Words for the Week – August 2, 2018

When Jesus was surrounded by five thousand hungry people, the disciples didn’t believe they could feed them all. A boy offered a few loaves of bread and a couple of fish and miraculously, Jesus fed the whole crowd, with some … Read More

Words for the Week – July 19, 2018

I’m excited to welcome Amy Meli of Lutheran Social Services (LSS) to Peace on Sunday.  From 9:15 am – 10:15 am, she will tell us about the work of LSS, highlighting the Good Neighbor Refugee Program.  Hope to see you … Read More

Words for the Week – July 12, 2018

Greetings church.  I was on vacation last weekend and I admit, it was wonderful to unplug completely from computers and phones and news and simply enjoy time with my family and friends. Of course, there was plenty of news awaiting … Read More

Words for the Week – June 28, 2018

When Jesus calmed stormy waters, he ensured that he and the disciples would get across to the other side, where a desperate foreigner needed help.  I preached about the storms of fear and self-sabotage that rose up in me when … Read More

July/August 2018 Newsletter

Greetings church.  The initial topic of my newsletter article was the Faith Foundations class I’m starting in the fall.  But given recent national decisions around immigrant families on our border and more generally, the welcome our country gives to refugees … Read More

Words for the Week – June 21, 2018

In the gospel text for Sunday, Jesus crosses a large body of water during a storm.  Even though Jesus’ miraculously calms the waves, the question I keep asking is: Why? What compelled him to go across in the first place? … Read More

Words for the Week – June 14, 2018

Last week, I preached about the power of Jesus to heal.  Ironically, the people who are the worst off are those who think they are fine; that is, those who think they have no need of healing are tragically wrong.  … Read More

Elegy to a Stranger Who They Say is Dead

I am ashamed to say that almost every morning, I drive by a man who sleeps under a bridge. I first saw him sometime in November of last year; he was sitting and reading the paper, his warm breath pirouetting … Read More

Words for the Week – June 7, 2018

  From last Sunday’s sermon: “You gotta serve somebody,” sang Bob Dylan, pointing out that everyone has an ultimate allegiance.  Jesus called into question the Pharisees’ ultimate allegiance by challenging their interpretation of the Ten Commandments and their reliance on … Read More

From Pastor Sarah – June Service Survey

At the beginning of the year, I stated the goal that every member of Peace would serve in at least two ways: within the church and outside the church.  I have a hunch that most of you are already doing … Read More

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