Good News, 02.12.10

Friends:

If you believe that you can damage, then believe that you can fix.  If you believe that you can harm, then believe that you can heal.  Remember:  Things can go from the very worst to the very best….in just the blink of an eye. – Rebbe Nachman of Breslov

What a marvelous worship experience with the Nubian Strings.  Destiny and Tarika send their thanks to our congregation for the invitation and celebration of worship together.

This Sunday the Worship Committee will host a Show and Tell inviting you to participate in one of the 9 ministries they coordinate.  Keep your eyes, ears and hearts open.  Also the Early Communion Class will share the fruits and bread of their labors.

And a Special Invite:

Valentine’s Day Wine and Chocolate Tasting

When: February 14, 2010, 6:15 PM… right after Jazz at Peace
Where:  Peace Lutheran Church, Danville
Tickets available at the door before and after the concert:  $10 per person

Wine and chocolate— what a wonderful way to celebrate Valentine’s Day! Share a taste treat with your Valentine. At Peace we’re offering a Wine and Chocolate tasting that will match different red and white wines with different varieties of chocolate. Gil Jardine, Peace’s resident wine expert will bring the wine while Susannah El Mogazi, Peace’s resident Chocolatier will provide the chocolate.

The tasting will start at 6:15 PM right after the Jazz at Peace Concert. So jazz fans can buy tickets before the concert and those who aren’t attending can get tickets after the concert.  The tasting will kick-off with a brief discussion about the wines and the art of matching wine with chocolate.

Bring your Valentine and enjoy!

Ash Wednesday is on February 17.  Our worship will be at 7:30 pm.

On Sunday, February 21 three significant experiences happen:  Sunday School begins for children ages 3 through 4th grade and goes from 9:00 – 9:45 am (parents must drop off and pick up their children from the classroom); further details to come this Sunday;  Heard the Word resumes at 9:30 am – an opportunity for adults to reflect on the texts for the day’s worship (there will be coffee available and Sunday School parents will appreciate this reflection conversation;  we will celebrate our Debt Retirement at worship that day with special festivities.  Join in!

The Partnership Committee invites all members of Peace to our Partnership Retreat on Saturday, February 20, at 1:30 p.m. here at Peace. The purpose of this retreat is to provide you with in-depth information about our partnership ministries in Nicaragua and South Africa (including travel reports), and to develop objectives for future projects/activities. If you usually don’t attend our regular meetings, this retreat will be a great opportunity to learn more about our Partnership in a single afternoon. The retreat will conclude with a light meal.

Martha Mantei invites you to:  American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is bringing a new event to our community.

“Depression and Bipolar Awareness, from Diagnosis to Remission.” This educational program features medical experts and a panel of patients and family members talking about their experiences, the benefits of treatment, and recovery. The local Bay Area event will be in Pleasanton at the Pleasanton Library on February 24th. The time is from 6:30 – 8:45 pm.  Please contact Valerie at: vkovacovich@afsp.org to register or for more information.
“We are all connected, so we must treat each other right.”

Blessings, Pr. Steve

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