Posts by Trina Kleist

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Sunday, April 21: Easter Surprise!

by Trina Kleist

Easter Message: He is Risen – Alleluia! Easter brings, first, confusion and fear. Jesus’ own followers wrestled with their doubts. Even people who knew Jesus had a hard time seeing God’s amazing truth. New life for all – worked out through the very darkness and death that plague us.  “He is risen!” “He is risen […]

Sunday, April 14: Palm Sunday!

by Trina Kleist

Procession with Palm Branches – Hail God’s Chosen One! Palm branches meant a lot in Jesus’ time. Shade, dates, a money crop, protection from the heat, indicators of water in an arid place. So using palm branches to praise and celebrate God’s Chosen One, as he entered Jerusalem, would have been natural.  “Blessed is the […]

Sunday, April 7: Give up to get more

by Trina Kleist

ONE WORSHIP SERVICE TODAY @ 10am. We get waaaay more from following Jesus than anything we can gain by following the ways of this world! God slakes our thirst when we wander in the wilderness of confusion, pain, loneliness, fear and despair. If we follow the path that Jesus shows us, the Creator of the […]

Give to Midwest Flood Victims

by Trina Kleist

Victims of Midwest flood need your help! Historic flooding in the Midwest has led to at least three deaths and damaged hundreds of homes, and more flooding is expected as snow melts this spring. Your gifts will help address the unmet needs of those affected by the flooding, and together we stand ready to provide […]

Sunday, March 31: God loves even a wasteful child!

by Trina Kleist

God loves the wasteful and the obedient alike! People remember the story of the prodigal son. It rings so true to us today, still! The word “prodigal” means recklessly wasteful. The wasteful son, like us, squanders the gifts his father gave, gifts given with love, without question, the result of long, hard work. When the […]

Sunday, March 24: Repent – Because I love you!

by Trina Kleist

Repent – so I can love you fully! “Repent” means “to turn back.” God’s people keep forgetting who they belong to, who loves them, who cares for them, who protects them. So God keeps sending prophets – and finally Jesus – to get his beloved, stiff-necked, wayward People to turn back to God. Jesus told […]

Sunday, March 17: Jesus – Like a mother hen?

by Trina Kleist

Jesus gathers us like a mother hen gathers her chicks! The mother hen sees the hawk circling, and she gathers her chicks under her wings. She puffs up her feathers to spread them out. All her chicks can find room to hide from danger. Jesus told them, “How often have I desired to gather your […]

Tornado Relief – Lutheran Disaster Response

by Trina Kleist

Lutherans respond to U.S. areas hit by tornado PLEASE GIVE TODAY to Lutheran Disaster Response. Tornado disaster: On March 3, powerful tornadoes hit Alabama, Georgia and Florida, causing widespread destruction. At least 23 people have died in Lee County, Ala., and others are still unaccounted for. More than 1,000 homes have been damaged, and thousands […]

Sunday, March 10: God’s Spirit leads us!

by Trina Kleist

The Spirit leads in every wilderness God’s spirit always goes with us, even when we traverse the wilderness. Especially in the wilderness! Jesus was led by the Spirit in the wilderness. — Luke 4:1 Even Jesus had his wilderness times. But God’s spirit led him even there, through hunger, thirst and temptations from Satan himself. […]

“Holy Manners” – PEACE adopts behavioral covenant

by Trina Kleist

Holy Manners Covenant Adopted by Peace Lutheran Church The congregation of PEACE Lutheran Church unanimously voted to adopt a Holy Manners Covenant on Feb. 3, 2019, at our Annual Congregational Meeting.  You can read the Covenant and the Bible verses referenced in the Covenant. This behavioral Covenant was a labor of love by many members […]