Posts from April 2016

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Sunday, May 1: Find true peace!

by Trina Kleist

“Peace be with you” Jesus promises peace to believers. But what kind of peace is he talking about? Jesus’ peace is not like peace that comes from the material world, he tells his followers after his resurrection. The story is mixed with references to loving Jesus and following the instructions for living that he gave. […]

Youth boost $10.3-million hunger effort

by Trina Kleist

Youth make “souper” effort to tackle hunger Youth @ PEACE was part of a nation-wide effort that has raised $10.3 million to date for local food banks and other organizations tackling hunger at the local level. Young people at PEACE Lutheran Church in Grass Valley, Calif., raised $1,580 and donated nonperishable food items to our […]

Sunday, April 17: Spring Spud Spectacular

by Trina Kleist

What will it take to believe? “Believe me and follow” – that’s Jesus’ message. Not, “you have to be good enough.” Not, “you  have to know enough.” Jesus revealed himself through moments of mercy, spectacles of healing forgiveness, and compassionate companionship with prostitutes, collaborators and untouchables. Those less-than-good-enoughs understood that the Jesus Path offered them […]

Sunday, April 10: Go catch some fish!

by Trina Kleist

Then, come have breakfast! Jesus nourishes us, especially when we are tired and hungry and scared and not sure what to do next. After Jesus rose from the dead, he appeared a third time to his followers, John’s Gospel tells us. This time, a bunch of them had been out fishing all night, but they […]

“Leap of Faith”: Community gives $17,680!

by Trina Kleist

See What Faith Can Do: $17K! Thank you so much for your prayers and encouragement during this campaign! Our results show what faith, prayer and hard work can achieve: $17,680 has been donated by the generous people of western Nevada County, far surpassing PEACE’s goal for this campaign of $10,000. With the seed grant from […]

Sunday, April 3: Quilt Show today!

by Trina Kleist

Feeling locked up? Easter is the day we celebrate our freedom. But like Jesus’ followers, often we stay in a locked room, unwilling to believe, unwilling to trust. Only a week after Easter freedom, and we’re back to our old habits, imprisoned by our human need to be in charge. We wind up afraid to let go […]