Posts by Trina Kleist

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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  […]

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 […]