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Litany in Times of Fire

by Trina Kleist

We pray for those affected by fire Fire in California and the American West has left thousands of people homeless and communities devastated. Many more people feel the trauma as the impacts of the destruction ripple through their world. At PEACE Lutheran Church, we hold all those affected by fire in our thoughts and prayers.  […]

Sunday, Dec. 10: Prepare – He’s Coming!

by Trina Kleist

God tells us: Prepare, I’m coming! This time before Christmas helps us to prepare. God calls us – not to shop, not to decorate, though these activities are fun, and there’s nothing wrong with them. As long as we keep our eye on the important stuff. God calls us to prepare, because Jesus is coming […]

Sunday, Dec. 3: Awake and trust!

by Trina Kleist

God tells us: Stay awake, I’m coming! We just don’t know when, so we stay awake and alert, watching for signs. Because new life – Jesus’ new Kingdom-here-on-Earth – pops up all the time. A lot of our Bible readings this time of year have to do with “end times.” Apocalypse. The Day of Judgment. […]

Colla Voce kicks off free concerts Dec. 6

by Trina Kleist

Concerts offer Relief from the Rush The Colla Voce Youth Chorus performs lively and enchanting Christmas music for free at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, at PEACE Lutheran Church, 828 W. Main St., near downtown Grass Valley. The Youth Chorus performs under the direction of local music teacher Anne Vaaler, opening Peace’s annual series of […]

Sunday, Nov. 26: Christ is King!

by Trina Kleist

But not the world’s kind of king … When Jesus talks about God’s kingdom in today’s Gospel, he shows special concern for the most vulnerable folks. The hungry, the thirsty, the naked, the sick, the imprisoned, the lonely. God calls His people – us – to look after them. Then, He invites us into His […]

Sunday, Nov. 19: Share in God’s joy!

by Trina Kleist

God invites you to feel the joy! And remember: worry kills joy! When we trust completely in God’s love and care for us, we can do anything. We can use the talents He gives us to manifest our purpose on this Earth. And in bad times, we stay strong in hope and faith; we keep […]

Bargains at Christmas rummage sale Nov. 19

by Trina Kleist

Christmas rummage sale starts Sunday, Nov. 19 Hand-painted globes, blown glass from Poland and porcelain-faced angels are among the vintage Christmas ornaments that will be sold during a rummage sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily, Nov. 19 through 26, at Peace Lutheran Church in Grass Valley. African-American carolers, owls, cranes, windmills, churches, nutcrackers, […]

Sunday, Nov. 12: Hard times? Wait in faith!

by Trina Kleist

Wait and be ready, that is! Getting through hard times – that’s a big theme in the Bible. God’s people fall away, they suffer, they repent, they call out, they wait for God to redeem them. Repeat. Gee, God, they were just like us! So, be ready! Today’s story highlights a key element of waiting […]

Thank you, veterans!

by Trina Kleist

A Prayer for Veterans We offer this Veterans Day prayer in thanks to all those who have served, or are now serving, in the Armed Forces of the United States of America: Almighty and ever-living God, we give you thanks for the men and women who have served and defended our country and the values […]

Sunday, Nov. 5: Saints and grace!

by Trina Kleist

All Saints honored today – and that means you! Today is All Saints Sunday. According to long church tradition, All Saints Day on Nov. 1 remembers the saints of the faith – people like St. Francis, for example. All Souls Day, on Nov. 2, honors all departed believers in the One True Faith – ordinary […]