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 and embrace the new life Jesus offers!
Deep down, we know we really can’t do it by ourselves – so we lock ourselves up behind closed doors. We lock up all kinds of doors between us and other people, between us and God himself.
The risen Jesus walks right through our locked doors – right through our barriers physical, emotional, cultural, political, philosophical, theological – right through our egos and into our hearts. Alleluia! He is risen indeed!
At PEACE, we welcome all those who yearn to get out of their locked rooms and into new life!
“My Lord and my God!” – John 20-28
Pastor David Baker preaches today; Pastor Eileen Smith LeVan will return next week.
Today’s Bible readings: Acts 5:27-32; Psalm 118:14-29; Revelation 1:4-8; John 20:19-31
Peacemakers is our weekly quilting group. Today, our Peacemakers display their beautiful and colorful creations before donating them to local hospitals and charitable organizations. View them on your way to get coffee and baked goods.
We Lutherans really enjoy our coffee & baked goodies! After each worship service, we gather in our Fellowship Center for refreshments and conversation. Come make new friends!
Adult Bible Study
No Adult Bible Study today.
Youth @ Peace Sunday School
The story of Easter continues! What would you do if you thought your dead friend had come back to life?? We’ll look at the reactions of several of Jesus’ followers to the Good News of the resurrection. Meet @ 9:45 a.m. downstairs in the Youth Room.
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. 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! These days, we are working on the Lord’s Prayer and the 10 Commandments.
Coming up at PEACE
- Women of Peace Annual Retreat – Saturday, April 16. Our theme is Isaiah 40:31, “…they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength…” Our speaker is Holly LaChappelle, who describes her mission as “leading people to Jesus’ transformational heart healing and unconditional love!” Our retreat is at the beautiful and serene Mercy Center in Auburn; cost is $32. Sign up in the Atrium. Learn more about Holly by clicking here.
- Spring Spud Spectacular – Our annual baked potato luncheon will be hosted by Youth @ Peace and benefit ELCA World Hunger. NEW date: 12:15 p.m. Sunday, April 17, in the Fellowship Center. Cost is $5 for an organic baked potato, toppings, chili (meat & vegetarian), dessert & punch. Enjoy food & fellowship! Sign-up sheets to attend & to donate items will be in the Atrium on the first Sunday in April. (The date has been rescheduled due to conflicts.)
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