Yes, it’s still Easter!
And part of the Easter season is “Good Shepherd” Sunday, observed today at PEACE. At both the 8:30 & 11 a.m. worship services, Youth @ PEACE – our all-ages children’s program – will present “Easter Devotions with Papa Luther.” We continue to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Luther’s Reformation by focusing on the theology that forms us still, today, as Lutheran-style Christians.
“I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me.” – John 10:11-18
The young people will remind us of the foundations of our faith as Lutherans: We humans can’t ever keep God’s Law (the 10 Commandments). So, God sent Jesus with the Gospel – the “Good News” – that God loves us despite our imperfectness. By God’s Grace, through our Faith in Jesus’ once-for-all-forever sacrifice, our relationship with God is restored – permanently! And so, we respond to God’s lavish love by doing our very best to follow Jesus’ command that we love each other. (Even though, like sheep, we still wander off now and then…)
We are an Easter people! We proclaim faith as a gift, priceless beyond anything we can imagine! We want you here with us to grow in faith, to sing, to feast and to praise our loving, generous God. He pours out His redeeming, transforming love on all who seek Him – even you! At PEACE Lutheran Church, we know you will find the faith and peace the God offers you. Celebrate with us at 8:30 or 11 a.m. worship services this morning.
Dear Jesus, my Good Shepherd, fill me with trust that I am truly yours, no matter what happens! I want this New Life that you offer all people! Amen!
Today at Peace
Today’s Bible readings: Acts 4:5-12; Psalm 23; 1 John 3:16; the Gospel of John 10:11-18. Read them here.
The Rev. Eileen Smith Le Van will not preach; instead, Youth @ PEACE present “Easter Devotions with Papa Luther” at both services
Your spiritual growth
Like natural seasons, our church seasons have a special meaning for our spiritual growth. For us, it’s still Easter. For the next several weeks, we celebrates new life: Our faith in Jesus’ loving sacrifice and victory renews our lives here on Earth and assures us of eternal life with the Triune God after our own earthly deaths. God wants to pour out that abundant life and love on you, too!!
The Adult Forum meets in the Old Fellowship Hall at 10 a.m. most Sundays. Pastor Eileen leads. Stop first in the Fellowship Center around the corner to pick up coffee & baked goods!
Today, we’ll briefly rehearse, then play some fun games downstairs in the Youth Room.
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. We welcome all who yearn to learn about our loving, gracious Creator.
Kids in church: PLEASE bring your young children to church! Their fussing and squealing may pain you, but they make us glad! Pick up an activity bag as you go into the Sanctuary (on the left in a basket, ask an usher). During the sermon, you can take your kids to our Nursery; a speaker is turned on so you can hear the sermon and follow the service.
Toddler Time: If you’re interested in our special Sunday School program for the tiniest of disciples, call (530) 575-6132 for information.
Happening at PEACE
- Monday Bible Study – 1:15pm in the Conference Room. We’re studying our faith ancestors and their amazing stories set down in Genesis.
- 10am Sunday, April 29 – Jim Line presents a class during our Adult Forum inspired by the book by Catherine Claire Larson, “As We Forgive – Stories of Reconciliation from Rwanda.” What can we learn from Rwanda’s experience with the forgiveness and reconciliation that followed the 1994 genocide?
- 4pm Sunday, April 29 – FREE Ragtime Concert! Master pianist Frederick Hodges presents “A Fred Astaire Ragtime Revue,” focusing on the music that young Fred and his sister Adele danced and sang to as child actors in vaudeville. A free reception follows. Donations to the PEACE Organ Fund are welcomed!
- Contemporary Issues seminars – Our next topic is “Science and Faith,” presented on May 5 and May 12
Office Hours – 9am-12pm & 12:30-3:30pm Monday through Thursday.