Posts from October 2017

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Sunday, Oct. 29: Know the truth, be free!

by Trina Kleist

We celebrate Luther’s search for truth today! Martin Luther searched God’s Word, yearning to be free of the condemnation of God’s Law. Jesus’ message, Luther found, sets us all free. Will you embrace it? Today, we celebrate the 500th anniversary of Luther’s challenge to church authorities who taught a message contrary to the freedom Jesus […]

Sunday, Oct. 22: What do I give to God?

by Trina Kleist

Well, what belongs to God? What we give to God – of our time, talent and treasure – underscores much of our thinking during the fall months at PEACE. Today’s Gospel story presents a way to think about our possessions, the pressures of the world, and God’s invitation to a new Kingdom built on God-values. […]

Litany in Times of Fire

by Trina Kleist

We pray for those affected by fire Fire in Nevada County and elsewhere in California and the American West has left thousands of people homeless and communities devastated. Many more people feel the trauma as the impacts of the destruction ripple through their world. At PEACE Lutheran Church, we hold all those affected by fire […]

Reformation Bookstore Oct. 22

by Trina Kleist

Our church is having a Reformation 500 Bookstore! The 500th anniversary of the Reformation is fast approaching – and we have a bookstore to satisfy your curiosity! Do you want to learn more about Martin Luther, his writings and their impact on Christianity? Do you want to reflect on the ongoing impact of the Reformation […]

Sunday, Oct. 15: God invites you to the wedding party!

by Trina Kleist

Will you go to God’s wedding party? And, what will you wear? God’s kingdom looks something like a wedding party, Jesus says in today’s story. The invitations go out, and the host prepares a big to-do with lots of food. But in Jesus’ story, the guests flake out. One is too busy with his farm. […]

‘Walk for Rwanda’ raises $4K+

by Trina Kleist

  Thank you for supporting ‘Walk for Rwanda’! ‘Walk for Rwanda’ donations have reached $4,401 in support of 33 walkers who took to trails in western Nevada County recently. The walkers’ goal: raise at least $1,000 to benefit community-building in the African nation of Rwanda. “We were surprised by, and very grateful for, the generous […]

Sunday, Oct. 8: Don’t grow nasty grapes!

by Trina Kleist

God expects sweet grapes from you! God’s kingdom here on earth looks something like a vineyard, Jesus says. God plants good vines, and he expects sweet, juicy grapes to grow. But it’s so easy for us to grow nasty, yucky grapes instead! Lots of vineyards grew in Jesus’ time, and Jesus used vineyard imagery a […]

Thank you! Hurricane fundraiser nets $13K+

by Trina Kleist

Donations to Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund go to work! Thank you, western Nevada County! PEACE Lutheran Church’s appeal on behalf of Texas hurricane victims raised $13,718! In the wake of Hurricane Harvey’s battering of eastern Texas, we at PEACE organized an impromptu fundraising concert. We hatched the idea on a Tuesday, and held the concert […]

Las Vegas shooting: Bishop Holmerud responds

by Trina Kleist

Holmerud: Shooting pushes us to become ‘communities of peace’ News from Las Vegas, Nev., of a shooting that has left nearly 60 dead and more than 500 wounded prompted this message from Bishop Mark Holmerud, leader of the Sierra Pacific Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. (Peace Lutheran Church is a part of […]