday, March 19
Wednesday, March 31
Monday, April 12
Friday, May 21
No June Date Scheduled
Friday, July 2
Monday, August 16
Monday, September 27
Monday, October 18
Monday, November 22
Friday, December 3
Notes From the Treasurer
The TAX RECEIPT, reflecting your giving in 2020, has been prepared and placed in your box. Please contact me with any questions.
Wilson Shearin, Treasurer
Should you wish to contribute to the reduction of our Mortgage debt, simply indicate the amount on the memo line of your check.
Mail your offerings to:
Grace Lutheran Church By-The-Sea
P. O. Box 1356,
Nags Head, NC 27959.
The Bible Study Group meets each Wednesday at 11:30 a.m.
in the church Fellowship Hall.
For more information call Pastor
at 252-564-2447.
Updated Prayer Requests
are sent weekly in the
Sunday Worship Service emails.
January Birthdays
 8—Howard Helwig 
10—Heinz Knuth 
13—Alexia Combs 
15—Dana Brown 
17—Thelma Thompson 
18—Kay Drewyer 
22—Janice Moore


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