Words for the Week – March 28, 2019

Our church is praying during Lent.  Last week, I talked about prayer as hunger and food.  Prayer satisfies our deepest needs and at the same time, helps us cultivate a hunger for the world as God would have it.  Listen … Read More

Words for the Week – March 21, 2019

Bishop Graham was originally scheduled to preach this Sunday, but due to a scheduling conflict, he’s coming next week.   Last week, I preached about prayer as pilgrimage or journey toward God.  In Jesus’ time, pilgrims traveled to the temple to … Read More

Praying Through Lent

During the season of Lent, March 4 – April 13, Peace will focus on prayer.  My hope is that each of you will have a deeper prayer life as a result.  Maybe you will pray more often or more intentionally.  … Read More

Words for the Week – February 28, 2019

Last week we heard Jesus’ words “Love your enemies.”  In saying this, Jesus did not advocate passive acceptance of the status quo; quite the opposite.  Through love, we can upend the status quo and claim God’s power.  The enemy does … Read More

Words for the Week – February 14, 2019

Poet Mary Oliver wrote: “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one, wild and precious life?”[i] I love this quote, but it doesn’t exactly apply to God’s call of Biblical characters like Isaiah, Paul and Peter.  … Read More

Words for the Week – February 7, 2019

Love is what holds us together.  I believe it’s possible to improve at love.  In my sermon, I mentioned the five love languages as one tool for improving relationships (note: I think it’s great for all kinds of relationships, not … Read More

Words for the Week – January 31, 2019

Try this.  Really, wherever you are right now, try this.  Take a full minute, block out all other distractions and concentrate on this: You are surrounded by love…You are filled with love…You are loved. Amen. On Sunday, we’ll hear that … Read More

Words for the Week – January 24, 2019

Greetings.  This Sunday we have an all-church meeting and potluck following the 10:30 service.  Please bring a dish to share.  We’ll see a photo review of 2018, celebrate what we’ve done together for God, and vote on the budget for … Read More

Words for the Week – January 17, 2019

Greetings Peace people.  If you are affected by the shut-down and need help, please reach out to me or someone in the church.   At 9:15 am on Sunday, I will lead a discussion about how we can support people who … Read More

Words for the Week – January 10, 2019

Arise, your light has come! This season, we focus on the light of God which beckons us like the wise men to go find the presence of God and bear it to the world.  Listen to last Sunday’s sermon here.  … Read More

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