What does healing look like to you?
Healing can take many forms. In today’s Gospel story, Jesus heals a woman who had been bent over for 18 years. In our Old Testament reading, God promises to heal his people as a whole, freeing them from a political oppressor. Both stories point to God – and faith in God above all else – as the cornerstone of true healing.
Jesus said, “Woman, you are set free from your ailment.” – Luke 13:12
Here’s the undercurrent of these two readings: Healing comes on God’s terms, not on ours. But we humans seem determined to get in the way!
At Peace Lutheran Church, we gather each Sunday in worship to beg for healing both physical and spiritual. God promises to nurture us and walk with us through all things! Then, we go out and do our best, Monday through Saturday, to show God’s love, mercy and kindness to others. We become tools of God’s healing for others!
Holy Healer of all our ills, teach us to seek freedom in you, Amen.
Today at Peace – Find true healing by centering on God!
Coffee Fellowship: Enjoy baked goods and beverages after each worship service in our Fellowship Center.
Today’s Bible readings: Isaiah 58:9b-14; Psalm 103:1-8; Hebrews 12:18-29; Luke 13:10-17. Read them here.
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. 15 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
- Silent Movies with Walt Strony presents “A Silent Film Medley.” 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22. Admission by donation; a free reception follows. Three silent classics include “A Trip to the Moon” and “Sherlock Jr.” Live musical accompaniment by the amazing Walt Strony on his own Walt Strony Signature Series theater organ.
- 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 –God’s Spirit offers healing!
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.