Good News 8.21.08


“Brothers and sisters, I implore you by God’s mercy to offer your very selves to God:  a living sacrifice, dedicated and fit for God’s acceptance, the worship offered by mind and heart. Adapt yourselves no longer to the pattern of this present world, but let your minds be remade and your whole nature thus transformed.  Then you will be able to discern the yearning of God, and to know what is good. acceptable and mature.” ( Paul, Romans 12:1-2)

Upcoming Events at Peace Lutheran

Missing Pieces

A contagiously funny yet delicately moving portrayal of a modern family’s struggle with Alzheimer’s and its impact on families – will play this Sunday, August 24 at 6:00 pm at Peace. This is a staged reading and musical!   Invite friends to join you for this poignant piece.  Free – $10 suggested donation.  Our thanks to Elana O’laskey for producing and promoting this presentation of Missing Pieces throughout the entire East Bay.

Family Camp

Join us at Walker Creek Ranch in Marin, September 13 – 14.  We already have 15-20 people who are planning to be there. Deacon Tim Griesbach gladly invites you participate as well.  Please sign up this Sunday.

Silly Sports Saturday

Pr. Anita is planning a special play date for young children and their parents or grandparents. Join us on Saturday, September 13 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for games, crafts, activities, lunch, and a whole lot of surprises all centered around the theme of sports fun! This is a great opportunity to introduce your children’s friends and their parents to Peace Lutheran so don’t hesitate to extend an invitation to them. There’s no charge but we ask that you register to attend by signing up with Anita on Sundays or emailing [email protected] no later than Tuesday, September 31. This will be a great help! No kids? No problem! If you’re an adult who would like to be a volunteer coach for the day, we need you there too! More information will be coming soon to a Peace Lutheran Sunday morning worship service near you!

(Please note, the date for Silly Sports Saturday has been changed to October 4 to avoid a scheduling conflict with Family Camp Weekend! Email Anita with any questions! Click here to download a PDF of the party.)

‘Show or No Spaghetti Dinner’

Saturday, September 20th at 5:00 PM.  Spaghetti, salad, and garlic bread for those that choose to show, or a free night to do with as you wish for the “no shows.”  $20 per adult, $15 per child.  Contact Raddi El Mogazi after church or by email ([email protected]) to buy your ticket and reserve your place.  Sign up your friends and bring a bottle of your favorite wine.”  Mark your calendars now!!


.And finally, Congratulations to Ken and Kathy Ruff who celebrated their 40th Wedding Anniversary on June 15th.  On July 17th they welcomed their granddaughter, Zelia Peach Ruff, into the world.  She was 9 lbs. 6 oz. at birth. Zelia is the daughter of Kurt & Rachel of Portland, Oregon.  Ken also retired on June 12th. He is spending his new found free time with his grandchildren, going to the driving range, woodworking, and traveling.

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To prove it’s summer time, here is a hilarious piece from Barb Ghinazzi.  You will love this profound collection of wisdom.  Blessings,  Pr. Steve


Pay special attention to the wording and spelling. If you know the Bible even a little you’ll find this hilarious! It comes from a Catholic elementary school test where kids were asked questions about the Old and New Testaments. The following statements about the Bible were written by children. They have not been retouched or corrected.

  • In the first book of the Bible, Guinessis. God got tired of creation the world so he took the sabbath off.
  • Adam and Eve were created from an apple tree. Noah’s wife was Joan of Ark. Noah built and ark and the animals came on in pears.
  • Lot’s wife was a pillar of salt during the day, but a ball of fire during the night.
  • The Jews were a proud people and throughout history they had trouble with unsympathetic genitals.
  • Sampson was a strongman who let himself be led astray by a Jezebel like Delilah.
  • Samson slayed the Philistines with the axe of the apostles.
  • Moses led the Jews to the Red Sea where they made unleavened bread which is bread without any ingredients.
  • The Egyptians were all drowned in the dessert. Afterwards, Moses went up to Mount Cyanide to get the 10 commandments.
  • The first commandments was when Eve told Adam to eat the apple.
  • The seventh commandment is thou shalt not admit adultery.
  • Moses died before he ever reached Canada then Joshua led the Hebrews in the Battle of Geritol.
  • The greatest miracle in the bible is when Joshua told his son to stand still and he obeyed him.
  • David was a Hebrew king who was skilled at playing the liar. He fought the Finkelsteins, a race of people who lived in biblical times.
  • Solomon, one of David’s sons, had 300 wives and 700 porcupines.
  • When Mary heard she was the mother of Jesus she sang the magna carta.
  • When the three wise guys from the East Side arrived they found Jesus in the manager.
  • Jesus was born because Mary had an immaculate contraption.
  • St. John the Blacksmith dumped water on his head.
  • Jesus enunciated the golden rule, which says to do unto others before they do one to you. He also explained a man doth not live by sweat alone.
  • It was a miracle when Jesus rose from the dead and managed to get the tombstone off the entrance.
  • The people who followed the Lord were called the 12 decibels.
  • The Epistles were the wives of the Apostles.
  • One of the opossums was St. Matthew who was also a taximan.
  • St. Paul cavorted to Christianity. He preached holy acrimony which is another name for marriage.
  • Christian have only one spouse. This is called monotony.