Jesus will heal you!
It doesn’t matter who you are or what you’ve done. Jesus came to earth to heal all people, regardless of where they are from or what their background is. All he asks is that you believe him.
Jesus found faith in all kinds of surprising people. In today’s story, it’s a Roman captain, in charge of 100 soldiers. He’s an enemy of Israel. An invader. An oppressor.
Despite his pagan roots, this Roman has come to believe in the One True God. He believes Jesus is sent by God. And he reaches out – asking Jesus to heal a slave the captain “valued highly.” This captain reaches across cultural, religious and political divides to find healing and peace in his life.
“Speak the word, and let my servant be healed.” – Luke 7:7
Jesus finds such deep faith in this man that he is “amazed,” and heals the captain’s slave at once. This captain is not one of God’s Chosen People, yet Jesus answers his request with a resounding “Yes!”
Open your heart, and allow Jesus to say “Yes!” to the deep maladies in your life that need to be healed! At PEACE, we all need healing. We would like to walk on the Path with you!
Pastor Eileen Smith LeVan preaches today.
Today’s Bible readings: 1 Kinga 6:22-23, 41-43; Psalm 96:1-9; Galatians 1:1-12; Luke 7:1-10
Fair Trade Coffee Sales Today
Put your faith into practice by supporting living wages for farmers who grow the coffee you crave. Stock up on coffee, tea, chocolate, nuts, dried fruit and other items – all of them certified by Fair Trade USA to have been purchased at a dignified price. After each worship service in the Old Fellowship Hall – on the way to get your coffee and baked goods!
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!
Nooma. The Greek work for “spirit” and “breath” is pneuma, which spelled phonetically sounds like “nooma.” This series of short films takes ordinary situations we all have faced and looks at them from the perspective of Jesus’ teachings. The idea is to mold our lives to live the way Jesus taught. Nooma films feature Christian leader Rob Bell.
PEACE”S Adult Forum is led by Pastor Eileen Smith LeVan. At 10 a.m. in the Old Fellowship Hall (around the corner from coffee & baked goods).
Youth @ Peace Sunday School
Gossip, exaggerations, rumors and lies – they all violate the 8th Commandment. (What’s that??) They also make life pretty nasty – which is why there’s a commandment! 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
- Pastor John of Rwanda: Meet Pastor John Rutsindintwarane – 3-4:30 p.m. Monday, June 6, in the Old Fellowship Hall. Pator John is the new deputy bishop of the Lutheran Church of Rwanda and founding director of the community organizing program PICO Rwanda. Pastor John has been a long-time friend of PEACE Lutheran Church, since even before the founding of the LCR. Pastor John will give a video presentation and answer questions.
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