Life in God leads to spiritual riches!
Get rich – people have wanted that forever. We think material riches will solve all our problems. But it’s an illusion! “Vanity of vanities… all is vanity and chasing after wind!” This Old Testament lament couples with Jesus’ story in today’s readings. A man comes to Jesus with a family dispute over an inheritance (how contemporary!). Jesus moves the questioner away from the thing that is distracting him – material wealth – to the core issue.
ONE WORSHIP SERVICE today at 10 a.m.
Rich in the spirit – rich in God’s love. That’s what we need. Jesus knows that. All we have to do is walk the Jesus Path to grow rich beyond our wildest dreams!
At Peace Lutheran Church, we gather each Sunday in worship to pray that God would make us rich in love, mercy and kindness. Then, we go out and do our best to live lives of service to our neighbors.
God of mercy, teach us to be of service to you, but offering your love to our neighbors each day, Amen.
Today at Peace – Get Rich with God!
Coffee Fellowship: Enjoy baked goods and beverages after each worship service in our Fellowship Center.
Today’s Bible readings: Genesis 18:20-32; Psalm 138; Colossians 2:6-19; Luke 11:1-13. Read them here.
Jesus said, “Be on guard against all kinds of greed; for one’s life does not consist in the abundance of possessions.” – Luke 12:15
Officiating: The Rev. Bill Wong officiates. 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.
We will resume Sunday School classes on Sept. 8 with an Ice Cream Party! (because God’s love is sweet…)
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.
- 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.
Your spiritual growth – Get rich in the Spirit!
We would love to grow spiritually with you!
Like natural seasons, our church seasons have a special meaning for our spiritual lives.
We are now in the Time After Pentecost. For the next several months, we read stories about what it means to live our lives as God’s People. We think about what it means to be part of the Kingdom of God, here and now!
Thank you, God for sending your Holy Spirit – who fills me with the strength to tell the world of your love! Amen.