God’s promises are forever: God’s love for us is as abundant as the stars in the night sky!
Abraham & Sarah are faith ancestors who received an amazing promise – and then ran into trouble when they tried to “help” God along. Their story speaks to us today. Amid the reflection and humility underlying the season of Lent, we find hope in this astonishing truth: Even when we interfere with God’s plan, God always keeps his end of the deal.
“I will establish my covenant between me and you… to be God to you and to your offspring after you.” – Genesis 17:7
Today’s Bible Readings: Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16; Psalm 22:23-31; Romans 4:13-25; Mark 8:31-38
Today’s Sermon – “Abraham & Sarah`” – During the five Sundays of Lent, our theme is “Promises, Promises,” looking at stories of God’s enduring promise to love us and bring us back to Him. Our guest preacher today is Lynne (Heppe) Ogren.
Adult Bible Study – 10 a.m. in the Old Fellowship Hall. Lynne (Heppe) Ogren will talk about what it was like to grow up as a member of Peace Lutheran Church, how she discerned a call to ordained ministry, what her experiences have been in training for that ministry, and how the future looks to her. Pastor David Baker will facilitate.
Sunday School — Youth @ PLC (our all-ages Bible study) is “living in a tent” while we learn more about our faith ancestors. Trusting in God . . . It’s sure to take us places we never could have imagined!
Meet @ 9:50 a.m. in the Youth Room downstairs – pick up cookies & juice first in the Fellowship Center. A fun & active program welcome to all!
Lent, the time in the church calendar before Easter, continues through April 4. At PEACE Lutheran Church, we observe this season with a weekly event that celebrates the community of Christ’s love in the world, even as we contemplate the ashes of the human ego. (Click here for more about Ash Wednesday.)
Free soup suppers are at 6 p.m. Thursdays in the Fellowship Center. If you would like to bring a crock-pot of soup to share, please call the church office at (530) 273-9631.
Lenten Prayer Services are at 7 p.m. Thursdays in the Sanctuary, after the Soup Suppers. These are moving interludes of music and prayer that foster contemplation. The sermon theme of our mid-week services is “Church is something you are, not somewhere you go!”