Posts from November 2017

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Sunday, Nov. 19: Share in God’s joy!

by Trina Kleist

God invites you to feel the joy! And remember: worry kills joy! When we trust completely in God’s love and care for us, we can do anything. We can use the talents He gives us to manifest our purpose on this Earth. And in bad times, we stay strong in hope and faith; we keep […]

Bargains at Christmas rummage sale Nov. 19

by Trina Kleist

Christmas rummage sale starts Sunday, Nov. 19 Hand-painted globes, blown glass from Poland and porcelain-faced angels are among the vintage Christmas ornaments that will be sold during a rummage sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, Nov. 19 through 26, at Peace Lutheran Church in Grass Valley. African-American carolers, owls, cranes, windmills, churches, nutcrackers, […]

Sunday, Nov. 12: Hard times? Wait in faith!

by Trina Kleist

Wait and be ready, that is! Getting through hard times – that’s a big theme in the Bible. God’s people fall away, they suffer, they repent, they call out, they wait for God to redeem them. Repeat. Gee, God, they were just like us! So, be ready! Today’s story highlights a key element of waiting […]

Thank you, veterans!

by Trina Kleist

A Prayer for Veterans We offer this Veterans Day prayer in thanks to all those who have served, or are now serving, in the Armed Forces of the United States of America: Almighty and ever-living God, we give you thanks for the men and women who have served and defended our country and the values […]

Sunday, Nov. 5: Saints and grace!

by Trina Kleist

All Saints honored today – and that means you! Today is All Saints Sunday. According to long church tradition, All Saints Day on Nov. 1 remembers the saints of the faith – people like St. Francis, for example. All Souls Day, on Nov. 2, honors all departed believers in the One True Faith – ordinary […]