Posts by Trina Kleist

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Shackled by demons? – Sunday, June 23

by Trina Kleist

God frees us from our demons! Shackled, naked and tortured by demons – does that describe anyone you know? Probably a lot of us feel that way! But Jesus breaks those bonds and sets us free. All he asks in return is, “Tell everybody about all God has done for you!” Jesus said, “Return to […]

Send That Truth Spirit, please! Sunday, June 16

by Trina Kleist

God’s Truth Spirit guides us! Truth can be tough to discern. So, Jesus promised God’s Holy Spirit would guide us into all truth. But, how can we hear that Spirit clearly? How can we possibly find the strength to act on that truth? “The Spirit of truth will guide you into all the truth.” – […]

Sunday, June 9: Pentecost – Got Spirit?

by Trina Kleist

God sends his Spirit on all of us! Spirit for a new kingdom: In a rush of wind and flame, God sent the Holy Spirit to those first followers of Jesus. Scared, confused, in hiding, far from home and afraid for their lives. Not exactly what we think of for the founders of a great […]

Rolling River Day Camp teaches music, science

by Trina Kleist

Camp Theme: “I want Jesus in my boat!” Children will learn that life is better with “Jesus in my boat!” Whether the waters of life are smooth or rough, a loving, redeeming, guiding Creator always rides with them! Rolling River Camp Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Monday-Thursday, July 8-11. At Grass Valley United Methodist […]

Sunday, June 2: ONE WORSHIP SERVICE @ 10am

by Trina Kleist

Jesus tells us: Be One! One. Unified. That’s how Jesus wants his followers to act. Love each other, and be one. Jesus prayed this prayer for us just before he left this earth. He must have known how hard it gets for us humans to follow those two seemingly simple commands! “The glory that you […]

Give now for tornado relief!

by Trina Kleist

Lutheran Disaster Response aids tornado victims Dear Friends, You can help tornado victims! A series of powerful and destructive tornadoes has ripped through parts of the central United States, leaving destruction in its wake. In Missouri, at least three people have been killed, homes and businesses have been destroyed, and rescues are still underway. Tornadoes […]

Sunday, May 26: Listen to Jesus’ voice!

by Trina Kleist

We’ll hear him say: Peace! When we listen to Jesus’ voice, the first word we hear is – Peace! Next, we hear: Don’t worry. Have no fear. Love one another. Feel the peace that I give you. Not peace as the world understands it. My peace. Perfect peace! “Peace I leave with you; my peace […]

Sunday, May 19: God’s orders? ‘Love One Another!’

by Trina Kleist

Jesus shows uts how to love one another! When we love one another, everything changes. No matter what troubles we suffer, no matter what fears we face. God’s love fills us. That love changes us. It spills out into the world. And – most amazing of all – the whole world changes!  “I give you […]

Sunday, May 12: Good Shepherd Sunday!

by Trina Kleist

Let Jesus Shepherd You Today! Shepherd imagery abounds today: Jesus is the Good Shepherd who takes care of the sheep. We are like sheep, whom God has given into Jesus’ care. Like sheep who know and trust their shepherd, we know Jesus’ “voice” when he calls us away from danger and toward our highest good. […]

Sunday, May 5: Breakfast of Champions!

by Trina Kleist

Have breakfast with Jesus today! ONE WORSHIP SERVICE @ 10am Breakfast was probably the last thing Jesus’ friends expected from him. Their teacher and friend had died a humiliating death. A few of Jesus’ women followers – and even a couple of the men, too – had told this strange tale of seeing Jesus alive. […]