But, what will you knock for?
Persistent prayer is the theme of today’s Gospel. Jesus tells his followers to knock on God’s door and ask. “It will be given to you,” Jesus promises. “Search, and you will find.”
But will they ask for a laundry list of material goodies? That’s not what God is about – though that’s surely what we want from God, right?
God wants us to pester him with our prayers. And Jesus tells his followers what to pester about: “The heavenly father (will) give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!”
“Knock, and the door will be opened for you.” – Luke 11:9
At PEACE, we knock persistently on heaven’s door, expectantly waiting for God’s Spirit to fill us and renew us. We welcome all who, like us, yearn to feel filled with God’s good gifts!.
Pastor Eileen Smith Le Van preaches today.
Today’s Bible readings: Genesis 18:20-32; Psalm 138; Colossians 2:6-19; Luke 11:1-13
Adult Bible Study
The Adult Forum meets in the Old Fellowship Hall at 10 a.m., led by Pastor Eileen Smith Le Van.
Coming up at PEACE
- Blessed to Be a Blessing. How have you experienced God’s blessings in your life? Share your story with us on our “Blessed to Be a Blessing” board in the Atrium. Take a moment to read the stories posted there from your sisters and brothers in Christ .
- Prism Lifestyle & Nutrition – Achieve your right weight in a supportive atmosphere and using a God-centered program. Learn that God really is in charge of your life! Prism classes meet at 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays in the Cross Room. Contact Carol Lenhard at (530) 264-7664.
- God’s Work, Our Hands – PEACE people serve God in our community all year long. But on the weekend of Sept. 10-11, we don yellow T-shirts and let others know the joy we experience when we let God use our hands to do His work. Projects include singing hymns at Golden Empire Nursing Home & Rehabilitation Center; building at our local Habitat for Humanity site; and preparing personal care kits that will be deployed to disaster sites around the world, through Lutheran World Relief. Sign up in the Atrium.
More Coming Events – Learn more about events at PEACE here.
Youth @ Peace Sunday School
No classes for the summer, but stay posted for Family Night events!
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!