Posts by Trina Kleist

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Sunday, Aug. 12: God will nourish you!

by Trina Kleist

Let God’s Spirit feed you!             Nourish yourself lately? Yeah, it’s OK to enjoy the material things. Our human bodies and minds need some of that. But they leave you hungry and thirsty, sooner or later. That’s because the material goodies don’t feed your spiritual self. And you know that’s true! So God invites you to […]

Sunday, Aug. 5: God’s bread lasts forever!

by Trina Kleist

ONE Worship service today @ 10am!        Forever – that’s how long you’ll get the nourishment God gives. Bread has long been the western world’s most basic food. People called it “the staff of life.” In today’s stories, bread symbolizes all the deeper things that we hunger for – food of the spirit. This food comes […]

Sunday, July 29: God offers bread for the world!

by Trina Kleist

Eat your fill of God’s bread here!   Bread plays both a real and a symbolic role in two stories today. In the first, the prophet Elisha feeds 100 people with 20 loaves of barley and a sack of fresh grain. In the second, Jesus – God’s own Son! – feeds 5,000 people with even less: […]

Sunday, July 22: Jesus is our leader!

by Trina Kleist

He’s a leader of healing and compassion!   Today’s readings offer two visions of leadership among God’s people. Jesus is the best of all leaders. Because he is God’s own Son, he sees his people with God’s eyes. That’s why he has compassion for us! Jesus had compassion for them, because they were like sheep without […]

Sunday, July 15: God’s word – How will you respond?

by Trina Kleist

Embrace God’s word with us at PEACE!  Today’s readings offer two ways to respond to God’s word. People either embrace it, or they don’t. But God promises an abundant “inheritance” for those who do, adopting us as his own children. Anything we’ve done wrong, any way in which we’re less than perfect, it doesn’t matter! […]

Sunday, July 1: ONE Worship Service Today!

by Trina Kleist

Need faith? Worship with us! Today we have ONE WORSHIP SERVICE at 10 a.m. A congregational meeting will follow the worship service, after coffee and baked goods in our Fellowship Center. Jesus said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well.” – Mark 5:34 Faith forms the central story in the Gospel message you’ll […]

Sunday, June 10: ONE Worship Service @ 10am!

by Trina Kleist

Congregational lunch to honor Pastor Eileen! ONE WORSHIP SERVICE today @ 10am Our spiritual leader for the past three years, the Rev. Eileen Smith Le Van, will soon follow a heartfelt call to begin training in a chaplain ministry program this fall. So we gather one last time to worship with her in ONE WORSHIP […]

Sunday, June 3: What’s a Sabbath & what’s it for?

by Trina Kleist

Jesus had his own opinion! The word “Sabbath” comes from the Hebrew verb “sabat,” meaning “to rest.” God gave His people a day of rest – in part for a needed day off from their labors, in part so they would have time to worship Him. God knows what we need: Rest for our bodies […]

Sunday, May 27: Trinity – Seeking a 3-in-1 God?

by Trina Kleist

It’s Holy Trinity Sunday! Today, we ponder this remarkable and baffling truth about God: He is Father, Son and Spirit, all one, all together. That’s why we call God a “trinity” – “three” in “unity.” Yet throughout history, we humans experience God working in us and in the world in these three distinct ways. It […]

Sunday, May 20: Today is Pentecost!

by Trina Kleist

Pentecost celebrates the gift of the Holy Spirit! Our Sanctuary today is splashed with red and filled with beautiful balloons. We hope it helps you feel the mighty, sweeping, swirling, lifting up of God’s Holy Spirit! Jesus calls it “the Spirit of truth.” That’s because the truth is that God loves you, exactly as you […]