Posts by Trina Kleist

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Sunday, Nov. 17: Have Trust Amid Turmoil!

by Trina Kleist

Faith lets us trust despite a world in turmoil! Jesus calls his followers to trust the One who sent him, no matter what turmoil we see around us. We see change. Society seems different, and the working world seems more difficult. People divide over small things. All too easily, we feel confusion and fear. Taizé […]

Sunday, Nov. 10: Alive and Dead

by Trina Kleist

– To God, those who die in faith are alive! Just a breath stands between being alive and being dead. That difference seemed as puzzling to people in Jesus’ time as it for us today. But Jesus promises that our faith in him and in God erases that difference. To God, all those who die […]

Sunday, Nov. 3: Weeping and Laughing

by Trina Kleist

ONE WORSHIP SERVICE TODAY @ 10am! 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 […]

Sunday, Oct. 27 – Reformation Sunday!

by Trina Kleist

God’s reformation continues in our hearts today! Reformation for us Lutherans started 502 years ago. But it continues today and every day as God continually reforms our hearts. Jesus told his followers, “If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples.”– John 8:31 In today’s Gospel lesson, Jesus links following God’s Word with […]

Sunday, Oct. 20: God loves a pest!

by Trina Kleist

God wants us to pester him! Today’s Gospel lesson tells us: Be a prayer pest! Jesus compares God to a judge who is pestered day and night by a widow who demands justice. Finally, she wears out the judge, who gives in and grants what she asks. Jesus told them a parable about their need […]

Sunday, Oct. 13: Mt. Cross Sunday!

by Trina Kleist

Mt. Cross: This ministry-in-the-redwoods changes lives! Mt. Cross Lutheran Camp in the Santa Cruz Mountains offers a special way to connect with our Creator. Prayer, fresh air and towering redwoods help you feel God’s rich, loving embrace in a whole new way! Special activities include high ropes and low ropes, archery, swimming, hikes, exploring the […]

Sunday, Oct. 6: Increase our faith – please!

by Trina Kleist

We increase our faith with Jesus’ help! Would you like to increase your faith in the One who created you? Jesus’ disciples sure wanted some of that. And even just a little faith can give us the power to do absolutely anything, That’s a promise that comes straight from Jesus’ mouth! Jesus’ followers begged him, […]

Sunday, Sept. 22: God or wealth at your center?

by Trina Kleist

God’s path offers true wealth! Jesus told the crowd: “No slave can serve two masters… You cannot serve God and wealth.” – Luke 16:13 Wealth by itself isn’t bad. But Jesus’ story today questions our relationship to wealth. What rules our hearts – our wealth or our Creator, the source of all wealth? Today’s Old […]

Hurricane Dorian response: Give – Pray – Love!

by Trina Kleist

Help victims of Hurricane Dorian! GIVE NOW! Lutheran Disaster Response has people on the ground now helping victims of Hurricane Dorian. Hurricane Dorian has devastated the Bahamas and wreaked havoc along the southeastern coast of the United States. You can help in many ways!  Lutheran Disaster Response already has people on the ground to meet […]

Sunday, Sept. 15: This God seeks the lost!

by Trina Kleist

Feeling lost? This God comes looking for you! Youth @ PEACE Sunday School starts today — 9:45am in the Game Room! All ages welcome. We’re all lost, really. But Jesus promises that God comes looking for each one of us. Not to punish, but to embrace. To love and to redeem and to celebrate. Today […]