When we believe in Jesus as the Son of God, God adopts us as his own children – He chooses us! Then, as God’s children, God lavishes upon us “every spiritual blessing,” St. Paul writes.
One of the gifts we receive is the power of the Holy Spirit, who helps us follow the model of Jesus in our daily lives! Check out St. Paul’s letter to the Ephesians — the topic for this coming Sunday at PEACE Lutheran Church.
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing… just as he chose us in Christ before the foundation of the world to be holy and blameless before him in love.” – Ephesians 1:3-4
Today’s Bible Readings: Amos 7:7-15; Psalm 85:8-13; Ephesians 1:3-14; Mark 6:14-29
Today’s Sermon: “My Celebrity Look-Alike: It Matters to be Chosen!”
Pastor Tom Miller will preside today. Teaching points:
- Being a celebrity look alike is a big deal – there’s even a web site.
- It matters that we reflect the image of our “spiritual look-alike,” Jesus, the one who chose.
- It matters to be chosen — blessed.
- It matters to be chosen – we don’t have to choose to sin any more.
- It matters to be chosen – we can reflect Christ and bring Christ glory.
Adult Bible Study
10 a.m. in the Old Fellowship Hall. Pastor Tom Miller will conclude his discussion of Revelations’ letters to seven early churches. Today, we focus on the messages to Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea – faithful, but flawed congregations. All are welcome to learn more about this puzzling, fascinating, final book in the New Testament.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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.
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.