“Herd or  Flock?”

The Bible uses a lot of imagery involving sheep and shepherds, and we hear some of that today: Poor shepherds let the flock get scattered. Good shepherds lead and heal. THE Good Shepherd will lead with wisdom and justice, and will put an end to fear.

Christians believe Jesus – God’s Good Shepherd for all people – shows us the way to live right with God and with each other. Walk the Jesus Path with us at PEACE Lutheran Church!

Today also, we say a warm “farewell” to our interim pastor: The Rev. Tom Miller preaches his last sermon with us. Please come to a reception for Pastor Tom at 10 a.m. in the Fellowship Center, when we thank him for being our shepherd during this latter part of our pastoral transition. Meanwhile, we are eagerly awaiting the arrival of our permanent pastor, the Rev. Eileen Smith LeVan, whose first Sunday is Aug. 2. Pastor David Baker will preside at worship services next week, July 26.

 “(Jesus) saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd; and he began to teach them many things.” – Mark 6:34

Today’s Bible Readings: Jeremiah 23:1-6; Psalm 23; Ephesians 2:11-22; Mark 6:30-34, 53-56

Today’s Sermon: “Herd or Flock?”

Pastor Tom Miller preaches today. These are his teaching points:

  1. A “herd” of buffalo and a “flock” of sheep.
  2. Jeremiah’s speaks God’s judgment and promise.
  3. Jesus, the Good Shepherd serves the “herd” with compassion and teaching.
  4. Jeremiah’s promise, “Surely the days are coming,” is fulfilled for us.

Adult Bible Study

No Bible Study today – please come to the reception at 10 a.m. in the Fellowship Center to say “thank you” and Godspeed!” to Pastor Tom.

Next week, congregation President Dennis Berg and Call Committee Chairwoman Connie Berg will facilitate a discussion of “What have we learned in the past 29 months and 23 days?”

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: trinakleist@gmail.com 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 still open – come at 8:30 a.m. Monday, July 20, to register your children. For more information, call (530) 272-6966, or click here.

Family Kayak Day – All are invited to spend a day on the water, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 25 at Scotts Flat Lake. Bring your kayak ( or share one of ours), plenty of water and something to picnic or barbecue. Meet inside the second gate in the picnic area. Hosted by Teen Fling, our multi-church youth group for high-school-age through 21.

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