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Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms. - 1 Peter 4:10 (NIV)

When I finished the sermon, I prepared to celebrate Holy Communion. Seeing Lina near the chancel, I asked her to assist me in serving the elements. After the worship service, Lina’s mother cried with joy. Lina is Deaf and communicates using sign language. Her mother recalled how she endured distress...

Today's Prayer
God of grace, grant us the wisdom to acknowledge and honor the gifts of all your people who seek to serve you with a joyful heart in unique and wonderful ways. We pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

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Today's Reading
Philippians 2:1-4

Thought for the Day

God rejoices in all our differing abilities.

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