He lives in us!
Jesus prepared his followers to live without him. “Whaddaya mean, live without you, Jesus? You’re our teacher, our leader!” They didn’t like the idea.
Jesus was preparing them for life after his own sacrificial death. They didn’t know it yet, but they were going to be the new teachers of God’s Good News of new life for everyone. So Jesus assured them of the basics: Do the things I told you to do – love your neighbor, be a light to the world, tell everyone about me.
He promised God would send the Holy Spirit, the “Advocate,” who would live with them always. Jesus promised he would come back for them. And Jesus promised that he, the Father, and his followers were all connected.
“Because I live, you also will live.” – John 14:19
Today, we still feel like orphans, trying to make our way in this bewildering world, trying to live the Jesus Life. We invite you to work and watch and wait with us at PEACE Lutheran Church, as the Holy Spirit guides us on the path!
Today’s Bible readings: Acts 17:22-31; Psalm 66:8-20; 1 Peter 3:13-22; John 14:15-21. Read them here.
ONE WORSHIP SERVICE TODAY, at 11 a.m.! (We’ll have a congregational meeting afterward, in the Fellowship Center.) The Rev. Eileen Smith Le Van preaches.
Happening at PEACE
- Contemplative Prayer – 12:30 p.m. Mondays in the Narthex (the lobby between the Atrium and the Sanctuary). 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.
- Bible Study – 2 p.m. Monday, in the Meeting Room with Pastor Eileen. We work on the week’s Bible readings, read by thousands of Christians all over the world.
- Earthcare Day Camp, our multi-church summer Bible camp, will be July 17-21. Learn more here.
- Coming Up – Learn more about events at PEACE here.
Adult Bible Study
The Adult Forum meets in the Old Fellowship Hall at 10 a.m., led by Pastor Eileen. 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.