A kingdom of violence?
Violence in the world might make us wonder, where is God in all this? God’s kingdom is not of this world, but it is breaking into this world through our lives and actions — Here! Now!
“If my kingdom were from this world, my followers would be fighting to keep me from being handed over,” he tells Pilate, the Roman governor, in today’s Gospel. “For this I came into the world, to testify to the truth.”
“My kingdom is not from this world.” – John 18:36
At PEACE, we welcome all those want to know more about this different kind of kingdom — a kingdom of truth, of justice and mercy. And, if the Spirit moves you, we invite you to work with us to bring this kingdom into being, here in Grass Valley!
Today’s Bible readings: Daniel 7:9-10, 13-14; Psalm 93; Revelation 1:4b-8; John 18:33-37
Fair Trade Sales Today!
Come by the tables set up in the Old Fellowship Hall to find Fair Trade-certified coffee, tea, chocolate, nuts, dried fruit and other products. Your purchases support a dignified wage for the producers – a way of bringing God’s kingdom of justice to our brothers and sisters in other lands. NEW: Colombian coffee, known for its superior flavor.
Adult Bible Study
Exodus 3:1-15 is the focus of this morning’s discussion. Pastor Eileen leads, at 10 a.m. Sunday in the Old Fellowship Hall – be sure to get your coffee and cookies first!
Pharaoh, Moses and the Exodus are today’s themes. Games, Bible reading and a little roast lamb to remember the First Passover.
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!
Bible memory verses: Kids can earn Bible Bucks for verses they memorize and redeem them for cool prizes!
Christmas Program practice starts next Sunday. We perform the story of the Wise Men during the 11 a.m. service on Sunday, Dec. 13. All are welcome to participate — you do not have to be a member of PEACE to be part of the children’s Christmas Program!