“Has Christ been divided?”
We certainly are divided – but Jesus asked his followers for unity. We separate ourselves along lines of ideology, race, religion, politics, class, culture, gender, sexual orientation, and even hobbies. But Jesus prayed to God that his followers “be one.”
Unity can be elusive, even for people on the Jesus Path. The earliest Christians divided themselves by who was circumcised, what foods people ate and what language they spoke. Are we any different?
When the early Christians in Corinth fell into disunity, St. Paul reminded them that they were the living Body of Christ. He scolded them, “Has Christ been divided?”
At PEACE, we are not all the same in our beliefs – except for the belief that God lavishly loves each one of us. And we love to share that love with all who seek God!
“The glory that you have given me, I have given them, so that they may be one, as we are one.” – John 17:22
Pastor Eileen Smith LeVan preaches today.
Today’s Bible readings: Acts 16:16-34; Psalm 97; Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21; John 17:20-26
We Lutherans really enjoy our coffee & baked goodies, so please, come have a snack with us! After each worship service, we gather in our Fellowship Center for refreshments and conversation. Come make new friends!
Adult Bible Study
Becoming a Good Samaritan. We continue this series to help us seriously ponder the ways Jesus is calling each of us, as individuals and as a congregation, to care for our neighbors in need. Led by Pastor Eileen Smith LeVan
Youth @ Peace Sunday School
Prepare for the coming of the Holy Spirit! Next Sunday is Pentecost, and young people of all ages will practice our Pentecost procession first. Then, we’ll conclude our season-of-Easter with a talk about Holy Communion. (Is that really Jesus’ blood??? Yuck!!) Meet @ 9:45 a.m. in the Youth Room downstairs.
Youth @ PLC is our all-ages Bible study, where young disciples learn the core stories of our faith and what it means to walk the Jesus Path. 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
May 21: The memorial service for Larry Skinner will be at 11 a.m. in the Sanctuary.
Get Involved at PEACE!