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Sunday, Sept. 24: God’s ‘generous’ makes us jealous!

by Trina Kleist

God has a different way of being generous! It’s good to be generous. But God’s way of being generous makes our way look like nothing! Today’s Bible story makes that clear, and it makes us pretty uncomfortable. Jesus tells another parable about the “kingdom of heaven” and how we can understand it. His story relates […]

‘Walk for Rwanda’ raises $4K+ so far

by Trina Kleist

Thank you for making Rwanda walk a success! Early reports show than $4,000 in donations came in over the weekend in support of PEACE Lutheran Church’s “Walk for Rwanda.” More donations are expected this week – and you can still donate to this great cause by going to our secure donation portal! “Walk for Rwanda” […]

Prayer, support for victims of Natural Disasters

by Trina Kleist

When disaster strikes, God hears our cries! We invite you to stand with our neighbors where disasters have struck along the Gulf Coast, in the Caribbean, in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas, in Mexico and in the American West. Record-setting hurricanes, powerful earthquakes and enormous wildfires may make us feel helpless, alone and scared. But […]

Sunday, Sept. 10: You gather, I come!

by Trina Kleist

When we gather, God’s love comes to us! When we gather in a community of faith, in the name of Jesus, Jesus promises that he stands there among us. That’s the message of today’s story: You gather, I’m there. I come. But we have to gather. With all of our faults and fears. With all […]

Houston fund raises $9K+ for relief

by Trina Kleist

Audience rains love on Houston People donated close to $8,000 at PEACE Lutheran Church’s recent fundraising concert to support relief and rebuilding in the Houston, Texas, area, devastated by Hurricane Harvey. The impromptu “Texas Hurricane Fundraising Concert” drew at least 170 people to hear 31 musicians perform at PEACE in Grass Valley, Calif., on Sunday. […]

‘Walk for Rwanda’ on local trails Sept. 16

by Trina Kleist

Trails walk links to community in Rwanda Trails in western Nevada County, Calif., and community services in the African nation of Rwanda come together at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, in a fundraiser hosted by PEACE Lutheran Church. DONATE NOW TO THE RWANDA FUND – CLICK HERE Supporting grass-roots, community improvements in Rwanda. Participants will […]

Sunday, Sept. 3: God’s way, not our way!

by Trina Kleist

But God, I want it my way!           God’s way of doing things isn’t at all like our way of doing things. The Bible shows us again and again, but we don’t get it. The same theme comes up with Jesus and his followers. “Those who lose their life for my sake will find it.” — […]

Aug. 27: Who is Jesus to you?

by Trina Kleist

Know who Jesus is! Jesus knew his followers were confused about his identity. Miraculous healings and feedings weren’t enough. So to make things plain, Jesus took his followers to the place that symbolized all that clouded their vision. In today’s Gospel story, Jesus takes them to “the district of Cesarea Philippi” to reveal his true […]

Sunday, Aug. 20: God loves a pest!

by Trina Kleist

Do you have the faith of a pest? Would you like to? God’s OK with it! Several Bible stories feature a pest – someone who keeps after God, asking again and again for something that’s important to them. What makes these folks special to God is their pestering comes from a deep faith that God […]

Sunday, Aug. 13: It’s OK, Jesus knows you’re afraid!

by Trina Kleist

So let ‘afraid’ turn to ‘a faith’! Jesus’ followers often were afraid – but Jesus kept on loving them and pushing them to “take heart” and let him nurture their faith. Even after Jesus’ most famous miracle – the feeding of the 5,000 – his followers still had trouble with their faith. (How human is […]