Today we celebrate Reformation Sunday.
Jesus often asks his followers to re-form themselves into his image – but reform at any level can be a tough thing to ask.
In today’s gospel, a blind man named Bartimaeus cries out to Jesus for mercy and for healing. Jesus heals his physical malady – and immediately, Bartimaeus follows Jesus on down the road to a new life, re-formed in Jesus.
Nearly 500 years ago on Oct. 31, a German monk and university professor named Martin Luther asked the Church to re-form itself in Jesus’ image. Luther objected to some of the Church’s practices, including selling forgiveness of sins for cash. We’ll celebrate with rousing music and a procession at the 11 a.m. worship service, where we ask God’s help and guidance to re-form ourselves as walkers of the Jesus Path!
For more about how Lutherans are celebrating the Reformation, click here.
“Take heart!… He is calling you.” – Mark 10:49
Today’s Bible readings: 2 Jeremiah 31:7-9; Psalm 126; Hebrews 7:23-28; Mark 10:46-52
Take a look at opportunities for service and growth with our Eucharistic Ministers, Helping Hands, Youth and Family Ministry, Rwanda Connection and at nearby Scotten School through the Eagle Eyes program.
During Fire Season
During this season of fire danger, we hold in our prayers the men and women who fight fires in our community and across the United States. We have at least eight people connected to our congregation who are involved.
Is a firefighter in your family? Please let Pastor Eileen know so that we can include them by name in our prayers.
Adult Bible Study
Why are we so afraid of silence? Pastor Eileen will use a short video from a series called “Nooma” to guide the conversations about faith, life and noise. 10 a.m. Sunday in the Old Fellowship Hall – be sure to get your coffee and cookies first!
We observe Reformation Sunday with a story video about Martin Luther. Many Christians see Luther as an example of faithfulness. Luther indeed was a man of deep faith, but also wrestled with deep doubts.
Youth @ PLC is our all-ages Bible study, where young disciples learn the core stories of our faith and what it means in our lives. Our Teen Class focuses on our Faith Ancestors and what these flawed but faithful folks have to teach us. Bring your questions, doubts and challenges to God, the Bible and the Church – they are welcome here!
Covenant is our theme (this week, we’re taking a “Luther” break) and we’ll review the period of the patriarchs next Sunday. Class starts at 9:50 a.m. Sundays. Contact Trina Kleist for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org or call/txt (530) 575-6132.
Bible memory verses: Kids can earn Bible Bucks for verses they memorize and redeem them for cool prizes!
Get Involved at PEACE!
We have lots of ways for you to get involved here at PEACE Lutheran Church. Here are three areas of need. Please call the church office at (530) 273-9631 for more information.
- Assisting Ministers – These folks help the pastor during worship services by reading prayers and helping to serve Holy Communion. Please give prayerful consideration to joining this wonderful service!
- Hospitality & Fellowship – We need people to help with coffee after both services and to bring baked goods to share.
- To learn about more opportunities, click here.