Jesus shows himself by breaking bread –
It’s still Easter – and we continue with the amazing events surrounding that first Easter day. Today’s story: Jesus reminds his followers he remains with them. How? By breaking open a loaf of bread.
That’s how people took their meals back then. Bread – probably a flattish, roundish thing like a fat tortilla – was the basis of every meal. The head of the household would break apart a “loaf” and pass the pieces around the table.
Just a few days earlier, Jesus had made ordinary bread and wine special by declaring, “This is my body, given for you… this is my blood, shed for you.” On this day, the same day that he had risen from the dead earlier in the day, Jesus shows that he is more than the bread of sacrifice. He also is the bread of life.
And what could be more basic than bread?
“Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them.” – Luke 24:30
At PEACE Lutheran Church, we invite you to break bread with us. We invite you to live a life of blessing beyond anything you could get on your own!
Today’s Bible readings: Acts 2:14a, 36-41; Psalm 116: 1-4, 12-19; 1 Peter 1:17-23; Luke 24: 13-35. Read them here.
The Rev. Eileen Smith Le Van preaches today.
Happening at PEACE
- Contemplative Prayer – 12:30 p.m. Mondays in the Nursery (in the Old Fellowship Hall). Experience deep peace and connection to the Divine in this 30-minute period of silence. Hear the “still, small voice” – really! Conducted by Pastor Eileen.
- Coming Up – Learn more about events at PEACE here.
Adult Bible Study
“A Jewish Perspective on the 10 Commandments.” Rabbi Alan Greenbaum leads our Adult Forum this Sunday, concluding a fascinating look at this core topic in both Christian and Jewish history and theology.
The Adult Forum meets in the Old Fellowship Hall at 10 a.m. Stop in the Fellowship Center around the corner to pick up coffee & baked goods!
Bring your questions, doubts and challenges to God, the Bible and the Church – they are welcome here!
Meet at 9:45 a.m. in the Youth Room downstairs. Young people of all ages are welcome!
Youth @ PEACE is our all-ages Bible study, where young disciples learn the core stories of our faith and what it means to walk the Jesus Path. This spring, we are learning about the ministry of Jesus and how we can apply His words to our lives (yes, it’s possible!!). We welcome all who yearn to learn more about our loving, gracious Creator!
Bible memory verses: Kids can earn Bible Bucks for verses they memorize and redeem them for cool prizes! Our goal is for young people to bring God’s word deep into their hearts, supporting a lifetime of faith.
Toddler Time – God welcomes even the tiniest of disciples. Toddler Time is for all children from babies to 4 years old. Parents are welcome to stay and participate, or leave their little ones and attend Adult Forum. We start out with music in our all-ages Sunday School opening at 9:45 a.m., downstairs in the Youth Room. Then, parents and tots head upstairs to the Nursery. Our 45-minute “Frolic” curriculum is fun for children and parents. Call Youth & Outreach Coordinator Trina Kleist at (530) 575-6132 to learn more.
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