Posts by Trina Kleist

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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 […]

Sunday, Sept. 8: Jesus says, ‘carry the cross’!

by Trina Kleist

ONE WORSHIP Service today @ 10am Jesus’ warning to would-be followers doesn’t sound very attractive! “Carry the cross,” he says in today’s Gospel reading. What? Make you the most important thing in my life, Jesus? Put you at the center of my being? But, I’ve got all this cool stuff! I have all these great […]

Sunday, Sept. 1: Humility, welcome and service!

by Trina Kleist

ONE WORSHIP SERVICE TODAY @ 10am! Humility may not seem like an elevated quality. But when we turn our will over to God’s will, we become open to welcome and to serve others. That includes people who may appear very much unlike us. Even folks we don’t like or don’t agree with! Do not neglect […]

Sunday, Aug. 25: Healing – on God’s terms!

by Trina Kleist

What does healing look like to you? Healing can take many forms. In today’s Gospel story, Jesus heals a woman who had been bent over for 18 years. In our Old Testament reading, God promises to heal his people as a whole, freeing them from a political oppressor. Both stories point to God – and […]

Sunday, Aug. 18: Jesus’ Message – of division!

by Trina Kleist

God’s love can lead to human division, Jesus warns! Division plagues human relations. We want a god who will give us what we want. We want to be in charge – right?? When we attempt to walk the Jesus Path, we invite division between ourselves and the self-centered culture around us. Jesus calls us to […]