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Sunday, March 17: Jesus – Like a mother hen?

by Trina Kleist

Jesus gathers us like a mother hen gathers her chicks! The mother hen sees the hawk circling, and she gathers her chicks under her wings. She puffs up her feathers to spread them out. All her chicks can find room to hide from danger. Jesus told them, “How often have I desired to gather your […]

Sunday, March 10: God’s Spirit leads us!

by Trina Kleist

The Spirit leads in every wilderness God’s spirit always goes with us, even when we traverse the wilderness. Especially in the wilderness! Jesus was led by the Spirit in the wilderness. — Luke 4:1 Even Jesus had his wilderness times. But God’s spirit led him even there, through hunger, thirst and temptations from Satan himself. […]

“Holy Manners” – PEACE adopts behavioral covenant

by Trina Kleist

Holy Manners Covenant Adopted by Peace Lutheran Church The congregation of PEACE Lutheran Church unanimously voted to adopt a Holy Manners Covenant on Feb. 3, 2019, at our Annual Congregational Meeting.  You can read the Covenant and the Bible verses referenced in the Covenant. This behavioral Covenant was a labor of love by many members […]

Sunday, March 3: Transfiguration Sunday!

by Trina Kleist

ONE WORSHIP SERVICE TODAY @ 10am What does “transfiguration” mean? In our stories today, “transfiguration” describes the changes in the appearance of humans who have close encounters with God. When Moses speaks to God in the Tabernacle, he comes out with his face shining. When Jesus goes up to the mountain to pray, the prophets […]

Sunday, Feb. 24: Love even them!

by Trina Kleist

God calls us to love even those people! Early in his ministry, Jesus lays out the map for the God-revolution: Love. Everyone. Always. God calls us to love the way God loves, loving even the people who are mean to us, who hate us, who hurt us, who take from us. Jesus told them, “Love […]

Sunday, Feb. 10: Let Jesus catch you!

by Trina Kleist

Then He’ll send you to catch people! Jesus chose fishermen to catch people for his ministry that was going to change the world. What a smart move! Fisher folk know how to put out their line and wait patiently. They might work hard all night long, yet catch nothing. They might sit there by the […]

Sunday, Feb. 3: ONE Worship Service today at 10am!

by Trina Kleist

Jesus proclaims: ‘My good news is for everyone!’ God knows you personally, and his Good News embraces you! Does that mean God’s people face an always-easy path? Well, even Jesus got run out of his own home town! Jesus told them, “Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.” – Luke 4:21 Today, we […]

Sunday, Jan. 27: God’s Spirit sets you free!

by Trina Kleist

Jesus proclaims: This Spirit sets you free! Through Jesus, God offers this liberating Spirit to all people! Jesus shook people up when he quoted from the ancient prophet Isaiah. Through Isaiah, God had proclaimed his intention to free the people who love and follow God. “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He […]

Sunday, Jan. 13: ‘You are my Son, my daughter!’

by Trina Kleist

God calls you as God’s own child! God called Jesus his Son. Today’s amazing story brings us the image of Jesus, a first-century Jewish man, who gets baptized by this crazy-seeming prophet John, in a muddy river. Yuck! Then a shape, something like a dove – the Holy Spirit! – descends out of the sky […]

Sunday, Jan. 6: Your Light arrives!

by Trina Kleist

WORSHIP AT 10 a.m. TODAY! Let Jesus be your light! Today starts the season of Epiphany. The word evokes the image of a light shining all around – especially, all around me! God sent Jesus to be a light to the whole world. Jesus – God in the flesh, born as a poor child in […]