Posts tagged with ‘ELCA’

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Sunday, July 7: One Worship Service today!

by Trina Kleist

Kingdom challenge: Will you labor for me? God’s kingdom is near, but God asks us to labor for it. We have to go out, perhaps into strange circles or uncomfortable situations. God asks us to love and to serve a hurting world. That’s the message of today’s Gospel lesson. Jesus said, “The harvest is plentiful, […]

Rolling River Day Camp teaches music, science

by Trina Kleist

Camp Theme: “I want Jesus in my boat!” Children will learn that life is better with “Jesus in my boat!” Whether the waters of life are smooth or rough, a loving, redeeming, guiding Creator always rides with them! Rolling River Camp Time: 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Monday-Thursday, July 8-11. At Grass Valley United Methodist […]

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 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, 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 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 […]

Sunday, March 31: God loves even a wasteful child!

by Trina Kleist

God loves the wasteful and the obedient alike! People remember the story of the prodigal son. It rings so true to us today, still! The word “prodigal” means recklessly wasteful. The wasteful son, like us, squanders the gifts his father gave, gifts given with love, without question, the result of long, hard work. When the […]

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 […]