“She put in everything she had, all she had to live on.” – Mark 12:44
God loves the vulnerable: Widows, orphans, the poor – the Bible tells us again and again that they hold a special place in God’s heart. We, too, are to protect and help them.
But today’s reading leads us deeper: God wants us to be like them – open to God, depending fully on Him, throwing in everything we have with Him, for Him.
Today’s scripture readings lead us to ask ourselves whether we dare to give up everything for God. Will we robe a scribe or feed a prophet?
Today’s Bible Readings: 1 Kings 17:8-16; Psalm 146; Hebrews 9:24-28; Mark 12:38-44
Today’s Sermon: Pastor Eileen Smith LeVan preaches today.
Sponsor a Family
A holiday meal can be sponsored for a local family in need for $20 through Interfaith Food Ministry. Our local food pantry expects to feed 1,500 families!
Consider donating in someone else’s name as a Christmas gift. Contact Jim Schroeder for more information, or call the office at (530) 273-9631.
Adult Bible Study
“Opening the Book of Faith.” How can Lutheran insights open up the Bible to us? Pastor Eileen leads the study starting at 10 a.m.
So… What’s up with that talking bush?? Today, we marvel with Moses at the things God will do to get our attention.
Youth @ Peace starts at 9:50 a.m. downstairs in the Youth room. Our all-ages Bible study teaches key Bible stories – the cornerstone for a lifetime of faith. Younger readers, tweens and teens open each session together, have break-out groups for age-appropriate reading and discussion, then regroup for large-group activities and a joint closing. Contact Trina Kleist for more information: trinakleist @ gmail.com or call/txt (530) 575-6132.