Jesus asks us to reconcile!
Live out God’s commandments and reconcile your differences. Jesus tells his followers to follow these two simple rules. So why do we have so much trouble following?
Our yearly congregational meeting will be convened at 9:45 a.m. in the Fellowship Center.
Our readings today lay out two choices: We can live out our human inclinations. That leads to jealousy, quarreling, posturing, infidelity, adversity and death. Or, we can love God. We can live out our spiritual nature, infused with God’s own Holy Spirit. That leads to peace, nurture, reconciliation, unity, prosperity and life itself.
At PEACE Lutheran Church, we gather each Sunday to pray for the brains to follow God’s path, the path of life. It’s hard! Each Sunday, as we break bread together, we know God’s power fills us again. Then, we support each other to walk that path Monday through Saturday, lit by the example of Jesus. We invite you to seek, thank and praise God with us.
Worship services start at 8:30 and 11 a.m. today. Our yearly congregational meeting follows the early service and convenes in the Fellowship Center.
Holy Light of God, please light up my path each day. Help me to reconcile with others, cleansed with your forgiveness and filled with your love! Amen.
Jesus said, “First be reconciled to your brother or sister, and then come and offer your gift.” – Matthew 5:24
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 Conni 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: Deuteronomy 30:15-20; Psalm 119:1-9; 1 Corinthians 3:1-9; Matthew 5:21-37. 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.
- 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 – Reconcile!
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 fifth 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.