Posts by Trina Kleist

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Sunday, April 23: Peace be with you!

by Trina Kleist

Resurrected Jesus proclaims – peace? Peace is the farthest thing from the minds of Jesus’ followers in the days after their beloved teacher’s execution. Painful, ugly and shameful – Jesus’ death, his enemies hope, will squash the dangerous nonsense growing among his followers. Then some women come along with an amazing – and seemingly nonsensical […]

The 10 Commandments – A Jewish Perspective

by Trina Kleist

SPECIAL SUNDAY ADULT FORUM Starting at 10 a.m. Sunday, April 23 & 30 in the Old Fellowship Hall! The 10 Commandments are fundamental to both Jewish and Christian theology and history. So, if Judaism forms the foundation of Christianity, what can we learn from the Jewish perspective on God’s 10 Words? Rabbi Alan Greenbaum will lead […]

Musings from Pastor Eileen

by Trina Kleist

Musings about hunger… I am in the midst of preparing a presentation for our Sierra Pacific Synod Assembly, on behalf of our synod Hunger Network, about the 1000 Days campaign. The 1000 Days campaign is a world-wide effort to improve nutrition during the first 1000 days of a child’s life, from conception through age 2. […]

Musings from Pastor Eileen

by Trina Kleist

Musing on Holy Week –  Holy Week is upon us. For those of us who practice their faith within the traditional Christian communities, this week represents the very heart of our worship life. In the Jewish tradition, when the Passover Seder is celebrated, the youngest child asks “Why is this night different from all other nights?” In our […]

Celebrate Holy Week at PEACE

by Trina Kleist

Holy Week – our high holy days! A lot is happening during Holy Week at PEACE Lutheran Church. We invite you to bring your family to celebrate these highest holy days of our faith! Maundy Thursday Remembering Jesus’ Last Supper at 7pm Thursday, April 13.  Jesus gave his followers Holy Communion — then delivered himself to […]

Sunday, April 9: Palm Sunday!

by Trina Kleist

Holy Week starts with Palm Sunday! Today begins the highest holy days of the Christian church. (And no, it’s not Christmas!) We lead up to Easter on April 16 with a rollercoaster of drama and emotion. We’ll start by raising up palm branches at both worship services today – 8:30 and 11 a.m. Gather with […]

UNLV Chamber chorale performs April 9

by Trina Kleist

Chorale gives free presentation in Grass Valley “Glorious” and “disciplined” – the celebrated Chamber Chorale of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, will sing at a free concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, April 9, at Peace. Beloved Las Vegas maestro David B. Weiller will conduct this 20-voice advanced ensemble in a varied and entertaining program […]

Sunday, April 2: Life or death?

by Trina Kleist

Will you choose death or life? God already chose you a long time ago. You can choose to turn away, and that’s OK. But if you open your heart to God, guess what? You get life – and bunches of it! Life and death – and God’s life-giving Spirit – run through all of today’s […]

Sunday, March 26: Get lit!

by Trina Kleist

Jesus invites you to get lit! When someone says, “that’s lit,” these days it means something is cool or pleasing or maybe even exciting. A somewhat older meaning is that a person is quite drunk, as in, “wow, he was really lit.” Both these meanings have in their background the idea of light, of shining […]

Sunday, March 19: Gushing water!

by Trina Kleist

Jesus, a shady lady, and eternal-life water! Jesus compares new life in God to a gushing spring whose water brings new life. That’s amazing news to the woman in today’s story – and maybe to you, too! This woman has quite the history. In a culture that prized chastity, she has been married to five […]