Words for the Week – December 5, 2019

Greetings church, As you likely already know, beloved member John Clark died on December 1.  We mourn his death and yet also trust the promises of God and give thanks for John’s faithful, loving service. His Memorial Service will be … Read More

Words for the Week – November 21, 2019

Last week, I preached about the depth of tree roots and the reach of trees’ branches.  I encouraged you to remember that God is faithful.  Life can be terribly disorienting, the things we count on to give us security can … Read More

Words for the Week – November 7, 2019

Last week, All Saints Day, I preached about what makes the church distinct.  I used the example of a little boy who was excited about a truck that went around the neighborhood with music.  Then one day, he was elated … Read More

Words for the Week – October 24, 2019

Sunday is Reformation Day, when we celebrate the change that the Spirit brought to Christianity 500 years ago. The spiritual revival of the church that Martin Luther led seem like no-brainers now, but I think it’s important to remember that … Read More

Sunday is Reformation Day, when we celebrate the change that the Spirit brought to Christianity 500 years ago. The spiritual revival of the church that Martin Luther led seem like no-brainers now, but I think it’s important to remember that … Read More

Words for the Week – October 17, 2019

This week, Pastor Brian Erickson will preach and preside.  Many of you remember Pastor Brian from his time as our Pastor Emeritus a few years back.  He’s recently finished a book on grief called “When the Northern Lights Go Dark,” … Read More

Words for the Week – October 10, 2019

Greetings church.  We’re having Peace in two places this weekend.  Forty-one of us will be at the Peace Retreat: Re-create.  We’ll worship, laugh, rest, make art, enjoy nature and build relationships away from the demands of everyday life. I can’t … Read More

Words for the Week – October 3, 2019

As a Pastor, I’m in the counting game. I count the number of people in worship and do a happy dance when it’s over 120. I see financial reports and worry when numbers are low.  39 people are coming to … Read More

Words for the Week – September 12, 2019

Greetings church, Listen to last week’s sermon on Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Dorothy Stang, and discipleship for the rest of us, here. This week, I’ve been thinking about “lost causes.”  The gospel lesson talks about someone leaving 99 sheep to search for … Read More

Word for the Week – September 5, 2019

Greetings Church!  This Sunday is a kick-off Sunday with our Belvedere Bags service project and potluck after the worship service, and Sunday School for kids and youth.  It’s a great time to re-engage with Peace if you’ve been gone for … Read More

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