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Resolution: Live anew in the New Year

by Trina Kleist

Keep your resolutions alive in 2018! Making New Year resolutions is a way for us to imagine a new and better life. Eat right. Get fit. Do better. Do something special. This year. This time. Yet life grinds on in its ordinariness. We go back to work, back to school, back to the routine. Pretty […]

Prayers for Presidential inauguration

by Trina Kleist

Lutherans offer prayers for inauguration The inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump has become a focal point for division in our country. As people of faith, we at PEACE Lutheran Church can remind ourselves and our neighbors that we believe God is in charge, not politicians nor political parties. As Americans prepare to welcome our new […]

PEACE quilts warm Erskine Fire victims

by Trina Kleist

Quilts tell folks “they’re not alone” People left homeless by the Erskine Fire in central California know “they are not alone” after receiving 21 quilts made by women of Peacemakers. The quilting group meets every Thursday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at PEACE Lutheran Church in Grass Valley. Members turn colorful scraps into art that warms […]

Bishop: Violence & racism call us to see!

by Trina Kleist

Violence against one is violence against all. ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton responds to shootings in Baton Rouge, La. and St. Paul, Minn. She urges followers of Jesus to “show up” and “be present” in communities that are in pain. Some of Bishop Eaton’s remarks from Friday’s statement include: “Connect to law enforcement – they […]

“Leap of Faith”: Community gives $17,680!

by Trina Kleist

See What Faith Can Do: $17K! Thank you so much for your prayers and encouragement during this campaign! Our results show what faith, prayer and hard work can achieve: $17,680 has been donated by the generous people of western Nevada County, far surpassing PEACE’s goal for this campaign of $10,000. With the seed grant from […]

Celebrate Rwanda: Sponsor a student!

by Brian Smith

A Vision for education in Rwanda A vision that started 10 years ago has bloomed into a school educating the future leaders of central Africa. And, Americans now have the opportunity to support this work by sponsoring a student of Rwamagana Lutheran School. On Sunday, March 13, Karl Smith, president of the Rwanda School Project […]

Pastor Eileen: Special prayer concerns

by Trina Kleist

Always remembered in Our Prayers Every Sunday, we raise up many people and situations in prayer. We pray for our sick, for those in harm’s way, for peace in war-torn areas, for people affected by natural disasters, for those who are persecuted for their faith, and for anyone close to our hearts. In addition, Pastor […]

God’s Work, Our Hands Sunday, Sept. 13

by Trina Kleist

We are joining thousands of congregations in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America for this day of service to our community. God does the work — but God uses our hands to get it done! And we find peace and fellowship as we serve our neighbor.  Click here for more information.

Charleston shooting: Seeking solutions, shunning silence

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Pastor Miller’s commentary: “We share the pain” I’ve been reflecting on the news and commentary surrounding the shooting last week at Mother Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. I see a fair amount of posturing, righteous indignation, fear, anger, twisted logic and empty assessments of blame. “The solution begins with individuals grappling with […]

Celebration of Faith Sunday on April 26

by Trina Kleist

This will be a big day at PEACE Lutheran Church, when we will celebrate our faith in a variety of ways. It’s all connected to our baptismal calling to love and worship God and to serve God’s creation in many ways, using our God-given gifts. During our worship services on Sunday, April 26, we will […]