God calls you as God’s own child!
God called Jesus his Son. Today’s amazing story brings us the image of Jesus, a first-century Jewish man, who gets baptized by this crazy-seeming prophet John, in a muddy river. Yuck! Then a shape, something like a dove – the Holy Spirit! – descends out of the sky and over Jesus. Then, a voice booms out through the very air – God’s own voice! – declaring God’s love and deep satisfaction with Jesus.
“You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.” – Luke 3:22
When the Holy Spirit enters our hearts, each of us becomes God’s son or daughter too! When we follow the Path that Jesus walked, our lives transform into God-Kingdom lives. The promised God-Kingdom breaks into our world, through even the tiniest actions of love and caring we show for each other.
God of transformation, please send your Holy Spirit on me now, today. Lead me, as your beloved son or daughter. Help me to walk the Jesus Path! Amen.
Today at Peace
Today’s Bible readings: Isaiah 43:1-7; Psalm 29; Acts 8:14-17; Luke 3:15-17, 21-22. Read them here.
Officiating: The Rev. Bill Wong. We are so happy to receive Pastor Wong as our interim pastor while we transition to a new, settled pastor.
Coffee Fellowship: After each worship service, please head down the hall to our Fellowship Center for coffee and baked goods.
Meet the Church Council – Our lay leaders answer questions and talk about church matters during Coffee Fellowship, between services in the Fellowship Center.
Need pastoral care? Please call the office at (530) 273-9631. Our office opens Monday through Thursday, 8:30am-3:30pm; closed for lunch 12-1pm.
Meet at 9:45 a.m. most Sundays in the Game Room (near the Fellowship Center). After a little fussbol, we move to our Youth & Family Lounge for a Sunday School lesson. TODAY: Did you know that Jesus was a boy, too?
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.
- Exercise class – Get fit at PEACE! Fun, inspiring exercise at 11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in the Fellowship Center.
- Taizé Evening Prayer – 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, in the Sanctuary. This deeply mystical experience brings us closer to God through candles, music, chanting, singing, Bible readings and prayer.
- Silent Movies with Walt Strony presents – 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27 – FREE! “Comedy Shorts” will leave you laughing at the different comedic styles of Laurel & Hardy, Buster Keaton and Charley Chase. A free wine-and-cheese reception follows.
- Prayer Shawls, Women’s Circles, Bell Choir, Quilts – Check out more events on PEACE’s online calendar.
OFFICE HOURS – 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. & 1-3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
Like natural seasons, our church seasons have a special meaning for our spiritual lives. For us, we now observe the season of Epiphany. During this spiritual season, we read stories that reveal Jesus as the Son of God and the Anointed One who mends this broken world. We would love to grow spiritually with you!