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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 […]

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 […]

Sunday, Oct. 29: Know the truth, be free!

by Trina Kleist

We celebrate Luther’s search for truth today! Martin Luther searched God’s Word, yearning to be free of the condemnation of God’s Law. Jesus’ message, Luther found, sets us all free. Will you embrace it? Today, we celebrate the 500th anniversary of Luther’s challenge to church authorities who taught a message contrary to the freedom Jesus […]

Sunday, Oct. 22: What do I give to God?

by Trina Kleist

Well, what belongs to God? What we give to God – of our time, talent and treasure – underscores much of our thinking during the fall months at PEACE. Today’s Gospel story presents a way to think about our possessions, the pressures of the world, and God’s invitation to a new Kingdom built on God-values. […]

Litany in Times of Fire

by Trina Kleist

We pray for those affected by fire Fire in Nevada County and elsewhere 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 […]

‘Walk for Rwanda’ raises $4K+

by Trina Kleist

  Thank you for supporting ‘Walk for Rwanda’! ‘Walk for Rwanda’ donations have reached $4,401 in support of 33 walkers who took to trails in western Nevada County recently. The walkers’ goal: raise at least $1,000 to benefit community-building in the African nation of Rwanda. “We were surprised by, and very grateful for, the generous […]

Sunday, Oct. 8: Don’t grow nasty grapes!

by Trina Kleist

God expects sweet grapes from you! God’s kingdom here on earth looks something like a vineyard, Jesus says. God plants good vines, and he expects sweet, juicy grapes to grow. But it’s so easy for us to grow nasty, yucky grapes instead! Lots of vineyards grew in Jesus’ time, and Jesus used vineyard imagery a […]

Thank you! Hurricane fundraiser nets $13K+

by Trina Kleist

Donations to Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund go to work! Thank you, western Nevada County! PEACE Lutheran Church’s appeal on behalf of Texas hurricane victims raised $13,718! In the wake of Hurricane Harvey’s battering of eastern Texas, we at PEACE organized an impromptu fundraising concert. We hatched the idea on a Tuesday, and held the concert […]