See salvation in your life today!
Salvation seems like an old-fashioned concept – why do we need it today? How is it even relevant? We get confused because the world seems to offer so many attractive solutions to our problems. The world distracts us because the salvation that Jesus offers doesn’t usually appear like a bolt of lightning or a crack of thunder. It could take the shape of a kind word, an understanding gesture, a stranger’s smile, a sudden idea. But what Jesus offers goes to our core and truly satisfies our deepest needs!
ONE WORSHIP SERVICE TODAY at 10 a.m. Most other Sundays, worship is at 8:30 & 11 a.m.
In today’s Gospel story, two elderly people have been waiting for a sign of God’s promised salvation their whole lives. When it comes in the form of a poor couple’s baby, these two elders embrace the sign. They have waited patiently and faithfully. How hard is that??? Their story reminds us that salvation not only awaits us in the next life. Jesus offers it here, today and always. Salvation often comes in everyday forms.
At PEACE Lutheran Church, we ask Jesus to open our eyes and our arms to everyday salvation. God yearns for us to feel it in our lives, now! We invite you to seek and celebrate this gift with us. Today we have ONE WORSHIP SERVICE at 10 a.m. We would love to grow with you and support your spiritual growth in 2020!
Holy Gift of God, please open my eyes to your everyday salvation, now and always! Amen.
Simeon sang, “My eyes have seen your salvation.” – Luke 2:30
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 a.m. TODAY in the Fellowship Hall. Ron and Connie Barker share their experiences in the Holy Land and relate familiar Bible stories to the places today. Pick up coffee & cookies on the way over!
Today’s Bible readings: Malachi 3:1-4; Psalm 84; Hebrews 2:14-18; Luke 2:22-40. 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 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 presents “The Kid Brother” – 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16. This Harold Lloyd film from 1927 will keep you laughing. Organist Walt Strony plans music from the period for this fun event. Stay tuned for the title! Admission is by donation. A 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 – Find everyday salvation!
We would love to grow spiritually with you, no matter where you are in your spiritual path.
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 fourth 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.