Easter Message: He is Risen – Alleluia!
Easter brings, first, confusion and fear. Jesus’ own followers wrestled with their doubts. Even people who knew Jesus had a hard time seeing God’s amazing truth. New life for all – worked out through the very darkness and death that plague us.
“He is risen!”
“He is risen indeed, alleluia!”
— Traditional Easter greeting
In contrast to that darkness and doubt, today’s celebration feels all the more joyful. God transforms our anxiety, isolation and fear into embracing love for ourselves and our fellow human beings. Resurrection comes to us, here, today! And God’s Holy Spirit walks with us in all we do and face.
Today’s beautiful flowers, stirring music and inspiring Scripture fill your spiritual tank for the whole week!
God of amazing love, open my heart to your love, grace and mercy. Let me feel your arms embracing me! Guide me into the destiny you have for me. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.
6 a.m. Sunrise service! Imagine the women at the tomb at sunrise on that first Easter! In the Sanctuary.
Coffee Fellowship: Enjoy fruit, baked goods and beverages after each worship service, in our Fellowship Center.
Easter Egg Hunt! Separate runs for children little and big. Meet after the 11 a.m. worship service in our Fellowship Center.
Today’s Bible readings: Acts 10:34-43. Psalm 118: 1-2, 14-24. 1 Corinthians 15:19-26. Luke 24:1-12. 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.
Most 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, we meet right after the 10 a.m. worship – at about 11:15 a.m. – in 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.
- Exercise class – Get fit at PEACE! Fun, inspiring exercise at 11 a.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in the Fellowship Center.
- 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.
Today, we start the season of Easter. During this spiritual time, we read stories about Jesus’ appearances after his resurrection. And, we think about the many ways God renews our lives here and now.
Thank you, God for sending your Anointed One – Jesus! – who brings new life to this broken world!