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Blue Christmas 2023

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Blue Christmas 2023 December 20, 2023 This service is for all who carry burdens of sadness, depression, and grief this Christmas season. Keep a candle at hand to light during the service to remember and to lift up your prayers to God. Many thanks to Gabriel Bingham, Carrie McDowall, Thom Greathouse, Walt Strony, and Pastor […]

Music and Inspiration for Christmas 2023

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Music and Inspiration for Christmas 2023 Wednesday, December 13, 2023 A time to sit back, listen, relax and reflect. This week’s event features Anne Vaaler, Walt Strony, Thom Greathouse, and Elizabeth Gillogly presenting a mix of music including selections from Handel’s Messiah and food for thought. 

Music and Inspiration 2023

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Peace Lutherans Advent series of ‘Music & Inspiration for Christmas’ continues with Beverly Marks (piano, voice) as guest musician. We explore what it means to ‘prepare the way of the Lord’ in our time and context. May God lead you to peace and solitude.

Upcoming Seasons of Advent and Christmas

by Cathy Chmel

Beautiful choral music and thoughtful meditations about the longing for peace prepare us for the upcoming seasons of Advent and Christmas. Many thanks for the participation of the Handbell choir of Peace Lutheran Church, the choir of Peace LC, the Lake Wildwood Womens Chorus, the Grass Valley Male Voice Choir, the choir of Emmanuel Episcopal […]

Sunday, Dec. 22: A son named Jesus!

by Trina Kleist

News for Joseph: A son named Jesus? News of a son probably was not good news for Joseph. He wasn’t even married yet! But the angel that appeared in his dream told him: Your fiancée, Mary, is with child. She will bear you a son. You are to name him Jesus. Christmas Eve services: 4 […]

Sunday, Dec. 15: Blossom in the desert!

by Trina Kleist

God’s love blossoms in your desert Blossom – A flower in the desert seems a miraculous thing. Today’s Bible readings promise more than a single blossom. No matter how dry the desert of your soul might seem, God’s love is pouring out abundantly on you now! The prophet Isaiah promises God will make your hands […]

Sunday, Dec. 8: New shoot, new life!

by Trina Kleist

That new shoot is Jesus! Today’s Old Testament prophecy about a shoot growing out from the stump of Jesse foretells Jesus’ coming. Jesse was the father of King David, and so an ancestor of Jesus. But Jesus doesn’t continue the same old line. Instead, this “new shoot” brings a message of new life. John the […]

Sunday, Dec. 1: Advent Begins!

by Trina Kleist

Advent means Jesus is coming! Advent is the season of waiting and watching for signs of God coming among us. For Christians, Advent covers the four weeks before Christmas. (That’s right – Christmas for us doesn’t start until Christmas Day!) As the days grow darker, we light candles as a sign of our hope in […]

Sunday, Dec. 16: Get baptized with holy fire!

by Trina Kleist

John says: Get baptized!               As we prepare for the Christmas baby, suddenly John the Baptist appears in our readings. Get baptized!, he cries. Because another one is coming – Jesus – and he will prune away everything that hinders your spiritual growth. So start now. Live your life worthy of the calling God has called […]

Sunday, Dec. 9: Prepare the Way for God!

by Trina Kleist

This is the time to prepare!           God calls us to prepare during Advent – the time spanning the four Sundays before Christmas. What do we prepare for? For God to come into our hearts. For God’s kingdom to break into our world. Meanwhile we might wonder: Where is God, anyway? John recalled the words of […]