ONE service at 10am today!
Be a doer, not just a talker! God promises us many blessings if we do what he asks.
Be doers of the word, and not merely hearers who deceive themselves. – James 1:22
What does God ask doers to do? “Care for the orphans and widows in their distress.” Check. And this: “Be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to anger.” Uh, that’s hard.
This one’s even tougher: “Keep oneself unstained by the world” – meaning, don’t do things like lying, cheating, envy, gossip, adultery, pride and just plain foolishness. Yikes. Basically, God asks doers to follow the guidelines that God gave people long ago so they could live a good life. Jesus summed it up like this: a) Love and seek God with everything you have; and, b) love your neighbor as yourself. Hmm, that’s sounding like kind of a lot, God, I don’t know.
By the way, just because people are “religious” doesn’t mean they are doers – today’s readings point that out! Those folks keep forgetting who they are, but God knows what’s in their hearts.
The thing is, real doers can’t do by themselves. God’s Holy Spirit helps us every day. And God’s loving forgiveness, through Jesus, gives us a fresh start when we mess up. Which happens a lot. Phew!
At PEACE, we think of worship as doer training. Train with us at 10 a.m. worship today. (We hope you’ll stay for coffee and baked goodies!)
Gracious, loving God, please help me to be a doer! You know how hard it is. So, help me to see your life as the good life! Amen.
Today at Peace
Today’s Bible readings: Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-9; Psalm 15; James 1:17-27; Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23. Read them here.
Preaching today: The Rev. Linda Line. See a previous sermon by Pastor Linda 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.
We resume next Sunday, at 9:45 a.m. Sept. 9. Please come have ice cream & toppings with us, while you get acquainted with our new spaces for our youth & family programs. Go to our Education Wing (past the Fellowship Center) to find the Youth Game 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 about our loving, gracious Creator.
Not today! Most Sundays during the summer months, our Adult Bible Study will be on break.
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
Monday Bible Study – 1pm in the Conference Room. We’re studying our faith ancestors and their amazing stories set down in Genesis.
Choir Practice – 7pm Thursdays, in the Sanctuary. We’re just starting after summer break, and we’d love to have you sing with us! No musical experience necessary, just a love of singing.
Ice Cream Party – 9:45am Sunday, Sept. 9 in the Youth Game Room. Help us kick off our Sunday School term. Why? Because God’s love is sweet!
Harvest Dinner & Talent Show – 5pm Sunday, Sept. 23 in the Fellowship Center. Dinner and a talent show. Show off your God-given talents! Sign up in the Atrium.
Church Picnic – 12:30pm Sunday, Oct. 7 at Lake Wildwood. Sign up in the Atrium & bring a side dish to share; beverages and BBQ meats provided.
Check out more events on PEACE’s online calendar. – Get involved in exercise classes, quilting and more activities. We love to mix fellowship with fun!
OFFICE HOURS – 8:30am-12pm & 1-3:30pm Monday through Thursday. Closed this Monday for Labor Day.