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Sunday, Jan. 3: New Year’s Assurance!

by Trina Kleist

God finds us – you can be sure! From the beginning, God has known you. God has loved you and sought you out. Today’s Gospel reading gives us assurance that, no matter how crazy our world may seem, no matter how lost we may feel, no matter what we may have done, God is pouring […]

Sunday, Dec. 27: Treasure the memories

by Trina Kleist

Parents treasure the memories of their children growing up. Today’s story is a mother’s treasured memory of her son, Jesus, who did something extraordinary when he was 12 years old. “After three days, they found him in the temple.” – Luke 2:46 Jesus had been with his family in Jerusalem for the Passover, and when […]

Christmas Eve Services Dec. 24

by Trina Kleist

Welcome, God-made-flesh! At Christmas, we celebrate the arrival of God’s promised Anointed One — his special messenger of love for all the world, God-made-flesh, Jesus the Christ. At PEACE, we welcome all who want to feel connected to the true meaning of the holiday season. We will have two Christmas Eve services, at 4 and […]

Blue at Christmas?

by Trina Kleist

“Longest Night” on Sunday, Dec. 20 Candlelight, meditation, music, prayer and Bible readings will point a path toward hope during “Longest Night,” a free event for anyone feeling pain and loss amid holiday cheer. “Longest Night” will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 20, at Peace Lutheran Church, 828 W. Main St. near downtown Grass […]

Sunday, Dec. 20: Two women, amazing stories!

by Trina Kleist

Two women – Mary and Elizabeth — each have miraculous pregnancies and are filled with the Holy Spirit. Still waiting for the fullness of their time, each one feels the power of God’s presence in her life, and can’t wait to tell the other about it! At PEACE, we welcome all who are curious about […]

Sunday, Dec. 13: Children’s Christmas Program!

by Trina Kleist

Children and youth of PEACE Lutheran Church will present “The Story of the Magi” during the 11 a.m. worship service. Their story tells how God reaches out to those who “don’t belong” to manifest his love and plans for good for all people. “He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.” – Luke 3:16 […]

Sunday, Nov. 29: “Advent” means “Get Ready!”

by Trina Kleist

Advent Brings Signs of God’s Kingdom. Today is the first day of a special season in the church. “Advent” is the season when we know something is coming, so we better get ready for it! Advent is the four weeks before Christmas, and it’s the period when we get ready for the coming of the […]

Sunday, Nov. 22: A Different Kind of Kingdom

by Trina Kleist

A kingdom of violence? Violence in the world might make us wonder, where is God in all this? God’s kingdom is not of this world, but it is breaking into this world through our lives and actions — Here! Now! “If my kingdom were from this world, my followers would be fighting to keep me […]

Sunday, Nov. 15: Don’t fear change!

by Trina Kleist

God is always in charge! “This is but the beginning of the birth pangs.” – Mark 13:8. Jesus’s friends are impressed with the majesty of the Temple in Jerusalem. But he warns them not to be dazzled by the physical world. Change is coming! We, too, might be impressed. Or perhaps depressed. What are we […]

Sunday, Nov. 8: Give Up!

by Trina Kleist

  “She put in everything she had, all she had to live on.” – Mark 12:44 God loves the vulnerable: Widows, orphans, the poor – the Bible tells us again and again that they hold a special place in God’s heart. We, too, are to protect and help them. But today’s reading leads us deeper: […]