Posts by Trina Kleist

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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 […]

Sunday, Oct. 1: Intention vs. action!

by Trina Kleist

Will you follow your good intention with action? God plants a good intention in your heart – will you follow through and take action? Lots of vineyards grew in Jesus’ time. In today’s story, Jesus tells of a family grape-growing business: A dad asks his first son to go work. The son says, “Yeah, I’ll […]

Sunday, Sept. 24: God’s ‘generous’ makes us jealous!

by Trina Kleist

God has a different way of being generous! It’s good to be generous. But God’s way of being generous makes our way look like nothing! Today’s Bible story makes that clear, and it makes us pretty uncomfortable. Jesus tells another parable about the “kingdom of heaven” and how we can understand it. His story relates […]

‘Walk for Rwanda’ raises $4K+ so far

by Trina Kleist

Thank you for making Rwanda walk a success! Early reports show than $4,000 in donations came in over the weekend in support of PEACE Lutheran Church’s “Walk for Rwanda.” More donations are expected this week – and you can still donate to this great cause by going to our secure donation portal! “Walk for Rwanda” […]