Jesus offers this invitation: Come and see for yourself!
“Come and see.” Jesus had a simple invitation for the two guys following him. He knew they were looking for something. They already followed John the Baptizer, the prophet down by the Jordan River. Already, they had heard John declare, “That fella over there, that Jesus – God’s own Son!” The two guys wondered what Jesus could teach them.
“Come and see.” Jesus invites us today. See for yourself. Feel the peace in your own heart. Forget the yaddy-yah. Come and see for yourself. Some things, you just can’t explain them in words. The thing you seek, that most important and deepest and most inexpressible of all things, Jesus has it. And he wants to pour it out on you!
The two disciples said to Jesus, “Teacher, where are you staying?” Jesus said to them, “Come and see.” – John 1:38-39
At PEACE Lutheran Church, we ask Jesus to stay with us and help us to make God’s love plain to western Nevada County. Today we worship at 8:30 and 11 a.m. We would love to grow with you and support your spiritual growth in 2020!
Holy Peace and Inexpressible Love, let me see you and feel you today! Please guide me through life in 2020. Use me to shine your light all around! Amen.
Coffee Fellowship: Enjoy baked goods and beverages after today’s worship service in our Fellowship Center.
Adult Bible Study: The Adult Forum meets at 9:45 a.m. in Classroom 5. Jim Line leads a discussion on “Resolutions for the New Year,” based on St. Paul’s 2nd Letter to Timothy. Pick up coffee & cookies on the way over!
Today’s Bible readings: Isaiah 49:1-7; Psalm 40:1-11; 1 Corinthians 1:1-9; John 1:29-42. Read them here.
Officiating: The Rev. Bill Wong officiates most other Sundays. 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 most weeks Monday through Thursday, 9am-3:30pm; closed for lunch 12-1pm.
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.
We are learning about some amazing faith ancestors, including King David, Queen Esther, Daniel and Jonah. Plus, we offer stories of Jesus’ life and ministry – healings, parables and miracles.
Kids in church: PLEASE bring your young children to church! Their squirming 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 – 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16. Our next movie will keep you laughing. Organist Walt Strony plans music from the period for this fun event. Stay tuned for the title! Admission by donation. Free wine-and-cheese reception follows the film.
- Exercise class – Get fit at PEACE! Fun, inspiring exercise at 11 a.m. most 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 – Jesus asks you to come and see!
We would love to grow spiritually with you – even if you feel like you’re being called to a very different place!
Like natural seasons, our church seasons have a special meaning for our spiritual lives. The church year resembles a pilgrim journey: Each season helps us focus our spiritual growth in a different way.
Today is the first Sunday in the church’s season of Epiphany. The word’s Greek roots mean “to make known all around.” Our Bible stories show how God made known Jesus’ mission on this Earth. As the days slowly grow lighter, we think of Jesus as the Light of the World. God’s Anointed One offers hope to all people!
Thank you, God for making your Son known to us. Shine your light on us and the whole world today! Amen.