Pastor’s Weekly Message: 06.01.17

Grace Waves


“The day will come when, after harnessing  the ether, the winds, the tides, and gravitation, we shall harness for God the energies of love.  And, on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, humans will have discovered fire.”  Teilhard de Chardin

We celebrate Pentecost, the Third High Feast Day of the Church Year this Sunday at 10 am.  The Descent of the Spirit and the Birthday of the Church!  We also celebrate the Confirmation of our 10 Confirmands.  What a joyous, creative and fiery occasion this will be.  Invite friends to join you.

¨ Many thanks to all involved in organizing and proving food for Fred’s memorial reception.  In gratitude a donation has been made to the Solar Halos project.  I’m forever grateful.      ~ Marlene

FIRST FRIDAY FILM:  FRI JUN 2  6:30p  Join us for a screening of this award winning film based on the book, Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race.  In the race to space between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War, three black female mathematicians play a key role in launching astronaut John Glenn into outer space, making him the first American to orbit Earth.  Directed by Theodore Melfi, it stars Taraji Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons, Mahershala Ali, Aldis Hodge and Glen Powell. The main spiritual practice this film focuses on is Justice.

Run time 127 min.; rated PG – Parents Strongly Cautioned – Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Popcorn during, discussion after.

Jazz Church West – Delicious!  Gerry Grosz & The Jazz Kitchen

Gerry will do his magic (les  entrees -le plat principal) mainly on the vibes. Mixing in a few bites of very tasty piano- ( la pate) No reservation needed come as you are – hungry for Great Jazz! Bon appetite! 5pm  SUN  Jun 4th

Gerry and his jazz sous chefs will make their spicy jazz menu soar for this  12th Season Finale!   As the season closer-  Le desserts will be served at the reception which follows.   Do not miss this extra special free jazz treat.

 Vacation Bible School 2017:  Jul 24-28!  PEACE youth and teens are invited to partner with St. Timothy’s and Mt. Cross Vacation Bible School, The Water of Life.  This VBS week is a Day Camp 9:00—3:00, staffed by Mt. Cross College and Adult volunteers working with teen CIT’s and youth as young and Pre-k.  A week of fun, song, crafts and learning for the week; campers and staff will bring lunch each day, concluding with a celebration on   Friday 9:00—1:00.  Visit for forms,registration & information.   Contact the office 925.648.7000 for questions/more information.  Register this week to guarantee your t-shirt size!

¨ Slavyanka Chorus: On Sunday, June 11th at 5PM, Slavyanka Chorus will present a concert of rarely heard Russian and Serbian choral music at Peace Lutheran.  The program will include sacred and secular music by two of Russia’s greatest choral composers, Pavel Chesnokov and Sergei Taneyev (often called “the Russian Bach” in his homeland, but almost unknown here) — and a cycle of charming and lively folk songs about simple village life by Serbia’s most beloved composer, Stefan Mokranjac.  Iskra Etno, a wonderfully talented Serbian and Balkan ensemble of eight women singers, will also perform.  Tickets are $17 online at, or $20 at the door — children under 12 admitted free. For more information, please visit the chorus website, or call Paul Andrews, 510-798-7966.

¨ HONKYJune 24th & 25th at Peace: Save the date!!  A pair of sneakers triggers a tragedy…  and a unique conversation about race relations in America.  Honky is an absurd and hilarious take on the language of race and racism.  Political correctness goes out the window as five people, both black and white, muddle through one of the most difficult discussions of our time.  Tickets through Role Players Ensemble