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Fifth Sunday after Pentecost, July 5, 2020

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For this Fifth Sunday after Pentecost, as we continue our journey with Jesus and his disciples through the Gospel of Matthew and follow Jesus’ call to discipleship. The path of discipleship isn’t easy. We question and wrestle with the demands and commandments of being disciples of Jesus. Simultaneously, Jesus offers us mercy and grace as a […]

Fourth Sunday after Pentecost – June 28, 2020

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For this Fourth Sunday after Pentecost, we continue our journey with Jesus and his disciples through the Gospel of Matthew and follow the call of discipleship. The path of discipleship isn’t easy. Jesus points out to his disciples that when people welcome them, they welcome Jesus. We’re reminded that the disciple who gives a cup […]

Third Sunday after Pentecost – June 21, 2020

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For this Third Sunday after Pentecost, we continue our journey with Jesus and his disciples through the Gospel of Matthew and follow the call of discipleship. Jesus speaks to his disciples and points out that the path of discipleship won’t be easy. Jesus declares that his words may bring stark division. Even so, we need […]

Second Sunday after Pentecost – June 14, 2020

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For this  Second Sunday after Pentecost, we continue our journey with Jesus and his disciples through the Gospel of Matthew. Jesus is on the road sharing the good news of the kingdom and healing people. Jesus also sends his disciples out to do likewise, very much like laborers into the harvest. In baptism we too […]

Holy Trinity Sunday – June 7, 2020

For this First Sunday after Pentecost, we remember the ways we experience God as The Holy Trinity. We experience God in many ways and a way describes God’s relationship with us is through the Trinity. More than a doctrine, the Trinity expresses the heart of our faith: we experience the God of creation made known […]

Day of Pentecost – May 31, 2020

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For this Day of Pentecost, we, the church, proclaim the Good News, “Christ is risen! Christ is risen indeed! Alleluia!” Fifty days after Easter, we celebrate the Holy Spirit as God’s presence within and among us. So today, we recall the story of the first Pentecost Day, when the Holy Spirit arrived in rushing wind […]

Jesus is coming! (We just don’t know when)

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So, what do we know about Jesus’ second coming? Text: 2 Thessalonians 2:1-5, 13-17. Read it here. St. Paul wrote this letter to encourage the church at Thessalonica during a time of confusion and opposition. The confusion concerned the return of Christ Jesus. St. Paul tells these early Christians that their worry about the timing […]

Jesus’ parable: Be pesky in your prayers!

The Pesky Widow and the Unjust Judge                   Text: Luke 18:1-8. Read it here. Jesus is on his way to Jerusalem, teaching and healing as he goes. He tells his followers this parable about being persistent in prayer. Pastor Bill Wong preaches. In Jesus’ time, a widow was an especially vulnerable person. She normally would have […]

Jesus calls us to care for each other

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The Rich Man and Lazarus Text: Luke 16:19-31. Read it here. We start with some lovely music by our staff organist, Walt Strony. Then, you’ll hear the Old Testament and Gospel readings. Pastor Bill Wong preaches. Jesus reminds his listeners: Care for each other Jesus tells a story about a rich man who eats a […]

Bind us together: Our Holy Manners Covenant

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“Bind us together in love!” Text: Luke 16:1-13. Read it here. Even the best of families experience conflict. It is the same for Christians, and for Peace Lutheran Church. The question is, how do we deal with that conflict? Today, we consider Peace’s Holy Manners Covenant, a document we have spent more than a year […]