Posts tagged with ‘Sunday worship services’

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Sunday, Oct. 20: God loves a pest!

by Trina Kleist

God wants us to pester him! Today’s Gospel lesson tells us: Be a prayer pest! Jesus compares God to a judge who is pestered day and night by a widow who demands justice. Finally, she wears out the judge, who gives in and grants what she asks. Jesus told them a parable about their need […]

Sunday, Oct. 13: Mt. Cross Sunday!

by Trina Kleist

Mt. Cross: This ministry-in-the-redwoods changes lives! Mt. Cross Lutheran Camp in the Santa Cruz Mountains offers a special way to connect with our Creator. Prayer, fresh air and towering redwoods help you feel God’s rich, loving embrace in a whole new way! Special activities include high ropes and low ropes, archery, swimming, hikes, exploring the […]

Sunday, Oct. 6: Increase our faith – please!

by Trina Kleist

We increase our faith with Jesus’ help! Would you like to increase your faith in the One who created you? Jesus’ disciples sure wanted some of that. And even just a little faith can give us the power to do absolutely anything, That’s a promise that comes straight from Jesus’ mouth! Jesus’ followers begged him, […]

Sunday, Sept. 22: God or wealth at your center?

by Trina Kleist

God’s path offers true wealth! Jesus told the crowd: “No slave can serve two masters… You cannot serve God and wealth.” – Luke 16:13 Wealth by itself isn’t bad. But Jesus’ story today questions our relationship to wealth. What rules our hearts – our wealth or our Creator, the source of all wealth? Today’s Old […]

Sunday, Sept. 15: This God seeks the lost!

by Trina Kleist

Feeling lost? This God comes looking for you! Youth @ PEACE Sunday School starts today — 9:45am in the Game Room! All ages welcome. We’re all lost, really. But Jesus promises that God comes looking for each one of us. Not to punish, but to embrace. To love and to redeem and to celebrate. Today […]

Sunday, Sept. 1: Humility, welcome and service!

by Trina Kleist

ONE WORSHIP SERVICE TODAY @ 10am! Humility may not seem like an elevated quality. But when we turn our will over to God’s will, we become open to welcome and to serve others. That includes people who may appear very much unlike us. Even folks we don’t like or don’t agree with! Do not neglect […]

Sunday, Aug. 18: Jesus’ Message – of division!

by Trina Kleist

God’s love can lead to human division, Jesus warns! Division plagues human relations. We want a god who will give us what we want. We want to be in charge – right?? When we attempt to walk the Jesus Path, we invite division between ourselves and the self-centered culture around us. Jesus calls us to […]

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, […]

Shackled by demons? – Sunday, June 23

by Trina Kleist

God frees us from our demons! Shackled, naked and tortured by demons – does that describe anyone you know? Probably a lot of us feel that way! But Jesus breaks those bonds and sets us free. All he asks in return is, “Tell everybody about all God has done for you!” Jesus said, “Return to […]

Sunday, June 2: ONE WORSHIP SERVICE @ 10am

by Trina Kleist

Jesus tells us: Be One! One. Unified. That’s how Jesus wants his followers to act. Love each other, and be one. Jesus prayed this prayer for us just before he left this earth. He must have known how hard it gets for us humans to follow those two seemingly simple commands! “The glory that you […]