God invites you to feel the joy!
And remember: worry kills joy! When we trust completely in God’s love and care for us, we can do anything. We can use the talents He gives us to manifest our purpose on this Earth. And in bad times, we stay strong in hope and faith; we keep on doing what God wants us to do until things change.
It’s amazing how many blessings flow over us in the mean time!
“Enter into the joy of your Master.” – Matthew 25:21
We feel the joy of God’s precious Spirit flowing through us this morning. We would love to share that with you! Check us out – worship services are at 8:30 and 11 a.m. today at 828 W. Main St., near downtown Grass Valley.
PRAYER for today: Giving God, help me to trust your abundance. And please, bring me into your joy! Amen.
At PEACE This Morning
Today’s Bible readings: Zephaniah 1:7, 12-18; Psalm 90:1-12; 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11; Matthew 25:14-30 8:31-36. Read them here.
The Rev. Linda Line preaches today. Pastor Eileen Smith Le Van is on vacation the week of Thanksgiving, but if you need pastoral care, PLEASE call the church office at (530) 273-9631.
Adult Bible Study
The Adult Forum meets in the Old Fellowship Hall at 10 a.m., led by Pastor Eileen. Stop in the Fellowship Center around the corner to pick up coffee & baked goods!
We celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation this fall with stories about Martin Luther, told through the eyes of his children. Plus: We prove that studying Luther’s Small Catechism can be fun. (Seriously!) Today we talk about the 5th Commandment.
Meet at 9:45 a.m. downstairs in the Youth Room.
Youth @ PEACE 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. We welcome all who yearn to learn more about our loving, gracious Creator.
Bible memory verses: Kids can earn Bible Bucks for verses they memorize and redeem them for cool prizes! Our goal is for young people to bring God’s word deep into their hearts, supporting a lifetime of faith.
No Toddler Time this morning, sorry! But please call ahead if you are interested – (530) 575-6132.
Most Sundays, we have a special program for the tiniest disciples. God invites ALL children, so bring your babies and squirmy tots for this fun program! Usually, we start at 9:45 a.m. with music downstairs in the Youth Room with the older children. Then, our youngest Followers of Jesus head upstairs to the Nursery for an age-appropriate lesson.
We encourage parents to stay – you are your child’s most important teacher!
At PEACE this week
- Christmas Rummage Sale – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily through Sunday, Nov. 26 (closed Thanksgiving Day). Find beautiful vintage, specialty, hand-blown glass and hand-painted ornaments, plus other gently used Christmas decorations. Priced to sell! Proceeds benefit Peace Organ Fund.
- Thanksgiving Worship – 5 p.m. Wednesday (Thanksgiving Eve) in the Sanctuary
- Coming Up – Check out our online calendar for more events at PEACE.
- Office Hours – 9am-12pm & 12:30-3:30pm Monday through Friday.
Your spiritual growth
Fall is a time of harvest. In the Church, we see it also as a season of spiritual harvest. So in these weeks after celebrating Pentecost – when God sent his Holy Spirit to Jesus’ followers – we reflect on what our Bible stories tell us about spiritual fruit. How do we live ever more closely with God? How do we bring other closer to feeling God’s spirit in their lives? Learn more about this Time After Pentecost.
Get Involved at PEACE!
Meet people at PEACE Lutheran Church who get together over lunch and dinner.
Learn about volunteer opportunities in worship.