Blessed are those who weep – huh? That doesn’t sound very appealing. We’d much rather laugh, right? But life is full of things that make us sad, make us weep, make us wail and moan. And Jesus promises that, in God’s arms, all our sadness turns to joy.

Jesus told the crowd, “Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh.” – Luke 6:21b

We all go back and forth between weeping and laughing. The world has us so distracted and confused! At Peace Lutheran Church, we gather each Sunday in worship to bring to God all that makes us weep. As we sing and pray and listen together, God’s Holy Spirit flows through us and turns all our suffering to joy. That’s a promise! Come and see at 10 a.m. worship today – only ONE WORSHIP SERVICE today.

Holy Source of true joy, we beg you to turn our weeping into laughter. Remind us that you are the source of all true joy! Amen.

Today at Peace – Weep and laugh!

Coffee Fellowship: Enjoy baked goods and beverages after each worship service in our Fellowship Center. (You’ll weep if you miss it!)

Today’s Bible readings: Daniel 7:1-3, 15-18; Psalm 149; Ephesians 1:11-23; Luke 6:20-31. 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 this week Tuesday through Thursday, 8:30am-3:30pm; closed for lunch 12-1pm.

Sunday School

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.

This fall, we have Old Testament lessons. Where our story left off: The Children of Israel have been wandering in the wilderness for 40 years and are about to cross over into the Promised Land. We’ll learn about some amazing faith ancestors, including Ruth and Naomi, King David, Queen Esther, Daniel and Jonah. In winter, we’ll turn to stories of Jesus’ life and ministry – healings, parables and miracles.

Toddlers & babies

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.

Coming up at PEACE

  • “Dueling Organs & More!” – 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24. Two keyboard magicians, two organs and a piano, one evening of spellbinding music and performance! Featuring Walt Strony and Thomas Greathouse. Admission by donation. Proceeds benefit the Peace Organ Fund.
  • Taizé Evening Prayer – 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, in the Sanctuary. Experience a different kind of spirituality, as God touches you in this atmosphere of candles, music, chants, Bible readings and prayer.
  • 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. Tuesday through Thursday this week.

Your spiritual growth – From weeping to laughing!

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.

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