Second Sunday after Epiphany – January 17, 2021

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During the Epiphany season, we receive the revelation that Jesus is the anointed one of God, the Christ, sent to save humanity and creation. All the baptized have a calling in God’s world. On this Second Sunday after Epiphany, we hear that God calls not just pastors and deacons but also the youngest child, like […]

Baptism of Our Lord – January 10, 2021

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We begin the Epiphany season with the festival of the Baptism of Our Lord. On this day, we recall the baptism of Jesus by John at the river Jordan. On this Baptism of Our Lord, we hear both Mark’s gospel and the story in Acts make clear that it is the Spirit’s movement that distinguishes […]

Second Sunday of Christmas – January 3, 2021

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During this Christmas season, we celebrate and rejoice in the good news of the birth of Jesus Christ. On this Second Sunday of Christmas, within the profound words in today’s reading from John, lies the simple message that God is revealed in a human person. Though we may try to understand how the Word existed […]

First Sunday of Christmas – December 27, 2020

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During this Christmas season, we celebrate and rejoice in the good news of the birth of Jesus Christ. On this First Sunday of Christmas, we recall that on the first Christmas Day the Word illumines the world, shining forth to bring all things into being. Today we celebrate the incarnate Word, God becoming flesh to […]

Christmas Eve Service – December 24, 2020

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Welcome to this video worship experience for a Christmas Eve Service of Lessons and Carols as we celebrate and rejoice in the good news of the birth of Jesus Christ. In winter’s deepest night on this Christmas Eve, we welcome the light of the Christ child. Isaiah declares that the light of the long-promised king […]

Fourth Sunday of Advent – December 20, 2020

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During this Advent season, we anticipate and focus on the coming of Jesus among us and in the world. On this Fourth Sunday of Advent, in the reading from Luke, God keeps the promise made to David to give him an everlasting throne. The angel Gabriel tells Mary that God will give David’s throne to […]

Weekday Advent Service – December 16, 2020

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Peace Lutheran Church in Grass Valley, CA, welcomes you to this second of two 2020 Weekday Advent video worship experiences. This time of worship combines two parts, a Musical Meditation, followed by Holden Evening Prayer, which is a setting by Marty Haugen for Holden Village, a Lutheran retreat and renewal center located near Lake Chelan […]

Third Sunday of Advent – December 13, 2020

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During this Advent season, we anticipate and focus on the coming of Jesus among us and in the world. On this Third Sunday of Advent, in the reading from John, John the Baptist testifies that he was sent to be the voice of one crying in the wilderness, make straight the way of the Lord. […]

Second Sunday of Advent – December 6, 2020

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During this Advent season, we anticipate and focus on the coming of Jesus among us and in the world. On this Second Sunday of Advent, in the reading from Mark, John calls people to repent, to clear the decks, to completely reorder their lives so that nothing gets in the way of the Lord’s coming. […]

Weekday Advent Service – December 2, 2020

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Peace Lutheran Church in Grass Valley, CA, welcomes you to this Weekday Advent video worship experience. This time of worship combines two parts, a Musical Meditation, followed by Holden Evening Prayer, which is a setting by Marty Haugen for Holden Village, a Lutheran retreat and renewal center located near Lake Chelan in the Northern Cascades […]