Posts by Trina Kleist

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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. […]

Sunday, April 28: Share God’s Peace!

by Trina Kleist

Jesus offers peace – Will you take it? Peace from God isn’t like peace from this world. That’s what Jesus’ followers still couldn’t grasp, especially after Jesus’ spectacularly violent and humiliating death on a cross. Then, Jesus rose from the dead. He brought his frightened friends an exhilarating greeting: “Peace be with you!” God’s holy […]

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 […]