Is life tossing you about?

It’s easy to feel swamped. Job, family, relationships, bills, repairs to vehicle or home, politics, the weather – they can seem beyond our ability to control.

Here’s the good news: They are! That’s because God is in control, not us.

Jesus calms the storm

“Christ in the Storm,” by Rembrandt, 1633. Courtesy WikiArt.

In today’s Bible lesson, Jesus’ disciples were terrified of being swamped – literally! Their boat was being tossed by potentially deadly waves. Yet Jesus just laid there, asleep. Do we ever feel like God might be asleep during our crises?

So this Jesus finally gets up, tells the wind to knock it off – it does – and then turns to his best friends. “Seriously?” Jesus asks them. “You’ve been with me all this time, seen me do all these miracles, and you still don’t get it?”

What a relief to serve the God who is in control! During worship this Sunday at PEACE Lutheran Church, our God reminds us that there is no storm we can experience that God cannot overcome. Jesus calmed the waters – and he overcame death itself. May his power transform you today!

Today’s Bible Readings: Job 38:1-11; Psalm 107:1-3, 23-32; 2 Corinthians 6:1-13; Mark 4:35-41

“(Jesus) rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still” Then the wind ceased, and there was a dead calm.” — Mark 4:39

Adult Bible Study

10 a.m. in the Old Fellowship Hall. Pastor David Baker will facilitate a discussion on the topic: “Do things happen for a reason?” What do you think?

Sunday School

Youth @ PLC (our all-ages Bible study) is on recess for the summer and will resume in late August. Contact Trina Kleist for more information about summer events and the fall program: or call/txt (530) 575-6132.

Bible memory verses: If you want to work on memory verses this summer, click here to get started. For each verse learned, kids can earn Bible Bucks and redeem them for cool prizes.

Youth & Family events coming up:

  • Earthcare Day Camp – This year’s summer program is 9 a.m.-12 p.m. July 20-23 at Grass Valley United Methodist Church. Our focus is on becoming faithful stewards of God’s amazing creation! Registration is open now – look for sheets on the Welcome Desk in the Atrium at PEACE. Volunteers of all ages are warmly welcomed – see the sign-up sheet in the Atrium! (NOTE TO TEENS: This program fulfills 12-14 hours of community service!) For more information, call (530) 272-6966.
  • Family Kayak Day – All are invited to spend a day on the water July 25 at Scotts Flat Lake. Hosted by Teen Fling, our multi-church youth group for high-school-age through 21.

On the Calendar

  • Landscape Work Day – We work hard to keep our grounds looking beautiful! All are welcome to pitch in, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. Saturday, June 20. Bring your tools; lunch will be provided.

New Office Hours — PEACE office hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m., and Friday, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.