Grace Waves/Pastor’s Blog 2.27.2018


For 3,300 years the Exodus story has been the core of Judaism and Christianity and it has inspired numerous Liberation struggles throughout history.  We need to understand and re-imagine the Exodus Story for our time.  This class with Rabbi Dan Goldblatt and our friends from Beth Chaim will connect our personal stories with univeral meaning as it insists the necessity of creating a future as spiritual siblings.  

BEGINNING TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY:  Re-imagining Exodus – A Freedom Story:  The story of Exodus is pivotal in Jewish and Christian communities.  Rabbi Dan Goldblatt and Pastor Steve will teach this class over four Wednesday evenings beginning Feb 28, 7:30p at Peace.  Show up one night, two nights, the entire series…  you’re welcome to any and all of the classes!

Simple Soup Supper at 6:45p, followed by class teaching.  Series continues each Wednesday, 3/7, 3/14, and 3/21 at Peace.  At our final class on 3/21, author Rabbi David Zaslow will be with us!   Purchase your copy of the book today – $10.  The book is important, even if you cannot attend – it is the core of the Lenten experience.

For more insight, an interview with the author, Rabbi David Zaslow:


Peace Dance with Open Floor International Saturday, March 3 from 4 – 6 pm.  Come Sweat your Prayers and move to the joy of music and movement.


Happy Hour for Hunger with the Jazz Church West Sunday, March 4 following the Kristen Strom Quartet performance at 5:00pm, a Fundraiser for the ELCA World Hunger.

Fresh grilled Taco Bar with Craft Beer Tasting, fine wines, and non-alcoholic lemonade and fiesta horchata!

Speaker Sharon Magnuson from our national church office in Chicago will give a brief presentation on the outstanding work our Church has done for decades to alleviate hunger in the US and abroad.  Invite friends to join you in this evening dedicated to superb music and essential support for hungry families.

Please keep in your prayers:  Eric and Julia Nieman who honored Rita at the Memorial gathering this weekend. Don Britt on the death of Linda, Brian, Bob, David, Gun,  Drew, Sue, Dennis, Ed, Danny, Mike, Zach, Michael’s father, Goran, Spoon and Liz, Pastor Lucy, disabled people, and the students, staff, and families who were killed or survived the recent Florida mass shooting.  Condolences to Isaac on the death of Naftali.

Special Thank you to our Mask Making participants for your Sunday Worship presentations!  Kaleo and Elise Ching; Shree, Ariya, and Diya; Christa, Jack and Coreen; Mary LaCasse, and Louis Moehlman.

Did you know??  The Peace Calendar is now fully online?  Any time you want to be ‘in the know’, go to our website!  AND, if you want your event added to the calendar, send an email to [email protected] with ‘Calendar’ in the subject line

Lenten Blessings,

Pr. Steve