He’s a leader of healing and compassion!
Today’s readings offer two visions of leadership among God’s people. Jesus is the best of all leaders. Because he is God’s own Son, he sees his people with God’s eyes. That’s why he has compassion for us!
Jesus had compassion for them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. – Mark 6:31
In contrast, God warns the leader who take God’s people into wrong pathways. The Old Testament reading refers to a kingdom in which the leaders worship false gods, participate in rituals that make them unfaithful to their spouses and sacrifice their own children on pagan altars.
By comparison, when people move from ignorance about God into faithfulness, God comes and lives inside of them, according to a second reading. They experience peace and unity!
Faith is a journey, and it starts with letting Jesus be our leader – both in our spiritual lives and in the way we live every day. At PEACE, we look to Jesus as our leader as we grown in faith together. Check us out at 8:30 or 11 a.m. worship service this morning! (We hope you’ll stay for coffee and baked goodies!)
Gracious, loving God, lead me! I want to follow the Jesus path! Help me – lead me – heal me! Amen.
Today at Peace
Today’s Bible readings: Jeremiah 23:1-6; Psalm 23; Ephesians 2:11-22; Mark 6:30-34, 53-56. Read them here.
Need pastoral care? Please call the office at (530) 273-9631.
Coffee Fellowship: After worship service, please walk over to the Fellowship Center (down the hall and around the corner) to pick up coffee & baked goods! We would love to meet you and get to know you a little bit.
Your spiritual growth
Like natural seasons, our church seasons have a special meaning for our spiritual lives. For us, we are in “Time After Pentecost,” a season of growth – much like summer! Read about Time After Pentecost here.
No Adult Forum during the summer months.
We’re on break for the summer! But we’re planning a fun trip to the South Yuba River for Aug. 19 and a family game night in September. Stay tuned for details!
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 about our loving, gracious Creator.
Kids in church: PLEASE bring your young children to church! Their fussing and squealing may pain you, but they make us glad! Pick up an activity bag as you go into the Sanctuary (on the left in a basket, ask an usher). During the sermon, you can take your kids to our Nursery; a speaker is turned on so you can hear the sermon and follow the service.
Toddler Time: If you’re interested in our special Sunday School program for the tiniest of disciples, call (530) 575-6132 for information. It’s available starting in the fall.
Happening at PEACE
- “The Cameraman” – 4pm TODAY in the Sanctuary. Watch comedian Buster Keaton’s own personal favorite. This silent film classic comes alive with accompaniment by Walt Strony on the organ. A free reception follows.
- Monday Bible Study – 1pm in the Conference Room. We’re studying our faith ancestors and their amazing stories set down in Genesis.
Office Hours – 8:30am-12pm & 1-3:30pm Monday through Thursday (closed WEDNESDAY for Independence Day).