Posts by Trina Kleist

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Sunday, June 18: Good news (not fake)!

by Trina Kleist

Jesus brings good news to you! God’s news is sooo different from the world’s news! At a time when mistrust, accusations and fear abound, God assures us that His News of a new way of life is absolutely true. We can believe in complete safety that God is no fake. In Jesus’ day, people felt […]

Sunday, June 11: Holy Trinity Day!

by Trina Kleist

Trinity: One God, Three Persons When Christians talk about God as a Trinity, it’s easier to say who God isn’t, than to explain who God is. The Trinity is not one being with three job titles. Nor is the Trinity three separate pieces that form one being. And God is not a split personality. All […]

One worship service June 4: Pentecost – Holy Spirit Day!

by Trina Kleist

Jesus breathes God’s spirit into you, too! A spirit-filled life – that’s what we all need! Jesus understood that better than anyone. So when he got ready to leave this Earth, he assured his followers that, yes, he really had risen from the dead. Yes, he really was the Son of God! And yes, he […]

Sunday, May 28: God will protect us in unity!

by Trina Kleist

Jesus asks God to protect us! When Jesus asked God to protect his followers, he didn’t give them a magic spell or a lucky charm. Jesus knew the suffering that awaited them. God’s protection wasn’t a magic bubble that would make sure nothing bad happened. What Jesus asked God to protect was their spiritual unity. […]

Sunday, May 21: Live without Jesus?

by Trina Kleist

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 […]

One worship service on May 21

by Trina Kleist

Notice of Congregational Meeting – One worship service at 11am PEACE Lutheran Church’s Congregation Council has called a Special Meeting on Sunday, May 21, immediately following the 11 a.m. worship service. We pray that every member of PEACE would attend this very important meeting! We pray for open hearts and our minds set on Christ, who unites us […]

“How to Pray” – Tips for a vibrant prayer life

by Trina Kleist

Pastor Eileen’s Musings on Prayer… As we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, one of the ways I am marking this special year is to participate in the “Luther Reading Challenge.” A large community of people have come together on an internet site to read various pieces of Luther’s writings and to share comments and insights about them. […]

Sunday, May14: Jesus is the Way!

by Trina Kleist

And we ask, ‘Which way, Jesus? Jesus’ followers wanted to know which way to go. They wanted to become one with the Creator, the “Father.” “I’m it,” Jesus told them. “I am the Way.” Huh? What way is that? they thought. One brave guy spoke up, Thomas, who rarely feared to voice his skepticism. “Teacher, […]

Sunday, May7: ‘Don’t steal my sheep!’

by Trina Kleist

Means: The world is trying to steal your soul! In the agrarian and herding culture of Jesus’ time, people understood the terrible harm caused when someone tried to steal a sheep. Jesus explains his mission on earth as the opposite – he’s the guy the sheep know and trust, so they follow him with confidence. […]

Sunday, April 30: Revealed in broken bread!

by Trina Kleist

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  […]