ONE WORSHIP SERVICE TODAY @ 10am.
We get waaaay more from following Jesus than anything we can gain by following the ways of this world! God slakes our thirst when we wander in the wilderness of confusion, pain, loneliness, fear and despair. If we follow the path that Jesus shows us, the Creator of the Universe will “give drink to… the people whom I formed for myself.”
“Mary anointed Jesus’ feet, and wiped them with her hair.” — John 12:3
Our response to this amazingly lavish love? One woman’s response was to wash Jesus’ dusty, dirty, calloused fee with her ample tears, and wipe them clean with her long, beautiful hair. Humility. Gratitude. Give up our will to embrace God’s good will for us. Perfect love that fills us and satisfies every desire. Transforming love that heals us. Reckless love that spills out, that bubbles over into the world, that changes everything around us.
God of amazing love, forgive me my human arrogance. Help me give up my stiff insistence on my own broken ways. Fill me with humility and gratitude. Let me feel your arms embracing me! Guide me into your good will for me. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.
Today’s Bible readings: Isaiah 43:16-21; Psalm 126; Philippians 3:4b-14; John 12:1-8. Read them here.
Officiating: The Rev. Bill Wong. We are so happy to have Pastor Wong as our 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.
On the first Sunday of each month, we meet right after the 10 a.m. worship – at about 11:15 a.m. – in the Youth & Family Lounge. 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.
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.
- 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!
- Qi gong, Quilting, Bells of Peace, Choir Practice – Check out more events on PEACE’s online calendar.
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!