Posts by Trina Kleist

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Sunday, April 1: Easter Sunday!

by Trina Kleist

He is risen! Hallelujah! On Easter Sunday, we will proclaim: “He is risen!” And then we will respond, “He is risen indeed – Hallelujah!” Which means, “God be praised!” Celebrate with us this most holy and joyous day when we remember the core truth of our faith: Jesus, God’s Son, died for us, then God […]

Sunday, March 25: Celebrate Palm Sunday!

by Trina Kleist

Grab a palm, Praise the Lord! Palm Sunday marks the start of Holy Week with a fun and rousing procession of palm branches. Meet in the Atrium to get your palm & song sheet. That’s right, we’ll go in singing praises, just like that day so long ago. Our palms and song remember Jesus’ triumphal […]

Sunday, March 18: Die to bear fruit!

by Trina Kleist

Jesus’ message poses a puzzle: If you want to really live, you have to die first. Huh? People didn’t understand him back then, either, by the way. They were expecting a different kind of leader, one who would overthrow the Roman occupiers. But Jesus used stories like this one to help people understand that the […]

Sunday, March 11: God’s Love, Our faith!

by Trina Kleist

The starting point for everything: God’s love for us! God’s love – it’s the core of absolutely everything we believe as Christians. Love so big, so deep, so strong that nothing can overpower it. Not anything. Not ever! Our faith becomes the only possible response to that utterly amazing, redeeming, transforming love. “God so loved […]

Sunday, Feb. 25: Get ready to lose your life!

by Trina Kleist

Is this really the life you want, anyway? Jesus’ idea about life might surprise you: Lose it to find it. And what you find will be way, way, way better than anything you imagined. Life for God. Life for others. Life fuller and sweeter than whatever you thought was so much fun before you lost […]

Sunday, Feb. 18: Invite Jesus into your wilderness!

by Trina Kleist

Are you tired of navigating the wilderness alone? It’s all too human to think we can go it alone. Family, friends, job, education, interests, passions, political ideals, economic constructs – we think those are the things that comfort, sustain and protect us. And then, those things let us down. After all, they’re only human, or […]

Ashes to Go: Get yours on the run Feb. 14

by Trina Kleist

Ash Wednesday for the busy believer! For people who don’t have time to get to church for the traditional start to Lent on Feb. 14, PEACE Lutheran Church in Grass Valley offers a solution: Ashes to go. Commuters and folks on their lunch breaks can drive to the church at 828 W. Main St. and […]

Sunday, Feb. 11: Survive the fog of daily life!

by Trina Kleist

Jesus appears to us – then the fog of life returns! Right? Isn’t that how life works? We get a little glimpse of the truth, the eternal. Then the fog of everyday life swamps us again. We experience a moment of clarity and peace. We may even feel the hand of God resting on us […]

Youth goal: Be ‘Souper’ on Feb. 4, 2018

by Trina Kleist

Feb 4 = Souper Bowl of Caring! Please bring donations of nonperishable food and donations of cash or check for our Souper Bowl of Caring – 9:30 to 11:15 a.m. this Sunday, Feb. 4, at PEACE Lutheran Church. ONE WORSHIP SERVICE – We will have one service at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 4. Before […]

Sunday, Jan. 28: Let Jesus astound you!

by Trina Kleist

Jesus has a new life for you – and it’s astounding! When Jesus started teaching, people sensed right away that he was different. Jesus’ view of the Scriptures filled them with hope, healed their diseases and restored their lives. They were astounded by his teachings – overwhelmed with the new possibilities of life in a […]