Jesus gathers us like a mother hen gathers her chicks!
The mother hen sees the hawk circling, and she gathers her chicks under her wings. She puffs up her feathers to spread them out. All her chicks can find room to hide from danger.
Jesus told them, “How often have I desired to gather your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings.” — Luke 13:34
Jesus compares himself to a mother hen in today’s story. Jesus longs for you to seek shelter under his warm, shielding feathers. Danger, chaos, confusion, fear, remorse, loneliness, pain – whatever circles above you, waiting to snuff you out, Jesus yearns to shield you and give you strength.
Even if it costs him everything, Jesus wants you to have the spiritual cure that lies at the root of all your troubles!
All-loving God, give me shelter under your ample wings! Be a mother hen to me now! Open my eyes to the work of your Holy Spirit in my life every day. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.
Spring Spud Spectacular today! Youth @ PEACE host our annual baked potato lunch, right in time for St. Patrick’s day! Only $5 for savory spuds served with a smile – plus toppings, cake and punch. In the Fellowship Center.
Today’s Bible readings: Genesis 15:1-12, 17-18; Psalm 27; Philippians 3:17-4:1; Luke 13:31-35. Read them here.Read them here.
Officiating: The Rev. Bill Wong. We are so happy to have Pastor Wong as our interim pastor while we transition to a new, settled pastor.
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.
TODAY: Meet at 10 a.m. in the Youth & Family Lounge for a short lesson. Then, we work on getting reach for the Spring Spud Spectacular! This fun, annual lunch allows us to serve our congregation and raise money for summer camp and a service project. We appreciate you support!
Most other Sundays, meet us at 9:45 a.m. in the Game Room (near the Fellowship Center). After a little fussbol, at 10 a.m. we move to our Youth & Family Lounge for a Sunday School lesson.
On the first Sunday of each month, PEACE has one worship service at 10 a.m. So, we meet right after the 10 a.m. worship – at about 11:15 a.m. – in the Game Room. After a few games, we move to the 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. https://www.wearesparkhouse.org/store/category/286879/Frolic-Nursery
- Exercise class – Get fit at PEACE! Fun, inspiring exercise at 11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in the Fellowship Center.
- Taize Evening Prayer – 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, in the Sanctuary.
- Lenten Soup Supper & Prayer Service – Soup at 6:15 p.m., followed by Lenten Prayers at 7 p.m. every Thursday in Lent, in the Fellowship Center. Enjoy the fellowship!
- “The King of Kings” – Silent Movies with Walt Strony presents Cecil B. DeMille’s 1928 classic treatment of the ministry, passion and resurrection of Jesus. 4 p.m. Sunday, March 24. Free! https://peacelutherangv.org/news-events/peace-news/king-of-kings/
- Qi gong, Quilting, Bells of Peace, Choir Practice – Check out more events on PEACE’s online calendar.
OFFICE HOURS – 9 a.m.-12 p.m. & 1-3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
We would love to grow spiritually with you!
Like natural seasons, our church seasons have a special meaning for our spiritual lives.
We now observe the season of Lent. During this spiritual time, we read stories about difficulty, temptation and wandering in the wilderness of the soul. We remember to humble ourselves before our Creator. We also remember God’s great love for us, which heals and lifts us up. Thank you, God for sending your Anointed One – Jesus! – who mends this broken world!