It’s the golden anniversary of Peace Lutheran Church.

We celebrate our 50th anniversary today with jubilant music and worship that includes preaching by Bishop Mark Holmerud of the ELCA’s Sierra Pacific Synod. Long-time pastor, the Rev. Richard O. Johnson, and other ministerial leaders also will participate during both the 8:45 and 11 a.m. worship services. All are welcome to enjoy a catered lunch at 12:15 p.m. in the Fellowship Center. (For more about PEACE’s history, click here.)

It’s still the season of Easter – fifth Sunday – and our Gospel reading reminds us of who we are after 50 years of ministry in western Nevada County. Jesus, our risen Lord, is like a sturdy grapevine. We are the branches that the vine puts forth every spring, expecting us to bear big bunches of sweet, juicy fruit. Grow and get ripe with us!

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“I am the vine, you are the branches.” – John 15:5

Today’s Bible Readings: Acts 8:26-40; Psalm 22:25-31; 1 John 4:7-21; John 15:1-8

Adult Bible Study

10 a.m. in the Sanctuary. The Rev. Richard O. Johnson, pastor at PEACE for nearly 30 years, will present a history of the church. “Pastor Dick” is researching the subject.

Sunday School – “Road to Emmaus”

What does it mean to walk with Jesus? In the weeks after Easter, we learn what happens when Jesus shows up in our lives. Like the two believers Jesus showed up with on their walk to the town of Emmaus, we sometimes don’t recognize Him.

Youth @ PLC (our all-ages Bible study) has been “living in a tent” while we learn how God worked through faith ancestors Abraham, Isaac & Jacob. But during the season of Easter, we are switching gears to learn more about the One who fulfilled the covenant God had made with those flawed-but-faithful folks.