The child in you yearns for God’s love!
A child is so vulnerable! People can be mean or take advantage of the child. And yet, that’s how Jesus says we should be toward God. More, God asks us to welcome children and lead them to Him.
Taking (the child) into his arms, Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.” – Mark 9:36
Jesus declared this during a time when children had little status in society. People loved their own children, but they were not valued in a general sense. So once again, Jesus turns the world’s logic upside down, declaring that the little ones, the least ones, please God the most.
Merciful, compassionate God, please help me to accept your lavish, uplifting love with the simplicity and trust of a child! Amen.
Today at Peace
Today’s Bible readings: Jeremiah 11:18-20; Psalm 54; James 3:13- 4:3, 7-8a; Mark 9:30-37. Read them here.
Preaching today: The Rev. Linda Line. Check out a previous sermon by Pastor Linda here.
Need pastoral care? Please call the office at (530) 273-9631. We’re in Monday through Thursday, 8:30am-3:30pm; closed for lunch 12-1pm.
Harvest Dinner & Talent Show – TODAY! 5pm Sunday, Sept. 23 in the Fellowship Center. $10 per person, all you can eat. Enjoy the God-given talents of Peace members!
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.
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 followed by harvest – much like fall! Read about Time After Pentecost here.
9:45-10:45am Sunday in the new Youth-Family Lounge.
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
Monday Bible Study – 1pm in the Conference Room. We’re studying our faith ancestors and their amazing stories set down in Genesis.
Silent Movie – 4pm Sunday, Oct. 14. Walt Strony will perform music to accompany “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” Lon Chaney’s 1923 silent thriller. It’s free, but any donations will support our Organ Fund. Stay for the free reception afterward!
Lunch & Dinner Groups – Every September, new groups form to meet during the year for lunch or dinner. It’s a fun way to meet new people at PEACE or get to know folks better. Sign-up sheets in the Atrium. Our organizational Potluck Dinner is 6pm Monday, Oct. 29.
OFFICE HOURS – 8:30am-12pm & 1-3:30pm Monday through Thursday; closed 12-1pm for lunch.