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Sunday, May 20: Today is Pentecost!

by Trina Kleist

Pentecost celebrates the gift of the Holy Spirit! Our Sanctuary today is splashed with red and filled with beautiful balloons. We hope it helps you feel the mighty, sweeping, swirling, lifting up of God’s Holy Spirit! Jesus calls it “the Spirit of truth.” That’s because the truth is that God loves you, exactly as you […]

Rolling River Day Camp teaches music, science

by Trina Kleist

Camp Theme: “God is always with me” Children will learn how a loving, forgiving and patient Creator rides with them throughout their lives – especially when the waters of life get rough! – during Rolling River Day Camp, July 16-19 in downtown Grass Valley. Through music, science, storytelling, crafts and recreation, children will learn about […]

Sunday, May 13: God protects us from the Evil One!

by Trina Kleist

And, Happy Mother’s Day! When evil pounces, God is there with us – but that doesn’t mean God makes it all go away! Jesus knew his followers would draw attack and even suffer divisions within their ranks. Evil is a part of this world. So he prayed to the Father, “Protect them!” “I ask you […]

Sunday, April 22: Children’s Easter program!

by Trina Kleist

Yes, it’s still Easter! And part of the Easter season is “Good Shepherd” Sunday, observed today at PEACE. At both the 8:30 & 11 a.m. worship services, Youth @ PEACE – our all-ages children’s program – will present “Easter Devotions with Papa Luther.” We continue to celebrate the 500th anniversary of Luther’s Reformation by focusing […]

Sunday, April 8: Doubt is Easy, Faith needs God!

by Trina Kleist

When doubt clouds, ask God for faith! One Worship service @ 10am on Sunday, April 8 – Doubt arises in our minds easily and naturally. It sure did for Thomas, one of Jesus’ closest followers. When his friends came to him with the story that Jesus had risen from the grave, Thomas defaulted to doubt. […]

Sunday, April 1: Easter Sunday!

by Trina Kleist

He is risen! Hallelujah! On Easter Sunday, we will proclaim: “He is risen!” And then we will respond, “He is risen indeed – Hallelujah!” Which means, “God be praised!” Celebrate with us this most holy and joyous day when we remember the core truth of our faith: Jesus, God’s Son, died for us, then God […]

Sunday, March 25: Celebrate Palm Sunday!

by Trina Kleist

Grab a palm, Praise the Lord! Palm Sunday marks the start of Holy Week with a fun and rousing procession of palm branches. Meet in the Atrium to get your palm & song sheet. That’s right, we’ll go in singing praises, just like that day so long ago. Our palms and song remember Jesus’ triumphal […]

Sunday, March 18: Die to bear fruit!

by Trina Kleist

Jesus’ message poses a puzzle: If you want to really live, you have to die first. Huh? People didn’t understand him back then, either, by the way. They were expecting a different kind of leader, one who would overthrow the Roman occupiers. But Jesus used stories like this one to help people understand that the […]

Sunday, Feb. 25: Get ready to lose your life!

by Trina Kleist

Is this really the life you want, anyway? Jesus’ idea about life might surprise you: Lose it to find it. And what you find will be way, way, way better than anything you imagined. Life for God. Life for others. Life fuller and sweeter than whatever you thought was so much fun before you lost […]

Sunday, Feb. 11: Survive the fog of daily life!

by Trina Kleist

Jesus appears to us – then the fog of life returns! Right? Isn’t that how life works? We get a little glimpse of the truth, the eternal. Then the fog of everyday life swamps us again. We experience a moment of clarity and peace. We may even feel the hand of God resting on us […]