Posts tagged with ‘Lent’

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Sunday, March 11: God’s Love, Our faith!

by Trina Kleist

The starting point for everything: God’s love for us! God’s love – it’s the core of absolutely everything we believe as Christians. Love so big, so deep, so strong that nothing can overpower it. Not anything. Not ever! Our faith becomes the only possible response to that utterly amazing, redeeming, transforming love. “God so loved […]

Ashes to Go: Get yours on the run Feb. 14

by Trina Kleist

Ash Wednesday for the busy believer! For people who don’t have time to get to church for the traditional start to Lent on Feb. 14, PEACE Lutheran Church in Grass Valley offers a solution: Ashes to go. Commuters and folks on their lunch breaks can drive to the church at 828 W. Main St. and […]

Sunday, April 9: Palm Sunday!

by Trina Kleist

Holy Week starts with Palm Sunday! Today begins the highest holy days of the Christian church. (And no, it’s not Christmas!) We lead up to Easter on April 16 with a rollercoaster of drama and emotion. We’ll start by raising up palm branches at both worship services today – 8:30 and 11 a.m. Gather with […]

Sunday, April 2: Life or death?

by Trina Kleist

Will you choose death or life? God already chose you a long time ago. You can choose to turn away, and that’s OK. But if you open your heart to God, guess what? You get life – and bunches of it! Life and death – and God’s life-giving Spirit – run through all of today’s […]

Sunday, March 12: A new beginning!

by Trina Kleist

Are you looking for a new beginning? There was this guy, Nicodemus, who was beginning to wonder about Jesus. Nicodemus was a high-level man in the most influential Jewish circles of the time. Educated and analytical, steeped in the scriptures, Nicodemus wondered about this wandering preacher, Jesus, who was transforming crowds with his strange talk […]

Sunday, March 6: Alive again!

by Trina Kleist

Like father, like The Father God waits for us. That’s probably the most important message of Jesus’ parable of the Prodigal Son in today’s Gospel reading. That’s the story of the greedy and materialistic younger son who asks Dad to get his inheritance early, then quickly squanders that wealth on wild living. The son finally wakes […]

Sunday, March 15: God’s Promise for a Better Life

by Trina Kleist

God’s promises are forever: God’s love for us always takes us to a better life – if we’re willing to face who we are, acknowledge our responsibility for where we are, and look to the cross of our salvation! During this season of humility and hope, we consider how we are like our faith ancestors […]

Sunday, March 1: God’s Promise to Abraham & Sarah

by Trina Kleist

God’s promises are forever: God’s love for us is as abundant as the stars in the night sky! Abraham & Sarah are faith ancestors who received an amazing promise – and then ran into trouble when they tried to “help” God along. Their story speaks to us today. Amid the reflection and humility underlying the […]

Lent begins on Wednesday, Feb. 18

by Trina Kleist

LENT begins on February 18 with Ash Wednesday. At PEACE Lutheran Church, all are welcome to join us for a service of Holy Communion and the Sharing of Ashes at 7 p.m. During Sunday worship services, our Lenten theme is “Promises …. Promises …” – stories of how God has fulfilled his promises to his people throughout […]